In the Name of the Shadow
Below the land are endless tunnels, chambers, rivers, and lakes—the homes of the dwarves, dark elves, and countless monsters. Portions of the underworld are under dwarf or dark elf control, and other portions are controlled by nefarious creatures, but most of it is wild. The Dwarf King claims to own all the areas of the underworld, but that’s more a statement of intent than a statement of fact. Maps of the underworld can reliably locate a few definite features, such as the Throne Under the Mountain, but explorers are mostly on their own. The underworld changes constantly, with new passages opening up and others closing off. Occasionally, living dungeons roar up from the deeps; if they’re not killed off, they eventually erupt onto the surface.