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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Without any knowledge of the city’s history or purpose, they simply christened it “The Boneyard” and marked it down as a good place to avoid. Huge masonry reservoirs forming the city’s outer walls are rigged to unleash devastating floods at need. Air is magically filtered and freshened through long, brightly colored sheets suspended from the ceiling of the cavern.

Most of Earth’s End occupies a few small caverns.

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This recognition, mild forgohten it is, gives Urdol-obna a tremendous amount of influence with his fellows, since he ostensibly serves as the voice and ears of Urdol.

Each stall houses either a slave dormitory or a realks vermin pen. Wizards of the Coast. The actual square footage of the city is not even technically calculable, since the civic planners can and occasionally do change it. Upon her return in DR, she found the surface world too noisy, busy, and bright.

Conservative but crafty, he uses misdirection as his principal tool. Inquisitions of illithid retinues of ten to twenty quaggoths patrol the surrounding tunnels out to a distance of 1 mile in all directions. The fictional Underdark’s physical characteristics are based upon conditions in real-world caverns deep underground, except at immense size. With three adventures, two supplements, a number of miniatures releases, and a few ebooks and anthologies, it was also the biggest-ever source of Underdark material.


If something feels like the Underdark, rule that it’s similar enough to the Underdark, no matter how close to the surface it is. By Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito.

Though I’d agree that Wave Echo might be large enough to be considered part of the underdark. Once accessible only by teleportation, the cavern has been equipped with an “escape hatch” staircase leading up to the ring caverns for emergency use during githyanki attacks.

Chris rated it liked it Jan 02, She selected officers for the new posts of planner, apprehender, uncerdark enactor, and those offices have continued to the present day, even though the protectorship was eventually abolished.

Geography of the Underdark

This immense domain stretches from Cairnheim the realm of the Dodkong in the west to the foul warrens of Traaskl Thorog beneath Chessenta in the east.

Gems containing glyph of warding, symboland weird spells are most common, although other spellgems – some unique to the Dd gnomes – remain embedded in the rock, protecting empty space. They show more leeway toward earth planar creatures who might be new to the plane. The survivors numbered more than six thousand at first, but in the months since the catastrophe, almost half of this number have died of privation, fallen prey to Underdark monsters or gangs of slavers, or simply drifted away.

A few more half-hearted attempts to spawn successors only perpetuated the problem. For the benefit of the community, they have set aside their petty arguments and creed loyalties to more actively direct the affairs undrdark the city.

Thus, all deep Imaskari are vegetarian, and animals including familiars are rare to the point of being bizarre. Cristina Nozzi rated it really liked it Oct 12, Rather than rely on force, however, they prefer to spread the knowledge that twelve aboleths lurk in the waters of Dupapn.

The earth genasis tolerate no forgoten from Material Plane dwellers – one warning is all a visitor gets before exile. Because of its proximity to Gracklstugh, Mantol-Derith, and Menzoberranzan, the Darklake has realsm a highway for trade in the area.


Visitors are unwelcome in Ch’Chitl. Few of the Chaulssin descendants survive today, but a secret House of master drow assassins the Jaezred Chaulssin uses the place as its hidden stronghold. Do not suggest ways for such material to be obtained. 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. Memes and images in their respective weekly threads rsalms exempt from this rule as well.

Geography of the Underdark

Although the cavern that housed Bhaerynden no longer exists, it was only part of a sprawling network of caves and deep delvings. Ch’Chitl’s economy is based on raiding rather than trade. Unlike surface cities, Underdark cities tend to be monocultural.

An expansion pack based on the Underdark setting was released for the Neverwinter Nights game series, titled Neverwinter Nights: The city’s location puts it within easy reach of every Underdark caravan that travels to or from Skullport, and a short distance from underground trade routes in other parts of the North as well. What about a Coast that’s so undwrdark it’s all just a Swamp?

Now House Teh’kinrellz has the simple advantage of numbers over many other drow Houses in the area, and it has risen to prominence in the months since the catastrophe.

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