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Storm King's Thunder is a 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure set in the Savage Frontier region of the Forgotten Realms. It takes four to six characters from levels 1–5 up through level 10.[1]

To Fight Giants, You Must Be Giant

Ages ago, giants and dragons waged war across the Savage Frontier. These battles are long forgotten by the human civilizations of today, but ancient relics remain. And now, the land shudders once more with the thunder of giant footsteps.

Hill giants raid farms for food and livestock, as stone giants lay waste to settlements in their path. Frost giants plunder coastal towns, as fire giants gather slaves. Cloud giant castles drift across the sky, casting ominous shadows on the cities of the North. But no threat compares to the wrath of the storm giants, who stand betrayed.

Puny adventurers must rise to the challenge, gather their strength, unlock the power of ancient runes, and take the fight to the giants' doorsteps. Only then can they discover a hidden evil fomenting a war between giants and small folk. Only then can they forge an alliance to end the war before it begins.

A Dungeons & Dragons® adventure for characters of levels 1–10. For use with the fifth edition Player's Handbook®, Monster Manual®, and Dungeon Master's Guide®.

Chronology[edit | edit source]

This adventure takes place after the events described in Hoard of the Dragon Queen and The Rise of Tiamat, but does not directly depend on them.[2] It is not set in a particular year, but is assumed to be after the Year of the Iron Dwarf's Vengeance, 1485 DR, and the orc conflict known as the War of the Silver Marches.[3]

Contents[edit | edit source]

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: A Great Upheaval
  • Chapter 2: Rumblings
  • Chapter 3: The Savage Frontier
  • Chapter 4: The Chosen Path
  • Chapter 5: Den of the Hill Giants
  • Chapter 6: Canyon of the Stone Giants
  • Chapter 7: Berg of the Frost Giants
  • Chapter 8: Forge of the Fire Giants
  • Chapter 9: Castle of the Cloud Giants
  • Chapter 10: Hold of the Storm Giants
  • Chapter 11: Caught in the Tentacles
  • Appendix A: Linked Adventures
  • Appendix B: Magic Items
  • Appendix C: Creatures
  • Appendix D: Special NPCs
  • Figures
  • Maps

Index[edit | edit source]

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Characters[edit | edit source]

