Could it be that 'The Bigger They Are' or 'The Bigger They Come' quest mod? I know that adds a humongous giant to fight.
Actually, the wiki says that you get a power to summon Karstaag after defeating him, but he becomes hostile after becoming attacked three times. Doesn't say if you have to be the attacker, though.
Nah, never heard of that mod. It wasn't a regular frost giant. I am almost certain that he was named Karstaag, and his ghost appeared after I put his skull on a throne (persumably, "Karstaag's Skull"), upon defeating him I was given a ... power, I believe, to summon him three times. Only months ago.. and in the Forgotten Vale. It's too bad I don't have that save anymore, to know for 100% what the summonable frost giant's name was. Very wierd that whoever made that mod, Bethesda's Karstaag is exactly the same, with the same exact power granted upon defeat. I will be going to the Forgotten Vale shortly, I still have generally the same list of mods.. hopefully I run into the mini-quest again
So he wasn't named from what you remember? Did you return a skull to a throne, and then he appeared? Hmm.. I do remember a frost giant in one of the rooms in the chantry.. this is indeed a regular frost giant, there is no mini-quest involving a skull involved, and you don't receive a summon spell upon defeating him. Unless you are proposing another frost giant linked to a throne/skull in the chantry?
You're talking about the frost giant that carries the http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Ruby_Paragon? He's not named, and doesn't give you a summon power upon defeat. The frost giant connected to a crown/throne, how did you know to put the crown/skull on the throne/altar? Was it a journal book you picked up? I remember reading a journal telling me to put the skull/crown on the throne/altar. I am almost 100% positive that this frost giant was named, because I remember how I was eager to see him face off against dragons. I even recall summoning him in the middle of a bandit camp, because I simply wanted to see what it did. Do all frost giants have that blizzard environmental effect? This one did.
It was a rhetorical question SturmChurro. We are all well aware what frost giants look like, and what their capabilities are. What was being brainstormed, was which mod was possibly responsible for a named frost giant ghost (most likely Karstaag, though I cannot definitively remember.) in the Forgotten Vale, who upon defeat gives you a summon (frost giant name) spell. The mini-quest, which may or may not be unmarked in the journal, involves a skull or crown being returned to a throne or altar, and I remember being directed to this from a journal/note I picked up somewhere. I am only curious about finding out where it comes from, because as I said, it was months ago, before Dragonborn was released. It is curious because the effects of the summon spell were identical to the Karstaag reward in Dragonborn.
Unfortunately, I have just made a clean sweep of the Forgotten Vale with a new character. I could not find anything like what I described. It appears that I no longer have the mod responsible loaded, or that I am insane and this never existed in the first place.
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Finished it, went to all the dungeons and did all the book thingies. Throughoutly enjoyable and took a lot of time. I too started around lvl 6, I cant stand wasting a expatiation pack on a character that is capable of murdering his way through the game without breaking a sweat. I also played as a sword and board character with natural smith skills and no enchanting whatsoever. At the beginning me and my follower Vilja was getting smacked around by Ash spawn, but it got progressively easier as i improved up until the level of 24, although those damn seekers got me a good number of times. A freakishly annoying enemy.