Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark is a sourcebook for the Forgotten Realms using the 2nd-edition ruleset of Dungeons & Dragons.

The place has many names: the Underdark, Deepearth, the Realms Below, the Night Below, the Lightless Lands. This vast world beneath the surface is home to fabled races such as beholders, cloakers, drow, illithids, and ixzan. Menzoberranzan, the dreaded City of Spiders, is only one of the hidden cities of the Underdark.

This 128-page book, compiled by the Underdark's most famous son, Drizzt Do'Urden, lays bare the bizarre societies that lurk in the Realms Below. It includes an overview of the major races of the Underdark, an Underdark survival guide, and details and maps of more than a dozen cities. Discover a drow city constructed entirely of calcified spider silk, a nigh-immortal dwarven king trapped in stone form, and a storehouse of knowledge that rivals Candlekeep. Learn the particulars of the alliance between Manshoon and the beholders of the Anaurian Hive, the ambitions of the true master of Firedrake Bay, and an explanation of the enduring strengths of the beholder cults along the Lake of Steam.

With Drizzt Do'Urden as your guide, a whole new world opens beneath your feet.

Contents[edit | edit source]

The book details the Underdark in the north and west of Faerûn in the Forgotten Realms setting, including the city of Menzoberranzan, and the book has Drizzt Do'Urden as its nominal guide. The guide starts with an introduction that defines the physical boundaries of the Underdark, and also describes the intent and organization of the book and gives a brief list of D&D materials which have a strong connection to the Underdark.

  • Introduction
  • Drizzt's Survival Guide
  • Underdark Civilizations
  • Northern Cities
  • Central Cities
  • Southern Cities

Index[edit | edit source]

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Characters
AulagolBelwar DissengulpBrickersCourdh MizzrymDrizzt Do'UrdenDurdyn Teh'kinrellzDyrrEllhimarFricknartiGapolploorgGorger SuntunavickHenkala ShadowsongHlaavinIldibane NasadraIlservKrashos MoruemeKriegerManshoonMorndin GloomstormRelirva Indagley'BelashRhykdeqSangalorSchnicktickSeldigShakti HunzrinShaun TaunadorShindia DarkeyesShyntlara AuvryndarThalynsarThe Ghost RayZesstra AleanrahelZoartik
Referenced only
LalondraXanathar
Creatures
abolethanguiliianbainligorbeholderbi-noublue ring octopuschitinecloakerdaodark creeperdire corbydopplegangerdrowdwarfgaundgibberlingglouragoblingrellgremlingrimlockhalf-drowillithidixzankoboldkuo-toamongrelmenorcpechphaerimmquaggothropersharnskulksvirfneblinthaaludtroglodytevarkha
Locations
Buildings & Structures
Ruby in the RoughSteadfast StoneTrillimac Stockade
Inns & Taverns
Golden Hills HearthThe Foaming MugThe Singing Stones
Ruins
Dolblunde
Settlements
BlingdenstoneCh'ChitlChed NasadEryndlynGracklstughIltkazarMalydrenMenzoberranzanOoltulOryndollRringlor NorothSloopdilmonpolopSshamathZokir
Shops
Phantasmal Glamours
Referenced only
CormyrSkullportWaterdeep
Organizations
Alhoon ConclaveClan BlackskullClan CairngormClan GloomstormClan HammercaneClan SteelshadowClan ThordensonnClan ThuldarkClan XundomConcord of EldersHouse AleanrahelHouse Argrach DyrrHouse AuvryndarHouse BaenreHouse Barrison Del'ArmgoHouse Faen TlabbarHouse Fey-BrancheHouse HunzrinHouse MizzrymHouse Teh'kinrellzHouse Tuin'TarlHouse Xorlarrin
Religion
Referenced only
Baervan WildwandererCallarduran SmoothhandsLolthSegojan Earthcaller

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Design: Eric L. Boyd
  • Original Design: Ed Greenwood (Menzoberranzan, Realm of Stone and Shadow), Michael Leger (Menzoberranzan), Douglas Niles (Menzoberranzan), R. A. Salvatore (Menzoberranzan), Steven E. Schend (Karsoluthiyl)
  • Research/Design Aid: Dale Donovan, Ed Greenwood, George Krashos, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, and David Wise
  • Referenced Authors: Aaron Allston, Belinda G. Ashley, Jim Bambra, Wolfgang Baur, Tim Beach, Scott Bennie, Don Bingle, Grant Boucher, Jim Butler, Monte Cook, Bruce R. Cordell, Elaine Cunningham, Troy Christensen, Arthur Collins, Dale Donovan, Jan Duursema, Nigel Findley, Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb, E. Gary Gygax, Eric Haddock, Dale "Slade" Henson, Jennell Jaquays, James Lowder, Julia Martm, Colin McComb, Kevin Melka, Roger E. Moore, Bruce Nesmith, Douglas Niles, Chris Perry, R. A. Salvatore, Carl Sargent, Steven E. Schend, Christopher M. Schwartz, Dave Simons, John Terra, Mike Whelan, Skip Williams, Ray Winninger.
  • Editing: Jeff "Zippy" Quick
  • Cover Art: Fred Fields
  • Interior Art: Michael Collins
  • Cartography: Dennis Kauth
  • Typography: Eric Haddock
  • Graphic Design and Production: Dee Barnett
  • Creative Direction: Kij Johnson and Stan!
  • Art Direction: Paul Hanchette
  • Special Thanks to: Elaine Cunningham, Ed Greenwood, George Krashos, Jeff Quick, R. A. Salvatore, Steven Schend

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