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Frostconcept

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Summon

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  • Npc atronachfrost breathe lp
Summoner

Jötunn are giant constructs of ice animated by Gaiaku Uchiha via his application of Yin–Yang Release. Usually twice the height of an average human being, easily reaching up to 8 meters, and extremely resilient, they are not to be taken lightly in any situation. In spite of their bulwark appearance, they are considerably agile. They can however, integrate surrounding terrain, if of the arctic variety in order to increase their own size.

The Jötunn have two primary melee attacks: one consists of a jabbing attack that the atronach does with it's right arm and a clubbing attack that it does with its left. The stab has longer range but the club deals more damage. When facing multiple enemies, they may furiously smash the ground, generating powerful shockwaves capable of staggering those who surround it. This move is however, slow and relatively easy to dodge compared to its" Ice Stab" attack which is much faster and has a surprisingly long range. Constantly surrounded by a cloak of frost, those who draw too close to the Jötunn will be gradually induced with frostbite, of which not only saps their health, but also reduces their neural synapses. It is capable of regenerating itself through absorbing nearby frost, and may explode into an icy storm at will, flash-freezing everything surrounding it.

Influence

In Old Norse, the beings were called jǫtnar (singular jǫtunn, the regular reflex of the stem jǫtun- and the nominative singular ending -r), or risar (singular risi), in particular bergrisar ('mountain-risar'), or þursar (singular þurs), in particular hrímþursar ('rime-thurs'). Giantesses could also be known as gýgjar (singular gýgr) or íviðjur (singular íviðja). Jǫtunn (Proto-Germanic *etunaz) might have the same root as "eat" (Proto-Germanic *etan) and accordingly had the original meaning of "glutton" or "man-eater", possibly in the sense of personifying chaos, the destructive forces of nature. Following the same logic, þurs might be derivative of "thirst" or "blood-thirst." Risi is probably akin to "rise," and so means "towering person" (akin to German Riese, Dutch reus, archaic Swedish rese, giant). The word "jotun" survives in modern Norwegian as giant (though more commonly called trolls), and has evolved into jätte and jætte in modern Swedish and Danish, while in Faroese they are called jatnir [jaʰtnɪɹ]/[jaʰknɪɹ] (Singular: jøtun [jøːtʊn]). In modern Icelandic jötunn has kept its original meaning. In Old English, the cognate to jötunn is eoten, whence modern English ettin. The Elder Futhark rune ᚦ, called Thurs (from Proto-Germanic *Þurisaz), later evolved into the letter Þ. In Scandinavian folklore, the Norwegian name tusse for a kind of troll or nisse, derives from Old Norse Þurs. Old English also has the cognate þyrs of the same meaning.

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