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Legacy of the Crystal Shard
The story so far . . .
The people of Icewind Dale have long stood against the perils of the North. For most of these folk, the events that shook the region a hundred years ago are now distant memories. But what was defeated was not destroyed, and the sinister influence of the Crystal Shard, Crenshinibon, has now wormed its way into the very land of Icewind Dale. As evil forces converge on Ten Towns, the people of the North face their greatest trial yet. Fortunately, they won’t have to face it alone.
1486 DR The Year of the Nether Mountain Scrolls
The Spine of the World was a mountain range stretching from the westernmost part of Faerûn south of Icewind Dale to the eastern edge of the Cold Wood where it joined up with the Ice Mountains, which stretched all the way to the Anauroch.
While the western-most edge of the Spine was penetrated by a circuitous, always dangerous trade route to the Icewind Dale, the rest of the range was not even approached by those without a stout heart. Those creatures that do inhabit the Spine are not spoken of in polite company, and their propensity to raid the lands below keeps the conifer-cloaked, stag-roamed rolling foothill relatively uninhabited (as though the Savage Frontier and the Silver Marches were packed) – but it should come as no surprise that several fierce barbarian tribes inhabit these lands, traveling between Summer and Winter camps.