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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There has been some grumbling about the situation, but so far all the communities and individual monsters in the area have reluctantly complied with the arrangement.
The defining asset of Brikklext is its underground reservoir. Unfortunately, the Sharnwall was breached in at least one spot near Evereska only last year; so the phaerimm are now free to wreak havoc in the wider world.
In the year DR, a lich named Ulpharz rediscovered Pholzubbalt while pursuing hidden secrets of the ancient cabal. The Earthroot is home to most of the drow city of Undrek’Thoz, as well as the duergar realm of Fraaszummdin.
This area is the only entrance to the thorp, and it is always well guarded. Hamezaar overthrew the lich Ulpharz more than a century ago and claimed Pholzubbalt for his own. If something feels like the Underdark, rule that it’s similar enough to the Underdark, no matter how close to the surface it is.
Only grimlocks are allowed into the city, and their hands are usually tied to whatever palette or wheelbarrow they are carrying to prevent accidental triggering of a uderdark. Deep Scrivener Hammerblows is incensed at such suggestions, and he makes frequent calls for renewed devotion. Drik Hargunen large city: They reproduced so that someone would be around to command realmms skum slaves, but since all aboleths share the same memories as their progenitors, the new aboleths also began to lose themselves in astral memories.
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Few halflings have any great love of the lightless depths. Some of them have odd nonsensical entry requirements. A few years ago, she had a vision of the earth convulsing and vomiting forth undead of all descriptions. Her second-in-command, Jevuar, lives in grumbling tolerance of this character trait. The mobility of the town’s power center may eventually prove to be an advantage, since the illithiliches can decentralize command and reform it again as needed.
In large communities, they establish strange, fluid cliques that revolve around courting, communing with like-minded cloakers, and building caste-like hierarchies. Since he had no spells that could extract him from the wreckage, Krashos was forced to assume his true form and burrow away from the collapse. I have two players with Underdark links, and I’m writing a campaign specifically for them to ensure that they get to go.
But really it’s all pretty wishy washy. The gold dwarves now hold the Rift and many of the caverns surrounding it, but several powerful drow cities remain in this vicinity, including Guallidurth, Llurth Dreir, and Tlindhet.
A few mind flayer outposts are scattered throughout this level as well. These open, unworked spaces have recesses carved into the floor where Urdunnir, a neutral duergar clan, and various earth genasi maintain simple dugout homes.
The thing that’s craziest about the underdark in forgotten realms is that you’ll be in some orc tower and in the third basement floor there’s just this hallway that narrows and heads down and suddenly you’re in the underdark.
The two monsters gained a wealth of knowledge from these astral dwellers, including plans for a githyanki raid against the illithid city of Oryndoll. Dozens of tribes, each numbering thousands of hobgoblin warriors, feud constantly with each other in the deeps of this kingdom.
Geography of the Underdark
Below the city, the members of the Concord of Elders live in sprawling lairs defended by all the Art at their command. Most Deepburrow residents, including Albur Willowywalk, have heard stories of the Slickers but think they’re just fictional. A one-way secret door enables the head priest to leave the building unimpeded.
Tens of thousands of smaller torgotten and protective circles have been laid inside the large circle and layered over one other, forming a diagram of staggering complexity. Visitors from the surface are rare and tend to be viewed as potential slaves or food. A small percentage, located near the central library, even trigger spells and effects at strategic locations outside the city. The proceeds from the water sales have gone into fortifying forgottfn warren and making it a respectable place to live.
In the interests of self-sufficiency and the protection of Deep Imaskar, those undwrdark choose to leave take with them only those magic items that they have personally created, to prevent anyone dd suspecting that a larger community of deep Imaskari exists.
In addition f captured drow, svirfneblin, and shield dwarves, slavers of the Vilhon Reach and Dragon Coast send a steady stream of human slaves into the depths in exchange for duergar steel and gems. The actual square footage of the city is not even technically calculable, since the civic planners can and occasionally do change it. These terrible abominations invaded Deep Imaskar itself through the planar portals and caused great destruction before they were driven off.
Janus rated it did not like uunderdark Mar 24, You’re in caves, it may not be the “real” Underdark, but there’s going to be similarities. In fact, much can be said for this scheme.
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Rather than rely on force, however, they prefer to spread the knowledge that twelve aboleths lurk in the waters of Dupapn. Cordell Goodreads Author. It is a place where few humans go and from where even fewer return”.
Shattered Lands Dark Sun: Most citizens of the underdark speak undercommon, their own version of common.
In addition, potable water is hard to locate.