One last delve into the Darkling Depths, that megadungeon project I lost track of some four years ago and finally rediscovered this month. This is also the last of the Lost Maps for the time being, I’ll be getting back to posting more recent maps of mine for the next while.
Map 5A can be reached through the well in the underworld town in map 3A (which opens up to a small freshwater lake down here, although the area immediately around the well-shaft is completely submerged). The elevator room from Map 3A also leads down here (and is the standard way in and out of this area). Finally, the purple worm tunnels on this level lead off to the west (indicated as area 5C, although there is no prepared map of that area). Somewhere in the labyrinth of purple worm tunnels out there is a link that leads back to Map 5B.
This area is dominated by a mix of natural caves and mines.
Map 5B is reached using the multiple stairways from Map 4B. It also connects to the maze of purple worm tunnels to the west, which may also include “The Lost Crypts“, a map I posted back in 2011 that is also home to purple worm excavations.