"Glory? Majesty? Youdon't know the dark ofit!"
More than one Planarto more than oneClueless Prime
A (More) Complete Guide to theAligned Outer Planes
by Dave King (
planeswalker. I am Heregul, amember of the Sign of One and a master of the mentalarts. I've found that within the multiverse, there aremore diverse things than it seems that people canimagine. But they must, because these places exist.The most desolate wastes of Carceri, on the highestlayers of Mount Celestia, within the howling madtunnels of Pandemonium; within each of these lieplaces and areas beyond imagining. I have observed these areas through psionic astral projection,which has allowed me to travel the multiverse without any risk to myself. Indeed, beyond thatwhich has been told to us by the Guvners and the sages of Sigil lie many towns and realms, somedangerous yet some beautiful beyond words can describe. Come with me; through your imagina-tion and these words you too shall embark on the voyages that I have spent my life experiencingvicariously."
-- Opening to the Collected Notes of Heregul
a member of the Sign of One and Planar Sage of no repute whatsoever
A Note Before Beginning
My inspiration to make this work was mainly the fact that the "Planar Cosmographical Ta-bles" in the Planes of Conflict boxed set, supposedly the most complete official reference to theRealms, Sites, and Towns of the Planes seemed incomplete. Realms were on it that had never beendetailed. I remember getting Planes of Conflict, looking on the Beastlands map, and seeing thisarea called "Zhan, the Grand Forest Beyond the World." I thought; "Neat, I'll check that one outfirst." It wasn't detailed. Neither was the "Library of All Knowledge." I've attempted to rectifythese omissions in this work; I can only hope that I've done them justice. Whole layers of theplanes seemed empty, like certain areas of Carceri and a good deal of Baator. Some things seemedwell-thought out, but there was not enough information, in my view, to really use the layers withoutsome major writing on the part of the game master. So I figured I'd try and write up a resource thatdetailed a large number of areas throughout the Outer Planes. Not all of them are based on littleone-line blurbs from the Cosmographical Tables or empty places on the map, but I hope that theonline Planescape community with appreciate this work and use it for their own campaigns.A good deal of stuff in this work is my own idea, mostly things that I "thought would be in-teresting to detail." I'd usually get an idea, think "that's a good idea," and remember it about a week later. Nevertheless, I'm incredibly proud of almost all of the ideas that were nurtured in this way(Skeletal Tarrasque, Façade, etc.). A few burgs within this document are meant to show things that