Long ago a cataclysm tore open the earth and formed one of the Wilds' most distinct landmarks, a jagged fissure that exposed a vast cavern. The walls of this rift are lined with scintillating crystals in myriad colors that give the locale its name. Bioluminescent flora and fauna illuminate many of these crystalline formations, drawing many an explorer into the chasm's depths. Not all such expeditions return, however, as there are numerous dangers to be found in the lower reaches, far from the sun.
In wet weather, swift streams can form between the glittering stalagmites and sweep the unwary into deep pools and twisting tunnels. The caverns beyond the chasm are vast, rumored to stretch as far as the depths of RhyDin's Underground and the catacombs of Battlefield Park.