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Icingdeath
Basic Information
Type +3 frost scimitar
Game Edition 2nd / 3rd
Available from Reghed Glacier, North Faerûn
…uncovering a gem-encrusted sword pommel, its black adamantite hilt masterfully sculpted into the likeness of the toothed maw of a hunting cat.
  — R.A. Salvatore, The Crystal Shard

Icingdeath was the nick-name for Drizzt Do'Urden's main right-hand scimitar.[1][note 1]

DescriptionEdit

The hilt of this scimitar was black adamantite and the blade was made of silver with a diamond edge.[2] Its handle was shaped like the head of a hunting cat.[3][note 2]

PowersEdit

Icingdeath was a +3 scimitar.[1][4] It had the powers of a frost weapon.[1]

It was also a frostbrand weapon.[4] The weapon absorbed fire and heat, protecting its wielder against fire.[5] It also had the ability to extinguish magical fire. For example, it extinguished a portion of the wall of fire conjured by the powerful demon, Errtu.[6] However, it could also be set on fire in order to harm trolls, though this was only when the magic of the blade was being repressed.[7][note 3]

HistoryEdit

In 1356 DR, famed Companions of the Hall hero, Drizzt, found the blade in the treasure pile of Ingeloakastimizilian the white wyrm, the weapon's namesake. The barbarian Wulfgar and Drizzt killed the dragon and found the scimitar after a dramatic battle.[2]

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

  1. The sword Icingdeath first appeared in The Crystal Shard but remained nameless until it was called "the newly named Icingdeath" as a side-note in the book The Silent Blade.
  2. The appearance of Icingdeath has changed over time. Since Todd Lockwood began drawing Drizzt, the cat design hilt has gone, and both Twinkle and Icingdeath now look remarkably similar to each other. This is due in no small part to the release of the replica swords, authorized by Drizzt's author R.A. Salvatore. Both blades have gone from being curved scimitars to being straight-backed with a tapered point. Both Icingdeath and Twinkle now have Drow or Espruar scripting written on the blades, despite neither weapon being of drow manufacture, though Twinkle retains the distinctive sapphire in its pommel.[citation needed]
  3. This is an element from the game Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, and so this may not be canon. This possibility could just be for the sake of the gameplay.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 177. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 R.A. Salvatore (February 2001). The Icewind Dale Trilogy Collector's Edition (Paperback), p. 238. Wizards of the CoastISBN 978-0786918119.
  3. R.A. Salvatore (March 2013). The Last Threshold (Hardcover), p. 364. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-6364-6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dale Donovan, Paul Culotta (August 1996). Heroes' Lorebook, p. 44. TSR, IncISBN 0-7869-0412-7.
  5. R.A. Salvatore (March 2005). The Crystal Shard. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-1606-0.
  6. R.A. Salvatore (August 2008). Passage to Dawn (Mass Market Paperback). Wizards of the CoastISBN 978-0786949113.
  7. Stormfront Studios, Zono, Inc. (2004).  J. Epps. Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone [video game]. Atari, Inc..

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