Blades of Pelor
The Winter King
A human warlord, who four (4) centuries ago who became a warchief uniting several barbaric tribes. He earned the title of The Winter King by using a long and unnatural winter to his advantage to conquer several human cities and a dwarven kingdom. He erected a huge pile of skulls, taken as trophies of those he defeated over the entrance to his fortress. The great power behind the unnatural winter and The Winter King’s ability to use it to his advantage was a great fey lord, the Prince of Frost. Yet with excessive hubris and the fickle nature of the fey lord, The Winter King’s power soon became his curse. He died frozen and entombed in his fortress of ice.
In time The Winter King was all but forgotten, until a larcenous half-elf took The Winter King’s Ice Scepter. Sending his underlings to retrieve the Ice Scepter, or he would unleash “a forever winter” in which “the cold and the dead shall feast upon the warm and the living.”
To save the people of Fallcrest and the Nentir Vale from this frozen midsummer’s horror, The Blades of Pelor went forth to The Cairn of the Winter King, slew his warrior, destroyed The Winter King, and restored the previous king to his throne.