The sands of Athas are unforgiving to those without bone, stone, or obsidian to protect their water–and their lives. After a small technical hiccup, Robert and Wayne search Athas to find the monsters that prowl its sandy wastes. Will they come out alive…?
With the new release of Dungeons & Dragons this year much of the Dark Sun community has asked about the future of Athas and while we don't have an answer for you in that regard we do have a peek of one of Dark Sun's most prominent creatures. Later this month the new Monster Manual for Dungeons & Dragons will be released, and with it, the Thri-Kreen.
This is a May of the Dead post, part of a a Blog Carnival hosted by The Going Last Podcast. As you may surmise the May of the Dead post has to do with undead, in this post The Wanderer, an Athasian who is famous for exploring the mysteries of the Dark Sun world tracks down Hak'Trin, rare undead thri-kreen.
As if the Sea of Silt were not dangerous enough, filled with fine powder that suffocates human-sized creatures, many frightening beasts call it home. Veteran sailors of the Sea of Silt tell tales of nightmarish monsters, such as the notorious silt horror. Such stories inspire terror in those both who ply the Silt Sea on skimmers and those who live on its shore. Among the horrific creatures that inhabit the silt, two of the most frightening are the azraloka and the oasis beast.
We are pleased to announce the release of the illustrated version of Terrors of Athas for the 3.5 rules set. Special thanks to Dawnstealer for the huge amount of art contributions and Grummore for the layout job done incorporating the pictures into the document. <p>
As a side note, we have also increased the number of creatures with Power Resistance or psionic immunity. These include Aviarag, Braxat, Cistern Fiend, Drakes, Gaj, Guardian, Id Fiend, Golems, Obsidian Retriever, Psionic Cats, and a few other creatures. </p><p>