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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Arcane magic draws its power from the life force of plants xun living creatures, with the potential to cause tremendous harm to the environment.

The Genie’s Curse Birthright: If the elf fails, he must make at least a athqs days rest before attempting again. Weapons typically consist of obsidian, bone, and wood, and are prone to breaking. If this trust is ever betrayed, it is gone forever. Elves idle around their time for days until compelled by need to exert themselves, but they can run for days without complaint.

They prefer to engage in intrigues directed against outsiders. Temperature resilience Elves suffer extreme heat and cold as if it were only very hot or cold.

The light of the Pristine Tower burned away the brown tide but also changed the planet. Game designer Rick Swan felt that while “clerics got the shaft in the original Dark Sun set”, the supplement Earth, Air, Fire, and Water “transforms the stodgy Dark Sun cleric into dsrk setting’s most intriguing character”.

Here he mastered this new force and developed two distinct ways; one that preserved nature, known as preserving, and one that exploited it, known as defiling. James Wyatt Spotlight Interview”.

Big Ball of No Fun: Dark Sun: Elves of Athas

Elven literature is rich and varied, and their athax and poems are famous among other races. Most half-elves believe themselves to be outsiders, though. The unbridled use of defiling magic unleashed by Rajaat and his Champions during the wars desolated the land, turning much of it into a savage, desert wasteland under a burning crimson sun.

The Green Age gave way to the ot recent Red Age, a time of profound war and strife that left the world a blasted, desolate waste. Additionally, the Order is a secret psionic organization composed of kf powerful psions 21st level and above that sees itself as the secret monitors of psionic balance on Athas.


Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. Effort was made, however, to ensure that these more generic elements stayed true to the unique feel of the setting. In much rarer instances, even such noble actions are not enough.

Thri-Kreen are a race of predatory, six-limbed, humanoid sized insect people resembling mantises. To do so is dishonorable; Elven custom dictates that individuals keep up or be left behind.

Elf (Athas)

Elves will do whatever is necessary to keep themselves and their tribemates alive and prosperous, but no more. The psionic dragon-lich Dregothwho resurrected himself after being slain by the other Sorcerer-Kings for attempting to become a dragon like Borys, sweeps in and transforms most of the riotous inhabitants into undead.

In 4th edition any arcane caster was ostensibly available if the dungeon master allowed it. Retrieved August 29, Each including humans has an additional bonus to one or more ability scores, an innate psionic power, and often other bonuses.

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.

The Burnt World of Athas

Within a tribe all elves are considered equal with one exception, the chief. Psions and psionic classes of various types were always available depending on the edition. For players, there are new rules for character creation and new Athasian elf kits-offered to Dark Sun game characters for the first time. Elves elces the naming of young runners as a sacred responsibility, naming the children of the tribe after the first interesting thing that they do while learning to run.

Besides their native psionic powers and defiling magic, they were imbued with immortality and the ability to draw magical energy from living creatures through the use of obsidian orbs.

In 3rd edition sorcerers are almost unheard of, though in the Paizo adaptation they suffer an even greater stigma than wizards. The tribes that have been selected are all currently operating in the Tablelands, and each represents a different aspect of the elven lifestyle.


In previous editions, defilers and preservers were a separate class. Your size is Medium. Treading many of the oof pathways, elves and humans cross company with each quite frequently.

The designers credited atgas reversion as a pivotal change that launched the project in a new direction. The locks are long, full, and come in all colors. With respect to good and evil, elves tend towards neutrality, although their behavior leans towards chaos because of their love of freedom. Elven Dak Elves gain the following psionic power: He taught preserving magic to the public but secretly selected students with a potential for both psionics and magic for a darker purpose.

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Many elves speak common, especially those who frequently deal with humans, but the elves do have their own language. Half-giants are magically generated human-giant hybrids created by the sorcerer-kings as slave soldiers. Weapon Familiarity Elven blades are considered martial weapons, and elves are proficient with all bows.

Unlike their counterpart in other worlds, they rarely exceed years. The method of choosing the chief varies from tribe to tribe, with some electing the individual who demonstrates the most qualities of leadership while the leadership in other tribes is inherited by the descendants of the previous chief.

The elfes notable fourth edition change expanded character building by introducing themes.

You can speak Common and Elvish. Deception, Intimidate, or Persuasion. Elves have lightning reflexes, making them dangerous opponents in battle. Due to their nature as swindlers, thieves, ruffians, and hoodlums, city elves also get the following:. The edition change created other notable differences including templars as warlocks, the dray becoming dragonbornthe introduction of new core races such as tieflings and eladrinand the exclusion of races from previous editions elans, maenads, pterrans and aarakocra.

In 3rd edition they were a prestige class. Elves prefer bare hands over war hammers.

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