Today we return to my classic “Dyson’s Delve” with another pair of maps from my 2019 redraw of levels 5 and 6 of this mini-mega-dungeon.
Level 5 is known as the howling halls and is essentially an abandoned section of the dungeon. The creatures that made the upper levels their homes find it unsafe to descend this deep, and the creatures below are only now exploring this far up. Instead, the level is eerily noisy and yet populated by only the scavengers of the dungeon ecosystems – carrion crawlers, gelatinous cubes and the like.
What is immediately different about this level is that it is made of two distinct areas that are not connected on this level. In fact, the dungeon section to the lower-left is only accessible from level 7 of the dungeon.
The area that the party will first discover (coming down from above) is a section of the dungeon that has been taken over by the adventurers / mercenaries / explorers from the temple deeper in the dungeon.
The other section is still abandoned (like the majority of level 5), and is an old prison of a creature that is cursed to only die a violent death, and thus has been imprisoned here for quite some time.
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