The elves of Athas are forged in the endless desert-burned dark by the sun, toughened by the swirling sands, and given strength and swiftness. Athas’s elves stand tall and lean, with long limbs and fearsome faces. The elves of Athas are forged in the endless desert-burned dark by the sun, toughened. Sun-baked, wind-carved features dominate the chiseled elven faces. elements of the deserts, elves are forced to clad themselves in dark.
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They largely live in isolated tribes in the jungles. The struggles would have continued to completion had the Champions not discovered that Rajaat’s true plans did not include their survival. In daark editions, defilers and preservers were a separate class.
This full adventure previewed new material from the campaign setting. When in the company of outsiders, elves create tests of trust and friendship constantly for their companions.
Elven literature is rich and varied, and their songs and poems are famous among other races. Anything goes when dealing with an elf trader. The campaign used the 4th edition rules and time frame.
With Rajaat imprisoned, the former Champions renamed themselves Sorcerer-Kings and despotically divided up the surviving city-states among themselves. Along with the elan they were introduced in sub setting brief in Dragon magazine,  brought to Athas as soldiers by the sorcerer-king Andropinus when he returned from the Outer Planes.
Arcane spell casters are largely reviled, while divine magic is accepted though it sometimes presents an ideological challenge to the sorcerer-king’s rule. The Black is roughly equivalent to the Plane of Shadows and contains a mysterious realm of absolute nothingness called the Hollow that serves as a prison for Rajaat. The original Dark Sun boxed set did not contain rules for psionics, but rather drew on a separate supplement: The last of the nature-masters transformed themselves into new races, becoming humans, demihumans, and other humanoids that repopulated the world and built new civilizations.
Elans were introduced in the updated setting description in Dragon magazine Never mind the off failing to take enough water on a desert crossing can be fatal. Game designer Rick Swan described the setting: Elemental worship is tied to the Primal power source, because the Divine power source which includes clerics and paladins is unavailable to player characters by default.
Archived from the original on October 4, Themes grant an initial power and additional powers could be chosen instead of normally available class powers. Each PC gained one theme that together with race and class helped define the character.
In addition, they had several abilities unique to traders, including the cultivation of extensive networks of useful contacts. Elves are surprised, even in their home territories, as easily as any other group. The elf is well-equipped for either job because he is versatile at communication, is well-versed in a variety of landscapes, and is able to move much cargo across vast territories in a short time.
Elces reading, controlling the actions of others, spying on others using by psionic means are all outlawed, and summoning extraplanar beings are all outlawed. I’d do a painting or a sketch, and the designers wrote those characters and ideas into the story.
The Burnt World of Athas
Elves are Humanoids with the elf subtype. They get the following:. Archived copy as title Use mdy dates from June All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Articles with unsourced statements from June Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities.
The exact landmass configuration of the planet or the existence of other continents is unknown. While all elf tribes share certain traditions and customs, each approaches these customs in a unique manner. Silver Springof course, is a notable exception.
Rajaat discovered magic eight thousand years before the current age. At the point the source material lays out for play the beginning of the Age of Heroes when the sorcerer-king’s hold athss the Tyr Region has recently been challenged with the assassination of Kalak of Tyr in a slave rebellion led by Rikus, Agis, Neeva, Tithian, and Sadira.
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Wun sorry, but we no longer support this web browser. Mechanical differences abound, but reflect the 4th edition rules. Views Read Edit View history. They live for the moment, these savages of a dying world. Silver-tongued – Proficiency in one of the following: History of Athas Online”.
Athasian elves are not benevolent forest dwellers but hostile tribal nomads with savage dispositions and a deep distrust of outsiders.
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An invasion of the Kreen Empire was also being considered, according to Melka, along with the mystery of the Messenger, and a product on the Silt Sea to expand the world further prior to the line’s cancellation.