Challenge Rating: 9-11

This article lists all available dungeons ideal for levels 9 to 11.


Shadow Den

Name Shadow Den
Recommended Levels 7-10
Recommended Party Size 4-6
Scope Large
Region Battledale

Few dare approach this old mine; years ago, the miners within accidentally released an ancient horror, dark and terrible, that spilled to the countryside and corrupted everything in its way. The church of Lathander rallied to drive the darkness back to its depths and destroy it, but was only partially successful – while the dark shadows and corrupted creatures that came pouring from within were successfully bound and confined to the mine, the Lathanderites themselves perished to the last, failing to destroy the taint completely.

The place now stands secluded and mostly untouched within the Three Rivers Land, save for those foolish and brave enough to delve within.

Location:

Find the Yeven Trail, and follow the River Ashaba past the Pool of Yeven. The mine lays between the Pool of Yeven and the southern Dun Hills.



Cholandrothipe's Tower

Name Cholandrothipe's Tower
Recommended Levels 8-11
Recommended Party Size 4-6
Scope Large
Region Featherdale

The town of Feather Falls was home to the now-deceased Cholandrothipe - a powerful wizard who wielded potent spells, said to allow him to shrink entire boats and move them around Feather Falls without carrying their cargo over the portage. A few years ago Cholandrothipe was assassinated by agents of the Red Wizards of Thay, possibly because he refused to share his spells with them. It is much because of this that few in Featherdale suffer a Red Wizard to walk unmolested through their dale. Cholandrothipe's slender tower now stands on the edge of the town, but few dare explore the deceased mage's home for fear of its guardians and wards.

Location:

In Featherdale, travel to Feather Falls. The tower is situated north of the eastern side of town.



Redcap Grove

Name Redcap Grove
Recommended Levels 7-9
Recommended Party Size 3-5
Scope Medium
Region Tangled Vale

A band of nasty redcaps based themselves in a grove around a old elven cache. Redcaps are nasty little fey who like killing people and soaking their hats in their blood. These ones are no different, though they seem to have some particularly nasty pixies and some boars alongside them. They seem content within the forest, preying upon their neighbors.

Location:

Within the northeastern reaches of the Tangled Vale, find the Feywilds. The redcaps dwell somewhere therein.



Drow Encampment

Name Drow Encampment
Recommended Levels 7-9
Recommended Party Size 4-6
Scope Medium
Region Tangled Vale

The surface drow that have taken over the Elven Court in recent years continue to be an expanding threats to the Cormanthor and the Dalelands as a whole. Often they will camp beyond the safe boundaries of their clans, seeking to annex more and more of the forest's territory to themselves. The Halfaxe trail towards Harrowdale, in particular, suffers from the drow - and has become the drow's favorite spot of ambush for raids.

Location:

In Battledale, head north out of Essembra and to the Standing Stone. Continue north and east until you reach the Halfaxe Trail intersection, and then veer southwards. The drow are said to make their camps off the trail.



Black Blood Hollow

Name Black Blood Hollow
Recommended Levels 7-9
Recommended Party Size 4-6
Scope Large
Region Tangled Vale

The People of the Black Blood are not unknown, even in the Dalelands. Bloodthirsty Malar-worshipping lycanthropes that originally spawned in the faraway Moonwood, their blight has spread to many forests throughout the Realms. The Black Blood Hollow lycanthropes are violent, more animal-than-man lunatics who crave blood and slaughter.

Location:

In Battledale, head north out of Hap and then northeast along the Rimwood. You should find a foreboding, wolf-like cavemouth.



Wyvern Cliffs

Name Wyvern Cliffs
Recommended Levels 7-9
Recommended Party Size 2-4
Scope Small
Region Tangled Vale

Wyverns often leave the Dalelanders well enough alone, instead preying upon the wildlife of the forest. Eyries have been spotted in the north-eastern reaches of the forest, particularly about the Elven Court region.

Location:

Follow the Halfaxe trail until you reach the area known as Wyvern's Pass. A path to the cliffs should be found there.



Slumbering Caves

Name Slumbering Caves
Recommended Levels 8-11
Recommended Party Size 3-5
Scope Large
Region Mosstrunks

The Slumbering Cave is the location of bound evil spirits, kept in slumber for many years. However, their sleep has begun to end, and dark spirits roam once more. Hooded humans serve the spirits, perhaps against their will, and dead warriors obey their commands. Mighty constructs built out of gravestones and graveyard earth also guard the area. Hook horrors, perhaps once calling the cave their home, have been twisted and corrupted into servitude as well.

Location:

In Battledale, head west of Essembra along the Dark Road. In the middle of it, pace off the road to the north, where a secluded cave in the forest will be found.



