Out of the Abyss
Population: 500 kuo-toa
Government: The archpriest Ploopploopeen rules in the name of the Sea Mother, the goddess Blibdoolpoolp.
Defense: All kuo-toa rally to the village’s defense, including whips and monitors serving the priesthood.
Commerce: The kuo-toa trade with various races of the Underdark near the Darklake, in addition to providing ferry service and navigation.
Organizations: Sloobludop is a kuo-toa village on the eastern edge of the Darklake. From a distance, it looks like a massive tangle of reeds stretching up into the darkness, lit by glowing spots of phosphorescence. Upon closer approach, a series of rickety towers can be seen, lashed together by rope and plank bridges set in haphazard patterns. Even above ground, the kuo-toa build in line with their three-dimensional aquatic sensibilities, constructing their “great city” as if it were underwater. The village rests a short distance below a temple where the Kuo Toa believe their ancestors discovered the Sea Mother, the goddess Blibdoolpoolp.
Most adult Kuo Toa live as nomads scattered across the Darklake, returning to Sloobludop primarily to make offerings of what that they have scavenged. Other races have little reason to visit the village, and those who do visit tend to stay at the Gracklstugh’s embassy, where the Duergar negotiate the use of their locks on the Darklake. Visitors find Sloobludop unsettling due to the cult-like fervor of its citizens, and the commonplace sight of Kuo Toa sleepwalking through the village at all hours.