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THE CODEX OF DEMIPLANES
The following were compiled from the Wizards Planescape boards from entries in 2003 and 2004. This is by no means the final word on these scattered realities. The Demiplane of Zian, Plane of Finite Angles, City of Portal, Onegas' Demiplanar Prison, the Demiplane of Shadows (Alternate) and the Plane of Elemental Wood are listed in separate entries.
THE CODEX OF DEMIPLANES
The following were compiled from the Wizards Planescape boards from entries in 2003 and 2004. This is by no means the final word on these scattered realities. The Demiplane of Zian, Plane of Finite Angles, City of Portal, Onegas' Demiplanar Prison, the Demiplane of Shadows (Alternate) and the Plane of Elemental Wood are listed in separate entries.
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Demiplane of Awe
This Demiplane, also known as the Eden, or Utopia, is the exhact opposite of the Demiplane of Dread, as its infused with Good, rather than Evil, as Ravenloft is. All that is known besides that, of this mysteryious Demiplane is that its influence travels from world to world, seeking the lonely, the lost, and the forgotten, and envelops such beings into itself, giving them a new, contentful existence free from pain, disappointment, or suffering.
To visitors of the Demiplane, a feeling of compassion and love can be felt at all times. Also, visitors and natives no longer age, as Time does not exist here as it is commonly understood.
Finally beings on the Demiplane can leave whenever they wish, unlike in lets say, Ravenloft. Such beings often feel a renewed sense of hope, their lives now feel worth living to the fullest, and their dreams worth pursueing.
Word of Warning: Woe to those of evil bents who come here attempting to work evil. The Demiplane seems to know the intentions of all beings inside of it. Such evil beings find that their existences here become a living nightmare, as the Demiplane inflicts the evils those beings commited back upon them, only one-million fold....
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Demiplane of Anti-matter:
Chant is that on some Prime Material worlds, Fire, Earth, Water and Air are no longer considered elements. On most of these "Scientific" worlds, magic also no longer exists, but on a few, high technology and magic exist side-by-side. On such worlds, everything you can touch and expierence is either matter, or energy, but opposites do exist, and Anti-Matter is just that, the opposite of matter. It is unknown if this belief formed the Demi-plane, or if an insane(And they'd have to be to create this place, see below) wizard created it long ago, but the fact remains that Anti-Matter seems to both exist to challenge the way the inner planes are put toghether, and become a new-inner plane itself. (There are a group of similiar Demi-planes, called the Anti-Inner, which are connected to this plane, which I'll discuss later). Or does this Demi-Plane exist as a weird parrallel to the Prime, like the Anti-Inner do to their Inner Planar counterparts? Perhaps nobody really knows for sure.
Environmental Conditions: If one has the proper protections, Anti-Matter can be "explored" like one might the Inner Planes. With no protection, a visitor will explode as soon as he or she(or it) arrives. All "normal" creatures are subject to this effect, even undead
The Demiplane looks like an average, fertile Prime Material World, but with one exception: All the color is negative. This means that all colors are reversed, including black and white. Visitors to the Demiplane maintain there present coloration, and as such stand out like a sore thumb to the life on the plane.
In the scheme of the Anti-Inner planes, Anti-Matter is the "Prime" of the group. Its formed by a combination of all the Anti-Inner Planes.
Native Life: There are all the creatures one might expect to find on a Prime world here, but with one exception: No magical beasts(like myself I suppose) exist on the Demi-Plane. This means there are no Dragons, no Elves, and nothing else of the sort anywhere on the Demiplane.
Anti-Inner Demiplanes:
Existing to challenge and eventually replace the Inner Planes, the Anti-Inner Demiplanes couldn't be more similiar, or different. Even more confusing is that for every Anti-Inner Demiplane, there is an "Anti-Matter equailiant" or Anti-Anti Inner Demiplane.
Unlike the Inner Planes we Planars know to exist, these Demiplanes are a chaotic mass of unumerial small Demiplanes existing without apparent order or unity. There is one Demiplane for every element that the "Scientific Worlds" have discovered or come up with, so don't be surprised to hear of such places as the Demiplane of Radon or Iron, or even weirder, like the Demiplane of Unioctium. Of particular note is the Demiplane of Gold(which I will discuss later, which is remoured to contain a lost super-civilization similiar to the Azteks(whoever they are).
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The Black Abyss
Not to be confused with The Abyss, The Black Abyss is a demiplane in dissolution into a black hole.
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Demiplane of Banishment (The Forsaken's Final Rest, No-Mans Land):
When wizards want to get rid of their enemies, generally they send them to the Lower Planes, or the Plane of Ooze. But once, long ago one wizard got it into his bonebox that there should be a Plane of Banishment.
Chant is, whenever a wizard casts a spell to send his or her enemies elsewhere, there is a 1% chance that he or she will be drawn here instead. Also, there is a 1 in a Trillion chance that a berk who dies who doesn't serve or believe in a higher power ends up here. This chance increases dramatically on Worlds which have lost all belief in gods(such as Athas). Indeed, on one world this Demi-plane is known as the Grey, and exists as the dropping off point for all cutters who die on that world.
The Demiplane itself is a gigantic city surrounded by a vast, rocky and sandy desert(Like one might find is Arizona, wherever that is), where people who were discarded by the Powers or banished by angry wizards live in a constant state of despair. This isn't like the Grey Waste, where even Hope is leeched from a sod. People live in this state because of each other(There are some shady characters who prey on the weak here) and because of the distant hope that one day, a higher being may take notice of them and save them from their fate. It is said that if one gives up on even hope, than one becomes one of the grains of sand in the desert that makes up the Demiplane.
Native Life:
Other than the sentient bashers on the Demi-Plane, the place is also home to vultures(Who prey on berks who die of thirst in the desert) and scorpions of small and giant varieties. There are other creatures, but these exist as a food source for the Scorpions, or for the living cutters unfortunate enough to be banished here(There is a species of cattle which feeds on the sparse vegetation).
Ways Out:
The Demiplane in no way imprisons those within. Anyone trapped here is doing so voluntarily, or is dead already(For those unlucky souls that have the Demiplane as their final rest, escape is not possible). Any living being banished here can escape, provided one has the means to do so, like Planeshift spells. There are no other ways out of the plane other than magic, so unless one happens to be a Wizard or Priest(Or has one handy nearby) they might have to think about becoming permanent residents.
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The Isle of the Ape
(from the classic module of the same name). Also run by the prankster-god Zagyg, this is a jungle demiplane dominated by dinosaurs and oversized primates. The fabled crook of Rao was hidden here. A portal exists within the castle of the archmage Tenser.
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The Isle of Black Trees
(mentioned in the Eternal Boundary Adventure in the Planescape line). Perhaps a vista of black monoliths, with roots that extend into the near ethereal inhabited by strange parasites. Possibly created by feuding academies of wizards, and conceivably part of the long khaasta trading route between Pandemonium and the material plane's Vale of the Mage.
