Lying in the middle of the plane, Argentil was a vast hall fashioned of shining silver. It was a beautiful place, but quiet, where all sound seemed hushed. The ever-present moonlight hugged all beings and things, making them glow with a soft, silvery light.
The Infinite Staircase appeared inside Argentil every full moon when fog rose from the water. This strange passage, extending up and down and in every other direction, was said to connect to every city in every plane and perhaps in every time. Traversing this mysterious conduit was known to be quite hazardous and unpredictable. Most of these allowed travel in only one direction. It was unclear why the Infinite Staircase was anchored in Selûne's residence and not some place else. It was possible this was due to Shaundakul, god of travel, making his home in the Gates of the Moon, though he spent much time journeying elsewhere. Planewalkers came to the Gates of the Moon mostly only to use the Infinite Staircase.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. Edited by Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc), p. 170. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 154–155. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 63. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
- ↑ Monte Cook (1998). Tales from the Infinite Staircase. Edited by Skip Williams. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 0786912049.