Like other giants, hill giants can appear in groups, and may be generated with a small assortment of gems, along with a chance of receiving a boulder. They may also be generated in throne rooms, becoming eligible as early as dungeon level 13.
Though usually considered the weakest of the giants, the stone giant's low natural AC can make them troublesome to dispatch, especially if they have attack wands on hand. However, they completely lack monster magic resistance and are also the slowest among giants, which makes them easier to handle, especially with wands and spells.
Giants have always walked the earth, though they are rare in
these times. They range in size from little over nine feet
to a towering twenty feet or more. The larger ones use huge
boulders as weapons, hurling them over large distances. All
types of giants share a love for men - roasted, boiled, or
fried. Their table manners are legendary.