Varjoissa tiedetään hyvin, että Seattlen alaiset tunnelit ovat asutettuja ja käytössä huomattavasti laajemmalta alueelta, kuin yleisesti uskotellaan. Varjojen Orc Underground jatkuu pitkälle Tacomaan, Auburniin ja Puyallupeen. Turistien tuntema alakaupunki on suhteellisen turvallinen paikka. Kunnes eksyy vääriin käytäviin.
Following the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, which destroyed some 33 city blocks in the Downtown area, the city decided not only to require new buildings to be constructed of more fire-resistant stone or brick rather than wood, but also to regrade the streets of the area one or two stories above the then-present level. This led to the network of underground basements and tunnels, even sidewalks, which became known as the Seattle Underground. The Underground was abandoned for many years until a revival as a tourist attraction in the mid-20th century led to its refurbishment and expansion. Although it is commonly believed that metahumans, mainly dwarfs and orks, moved into the Underground following the events of the Night of Rage, in fact several groups already occupied the area well before, although the violence in the streets above led to an influx of new metahumans seeking shelter. By the 2040s, the Underground was well established as a haven for metahumans and became known as the “Ork Underground.”
The Underground has seen a series of expansions and renova- tions over the years, with much of the initial structure and bracing work from more than a hundred and fifty years ago still in place. This includes brick support archways and glass blocks that filter in sunlight from the street level, tinted purple over the years by impurities in the glass. The ork inhabitants have cleared out and expanded many sec- tions of the Underground, creating an entire community beneath the Downtown streets. Tours of the Ork Underground are available; inquire at the Big Rhino Restaurant or in the basement of Lordstrungs downtown. If you are in the market for ork craft items and unique gifts, as well as shops that cater specifically to metahumans, be sure to check out the Underground’s bazaar area.
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Looking for something different for your next night out in Seattle? Then plan a visit to the Ork Underground, starting with dinner at the metroplex’s first and best restaurant serving authentic ork cuisine, located right at the entrance to the Underground. The Big Rhino is a Seattle landmark, known for its food, entertainment (particularly “Goblin Rock” bands that play here on the weekends), and for its sense of fun. Be sure to bring your appetite, since the portions are ork-sized and served “family style.” Have along some antacids just to be on the safe side, since the cuisine is often scorchingly spicy. Plan on getting to know your neighbors, since the seating is old-style trestle tables and benches, and you might want to pick up a word or two of or’zet before you visit (“thank you” is todo, for example).