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The Sword Mountains were a range of peaks located on the Sword Coast North.[2]

Geography[]

The mountains were located northwest of Waterdeep and east of the Mere of Dead Men.[citation needed] Their western slopes led to the Trackless Sea in rolling foothills.[3]

Description[]

They formed in a shape similar to that of a boomerang.[citation needed]

History[]

The mountains were home to orcs and trolls, but after the orcs were united by Wund and the Brotherhood of the Scarlet Scourge in the Year of the Red Rain, 927 DR, the orcs drove the trolls out. This was a contributing factor to the Trollwars.[1]

Uruth Ukrypt's orc horde came out of the mountains to attack Waterdeep in the Year of the Sky Riders, 936 DR, but they were defeated and forced to retreat.[1] They hatched another plan to attack in the Year of the Cold Claws, 940 DR, but this plan was ruined by the gold dragon Palarandusk.[4]

Due to a raid on Ukrypt's crypt by a human adventuring company called the Dawnbringer Company in the Year of Lathander's Light, 1024 DR, the orcs of the Brotherhood of the Scarlet Scourge formed a horde called the Broken Bone with the intent of destroying Waterdeep. Their plans were once again ruined by a dragon; this time Lhammaruntosz. Still determined to exact their revenge, the orcs formed another horde, calling it the Black Claw, and in the Year of Crimson Magics, 1026 DR they came from the mountains to attack Waterdeep.[4] This attack proved unsuccessful and they were defeated, causing the orcs to lose their unity and plunge into a period of tribal conflict.[5]

Notable Locations[]

Hills & Peaks
Landmarks
Settlements
Structures

Appendix[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 8. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 |Christopher Perkins (September 2019). “Dragon of Icespire Peak”. In Scott Fitzgerald Gray ed. Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit (Wizards of the Coast), p. 4. ISBN 978-0-7869-6683-7.
  3. Eric L. Boyd (March/April 1999). “Eye of Myrkul”. In Christopher Perkins ed. Dungeon #73 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 22–53.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  5. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 10. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ed Greenwood (October 1998). “Wyrms of the North: Palarandusk”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #252 (TSR, Inc.), p. 70.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Eric L. Boyd (2006-05-03). Environs of Waterdeep (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 14. Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  8. |Christopher Perkins (September 2019). “Dragon of Icespire Peak”. In Scott Fitzgerald Gray ed. Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit (Wizards of the Coast), p. 36. ISBN 978-0-7869-6683-7.
  9. Wizards RPG Team (July 2014). “Lost Mine of Phandelver”. Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 3, 42–51. ISBN 978-0-7869-6559-5.
  10. |Christopher Perkins (September 2019). “Dragon of Icespire Peak”. In Scott Fitzgerald Gray ed. Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit (Wizards of the Coast), p. 12. ISBN 978-0-7869-6683-7.
  11. |Christopher Perkins (September 2019). “Dragon of Icespire Peak”. In Scott Fitzgerald Gray ed. Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit (Wizards of the Coast), p. 26. ISBN 978-0-7869-6683-7.
  12. Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 50. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
  13. |Christopher Perkins (September 2019). “Dragon of Icespire Peak”. In Scott Fitzgerald Gray ed. Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit (Wizards of the Coast), p. 30. ISBN 978-0-7869-6683-7.
  14. |Christopher Perkins (September 2019). “Dragon of Icespire Peak”. In Scott Fitzgerald Gray ed. Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit (Wizards of the Coast), p. 22. ISBN 978-0-7869-6683-7.
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