The Sea of Moving Ice, also referred to as the Floating Land by the Reghedmen barbarians, was a collection of icebergs and frost-covered isles that floated in the waters of northwest Faerûn.[2][5]

Geography[edit | edit source]

The Sea of Moving Ice was located west of Icewind Dale and northwest of the Cold Run.[1][2]

Geographical Features[edit | edit source]

Almost completely uncharted, the ice masses set wide enough apart for a ship to pass. The ice of the sea changed so that all but the most experienced seafarers could be caught off guard. Proof of such are a collection of ancient ice-locked ships.[3][4]

Notable Locations[edit | edit source]

Landmarks
Settlements
  • Karffbadh, since Encased in ice, this frost giant settlement was once one of the four great cities of the Jhothûn empire.[10]
  • Revel's End, the Lords' Alliance prison used to house the most heinous of criminals, along with those that proved to be the most dangerous of threats.[11]
  • Svardborg, another giant settlement that was reclaimed after being hidden away among icebergs.[12]

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

Along with seals, walruses and polar bears, the Sea of Moving Ice was also home to other dangers. Lairs of ice trolls could be found in errant shipwrecks, and white dragons often made home within larger icebergs.[3][4]

Few humans made their home among the icy bergs. Among the few that did were the nomadic Ice Hunter tribes,[2][13] and whalers who dwelled upon the sea's icy shores.[14]

History[edit | edit source]

In the Year of Chilled Marrow, −343 DR, the arcanists of Ythryn found a mysterious stone spindle that beneath the seam, an artifact that dated back to the ancient kingdom of Ostoria.[15]

The Waterdhavian whale hunter Jendren Uruth made regular excursions into the sea in search of ambergris during the late 1480s DR.[16]

Rumors & Legends[edit | edit source]

A portal in the Sea of Moving Ice led to the High Ice in north Faerûn. It was protected by the orc druid Thurghom.[17]

While the majority of the Reghedmen tribes believed the bergs of the "Floating Land" to be forbidden, the Tribe of the Seal once attempted to settle its isles.[4]

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 74. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 106. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 slade, et al. (April 1996). “The Wilderness”. In James Butler ed. The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (TSR, Inc.), p. 43. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 R.A. Salvatore, Jeffrey Ludwig, Matthew Sernett, James Wyatt (November 19, 2013). “Campaign Book”. Legacy of the Crystal Shard (Wizards of the Coast), p. 58. ISBN 978-0-7869-6464-2.
  5. Christopher Perkins (September 2020). Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 197. ISBN 978-0786966981.
  6. Christopher Perkins (September 2020). Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 114. ISBN 978-0786966981.
  7. R.A. Salvatore, Jeffrey Ludwig, Matthew Sernett, James Wyatt (November 19, 2013). “Campaign Book”. Legacy of the Crystal Shard (Wizards of the Coast), p. 55. ISBN 978-0-7869-6464-2.
  8. Christopher Perkins (September 2020). Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 127. ISBN 978-0786966981.
  9. Christopher Perkins (September 2020). Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 198. ISBN 978-0786966981.
  10. James Wyatt (2002-06-19). Portals of the Frozen Wastes: Jhothûn”. Perilous Gateways. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2004-02-16. Retrieved on 2015-10-18.
  11. Christopher Perkins (September 2020). Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 978-0786966981.
  12. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 156. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  13. Christopher Perkins (September 2020). Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 101. ISBN 978-0786966981.
  14. Christopher Perkins (September 2020). Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 19. ISBN 978-0786966981.
  15. Christopher Perkins (September 2020). Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 231. ISBN 978-0786966981.
  16. Christopher Perkins (September 2020). Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 115. ISBN 978-0786966981.
  17. James Wyatt (2002-06-05). Portals of the Frozen Wastes: The Sea of Moving Ice”. Perilous Gateways. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2004-02-16. Retrieved on 2015-10-18.
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