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Beneath the Eastern Shar is a seemingly endless labyrinth. Its most notable occupants are the minotaurs. These savage minotaurs are unlike their civilized cousins of the Ba'lith. Many are mutated from exposure to deep rocks or have bred with demons that also dwell in the vast maze. The fiendish minotaurs are some of the maze's more dangerous creatures.
One creature that escaped from this place reported that he walked one tunnel for four days; "uniform passages, 8' tall and 8' wide...seemingly endless". His map and most of his records of escape were lost in the Earthquake of Ogremoch.
This vast maze was started by earth elementals and enslaved minotaurs under the command of Nears-nan-four. The idea for the maze came from nearly two decades of wandering the Abyssal world Endless Maze. Records from Nears-nan-four say that he was tricked into going to this dreadful world by its master Baphomet.
The Apex Maze is the largest maze on Bal-Kriav. It is estimated that the maze covers twenty square miles and is still being expanded by rogue elementals, golems, and intelligent constructs continue to carry-out their last orders from Nears-nan-four, possibly even influenced by Thyrms Blueprints. Although not part of the original design, the Apex Maze does have exit points in places not expected. These are the result of earthquakes or creatures from Ufthag that have cut into the maze.