Deep beneath the surface, under the seafloor, an endless labyrinth of treacherous caves, ancient dwarven roads, and terrifying monsters stretches throughout all of Zoltea. This second world is known as the Everdark. Long ago, this network of winding tunnels was used by the dwarves to link their mountain cities. Traders and adventurers traveled great distances on wide avenues illuminated by phosphorescent fungus and magic-imbued glowing crystals.
Either due to some great calamity or simply to the advancement of time and the changing world, the Everdark has become the home of monsters and the Dark Races who can navigate the tunnels with ease. Great, abominable nightmares lurk in the entropy of the labyrinth, and none but the most stalwart or foolhardy adventurers dare take the old roads—and even then they never travel alone.
The dwarves say, “The darkest mysteries are best left unsolved.” One would be wise to take heed of this saying before venturing into the Everdark…