Corruption in Icewind Dale
Dain Stokley Silverstream
The ruler of Dwarven Valley
Male Dwarf Fighter
Since arriving in Icewind Dale as a lad, the long- time leader ofthe dwarves of Kelvin’s Cairn has become one ofthe oldest residents ofthe valley. Stokely Silverstream has the mountain in his bones, say the dwarves—a comment on his age and his uncanny knack for navigating the mountain’s depths, a skill that has enriched the Battlehainmer clan over the years as Stokely has unearthed new lodes in the old mines.
Though not a king, he used the old title of “Dain” to mark his station as leader of his branch of the clan.
But now the discovery of zombies—dead dwarves animated by necromancy—in the mines has eroded the dwarves’ confidence in Stokely’s leadership. Some have blamed him for the attacks, accusing Stokely of pushing too far into the mountain too fast and placing the miners in danger. Others have charged Stokely with being too timid in the face of the attacks. Normally, such talk would bring rebukes from the clan members who have prospered under Stokely’s leadership—but Baerick Hammerstone’s criticisms are winning over some minds.
Stokely has established his followers on the western side of the valley, Baerick on the east. Each side has its soldiers, and the schism could turn into a full-fledged civil war.