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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®.


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]

IndexEdit

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CharactersEdit

AlastrahAugrek Brighthelm • Sir Baric NylefBeldoraBraxowBrimskardaCinderhildClaugiyliamatar (Old Gnawbone)CogCressaroCryovainDasharra KeldabarDarathra ShendrelDarz HelgarDraven MillovyrDuvessa ShaneEigeronFelgolosGhelryn FoehammerGuhHarriet UldinathHarshnagHekatonHellenhildHeltzer DuncaskHyuth KolstaagIldmaneIsendraugIymrithJanna MerivoldKaaltarKaelen SarssirKayalithicaKella DarkhopeKhaspere DrylundKlauthKrowen Valharrow • Sir Lanniver StraylLeera MerivoldLifferlasMarkham SouthwellMiros XelbrinMirranMoogMorak Ur'grayNaeremosNarth TezrinNaxene DrathkalaNemythNimirNymOkssortOren YogilvyOrlektoOthovirPentavasta DuncaskPow MingRoolSansuriSerissaShaldoorShalvus MartholioSilvarren LoomshankSirac of Suzail • SlarkrethelSorelisa ZandraStorvaldTarthaTholtz DaggerdarkThullenTolmara HysstrynTugUrgala MeltimerUrlam StockspoolUthorVaalVaashaValken NaspeerWorvil "the Weevil" ForkbeardXolkin AlassandarZaltemberZaltoZephyrosZi LiangZindra Winterbow

Referenced only
AerglasAlaestra UlgarAmrath MulnobarAnnam All-FatherArleosa StarhengeArn WiddensArtus CimberAsmodeusCauldar MarskylChaunteaChazlauth YarghornDagnabbetDagult NeveremberDral ThelevEllardin DarovikForgotten godGreenwhistleGwaeron WindstromHantanus TarmHarkHarthal ZymorvenHarthos ZymorvenHelmJanele KarnvellerKeltar DardragonKoggin HardcheeseKrowen ValharrowLaeral SilverhandLezryk DaerivossLily YogilvyLobMarthun DaerivossMielikkiMorinnNalaskur ThaelondNelkin "the Snail" DannikerNeriNestra RuthiolNilraunOggOsk ThunderhalePhorndylQuinn NardroszRantharl DaerivossSevembra TumbleleafStrog ThunderbladeSyreen WiddensTaela SummerhawkTaern HornbladeTamalin ZoarTharra ShyndleTholzar BrennerTiamatTithmelTormTosker WainwrightTurlangTyrVelrosa NandarXamlyn MargasterYan-C-BinZirazylym

CreaturesEdit

AcolyteArchmageAssassinAwakened shrubAwakened treeAxebeakBandit captainBanditBlack bearBlack puddingBlue dragonBugbearCambionCatCloud giantCommonerCrag catCult fanaticCultistDeath dogDraft horseDruidFire giantFlying snakeFrost giantGargoyleGiant ratGiant VultureGoblinGoblin bossGreen dragonGriffonGuardHill giantHulking crabInvisible stalkerKnightKrakenMaegeraMageMagminMastiffNobleOgreOniOrcOrc Eye of GruumshOrc war chiefOrogPriestPurple wormlingRiding horseSatyrScoutShield guardianSilver dragonSkeletonSpecterSpyStone giantStorm giantThugTressymUthgardtUthgardt shamanVeteranWarhorseWinter wolfWorgYakfolk priestYakfolk warrior

Referenced only
Bronze dragonCopper dragonDaoDwarfHalf-orcTreantWhite dragon

LocationsEdit

The 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
Blackiron BladesBoar's RestBroken Yoke RanchCart and CoinDeadstone CleftEverwyvern HouseFoehammer's ForgeFrost-Touched FrogGildenstag's RestGoldengulp BreweryGwaeron's SlumberHarvesthomeHooked KnuckleheadHouse of the TriadIronslagKelvin's ComfortThe Lion's ShareMaelstromMerivold Pony ParkMerrymeadow RanchMoongleam TowerNandar KeepNightstone InnNorthfurrow's EndThe NorthlookNorthshield HouseOthovir's Harness ShopPleasing PlatterRansor's Open RoadRendaril's EmporiumShadowtop CathedralSix WindowsSpeaker's PalaceSvardborgTalking TrollTarmock FelaskurTower of ZephyrosTriboar ArmsUldinath's ArmsWainwright's Wagons
Roads
Evermoor WayHigh RoadLong RoadNorthfurrowTrade WayTriboar Trail
Settlements
Bryn ShanderFireshearGoldenfieldsHundelstoneNightstoneTriboar
Vessels
Moon MaidenMorkoth
Wilderness
Ardeep RiverDripping CavesKryptgarden ForestSea of Moving IceSpine of the WorldTrackless Sea
Realms
Icewind Dale
Referenced only
Allfaiths ShrineAmphailArdeep ForestAnaurochBargewright InnCaravan TrailCitadel FelbarrDaggerfordDanivarr's HouseDelimbiyr ValeDessarin RiverDessarin ValleyEverlundEvermoorsForlorn HillsGauntlgrymGraypeak MountainsGrudd HaugThe Happy CowHigh ForestIce SpiresIronmasterJalantharKelvin's CairnLac DinneshereLlorkhLongsaddleLost PeaksMaer DualdonMirabarMithral HallMoonshae IslesMornbryn's ShieldNeverwinterNine HellsNoanar's HoldThe NorthOstoriaPurple RocksRauvin RoadRed LarchRiver Shining Tavern and InnSavage FrontierSea of SwordsSilverymoonStag-Horned FlagonSurbrin HillsSword CoastTargosTen TownsTen TrailTower of the Lord ProtectorTroll in FlamesUnderdarkWaterdeepWhite Hart InnWink and KissXantharl's KeepYartarZymorven Hall

OrganizationsEdit

Arcane BrotherhoodEar SeekersEmerald EnclaveFellowship of InnkeepersHand of YartarHarpersHouse MargasterHouse ThannHouse XorlarrinHowling HatredKraken SocietyLionshield CosterLords' AllianceOrder of the GauntletSeven SnakesTriboar TravelersWatchful Order of Magists and ProtectorsZhentarim

MagicEdit

Items
Bag of holdingBag of tricksBanner of the krig runeBlod stoneBracers of defenseClaw of the wyrm runeCloak of protectionConch of teleportationFigurine of wonderous powerFlying swordGavel of the venn runeGiant slayerGurt's greataxeHeward's handy haversackHeadband of intellectIngot of the skold runeIron flaskKorolnor ScepterNavagation orbOpal 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 resistanceRobe of serpentsRod of the VonindodSending stoneShard of the ise runeSpell scrollStaff of the magiWand of the war mageWyrmskull Throne
Spells
Arcane lockCharm personConfusionConjure animalsContact other planeContinual flameDispel magicFlyGlyph of wardingLeomund's secret chestLevitateMagic weaponMass suggestionSendingOtiluke's resilient sphereStone shapeTonguesWater breathing
Referenced only
AlarmAlter selfCloak of the manta rayDetect magicGreater restorationPotion of water breathingRevivifyRing of WinterSpeak with deadSpider climbVonindod

MiscellaneousEdit

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

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

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


Sourcebooks
5th edition
Elemental Evil Player's Companion - Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide · Volo's Guide to Monsters
5th edition adventures
Dead in Thay · Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle · Hoard of the Dragon Queen · Legacy of the Crystal Shard · Lost Mine of Phandelver · Murder in Baldur's Gate · Out of the Abyss · Princes of the Apocalypse · The Rise of Tiamat · Scourge of the Sword Coast · Storm King's Thunder

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