Out of the Abyss

Audience in Gauntlgrym

Upon arriving at the Dwarven City  -

You are taken to a mighty hall in which a red-haired dwarf of fierce and proud demeanor sits upon a massive stone throne, flanked by a number of guards and advisors. Although a long stone table has been set to one side, laid out with refreshments, there do not appear to be any other guests. “Welcome, friends,” says the king. “I’ve a mind to know about the rumblings and rumors about goings-on in the depths outside my city. If ye relate to me what ye know, we can talk about what ye might want to do next.”

After the Feast -

“I’ve told the allies ye met tonight what ye told me,” he says. “I invited them here to learn what is happening, to share what we know, and to get their backing for what it is I propose. Ye have braved the Underdark and lived to tell the tale. Ye know, better than anyone, what it is we face, but we need to know more.

“The Zhentarim have a stake in a secret Underdark trading post called Mantol-Derith. If ye can get them on our side, they’ll guide ye there, where ye can meet with one of their agents, Ghazrim DuLoc. He can provide ye with a map to Gravenhollow. It’s a legendary place built by the stone giants long ago, said to contain all the knowledge of the depths. If there’s answers to be found for what has happened, ye might find them there. If ye are willing to go back, that is.

“I don’t propose to send ye into the dark unprepared, and I hope ye make an impression on those gathered here so they’ll support our cause and your mission. From all I’ve seen and heard, there’s no one better to do what needs be done.

“So, what say ye?”

Blingdenstone Council Meeting

Various ideas discussed during the Council Meeting

  • Convince the Goldwhisker clan to fight against the oozes - Dorbo Diggermattock is strongly against and Senni Diggermattock is strongly for.
  • Find Entémoch’s Boon.
  • Cleanse the Steadfast Stone.
  • Destroy Ogrémoch’s Bane.
  • Travel to Neverlight Grove and convince Myconid's to part with a wagon load of ingredients so that Kazook Pickshine can make an oil to protect metal against acid corrosion. Plan was discarded once they heard the parties story about Neverlight Grove.
  • Escort a salt shipment to Gracklstugh to trade for duergar-made weapons.
  • Convince Ghosts to aid in battle against the oozes.
Gracklstugh Happenings
Stonespeaker's Warning

“Something evil stirs in the Underdark. The rock itself cries in pain and horror, and a madness creeps from the blackest depths. Pay heed to the signs surrounding you. A cave with two faces. Rock devoured, and the land overgrown. The pebble believes itself flesh. The earth rejects its wards, and the tunnels shake in fury. By these portents, you shall know of evil's presence and of evil's face. This is what the stones tell me."


item lump of black metal found in duergar lab


found in ritual room

  1. pouches of giant toenail clippings and skin flecks
  2. 2' tall statue with two heads weighing 100 pounds. “Rihuud" is carved into its back.
  3. in iron chest - a  jar and a small leather bag containing 45 gp and 15 sp.
  4. Tucked in one book are two scrolls -
  • one that bears a list of six words (including "Rihuud" and "Dorhun")
  • a letter written in Dwarvish



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