Giants saw the creation of the Ice Giants. They were made much like their
brethren. The Ice Giants were made immortal and impervious to magic.
They too sought to conquer the world. However, they found when they
left their frozen homeland at the northern most part of the continent, they
became weaker and were forced to retreat. One is actually introduced
briefly in the the follow-up to Quest for the Red Sapphire called Sapphire
Crucible. They are capable of forming ice javelins instantly from the
humidity in the air and hurling them with deadly accuracy. Over the years
they have become lathargic and obsessed with treasure. They force the
Mandrean Empire to pay them tribute just to leave their lands in peace.
Even with the payment, the frozen beasts will raid Mandrean towns on occation
for sport. Though seemingly trapped in their fridged environment, they
still dream of one day ruling the world and especially of finding a way to
defeat the Laza Giants in the extreme south.