Ettin, from Ultima I manual
First appearance: Ultima I
Last appearance: Ultima V

Huge, two-headed abominations, whose life goal is to plunder, murder and enjoy their treasure. Ettins are large and primitive brutes, fond of throwing boulders at their victims. However, should they be overcome, a good deal of loot awaits the worthy adventurer.

Ettins at first inhabited only the dungeons of Sosaria, but could later be found in the forests and mountains of Britannia. Their simple-minded nature allowed them to be manipulated by greater creatures such as gazers, daemons, balrons, and zorn. They may be distantly related to other giants.



Travellers in the forests of our land have oft been fooled into thinking they have drawn near a group of fellow explorers when they encounter an Ettin, for these two-headed monstrosities have been known to carry on heated discussions with themselves. An Ettin invariably abandons its dialogue when it hath the chance to attach an adventurer.

- from The First Age of Darkness (Ultima I)

These evil two-headed aberrations of nature can cast huge boulders down upon thy party, causing immense damage. It is best to try to kill them with long-range weapons and spells. A large clan of Ettins is said to live along the Serpent's Spine.

- from The History of Britannia (Ultima IV)

Strange two-headed creatures, ettins hurl large boulders with enough strength to do considerable damage. Though not magical, they are quite hardy and often carry a good many interesting belongings.

- from Book of Lore (Ultima V)


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