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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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.

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

But the line of thought seemed to be “let’s make it how it was before”, which I’m not too sad about either. Where the fairies roam and the jackalopes play? A lifedrain cannot be affected by dispel magic or water magics: What if Amaunator, as one of his last actions, called down a curse of the sun upon his unfaithful, and as a result the sun beats down hotter on the Sword of the Anauroch.

Then there’s the thing where the whole snake infested Mhair jungles also went to Abeir. Seems like Ao and just about everyone else in the pantheon wanted that ice back the way it was, so read into that whatever you will.

My Realmslore is still quite poor on this area, but throwing a couple of thoughts out there after giving the 3e Anauroch module and the 2e Anauroch sourcebook a very quick flick-through Regrdless, the Imaskari would have gotten there first, and began a pogrom of cultural injection into the indigenous Baklunish people.

And if anyone doesn’t think the Shades would bother with something ‘as trivial’ as that, I’d refer them to one of the most pivotal facts we know about Netherese personalities – Hubris pride.

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. Originally posted by KanzenAU What if he had become bitter?

You go into it from one point and exit at the opposite point via the Plane of Shadow.


It does not affect water contained in living things. Was Jergal “infected” and his “cure” was to give up his portfolios before he lost his own core self? Wooly Rupert Master of Mischief.

Edited by – Markustay on 05 Mar The rest remains wiped out Some sort of residual phaerimm magic causing the sun to be hotter, operating in addition to the lifedrain magic in the southern Anauroch Anyone got something better? A change in the atmosphere over that area resulting from the insane magic the Netherese were using towards the end, making the sun hotter locally 3.

Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: In the current time, RAS describes it becoming a desert again and Mielikki–a goddess of forests–being pleased with that for whatever effin’ reasonthe SCAG does that too. The player characters must intervene or else all of Faerun will soon feel the dark might of the greatest magical empire since Netheril.

The fact that rain is falling and plants are growing shows the lifedrain spells are no longer in effect, but the changes wrought by their casting aren’t negated simply because the spell is no longer around.

But considering their strength as casters, the level of the spell 8thand its duration 1 year per caster levelthat means that in any one area of Anauroch, desert conditions would have persisted for no less than 15 years. The reverse, short of a major cataclysm–which we don’t appear to have had in that region, also seemed a bit nuts. I wanted some clarification about the 5th Edition Anauroch region.

Of course it shouldn’t be there naturally, but it’s magic! However, something occurred back on Toril the Mualn Godwar which distracted the Imaskari, or cut-off the remaining ones. The Yellow Goddess, who is Amaunator, who is Lathander, will return in all her glory, and desert sands will devour Netheril. We have something along those lines in a cuple of forest in the south You could even throw in some primordials that were in Abeir that have now transferred to Toril Tashluta fits this well, since its main city was in the caldera of a volcano.

The “return” is referring to a return to anwuroch lands of the Bedine.

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A sourrcebook, unlinked issue, is that the desert sands will return in strength. Even throw in some ‘the geography can change in an instant’, with the earth heaving up, or flash-floods, etc.


Of course, the 5e maps are done, and they didn’t fix a thing – just reset it to 1e, including all the ‘broken bits’. But then the Sundering happens, and the Lathander gig is up – they are recognized as different deities, and Amaunator goes back to his roots. Nevertheless, he was completely abandoned by his faithful. It seems simply to me, part of the way the desert was dried out by the magic, was that the magic increased the heat, increasing evaporation levels, so it’s kind of like Neverwinter, a place that magic keeps unnaturally warm or hot.

Admitedly calling the local nomads “Bedine” was rather typical cheese. Originally posted by Wooly Rupert The Anauroch Desert has nothing to do with the phaerimm eating magic. Dark Sun Dark Sun: They try and fix this by going over the top of the underlying phaerimm drain, trying to use their own magic and natural methods to make the land fertile – but never dealing with the underlying issue.

So the Anauroch as we know it is split into four areas: But I still want to explain the hot desert, and that link by Cattie-Brie of the “return” of Amaunator to the desert sands and the old ways of the Bedine is just too spurcebook to pass up.

As far as I’m aware, Anauroch was always described as a pretty cold place. So, he made the sun burn the area forever more, turning it from a temperate desert to a blazing hot desert. It seems reasonable that this area eourcebook stay dry, but the question of anaruoch it stays hot seems to me to be the main problem to take care of. A dusty sunset filled the western sky with stripes of pink and orange hanging above the endless plain, a reminder that this region was once, not long ago, the vast magical desert known as Anauroch.

If the four deities that I spoke of in the other thread worked together to separate out Amaunator, but then Moander figure he’d start corrupting them too