May 6, 2015 by dracs
North Star Military Figures will soon be running their “nickstarter” to help raise funds for Frostgrave. As part of this, they have made the exciting announcement that they will be releasing a fiction anthology bringing us the background of the frozen city.
Long ago, the great city of Felstad sat at the centre of a magical empire. Its towering spires, labyrinthine catacombs and immense libraries were the wonder of the age, and potions, scrolls and mystical items of all descriptions poured from its workshops. Then, one cataclysmic night, a mistake was made. In some lofty tower or dark chamber, a foolish wizard unleashed a magic too powerful to control. A storm rose up, an epic blizzard that swallowed the city whole, burying it deep and leaving the empire as nothing more than a vast, frozen wasteland. The empire shattered, and the magic of the world faded. As the centuries came and went, Felstad passed from history to legend and on into myth. Only a few wizards, clinging to the last remnants of magical knowledge, still believed that the lost city had ever actually existed. But their faith was rewarded. After a thousand years, the fell winter has passed. The snows have receded, and Felstad has been uncovered. Its buildings lie in ruins, overrun by undead creatures and magical constructs, the legacy of the empire’s experiments. It is an evil, dangerous place. To the few hardy souls who inhabit the nearby villages, the city has acquired a new name, ‘Frostgrave’, and it is shunned by all right-thinking people. For those who seek power and riches, however, it is an unparalleled opportunity, a deadly maze concealing secrets of knowledge long forgotten… This new fiction anthology collects ten stories of wizards and adventures as they venture into the ruins of the Frozen City. - North Star Military Figures
Frostgrave is a fantasy game we have been keeping a close eye on as the idea of a wizard focused fantasy skirmish game is very appealing. Now at last we get our first insight into the setting. The image of a frozen city is certainly evocative and its backstory should provide plenty of opportunities for exciting adventure stories. No word yet who the authors are, but I’m interested to see what they come up with.
Are you interested in reading fiction set in Frostgrave?
"ow at last we get our first insight into the setting of Frostgrave."