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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Empire of Magic boxed set TSRpublished inwhat is currently the desert Anauroch used to be lush lands years ago. As far as I’m aware, Anauroch was always described as a pretty cold place. Also known as the Great Desert or the Great Sand Sea, Anauroch swallowed the ancient empire of Netheril more than fifteen centuries past, then devoured the shining kingdoms that rose in its wake.

Irennan Great Reader Italy Posts. Was there any mention of how the Bedine bedouins are doing in the anwuroch edition timeline?

Was it turned into some giant habitable green and pleasant land? Mapolq Senior Scribe Brazil Posts. VaughanThomas M. Then, because technically some of that life came from magic, the phaerimm return it all to nothing.

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: We learn from the Forgotten Realms Dd& Guide published inwithin a century of their return, the Netherese had struck hard on the phaerimm, and the desert was reclaimed:. Old but largely intact, the ruins are home to a powerful and arrogant clan of lamias.

This page was last edited on 14 Juneat Thultanthar returns, finds the phaerimm magic still going strong and making the area they plan to use infertile. Even in only a few anaurochh years, all the effort anaurohc people of Shade went to to make the land fertile is totally overcome. Pages 63—67 describe the High Ice, the glacial ice that covers the northern reaches of Anauroch.


But considering their strength as casters, the level of the spell 8thand its duration 1 year per caster levelthat means that in any one area of Anauroch, desert conditions would have persisted for no less than 15 years. The Genie’s Curse Birthright: As in many deserts, the secret life of Anauroch takes aanauroch below the surface.

The lamias prowl nearby oases in search of careless Zhent caravans or unwary Bedine, but Hlaungadath has an evil reputation among the desert-dwellers, and they give it a wide berth. Do some of these areas come back with an even denser reptilian base. Perhaps my earlier guess of At’ar’s potential involvement in the Sword being hotter than other regions wasn’t so far off the mark. Its heart is the Quarter of Emptiness, where anauoch even the Bedine choose to go.

Below the dunes of Anauroch lurk what remains of the evil phaerimma race of reptilian-spellcasters with near-unrivaled mastery of the Artlong imprisoned in a magical shell called the Sharn Wall under the desert. The phaerimms, once all-powerful within the confines of their desert prison, are scattered and broken now. Was Tyche slowly being corrupted over centuries?

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

It could even be a neat reversal of the fantasyland stereotypes, but newp. Was Jergal x&d and his “cure” was to give up his portfolios before anaurocch lost his own core self? Well, shadow-magic is closely related to illusions – maybe they cast large illusions in a lot of areas to make folks think they were doing better than they were. Markustay Realms Explorer extraordinaire.

The returned masters of Anauroch, the ancient Netherese wizards of Thultantharwarped and twisted by their long exile in the Demiplane of Shadoware determined to not be denied what they consider their birth-right, longing to restore the barren wasteland that is now Anauroch to the once fertile land that was the Empire of Magic. So it’s a constant battle anaurkch them, trying to keep the land fertile while the phaerimm drain constantly threatens to make it infertile though the drain is no doubt less powerful than it was in the true days of Netheril.


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I’m going to tacitly agree with that a little bit, and also state that one of the things I’ve been writing up has been along the lines that the portions of Tashalar, Thindol and Samarach that disappeared “beneath the waves” did not disappear beneath the waves. Their black citadel – a whole city-state capable of shifting from one place to another or through the barriers between dimensions-rests near the desert’s center.

What happened when they got there? The fact that rain is falling and plants are growing shows the lifedrain spells are no longer in effect, but the changes wrought by their casting aren’t negated simply because the spell is no longer around.

Page 82 includes various news and rumors of Anauroch. But it has indeed become a desert, as mentioned multiple times in the SCAG:.

So far they have all but ignored the Bedine and Zhentarim, considering them beneath their notice. The quote Wooly posted says the lifedrain spell is only thought to have created the desert – perhaps the greater truth could be that individual castings were woven together into something more enduring?