Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Karst caverns

K is for karst, where dissolution and erosion takes place, and caverns are formed.

Because I proselytize about geology, and I have discovered isometric graph paper...

The flagstoned walls and floors of the Alphabet Dungeon merge with a limestone cavern, formed over eons.

Moist walls glisten in the lamplight, and our party steps into the musty dark.  What denizens occupy these maze-like caverns, filled with interconnecting passages and dead ends? Myconids, undead, troglodytes...
The tunnels vary in width from 3 to 10 feet, and similarly, in height.  Stalactites, stalagmites, and other karst features make for challenging passage.  Deep within the caverns, an underground stream connects three caverns, and inundates a fourth. Characters lost in one stream may emerge in another cavern, but if they are unconscious or weakened, they may disappear into the abyssal depths, never to be seen again.

No comments:

Post a Comment