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The Boundless
A demiplane of ocean and crystal isles. The Demiplane heals 1st time visitors, restores youth of 2nd time visitors, and permanently traps 3rd time visitors.
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Demiplane of City:
Imagine every city on the Prime(From every known technological era) and then imagine them all merged into one giant, Demiplane size realm, and you've got the Demiplane of City. The natives(All human) no of nothing outside their city-realm(And forget about it soon after learning about it). If one likes crowds(And there are ALOT of them here) than this place is paradise.
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Court of Rings
(From the From the Ashes boxed set). A faerie realm, fading from the reach of the Material Plane. The Cat Lord is also said to hunt here.
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The Crypts of Iron Souls.
(Greyhawk: From the Ashes) Another fading land, this demiplane is stocked with undead, semi-liquid ash and bone, and physical screams that can burn and wound.
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Draedenden
A starless void full of maggots ten kilometers in length. This is probably a nest left by the enormous entities known as Draedens, whom some say are ancient enemies of the gods.
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Demiplane of Dread:
AKA Ravenloft. Not much is known about this Demiplane, which is often confused with the Demiplane of Imprisonment, other than that is is NOT pleasant.
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Demiplane of Dreams:
Where the minds of Primes(and perhaps Planars as well) go when they dream. This Demiplane has no form to speak of, unless a Prime Mind is present to give form to the chaos of the Demi-plane. It is also sometimes regarded as the third "layer" of the Ethereal Plane.
Interesting Note: Where regions of the Demiplane are enveloped by the mists of the Demi-Plane of Dread, exist the Nightmare Lands.
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The Deathdark.
("Wild Elves") A demiplane connected with the world of Krynn and home of Jiathuli, an imprisoned Handmaiden of Takhisis.
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Dungeonland
(From the module of the same name). Another of Zagyg's play-dimensions, this demiplane is accessible from the ruins of Castle Greyhawk. It contains sinister mad hatters, jabberwockies, and other unusual monsters.
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The Mines of Dumathoin
(Greyhawk: From the Ashes) A fading land created by the dwarf god Dumathoin full of sentient gems, gas, mining tools, and pit traps. Doubtless also the home of the urdunnir.
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Demiplane of Eions:
This weird place imbodies the ever evolving technological and culturally changing humans of a long-lost Prime world. It is believed that this Demiplane was orginally a cosmic museum(Or cosmic Time Capsule) of some sort(The golems built to look and act like natives of each time period presented may support that theory), and that it has been abandoned for untold millenia. Regardless, the Demiplane of Eions is a curiousity and diffenitely a wonder of the planes.
The Demiplane is lade out in a linnear fashion. If one were to walk from one side of the Demiplane to the other, one would pass threw primitive villages of cave-dwellers, primitive cities made of clay, huge monuments to Gods and Kings, breath-taking citys and monuments made of Marble, and cities and fortifications made of stone(Most Prime worlds resemble this section of the Demiplane). The Demiplane continues however, with more and more advanced technological cities.
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The Elemental Nodes.
(From Temple of Elemental Evil} These are semi-planes of elemental matter linked to the fearsome temple of Elemental Evil.
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Demiplane of Ectoplasm
See http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/psm/20030725a for details on this Demiplane
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Demiplane of Fairie:
A relatively new Demiplane created by Queen Titania of the Fairies to serve as the new home of the Seelie court and Fairie-kind away from Arvandor and the Elven realms of Arborea. The Demiplane is large enough to be considered a full-fledged plane, but is still considered a Demiplane by stubborn Planar scholars(Like myself).
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Demiplane of Fear:
A relatively unknown Demiplane connected to the Prime world of Mysteria.
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Demiplane of Frost
A tundra-like Demiplane often confused with the Paraplane of Ice, has few inhabidants, most notably the Frost Wolfs(See Mimir.com). Not to be confused with the fabled Quasi-Para Elemental Plane of Frost.
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The Demiplane of Flowers/Quasi-Elemental Plane of Flowers
(WG7: Castle Greyhawk). A vast green place filled with every species of flower imaginable, and many that defy imagination or comprehension in size, shape, and color. Popular with giant bee-creatures and beelike humanoids such as the abeil. Theorized by some to be the quasi-elemental link between the Elemental Plane of Wood and the Positive Energy Plane(If wood is in fact, the fifth element, than this is likely true)
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Demiplane of Haven:
A small city Demiplane resently created by the Mercanes to compete with Sigil as the Hub of the planes. [See also: City of Portal]
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Gargantua
A featureless Demiplane of Giant humanoids the size of planets. If one can communicate with them, they will find that the creatures are fairly lacking in intelligence(Which is surprising, considering there size)
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Demiplane of Gold:
An entire jungle Demiplane composed of Gold. The Demiplane of Gold would be the site of the largest gold-rush in Planar history if it weren't for the advanced natives, a human-like race of superior magical might than any wizard of the Prime, with a culture resembling that of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica(Wherever that is). Chant is that the native's Ziggurats contain artifacts of untold magical power strong enough to defeat and protect against even the Lady of Pain. One thing is for sure, the natives aren't talking about it to visitors anytime soon.
The Natives view all visitors as intruders, and so many have dissapeared that few try to go to the Demiplane anymore. It is said that the natives sacrifice intruders to their mysterious gods in exchange for the massive powers they possess.
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Demiplane of Gravity:
It is said that what goes up, must go down, but on the Demiplane of Gravity, pretty much nothing moves. This Demiplane has the dubious honor of being the resportory of Gravity for the Planes, and as such, is like one big enormious Gravity Well. Nice to talk about, not nice to visit(I can tell you that from expierence).
Despite attempts by berks like members of the Downguard Sect(A group that believes that gravity as it acts on the Prime should apply everywhere) there exist no structures, no citadels, and no lifeforms of anykind on the entire(and its a BIG) demiplane.
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Demiplane of Groggor
This half-world has a runaway greenhouse effect - the atmosphere is dense, and foggy, the surface dark and treacherous, a mass of endless boiling mud. Shallow, pulpy mounds are the only solid ground. These mounds are sentient creatures called groggors hundreds of feet tall, although nearly all their height is buried in the mud. Like whales, they are social philosophers of the deep who communicate via low-frequency symphonies of a muddy, burping nature. The groggors, with their advanced intelligence, know something of the nature of the other planes of the Multiverse.
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The Ghost Sea
