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The Depths

The place of thousand breaths and no light.
Where the murmurs of those who crawl don't stop.
Where you die and never see it coming.
  The lowest layers that are known to the people of The Pit are completely shrouded in darkness. The shine of The Tree doesn't reach here, so there are a lot of beasts here.

Geography

The deeper it gets in The Depths, the fewer buildings will show up here, and the more The Pit starts to look like a proper system of cave tunnels. Even the passages between the layers, such as stairs, elevators, and escalators stop showing up here.
Because of that, anyone who wants to traverse the Depths should take climbing gear with them.   Carrying the light is both advised and seen as a death sentence. That is because the light will help to traverse this place and not fall into one of many pits, but it can be seen by anything from a very big distance.

Fauna & Flora

Flora

Despite being in complete darkness, far away from the light of The Tree, there are various rare plants growing here.
Some of them don't need any light, feeding completely on what is around them. There are even plants that start to feed on the living beings.
Some create their own light (bioluminescence) facing the bigger risk of being eaten. But they also grow very fast and spread their seed when shaken, so being eaten helps them.
Some grow on the Elemental Crystals while drawing the energy out of them.  

Fauna

The Depths are completely filled with beasts small and large. It is even rumored that deep down there is a nest, from which every monster came.
There are beings as big or long as skyscrapers that live alone and those which would fit into the palm of the hand, that live in hives of thousands.   There are tribes and settlements of people crazy enough to live here. The outsiders call them the People of the Depths. Those people can be divided into two groups: those who fight the monsters, and those who hide from them. Those two groups base their whole cultures on one of those two ways of survival, with hunters creating the things they have out of the beasts they kill, and hiders finding other ways to be unseen.

Type
Cave System
Location under
The Pit

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Cover image: Call of the Tree by Revyera

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