“There are six Giants in Rædwald when they are slain the Gígantmæog (Race of giants) will be no more.”. . . It helped me decide there wouldn’t be an unlimited supply of monsters, and that major monsters, Giants, Dragons, Trolls, would be individuals. It also added a feeling to the setting that I think adds flavour. The monsters in Redwald are dwindling in numbers, hanging on to existence, eking out a life on the borders and in the wild places.
Here’s one of the Eotenas . . .The Thirskman
The Thirskman and his wife were content to live in peace, but when his wife left their homeland hills to swim in the river Deres, near the burg of Thirsk, the Fryd was summoned and out of fear they slew her. Mad with grief the Thirskman has taken up residence at the ford in the river Deres and slays all who seek to cross it. This has crippled trade between the towns of Deresford on the Geatish side of the river and Thirskburg on the Eastlundseax side.
The Thirskman: AC: 6 ; Hit Dice: 8+2; HP: 35 ; Attacks: 1 Boulder (2d6); Special: Hurls boulders ; Move: 12; HDE/XP: 9/1100.The Thirskman hurls boulders from the river at anyone who approaches the ford (max range 200’) and then uses a boulder in melee. He has no riches, but the lords of Thirskburg and Deresford will be grateful to his slayers.