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Alley of the Muse

Located beneath Tyr in one of the many winding passages connected to the large cavern called the Sorrows, the Alley of the Muse is a favored locale for individuals looking for refined entertainment away from the masses.

Encounters of Athas 6 - Red Rock Village

The village of Red Rock is designed to be a relatively generic Athasian village to allow DMs to quickly drop it onto a map wherever they might need a moderately fleshed out village.

The Journal of Zong-Tossu, Entry 7 - The Predator Sea

This is the journal of Zong-Tossu, a master ghav-urath (life-shaper) from the Rhul-thaun capital of Thamasku. Zong-Tossu was sent by the har-etuil (judgment-makers) along with a detachment of junior life-shapers and lawkeepers to investigate a mysterious ring of standing stones and the strange creatures said to occasionally appear within. The expeditionary force was accompanied by a thri-kreen emissary known as Cho’ka.

After being taken to the village of the spider-folk and being condemned by the chitine queen, Zong-Tossu, his group, and their spider-folk captors have traveled to one of the shallow seas of Guthay.

10 Key Facts About Dark Sun That Every Player Should Know

Embarking on an adventure in the desert world of Dark Sun can be a thrilling experience for any Dungeons & Dragons player. To navigate the challenging terrain of Athas, here are ten key facts about Dark Sun that every player should know.

Fruitful Narratives: Using In-Game Lore vs. Real World Analogues

In the Dark Sun Facebook group there was a conversation in the comments of a post about using an orange as a fruit versus using a faro fruit. In world-building there should be a balance between utilizing unique in-game lore, like the faro fruit, and integrating real-world analogues, such as an orange.