AlastrahAlbie GrizlowAmrath MulnobarAnaxasterArik StillmarshArauthatorArleosa StarhengeArveiaturaceArzastraAugrek BrighthelmAvgar Filroy • Sir Baric NylefBartonBeldoraBog LuckBoldor SteelshieldBraxowBrimskardaBruenor BattlehammerChalaska MuruinChezzaranCinderhildClaugiyliamatar (Old Gnawbone)CogCressaroCross WheelerCryovainDarathra ShendrelDarz HelgarDasharra KeldabarDauner IlzimmerDaviana YalrannisDelf DereldarDellvon LudwigDelsephineDraac XorlarrinDraevyn ThornboltDrashkDraven MillovyrDrufiDuvessa ShaneEigeronElister NogginsElzaErylFelgolosFenris AghatonnFlewen AldharkFrannisFylo NelgornGarnGhawrwin UmbrylGhelryn FoehammerGuhGundahellaGwert BrighthelmHalric BonesnapperHarriet UldinathHarshnagHarthos ZymorvenHekatonHellenhildHeltzer DuncaskHerivin DardragonHorix ZoarHrukHyuth KolstaagIldmaneIsendraugIymrithJanna MerivoldJaralJarlaxle BaenreJorok NarmKaaltarKaelen SarssirKaltivarKayalithicaKella DarkhopeKerrilla GemstarKhaspere DrylundKlauthKoggin HardcheeseKolbazKrowen ValharrowKrulkKythora Shen • Sir Lanniver StraylLavenciaLeera MerivoldLeshonna DaarLifferlasMaegeraMarkham SouthwellMethrammar AerasuméMiros XelbrinMirranMoogMorak Ur'grayMorinnMorwen DaggerfordMularaMyles HeldruinMyrtleNaeremosNalaskur ThaelondNarbek HornNarth TezrinNaxene DrathkalaNelkin "the Snail" DannikerNemythNespril MenkNestra RuthiolNimboloNimirNirvaNymOboth ThornsteelOgden FlamebeardOkssortOlgrave RedaxeOren YogilvyOrlektoOrokOssul HaarnOthovirPencheskaPentavasta DuncaskPow MingQerriaQuinn NardroszRendarilRevil SlombarrRoderik HilltoppleRoolSandyse ThunderquillSansuriScramsaxScreecherSelin RamurSerissaShaldoorShardaShalvus MartholioShardaShaxan KazraatSilvarren LoomshankSirac of Suzail • SilixiaSlarkrethelSorelisa ZandraStolvorStorvaldTaal XorlarrinTamalin ZoarTarthaTaska SonadoraTauTazlan RilzeerTelbor ZazrekThestryl MellardinTholtz DaggerdarkThora TamlarrinThullenThwip IronbottomTithmelTolmara HysstrynTugTurlangTylandar RoaringhornUrgala MeltimerUrlam StockspoolUthorVaalVaashaVaeril RhuidhenValken NaspeerVatrice StormwrightVok DorrgWiri FleagolWormblodWorvil "the Weevil" ForkbeardWynn CrommXolkin AlassandarYondral HornZaastridZaltemberZaltoZara DalkorZazspar BronzefireZelraun RoaringhornZephyrosZi LiangZindra WinterbowZirazylymZoranda HellerZorkh
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AerglasAlaestra UlgarAmrath MulnobarAnnam All-FatherArilosa AdarbrentArn WiddensArnzan VashkArrowArthus CavilosArtus CimberAsmodeusAurilBjornhild SolvigsdottirBlackstaffBoorvald OrcbaneBrommCauldar MarskylChaunteaChazlauth YarghornCorellon LarethianDagnabbet WaybeardDagult NeveremberDarvaDelvon IcespearDral ThelevEllardin Darovik} • ElremEmerus WarcrownEnvir SykensdottirForgotten GodGreenwhistleGristle PeteGunvald HalraggsonGurtGwaeron WindstromHantanus TarmHarbrommHarkHarnothHarthal ZymorvenHarthos ZymorvenHarthulk HornspearHelmIce WitchIlkara LevariIsarr KronenstromJanele KarnvellerJarund ElkhardtKeltar DardragonKhedrunKlarzKoroldKralgar BonesnapperKriga MoonmuskLaeral SilverhandLathanderLezryk DaerivossLily HardcheeseLily YogilvyLobMalarMarthammor DuinMarthun DaerivossMielikkiMoradinNalaskur ThaelondNeriNestra RuthiolNilraun DhaerlostObouldOggOgrémochOjin VoninsdottirOrcusOsk ThunderhalePencheskaPheszeltanPhorndylQuinn NardroszRantharl DaerivossRond VaarsonSeriska HungermawSevembra TumbleleafSharlasta StormswordSkoraeus StonebonesStellok KolraaviStrog ThunderbladeSyken NightblazeSyreen WiddensTaela SummerhawkTaern HornbladeTarmock FelaskurTharkil MornTharkus GrommTharra ShyndleTholzar BrennerTiamatTorhild FlametongueTormTosker WainwrightTurlangTyrTysis KolraaviUthgar GardolfssonValkurVelrosa NandarVoaraghamantharWaervaerendorWolvig BarrundsonWormblodXamlyn MargasterXanthariYan-C-BinZalaron DaskaZaldar Floshin

Creatures[edit | edit source]

acolyteanimated armorarchmageassassinawakened shrubawakened treeaxebeakbandit captainbanditBerserkerblack bearblack puddingblood hawkblue dragonboarbrass dragonbronze dragonbugbearbulettecambioncatcentaurcloud giantcommonercopper dragoncouatlcrag catcult fanaticcultistdeath dogdoppelgangerdraft horsedrow elite warriordrow magedruiddryadelkfire elementalfire giantflying snakeflying swordfrost giantgargoyleghostgiant crabgiant owlgiant ratgiant vulturegladiatorgoatgoblingoblin bossgreen dragongriffonguardhalf-orchalf-ogrehell houndhelmed horrorhill gianthippogriffhobgoblinhulking crabhunter sharkice mephitinvisible stalkeriron golemkiller whaleknightkrakenMaegeramagemagma mephitmagminmanticoremastiffmerfolkmerrowmoon elfmulenobleogreoniorcorc Eye of Gruumshorc war chieforogpriestpurple wormlingred dragonremorhazriding horserocroperrug of smotheringsalamandersatyrscoutshadow demonshield dwarfshield guardiansilver dragonskeletonsmoke mephitspecterspysteam mephitstone giantstorm giantsuccubusthugtreanttressymtribal warriortrollUthgardtUthgardt shamanvampireveteranwarhorsewater elementalwerewolfwhite dragonwightwinter wolfwolfworgyakfolk priestyakfolk warrioryeti
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black dragondaodragonborndwarfelfettercapettingiant spiderhalflingkelpiekoalinthowlbearreghedmenrock gnomespritewill-o'-wispwood elf

