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Ammarindar
Geographical information
Type Settlement
Size Small city
Area Northdark region of the Underdark
Societal information
Races Tanarukks[1];
Formerly: Dwarves; drow, beholders[2]
Religion Garagos[1]
Population 7,000[1] in 1479 DR
Political information
Ruler High Warchief Ghiirvox[1] in 1479 DR
Master of the Scourged Legion Kaanyr Vhok[3] in 1369 DR

Inhabitants of Ammarindar
Locations in Ammarindar
Organizations in Ammarindar

Ammarindar was a ruined city in the Northdark inhabited by tanarukks.

GeographyEdit

Ammarindar was located primarily in the Northdark between the drow cities of Menzoberranzan and Ched Nasad.[4] However, at its height, the kingdom also included territory covering the upper Delimbiyr Vale, between the High Forest and the Fallen Lands.[2]

Ammarindar was located some 250 miles southeast of Menzoberranzan and was linked to the city by dwarven tunnels carved over the Darklake.[5]

The path through Ammarindar was considered the quickest journey between Menzoberranzan and Ched Nasad, but it was less traveled (in 1372 DR) because of the danger that lurked there.[3]

StructureEdit

Originally carved by dwarves, the city's tunnels bore many features of dwarven architecture. The city had large boulevards and large chambers.[6] The walls were inscribed with Dethek runes.[7]

Ammarindar had a foundry of black iron and runes. It was located in a huge cavern with pillars carved into the shapes of dragons.[8]

HistoryEdit

Ammarindar was a dwarven kingdom founded before both Cormanthyr and Netheril in -4100 DR. The kingdom, along with elven Eaerlann, fell to hordes of orcs and demons from Hellgate Keep in 882 DR.[2]

After the city's fall, its tunnels in the Underdark were inhabited by drow from Ched Nasad and beholders from the Graypeak Mountains. Around 1220 DR, the demons of Hellgate Keep drove off the other inhabitants and claimed it for their own.[2] Later, the territory was slowly encroached upon by the great fungal growth known as Araumycos.[9]

After the fall of Hellgate Keep in 1369 DR, a section of Ammarindar was inhabited by the cambion Kaanyr Vhok and his Scourged Legion, an army of tanarukks.[3]

In the decade after Vhok's disappearance, the connection between Hellgate Keep and Ammarindar was severed. The Scourged Legion was taken over by a tanarukk known as Warchief Ghaarzhvex[1]

Notable locationsEdit

Unspoken Hall

The Unspoken Hall was built in -1650 DR by a cult of evil dwarves founded by Balik Blackhand who worshiped the demon lord Baphomet. They created this cavern with the needs of demons in mind and erected several portals to other locations of this cult (including Iltkazar and the Labyrinth). The Hellfire Forge transports demons directly to the Abyss.[2]

Blacktooth Rock

Blacktooth Rock was an intersection of tunnels in Ammarindar named for a large black stalactite that looked like a fang biting into fungus (Araumycos). The intersection was a layered chamber carved by the dwarves and full of Araumycos by 1372 DR.[10]

AppearancesEdit

NovelsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide, p. 232. Wizards of the CoastISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 James Wyatt. The Shadow Path: A Portal Network. Retrieved on 2014-01-11.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Thomas M. Reid (December 2003). Insurrection (Hardcover), p. 35. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3033-0.
  4. Richard Baker (May 2003). Condemnation (Paperback), p. Map. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0786932023.
  5. Richard Baker (May 2003). Condemnation (Paperback), p. 215. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0786932023.
  6. Thomas M. Reid (December 2003). Insurrection (Hardcover), p. 7. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3033-0.
  7. Thomas M. Reid (December 2003). Insurrection (Hardcover), p. 37. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3033-0.
  8. Richard Baker (May 2003). Condemnation (Paperback), p. 36. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0786932023.
  9. Thomas M. Reid (December 2003). Insurrection (Hardcover), p. 28. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3033-0.
  10. Thomas M. Reid (December 2003). Insurrection (Hardcover), p. 33-34,58. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3033-0.

Further readingEdit

James Wyatt. The Shadow Path: A Portal Network. Retrieved on 2014-01-11.

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