Also known as the Phantom Ocean. This spiritual, ethereal sea is the final resting place for whales from an isolate Prime Material World. Not much else is known about this Demiplane
-From Mazaron's Monstrious Manual
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Demiplane of Holes:
This curious Demiplane has no real rythym or reason. It is simply a massive white expanse dotted with black colored holes as far as the eye can see.
If a cutter puts his or her hand in one hole, chances are it will emerge from another hole nearby. Its disconcerting at first, but the effect(perceivebly) is harmless.
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Demiplane of Illusion
A Demiplane supposable which is the origin of all things Illusion. Most things here are simply illusions, and only can be seen. Some Illusions, however, are so realistic that they cause actually damage, and some Illusionary creatures are in reality, intelligent. A trip to Illusion can drive a sod barmy quickly, as the line between Real and Unreal becomes blurred fast.
One sinister rumor speaks of Illusionary beings with the power to cause real beings to become illusions, effectly switching existences with their victims.
Like the Demiplane of Mirrors, Illusion should be avoided.
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Demiplane of Inphirblau:
The City-realm of the Phirblas, weird humanoid creatures similiar to the Dabus of Sigil.
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Demiplane of Imprisonment:
A Demiplane of which is known even less than the supposed Demiplane of Dread. May possibly contain the Elder Elemental God within...
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Demiplane of Infuma
A null-magic plane dominated by steampunk dwarves in airships, Victorian automata, and polluting factories as far as the eye can see. A druid's worst nightmare.
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The Demiplane of Knowledge
This unusual Demiplane appears like a-nearly infinite libruary of Books and Scrolls. It is a place where almost any question about any topic can be anwsered, for a price.
Any time someone wishes to partake of the knowledge this Demiplane has to offer, he or she must give knowledge back to the Demiplane, for example: A mage wishing to learn a forgotten spell, must give one of his or her' orginal or rare spells to the Demiplane, the knowledge concerning the payment is lost to the individual in question, with no refunds.
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The Demiplane of Knowledge Concerning the Layers of the Abyss and Carceri
(WG5). Pretty much how it sounds - a contemplative place of lore and secrets of the most hateful of planes.
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Demiplane of Labyrinth:
Somewhere floating in the Ethereal is an enormious near-infinite maze known as the Demiplane of Labyrinth. Unlike one of the Lady's mazes, this maze is composed of an indescruptable stone-like substance, and is lade out in the forms of walls laid out in strait angles(picture one of those classic mazes you used to do for fun on the back of cereal boxes, whatever that is). It is said that a cold, sinister intellegence studies those who end up here(Usually threw accidents in Planar travel), as they try to escape.
Time ceases to flow for a sod unfortunate enough to end up here, which gives anyone trapped here an eternity to find his or her way out. One cannot permanently die here either, and anyone who tries to commit suicide, will find themselves resurrected the following day, none the worse for wear back where they started in the maze.
Along with the twists and turns of the maze, weird round-one eyed monsters wander the maze and devour anyone they come across(Again, anyone killed will be resurrected and returned to his or her starting location in the maze).
There is only one exit for this plane, the bad news is that its in the exact center of the maze.
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Lopado
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An ocean of air where giant bacteria float about, feeding on other giant bacteria. The bacteria have an incomprehensible philosophy and mostly untranslatable language based on that philosophy (although the name of the plane has been tentatively and extremely roughly translated as "happyhome" - this doubtless does an extreme injustice to the advanced philosophical concepts involved.) The bacteria have created many cubic gates, unfortunately keyed to their language.
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Demiplane of Lost:
When one loses a personal (or stolen) possession, chances are it ends up here. Also known as Unsoncy in some circles.
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Lost Citadel of Magic
Demiplane realm of the 3 gods of magic from Krynn (the world of Dragonlance).
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Land of the Immortals
Demiplane realm of various Chinese gods dwelling outside of Mechanus' Celestial Bureaucracy.
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The Moonarch of the Sehenine
(From the Ashes}. A testing ground for elder elves seeking to move beyond the mortal lands to the Far Isles of their destiny.
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Demiplane of Mirrors
Another oddity of the planes. The Demiplane of Mirrors is a truly bizzarre realm of reflections, and the mirrors that spawn them. Some mirrors reflect the truth. Others distort them, and some of those distorting mirrors cause those gazing on them forms to match the reflection(Very creepy). Still others reflect the truth, but in reverse(An evil Paladin, a good or living version of a lich or other undead). Other, still rarer mirrors serve as portals to "Mirror Universes" where everything is similiar to the normal Multiverse, but in reverse(Evil Upper Planes, Good Lower Planes, Fire is Cold etc).
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Demiplane of Morcellate
A void, which was once part of the Prime. It is full of planets and stars, the only intelligent race here is a lost armada of planar spiders. They search for a portal leading to the fabled Prime Material Plane, which they consider to be a purgatory they must enter before they reach their eternal reward.
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The Lady's Mazes:
When one provokes the Lady of Pain, one of the possible outcomes is to end up in a maze, a tiny self-sustained demiplane.
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Demiplane of Machines:
This to-be-avoided Demiplane is really(mostly anyway, since they are the main inhabidants) an enormious extradiamensional Sheen hive resembling the hardrive of a computer found on an unamed Prime World with a sky full of gears which look like they came straight from Mechanus.
For the ignorant, the Sheens are a race of extreme-high tech artifical lifeforms possessing a hive-mind and possessing insect-like, but alien forms. They range from the tiny Scouts to the fearsome Render, and generally attack all who end up on the Demiplane.
Chant is, all artificial lifeforms(Like Clockwork Horrors and Triobond's Automatons) somehow end up here after their descuction on the Prime Material Plane.
An interesting Note:
There exists a colossial Machine Empire, if you will, somewhere on the Demiplane independent of the Sheens. These beings resemble humans but are composed of clockwork and metal, and have a very hostile attitude toward organic lifeforms, which they have vowed to destroy threwout every Plane of existence(nice guys huh?). It is totally unknown why these "Machine-Men" have a hatred as deep as it seems to be, but regardless, nobodys going to ask them and return to tell the tail anytime soon.
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Demiplane of (Electro) Magnetism:
An entire Inner Planar-like Demiplane built entirely around the concept of magnetism. Berks composed of metal, wearing metal, or carrying metal, BEWARE!
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Demiplane of Maelost
Also known as the Ridged Land, this Demiplane mostly consists of black rock ridges and rainfall aplenty.
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Demiplane of Moil
