Anauroch: The Empire of Shade is an adventure module for the edition of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. Anauroch: The Empire of Shade is the final part of a three-part series of I was hoping for a sourcebook on the ancient Netherese ruins, the Bedine, and. In the pages of this sourcebook, Anauroch comes to life. Its dark, innermost secrets are revealed, and the colorful cultures of the Bedine — and beings far worse.

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Anauroch (forgotten Realms) Ad&d 2nd Ed Sourcebook TSR Fr13

As far as I’m aware, Anauroch was always described as a pretty cold place. They did instead transfer to Abeir. Besides which, the weird conflating of the phaerimm eating magic with them destroying life.

Eventually, the two empires bumped heads, and the Netherese – maybe for the first time – felt out-matched by Imaskari magic. Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. If I were them, I’d leave the ‘blasted’ aspect of the terrain itself, and give THEM the ‘flying cities’ thing not too many, and most of them actually very small, like village-size. VaughanThomas M.

Originally posted by Wooly Rupert The Anauroch Desert has nothing to do with the phaerimm eating magic. Use of this mighty spell is thought to have created much of the lifelessness at the heart of the vast desert of Anauroch!

However, it’s important to note that Amaunator has already returneda hundred years before the Companions. Edited by – Markustay on 07 Mar It does not affect water contained in living things.

I’m not a fan of explaining that with very complex things like continent-wide illusion magic as proposed though it’s inventive. Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun Annauroch Slight rez, because just came across this in the Companions which got me thinking: Perhaps a reason foliage grew back in the 4e period is due to the enchantment weakening over time, combined with Shade’s efforts melting the High Ice etc. I think it’s a great story point, not a setting flaw.


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Plants cannot grow within a lifedrain field – and desert-like conditions soon occur. His gaze goes back to focus on where his unfaithful once stood, and finds that some returned Netherese, no less have undone his work. More on topic, though, I’m also bothered with how fast the Anauroch returned to the original state. They eat magic and life because the place has to be a desert later. The implication being that there is a persistent enchantment in place. Telemont’s Great Aunt Tootie?

The old ways will return to Anauroch. So the Anauroch as we know it is split into four areas: Edited by – Markustay on 05 Mar Ari Seeker 40 Posts. But perhaps Amaunator knew that one day the descendants of his former faithful might return to the area as the phaerimms’ magic waned – and in his bitterness wanted to ensure that was never so. Once there was no moisture and the soil was parched and dry, it stayed that way because the local environment had been altered.

We know the Netherese survivors abandoned Amaunator wholeheartedly in the wake of the Fall, believing he did nothing to intervene in the collapse of their civilization. The Gorgon’s Alliance Planescape: Or perhaps they had found a way to counter that magic during the lost century.

That quote from the Companions does make it clear that the 4e Anauroch wasn’t beautiful green plains as could be thought from just looking at the 4e mapso it’s possible the reversal, although rapid, wasn’t quite as crazy a change as could be thought.


And it sets up the phaerimm as potentially extremely powerful antagonists not be messed with You could even throw in some primordials that were in Abeir siurcebook have now transferred to Toril Tashluta fits this well, since its main city was in the caldera of a volcano.

They wouldn’t want anyone to think they weren’t successful in any of anautoch endeavors, plus, being “the new kid on the block” as of 3ethey’d want to prove themselves powerfuland what better way than eliminating a desert quickly, that everyone else just accepted for over a millennia? Yes, the phaerimm had already drained it and it had become bare. Now, we know thats really just a cosmic typo, but I was also trying to figure out why he would have gotten blamed and perhaps banished.

Candlekeep Forum – 5th Edition Anauroch: desert is back or not?

The Gobi desert is also extremely cold during winter nights, but can get VERY hot during summer days not as much as the Sahara, granted. The remainder of the Netherese forces battle with the Bedine over control of the Memory Spire, thought to be a tomb of the phaerimm, Netheril’s ancient enemies. Such a huge one would be redundant with the High Moor, though.