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Small city
43% caligni creepers, 18% hryngars, 17% caligni stalkers, 10% xulgaths, 8% humans, 2% drow,1 2% other
Source: Into the Darklands, pg(s). 42

Sverspume is one of the most well-known settlements in the Darklands, as it hosts the largest open slave market found below Avistan and Garund.2


Located far below the nation of Nidal in the Darklands realm of Sekamina, Sverspume occupies a large central cavern surrounded in a ring by numerous smaller caves. These exterior caverns are patrolled by caligni creepers.2


The primary occupants of Sverspume are caligni who control the traffic and sale of slaves within the city. Their leader, a caligni stalker by the name of August Caller, officiates at the most important auctions. Other Darklands and surface races are common here as well, especially hryngars,3 who bring in the majority of darksider slaves for trade. The caligni make sure that disagreements between the varying races do not escalate into open conflict, and have the power to ban offending races for an entire year or more from the slave markets. Surface elves, mongrelmen, and drathnelars4 are barred and can be attacked on site if found trespassing.2


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  1. Paizo retroactively removed drow from the Pathfinder campaign setting as part of the Pathfinder Second Edition Remaster Project. A canon replacement for drow in this context might not exist. See Meta:Drow.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 James Jacobs & Greg A. Vaughan. Sekamina” in Into the Darklands, 42. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. Paizo referred to hryngars as duergar until the publication of Highhelm and the Sky King's Tomb Pathfinder Adventure Path.
  4. Paizo referred to drathnelars (umbral gnomes) as svirfneblin (deep gnomes) until the publication of Mantle of Gold.