A city from the Prime World of Ranais that was trapped in a demiplane by Orcus (c.f. Dead Gods adventure). Inhabitants are primarily ghouls, ghasts, wights, wraiths and the undead creatures known as the Lovelost. Not all the undead are hostile. Moil was the capital of an empire that worshipped death, genocide, undeath and specifically Orcus, Demon Lord of Undeath. As a reward for their fine service, Orcus killed all the inhabitants of this world. At the centre of Moil stands The Black Temple, sepulchre to ultimate evil and mass murder.
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Demiplane of Numbers:
A downright bizzare Demiplane where everything is composed of well, numbers. Everywhere you look on this white Demiplane you'll see numbers hanging in midair(The Demiplane possesses no Gravity). Thing is, every possible number(Even Negative and decimal numbers) exist here as floating objects of varying sizes(The bigger the number, the bigger the object). Generally, numbers like 1 or 10 are small enough to fit in the palm of a human hand, while numbers like 1000000 are large enough to live inside, and incomprehendably large numbers like Google or Google-Plex are continent or world-sized. Meanwhile, Negative numbers exist on an ever-decreasing microscopic level.
One wonders how an infinity of numbers can fit on a finite demiplane. Perhaps because the Demiplane of Numbers is both Plane and Demiplane? Or maybe its just the nature of mathamatics, and loopholes exist to create such a paradox. Regardless, the place is a mathmatician's paradise.
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Neth, the Living Demiplane:
Supposedly there exists a Demiplane which is in reality an entire living creature, who knows?
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Demiplane of Nightmares
Very unpleasant Demiplane that serves as a dark twin to the Demiplane of Dreams, not to be confused with the vastly similiar Nightmare Lands of Ravenloft. Has a mysteryious connection to the Prime World of Mysteria(Of the campaign setting of the same name). This is a horrific place where the dimensions are distorted and mortal magic is impossible. Everything on this plane is poisonous to normal life. The inhabitants include neh-thalggu, feyrs, and the fiendish-looking diaboli. Apparently the natives of the demiplane find Material Plane natives as horrific as we find them. This may also be a misinterpreted record of encounters with the Far Realm.
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Newmarket
A 36-level dungeon Demiplane inhabited by wandering mortals from the Prime Material Plane.
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Demiplane of Nubilate
An air-dominant demiplane inhabited by air elementals and djinn. Without the interference of the elemental rulers, the elementals have grown to amazingly vast sizes. The djinn are trying to keep them under control, but are well on the way to being overrun by enormous, wild, restless, starving elementals of air and wind.
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The Prison-Fortress of Onegas the Heartless
Enormous Demiplanar prison of a being of immense power known only as Onegas the Heartless (See separate entry for detailed information)
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Demiplane of Pyx
Another planet-strung void, inhabited only by a group of lost, masterless Meks (ancient robots, similar to sheens) destroying all intruders in the vain hope that one of them is responsible for the death of their creator. Is linked by a portal to the Demiplane of Machines.
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Partheniad
A jungle Demiplane of amazons and sibyls, to whom men are fit only for domestic servitude. A Goddess named Mazikeena occasionally comes to this Demiplane and tries to persuade them to change their ways, but they ignore her for the most part.
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Pavilion of Cynosure
Neutral ground for the greater gods of Faerun (of the Forgotten Realms setting).
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Rocta
A featureless demiplane filled with mysteryious crystalline creatures known as Jumpers.
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Ravenloft Elemental Planes
Where the Demiplane of Dread intersects with the four core Elmental Planes, four unusual - and slightly disturbing - Demiplanes are born.[See separate entry for details]
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Demiplane of Semblance
Haven and hide-away for group of wizards called the Mhagane.
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The Shattered World
(1st edition Manual of the Planes)
Once a world of the material plane where the level of magic was so high that every wish of the inhabitants was instantly fulfilled. Inevitably, the world broke up into an archipelago of demiplanes, each dominated by an all-powerful demiurge. To Be Avoided.
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Demiplane of Serpentia
A Demiplanar jungle world filled with colonies of yuan-ti who dominate a race of humans with no magical talent or sense of adventure. The humans are, naturally, in retreat. Each yuan-ti colony is led by a group of elders schooled by an avatar of Mazikeen in the magical arts. The yuan-ti call Mazikeen Stirpicore, and revere him as the savior of their race. They depict him as a giant yuan-ti, the form his avatar takes on this plane. Their culture and that of the hapless humans is somewhat Mesoamerican in style
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Scriniari
Featureless Demiplanar home of telepathic, microscopic beings called Brownians who feed on patterns and data.
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Splacknuck
A dark, cold, watery demiplane inhabited by fragile, intelligent bubbles. They feed on magic(which exists as raw, stable force threwout the Demiplane). Any source of heat or light harms and eventually destroys them.
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Demiplane of Sides
Most, if not all areas of the multiverse exist in all three spatial diamensions, the same holds true for the Multiverse' inhabidants. However, there exists lifeforms, such as the Diamensionals (http://www.mimir.net/monsters/dimensional.shtml) that exist in less, or even more than three spatial diamensions. The Demiplane of Sides is a Demiplane that only has 2 spacial diamensions, but does not impart its duality on all three-diamensional visitors.
For beings of three spacial diamensions, imagining a 2-D existence is nearly impossible. But I can at least attempt to explain it a bit.
Imagine a flat-paper, now imagine yourself on that paper. Basically, you exist as a three diamensional being existing on a two-diamensional backdrop. That is the Demiplane of Sides in a nutshell.
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Demiplane of Time
The Plane which is the source of all Time, or continuity. This Demiplane has a collection of bizarre and deadly inhabidants, such as Time Diamensionals and Vortex Spiders, as well as adopted protectors, mysteryious wizards know as Chronomancers......
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Demiplane of Thorns/Quasi-Elemental Plane of Thorns
If the Demiplane of Flowers can said to be the Elemental Plane of Wood's link to Positive Energy, than the Demiplane of Thorns is its opposite, a Plane(or Demiplane) spawned between the endless Entropy of the Negative Energy Plane, and the endless Green of Elemental Wood.
The result is this place of endless black vines all baring thorns of varying degrees of sharpness. The closer one gets to the Negative Energy Plane, the sharper the thorns become. In the distance, in addition to seeing enormous vines of thorns, some of which may be continent-sized, one also catches glimpses of green clouds. These clouds are not natural, but the product of one of the Demiplane's natives, a cactus-like creature of which little is known.
Of note: The Queen of Air and Darkness, of the Unseelie Court, sometimes dwells in one of the more evil-looking areas of the Plane/Demiplane. As a result, evil sylvan races of all kinds can be found on this Plane/Demiplane, in addition to the Demiplane's/Plane's natives.

