Neverwinter: The Year of Deep Water Drifting
The Northdark is the region of the Underdark beneath the North of Faerûn, including below Neverwinter and the surrounding region.
North and east of Waterdeep lays a large and notorious domain called the Northdark. Many of the Underdark’s most famous realms lie in this area, including the ruined svirfneblin city of Blingdenstone, the duergar Deepkingdom of Gracklstugh, and Menzoberranzan, City of Spiders. The Northdark is also home to the wreckage of numerous ancient realms, such as Ammarindar, Delzoun, and Netheril (this last one in the form of Skullport, an underground city beneath Waterdeep). The Buried Realms lie quite near it to the east – in fact, the Northdark meets the Buried Realms beneath the ruins of Ascore. Countless orc-holds, troll-caves, and giant-delvings also lie buried beneath the Spine of the World to the north. However, only the sites important to the Neverwinter campaign are focussed on here.
- Something is stirring the drow of the Northdark. They are wandering farther afield than usual and always looking for places of ancient magic.
- Abyss-tainted orcs commanded by sun elves – “Yes, eladrin, if you can believe it?!” – are appearing throughout the Northdark and near to surface locations which are known to hide entrances to the deep realms.