Morgalish Moch

Name Morgalish Moch
Recommended Levels 9-11
Recommended Party Size 4-6
Scope Large
Region Mosstrunks

Since the Time of Troubles, Zhentil Keep has seen inner turmoil, destruction, and inquisitions of faith. Since Bane's return, powerful and not-so-powerful worshipers of Cyric have fled the city in droves… but where to?

Location:

Find the Yeven Trail and cross to the Ashaba's western bank. If you arrive in the Deep Forest, head south to the Dark Forest.



Hushed Crypt

Name Hushed Crypt
Recommended Levels 10-11
Recommended Party Size 2-3
Scope Small
Region Mosstrunks

Those who dabble with dark magic and sinister forces often find places of seclusion for their work. Though content to continue their depraved experiments in privacy, they occasionally lurk around the nearby road, looking for fresh bodies for their profane rituals.

Location:

In Mistledale, in Ashabenford travel south on the Yeven Trail along the River Ashaba. Eventually you will reach a footbridge, the crypt is off the trail to the east.



Edgewood

Name Edgewood
Recommended Levels 10-11
Recommended Party Size 2-3
Scope Large
Region Battledale

Once a quiet village on the borders of the forest, Edgewood came under the influence of a dangerous cult of fanatics. Not long after the village closed itself off from the outside world and visitors are no longer welcome. It is said in the dead of night, strange monstrous noises and the scent of burnt flesh is carried on the wind near the village.

Location:

This dungeon is currently not available.



Another Essembra

Name Hushed Crypt
Recommended Levels 12
Recommended Party Size 2-3
Scope Large
Region ???

A strange, nightmarish reflection of Essembra, found within the canvas of a haunted painting by the infamous painter Romusvalian. Gifted with foresight and cursed with a dark melancholy, Romusvalian's paintings are said to reflect the fears of those who behold them, and to contain dire omens of things to come.

Location:

This dungeon is currently not available.



Arcane Well

Name Arcane Well
Recommended Levels 12-13
Recommended Party Size 2-3
Scope Medium
Region Cormanthor: Tangled Vale

This old complex was built to collect the latent arcane energy from the Mythal found within Cormanthor, but was long left dormant after the Retreat. Recently, a strange cabal of monstrous creatures moved in, and the complex began to hum with magical energy once more.

Location:

Follow the Halfaxe trail until you reach the area known as Wyvern's Pass. A path to the cliffs should be found there. The Arcane Well is halfway up the cliffs.



Frozen Cave

Name Frozen Cave
Recommended Levels 11-12
Recommended Party Size 1-2
Scope Tiny
Region ???

Hidden deep in the wilderness, this small cave is a shrine to the Frostmaiden. The resident frost giant priestess and her servants keep watch over the altar and the many ice statues that adorn the cave, but are known to take their rites out into the world once winter arrives.

Location:

This dungeon is currently not available.



The Lusty Lips

Name The Lusty Lips
Recommended Levels 8-9
Recommended Party Size ??
Scope Medium
Region Mistledale

Once a brothel of legendary debauchery, the Lusty Lips was burned to the ground by a group of adventurers after the place was discovered to harbor a dark secret. That should be the end of the story, but it's said you can still hear cries of delight in the night…

Location:

In Mistledale, the burnt ruins of the Lusty Lips are found somewhere between Mistletarn and Mistlebrook.



Forgotten Archives

Name Forgotten Archives
Recommended Levels 10
Recommended Party Size 2-3
Scope Medium
Region Featherdale

An old magical archive, once inhabited by a group of mages who worked to research and reconstruct the works of ancient magical empires. Though they long ago had to abandon the library, they left a cadre of construct guardians behind to keep their secrets hidden.

Location:

This dungeon is hidden in the wilderness.



Moonlight Hall

Name Moonlight Hall
Recommended Levels 14
Recommended Party Size 2-3
Scope Small
Region ???

The Moonlight Hall is an old temple of Sehanine Moonbow, though long abandoned since the Retreat. An elite force of House Jaelre drow have taken residence within, intent on severing the elven goddess's connection to the temple. However, they seem ill at ease within, perhaps worried the sacred place is not as abandoned as it seems.

Location:

This dungeon is currently not available.



Deep Mansion

Name Deep Mansion
Recommended Levels 8
Recommended Party Size 3-4
Scope Large
Region Cormanthor: Tangled Vale

An old mansion found deep in the forest. The drow of House Jaelre are known to reside within, having partially converted the mansion into a stronghold that serves as a gateway to the Underdark.

Location:

This dungeon is hidden in the wilderness.



Halls of Decay

Name Halls of Decay
Recommended Levels 13-14
Recommended Party Size 2-3
Scope Small
Region Cormanthor: Tangled Vale

A decaying temple to a decaying god. Found in the blighted path that is Moander's Road, this temple is home only to the corrupted remains of the Darkbringer's faith.

Location:

This dungeon is hidden in the wilderness.



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