Perilous Gateways

Portals of the Frozen Wastes

By James Wyatt

Four portals form a trail connecting four frigid regions of Faerûn's northern wilderness: the Sea of Moving Ice in the west, the High Ice in Anauroch, the Great Glacier, and . . . someplace else. Nobody has yet figured out where the latter portal leads, but those who have used say it is a frozen locale shown on no map of Faerûn. The frost-rimed ruins in this mysterious place hold the key to unlocking the secret of the four portals -- if some hardy adventurers can brave the frigid cold and ancient ghosts long enough to discover it.

Follow a magical path to learn the secrets of the portals of the frozen wastes!

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Any individual location described on these pages can be introduced into an established campaign set in Faerûn's cold regions, or the entire network can form the basis of a mini-campaign focused around the discovery of Jhothûn. Consider the following hooks to draw characters into the adventure and mystery surrounding the portals.

About the Author

James Wyatt wrote articles for Dragon Magazine and Dungeon Magazine before joining the Wizards of the Coast staff in January 2000. Game design is career Number Five, after stints as a childcare worker, ordained minister, technical writer, and web designer. He currently resides in Washington state.

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