Ettin

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An ettin, H, is a huge humanoid carnivore. They are hard to surprise[1]; they ignore stealth 9 turns out of 10. This is presumably because they have two heads. Despite this, decapitation with Vorpal Blade is still an instant kill.

Generation

They always get a club when created.

Generally, the player will encounter ettin zombies before actual ettins.

Origin

It is common for ettins to have two heads in other games related to Dungeons & Dragons.

Encyclopedia entry

The two-headed giant, or ettin, is a vicious and unpredictable
hunter that stalks by night and eats any meat it can catch.

References


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