DM Rumours of the Upperdark

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DM Rumours of the Upperdark

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Some days ago, the Svirfneblin of Rockrun closed their kingdom completely, the Tunnelrunners turning away all outsiders, including other Deep Gnomes. Today, the illusory walls near Rockrun faded out of existence, revealing the settlement empty. No traces of where the gnomes went, nor any of their belongings left behind save three graves and two shrines to Callarduran, holy sites.

Rumours begin to spread around the Upperdark. The Titanfist duergar immediately send scouts to check out the place, weighing the potential for reclaiming their old kingdom. There's talk of a new king, though no names have been mentioned yet.

But there are other interested parties as well.

Nearby ((DM map)) a large number of various creatures in the underdark, lead by a powerful ulitharid and his three illithid lieutenants have set up a temporary camp. Any who come near former Rockrun will be spoken to telepathically by one of the three illithids warning them that this is now Supreme Mindlord Scperxatl's realm. And that those who aid him in driving out competition will be welcome within his realm to trade and do business once it is established and fortified.

Another group, known as the Company of the Blue Lantern, lead by a half sapphire dragon presenting himself as General Morex Ulharaurix. He leads a host of warriors, many of them earth genasi. Allied to this group are three human warriors of the Ibrandulin order Knights Fallen, and five drow: A priestess of Eilistraee and her four rangers. General Morex has made it clear that he seeks to establish a safe haven, well defended against the dangers and evils of the Underdark. For now, they are camped in some tunnels east of Rockrun ((DM map)).


(( Hello, players of the upperdark and underdark. Today begins a plot (that I intend to keep relatively short) to resettle Rockrun. How Rockrun is ruled and what it looks like after this plot, depends on how the players of the upperdark and underdark act and who they side with. This plot will be my main focus until it is completed, and I have some devs on hand to help me out when the time comes to complete the plot.

As you no doubt will notice after the update this Sunday, Rockrun is completely empty of NPCs. This is in other words only temporary, and the old functionalities will return (or be replaced by similar things - or some of them may be moved elsewhere and something entirely new will appear in Rockrun) at the plot's completion. This is your chances to affect how this place will be shaped.

I will be running random stuff in the area in the days to come, but also if you have specific actions you want to perform and can't catch me online, send me a PM and lets schedule it! ))
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Re: DM Rumours of the Upperdark

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A group of duergar warriors can be found lying dead in front of the entrance of what once was Rockrun. Most of them slain by conventional weaponry, but a few of them stripped down to their bones with magic, a curse lingering upon the remains. In the area where the bodies lie, residual magical effects can be found as well. Something terrible happened to these duergar, and the Titanfist have become more scarce and defensive because of it.
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The titanfist who vied for power in Rockrun now seems scattered and disorganised again. Whispered rumours in the upperdark is that the king and his closest advisors were killed by a group of dwarves from the surface. The tension grows now, between the remaining two groups - the Company of the Blue Lantern and the illithids under Supreme Mindlord Scperxatl.
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