Out of the Abyss
A large Duergar city on the coast of the greater Darklake, Gracklstugh is well known for its unparalleled smithing. Visitors to the Duergar city are greeted by its hot and acrid air, followed by the angry red glare of the eternally burning smelters fueling the city’s metal works, its clanging heart. Gracklstugh toils endlessly, its smiths churning out the best armour and weapons among the Underdark races. Those who do business here refer to Gracklstugh as “the City of Blades” . As merciless as it can be, Gracklstugh is a major bastion of civilization in the Underdark with active trade routes.
Built within the walls of a deep cavern southwest of the Darklake, Gracklstugh is the commercial, political, and spiritual centre of the Duergar, all of whom look to the Deepking with respect. The city has an open shore along the Darklake, while several caverns and passages connect Gracklstugh to other parts of the Underdark to facilitate travel and trade.