Locations[edit | edit source]

Storm King's Thunder contains a brief description of about 165 locations in Northwest Faerûn, in case the adventurers pass through any of them during their travels while they seek ancient relics. Over thirty of these locations have suggested encounters for the players to gain experience, treasure, magic items, or to move the story along. In addition, there are three featured encounters that can potentially help the party toward their goals.[4]

Buildings & Sites
AscoreBargewright InnBeliardBeorunna's WellBlack Bull's TailBlackiron BladesBoar's RestBroken Yoke RanchCarnath RoadhouseCart and CoinCalling Horns InnCathedral of HelmCity of the DeadCromm's HoldCrowing CockatriceDanivarr's HouseDeadstone CleftDragon Turtle InnEverwyvern HouseEye of the All-FatherFalling Orc innFlaming FlagonFlint RockFlying Fish BridgeFoehammer's ForgeFrost-Touched FrogGeldenstag's RestGoldengulp BreweryGrandfather TreeGreat Worm CavernGreen HallGrudd HaugGwaeron's SlumberHappy CowHarvest InnHarvesthomeHawk's RoostHeadless TrollHelm at HighsunHelm's HoldHero's RewardHooked KnuckleheadHospice of MarthammorHosttower of the ArcaneHouse of the TriadInn of the Silver SwordIronford BridgeIronslagIvy MansionIymrith's LairJester's PrideKelvin's ComfortLion's ShareLyn ArmaalMaelstromMerivold Pony ParkMerrymeadow RanchMines of MirabarMoongleam TowerMorgur's MoundMount HotenowNandar KeepNewfortNightstone InnNorthfurrow's EndNorthlookNorthshield HouseOld Dirty DwarfOld TowerOne StoneOthovir's Harness ShopOyaviggatonPleasing PlatterRansor's Open RoadRaven RockRendaril's EmporiumRiver Shining TavernRose and HammerShadowtop CathedralShining WhiteSix WindowsSleeping DragonSmiling SatyrSpeaker's PalaceSpiked GauntletStag-Horned FlagonStone BridgeStone StandStoneshaft HoldSvardborgSwinging SwordTalking TrollThornholdTower of ZephyrosTriboar ArmsUldinath's ArmsWainwright's WagonsWatchful KnightWay InnWhite Hart InnZymorven Hall
Realms
GundarlunIcewind DaleSilver Marches
Roads, Passes, & Trails
Black RoadBlackford RoadCairn RoadDawn PassDelimbiyr RoadDessarin RoadEvermoor WayFell PassFork RoadGrayvale RunHigh RoadIron RoadIron TrailJundar's PassKheldell PathLong RoadNorthern MeansNorthfurrowRauvin RoadSilverymoon PassStone TrailSurbrin TrailTen TrailTrade WayTriboar TrailTurnstone Pass
Settlements
AmphailAurilssbargBeliardBjourn's HoldBryn ShanderCalling HornsCitadel AdbarCitadel FelbarrDaggerfordDeadsnowsEverlundFireshearGauntlgrymGoldenfieldsGriffon's NestGundbargIronmasterHawk's NestHundelstoneIcewolfIronfordJalantharJulkounKheldellLeilonLlorkhLongsaddleLoudwaterLuskanMirabarMithral HallMornbryn's ShieldNesméNeverwinterNightstoneNoanar's HoldOlostin's HoldOrlbarParnastPhandalinPort LlastRassalantarRed LarchRivermootRuathymSecomberSilverymoonSundabarTriboarTwilight TorUlf of ThugerUluvinUtterseaVilksteadWaterdeepWay InnWestbridgeWomfordXantharl's KeepYartarZelbross
Vessels
Dancing WaveKoalinthKrigvindMoon MaidenMorkoth
Wilderness
AnaurochArdeep ForestArdeep RiverArn ForestColdwoodCragsDelimbiyr ValeDessarin HillsDessarin ValleyDruarwoodDripping CavesEvermoorsFallen LandsFar ForestForgotten ForestForlorn HillsFrost HillsGhostwoodGlimmerwoodGrayflow RiverGraypeak MountainsGrayvaleHigh ForestHigh MoorIce MountainsIce PeakIce SpiresIceshield LandsKelvin's CairnKlauthen ValeKorinn ArchipelagoKryptgarden ForestLac DinneshereLake GlorfindarLizard MarshLonely MoorLost PeaksLurkwoodMaer DualdonMere of Dead MenMisty ForestMoonwoodMount HotenowNether MountainsNeverwinter WoodPurple RocksRauvin MountainsRed RocksRedwatersReghed GlacierSea of Moving IceShaengarne RiverSilverwoodSouthwoodSpine of the WorldStar MountsStarmetal HillsSumber HillsSurbrin HillsSword MountainsTrackless SeaTriskTuernUtheraalValley of KhedrunVordrorn ForestWeathercote ForestWestwoodWhalebones
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Adbar RoadAllfaiths ShrineAthalantarBaldur's GateBesilmerBlack Raven RiverBlazonBremenCaer-DinevalCaer-KonigCaravan TrailDanivarr's HouseDead Horse FordDelimbiyr RiverDelzounDessarin RiverEaerlannEasthavenEvermeetFrozenfarGambling GolemGilded HorseshoeHall of Black WavesHouse of ThalivarIce LakesIcespear RiverIllefarnKelvin's CairnLac DinneshereLoagrann RiverLonelywoodMaer DualdonMirar RiverMoonshae IslesNetherilNine HellsThe NorthOstoriaRauvin RiverRilitharSavage FrontierSea of SwordsSly Fox InnSouthkryptSurbrin RiverSword CoastTargosTen-TownsTermalaineTower of the Lord ProtectorTroll in FlamesUnderdarkUnicorn RiverWhite Hart InnWink and Kiss

