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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Is that how you’d interpret it? Underdark provides a wealth of highly detailed information about one of the most popular regions in the Forgotten Realms world, the world beneath the ground.

In my world its the cities and civilizations of ages before which have through magic or geology been mostly preserved but buried. Luminescent fissures of untold beauty. Hellgate Keep itself was finally destroyed only three years ago, but the evil lying beneath its dungeons still thrives. The actual square footage of the city is not even technically calculable, since the civic planners can and occasionally do change it.

Oddly, the derro do not mentally dominate this alliance. This plan was derailed more than one hundred years ago when a surprise githyanki attack secretly engineered by the illithilich Aulagol led to the mortal injury of the elder brain. The northern wall of the city is dominated by the circle. But really it’s all pretty wishy washy. What about a Mountain sticking up from a glacier – Arctic or Mountain? Ruvok Aerthmett female stone giant expert 6royal artisan; Koenig Serpentspine male undead stone giant ranger 9Chief of the Dodforers.

The Circle of the Depths is a druidic hierarchy that serves as the city’s governing body. Many wear chain shirts, and each lieutenant carries a masterwork weapon and wears a suit of half-plate that looks like halfling manufacture.

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These creatures are mostly interested in avoiding notice, but a few serve a greater doppelganger who keeps its sanctum in the former Drakkalor palace’s treasure vault. The fourth edition Underdark supplement detailed all three realms and integrated them into the backstory of the setting.

Almost two thousand years ago, at the height of its power, Dunspeirrin was the realm of the duergar warrior-queen Duerra, who wrested the secrets of the mind from the gods of the mind flayers.

Descent into the Depths of the Earth was successful at unveiling the vastness of the world below. To reflect this arrangement, any city with a relms contingent of slaves has a separate notation for the slave population in its community statistics block. In DR, the Dodkong appeared from the dark below. Colonies of fungus folk live inside its body and protect their domains aggressively.

The eight members of the Concord of Elders hold the memories of tens of thousands of illithids among them, but the jealousy with which these creatures guard their individual secrets makes unified rule difficult. In addition to 25 new regional feats as well as reamls prestige classes, spells, monsters, and magic items, there is also background content on 60 cities and sites of interest, including extensive story content gathered from a multitude of Forgotten Realms products and articles.

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Its members have constructed temporary housing and built a winch over the hole to lower searchers down and bring salvage back to the top. Use clear, concise title names – Titles must be clear, concise, and not worded in a misleading fashion.

He knows his empty threats won’t last long on the offensive, but a few wands and magic rings would be very useful for his schemes. The creature has displayed all the psionic attack modes, although it seems to prefer mind blast and mind thrust. No person who cannot read both Undercommon and Dwarven is permitted to enter the city, because every available inch of wall space in the entire series of delved halls is covered with writing.


Share this Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. These open, unworked spaces have recesses carved into the floor where Urdunnir, a neutral duergar clan, and various earth genasi underdafk simple dugout homes. Travel in the Lowerdark is arduous at best. The prestige classes are boring – they wouldn’t be enticing to players, both in terms of mechanics and in terms of role-playing.

Non-duergar in Drik Hargunen are few, but they live unmolested as long as they follow the rules.

By tradition, the head of the Willowywalk family holds the title of Master of the Burrow. Dozens of tribes, each numbering thousands of hobgoblin warriors, feud constantly with each other in the deeps of this kingdom. But that may depend on which campaign setting you’re in. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Six guards kuo-toa Fighter 4 rotate duty here, with two active, two resting in the barracks, and two off duty at any one time. Some of the wiki’s use the past tense same for all the major cities and so forth.

Geography of the Underdark

Ilphemon and his retinue sought out a large cave imbued with forgotyen faerzress and discovered the vault that would become Deep Irnaskar. Krashos slew most of the slaves who fled after him into the tunnel he had created, but he saved one, a fire genasi, to be his agent.

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