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Thoke
A dead plane of wreckage and ruin, destroyed long ago by planar marauders (the draeden). Possibly home to forbidden knowledge once capable of hurting those marauders.
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Wormscape
Demiplane of, well, worms. Not to be confused with the "Worm Realm" of the Abyss
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The Land of Webs and Caves
(Mystara Monstrous Compendium; Spider-kin]. The secret demiplane of the planar spiders, a race of evolved phase spiders who explore the many worlds of the Astral and Ethereal Planes. The best-known nation in the demiplane is called Chak.
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The Warren
A Demiplane sized, underground complex where humans are dominated by an intelligent, but quite mad, machine. Magic is outlawed, and the humans are paranoid, attacking extraplanar visitors on sight.
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Demiplane of Urunaland
A Demiplane in progress so to speak. This place is a manually constructed demiplane by a group of dwarves.
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The Maze of Zagyg
(from Treasures of Greyhawk). This is a maze of ethereal protomatter. It recedes in the distance the closer you come, and seems to get bigger the further you move away. The hiding place of an artifact, the sinister Face of Xenous.
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Thorne
A portal on the world of Mystara (lying beneath Lake Avernus on the Island of Dawn; its key is a relic known as the Periapt of Pax) leads to the plane of Thorne, a realm heavily influenced by the proximity of the Negative Energy Plane. The terrain is nothing but living thorns the size of mountains, each of which branch into vast forests of somewhat smaller thorns. Its primary inhabitants are phanatons - monkey/racoon/flying squirrel creatures - and their allies, an advanced race of phase spiders. They live in platform villages made of thorn lumber and webs.
In a fortress of thorns a vampire, the ancient pharoah Ramenhotep X (vampire monk 15), and his demon bride Aketheti, Daughter of She-Who-Dwells-In-Darkness, dwell with their undead servitors, terrorizing the locals and the planes beyond.
Thorne Traits:
- Normal Gravity
- Flowing Time: One hour in the Material Plane equals ten hours in Thorne.
- Finite
- Alterable Morphic
- Enhanced Unlife: Undead are turned or rebuked at half the cleric's level.
- Normal Magic
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Chasm
A portal in the demiplane of Thorne leads to this world, a place of nothing but steep cliffs and the gloomy, freezing, windy abyss in between.
The Dark Tower is a two mile-high fortress built at a right angle to the walls of the cliff. The Tower distorts time: one hour in the Material Plane is equal to 1000 hours in the Dark Tower. The Unholy Transformation trait affects one hit die every six hours, rather than every twelve hours as in the rest of the plane, and the DC to save is 20. Beneath this tower is massive labyrinth called the Night Maze.
Other than an undead black dragon and some oozes, the only inhabitants of this plane are a race of skeletal undead with long white hair called reveners, whose touch steals the senses of sight, taste, hearing, touch, smell, or psionic aptitude from mortals, and a race of goblin-like constructs called duskers with the ability to transform their opponents in ghastly ways.
Chasm Traits:
- Heavy Gravity
- Flowing Time: One hour in the Material Plane equals 100 hours in Chasm.
- Finite
- Alterable Morphic
- Enhanced Unlife: All turning and rebuking effects fail in this plane.
- Unholy Transformation: Mortals in this plane have the positive energy in their bodies replaced with negative energy at the rate of one hit die every twelve hours (Fortitude save DC 10). One way to handle this might be to replace a character's existing levels with Savage Species-style levels as a death knight, vampire, or lich.
- Impeded Magic: Healing spells heal only one hit point per die.
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The Isle of Night
Created as a vile mockery of Mystara's Isle of Dawn, the Isle of Night is a barren, desolate home of dead vegetation and undead. A portal to this plane is found within the Night Maze of Chasm; it's key is the solution to a puzzle involving all six senses.
The Isle of Night is ruled by nightshades and their evil queen, known as the Night Spider or She-Who-Dwells-In-Darkness. Sentient zombie slaves under their thrall are driven by more powerful undead to build purposeless edifices of titanic size. These zombies are "bred" by their masters in stinking pits as the old ones are worn out or mutilated beyond repair; whatever remains are left are thrown back into the pits to create the next generation.
The most prominant feature on the plane is Night's Watch Plateau, which is over two miles high. It also contains towns full of undead, dead forests, hills, mountains, steppes, and lifeless rivers and seas. A black 3000 square foot monolith drifts slowly through the skies; it is a living entity from Mechanus on business of its own.
In an ancient metropolis lie entombed a king and queen from the Material Plane; it is from their flesh that the first zombies were seeded.
Atop Night's Watch Plateau is a portal to the Material Plane; its key is an artifact, which the portal will ultimately destroy in order to fuel itself.
Isle of Night Traits:
- Heavy Gravity
- Flowing Time: One hour in the Material Plane equals 10,000 hours in Chasm.
- Finite: The Isle of Night is probably no more than 100 miles in diameter.
- Alterable Morphic
- Enhanced Unlife: All turning and rebuking effects fail in this plane.
- Unholy Transformation: Mortals in this plane have the positive energy in their bodies replaced with negative energy at the rate of one hit die every three hours (Fortitude save DC 30). One way to handle this might be to replace a character's existing levels with Savage Species-style levels as a death knight, vampire, or lich.
- Impeded Magic: All healing spells cast on this plane fail.

