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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Elves – Dark Sun Pathfinder

In 4th Edition, clerics and other divine classes are not available. You have proficiency with the longsword, shortsword, shortbow, and longbow. After a minute of warm—up, elves can induce an elf run state.

This accessory includes savage encounters with the better known tribes and an updated map of the Tablelands region. 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. They have access to many of the same rogue skills as thieves, but to a lesser extent. In 4th edition there are many arcane classes, so defiling became an at-will power applicable when using daily arcane powers.

A Celebration of Dungeons and Dragons. Traders and herders, elves rarely stay in one place for long. Elf villages are even less likely to be found than a pool of clear water in the desert, for elves only stop running when they fall down and die.

A few elves study the Way to win one more advantage in elbes and trade. Game if 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 the setting’s most intriguing character”.

The basic source material was later expanded and revised by Bill Slavicsek in to include the developments of the setting since the initial release. The elves now roam the Athasian wastes in nomadic bands or make their homes in the mysterious and quasi-mystical thieves dens known as the Elven Quarters in one of the grand city-states of Athas.


The Burnt World of Athas

The elves of Athas are pragmatic scavengers – and, as one of the races that survived the Cleansing Wars albeit barelythere’s little wonder why. Pterrans have a shamanistic culture and believe themselves to be the planet’s chosen children. I’d do a painting or a sketch, and the designers wrote those characters and ideas into the story. Temperature resilience Elves suffer extreme heat and cold as if it were qthas very hot or cold.

No self— respecting elf will consent to ride an animal.

Dark Sun’s Inner Planes has different paraelementals based on natural phenomena: In 3rd edition they were a prestige class. Muls are dwarven-human hybrids bred by the sorcerer-kings as a race of slave soldiers.

To do so is dishonorable; Elven custom dictates that individuals keep up or be left behind. Retrieved January 22, Running is the key to acceptance and respect among elves.

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

Product Description They run across the burning plains where others fear to walk. The Elven language is filled with short, clipped words, runs with a rapid staccato pace and is difficult for novices to pick up.

Due to mutations caused by the power of the Pristine Tower, the new people of Athas discovered they were gifted with a myriad of psionic powers.

Elves consider it shameful to ride an animal such as a crodlu or a kank, and one does so only if ill or gravely wounded. Such abilities give the targets of an elven ambush a -4 to their surprise roll except when ambushing other elves.

Additionally, something in their metabolism permits elves to overcome weak Constitutions and inhibit the effects of fatigue. This speed, referred to as the elf run, also appears in the short sprints of combat. With respect to good and evil, elves tend towards neutrality, although their behavior leans towards good — even self—sacrifice —— where the good of their tribe is at stake. Adventurers who keep their tribal membership should give oc chief periodic choice of the treasure that they have won.


The defiling during the Cleansing War had been substantial, eelves Borys’s rampage was the tipping point that turned Athas into a hellish desert. Contained deep within the Elemental Chaos is the Abyss. Archived copy as suj Use mdy dates from June All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Articles with unsourced statements from June In 4th edition, the Athasian Minstrel is offered as a character theme and it is suggested that many Athasian Minstrels are bards, but a setting-specific bard class is not outlined.

Always at home when running in the wastes, elves often act as if all plains and badlands were Elven lands. The end of the Green Age is described similarly to the original metaplot. With respect to good and evil, elves tend towards neutrality, although their behavior leans towards chaos because of their love of freedom. You should check them out.

Elf (Athas)

Egotistical, isolationist refugees from the dying Lands Within Winds attempting to save what remains of their decaying homeland. In the 4th edition setting the dune trader is a character theme.

It’s like having a rewind button for your campaign. There are no gods in Athas so clerics gain their powers by making pacts with elementals earth, fire, water, air or paraelemental sun, silt, magma, rain of the Inner Planes.

Effort was made, however, to ensure that these more generic elements stayed true to the unique feel of the setting.