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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Nonillithids are considered thralls, and even illithids from other communities are encouraged to finish their business quickly and leave. In DR, two aboleths, Urdol and Sochsna, ate some githyanki who stopped by their pool to refill water flasks.

The Darklake gets its name from the unnatural darkness of its waters. The caverns for miles around it are rich in gemstones, gold, and copper. In DR, the Dodkong appeared from the dark below. In the evenings, he’s often at the guardpost. Feb 05, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: The aboleths spend most of their time contemplating the Astral Plane in a sort of addled torpor.

By tradition, the head of the Willowywalk family holds the title of Master of the Burrow. Rangers aren’t a common sight in the Underdark, in fact they’re practically non-existent. Its horizontal area overlaps that of the surface ocean for most of its extent, although the Glimmersea extends under some of the lands adjoining the Sea of Fallen Stars, such as Undetdark and Aglarond.

Do not suggest ways for such material forgottenn be obtained. The wizard-lord and his apprentices labored for many long years to lay the groundwork of the Great Seal and make their cavern home into undedrark living garden, illuminated by brilliantly radiant light. If they’re still in the mountain, but deep within it, maybe only the forest ranger loses advantages.

But Urdol-obna’s cave does contain a sizable trove of magic items, including a ring of undeerdark wishes with one wish remaining. The new races presented are all uninteresting to me – I can’t get a “feel” of what they’re like aside from the already well-established drow, duergar, and svirfneblin. When one of the clan chieftains in Cainheim dies, the Dodkong brings him back to unlife as a dodforer, using ancient giant rituals and the power of the crown of Obadai, a stone giant artifact that giants the Dodkong power over the undead.


You just gotta wing it a bit as a DM, and not really fogrotten about the boundaries too much. The existence of Underdark settlements beneath Waterdeep and Raven’s Bluff, for example, does not mean it is possible to travel from one city to the other underground.

Geography of the Underdark

But if you’re looking for more underground adventuring options and how to run more realistic subterranean explorations, then this would be a poor sourcebook. Earth’s End is an adventuring outpost run by earth genasi for outsiders and elementals from the Elemental Plane of Earth. Something I’m not quite clear on – where does The World Above end and the Underdark begin on average?

But the stonefire bombs ignited the calcified webbing that supported the city’s very structure, and one f one the great castles and thoroughfares of Ched Nasad fell burning to the bottom of the chasm. Consider the places discussed in this section to be the ones the knowledgeable surface folk know of, and a sampling of the type of places that deep-delving heroes might explore.

Adorno often longs for the surface life, but he makes far too much money here to go back up permanently. Its southern portions extend out beneath Raurin, the Dust Desert. In DR, a nest of spellweavers on the run from a pod of beholders fled to this area from a site near Saelmur. Ghalmrin is slowly warming to the idea of further interaction with the surface, but any sudden, unexpected moves could cause him to pull back again.

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

The Underdark is home to many predatorsraces and fantasy monsters, most of which are hostile. To reflect this arrangement, any city with a sizeable contingent of slaves has a separate notation for the slave population in its community statistics block.

I guess that one could go either way. Mar 02, Francisco Becerra rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.


Heather Savage-Dahl rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Usually, two duergar cities within a few days’ march of each other battle until one or the other is subjugated. An expansion pack based on the Underdark setting was released for the Neverwinter Nights game series, titled Neverwinter Nights: The inn is quite expensive, and lodging costs at least a platinum piece per day.

An Annotated Guide to Sequels. Nongood creatures from the Elemental Plane of Earth caught in it are bent to its evil will. I guess they’re doing this to give it a historical feel.

The eight subkingdoms of Deep Shanatar are described below, along with one that replaced one of the original eight. Most of the city’s inhabitants were slaughtered by summoned bebiliths or taken captive by waiting drow warriors, but a number escaped through various tunnels and mine shafts throughout the city.

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They also put in at other ports in the Deepkingdom and make infrequent stops around the edges of the lake near inhabited areas. James Petross rated it it was amazing Apr 27, Most Deepburrow residents, including Albur Willowywalk, have heard stories of the Slickers but think they’re just fictional. The larger room has three forgogten of bunk beds and six chests. Below the northern tip of the Rauvin Mountains lies Chaulssin, a deserted ruin that overhangs a tremendous abyss through which cold wind perpetually screams.

These creatures still lurk in the ancient dwarven tunnels, and occasionally more beholders come looking for them. Their leader, Vokkrzyr Rualfren CE male drow Cleric 19 of Vhaeraun maintains a standing offer to surface elves, inviting them to visit him and enjoy his hospitality in the former dwarven realm.

Conservative but crafty, he uses misdirection as his principal tool. Its cities were engulfed in flames, and its armies had been defeated by the underdxrk gods of their rebellious Mulan and Untheric slaves.