Threads of Invasion
Katal Hazath, Gateway to Khyber
Many of the entrances to the underground region known as Khyber are guarded by fearsome monsters. Cazhaak Draal in Droaam, for example, is home to a band of medusas that petrify any explorer who tries to gain access to the vast underground caverns. Tharkgun Dhak in [[Xen’drik | Xen’drik]] is in the middle of an unexplored continent and overrun with ogres. Khyber is right beneath an adventurer’s feet, but it can be devilishly hard to reach.
One of the more accessible entrances to Khyber is the githyanki enclave of Katal Hazath. Located in the Graywall Mountains between Breland and Droaam, Katal Hazath sits atop a circuitous network of tunnels that lead down into the heart of Khyber itself. Because the githyanki hate the mind flayers, daelkyrs, and other denizens of Khyber, explorers from the surface world can often get guided and reasonably safe passage into the underground world.