Gerti Orelsdottr was a female frost giant who lived in an ice and rock cavern in the Tholvarr region of the Spine of the World called Shining White. She was a prominent member of the Yargray tribe.
Gerti was over 12 feet (3.7 meters) tall and had blue skin. She was attractive, with dark blue eyes and long golden hair. She had a muscular build and wore a silver wolf fur cloak with a brown leather dress, a necklace of wolves teeth, and boots topped with the same silvery fur. Her boots were rumored to be magical and quickened her strides.
She was the sole daughter and heir to Jarl Orel the Grayhand, the frost giant patriarch who united the various families and clans around the Spine of the World to form a unified frost giant populace.
Many of the frost giants clerics of Tholvarr supported Gerti's aims and her vision. Many of the tribes' warriors were distrustful of Auril and sought to stop her by means of their own strength as leaders.
Circa the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR, with her father on his death bed and no more than a figurehead, Gerti was considered most likely candidate to assume power as jarl over the frost giants once Jarl Orel died. In preparation for future plans, Gerti sent two raiding parties under the command of Snorri Eivarrson into the Evermoors, seeking to drive out the local trolls and begin establishing a base from which future raids could be launched. These raiding parties consisted of twenty-seven frost giants, eight winter wolves, six ogres, and her pet dragon. Gerti later established an alliance with the local hill giants, tasking them with hunting for her outposts.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 170–171. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Andy Collins, Bruce R. Cordell (July 2002). Epic Level Handbook. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 294. ISBN 0-7869-2658-9.
- ↑ R.A. Salvatore (July 2003). The Thousand Orcs. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 13–14. ISBN 978-0786929801.
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- ↑ R.A. Salvatore (July 2003). The Thousand Orcs. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 14. ISBN 978-0786929801.
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- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 106–107. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.