Unlike the other three layers of Gehenna, Krangath was completely devoid of any volcanic activity. Although the rock composing the slopes was volcanic in origin, the layer had been extinct for at least several millennia by the mid‒14th century DR.
Not only geologically dead, the layer was also devoid of any other signs of life. There was no wind, no source of light or heat, and no natural sounds. The only pervasive smell was that of brimstone. The only times wind blew on the slopes were when an occasional portal shifted the air. The only sounds heard were distant footsteps of visitors. The layer's rare petitioners kept very quiet for fear of being discovered by its residing lich lord.
The only inhabitable locations throughout Krangath were subterranean caves that provided some protection against the intense cold. Since nothing could survive on the surface, the cave systems were violently disputed among the layer's inhabitants.
- Hopelorn, a city inhabited by liches and other undead spellcasters.
- The Night Below, realm of Shargaas the Night Lord.
- Melif, a lich lord who conducted research on life, death, and being in his stronghold of Hopelorn.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Colin McComb (December 1995). “Liber Malevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), p. 24. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan (September 2001). Manual of the Planes 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 111–114. ISBN 0-7869-1850-8.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Colin McComb (December 1995). “Liber Malevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), pp. 40–41. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. Edited by Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc), p. 177. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.