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Arcane BrotherhoodAxe of MirabarBlack Lion tribeBlack Raven tribeBlue Bear tribeBregan D'aertheCity Guard (Waterdeep)Clan BattlehammerClan BrighthelmClan BronzefireClan DimmerchasmClan FirehammerClan FoehammerClan FlamebeardClan ForkbeardClan GemstarClan GrommClan HornClan IronfistClan KeldabarClan MulnobarClan SpintershieldClan SteelshieldClan StoneshaftClan TorunnClan UngartClan Ur'grayClan WaybeardCouncil of Sparkling StonesCult of the Black EarthCult of the Howling HatredDelvers of BrokenstoneDusk CircleEar SeekersElk tribeEmerald EnclaveFellowship of InnkeepersForce GreyGray Wolf tribeGreat Worm tribeGriffon tribeHammaver HouseHand of YartarHarpell familyHarpersHouse AdarbrentHouse AmcathraHouse IlzimmerHouse Margaster • House RoaringhornHouse TarmHouse ThannHouse XorlarrinHunt LordsIce HuntersIceshieldIron GuardKnights of the Mithral ShieldKraken SocietyLionshield CosterLords of WaterdeepLords' AllianceOrder of the GauntletOrder of the Guilded EyeOrder of the Gilded EyeRed Tiger tribeSeven SnakesSilver TriangleSky Pony tribeStoneshaft clanThunderbeast tribeTree Ghost tribeTribe of the BearTribe of the ElkTribe of the TigerTribe of the WolfTriboar TravelersUrshaniWatchful Order of Magists and ProtectorsXanathar Thieves' GuildZhentarimZoar
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House AlagondarIronstar clanKnights of Samular

Magic[edit | edit source]

Items
bag of holdingbag of tricksbanner of the krig runeblod stonebracers of defenseclaw of the wyrm runecloak of protectionconch of teleportationcrystal ballfigurine of wondrous powerflying swordgavel of the venn runegiant slayerGurt's greataxeHeward's handy haversackheadband of intellectingot of the skold runeiron flaskKorolnor Scepternavigation orboathbowopal of the ild runeorb of dragonkindorb of the stein runepennant of the vind runepotion of gaseous formpotion of giant sizepotion of healingpotion of heroismpotion of invulnerabilitypotion of poisonpotion of poison resistancering of protectionrobe of serpentsrod of the Vonindod  • sending stoneshard of the ise runespell scrollstaff of the magiteleportation circlewand of the war mageWyrmskull Throne
Spells
arcane lockcharm personconfusionconjure animalsconjure minor elementalscontact other planecontinual flamedispel magicEvard's black tentaclesfire shieldflyhallucinatory terraingreater restorationglyph of wardingLeomund's secret chestlevitatemagic weaponmass suggestionsendingsimulacrumOtiluke's resilient spherestone shapetongueswater breathingweb
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alarmalter selfcloak of the manta raydetect magicgreater restorationmisty stepoathbowpotion of water breathingrevivifyRing of Winterspeak with deadspider climbVonindod

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Food and Drink
GoldengulpOld BargewrightWinterberry wine
Events
War of the Silver Marches
Other
Bothiigoblin hucker

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 7. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  2. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 8. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  3. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 13. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  4. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), chap. 3, pp. 63–120. ISBN 978-0786966004.

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