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Good call. The negative quasis are not just evil versions of the element, but the element with its essence removed. Earth's essence is hardness, form, so Dust is earth stripped of form; it's the dissolution of shape. Likewise, Salt is the antithesis of moisture and fluidity.

If we take Wood's "essence" to be life, then the lack of life is rot, decay (as opposed to Dust, which is simply disintegration).

But Flowers definitely doesn't work as a positive quasi either. If Rot is the negative of wood, then the positive would be extreme growth, boundless life. I'm not sure what to call it, but I imagine it would be a vivid green tangle, nearly impenetrable, that heals as quickly as you cut it.

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Flowers are sex organs, so maybe that is the thought behind it.

An ever-growing tangle, without any death in it.... Hmmm. I invented once (but did not write stats for) a bizarre Outsider race named Tanzu, which come from a demi-plane of perpetual growth, and which believe (wrongly, in my opinion) that all forms of death and decay are evil. These Outsiders try to spread their plane's influence on the Prime Material, casting spells to arrest the processes of death and decay, but all they accomplish is to really mess up the ecosystems by preventing the cycling of nutrients and the decay of corpses. I thought of it as an interesting sort of antagonist for Druids, and a lesson in the balance of Nature. Druids probably spend a lot of time preventing the destruction of wildlife, but they would have to stop the Tanzu's actions or the ecosystem would be damaged.
I know, kind of a dumb idea, but maybe these things could come from the Positive Wood Quasi-Plane instead.

EDIT: The Tanzu also douse all natural forest fires and prarie fires -- a policy which has caused ecological problems when humans persue it.

How about we call the plane Kudzu? Sticking out tongue

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'Vaevictis Asmadi' wrote:
Flowers are sex organs, so maybe that is the thought behind it.

I'd probably use buds or green wood but that's just me

'Vaevictis Asmadi' wrote:
I invented once (but did not write stats) for a bizarre Outsider race named Tanzu, which come from a demi-plane of perpetual growth, and which believed (wrongly, in my opinion) that all forms of death and decay are unnatural and evil. These Outsiders try to spread their plane's influence on the Prime Material, casting spells and trying to arrest the process of death and decay, but all they accomplish is to really mess up the ecosystems by preventing the cycling of nutrients and the decay of corpses. I thought of it as an interesting sort of antagonist for Druids, and a lesson in the balance of Nature. Druids probably spend a lot of time preventing the destruction of wildlife, but they would have to stop the Tanzu's actions or the ecosystem would be damaged.

I give a big thumbs up to anything which helps break down the Negative=Evil, Positive=Good myth

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Really? Thank you.

The Plane of Flowers is a real canon plane, which is often considered a Demi-Plane, right? According to something I read, I think on the WotC forums where people were writing up the Demi-Plane compendium which is now on PW, that the Plane of Flowers and All Growing Things or somesuch in a plane which contains every kind of growing thing in great profusion, or something. So maybe in spite of the name, the plane is already close to the concept Keenath spoke of.

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The Plane of Flowers is a real canon plane, which is often considered a Demi-Plane, right?

I don't remember reading about it in any 2e or 3e source.

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Finally I found it:

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'Vaevictis Asmadi' wrote:
I invented once (but did not write stats for) a bizarre Outsider race named Tanzu, which come from a demi-plane of perpetual growth, and which believe (wrongly, in my opinion) that all forms of death and decay are evil.
That's a very interesting idea. Do you have a writeup for it? It sounds like worthy article material. What did they look like? I'm picturing green men who perpetually sprout shoots, flowers and fungus buds in every direction. When they invade prime material planes they choke the death out of them until the whole world is covered with jungles, mushrooms, flowers, and animal life. What horror! Eye-wink

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I really like the idea of the tanzu. Their moral views (death and decay equating to evil) create an interesting tension with the objective alignment system. Here is an idea to play on it the most, they view evil in quantifiable terms relative to the amount of death and decay. It would follow from this that whatever course of action prevents the most death and decay is the most virtuous course of action. Acting on this moral sytem (and utilizing their assumedly potent powers) they end death and decay in a region of a prime world causing many communities to be overrun by plants and fungus, and a variety of other calamities occur causing many people to suffer greatly without the release of death. In the eyes of the tanzu what they did was good. But how would they fall under the DnD alignment system? They put themselves at risk (I assume their efforts were intially resisted) to preserve the lives of others, but they also caused the destruction of communities and needless suffering.

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A thing that grows indefinitely and escapes death and decay is known in our world as a cancer, and we generally do not consider it a force for life because it crowds out and destroys all other life. A nice example of taking a good thing to an extreme and turning it into a bad thing. The Tanzu could be the embodiment of that process.

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That race really is an interesting one.

I'd say they are true neutral. Why?

An evil character either wouldn't support life like that, or he'd enjoy the suffering caused by it in some way or another.
A good character would realize the bad effects of his actions and reconsider what he's doing.

I'm not sure about chaotic and evil characters, but intuitively I'd say it doesn't really fit... unless there are good arguments for it Eye-wink

On a side note, the Tanzu might not just be interested in pushing life forward, but also preventing it from being bound in any way.
Some of them might try bringing life *everywhere*, even to the negative elemental planes. Others might want life on ANY plane to flourish on ANY other plane. Imagine a group of Tanzu opening countless portals from/to every Outer Plane on a Prime world...

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I'm really glad you guys like it!

I haven't thought any about what they look like. I think they are Outsiderzs, not (quasi-)Elementals, so they are more or less fleshy. But they could look like giant insects, maybe, with barky exoskeletons. Like stick insects, leaf-hoppers, moths, and wasps. Or maybe elongated hairless rodents. I really don't know. It would be cool if they were camouflaged, or had color-changing abilities to fit into any biome/ecosystem.

I don't know enough about the rules of any one D&D edition to think of stats for them. For example, I don't know all of what spell-like abilities are available that Outsiders might have. I thought Entangle, Plant Growth, Cure Minor Wound, and Cure Disease, for starters. But their main power would be to get together in groups and use a spell or an aura or something to slow down and eventually arrest decay and death. Sort of the opposite of a life-draining death aura.

Flowers/Kudzu is like the root or bud of the Wood, it is the source of growth (fed by the Positive Energy) that blooms and grows outward, maturing in the Wood Plane, and finally aging and dying in the Rot. The Tanzu's world is only part of the functioning whole that is the Wood Element, but they think their world is the best and every place else is tainted and oppressed by death and must be "saved" and "purified" and so forth. They're convinced everybody else is misguided or misinformed.

I don't think of them causing cancer so much. Programmed cell death is necessary to the growth and maturing of plant life and animal life, too. Otherwise we would all be born with webbed fingers, and plant roots would have their vessels clogged. I think Tanzu would view cancer more as a disease, or maybe be perplexed by it, as I imagine they are perplexed by the undead. I see their actions as being beneficial to individual organisms' lives but damaging only on the large scale. Their inability to think and see things on a large scale, and see how other planes work, is the problem. They literally miss the forest for the trees.

