Dark Guides are those Delvarin who take up the task of wondering the Great Underdark, mapping the endless passages, and exploring the endless mysteries. The life of a Dark Guide is one of great solitude, for much of a Dark Guides life is away from the Delvarin people, if he or she travels with anyone at all. In part because of this sacrifice and in part because they spend so much time with the stone, the Delvarin people hold Dark Guides in great esteem. Dark Guides are masters of survival, having no one else to rely on but themselves. They train in an apprentice style under another Dark Guide, learning about the ways of the Underdark and her denizens. Like all Delvarin Life Paths, the Dark Guides make use of the Art to assist them in their travels.