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Cloud giants are a type of highborn giantkin native to the Material Plane.




Cloud giants are denizens of Jovatthon, the Castle of Thunder. This mighty city-state flies invisibly above Tal'Dorei enshrouded in thick stormclouds, tracing a clockwise circular route around the continent, avoiding its cloudless, arid heartland.

As of 812 PD the cloud giants of Jovatthon were ruled by two wedded kings, a City-King in charge of domestic affairs, and a War-King tasked with the defense of Jovatthon against both dragons and other highborn giants. The City-King was a stern, fearsome ruler named Ardokles, while the War-King is a much more charismatic and beloved general named Vasilios.[4]

Named cloud giants[]

  • Ardokles, City-King of Jovatthon.
  • Vasilios, War-King of Jovatthon.
  • Flavia, Queen of Unending Storms[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 154.
  2. See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 153.
  3. 3.0 3.1 See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 150.
  4. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 124-125.
  5. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 40.


  1. Depiction of a cloud giant, by Justin Sweet from D&D Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 154. This page contains unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.