Map of Yeti Cave (click for larger size)
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Map by BetaNotus (5/19)
"... You are not of the Himamanav. But you are not of the darkness. Your presence is unexpected."
— Glowing Sphere
The Yeti Cave is a large cavern home to the Himamanav species and a variety of other deadly species. There are three progressively deadlier main levels to the cave, two of which are below ground level, and the cave itself branches off at various points, causing many unsuspecting adventurers to become lost and meet their unfortunate ends. In some of the rocky corridors of the cave, there is a timber frame system, suggesting the area was once used for mining (perhaps to obtain the large, blue crystals which can be observed within the cave) but the exact history of the Yeti Cave is largely a mystery.
The Yeti Cave entrance is on the east face of the northern end of the ravine in Kur Mountains.
Points of Interest
The uppermost floor of the Yeti Cave features Himamanav inhabited ruins dispersed throughout the cavern.
Glowing Sphere Chamber
Not far from the cave's entrance, a narrow pathway forks. Traveling to the right, one can find an impressive spiral rock formation leading up to the Glowing Sphere, a being known as a deity to the Himamanav people. This sentient sphere has the potential to bestow great rewards (Hint) on those it deems worthy, and quickly remove those it does not. Be warned, these deities often have powerful attendants guarding them.
The upper floor of the Yeti Cave features two chasms spanned by Ogre-guarded bridges. Adventurers should attempt to keep the rage of Ogres in-check, otherwise broken bones will begin to accumulate. Stronger non-bridge-bound Ogres are often encountered on lower floors.
Maligno's den is found by going straight at first four-way intersection in the cave. This hazy, darkened region of the cave begins with a sudden cliff, so explorers should be careful where they step. This corrupted cavern is home to the irreverent ghoul Maligno as well as a small band of undead and some corrupted gazelles.
The Dropoff and Beyond
The lower two floors of the Yeti Cave are found at the bottom of two vertical passages which normal humanoids can not ascend, however a portal at the end of the cave system will return any survivors to the entrance. Traveling with a group is recommended for the bottom two floors. As the dank cavern descends deeper and deeper beneath Kur, a number of unique, high-level foes stand in the way of the loot and glory held within the cave's far reaches.
There are four chests on the lower levels which are locked by Yeti Keys, items lootable from most Yeti in the cave.
Broken Glowing Sphere
A second Himamanav Deity, the Broken Glowing Sphere can be found on the middle floor in a room very similar to that of the deity of the top level.
Yeti Cave Inhabitants
Minerals & Metal
These crumbling pillars suggest the Himamanav were not the first dwellers of this cave.