Eronia was the second layer of Elysium. A rugged and mountainous land of strong winds, it contained the divine realms of Chauntea, Eldath, Hiatea, Lathander, Mystra, and Urogalan, as well as the shared realm of Enlil and Ki, according to the Great Wheel cosmology.
Description[edit | edit source]
The layer was marked by a rising landscape, with steep hills and mountains that rose beyond brightly lit clouds from deep valleys of white granite. At the bottom of the valleys, the River Oceanus flowed in a winding pattern, cutting canyons and gorges and flowing in rapids and extremely tall cascades. Eronia was the most dangerous section of the Oceanus's course, and could only be successfully negotiated by experienced navigators, who called themselves "river rats".
Unlike Amoria, Eronia had a much larger variability in the seasons, with harsher winters and hotter summers than the typical temperate regions of Prime Material plane worlds. Windy snow and lightning storms were common.
The wind was so strong throughout the layer that flying creatures had their maneuverability in the air considerably impaired.
Cosmography[edit | edit source]
Notable Locations[edit | edit source]
- Dweomerheart, realm of Mystra.
- The Great Mother's Garden, realm of Chauntea.
- The Great Mountain of the East, realm of Enlil and Ki of the Untheric pantheon.
- Morninglory, realm of Lathander.
- Precipice, a community of aarakocra and giant eagles built high up on the face of a steep sandstone cliff overlooking a lagoon formed by the Oceanus. It was rumored to be visited occasionally by Syranita and Remnis.
- Soulearth, realm of Urogalan.
- The True Grove, realm of Eldath.
- Woodhaven, realm of Hiatea.
Inhabitants[edit | edit source]
Eronia's inhabitants lived in small towns built atop plateaus or squeezed between the mountains and the Oceanus. The rugged geography and the inclement weather posed a constant challenge to whoever set up residence in the layer.
Appendix[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Jeff Grubb (April 1987). “Plane Speaking: Tuning in to the Outer Planes”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #120 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 42–43.
- Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan (September 2001). Manual of the Planes 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 138–140. ISBN 0-7869-1850-8.
- Dale Donovan (December 1995). “Liber Benevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), pp. 59–61. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.
- Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. Edited by Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc), pp. 172, 175, 181. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.
- Dale Donovan (December 1995). “Liber Benevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), p. 6. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.