The ice was here, the ice was there, the ice was all around…
The Sea of Moving Ice brings our story of Storm King’s Thunder to its epic culmination, finishing up the exciting adventures far up into the frozen north.
To recap on our story so far, Artus Cimber has pinpointed the location of the Ring of Winter. It's in Svardborg, the lair of Jarl Storvald in the far north oceans called the Sea of Moving Ice. It seems an impossible task, but with the fate of the world on the line, an attempt must be made to punch through the frost giants' defenses and recover the ancient artifact. This can’t be done alone. You need help. You need allies. You need an army!
Between helping their new allies by freeing them, arming and supplying them with food, you must also work with the arcane brotherhood and the Storm King's daughter, Princess Serissa, to forge an alliance against Storvald. The goal: track Jarl Storvald to his lair, breach his defenses, and launch an assault on the stronghold to take back the ring of winter.
Our new update has many exciting and new features: let’s take a look.
New Zone - The Sea of Moving Ice is a loose connection of 7 large and 10-12 smaller icebergs with the largest big enough to support a small army, or an entire tribe of Ice Hunters. Jarl Storvald has been using this vast floe to muster his forces and gather his resources to attack once he controls the Ring of Winter. Artus, Catti-brie and a hand full of other heroes have set up a secret camp on a small iceberg, magically hidden by the powerful mage known as Kavatos Stormeye. From there you will set about to take down Storvald and his army.
New Ways to Travel – Is that flail snail mount of yours afraid to go into the salt water? Fear not, as when you come into the Sea of Moving Ice, we give you a khyek outrigger boat for travel between the icebergs. Work hard and you’ll get a better one. Remember you don’t have to be faster than a dragon turtle, just faster than the guy in a khyek next to you.
Fishing Mini-game – We’ve revamped the old fishing and come up with an engaging mini game. Come try your luck and skill, and try not to become bait yourself. If you are really lucky, you may even catch a bottle with a treasure map.
Treasure Hunting - While adventuring in the Sea of Moving Ice you can come across bottles with bits of map in them. Match up the image on the map with a place in the zone and start digging.
New Trial - Assault on Svardborg. Join nine other adventurers on an epic assault against Jarl Storvald and his army, to take back the Ring of Winter.
Artifact Weapons - In your continued efforts to reclaim lost relics from the frost giants, you will earn powerful artifact weapons: weapons far stronger than any seen before. You are going to need them to take down the Jarl.
Extended Campaign - This expansion also sees an extension to the Storm King's Thunder campaign. As players conclude their search for the Ring of Winter, the story takes them to the Sea of Moving Ice. The campaign extends to cover this new zone and introduces new tasks as players meet and win favor with the Elk Tribe and explore the floating icebergs and frozen islands that drift in the region. The campaign screen tracks your standing with each ally and provides additional awards from each faction
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy adventuring in the Sea of Moving Ice. Remember, you don’t have to have the fastest khyek to outrun a dragon turtle, just faster than the guy fishing next to you!
For more information on the features, swing your khyek over to these blogs!
Svardborg Environment Art - The idea for this environment was pretty simple; we wanted to have the ultimate fight with in the throne room of Jarl Storvald
Khyek Design - We would like to briefly talk about the creation of the khyek boats for our upcoming update Sea of Moving Ice.
Taking on the Jarl - Assault on Svardborg will pit 10 adventurers against the leader of the frost giants, Jarl Storvald himself!
Assault on Svardborg - Assault on Svardborg is a level 70 trial that can be unlocked within a new expansion of the Storm King’s Thunder Campaign.
Sea of Moving Ice Environment - The Sea of Moving Ice is a pretty big and expansive zone, where players can explore atop icebergs and traverse the sea as they iceberg hop.
Sailing & Fishing - As you progress through the zone, you’ll gain access to your very own khyek, a personal maneuverable boat that allows you to venture across the open sea.
Sea of Moving Ice Overview - The Sea of Moving Ice is the location of the final chapter of the Storm King’s Thunder story.
Thomas “Mimic King” Foss