Canyon of Guthay
“…a massive rift on the edge of the Great Alluvial Sand Wastes.” —p. 5, Dungeon 181
“…a dark and forlorn place riddled with shallow, monster-infested caverns which hold many dangers…” —ibid.
“The Canyon of Guthay combines the features of a true canyon and a massive rift. Some immense tectonic disturbance in the dim past caused the floor of the canyon to subside about a hundred feet below the level of the surrounding terrain, while the rocky walls were heaved upward by the same amount. The result is a canyon that is twice as deep as it appears from a distance when one can see only the massive upheaval of bedrock around it. A trail winds down through tumbled boulders to the canyon’s floor, which is a stretch of relatively smooth sand and gravel that varies from 30 to 90 feet wide along its half-mile length. The walls of the canyon are rough and fairly easy to climb, requiring a DC 10 Athletics check. Wagons can be brought down the trail into the canyon, but it’s a difficult, exhausting trek.” —ibid, p. 13
- “The Vault of Darom Madar”, Dungeon 181
- The Amber Enchantress, p. 97 & surrounding pages.