Deepearth was originally settled by deep gnomes. In the surrounding caverns lived some clans of duergar. The duergar occasionally skirmished with the gnomes in order to gain food, cattle, and sometimes slaves, but with few successes. At last, a great deep gnome army devastated the duergar territories, stopping the raids.
However, one night, a solitary duergar infiltrated Deepearth and inside an abandoned gnome mine discovered a pool of mercury (in truth, a gate to the Abyss). He touched the liquid and was quickly possessed by the demon lord Orcus. With Orcus as their leader, the duergar managed to seize Deepearth.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Douglas Niles and Michael Dobson (1986). The Mines of Bloodstone. (TSR, Inc), pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-8803-8312-7.
- ↑ Douglas Niles and Michael Dobson (1986). The Mines of Bloodstone. (TSR, Inc), p. 22. ISBN 0-8803-8312-7.
- ↑ R.A. Salvatore (1989). The Bloodstone Lands. (TSR, Inc), p. 36. ISBN 0-88038-771-8.
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