Jhothûn was the capital of the ancient Jhothûn Empire of giants.[1]


Jhothûn was once an impressive city full of towers of crystal.[1]


The city was located somewhere in the Endless Ice Sea, built within a valley carved from the solid ice.[1]


The city was ruled by the emperor of Jhothûn with the assistance of the princes of Jhothûn, who were each qorrashi advisers.[1]


The city of Jhothûn flourished as the capital of its empire long before the first kingdoms of elves.[1][note 1]


The city was once populated by the ancestors of the frost giants, who, with the help of the qorrash, developed great magics, even shaping the weather to remain cold to their liking.[1]

By 1372 DR, the only inhabitant of the once great city was the last remaining Prince of Jhothûn.[1]

Notable LocationsEdit

The royal palace of the Emperors was the only building to last into the fourteenth century DR. Within the palace, which was guarded by the last Prince of Jhothûn, were three portals, one to each of the three seats of the satrapies of the empire—Karffbadh, Choshein, and Gharreil. For a great multitude of centuries after the fall of the empire, the qorrash princes recruited guardians for the magical portals to protect the history and treasures remaining within the palace and hoping for the return of a royal descendant to restore the empire.[1]

The palace was filled with great riches and artifacts of both history and magic—mostly giant-sized ones that did not resize to fit smaller users.




  1. It is suspected that Jhothûn was itself a part of the empire of Ostoria, but this is never directly stated.

External linksEdit


The maps of the royal palace of Jhothûn, shown above, were originally released on between April 5th and April 26th, 2001, as general-purpose palace maps for the "Map-A-Week" feature on the Wizards of the Coast website.


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