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The Underdark

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Turbine point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Menace of the Underdark
It is a vast realm, where darkness pervades and danger lunks (sic) at every unseen corner. It is home to the Drow, amongst other things...

The Underdark is a level 22 wilderness adventure area, allowing characters from levels 20 to 26 to get full experience. It is located in the Forgotten Realms. There are two ways to access this area. These are two different entrances, and get you to different starting points in the map.

The King's Forest entrance is very close to the Sschindylryn portal entrance. Once the Sschindylryn central portal has been unlocked, you can enter the city from the Eveningstar cavern and then exit the Sschindylryn zone to the Underdark close to the King's Forest entrance.

There is a portal at the ruins of Riz Malag explorer option. Once this has been found, it is available as an entrance point to the Underdark from the Eveningstar Cavern. Please note that this portal is very close to the quest entrance for 'In the Belly of the Beast' quest. Just follow the right hand path upwards to the secret cave.

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[edit] Malchor’s Undersun Goggles

Although the Underdark is true to its name (it's dark!), Malchor’s Undersun Goggles amplify the Underdark radiation to give you better sight and reveal hidden enemies by making them glow red. It is provided to players from a NPC Beli Bragason (Optics Merchant) upon reaching the Underdark.

These goggles will not help in other low-light quests (such as Rainbow in the Dark).

[edit] Navigating the Underdark

True to its pen-and-paper namesake, getting disoriented in the Underdark is easy. Take advantage of the maps provided in this article. The Underdark is arguably the second largest wilderness area in terms of sheer height (the The King's Forest is probably larger in area but the Storm Horns trumps in both categories), with many levels and few access points to reach explorer points and rare enemies. Dead-ends often have powerful and deadly rares. Feather fall is important here to reach some ledges. Monks and Favored Souls have advantage here with their long-jump abilities.

Most parties will be prepared to fight anything they encounter--and there is much that will find you there. A stealthy approach allows casual exploration without attracting attention.

[edit] Traps

Unlike most explorer zones, the Underdark have scattered around their zones some bear traps and spell wards. They can be disabled as any normal traps.

  • Bear traps: DC ?
  • Spell Wards: DC ?-53

[edit] Quests

In addition to the Rare Encounter / Slayer / Explorer missions typical to all wilderness adventure areas, the following quests can be found in this zone:

[edit] Sschindylryn

Main article - Sschindylryn

The Drow city of Sschindylryn is another adventure area, accessible from this zone. The four quests required to advance the raid flagging arc (the entire second quest chain series) are located in Sschindylryn, not in this area. So you must gain initial access here through the Underdark.

The easiest way to get to Sschindylryn via the Underdark is by going to the very southern part of the King's Forest and using the cave there. Once you enter the cave you may fight your way along the path and will discover the portal to Eveningstar/Sschindylryn. Then use that portal which takes you back to the Eveningstar Cavern and from that point on you may use the Eveningstar Cavern portal to get to the city, by way of a portal that rests on the southern outskirts of the city, and the quests within.

Should you use the portal located in the heart of the city to take you to other locations, any future uses of portals to get to the city will take you to that inner city portal and not the southern outskirts portal that leads to the city via the main bridge. Enemies that may normally patrol around this portal will not be present if you zone in before others in party enter into the city's main entrance, which triggers enemies to spawn.

[edit] Rare Encounters

[edit] Denizens of the Underdark

XP per encounter: 3,750 Bonus XP for solving all encounters: 35,625

[edit] Tips for the red dragon fight

The red dragon Micahrastir doesn't always spawn on the instance. In fact, when he is absent the "Dragon's Roost" doesn't look like a dragon's nest at all (no gold pile, no nothing). When he is there, two chests and gold pile appears. By backspacing these from below the nest, around the salamanders' area, you can check if he is there or not without running all the way up the "Grand Waterfall" side way. For this reason it is recommended to enter the Underdark area from eastern entrance (Merchant Camp), if you are going for the dragon fight.

The bridge to the nest gets destroyed shortly after starting the fight. So all the party members must be together on the platform in order to participate on the fight and get loot after. And yes, Micahrastir can wing-buffet you off the platform. Once you fall, there will be no way to reach the platform/chests again. It is recommended to rely solely on ranged/caster nuke and not to melee for this fight.

[edit] Slayer

[edit] Denizens of the Underdark

  • Slay 10 Underdark creatures: 2,775 XP
  • Slay 25 Underdark creatures: 3,735 XP
  • Slay 50 Underdark creatures: 5,025 XP
  • Slay 100 Underdark creatures: 7,311 XP
  • Slay 200 Underdark creatures: 11,460 XP
  • Slay 400 Underdark creatures: 14,167 XP
  • Slay 750 Underdark creatures: 19,560 XP
  • Slay 1,200 Underdark creatures: 32,310 XP
  • Slay 2,000 Underdark Creatures: 74,550 XP
  • Slay 3,000 Underdark Creatures: 96,600 XP

[edit] Liberator

During some encounters, you might fight some enslaved people. If you can find and kill all Slavemasters nearby, they will stop attacking, and you can remove their collar and free them.

Once freed, they will help you against any other enemy that is still nearby, but will not follow you.

Usually, the slaves are near the entrance from King's Forest, near the broken cart, and around the portal of Riz-Malag.

[edit] Captives of the Drow

  • Uncollar 3 slaves: 2,448 XP
  • Uncollar 5 slaves: 3,072 XP
  • Uncollar 10 slaves: 3,909 XP
  • Uncollar 15 slaves: 4,590 XP
  • Uncollar 25 slaves: 5,601 XP
  • Uncollar 40 slaves: 6,654 XP
  • Uncollar 70 slaves: 8,502 XP
  • Uncollar 100 slaves: 9,300 XP

[edit] Explorer

[edit] The Underdark

Each Explorer is worth 1,875 XP, the bonus for finding all of them is 6,093 XP.

  • Find the portal gate to Sschindylryn
  • Find the Boneyard
  • Find the Daycrystals
  • Find the Cave of the Elements
  • Find the Dragon's Roost
  • Find the Spider Hatchery
  • Find Tranquility Grove
  • Find the Riz Malag portal
  • Find Nessaleesa's Garden
  • Find the Overlook
  • Find the Grand Waterfall
  • Find the source of the Demon infestation
  • Find Agathea's Hut

[edit] Monsters

Monsters in the zone not found on the rare encounters list.
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[edit] Native fauna

Killing native fauna here adds to your slayer count.

[edit] Common monsters

[edit] Named Monsters

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