Originally, I planned to place an abandoned dwarven kingdom beneath the castle, but right now I’m revising it for use in a world without dwarves. Luckily, I was able to reuse parts of already completed maps in my new map of dungeon level 1.
The Castle: The castle itself consists of 4 levels. Often the above-ground levels of a mega-dungeon are smaller or less detailed than the underground dungeon levels, but I wanted to make the castle itself worthy of exploration, to give low level character more options. The southwest tower will be a sublevel for higher level characters, but I’m not sure what to put there yet.The castle levels are occupied by a tribe of ratlings (re-flavored kobolds) working for a death knight, the undead form of the same knight that betrayed the knightly order.