She asks the heroes a few things: Avarice offers to pay the group handsomely for information. Auril is here, and again, not at full power, she’s been weakened for narrative reasons, but she pops back at full strength next Winter solstice. They could have pursued it, but they figured it could be dealt with later. New Encounters, More Details. They were all wizards, I'm sure. Heard anything about a lost city?" DMs who have been playing for 30 years make mistakes every single time they run a game. Their leader, Queen Bjornhild, worships the Frostmaiden, and her tribe will actually try to kill the heroes when they go to open the glacier (see pg 215). The windswept, fog-covered, frozen island is shaped like a snowflake, with a ruined dock located on the southeast arm. Evil Winter Fey, Ice Elementals. The dragon bones they seek are right there at the entrance, where chwingas lurk, ready to be a nuisance. A human blacksmith based in Bryn Shander Garrett. There is apparently an elven tomb near Lonelywood. Their Speaker has been killed (see pg 72). The journey to and from Auril's island has been overhauled with encounters ranging from Averiaturace extorting the crew of the Ravenous to vision-guided Elk tribe nomads! Auril the Frostmaiden. If you want, just use some of the new monsters and magic items and make your own adventure, it doesn't matter. 13 posts • Page 1 of 1. (pg 53) Dougan's Hole: There is a good chance that Dougan's Hole is doomed in chapter 5. If the group goes to the Shrine of the Flaming Sword (pg73), a lone citizen is mourning the loss of Speaker Kendrick Rielsbarrow, lighting candles. How Ythryn Fell: The group will learn how the floating city of Ythryn fell in the first place. Each has been touched by the crystal, and later on, they'll all be hearing the deep speech beacon that will draw them to the rashed nautiloid. This is the first of some new things I"m going to start posting. Return to Bryn Shander: Vellynne has fallen ill, but will want to hear all about Angajuk. Journey from Bryn Shander to Bremen: 2 hours to targos, 2 more to Bryn Shander.Bremen: I'd like to change up Yselm's Way (pg 137) and replace Yselm Bloodfang with Avarice. Domain. Afraid that the other gods are trying to destroy her, Auril the Frostmaiden, the divine embodiment of winter's fury, has withdrawn to this cold corner of the world to live among mortals. Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden . Let's put the remains of some duergar in room Q6. They tried to invade this place and steal the chardalyn, but were found and killed by the nigh-invincible berserkers. Rime of the Frostmaiden mentions only a few followers of Auril: Sephek Kaltro; Bjornhild Solvigsdottir; Ravisin the frost druid; Nymetra Myskyn; Yselm Bloodfang the frost druid; Chardalyn Berserkers; That’s it! (pg 94) Termalaine: Have the group meet an NPC in The Blue Clam - an old adventurer haunted by a mistake she made long ago. Trappers, … Hopefully this will help you see how you can take the "tools" this adventure provides you to create your vision of how this story unfolds.Just a Plan: Please keep in mind that players always do things that you don't expect, so it is very likely they will veer "off course." What we actually get is a lot less of a singular campaign and more of a setting soup harkening back to the Curse of Strahd adventure path but done here infinitely better. Auril's history in the Forgotten Realms is long, but the most pertinent information for those playing Rime of the Frostmaiden is her relationship with Talos, Umberlee and Malar. How useful is the book as a general setting product? The group can't help but notice that  Vellynne's tremors have gotten worse. Slayer (DMG), animal fang or large molar. The Journey: The group can take the road to Termalaine, takes 4 hours. I'll list the scenarios I want to use and the things that happen along the way. WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the latest Dungeons & Dragons book, Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, available now from Wizards of the Coast. The Dragon: When the group arrives at Angjuk's bell, Arveiaturace is there eating some fishers. In this frozen tundra, darkness and bitter cold reign as king and queen. We don't have much, but we've got everything we'll ever need. Pantheistic morals. Encounter: While crossing the frozen river on the way to Targos, have the group stumble on a battle. Something bad is going to happen here, so I'm getting the hell out, and so should you. Sep 16, 2020 . Probably more towns, too. It is entirely possible that this place could lead to a lost city of fabulous riches. This is the hook to Mountain Climb, one of my favorite chapter 1 adventures. Instead, because she's a deity, Auril can resurrect on the next winter solstice so long as she has worshippers. There's just too much going on for anyone to manage without slowing the game to a crawl. Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Dice and Mis... Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Promotional ... Go inside Sunblight and deal with the duergar. Both of these adventures involve a quest where the heroes need to travel to other towns searching for something. Give the group the chance to do something. She is sort of, pretty much, the big bad guy of this whole book. The NPC says, "I'm sure you're aware that sled dogs spend as much time resting as they do pulling sleds! (pg 68) The Chardalyn Caper: Once the group has rested, the duergar steal the chardalyn from the town hall. (pg 116) Black Cabin: This one is pretty wild. Ice Troll: Let's have an ice troll attack during the journey. Mission accomplished! She killed a polar bear, but knocked it into a cave and she can't reach it. This adventure in particular has a few insane outcomes at the end. 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