Stardock, known as Crèche K'liir to its githyanki inhabitants,[1] was an asteroid in the Tears of Selûne.[2] It was connected to Undermountain through a portal known as the Rift.[4]

Geography[edit | edit source]

The asteroid was hollowed out by a series of tunnels and chambers. The largest of the caverns was the asteroid's namesake: an enormous dock wide enough to moor a large spelljammer vessel.[5]

Trade[edit | edit source]

During the late 15th century DR, spelljammers and astral ships docked regularly at Stardock to bring supplies to its inhabitants. Foodstuffs typically stored at Stardock included:[6]

History[edit | edit source]

In the distant past, the cave system of Stardock had been the lair of an unknown species of dragon. Sometime before the 11th century DR, Stardock was an outpost of the illithids from Glyth, dug by umber hulk slaves. The outpost was used occasionally by the mind flayers for the following 200 years.[7]

Sometime in early Eleasis, 1369 DR, the Twisted Rune discovered the existence of the outpost and used a wish spell to create the Rift. Led by Priamon Rakesk and the alhoon Ralayan, the Rune raided and conquered the outpost on Eleint 9 that same year. They subsequently used it as a base for magical research, kidnapping Halaster Blackcloak on Highharvestide and imprisoning him there in order to discover secrets that might grant the Rune an advantage in their struggle against the Red Wizards of Thay.[8][7]

Out of Halaster's control, the occupants of Undermountain erupted all across Faerûn through uncontrolled portals. The event became known as Halaster's Higharvestide.[9]

By 1492 DR,[note 1] after a long period of abandonment, the asteroid was inhabited by githyanki and red dragons. It had been converted into a crèche where young githyanki were raised and trained before moving to the Astral Plane.[1]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Canon material does not provide a year for the events described in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, but Christopher Perkins answered a question via Twitter and stated the year was 1492 DR. Corroborating this, Dragon Heist page 20 refers to events of Death Masks (set in 1491 DR) as being "last year". Unless a canon source contradicts this assertion, this wiki will use 1492 DR for events related to this sourcebook and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (which is referenced on pages 5 and 98 of Dragon Heist).

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Undermountain: StardockWaterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage
Video Games
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Baldur's Gate III

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