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Grot was a mountain range located in eastern Skarith, about a day's ride away from Stone-in-the-Wood.[1] It was thought to be the source of the Black River,[2] and contained a vast network of caves, carved through thousands of trine by underground streams.[3] These caves went as deep as the heart of Thra itself,[4] and pulsated with white Crystal Veins.[4]

The climate within the caves of Grot was consistently cool,[5] and saw little sunlight save for pinpricks of it penetrating through the roofs of certain caverns.[6] Because of their depth, some of the caves were frequently traversed by the Breath of Thra.[7][8]

Grot was originally the domain of the Arathim, who dug many of its tunnels.[9] They were driven out by the Skeksis during the early Age of Division, and their former territory colonized by the Grottan Clan, whose members settled in the great hall of Domrak.[10]

Ecology[]

Fauna[]

Hollerbat - Iris Compiet

Hollerbats were common in Grot's caverns, and were the sigil animal of the Grottan Clan

The caves of Grot were home to many creatures,[11] among which were:

Flora[]

Grot's interior climate made it an ideal habitat for fungi, of which there were a thousand different varieties, as well as cave-dwelling plants.[5] Most plants consisted of root vegetables and mosses, with leafy vegetables only growing outside on the surface.[4] Some mushrooms were bioluminescent, a trait which they used to attract insects, which would carry their spores throughout the caverns. Many of these plants and fungi were harvested by Grottan alchemists and herbalists for their medicinal qualities.[5] Glow Moss grew in great abundance, and was frequently consumed by Nurlocs.[19] Grot was also the home of Vliste-Staba, one of the seven Great Trees, which grew above the caves.[20]

References[]

  1. Age of resistance logo – Andelfinger, Nicole., Age of Resistance – The Quest for the Dual Glaive, #1, Archaia, USA, September 25, 2019
  2. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 24, ISBN 0593095596
  3. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 91, ISBN 0593095596
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 107, ISBN 0593095596
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 101, ISBN 0593095596
  6. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 100, ISBN 0593095596
  7. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "Prophets Don't Know Everything". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  8. Age of resistance logo – Andelfinger, Nicole., Age of Resistance – The Quest for the Dual Glaive, #4, Archaia, USA, December 2019
  9. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 104, ISBN 0593095596
  10. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "Time to Make...My Move". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  11. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, pp. 102-103, ISBN 0593095596
  12. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 114, ISBN 0593095596
  13. Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 90, ISBN 1683838211
  14. Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 96, ISBN 1683838211
  15. Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 86, ISBN 1683838211
  16. Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 165, ISBN 1683838211
  17. Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 144, ISBN 1683838211
  18. Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 143, ISBN 1683838211
  19. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "End. Begin. All the Same.". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  20. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 116, ISBN 0593095596

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