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Porphatys, or more fully Porphatys of the Black Snow, was the fifth layer of Carceri.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Porphatys looked like a bead of planet-sized orbs without a string. The distance between two orbs was several millions of miles.[3]

FeaturesEdit

The cold orbs of Porphatys[4] were each covered by a shallow ocean. The water was cold and acidic. People could die from bathing in it.[5]

Another feature of Porphatys was the constant black snow, which was also acidic.[5] It was especially dangerous to organic matter and made travel from one orb to another dangerous because giant clouds of it lay in the space between the orbs.[4]

The ocean had small islands of the height of sandbars. They had a lot of caves and were desired living space for the inhabitants,[1] who generally wanted to leave the entire layer.[5]

LocationsEdit

As a general rule, buildings did not withstand the plane's acidic nature.[5]

Notable LocationsEdit

Ship of One Hundred
The ship, also called the White Caravel, harbored a hundred sarcophagi. Opening one made everyone on the ship disappear by unknown means.[6]

InhabitantsEdit

Petitioners of Porphatys were the souls of shallow and self-absorbed people. They were immune to the acid, but still felt the pain. They pushed each other from the islands into the ocean and ate each other.[7]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Colin McComb (December 1995). “Liber Malevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), p. 23. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.
  2. Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan (September 2001). Manual of the Planes 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 104, 106. ISBN 0-7869-1850-8.
  3. Colin McComb (December 1995). “Liber Malevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), pp. 6, 14. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Colin McComb (December 1995). “Liber Malevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan (September 2001). Manual of the Planes 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 106. ISBN 0-7869-1850-8.
  6. Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan (September 2001). Manual of the Planes 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 106–107. ISBN 0-7869-1850-8.
  7. Colin McComb (December 1995). “Liber Malevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), pp. 12, 23. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.

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