As its name suggests, Dungeons & Dragons began its life belowground, with adventurers delving deep beneath iconic castles such as. In Faerun basically the canon setting for D&D 5e The Underdark is described as was the vast network of underground caverns and tunnels. Rise of the Underdark will impact D&D RPG books, organized play, novels, a new miniatures game and even D&D Online, the free-to-play.

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Cordell Goodreads Author. The industrious stronghearts work these mines from dawn to dusk, but most return to surface homes at the end of the day, climbing back up the hundreds of wooden stairs that scale the side of the gorge in the middle of town.

Unless you speak this language or a specific other language, reams as Dwarvish or Orcish, you probably won’t be able to speak with most things. A dozen drow Houses ranging in strength from ten to one hundred individuals still linger in the area, plus many crude gangs composed of ex-slaves and lesser races.

Geography of the Underdark

The wiki page says much the same thing – it’s all about depth, so that was my line of inquiry. Sixteen of the adult r, including several with levels in fighter or rogue, serve as guards here.

The Underdark being the giant networks of caverns underground. Servants of the Flow: More than stone giants now inhabit the village of Cairnheim, which is located in a high mountain cavern in the heart of the Giant’s Run.

Underdark by Bruce R. Cordell

In DR, Hargun Anvilbreaker, a prominent cleric of Laduguer, led a large group of zealots out of the great city of Dunspeirrin to found a temple city – a place where the worship of Laduguer not Deep Duerra would forevermore be first in the hearts of the gray dwarves.

He rules by his strength of personality and political astuteness, pitting each of his lieutenants undercark each other.

Few upper-worlders ever descend to the Lowerdark, and few of the Lowerdark’s denizens want anything to do with the surface world.

Most Deepburrow residents, including Albur Willowywalk, have heard stories of the Slickers but think they’re just fictional. To me, they’re not. During the day, he can usually be found watching the public spawning pool from the ledge above it. It undrdark reasonably safe to visit, since the skums are always looking for buyers for their mithral and gems, but skums are hardly good company, so few forgoten care to linger any longer than necessary on Dupapn’s rocky shores.


Nothing here is normal or simple. Of the major domains, Old Shanatar contains the most artificial delvings, halls, and passages, including works of tremendous scale.

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Eventually, she traveled to the Elemental Plane of Earth, where she lived for some time. The runescribes don’t expect anyone to worship Laduguer without understanding how or why they do so. This level of the Underdark extends from 10 miles below the surface to unfathomable depths and features a degree of strangeness that would drive some surface dwellers insane.

The city’s conspicuous location makes its rulers cautious in their treatment of those living above, though their designs are just as evil as those of other mind flayers. The dwarves here had an arsenal of unusual anti-illithid knowledge and equipment, much of which still remains in the abandoned halls of the kingdom. The page also states that Menzoberranzan and Blingdenstone are in the Upperdark, clearly stating that the Upperdark, Middledark and Lowerdark together form the Underdark.

Limit external links – Links to external sites such as blogs, storefronts, or Kickstarters should be limited to one per two weeks. The lead skum lives in the biggest cave on the lake bottom. When the town’s elder brain died nearly a hundred years ago, the members of the elder concord became liches to increase their powers so that they could split the elder brain’s knowledge among them.

The captive dwarves were bred into the psionic subrace known as the duergar.

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A local merchant named Hans Greenbanks runs an excellent spelunking supply shop here, and anyone departing for the greater Underdark from the Deepingwander leaves thoroughly prepared. Their Upperdark page says that it is a realm 3 miles below the surface – implying it starts 3 miles down.


Durgg-Gontag has no enemies, even in the malicious depths of the Underdark. In the fourteen years since the Year of Shadows, the duergar armies of Dunspeirrin have clashed with the surface-dwelling shield dwarves of Ironfang Keep this Campaign of Darkness continues fitfully even todaythe illithids of Oryndoll, the drow of Undraeth beneath reapms Aphrunn Mountainsand small communities of drow, shield dwarves, and svirfneblin beneath the Dragon Reach.

The first great homeland of the dwarves, Bhaerynden was conquered and occupied long ago by the drow when they first descended into the Underdark. The great seal of the city is an enormous underdxrk circle measuring 2, feet in diameter.

Its artisans and engineers carved great roads and stairs through the peaks and tremendous halls beneath the hills. The area east and north of Menzoberranzan as far as Anauroch was once occupied by the dwarves of Delzoun, a mighty realm that fell in DR to the endless onslaughts of orcs and giants.

The Underdark featured prominently in the campaign settings World of Greyhawk [2] and the Forgotten Realms. Geiner Fonseca rated it liked it Oct 10, Similarly, certain portions of the Sea of Fallen Stars, such as the Easting Reach, have no arm of the Glimmersea beneath them. They’re also mostly high ECL races, which aren’t really that nice to play.

The dwarves of Iltkazar say that as long as their city remains, Deep Shanatar still lives.

Since I’m running Out of the Abyss, I’ve been flipping through this a lot. Running or charging within Araumycos is impossible. Once inside, they launched a lightning onslaught against House Nasadra and House Melarn and attempted to seize the city.

Books by Bruce R. Her mix of medusa and vampire abilities makes her an exceptionally tough opponent.

The skum has been contemplating the perfect wish for weeks since he traded for it, but he hasn’t decided on the optimum phrasing to gain ultimate power in the Lowerdark.