Beneath Ground

by Ivan Duch

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  • Album:
    Venture Forth, Chapter 6
  • Artist:
    Ivan Duch
  • Duration:
    3 minutes
  • Release Date:
  • Moods:
  • Genre:
    Dark FantasyOrchestral

About this Song

Excerpt from Aaron’s diary:

The perception of the hunt goes by the old one: what’s normal to the spider, it’s chaos to the fly. I feel the same way, crawling through the shoulder-wide tunnels with unknown slime slithering on my neck. If my information is correct, the lair is near.

The problem is, I don’t believe in vampires. I did encounter the spawns and other infected creatures, but the intelligent vampire overlord? My doubt fights the reason, and it’s winning. It’s always either the crazed noble or some mage at play.

Yet, Grizkh’s senses are impeccable, and he is seldom wrong. What if the vampire overlord exists and we are not the spiders in this story? Hey everyone,

I’ve got some exciting news to share! My latest collaboration is with the amazing Mikwewa, who’s created a truly incredible new map – the Vampire Lair. This atmospheric piece beautifully intertwines natural caves and man-made dungeon elements, and let me tell you, it’s ripe for an epic boss fight.

As part of our collab, I’ve composed a new track, Beneath Ground, to accompany this eerie and sinister lair. Focused primarily on haunting strings and ominous ambient synths, this composition truly encapsulates the feeling of creeping slowly through narrow tunnels, with the unsettling sensation of unknown slime slithering on your neck.

Together, the map and the music tell a gripping tale of an unconventional vampire hunt, as detailed in Aaron’s diary. Is it just another mad noble or mage at play? Or could there be a genuine vampire overlord lurking in the shadows?

Our collaborations have always been about creating an immersive experience, and this one, like every other, stands up to that promise. Make sure to check out Mikwewa’s Patreon and take a closer look at this map and his amazing work:   MikWewa Maps | Creating battlemaps for D&D, Pathfinder, and any TTRPG | Patreon

As always, looking forward to hearing your thoughts and seeing how you all bring this story to life in your games! 🎶🧛‍♂️🗺️

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