Kigan's report sounds truly terrifying. However, it doesn't tell us much about their nature, history, or behavior. For instance, we know from their own mythology they believe wholeheartedly in an evolutionary connection with giants. Of course, giants believe trogmortem mythologies to be pure crap. According to trogmortem myth and lore, Tal and Tol were the first giants. They are referred to as the houseless ones because they never adopted a name to recognize their line as their children did. Tal grew tired of Tol when she refused to give him any more children. He left their cave and wandered the desert, searching for someone sturdy enough to bear him offspring. After years of searching, he came across a mighty creature that matched his size, the bintoosha. Now it should be noted that bintoosha are beasts occupying the deserts in the land west of the great sea. They are massive, predatory animals that hunt the primitive men of that land. Tal was inspired by the first specimen he found. She had long limbs that looked strong and useful, with claws for tearing. Her face was stretched, mostly made up of jaws full of dagger-like teeth, and her body was covered in scales. Rather than being repulsed by her terrifying appearance, Tal found the strength in her form to be possibly the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. The beast was less fond of Tal, however, and she attacked him. The giant was strong, agile, and adequate with his hands. He proved a great match for her strength. They wrestled for days to a standstill until, finally exhausted, the bintoosha submitted to Tal. The eventual result of the union was Go-Rika, the first trogmortem. Tal would go on to sire many more of the hybrid creatures with several bintoosha. Eventually, their numbers far surpassed those of giants and even rivaled those of men. This, of course, is a belief held solely by the trogmortem. Giants don't believe any of it. They believe the first generation of giants was the first generation begotten by Kallum as an image of physical perfection, an improvement on man.
Whether or not trogmortem myths are accurate descriptions of their history means very little to the fighting men of Havenstahl, save those with a mind toward learning and understanding. What the warriors who will take the battlefield to defend Biggon's Bay and Havenstahl are truly concerned with is how to kill them. Thousands sit poised and ready to attack alongside giants and grongs. Does their incredible size and horrible appearance equate to an irresistible force on the battlefield? That question will remain unanswered until the defenders of the greatest city of men meet these nightmares in combat.