Sidequest Decks: Icebreath Ridge
Add dynamic plots to our NPC Portraits Deck: Frontier Townsfolk with this collection of mini-adventures set in the frontier town of Icebreath Ridge. Below is its history:
Many believe an Elder Wyrm was cast down by a cosmic being, fusing with the mountain's heart. Draconic creatures were drawn by instinct.
The first organized settlement was the Stoneglade, primal worshipers drawn to the site’s natural power. When dwarves attempted to mine the area, the Stoneglade recruited an orc warband to drive them away, and the orc leader founded Icebreath Ridge.
Pilgrims to the Stoneglade opened the way for others. Unusual political stability helped push the frontier back.
Elder Wyrm bones were discovered 230 years ago. Scholars and cultists quietly developed infrastructure to dig to the corpse. They formed an uneasy truce with the Stoneglade, out of civilization’s view.
A century ago, the nearby monarchy became expansionist. Recently, a fort was established to “protect” the town and assure no others claimed it.
Use these 15 cards with the NPC Portraits Deck or fit any of them into your own campaign. Use them to set up a hex crawl, plan out a campaign, or as one shots.
Note: The PDF is set up to be printed duplex (two-sided), 4 cards per page. So the upper right card on the front side of each page matches up to the upper left card on the back side. There are also white marks near the corners of each card which are guides to use when cutting the cards. This extra area (1/8") on the edge of each card is called a "bleed" which is intended to be cut away. It allows a card to still look good even if the cut isn't perfect or if the front and back prints aren't perfectly aligned.