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Rime of the Frostmaiden: Keothakan’s Secret

A year ago, you were scouting out the Ten-Trail pass when you noticed a young lad struggling alone through the bitter cold. Obviously unprepared for the rigors of his journey, the lad had collapsed by the time you got to him. Hoisting his slender frame on your shoulders, you carried him across the mountains back… Continue reading Rime of the Frostmaiden: Keothakan’s Secret

Rime of the Frostmaiden: Kip’s Secret

Life with your adoptive parents wasn’t really a “childhood.” More like “indentured servitude.” All day long you would muck stalls, mend fences, and pluck chickens. Every evening you would sweat by the firepit turning the meat spit, relieved only occasionally when your father would tell you to go “fishing,” which meant you were to attempt… Continue reading Rime of the Frostmaiden: Kip’s Secret

Rime of the Frostmaiden: Raoul’s Secret

Raised first as a servant, and later as an apprentice, in the Hosttower of the Arcane, you witnessed firsthand the callousness and cruelty of the wizards of the Arcane Brotherhood. The day you decided to leave that life behind was the most frightening of your young life, because you knew how slim the chances were… Continue reading Rime of the Frostmaiden: Raoul’s Secret

Rime of the Frostmaiden: Session 0

Welcome to the campaign blog! I knew I wanted to run Rime of the Frostmaiden from the moment I cracked open the hardcover–the book has some of the most atmospheric artwork I’ve seen in a D&D adventure, and it drew me right back into the setting. As our group got into the adventure, I thought… Continue reading Rime of the Frostmaiden: Session 0

Setting the Stage

The dryad didn’t have to die. Of course, I had assumed she would. She was, after all, the adventure’s titular antagonist. Responsible for the deaths of innocent tradesfolk, and holding a noble’s son hostage, she kind of had it coming. Granted, her aggression had been provoked. She wasn’t an entirely unsympathetic character. Maybe the heroes… Continue reading Setting the Stage