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Exploring the Underworld

The party wanders between market stalls during the height of the selling day. Dozens of strange, unfamiliar scents and sounds fill the air. The wares are just as alien. There are crystal shards in various colors, bundles of bulbous fungi, arthropod carapaces taller than the dwarf hocking them, and many more oddities. Citizens of all different races shop alongside the adventurers. Distant colliatur, small dødeligs, and proud dweorg mingle amidst the stalls and storefronts. The rest of the underground city rises around them, proudly displaying its dwarven architectural heritage. Pillars of colorful crystal and stone loom farther into the city’s heart. 

Despite its strange features and denizens, it almost feels like the party never left the surface world. Until they look up. The shadowy cavern ceiling hangs high above. If they squint, they can just make out moving shapes in the darkness up there. This is what reminds them. This city is just a tiny beacon of light surrounded by darkness. 

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Who’s Afraid of the Dark

Darkvision and Other Inconveniences

“The air is cold and dank, heavy with the weight of the earth hanging high above your head. Jagged, black stone walls stretch ahead and behind. The torch in your hand flickers as a dead breeze staggers down the passageway. You draw closer and closer to the end of this bleak tunnel until finally, the narrow rock walls vanish on both sides. You can hear the heavy breathing of something in the darkness ahead and…” 

 “I have darkvision!”

 “You… Oh, whatever! You see a feral troll in the back of the cave. Everybody, roll initiative.”

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d100 Solutional or Karst Cave Finds

A d100 list of found objects, unexpected sights, and strange encounters for your players to discover while venturing through unexplored, solution-carved caves.

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d100 Glacier Cave Finds

A d100 list of found objects, unexpected sights, and strange encounters for your players to discover while forging paths through frigid, forlorn ice caverns.

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d100 Coastal Finds

A d100 list of found objects, unexpected sights, and strange encounters for your players to come across while following along the beaches, coves, and cliffsides of coastal regions.

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d100 Corrasional or Erosional Cave Finds

A d100 list of found objects, unexpected sights, and strange encounters for your players to experience while venturing through winding, eroded caverns.

Rushing rivers and streams gouge narrow passages into dark, stony depths.

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