Neverwinter: Curse of Icewind Dale is a campaign expansion module for the Neverwinter massive-multiplayer role-playing game. Released in August 2014, the expansion added a new campaign, several new adventure zones, a new epic skirmish along with numerous other updates.

Log in and experience the new Heroic Encounters and open-world PvP combat while working as a mercenary for one of two opposing mercenary groups, the Ten-Towners or the Arcane Brotherhood.
— Excerpt from the Curse of Icewind Dale Live Announcement.[1]

Features[edit | edit source]

Plot[edit | edit source]

In the Year of the Iron Dwarf's Vengeance, 1485 DR, a mysterious substance known as black ice was discovered in Icewind Dale. This substance could be forged into extremely powerful weapons and armor, but drove people into violent, murderous rage after prolonged exposure. Nonetheless, its high value resulted in both the Ten Towns and the Arcane Brotherhood fighting over claims of black ice deposits.

Meanwhile, the undead army of the long-dead wizard Akar Kessel began to rise once more, now empowered by black ice. The substance also drove the local Reghed barbarian and frost giant tribes into a frenzy. Ultimately, it was discovered the Akar Kessel himself had returned as an undead wight and was rebuilding his forces to continue the conquest he had begun before his death. To help counter this threat, Sergeant Knox sent the Heroes of Sleeping Dragon Bridge to recover artifacts of the Neverwinter Nine from a hidden vault beneath Castle Never. With these artifacts, they were able to destroy Akar Kessel once more before he could lay waste to the region.[note 1]

Index[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

The frost giant Biggrin raised as a colossal undead monstrosity

Akar KessellAelred WindsingerAlden LowellAnara the CeruleanAtenas SwiftBael ThrymskaldBaerick HammerstoneBiggrinBeorne SteelstrikeBowen BrantCaptain DunmishEglendarFenton HaleFlint VreeshGrigoi SkrimshanderGurth GrimstalkerJubal OakstaffKinnera FoxwoodLodos BattlehammerNoramos BattleheartNotan IvoryknifeQueen of HammerstoneRolf the RelentlessRory HammerstoneStokely SilverstreamUgus Battlehammer

Classes[edit | edit source]

Paragon path

Creatures[edit | edit source]

bear (polar)fish (knucklehead trout)giant (frost)human (Reghedmen)remorhaztroll (fellice)wightwolf (winter) • yeti
young yeti

Items[edit | edit source]

Auril's tear
black icedeathlock ashholy watermithral

Locations[edit | edit source]

Baerick's IceforgeFrostmound KeepFrozenfar ExpeditionsHook, Line, and Sinker
Galebreak DivideKelvin's CairnShattered Hollow
Dwarven ValleyIcewind DaleIcewind Pass
Daledrop ValeTen Towns (Caer-Konig)
Referenced only
Bryn ShanderCryshal-Tirith

Magic[edit | edit source]

black ice beholdercloak of black iceOghma's token of free movementscroll of break enchantmentslayer ring of the Xvimtactician's bannervanguard's banner

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Arcane BrotherhoodBear TribeClan BattlehammerClan HammerstoneClan IcereaverElk Tribe
Referenced only
Slayer Knights of Xvim

Religion[edit | edit source]


Appendix[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Due to conflicts with the 5th edition adventure modules, not all plot elements of the Neverwinter video game and its expansions are considered canon. This is especially true in instances where the most plot-crucial encounters in both the adventures and expansion modules coincide with one another.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. DwightMC (13/05/2014). Module 3: Curse of Icewind Dale is now Live!. Arc Games. Retrieved on 13/01/2021.

Connections[edit | edit source]

Neverwinter Modules
1: Fury of the Feywild • 2: Shadowmantle • 3: Curse of Icewind Dale • 4: Tyranny of Dragons • 5: Rise of Tiamat • 6: Elemental Evil • 7: Strongholds • 8: Underdark • 9: The Maze Engine • 10: Storm King's Thunder • 11: The Cloaked Ascendancy • 12: Tomb of  Annihilation • 13: Lost City of Omu • 14: Ravenloft • 15: The Heart of Fire • 16: Undermountain • 17: Uprising • 18: Infernal Descent • 19: Avernus • 20: Sharandar
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