|“|| Setting for the Icewind Dales trilogy of novels (The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver; and the upcoming Halfling's Gem),[note 1] and the H-series of adventure modules which culminated in a battle with Orcus himself, the Bloodstone Lands are one of the wildest areas of the Forgotten Realms.
In this sourcebook, the author of the Icewind Dales trilogy explores this frozen region. Presented for players and DMs alike are people, places, and events that shaped the Bloodstone Lands—the political movers and shakers who carved their own brand of civilization from rocks and ice. In addition to this insider information, there are 10 new adventure scenario suggestions for all levels of play, from beginner to advanced, allowing campaigning in the Bloodstone Lands to continue long after exploring the mines and conquering Orcus.
- 64-page booklet which includes:
- Half-page map of Vaasa
- Quarter-page map of Impiltur
- Half-page map of Narfell and the Known Tribes
- Half-page map of Ostrav—a typical Damaran farm village
- Quarter-page map of Hillsafar Hall
- Two-thirds-page map of Bloodstone Valley
- Profiles of "Movers and Shakers": Abordabe, Afrafa, Bahooha Shortsleeves, Banak, Bistro Battenrooj, Cantoule, Cat One-eye, Celedon Kierney, Christine Dragonsbane, Dimian Ree, Dormythyrr, Emelyn the Gray, Friar Dugald, Gareth Dragonsbane, Garumbelly Hillsafar, Hedweck, Hobart Bracegirdle, Horse, Kane, Knellict, Kyrlraun, Marco Wildfeet, Mariabronne the Rover, Mykros, Myrddin Viligoth, Olwen Forest-Friend, Quillan the Sage, Riordan Parnell, Sylvia, Tarkos Ree, and Timoshenko
- Inside cover contains 16" x 10" map of Damaran Province and includes the Glacier of the White Worm, the Monastery of the Yellow Rose, Palischuk, part of Narfell, and most of Rawlinswood
- ↑ While this is the actual quote from the back of the sourcebook cover, it is incorrect. The Bloodstone Lands are similar in climate, but geographically distinct from Icewind Dale. See the Dungeon Masters Guild page linked below.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 R.A. Salvatore (1989). The Bloodstone Lands. (TSR, Inc), p. 1. ISBN 0-88038-771-8.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 R.A. Salvatore (1989). The Bloodstone Lands. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 0-88038-771-8.
- ↑ R.A. Salvatore (1989). The Bloodstone Lands. (TSR, Inc), p. 2. ISBN 0-88038-771-8.
- ↑ Shannon Appelcline. FR9 The Bloodstone Lands (2e). Dungeon Masters Guild. Retrieved on 2014-08-13.