The Grinding Gulf was a large cavern underneath Fox Ridge in Shadowdale.[1]

The Grinding Gulf was a great chasm where flying boulders cascaded in a magical vertical dance. Elminster and Florin Falconhand once investigated the Grinding Gulf, but decided that it did not present an immediate threat.[1]

The Grinding Gulf was an emanation of old, powerful earth magic. It was considered a Class-3 earth node and bore a strong aura of earth transmutation magic.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), Shadowdale. (TSR, Inc), p. 15. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
  2. Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 54. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.