|Affiliation||Guild of Free Adventurers|
Graphics Main Hall
The Friendly Giant is a combat trainer found in the practice yard where he helps adventurers improve their fighting skills while burdened by heavy armor.
Function within the Guild
The giant can be paid 1000 gold, where upon he'll take a swing at adventurers with his club. If the adventurer manages to dodge the blow despite wearing their armor, their quickness and ability to fight effectively while armored will increase, possibly by several degrees. If, however, the giant scores a hit, the adventurer will learn nothing and has wasted their money. This is likely why the giant, like other merchants residing outside the Main Hall, is said not to have the guild's seal of approval and adventurers deal with him at their own risk.
From the way he speaks, The friendly giant seems not to be particularly clever (a general characteristic of most giants); however, the Eamon Deluxe manual indicates that he has made quite a shrewd business move. Not only does he avoid the fate of most giants on Eamon, that of having adventurers steal his treasures, but also he gets paid to hit adventurers with his club, something he apparently finds quite satisfying!
The Friendly Giant first appeared in Rick Volberding's Graphics Main Hall and was ported to Eamon Deluxe along with the other vendors from the village. His personality was expanded in the Eamon Deluxe manual by Luke Hewitt and Frank Black in an effort to give the newer characters in Eamon Deluxe the same sort of background as those from the original Eamon.