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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Then, a long time after Amaunator is gone, the Shades return and manage to restore the desert, in part, by melting the High Ice etc. His gaze goes back to anaruoch on where his unfaithful once stood, and finds that some returned Netherese, no less have undone his work.

Plants cannot grow within a lifedrain field – and desert-like conditions soon occur.

The desert is just SO boring Like the famous Gobi over in China and Mongolia. Slight rez, because just came across this in the Companions which got me thinking: The Genie’s Curse Birthright: 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. 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.

Check out our website at http: And if anyone doesn’t think the Shades would bother with something ‘as trivial’ as that, I’d refer skurcebook to one of the most pivotal facts we know about Netherese personalities – Hubris pride. The Elves also had copies of the Nether scrolls, before Netheril did, anaurochh history does tend to repeat itself.


The DM’s Guild could go a long way in fleshing-out those other regions, but anaurohc have to do something better with it than the mess it is in now. And so on, and on. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. They had the flying ships already – its a perfect fit. I was thinking in the other thread that because he thinks he is charge of ‘all time’, and thus his followers may have felt he was as well, that he should have foresaw the destruction of Netheril. However, I think it’s possible that Amaunator’s “glorious return” is also directly linked to the second part of that sentence – that the desert sands will return.

That quote from the Companions does make it clear that the 4e Anauroch wasn’t beautiful green plains as could be thought from just looking at the 4e mapso it’s anaurovh the reversal, although rapid, wasn’t quite as sourcenook a change as could be thought.

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The lifedrain spell is described in annauroch Ruins of Myth Drannor. Not soudcebook if they were mostly ‘native’, half-and-half, mostly Imaskari, or some other percentages, but their was some mixing just as we had that created the Mulan people of FR. However, when Thultanthar drops, there’s suddenly no more ongoing effort to fight the phaerimm drain, and it wins back out again.

In canon, only the lower southern desert was supposed to be ‘hot’, but even that was a stretch. Theories held that he may have become bitter and become At’ar, though in truth after a millenia of dying he was exiled to the Astral Plane.

Or perhaps they had found a way to counter that magic during the lost century. We can imagine any head-canon we like but that doesn’t resolve any of the problems embedded in the Anauroch and the tropes it’s using.

So it appears to be, at least-partially, a re-draining. Was it turned into some giant habitable green and pleasant land? 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?


Hmm, so as DM, I suppose I could “ad hoc” it so that the 5th Edition Anauroch Desert is actually a “cooler desert”, an arid dryland area like the Northern Mongolia deserts. Characters when they realise are like – what the hell – and it’s an excuse for them to learn about some Netherese lore! The Empire of Shade”.

One way of taking it is saying that Amaunator will return to the Anauroch, and start answering the prayers of the Bedine to At’ar. Since they cast this spell enough times to pretty much affect all of the area, it would mean anajroch by the time the magic finally ended, there would have been no water and parched soil for well over a decade or more. 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 amauroch, so it’s kind of like Neverwinter, a place that magic keeps unnaturally warm or hot.

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Thultanthar returns, finds the phaerimm magic still going strong and making the area they plan to use infertile. Just because an area is no longer on fire from a fireball spell doesn’t mean stuff burnt by that spell is suddenly restored. Somehow this is all them. May have finally figured it out. As anxuroch as its return post the fall of Shade, I imagine the situation thusly: