Gith and Slaad was described by some scholars as the first layer of Limbo. Named after its most numerous inhabitants, the githzerai and the slaadi, the layer was scarcely distinguishable from the rest of the plane.
Description[edit | edit source]
Like all of Limbo, Gith and Slaad was a churning storm of ever-changing matter and energy, dotted with fragments of temporarily stable landscape. The raw chaos could be manipulated and stabilized by a creature's force of will.
Cosmography[edit | edit source]
Most of the portals in and out of Limbo were located in this layer, usually leading to Ysgard, Pandemonium, and the Outlands. They could assume any form, but were usually surrounded by slowly rotating areas of stable matter. However, these portals were highly unreliable, often leading to random locations.
The barriers separating Gith and Slaad from the other layers of Limbo were considerably weaker than in other planes, so that it was possible to find divine realms typically associated with other layers of the plane there, as well as permanent settlements throughout the plane. Those barriers were also constantly shifting their position, sometimes allowing portions of a neighboring layer to bleed through, increasing or decreasing the layer's size. Many scholars simply disregarded the reason for the barriers' existence, considering the entire plane one single layer.
Notable Locations[edit | edit source]
- The githzerai settlements of the Floating City and Shra'kt'lor, home to Zaerith Menyar-Ag-Gith, the Great Githzerai, were occasionally located in this layer as they moved through the plane.
- The realm of the slaad lord Ygorl was occasionally found in this layer as it randomly traveled throughout the plane.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Jeff Grubb (July 1987). Manual of the Planes 1st edition. (TSR), pp. 98–99. ISBN 0880383992.
- Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan (September 2001). Manual of the Planes 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 92. ISBN 0-7869-1850-8.
- Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 61. ISBN 978-0786965622.
- Jeff Grubb (April 1987). “Plane Speaking: Tuning in to the Outer Planes”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #120 (TSR, Inc.), p. 143.
- Wolfgang Baur and Lester Smith (1994-07-01). “The Book of Chaos”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Chaos (TSR, Inc), p. 74. ISBN 1560768746.
- Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (May 29, 2018). Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 94. ISBN 978-0786966240.
- Wolfgang Baur and Lester Smith (1994-07-01). “The Book of Chaos”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Chaos (TSR, Inc), pp. 75–76. ISBN 1560768746.