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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden is a 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure that takes place in Icewind Dale. It is designed for 1st- to 12th-level characters.

Feel the cold touch of death in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

In Icewind Dale, adventure is a dish best served cold.

Beneath the unyielding night sky, you stand before a towering glacier and recite an ancient rhyme, causing a crack to form in the great wall of ice. Beyond this yawning fissure, the Caves of Hunger await. And past this icy dungeon is a secret so old and terrifying that few dare speak of it. The mad wizards of the Arcane Brotherhood long to possess that which the god of winter’s wrath has so coldly preserved—as do you! What fantastic secrets and treasures are entombed in the sunless heart of the glacier, and what will their discovery mean for the denizens of Icewind Dale? Can you save Ten-Towns from the Frostmaiden's everlasting night?

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden is a tale of dark terror that revisits the forlorn, flickering candlelights of civilization known as Ten-Towns and sheds light on the many bone-chilling locations that surround these frontier settlements.


The campaign has two entry points — the first set at level one in the Ten-Towns region and the second set at levels four to six with a focus on transitioning from elsewhere in Faerûn to Icewind Dale. The story has multiple potential endings, both good and bad, based on the choices the players make throughout the adventure.


After the Second Sundering, the deity Auril the Frostmaiden returns to Icewind Dale to plunge it into darkness and everlasting winter.


  • Welcome to the Far North
  • Chapter 1: Ten-Towns
  • Chapter 2: Icewind Dale
  • Chapter 3: Sunblight
  • Chapter 4: Destruction's Light
  • Chapter 5: Auril's-Abode
  • Chapter 6: Caves of Hunger
  • Chapter 7: Doom of Ythryn
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix A: Icewind Dale Trinkets
  • Appendix B: Character Secrets
  • Appendix C: Creatures
  • Appendix D: Magic
  • Appendix E: Rime of the Frostmaiden
  • Afterword


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AngajukArveiaturaceAurilAvariceHengar AesnvaardArn AkannathiLanthis AlderduskHethyl ArkorranImdra ArlaggathBartabanBrojkGrynsk BerylboreYselm BloodfangVlax BrawnanvilChyzkaCold CroneMaud ChiselboneDuhgDzaanYilsebek DalambraFinn DejarrSilja DejarrEdgra DurmootElvaElzaJarund ElkhardtFriendJarthra FarzasshShandar FrothGahgGaragaiGargleGarnGurgleVaelish GantDannika GraysteelHildaHolgiHrunaGünvald HalraggsonVellynne HarpellIriskree HarrowhillNimsy HuddleIriolarthasIskraIzobaiTorrga IceveinKadrothKananKlaskaKoranKoruxKrintaasSephek KaltroCopper KnobberknockerEglendar KorrIsarr KronenstromNass LantomirMacreadusMereMishannMjenirOarus MasthewNaerth MaxildanarrFef MorynCora MulphoonHuarwar MulphoonGrandolpha MuzgardtNymetra MyskynNorsuElprekt NorbravMylbara NorbravOl'BiteyOssylOyaminartokProsperonVorryn Q'uuolRavisinReggaryarvaKendrick RielsbarrowRinaldoRoarkRuvikDassir RavenscarScramsaxScrivenscryScythonSkelmSkornSnorpSöpoStornKarou SalafanDorbulgruf ShalescarDuvessa ShaneTam SharfAllie ShorardCori ShorardCrannoc SieverDredavex SinfizBjornhild SolvigsdottirMarkham SouthwellAlassar SulmanderDurth SunblightNildar SunblightXardorok SunblightFel SuparraAtenas SwiftTaliTekeli-liThoobToucheTrovusPrudence TarkwoldKapanuk ThuunlakalagaOgolai ThuunlakalagaHlin TrollbaneUrthhildOlivessa UntapoorGarret VelrynAerix VokotothWhite LadyDanneth WaylenXerophonDanae XotalYajathYogoborZilboZublorr
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Akar KesselBeldoraBig KnuckDeGrootzDrizzt Do'UrdenDougan DubraceErrtuArtin GlanhigKintyre • The MaverickDagult NeveremberOobokRegisThruunVokarr


abominable yetiarcanalotharctic foxaxe beakbear (cave, polar) • beebrain in a jarbulettecat (crag) • chardalyn berserkerchardalyn dragonchwingacoldlight walkercrawling clawdemilichdevil (arch) • dogdragonborndwarf (duergar, shield) • elf (drow) • flindflying snakefoxfrost druidfrost giant (skeleton) • frost salamandergargoyleghostgnoll (fang of Yeenoghu) • gnome (rockceremorphsquidling) • goatgoblingoliathhag (lake) • half-elfhalfling (stronghearthareharpyhawkhorsehuman (Calishite, Chultan, Netherese, Reghed) • ice mephitice trollkiller whaleknucklehead troutkobold (Icewind) • magen (demos, galvan, hypnos) • mimicmind flayermoosemountain goatnight hagogreogre zombieorcorogowlbear (snowy) • plesiosauruspoltergeistratravenreindeerremorhazrocsealsheep slaad (green) • snow goblinsnow golemtarrasquetieflingtomb tappervampireverbeegwalrus (giant) • water weirdwerebearwhale (sperm) • white dragonwightwill-o'-wispwoolly mammoth • wooly rhinoceroswolf (dire, winter) • yeti (tyke) • zombie
NPC Classes
acolytebanditbandit captaincommonerguardscoutspyveteran
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balorbearded devilChondathandinosaurdoppelgangergold dwarfhalf-ogreinvisible stalkermoon elfmulemyconidred dragonred slaadsealspectersun elfwild elfwood elfwyvern


