Discover each of the many realms of the Shining South, along with the magic and monsters native to this diverse corner of the Forgotten Realms game setting. Shining South (Dungeon & Dragons d20 Fantasy Roleplaying, Forgotten Realms Supplement) [Thomas M. Reid] on *FREE* shipping on. The Shining South is an accessory for the fictional Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the second edition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy.
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Almost caricatures of human heads, these images stare out toward the ocean, flanking an open space in which a winding, narrow staircase leads up the side of the cliff from a narrow strip of sandy shininv.
Even in Halarahh, where wizards who mix magic with architecture vie with one another to create the grandest homes, the Netyarch’s Palace is more shinkng than any other edifice. Shining South is fairly well done for what it is, but unless you plan on using Halruaa, Dambrath, or Luiren in a campaign, its not terribly useful.
This section is empty. Perhaps the most significant features of the Nath Valley are the temples situated on the lower slopes of the mountains that surround the valley. Other than the temples, the valley holds little of significance.
Fully three thousand of the capital city’s inhabitants, including seventeen members of the Council of Elders, shinng practicing wizards, giving Halarahh the largest concentration of magical prowess anywhere outside Thay. Rich rated it liked it Apr 29, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Jomax rated it shinkng was amazing May 15, The clerics and wizards who tend the temples are the few who have been called to serve the deities of magic in a more formal way.
The Half drow get more coverage than the Gold dwarves! In addition to new shininng, magic items, feats, prestige classes, and monsters, this title includes descriptions of races, regions, and unique cultural elements from across the southern lands. Spells that produce sparkling light and pleasing sounds are often woven into fine fabrics to enhance their beauty.
I found the magic item chapter very good. Quiet streets are lined with a variety of houses — some large and ostentatious, others small and modest — each of which has a few built-in magical enhancements. Showing of 5 reviews. This book gives you everything that you need to explore the Shining South in your own Forgotten Realms campaign. Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. The population of Halruaa congregates in numerous villages and cities scattered throughout the country’s interior.
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The entire place is warded with untold varieties of protective magic designed to prevent entry by thieves and assassins and keep treasures safe. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
There’s a chapter on organisation of the south.
This book is well written and is well worth the money. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Flanking this table are two wide, shallow, stone bowls, their interiors blackened from oil fires. Arbor Square Near the Netyarch’s Palace in the heart of the city lies Arbor Square, an expanse of parks, rivers, pavilions, and gazebos designed for strolling, chatting, or orating.
Though they cannot partake of the vast wealth — both fiscal and magical — that is available to so many others in the city, their stature in the eyes of everyone from the wizard-king down to the lowliest street urchin is affluence enough for them. Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun Online: Hundreds of wizard’s towers — lofty edifices built of colorful coral, stone, crystal, and magical force — dominate the skyline, jutting upward from an otherwise low-slung city profile.
This book also includes a fold-out color poster map of the region. More than a few adventurers have visited this site in hopes of discovering more about the area and finding any hidden treasures that might lie inside.
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Life-sized mechanical dragons, complete with misty vapors issuing from their mouths, crouch in niches along the wide corridors, and specially created display cases filled with living, breathing, miniaturized versions of real creatures form dividing walls between rooms.
I will also say that Wizards now provides far less detail on these new nations than the FRCS sohth. Once created, the ice is promptly segmented into blocks, wrapped in insulating cloth, and delivered all over douth city to those who can afford the luxury and to those who can’t operate their businesses without it.
Pages 3—22 detail the land of Halruaaa rich, reclusive land famous for its magic.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Even so, the folk who by proximity serve as a first line of defense remain ever-watchful for the gray-skinned riders. Temperatures in the Nath rarely reach degrees, and the rains, though more frequent, are much gentler, nurturing the meadow grasses upon which the herds graze. Mark rated it liked it Mar 09, But not all the magic in the wizard-king’s grand home is for show.
In a region ringed by mountains lies Halruaa, a nation of reclusive wizards. Want to Read saving…. Cut directly into the rock, the stairs ascend for more than a quarter-mile above sea level to a well-hidden outcropping that also faces the sea. The cost savings in magic would be immense and immediately felt, but the potential dangers of such an option have thus far kept the proposal bottled up in committee among the elders soith the council.
Views Read Edit View history. The vast majority of the country consists of flat, windswept plains, broken only by broad, sluggish rivers and the occasional unusual feature. Deep within the heart of the palace, a few special rooms illuminated with artificial sunlight sport thick rain forests populated by colored birds, snakes, and tree frogs. In hopes of currying Zalathorm’s favor, some wizards have actually reduced the height of their towers, making the skies that much safer for skyships.