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'Vaevictis Asmadi' wrote:
I see their actions as being beneficial to individual organisms' lives but damaging only on the large scale. Their inability to think and see things on a large scale, and see how other planes work, is the problem. They literally miss the forest for the trees.
Heh. That's a good way to put it. I think they'd make excellent villains (or initial allies) in a planar game. I would recommend making them a player character race though, not just a monster, or perhaps even a faction, because the permutations of philosophy in this idea (ever-expanding life) are too interesting to limit them to just a monster encounter. Perhaps you could use the Thri-Kreen as a template if you like insectoid forms. If you want to give them innate magic I would really limit the amount to one or two spell-like effects. Other interesting magic for the Tanzu could be gained through class levels in things like Phytomancer or Preserver (like Darksun). I'm not a rules guy either so someone else (Rhys! Over here!) would have to do that for you.

As a race they should have Chaotic Good tendencies but not be limited to only one alighment; like humanity they should show a variety of opinions and behaviours even if most have a strong pro-life mindset. It's tempting to make a race monolithic in outlook but more interesting to have some variety and even inherent contradiction to play with both as a DM and a PC. They'd be chaotic because they expand uncontrollably without a plan, like a thunderstorm sweeping across the landscape or jungle plants filling in whatever soil and sunshine they find, and they'd be good because growth and life are good in themself (according to the morality of the alignment system).

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I really see them as Outsiders roughly equal in power to a lesser or greater Fiend. That's about what I was going for.

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Asmadi, if you give a target CR range I'll try my hand at designing the Tanzu until how much course work I have begins to sink in.

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That's really awesome to offer, Mak! Thank you!

I think vaguely... 8 or 9, maybe. I'm not entirely sure, though. They have some spell-like abilities and their group aura that slows decay, aging, and disease. They also memorize spells. Some of them know a spell that summons a Wood Elemental from the Wood Plane as a sort of fighting minion if they are attacked.
They probably know an AOE spell that they can memorize that works like a massive dose of industrial-strength fertilizer, and is about as environmentally friendly.

Outsider type, probably TN as Joyblood said.
Vulnerable to negative energy attacks, resistant to positive energy attacks (if those exist) (?) and resistant to acid. No fire resistance. Probably some limited regeneration.
Intelligence in 2nd Ed terms, probably Very to Exceptional.
They have some decent MR (again, in 2nd Ed terms) like 30% or even 40%.
They probably travel in groups, like 5 or 6 at a time.
Size modifier is probably large, but on the small end of that size category.

I need to think about the Habitat/Society and Ecology. Well, I would have to do a lot of research to figure out their precise effect on Prime ecology.

Their general attitude starts out polite, but they are also self-righteous or condescending (depending on the individual). They hate death (wexcept maybe predation) the way that Good characters hate Evil. Trying to convince them that death is necessary for the ecosystem to function is like trying to convince an abolitionist that slavery is necessary for the economy. They just don't buy it, and they won't listen. Some will be polite about it, and some will get in your face and obnoxious, and some will patiently try to persuade the misguided. But changing their minds would be a feat of amazing roleplaying.
In combat, many of them would prefer not to kill people until they've tried at least Entangle, and some Sleep-type spells. But they will kill people who try to mess up their projects or especially, who attack them, since obviously such people are violent, life-hating, death-loving bad people. They summon Wood Elementals, and they have claws, spells, and weapons. They also bite. I'm not sure if they are poisonous or not. Probably not.
They also try to make friends, or at least extend their influence, to the people who live in an area they've decided to live in. They might come to a village and offer to cure all diseases, etc. Maybe use their aura and spells, maybe just offer sanitation suggestions, to start with. Later people and livestock will stop aging. But then the deer will stop aging and catching disease, and in the winter when fawns aren't available, the wolves and hyenas will start going after children and livestock. It just gets worse from there. Once the ecosystem collapses people will regret accepting their "help".

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As a side note, I had an interesting idea inspired when I read the term "regeneration" ...

It could be entirely possible these beings had their fingers in the creation of Trolls - at least, how we know them today.

What do you think?

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Maybe, maybe... It is an idea. Trolls seem to be magical creatures, anyway.

Also, someone suggested that they like to introduce plants and animals from other planes into the Prime. I don't think it's their primary objective, but it's a good idea for something they do sometimes. They don't see the problem with introduced species. On their own plane, all these plants live together without driving each other extinct or overrunning the place. At least not what they would call "overrunning."

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I'll get to the actual designing of the creature when I have more time (probably tommorow). I'm picturing them as nine foot tall bipedal stick insects with a few vaguely humanoid characteristics. They'll have claws and a bite, probably not poison unless I think of something unusual that fits with their flavor. A possible stat block: Str 18 Dex 12 Con 18 Int 12 Wis 16? Cha 16. The high str comes with their size, the high con comes with their strong connection to life, the high Cha ensures that their spell-like abilities have a meaningfully high DC. The wisdom is an issue, you want them to be unable to see the forest for the trees which suggests low wisdom (though this could be explained differently which is how I'd like to treat it), but you want them to have memorizable spells, which suggests (fitting with their theme) automatic druid spellcasting levels which would require them to have decently high wisdom. I'll probably give them 8 HD since that is a good round number and will lead them towards the desired CR range. Their regeneration can be overcome by both fire and negative energy. They are immune to any negative effects of positive energy. They'll have a SR of their CR+8 (which will amount to a magic resistence of 40% against spellcasters of equal power).

The flavor is up to you, but should reflect my finished stats. Don't connect them to trolls, it would the trolls of their independence to make them the creation of another race.

