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  • Races

    There are a few exceptions, but most races exist in some form or another. h3. Human Humans can be found anywhere in Athas. They represent the majority of the population and can fit most character themes. h3. Eladrin (Elf) Elves still …

  • The Industrial Revolution

    h2. The Industrial Revolution With magic being illegal across the world, something needed to fill the void. Through the hard work and innovation of the tieflings and gnomes, industry filled that void. New advances have been made in the last 100 years …

  • Firearms

    h2. Firearms Even though this is a Western setting, firearms are closer to 16th century muskets. Revolvers do not exist yet, everything is single shot and follows the rules for crossbows on reloading. See New Feats for rules on firearms and …

  • The Infection

    h2. The Infection The Infection is the blight that happened to the world when Meglan returned as a lich and used all magic and psionics to sustain her life. Since this time, any magic or psionics have had the side effect of draining life from anything …

  • Defiling

    h2. Defiling Those that are reckless or do not wish to hide their natural talent defile. They embrace the infection and allow it to destroy everything near them. When a mage or psion chooses to defile, they automatically use the defiling power.

  • Preserving

    h2 Preserving Those who wish to hide their gift or choose not to destroy that around them preserve. Whether because they actually care about the world or wish to hide their gift, they manage to keep their power from feeding The Infection they do so at …

  • Hiding Magic

    h2. Hiding Magic Whether defiling or preserving, mages and psions may choose to hide their gift. Arcane magix is illegal and can attract hostility, so a spellcaster often needs to conceal its use. When you use an arcane or psionic power, you may …

  • The Lich Queen

    h2. Meglan, the Lich Queen Meglan is the one that brought about The Infection and many believe she is the one that will bring about the end of all life. It’s a generally accepted belief that she will eventually kill everything. She will generally lie …

  • The Gods

    h2. The Gods and Divine Power It is said the gods died when the heroes failed at Meglan’s tower and many believe this to be fact. While there are those that are able to draw upon divine power, it does not come from the gods. Instead they draw from …

  • Steam-Based Industry

    h2. Steam-Based Industry Through the hard work of the gnomes, steam power has comes to Athas. This is not a steam-punk world but if you can think of a steam based machine run it by me and we will see if it fits in the world. Steam is a recent …

  • Traveling

    h2. Traveling in Athas Since The Infection, the world has become a cruel place. Travel from settlement to settlement is hard and traveling from district to district is nearly impossible. With the use of technology people have made this easier, but …

  • The Hunt

    h2. The Hunt The Hunt refers to the time period directly after The Infection appeared when a group of Vashar took control of a well known thief’s guild called the Silver Dagger and orchestrated the ritualistic killing of all mages and psions. The …

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