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The world’s largest known cave

January 15, 2014

I know Telecanter and ze bulette (and most likely others too) talked about it back when it was actually news, but I was reminded of Son Doong cave by this article in The Guardian a day or two ago and I decided it never hurts to have more pictures of mythic underworlds to inspire awe and wonder.

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I’m in two minds about the “tourism” angle of the article. Never mind wealthy Western backpackers; I’m much more comfortable picturing a raggle-taggle band of fighters, magic-users and thieves skulking among the stalactites and rafting down the subterranean river to explore the unknown depths.

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If I were the DM in charge of stocking Son Doong, I think I’d be dropping in cavemen, troglodytes or serpent people, maybe a tribe of Voormis and a couple of Gugs guarding an entrance to the Dreamlands, along with giant frogs (blindheims, anyone?) and about a million giant cave centipedes. Oh, and dinosaurs. Obviously there must be dinosaurs.

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The official site of Son Doong cave is here.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Jayson permalink
    January 16, 2014 3:25 pm

    Explicitly dinosaurs that look like giant iguanas with rubber fins glued to their backs.

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