Saga of Jaraah
Fenn Ironblood inquires at the temple and hears more of Oldoran’s fondness for gnomes and his stewardship of their settlement in the Thermal Caves. Tales abound of bizarre creatures emerging from below ground as well as geological mishaps as buried chambers collapsed or released toxic gases as they were opened up during the initial explorations of the caves. He’s told Hell’s Gate leads to an underground system of caves believed to stretch as far south as the Badlands and who knows how far north. The system is not fully explored as it quickly gets too dangerous for even the hardiest of adventurers. The theory that it is connected to the Badlands is only based on the observation that strange magically influenced creatures also appear in the Badlands. No one has successfully navigated an underground path from the Thermal Caves to the Badlands.