-343 DR1489 DREverlasting Rime
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scale mailshield
Lost in Lavender OrbsThe Codicil of WhiteThe Incantations of Iriolarthas
Food and Drink
alehoneyhoney winemeadpeppersalt
bloodstonemoss agatepearl
navigator's toolswoodcarver's tools
alchemist's firecharcoalchardalyncoppergoldgraniteironsilversteelthrym
Vessels, Named
Bunch o' KnuckleheadsBurly RamDark DuchessFallen StarId AscendantPronged Goat
arrowbattleaxecrossbowdaggergreataxehandaxeice pickjavelinlongbowlongswordshortswordwarpick
blanketboatcramponsdogsledfishing tackleflagquiverrationropescrimshawsnowshoeswhale oilwool


CommonDeep SpeechDwarvishElvishGiantInfernalOrcish


Bodies of Water
Lac DinneshereMaer DualdonRedwatersSea of Moving IceShaengarne River
Buildings & Sites
Angajuk's BellBlack Cabin • The CaerCaer-Konig (castle)Council HallGrimskalleHouse of the MorninglordJarlmootKarkolohkLost Spire of NetherilRevel's EndShrine of the Flaming SwordSunblightTown Hall (Easthaven)Twenty Stones of Thruun
Inns & Taverns
Black-Bearded BrotherBuried TreasuresDinev's RestEven KeelGrumpy MooseHook, Line, and Sinker • The Luskan Arms • The Northern LightNorthlookRiver's MouthStonesUphill Climb • The Wet Trout • The White Lady Inn
Kelvin's CairnSpine of the World
Icewind DaleFar North
Skytower ShelterTen Towns (BremenBryn ShanderCaer-DinevalCaer-KonigDougan's HoleEasthavenGood MeadLonelywoodTargosTermalaine) • Wyrmdoom CragYthryn
Blackiron BladesFrozenfar Expeditions
Cackling ChasmCaves of HungerCave of the BerserkersDwarven ValleyLonelywood ForestReghed Glacier
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Baldur's GateCape VelenChultCormyrDelzounFaerûnHosttower of the ArcaneLower PlanesLuskanMirabarMoonseaMount HotenowNetherilNeverwinterNine HellsOstoriaStygiaSword CoastUnderdarkUpper PlanesVilhon ReachWaterdeep


boots of the winterlands
abracadabrusbag of trickscauldron of plentyhook of fisher's delightlantern of trackingmythallarpearl of powerprofessor orbpsi crystalthermal cubeYthryn mythallar
Living Spells
Living Bigby's HandLiving Blade of DisasterLiving Demiplane
potion of animal friendshippotion of healing
scroll of tarrasque summoningscroll of the cometspell scroll
alarmanimal friendshipanimate deadanimate objectsarcane eyearcane lockawakenbanishmentbestow curseBigby's handblade of disasterblightblurclairvoyancecloudkillconfusionconjure elementalcontinual flamecounterspellcreate magencreate undeaddemiplanedetect magicdimension doordisguise selfdisintegratedispel magicdominate monsterdominate personEvard's black tentaclesfinger of deathfireballfrost fingersglobe of invulnerabilityglyph of wardinggreater restorationhallucinatory terrainidentifyillusory scriptinvisibilityknocklevitatemagic missilemajor imageMelf's acid arrowmind blankmirror imagemisleadmisty stepmove earthOtto's irresistible dancephantasmal forcephantasmal killerplanar bindingpower word, killpower word, stunprismatic sprayRary's telepathic bondscryingseemingshieldsilent imageslowTasha's hideous laughtertelekinesisteleportthunderwave
staff of frostwand of the war mage
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charm personCrenshinibondetect evil and goodmessagereincarnateremove cursepotion of resistancestone shapesuggestionwish


goatballThree-Dragon Ante
Plants & Fungi
brown moldlichen


AkannathiArcane BrotherhoodClan BattlehammerClan BrawnanvilClan MuzgardtClan TrollbaneCouncil of SpeakersDinevKnights of the Black SwordRed Wizards of ThayTribe of the BearTribe of the ElkTribe of the TigerTribe of the WolfTorg'sZhentarim
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Alagondar familyDinev familyHarpers


AmaunatorDeep DuerraLathanderLevistusSilvanusTempus
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  • Story Creator & Lead Writer: Christopher Perkins
  • Writing Team: Stacey Allan, Bill Benham, H.H. Carlan, Celeste Conowitch, Dan Dillon, Will Doyle, Mikayla Ebel, Anne Gregersen, Chad Quandt, Morrigan Robbins, Ashley Warren
  • Rules Development: Jeremy Crawford, Dan Dillon, Ben Petrisor, Taymoor Rehman
  • Worldbuilding: John Francis Daley, Crystal Frasier, Jonathan Goldstein, Ed Greenwood, Amanda Hamon, Adam Lee, Ari Levitch, Mike Mearls, Christopher Perkins, Jessica Price, R.A. Salvatore, Kate Welch, Shawn Wood
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  1. The adventure takes place in the winter of 1489 DR or later. According to the writers, the date is unimportant, so the adventure can technically take place later.


  1. Christopher Perkins (September 2020). Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 5. ISBN 978-0786966981.