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To the north of the Thunder Mines and down the long twisting stairs from the Hall of Bronze are the flooded mines. These were the first set of mines worked by the local dwarves and were mostly worked out when the dwarves partially sealed them off in favour of the hematite mines.

The Flooded Mines (with grid)

The Flooded Mines (with grid)

Originally built around the river that creates the falls in the thunder mines, the water flow in said river continued to increase while the dwarves were working these mines. Eventually it overflowed into the lower areas of the mines themselves. Through most of the wet areas water is roughly two to four feet deep, with the most northern room and associated tunnel being completely submerged.

Like the two other mine maps, this map is drawn at a scale of 1 square = 20 feet (or 1 inch = 100 feet at 300dpi).

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Initially the danger of this level would appear to be the slimes and molds that are found within the dank environment. But dark things have crawled in from the waters. A foul mastermind of a beast crawled in along the Lost River cave and into the mines and has settled into the chamber just north of the waterfall and source of the smaller river. From this location it has sent it’s minions out to collect materials and based on the genetic materials collected (from an unlucky adventurer) has birthed a collection of nearly identical human-seeming creatures under its control. As they don’t speak, they have been named “the brotherhood” by those other factions that have encountered them.

Also swimming the waters of this area are the true children of the mastermind beast. These little non-sentient monstrosities swarm in the water wherever they encounter food or blood. Any serious adventuring in this area will first require wiping out the thousands of these little toothy bastards, or keeping the whole party above the water at all times.

Flooded Mines (no grid)

Flooded Mines (no grid)

Entrances and exits from this map are:

  • Stairs in lower right lead up to the Hall of Bronze
  • River and mine passage at the bottom of the map lead directly to the Thunder Mines
  • River on the left side leads to the Muck Dwellers node
  • River at the top of the map leads to the Lost River node

Here’s the current node map of the Mega Delve – only nine nodes left to map!

Node Map January 27th (click to enlarge)

Node Map January 27th (click to enlarge)