Bottomless pits are, in fact, bottomless. Adventurers that have fallen
into these traps have been known to meet other adventurers that have
also fallen within, and even marry and bear children before eventually
dying of old age.
Prior to Curse Day
, bottomless pits were the second-leading
cause of death in Flatheadia
. The Frobozz Magic Bottomless Pit Bomb
Company produced anti-pit bombs which were able to stack a bottomless
pit full of bottomless-pit-filling agents. On this Curse Day, the man
who would become the First Dungeon Master
tossed one of these into a
cavern containing an incredible quantity of these pits, which happened
to be the resting place for a majority of the surviving grue
population. Uncountable hordes of these creatures emerged. Thus
bottomless pits were no longer a leading cause of death.
In the intervening years between 883 and 948 GUE, at some point the implementer,
, worked for weeks to fill in almost all the bottomless pits in
, thus forcing even more packs of grues to slaver about.
|SOURCE(S): Dungeon, Zork Zero, Zork: Grand Inquisitor|