Brassberg was one of the divine realms of the draconic deity Hlal the Jester, who was usually known as Aasterinian in the Outer Planes.[2]


In the Great Wheel cosmology, Brassberg was Hlal's lair deep within Ysgard's third layer, Nidavellir (her other realm was a secret lair in Arborea).[2][3][4][note 1]

In the World Tree cosmology, the realm covered part of the lower slopes of the great Dragon Eyrie.[1][note 2]


The lair of Hlal consisted of a number of caverns, with just the space to contain the riches collected by the dragon goddess.[4] The surrounding area was dry and warm, as befitted the patron of brass and copper dragons.[1]


A portal linked Brassberg to Erevan Ilesere's realm on the plane of Arvandor.[1]



  1. The 3rd-edition Core book Races of the Dragon, still using the Great Wheel cosmology, treated Hlal and Aasterinian as distinct entities and placed the former in Arborea, the latter in the Outlands.
  2. Hlal's realm was not named in the Player's Guide to Faerûn. This article assumes that it is the same as Brassberg.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 150. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), p. 120. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. (TSR, Inc), p. 175. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Wolfgang Baur and Lester Smith (1994-07-01). “The Book of Chaos”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Chaos (TSR, Inc), p. 107. ISBN 1560768746.