It is not uncommon for a wizard to have a pet. Most are small in size, helpful about the tower or keep the wizard calls home. Tranthar is an unusual wizard in that his familiar is a "Noneck" giant. Nonecks are common about the hills north of Merchant Prince Ports, they are stupid and ugly brutish beasts, but have incredible strength. Tranthar hires out his giant in construction of buildings, dams and just about anything requiring heavy lifting.