House Goliath is one of the six houses whom make their home in the "Hive City" part of Hive Primus, the capital of Necromunda. The Goliath's domains are situated unfavourably in the Hive City, occupying the lowest and harshest areas, close to the Underhive. As a result, most Goliaths are notoriously tough and robust by necessity, and they view everybody else as soft and weak.
The members of the house are often seen as barbaric by everybody else in the Hive, the members of House Escher being the most vocal in this belief. Indeed, many of the Goliath's traditions, like the fighting pits and the Feast of the Fallen do very little to disprove these beliefs, giving the impression of a violent and brutal people inimical to their neighbours and rivals alike.
The Goliaths have a preoccupation with physique, and their style of clothing is often designed to reveal as much of their bulging muscles as possible. This style of dress usually incorporates large amounts of metal chains and bracers. Most Goliaths also wear their hair in a mohawk.
House Goliath operates and owns many of the Necromunda's great foundries and its workers are the masters of the metal and furnace. House Goliath traded the raw materials from the mines of House Orlock. The Goliath House mostly revered the physical strength. House Goliath breeds its workers like prize cattle - to create the toughest, strongest, and most unthinkingly loyal workers of the furnace in the Imperium. They are however, known for being extremely slow, relying on strength alone in battle. Due to the fact that Goliath fighters are not exactly fast on their feet, cunning opponents may attempt to use superior speed to outmanoeuvre them, robbing them of any combat advantage.
Vat-birthed, a Goliath can be freakishly huge, larger than even a Space Marine, other than their lack of speed, they are also known suffer from mental imbalances and extremely short lifespans, all this has resulted in many considering them to be a classifiable strain of Abhuman.
- Chemfall Cleavers
- Furnace Kings
- Irontree Reavers
- Shiv's Crushers
- Slagtown Killers
- Twisted Girders
- Skullshank - Ironlords, Leader
- Grendel - Ironlords, Champion
- 'Splitter' Korg - Ironlords, Champion
- Bonesnapper - Ironlords, Ganger
- Brakk - Ironlords, Ganger
- Drago - Ironlords, Ganger
- Kruger - Ironlords, Ganger
- Nox the Ripper - Ironlords, Ganger
- Rork - Ironlords, Ganger
- Varik - Ironlords, Ganger
A picture of a Goliath Leader from the cover art from original 1995 Necromunda Rulebook
- 1: Necromunda Rulebook, by Rick Priestley, pg. 63
- 2: Necromunda Facebook Page
- 3: Necromunda cite, 2017 (last accessed 6 January 2018)
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