While making thumbnails for some videos that still need them, I just realized the giants in Skyrim have pointed ears. They also have that same sort of yellowish skin tone that the Altmer have. Maybe…this is crazy, but…maybe the giants used to be elves who got tangled up in bad magic and couldn’t stop growing? O.o
“ I don’t know what sort of eternal wellspring they draw from, but it’s clear that the Draugr carry only the barest whisper of life in them, and it rekindles nightly while resting in its niche. I now believe that the grotesque forms that we see in the barrow were, in fact, buried fully as men and women, and only over the thousands of years that have passed withered into the wretched things we know. If we had visited a barrow directly after it’s construction, we might not have even known any of its inhabitants were dead! “
- Amongst the Draugr: A Study on the Behavior of Draugr by Bernadette Bandian, College of Winterhold Athenaeum.