|Region||Black Desert, Orv|
|Demographics||100 drow, 100 undead drow; 500 slaves, including derros, peches, zombies, and other creatures|
|Leader||Zyra and Nyrinda Shraen|
Source: Into the Darklands, pg(s). 47
Shraen is a vast city in the Vault known as the Black Desert, in Orv, deepest layer of the Darklands. Its architecture is similar to that of Ancient Osirion, consisting of pyramids and tall towers with spires. The very tallest of these towers reach up to the radioactive blightburn-caked vault ceiling, 3,000 feet above.
The city is very old, although not as old as the Vault itself. It had been abandoned for a long time before it was discovered by the exiled undead drow of House Shraen. Not harmed by the blightburn radiation prevalent within the Vault, they decided to settle in the city, and named it after themselves.
The city is home to or near the Black Desert's many natural hazards, including burning blightburn crystals in the vault ceiling above, pools of quickdeath gas that surround the city, and the Cradle of Purple Worms.
The undead drow of House Shraen have tamed and domesticated the purple worms, enclosing them in stalls of stalagmites and walls of force and training them as mounts. Zyra and Nyrinda Shraen fetch these worms for other drow to ride above and below the Black Desert's surface.
Relationships with nearby inhabitants
About 100 covetous skaveling-mounted urdefhans, led by War Champion Urserf, inhabit fortified camps near Shraen. The urdefhans want Shraen as a base, and their increasingly large assaults have killed a number of drow slaves.
- James Jacobs and Greg A. Vaughan. (2008). Into the Darklands, p. 47. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-140-4
- Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Amanda Hamon, et al. (2013). Mythic Realms, p. 22. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-567-9
- Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Amanda Hamon, et al. (2013). Mythic Realms, p. 21. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-567-9