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Prime Worlds -- Additional Sources Wanted

My latest post before this one in the Log X thread is a listing of the Prime Material worlds canonically known to exist (as opposed to the standing invitation to add your own Primes for planeswalkers to visit). I would welcome any additions to the list.

I particularly expect that quite a few would be listed in the Spelljammer setting, which I don't have, and possibly a number of them in various Dragon Magazine articles.

Though quite a few events and items of interest are associated with "an unknown prime," I would prefer to avoid these in the list, seeking worlds that have at least a little development. A name, even if it was given by planeswalkers, would be needed, unless there was a very good reason to list "unnamed Prime world." The source in which it is found would also be appreciated.

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Re: Prime Worlds -- Additional Sources Wanted

Paul Westermeyer's Guide to the Spheres (PDF link) was useful in assembling this, and I recommend you check it out for more complete information.

World parallel to Toril, separated from it long ago by Ao in order to end the war between the primordials and the gods.

Cerilia: Birthright Campaign Setting.
Aduria: The continent where most of Cerilia's humans came from originally.

CM6: Where Chaos Reigns

Elvish garden world. The Maelstrom's Eye, 39. Destroyed by goblinoids.

Practical Planetology, 33

Alpha Centauri
Mentioned in the Immortals boxed set. The closest star to Mystara.

Wasteworld ruled by halflings and umber hulks. Spelljammer, Realmspace.

Evermeet: Island of the Elves, page 87. Gold elf world conquered by scro.

Arda and the Lost World
From Ray Winninger's Dungeoncraft in Dragon Magazine.

Practical Planetology, 10

Spelljammer comic #10. Probably in Pathspace.

A lost continent. "Lost Empires." Dragon #214.

Dark Sun campaign setting.

Warcraft RPG.

Practical Planetology, 30

Strahd von Zorovich's homeland on an unknown world. See RM1 Roots of Evil.

Spelljammer comic book #10. Same sphere as Astrylon.

E.R. Burroughs' science-fantasy version of Mars. Warriors of Mars, D&D White Box.

Bas Lag
The world of China Mieville's Perdido Street Station. Dragon #352.

The Black Fen
Mentioned in Q1.

Practical Planetology, 16. Forest world.

The Radiant Dragon, 285. Elven world, population murdered by scro.

Smashed orc world. Spelljammer, Greyspace.

Jungle planet. Spelljammer comic #5-8.

Gnomish world. TSR Trading card #208, "Grazzle."

Dominated by jade green insects. TCMC6 The Ultimate Helm pg.7

Kingdom of Caer Sidi
Q1: Queen of the Demonweb Pits, Fiendish Codex I, Expedition to the Demonweb Pits. Possibly located on Ginsel in Greyspace.

Contains Rock of Bral, Spiral, Ironpiece, Numliador, Minial’s Arch. Sources: Hackjammer, The Maelstrom's Eye by Roger E. Moore.

Creative Campaigning, 32

Water world with thick "crust" of floating earth bodies. Humans, orcs, and dwarves. Spelljammer, Realmspace.

Practical Planetology, 27

Stormy jungle world. Spelljammer, Krynnspace.

Citadel of the Keepers of the Flame
Asteroid. Spelljammer comic #14-15

The Astromundi Cluster

Gas giant inhabited by lizardfolk, aaracokra, and dragons. Spelljammer, Realmspace.

A planet or crystal sphere, location unknown. The base of the spelljamming scholars known as the Seekers. The Complete Spacefarer's Handbook, page 93.

Practical Planetology, 4

Elliptical water world. Spelljammer, Greyspace.

A world in Mystara's solar system, doomed to be destroyed. Immortals boxed set. I'm leaving out the other planets in the system, since they're entirely undetailed and don't have "official" names.

Dark Continent
A continent based on Africa. Dragon #189.

Possibly related to the Polyhedron #114 world? SJA3 pg. 39

Dungeon #36 pg. 41

TSR Trading Card #318 ‘Hajallian Thremintha.' Elven world exterminated by scro.

The Dead Shell
SJA2 Skulls & Crossbones pg.46

Dohwar homeworld
MC9. Homeworld of the penguin-like dohwar.

Doth B
The Maelstrom's Eye, 54. Contains a library.

Dragon Overlord World
The original planet where Krynn's Dragon Overlords came from. Age of Mortals, War of Souls, etc.

Dungeon #10. A world where extra-strength dragons are the dominant race. Humans are considered a myth. Another portal in this adventure leads to an unnamed desert world. Possibly the Dragon Overlord World?

Scro homeworld. Dragon Annual #1.

Destiny of Kings.

Ancient Greece: Age of Heroes Campaign Sourcebook, Deities & Demigods, Legends & Lore.
Ancient Rome: The Glory of Rome Campaign Sourcebook, Dragon #133
Averoigne: X2 Castle Amber
Celtic Ireland: Creative Campaigning, 18; Celts Campaign Sourcebook, Legends & Lore
Age of Vikings: Vikings Campaign Sourcebook, Dragon #90.
Dark Age Britain: Dragon #257, Dragon #263
Dark Age France: Charlemagne's Paladins Sourcebook
Dark Age Russia: Dragon #290.
King Arthur's England: Deities & Demigods, Legends & Lore
Outremer: The Crusades Campaign Sourcebook, the novel Black Crusade by Ari Marmell.
The Cavalier Age: A Mighty Fortress Campaign Sourcebook
Gothic Victorian era: Masque of the Red Death setting
Mesopotamia: Creative Campaigning, 21, Deities & Demigods 1st edition, Dragon #16, Dragon #329
Africa: Creative Campaigning, 23; Dragon Magazine #189, Dragon #215, Dragon #122, Dragon #116, Dragon #195, Dragon #202, Dragon #209, #27
Hyperborian Earth: The deities of Robert E. Howard's Hyperborian Earth were described in Gods, Demigods, and Heroes, and TSR published a Conan roleplaying game. Adventures taking place in this realm include Conan the Buccaneer, Conan the Mercenary, Conan Triumphant, and Red Sonja Unconquered.
India: Dragon #189. Dragon #225.
Robin Hood: Dragon #274
The Young Kingdoms: Deities known to the Earth of Elric of Melnibone appeared in the original printing of Deities & Demigods.
Lovecraftian Earth: Deities & Demigods (1st edition), d20 Call of Cthulhu
The Future: Gamma World, Stardrive, Metamorphosis Alpha, Star Frontiers, Dark Matter, Top Secret, d20 Modern, etc.

