Dark Sun: Into the belly of the beast
*The Sun is a dark blackened Sphere, it’s sickly yellow light burns the earth. The region you will be playing in Athas.
- Arcane magic defiles the world, it draws life from living things and sterilises the soil.
preservers can do magic with out doing harm but it is harder and less powerful. But all magic users are reviled. Most members of the public will be ‘unhappy’ if they catch you doing magic. Luckily most can not tell the difference between arcane and other common none destructive magic such as shamanic and psionic.
- The world is a desert, temperatures can reach 130F, there is no rain, even in the fertile lands there is only a fine humid mist. The land scape is covered in the crumbling ruins of the old world. Charity and compassion are rare.
- The world is run by savage and brutal, ageless tyrants. The Sorcerer Kings continue to draw life from and their people. They each rule a city state, no one alive remembers when they did not rule as they have extended life to near immortality. With the gods silent to most races, some have declared them selves Gods.
- Metal is scarce, most weapons and armour are made of wood, bone, beetle carapace and scales. While people might kill you for the shirt of your back, mobs will hunt you down for metal armour.