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Posted - 06 Sep 2023 :  02:24:58  Show Profile  Visit hashimashadoo's Homepage Send hashimashadoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by ericlboyd

My biggest issue with the Realmslore was actually the placement of Dolblunde. At first they seem to have placed it near the Kryptgarden Forest, which, while wrong, isn't awful. (You can explain a lot of underground geography mistakes with long Underdark tunnels.) But then apparently Dolblunde was next to the ocean? Perhaps near the Red Rocks? I was very confused, as the movie didn't seem internally consistent.

For the setting, IMNSHO, Barrhindlun, while super obscure, would have been a better name than Dolblunde. (See FR11 - Dwarves Deep, page 58.) It's relatively close to Neverwinter, relatively close to the volcanic activity of Mount Hotenow, and yet partially under the Sea of Swords.

It also would have avoided the need to explain what happened to Daurgothoth before Themberchaud moved in.

The issue was that several major changes were made in the Underdark section of the plot.

They had originally intended for Drizzt, not Xenk to be the Underdark guide, and Menzoberranzan was also apparently intended to be their destination, but WotC told them not to because sentiment around drow was not good at the time. Gracklstugh was also supposed to be in the movie, but now it's just a single still of an aerial view of that city.

So, they changed it to another city since the one they intended wasn't available. WotC staff themselves were their lore consultants (though they did also reference the wiki), so it would've been company men saying that Dolblunde should be the place that the party goes to.

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