Legacy of the Last War
Source: Elemental Evil Players Companion
The race of goliaths originated in Xen’drik but left that continent in large numbers with the rise of giants. Those that remained were enslaved like the elves, but they proved to be poor slaves—they weakened in captivity, failed to reproduce, and died quickly. As a result, few goliaths remain in Xen’drik.
Although they are far-flung, goliaths have never had sufficient population or drive to establish nations or empires. They exist today as they have for centuries, maintaining their traditional ways of life in high mountain ranges on the fringes of civilization.
Most goliaths in Khorvaire live in scattered tribes in the Shadowcrags and the Icehorn Mountains, where they have infrequent contact with the people of the forested lowlands. Some goliaths also dwell in the peaks of the Ironroot and the Hoarfrost mountains of the Mror Holds, where they sometimes interact with dwarves. Goliath tribes are also found in Syrkarn, the Tashana Tundra on the continent of Sarlona, and the mountains of the Frostfell.