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The Gravid Archipelago is a group of three islands in the Lucidian Ocean, lying roughly between Brokenbank and Bisaft Isle.


The three islands are rocky and marked with only small pockets of trees and jungle. Much of the land is steep, volcanic peaks with sheer cliff faces pockmarked with caves,[1] caverns, and shelves. It was a violently-made series of islands,[2] created from volcanic activity from under the ocean. They are not very welcoming-looking.[3]


Uk'otoa's temple in the Gravid Archipelago - Clara

Fan art of Uk'otoa's temple in the Gravid Archipelago, by Clara.[art 1]

With little safe land to exploit for resources, there is very little reason for ships to stop there.[4] The islands are mostly uninhabited, but are rumored to hold harpies, blood hawks, and a large roc. The Revelry uses them for storage, meetings, and ambushes.[5]

One of the lost temples of Uk'otoa was located beneath the sea at the center of the three islands, guarded by multiple sea spawn, chuuls, and a deep scion. In late 835 PD, Fjord replaced its Cloven Crystal and the seal became unlocked. This appeared to trigger the destruction of the underwater temple itself.[6]

"A Storm of Memories" (2x46)[]

The Mighty Nein anchored the Balleater in the center of the three islands. Frumpkin (as an octopus) located an underwater tower and the party descended there (using Water Breathing), following Fjord's vision of the location of the second temple of Uk'otoa. The tower did indeed appear to be a temple, and the party defeated five sea spawn guarding it.

"The Second Seal" (2x47)[]

After winning a fight within the underwater temple, Fjord asked the rest of the party to leave while he successfully inserted the Cloven Crystal on the Sword of Fathoms into an indentation there. The party escaped to their ship but were attacked by a pirate ship, the Salty Criss, hiding in a cove. Caduceus sank it using Control Water and they left the survivors on one of the islands.


  1. See "A Storm of Memories" (2x46) at 2:31:20.
  2. See "A Storm of Memories" (2x46) at 2:41:46.
  3. See "A Storm of Memories" (2x46) at 2:31:20.
  4. See "A Storm of Memories" (2x46) at 2:31:20.
  5. See Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 66.
  6. See "The Second Seal" (2x47) from 1:57:55 through 2:06:47.


  1. Fan art of Uk'otoa's temple in the Gravid Archipelago, by Clara (source). Used with permission.