D1-2 Descent into the Depths of the Earth. The artwork depicts a party of adventurers fighting a band of descent into chaos pdf-toa. The drow that survived the party’s incursion have fled into tunnels leading deep into the earth. The adventurers will have arrived at the bottom of the dungeon below the cave-castle of King Snurre.
PCs seek the home of the drow by traveling through an underground world of caves and passages. The party then moves through kuo-toa territory, ruled by the Priest-Prince Va-Guulgh. If the PCs appease the kuo-toa and respect their customs, the evil kuo-toa are not openly hostile to the party, but will attack if the party gives them a reason. The party learns that the drow and kuo-toa trade with each other openly, but the kuo-toa hate and fear the drow, resulting in frequent skirmishes between the two peoples.
Erelhei-Cinlu, an underground stronghold of the drow, and the Fane of Lolth, their evil spider-goddess. After traveling for league after league into the Underdark, the adventurers come upon Erelhei-Cinlu, the vast subterranean city of the drow. An extensive overview of the drow power structure is given for just this purpose. 1981, as a thirty-two page booklet with an outer folder.
Gygax and the last of the D-series, was also originally published in 1978 as a thirty-two page booklet with a two-color outer cover. In 1981, TSR re-issued the adventure with a new color cover. D-series “introduced the world to the concept of the dark elves. Reviewer Alan Kohler said, “The Underdark has become a classic place to set adventures This is where it all got started. They felt the Drow city detailed in the module offered “more intrigue” than any module previously.
Drow, who, then, were new and mysterious as opposed to tired and overused as they are today. The series has received considerable praise. 11, who gave it 10 out of 10. Turnbull commented that the scope was large, and that the modules were of good value. Turnbull did lament that the series was designed for parties of a high level, making it difficult to use with a group of lower level characters.