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Here are the stats for the Tanzu, the flavor is largely up to you:

Tanzu

Large outsider
Hit dice: 8d8+40 (76hp)
Initiative: +3
Speed: 40 feet, climb 30 feet.
Armor class: 24 (-1 size, +3 Dex, +12 natural)
Base attack/grapple: +8/+16
Attack: Long spear +14 melee (2d6+7/x3) or claw +14 (1d6+5)
Full attack: Long spear +14/+9 melee (2d6+7/x3) and bite +9 (1d8+3); or 2 claws +14 (1d6+5) and bite +9 (1d8+2).
Space/reach: 10ft/10ft.
Special attacks: Aura of life, spell-like abilities, spellcasting,
Special qualities: Negative energy vulnerability (+50% damage), positive energy protection, acid resistance 10, regeneration 5, SR 16, damage reduction 5/magic.
Saves: Fort +13, Ref +9, Will +10
Abilities: Str 21 Dex 16 Con 21 Int 12 Wis 19 Cha 14
Skills: Listen +15, Spot +15, Spellcraft +12, concentration +16, Knowledge (planes, nature) +12, survival +15, hide +7 (+13 in forests), move silently +10, climb +20.
Feats: Great fortitude, combat casting, spell focus (necromancy).
Environment: Quasielemental plane of Flowers
Organization: Solitary, band (2-5), or party (6-14)
Challenge Rating: 8?
Treasure: half standard coins, standard goods, standard items.
Alignment: Usually neutral.
Advancement: 9-16 HD (large); 17-24 HD (huge).

The creature before looks like much like a stick insect, but it has only four legs. Two of which hold it up right in a manner perversely similar to a human and its front legs end in vaguely humanoid hands that hold a spear. Its head is that of an insect, but its eyes display undeniable intelligence. Its body is covered in living plant growth and it stands nine feet tall.

All Tanzu speak their own language, planar trade, and either terran, aquan, auran, or ignan.

Combat:

Positive energy protection: Tanzu are immune to any potentially harmful effects of positive energy, such as those of the positive energy plane.

Regeneration: A Tanzu takes normal damage from fire and negative energy.

Spell casting: Tanzu cast spells as 7th level clerics with access to the domains of plant and healing. Spells per day: 6/5+1/4+1/3+1/2+1. DC 14+spell level. They always cast cure spells (as opposed to inflict spells), spontaneously.

Spell-like abilities: at will- entangle, goodberry, plant growth, consecrate 3/day- negative energy protection, spike growth, cure serious wounds, death ward, cure disease 1/day- mass cure light wounds, wall of thorns, summon nature’s ally V (can only be used to summon wood elementals).

Aura of Life: Once per month, a group of Tanzu is able to create an Aura of Life centered on a point of space of their choice that extends out in a 300 foot radius per Tanzu involved and lasts 1 year for every Tanzu involved. All beings within the aura mature at the normal rate but after reaching maturing only age at one fifth the normal rate. Similarly, all inanimate objects decay and deteriorate at one tenth the normal rate. Creation of this aura takes one full day of Tanzu chanting in a circle. This aura can only be eliminated prematurely with a limited wish, alter reality, wish, miracle, reality revision, or with epic magic or divine intervention. All Tanzu are continuously surrounded with this aura with a radius of 200 feet.

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That's really awesome, Mak! Thank you very much for working that up. Laughing out loud

I'm not sure if it should be so hard to dispell their aura after they cast it. Maybe it lasts a certain length of time per Tanzu that casts it, up to a maximum of 3 years?

I'd like to add the detail that it takes 10 minutes of chanting in a circle to cast their aura spell.

Environment should be Positive Quasi-Plane bordering Wood. I guess we have to call it "Flowers" for now?

This is great! I hope people have fun using it. I should write up a more specific description that can be put into an article.

Krypter -- do you think your idea of a playable race connected to the Tanzu could be accomplished with Planetouched? The Tanzu want to extend their influence over the Prime, maybe some of them do that by spawning Planetouched. I guess cosmologists who disagree over the nature of the Plane of Wood would disagree if such creatures are Genasi or not. But maybe the Tanzu take some of these to be raised or apprenticed in their plane. Since the Tanzu's theory works perfectly fine on their home plane, you could still end up with a playable character who holds their same beliefs.

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Vaevictis, regarding the Tanzu's aura of life: the main reason it is so difficult to dispel is because, since it is supernatural, even a greater dispel magic is unable to affect it. I did increase the range of what can eliminate it. The power of the aura being as it is, it should take considerably longer than 10 minutes to generate, I'm thinking a full day. The aura needs to have a long duration to be meaningful. If the maximum duration was 3 years, that would mean that in the space of three years a person in it would only age 7 months months; this might add 2 years to a persons life and certainly mess around with crops and short lived animals, but it wouldn't be that significant. I reduced the duration to 1 year for every tanzu involved.

What I can see happening with neutral evil Tanzu (they're rare, but they exist) is that ten of them will create an aura in the center of a village for free, and then return 12 years later. By this point the villagers would have experienced ten happy years of virtual agelessness followed by aging again at their regular rate; combined this would lead the villagers to desire the aura to return. Then the evil tanzu return and will only replace it in exchange for worship (or something similar).

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Ooh yes, you have a good point. Tanzu who turn evil could really manipulate people.

And since the ecological damage can take decades or even centuries to really show, it does make sense for the aura to last 3 years. And you're right, it should take a while to cast the aura. One day sounds good.

I think it should have an effect on disease, too. Like maybe one Tanzu's passive aura reduces recovery from disease by 2 days or something minor. But five Tanzu can make the group aura dispell fatal diseases (or rather, reduce them to non-fatal but not affect pain, discomfort, disfigurement, etc.). Nine or ten Tanzu can make the Aura cure and prevent all disease during those three years. Does that sound too powerful? I'm not sure how to arrange it.

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Useful list!

I really love the Plane of Wood and its related Para- and Quasi-Planes. Smiling I've always liked the idea of putting Elemental Wood in.

My one suggestion is that Thorns doesn't seem to make sense as the negative Quasi-Plane. Thorns are unpleasant, but they aren't a manifestation of death or dissolusion. They're just stabbity.

I suggest that the negative Quasi-Plane should be Rot. At the very border, the branches are leafless, dry, and brittle. As you go further in, the wood becomes more rotten and crumbly, until many branches cannot support much weight and break underfoot into dryish, rotting dust and fragments -- much like the surface of Dust and Ash. Nearest the border with Negative Energy, most of the plane consists of these fragments - you know, the stuff you get if you break apart a very rotten log. The place would be inhabited by lots of fungus, among other things. The Unseelie queen would be there, too.

The Plane of Thorns is still a good idea, though. It could be a bit of Wood that was absorbed and changed by the Mists of Ravenloft, forming a fifth Dread Elemental Plane.

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The term "Candyland" got thrown out in a conversation at work. This got me thinking...

I know designers have made a murderous version of Lewis Carrol's wonderland; but has anyone create a nightmarish, dungeon/demiplane based on Willy Wonka? There are a handful of elements in the book and films that could be twisted into something quite dark and deadly.

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