Icegaunts are the remnants of sacrifices to mountain gods. The rejected sacrifice continues to menace the land where it was put to rest.
Icegaunts can drain health and heat with their touch, making their victims weaker and weaker. Victims who die at the hands of an icegaunt rise themselves as a similar creature. The icegaunt is also capable of using druidic magic (often focused on ice and cold spells).