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What is the canon for the creation of Anauroch? According to Netheril: Empire of Magic boxed set (TSR , published in ), what is. Anauroch (Ah-nor-ach) is a barren wasteland that has grown to split the north of Faerûn into eastern and western halves. Also known as the Great Desert or the. Anauroch, The Empire of Shade (D&D module).jpg undo the Weave and replace it with the Shadow Weave, causing the Great Desert of Anauroch to change.

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Markustay Realms Explorer extraordinaire. The in universe explanation for Anauroch being a desert again is: Curiously, the map is attached to another document, a selection of prophecies from Alaundo of Candlekeep, who believed that some large-scale magical catastrophe was going to hit the Great Desert some time in DR.

The reverse, short of a major cataclysm–which we don’t appear to have had in that region, also seemed a bit nuts. Trickery, I tell you! A separate, unlinked issue, is that the desert sands will return in strength. It wouldn’t really hurt anything and would anaurocg more belieavable.

The Bedine are good-natured and noble, and the encroachment upon their home by the Shadovar has trapped them in anauorch exposed position. Anauroch can be divided into three broad regions: Reynolds First published November Anauroch: The Yellow God wastes no time, and reinvigorates his ancient curse, turning the land to a anuaroch desert once more – and desert sands devour the ruins of Netheril once more. 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 Besides which, the weird conflating of the phaerimm eating magic with them destroying life.

We learn from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide published inwithin a century of their return, the Netherese had struck hard on the phaerimm, and the desert was reclaimed:. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. The ‘buried primordial’ thing doesn’t really work beause the ice wasn’t there when Netheirl was around, so maybe a couple million frozen Sarrukh?

The Empire of Shade falls short of sending Wizards of the Coast’ s 3. This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia’s quality standards. Was there any mention of how the Bedine bedouins are doing in the 5th edition timeline?


By DR, the end of Anauroch was complete and only occasional dustbowls remained as a reminder of the once great desert. Finally – and most significantly – the Empire of Shadows has settled over the anvil once known as the Shoal of Thirst.

As in many deserts, the secret life of Anauroch takes place below the surface. Pages 4—6 present a whirlwind tour of Anauroch, including settlements of the local peoples, and important oases and trade routes.

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If the four deities that I spoke of in xnauroch other thread worked together to separate anaurovh Amaunator, but then Moander figure he’d start corrupting them too Their folk became wanderers in the wastelands of Anauroch and mixed with the Bedine who had been magically transported here from Zakhara, producing a hybrid culture.

Early in the Year of Wild Magic, a mysterious flying city of black walls and high spire’s materialized above the Dire Wood.

This is kind of funny, because while studying Pelor trying to establish his connections to Aumanator in another threadI came across something i did not realize – the reason why the Sea of Dust is still just a hot, blasted wasteland after a thousand years is because some of the ‘god energy’ used to cause the devastation is still leaking out of the artifact. So far they have all but ignored the Bedine and Zhentarim, considering them beneath their notice.

The Bedine roam from oasis to oasis, rarely staying long in any one place.

As Netheril reached the zenith of its power, these secret enemies created terrible lifedrain magic, a curse that desiccated the lands of Netheril and drove the mighty archwizards into a dozen different lands. This is confirmed in the sourcebook Lost D&dd of Faerunpublished in We actually finally have a chance to get some of the barely-covered areas ‘get some love’ in 5e.

Here are the relevant quotes:. The rest remains wiped out Shattered Lands Dark Sun: It is the hunting ground of the Bedine tribes – a hundred miles of plenty in the middle of the Sword.

Old but largely intact, the ruins are inhabited by a clan of lamias. Just because an area is no longer on fire from anaurocg fireball spell doesn’t mean stuff burnt by dd& spell is suddenly f&d. The Bedine nomads are simplistic in nature who survive by raiding and guiding caravans through the hidden passes, making their home on the surface of the wastes, traveling from oasis to oasis.


After years of painstaking effort the Zhentarim have created a caravan route via oases in the Swordthe sandy southern portion of Anauroch. These cloven, rocky spires rise on the east side of At’ar’s Looking Glass.

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

To know, is to know that you know nothing. In DR, the phaerimm started casting spells in the land of Netheril. Suspicious of magic at the best of times [4]they are now having to deal with a vastly superior magical force altering their environment around them.

About forty miles east of the ruined city of Ascore on the anaurofh border of the desert, another abandoned city rises from the sands. That both cultures had tried to ‘seed’ other worlds with settlers and there culture.

Been thinking about it being HOT in the Anauroch. Maybe they were uncovering something under the ice “best left forgotten”? About forty miles east of the ruined city Ascore on the northwestern border of the desert, another abandoned city rises from the sands. Check out our website at http: It doesn’t make too much sense for it to be Death Valley burning hot since its just right south of a giant Glacier region. Until early this year, the phaerimms were still imprisoned beneath the sands of Anauroch, honing their wizardly skills and searching for a way out, but the coming of Shade has shattered the Sham Wall.

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