Mulun-Dûna, looking out to Izen'nâth
Ownerindependent city-state
Deep Gnome65%
Founded14 Dreamer 81 HE

Mulun-Dûna is a deep gnome settlement that begins in a deep canyon of Izen'nâth. It is shadowy place that only sees traces of sunlight. Mulun-Dûna is an ancient settlement dating to the early part of the Horgon Era. It was founded by settlers out of the ancient empire Isan-Kun. Over its long and rich history, Mulun-Dûna has at one time or another been a holding of a foreign empire. During the Horgon Era, it was captured and became a holding of the storm giant empire Aslauthroa. For part of the First Epoch, it became an independent city-state, and then a holding of Zandûl-Khâl. Then into the Second Epoch it was a holding of a the deep gnome kingdom of Nazgarun. When this empire broke apart into many far-flung city-states, Mulun-Dûna again became an independent city-state.

In the middle of the Second Epoch, the city was at its peak, having over 50,000 people of many races. The majority of the population has always been deep gnome, but the free-thinking liberals of the city have always welcomed in other peoples. After the Onyx Enmity War, many drow and Mîmêk refugees were taken in.

Mulun-Dûna surface entrance begins in the shadowy recesses of Rânnîrgûk. This rift is one of many such rifts and canyons in Izen'nâth. Rânnîrgûk is about eight miles long. In the last one mile of this rift are the buildings, farms, walls and towers of the surface entrance to Mulun-Dûna. In the upper reaches of the town, close to where it freely breathes the fresh air of the outside world are goat and pig farms. Where Rânnîrgûk enters the outer walls of Izen'nâth, a massive Underdark canyon begins. This canyon is part of the geological formation of Rânnîrgûk, but the deep gnomes call it Cinda-Cir to differentiate it from the surface area. Cinda-Cir stretches for five miles into the bowels of Faeglor. Mulun-Dûna takes up nearly four miles of this distance. The Underdark areas of the town cover the canyon floor and walls. Numerous bridges span the canyon's upper levels. The floor of the canyon holds hundreds of smaller bridges spanning a narrow river.

Mulun-Dûna is on the western border of two empires. The city usually sides with the drow of Nîndûnturgac. In the First Epoch, the Mîmêk of Zandûl-Khâl captured Mulun-Dûna and forced the citizens to arm and fight the drow. This period of occupation lasted 47 years. Although it was a long time ago, stories are still told of that brutal period and monuments of liberation and heroes of the rebellion are reminders of that period. The city has a large black market that deals in trade with Zandûl-Khâl.

The Church of Geb is very strong here at Mulun-Dûna. The towns sees a lot of surface travelers because of the supposed birthplace of Geb taking place in Izen'nâth. Geb worshipers view Izen'nâth, and especially Kernsking Koils, as holy land.

The Sûrag road enters Mulun-Dûna from the southeast. This road connects the town with Gholompotl and to the markets of the surface city Nirzanâth.

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