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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Bookgnome rated it really liked it Jan 01, Grat Mcgrat rated it really liked it Nov 13, In addition to 25 new regional feats as well as new prestige classes, spells, monsters, and magic ite Underdark provides a wealth of highly detailed information about one of the most popular regions in the Forgotten Realms world, the world ujderdark the ground.

Meanwhile, the Underdark became truly universal with the launch of Eberron in The inn is quite expensive, and lodging costs at least a platinum piece per day. When does a Grassland turn into a Desert? Share this Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Ilphemon’s descendants ruled Deep Imaskar for many centuries as kings and queens.

Iltkazar is detailed in its own entry later in this section. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Most larger cities of drow and duergar are in the Middledark.

The farther it goes, the less like mountain or forest it becomes. The dodforers are old and wise, but still younger than the Dodkong himself. Some 18 miles below the southern foothills of the Sword Mountains, practically underneath Waterdeep itself, lies Ch’Chitl – the primary mind flayer stronghold in the North. About a year ago, Gryxt tried to stock the reservoir with trout to supply the hamlet with a steady food supply. Those who invoke the ancient custom receive beds, food, water, wine, and minor healing at no cost, instead of instant death.

Travel in the Lowerdark is arduous at best. Tension between the cleric and the monitor runs high – neither likes or respects the other, and each seeks a good opportunity to bring the other down.

Underdark (Dungeons & Dragons d20 Fantasy Roleplaying, Forgotten Realms Accessory)

A few mind flayer outposts are scattered throughout this level as well. The domiciles of the skums are little more than rough caves in the murky depths, but the aboleths lounge just under the surface on shallow rock ledges.


When deep Imaskari wish to leave the city, its existence is wiped from their minds to prevent anyone else from learning of Deep Imaskar’s existence and location. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the benefit of the community, they have set aside their petty arguments and creed loyalties to more actively direct the affairs of the city.

The city is famous among duergar throughout the Underdark for the subtlety and flavor of its food and drink. Deepburrow houses a thieves’ guild known as the Slickers. Sometimes while visitors are staying in Cairnheim, the Dodkong asks a favor in return for his hospitality.

I’m not personally a big fan of Forgotten Realms– it’s subgenre is a little too high magic for my tastes– but this is barely a FR book. Nothing here is normal or simple. Durgg-Gontag’s members are not interested in politics, but they’re friends of the Harpers and often act as agents and spies for that organization in the Upperdark and Middledark. The Willowywalk clan numbers almost two hundred now, counting distant cousins and other coattail relations.

Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: Droplets of water roughly 2 inches in diameter swell from the leaves of a mature plant every day and can be carried in a basket like oranges.

Underdark by Bruce R. Cordell

A small community of wererats has mastered the maze at Blingdenstone’s entrance and taken up residence, in reaoms first few chambers of the city. Four massive causeways link the city with apertures in the chasm walls. Honored guests in Deepburrow are encouraged to stay here as long as they like, since the younger Willowywalks have an insatiable appetite for stories of far travels and daring adventures.

The thing that’s craziest reaalms 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 undetdark down and suddenly you’re in the underdark.

The City of Sunken Spires is one of the largest and wealthiest trade centers of the Underdark. Books by Bruce R.

I’ve decided I’m just going forgotren rule that anything below the surface that I as DM deem is the Underdark, is the Underdark. In desperation, the ulitharid Thalynsar formulated a plan to preserve the powers and memories of the elder brain through undeath.


This four-room inn caters to the occasional Material Plane surface dweller who comes to Earth’s End for business or to visit one of the underadrk genasi inhabitants. So there is clearly more to the definition. It’s a vast underground network of caves that hosts a variety of dangerous beings.

Underbrush will be thick between trees but small trees and underbrush a regularly purged by forest fires, natural or otherwise. He rules by his strength of personality and political astuteness, pitting each of his lieutenants against each other. The leader of the temple, and therefore the surrounding city, is called the Deep Scrivener, though this individual actually rules through a religious caste known as the runescribes. The deep gnomes hold the deeper Sondarr caverns, where they work the old mines and clear out fotgotten evil humanoid riffraff.

Grimlocks are favored slaves, since they can never accidentally trigger a rune by sight, though they can still set some off by touch.

Geography of the Underdark

Finding no occupants, the wererats began to live easier, drinking the clean, steady water supply and eating the fungi that had regrown after the attack.

Then they completed their mission and transformed him into a dracolich. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Upon her return in DR, she found the surface world too noisy, busy, and bright. It can choke invaders with deadly poisons, dominate them with insidious spores, or attack with mobile manifestations that resemble the various oozes and slimes.

This highly efficient thieves’ guild is devoted to fleecing foreigners and traders from other lands. These reealms, the blues don’t need to use their psionics to get what they want out of Brikklext’s leaders. On rare occasions, enormous patches of Araumycos die, revealing ancient civilizations ripe for plunder beneath.