sandswimmer

Giant, Sand

Sand giants are disciplined and honorable beings that dwell deep in the desert. These cautious and lawful giants make worthy guides and allies to those lost in their territory.

Standing stand 12 to 14 feet tall, sand giants have broad, squat features and flat faces; females are slightly larger than males. Their skin ranges from rich mahogany to light beige, and their hair tends to be dark brown or black. They favor loose garments in desert colors such as beige or khaki and avoid heavy metal armor. Sand giants are noted for their use of the sand blaster, a unique weapon that sprays stinging sand at enemies.

Unlike most desert natives, sand giants are not nomads, living in large, well-ordered communities carved into the rock of mountains and hills bordering the desert. Their dwellings are neatly ordered and organized, with strong defenses. Each settlement is ruled by a hereditary king or queen, with each member of the community knowing their place in the order of succession.

Although they live far from civilization, sand giants are not isolationist, and are friendly to travelers with good intentions, often hiring their services as guides to those who pay well. Sand giants consider the nomadic desert giants to be honored cousins, and the desert giants are their main source of news and goods from beyond the wastes. Long ago, human sorcerers forced enslaved sand giants to mate with humans, producing the half-giant race; today, sand giants view half-giants with a mixture of pity and revulsion, as the hybrids are a painful reminder of darker times. On Golarion, sand giants can be found in deserts throughout Casmaron, Garund, Tian Xia, and possibly even Sarusan.

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anonymous asked:

How do you cook your Yellow-finned sand-swimmer? I have about 2kgs I just bought from the fish grocer and I was hoping you had a recipe I could use.

First, anon, a word of warning: the yellow-finned sandswimmer can be extremely toxic if prepared improperly.

Although it’s possible to cook your sandswimmer in any number of ways, it’s vitally important that the fish first be buried in sand for three days.

It must be buried on a full moon night, but only one moon can be full. You should bury it at exactly midnight. It can be wrapped in either cloth or plant material, but do not, under any circumstances, use plastic. You must bury it with the tail facing east. Cover it completely with sand, and leave no marker over the place where you’ve buried it.

Leave the fish for three nights, then dig it up at noon on the fourth day. You can now cook it however you please. Most traditional recipes recommend grilling over a charcoal fire. It’s good luck to give the first bite to an outlander.

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{Three Skywalkers, a Solo, three droids, and Chewbacca are sitting around a holoscreen. Anakin looks insufferably smug, and Luke doesn’t look much better. Leia is trying without success to pretend she isn’t amused. Han is shaking his head in admiration.

“You know, kid,” he says to Luke, “you’d be pretty good in a con. I don’t think even I could have said all that with a straight face.”}

twird96  asked:

What sides go best with the yellow-finned sandswimmer? Has Anakin/Luke/Han ever sold anybody information on the best places to catch them?

Well obviously the best place to catch a yellow-finned sandswimmer is in the Dune Sea.

(“That’s why they call it the Dune Sea, you know,” Luke says, nodding sagely to the reporters eating out of his hand. “Because when the rainy season comes, the floodwaters rise and all the sandswimmers come out of hibernation.”)

There are several acceptable options for sides, but by far the best, Anakin says, is Tatooine’s native rice.

(Rice, of course, requires an enormous amount of water and does not in fact grow on Tatooine.)