NaMoDesMo8 Heartless Jotunn

In the dawn days, the Jotunn wandered the middle lands, making great sport and generally disrupting the lives of the Men of those days. In the dawn days, the gods wandered the middle lands, making great sport and generally disrupting the lives of the Men of those days. The difference was that the Jotunn were more likely to eat your daughter while the Gods were more likely to give you a grandson. Of course, neither of these roles were set in stone, and the Aesir and Vanir were not always comfortable guests. Though all have left the middle lands for now, their descendents still walk the world. Though their ancestors were larger and much more skilled in crafts and magics, the modern Jotunn are still clever and fearsome. In the dawn days, the Jotunn could wear the mountains around their shoulders as armor against the hammer of their foes, such later children of the Giants as still inhabit the land have lost that crafting. But still, they yet have some skill. One crafting that is very popular amongst the degenerate Jotunn is the removal of their hearts. The origin of the magics that allow the removal of a Jotunn’s heart are clouded in history, but their effect is clear. A Jotunn who masters this crafting is able to remove his heart and store it in a secure distant location. His life dwells within that heart, and though he grows distant from the joys of living, so long as his heart remains safe. he can not be slain.

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