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Just stumbled upon some really cool entrances to Earth's closest equivalents to the Darklands (and some of them connect to really awesome caves too):
- [•]Niubizi Tian Keng (connects to caves with truly enormous chambers)
[•]So far unnamed(?) sinkhole in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
[•]Hong Kong·Haiting Hall
[•]Xiaozhai Tiankeng (so far the champion for sheer size of entrance)
This type of Darklands entrance so far seems missing from Golarion. The Earthnavel seems closest in type, but it's closed, and doesn't have the lush growth of the Earth examples anyway.
Any chance we could get some Darklands entrances like Earth's would-be examples above? At least in Tian Xia?
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To expand upon what I posted above, the above examples do not inspire dread once you get past the very reasonable concerns about falling or cliff collapse, and if they were going to inspire thoughts of monsters, the Lost World type would come more readily to mind than Aberrations from the Depths, creatures of living fire, or Fiends from out of this world.
And by the way, Earth has at least one of the infernal type of entrances too.
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There's also the hole on The Devil's Platter. Kinda'sorta
And the Rift of Niltak.
But I could easy see a PFS Scenario where Pathfinders go explore a newly discovered 'mega-cavern' like the one you link in, say, southern Garund.
Also the Mobhad-Leigh. And the Pit of Gormuz.
It's also worth keeping in mind that the real world's underground and Golarion's Darklands are on a vastly different scale. Most of the real world giant exposed caves like these would only scratch the proverbial surface of the Darklands and barely reach through Nar-Voth.
But they do exist.