Goans are distant cousins to Ogres, some might even dare to call them High-Ogres though this is an insult to both races. Goans are a race of elevated individuals who see themselves as superior to all other races, including the High-Elves, and as perfect children of the Deities.
Goans are a highly civilized race with cultured tastes that have come from years of civilized living. The Goan empire is one of the wealthiest empires in the world, as well as the largest. All Goans, even the of the lowest classes, see themselves as superiors to all other races. This superiority complex is well earned because in many ways they are. What the Goans do lack of is humility.
Goans stand an average height of about 8 feet tall, and near 400 pounds of muscle. At this size however they remain graceful and lithe individuals, with an almost unnatural sprightliness. Goans skin color ranges from a metallic bronze to a gold, with a rare one with silver skin. Their faces are square like that of a dwarves, with rigid jaws and sharp brows. They lack of hair except for a main that ranges from a blonde to a crimson red, giving them a fierce look like their heads were aflame.
The Goan Empire is the largest nation on Asthentic. It stretches from just north east of the White Kingdom, along the south coast of the Mire Sea, all the way to the Mordian Mountains. The Goan Empire is also one of the longest standing nations on Asthentic, formed when the Gods first shaped Avelo with their powers. Its Emperors have been ruling with St. Cuthbert’s Cudgel ever since. Iron Fisted ruler after Iron Fisted ruler. A militant culture resembling Sparta the empire is almost tyrannical in its upholding of the law. However, with such a strict emphasis on law there is little that slips through the cracks and thus The Goan Empire stands strong on its Pedestal of Justice. The Lawful nature of its neighboring White Kingdom allow them to get along peacefully however each holds the other in contempt for the strong arms.
Goan characters posses the following traits
*+4 Str, + 2 Con, +2 Wis, +2 Cha
*Large Size. -1 penalty to Armor Class, -1 penalty on attack rolls, -4 penalty on Hide checks, +4 bonus on grapple checks, lifting and carrying limits double those of medium characters.
*Space/Reach: 10feet/10 feet
*A Goan’s base land speed is 40 feet.
*Racial Hit Dice: a Goan begins with 2 levels of outsider, which provide 2d8 Hit Dice, a base attack bonus of +1, and base saving throw bonuses of Fort +2, Ref +1, Will +1.
*Racial Skills: a Goan’s giant levels give it skill points equal to 5 x (8 + Int modifier, minimum 1). its class skills are Concentration, Diplomacy, Listen, and Spot.
*Racial Feats: a Goan’s giant levels give it 1 feat.
*Proficient with all simple and martial weapons
*Favored Class: Paladin
*Level adjustment +2