Eberron campaign setting. Continents: Khorvaire, Aerenal, Xen'drik, Frostfell, Sarlona, Argonnessan.

A universe where worlds are bubbles of air in a vast expanse of solid matter known as plenum. Eloysia is also specifically the name of a bubble in this universe where the island nations of Trann and Volde float in the air in the outermost shell of islands around the central sun. From module M5, Five Coins For a Kingdom. Similar to Kofuspace.

Epsilon Eridani
Mentioned in the Immortals boxed set. The magically-capable civilization nearest to Mystara.

Dragon Dice world. Lava elves and such. Dwarves and coral elves (good guys, serving Nature) and goblins and lava elves (bad guys, serving Death). Novels: Cast of Fate by Allen Varney and Army of the Dead by Edo van Belkom

The Fallen Lands
The default 4e world. Also known as "Points of Light" or the Forgotten Kingdoms, or simply the World. Home of the fallen empires of Arkhosia, Bael Turath, and Nerath, and current home of Nentir Vale.

Illithid planet. Practical Planetology, 7

SJA3 Crystal Spheres pg. 18-27

The Frozen Lands
Q1 Demon Queen of Spiders, Queen of Spiders supermodule. Possibly the same as the Iron Wastes, Kostchchie's realm in the Abyss.

Concordance of Arcane Space, 77

From Fiendish Codex I: The Lost Entries. Warriors and clerics from this world invaded the Abyss nearly a decade ago. Possibly also the source of the "fantastic cityscape of human design that appears to have been abandoned a thousand years ago on Abyss layer #628 - this might also be Suel.

Tree world, also called Yggdrasil's Child. A cluster of asteroids linked by a planet-sized tree, sharing a common atmosphere. Spelljammer, Realmspace.

Practical Planetology, 22

Ghenrek IV
The Wilderlands of High Fantasy. Also known as Gaia to some of its inhabitants. Rhadamanthia is the most well-known continent.

Crescent-shaped world. predominantly humans, with some demihumans. Ginsel is a Machiavellian society known for its sharp merchants and nasty politics. Possibly the home of the Kingdom of Caer Sidi (Q1, FC1, Expedition to the Demonweb Pits). Spelljammer, Greyspace.

Homeworld of the voadkyn Ombidias. Factol's Manifesto.

Glowrings Sphere
TCMC3 The Maelstom's Eye pg. 33

Mind flayer world. Spelljammer, Realmspace.

SJA4 pg. 52

SJA4 pg. 52

Undead world. Gas giant. Gnibile has many portals to the negative elemental plane, and the quasi elemental planes. Spelljammer, Greyspace.

The Great Ocean
Mentioned in Q1.

SJA3 Crystal Spheres, 30-32

Cluster world. Predominately humans and elves, smattering of other demihuman races, few non-evil giants and giantkin. Spelljammer, Greyspace.

Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, Q1: Queen of the Demonweb Pits; Probably the location of Truegard, from Expedition to the Demonweb Pits. Definitely the location of the kingdom of Maldev from Q1.

Home of the Deryni. Dragon #78.

Disk-shaped water world with a single mountain in the center, called the Spindle. Inhabited mainly by beholders. Spelljammer, Realmspace.

TCMC5 The Broken Sphere pg. 16-106

Crystal sphere set up like a dyson sphere. Megafauna live on the inside of the shell. TCMC3 The Maelstrom's Eye pg. 49, 168+

SJA3 Crystal Spheres, p. 9-17. Complete Spacefarer's Handbook, pages 85 and 87.

Practical Planetology, 20

PSMC1, 30, 34, 66

Insectare homworld
Mountainous, forested. MC9.

Io's Blood Archipelago
Council of Wyrms campaign setting

The setting of the D&D movie.

Isle of War, Isle of Destiny, Isle of Legend.

Labyrinth of Arachne
From Q1. Possibly located beneath Celene/Kule, one of Oerth's moons.

World of the Lost Ones
Homeworld of the clockwork horrors. MC7 Monstrous Compendium Spelljammer Appendix. Dragon #350, page 59. Possibly in Lostspace (see below).

The neogi homeworld. Possibly destroyed by clockwork horrors. Dragon #214, p. 58, and Dragon #350, page 59.

An ancient empire. Its capital is Kaddastrei. The city of Blackwall was once part of it. From Cityscape.

From the First Quest novels. Possibly on Mystara.

Water world. Spelljammer, Realmspace.

A Material Planar nation, Well of Worlds

A Material Planar nation, PSMC3, 108

A solid crystal sphere filled with bubbles. SJA4 Under the Dark Fist pg. 52. Similar to Eloysia.

Sphere of the elvish Korvadan Empire. Polyhedron #81

Air-filled sphere of floating islands. SJA4 Under the Dark Fist 52

Thri-Kreen of Athas, p. 84.

Taladas: Time of the Dragon boxed set
Ansalon: Dragonlance campaign setting
Otherlands: Otherlands campaign expansion
Adlatum: (fanon)

Also called Celene and the Handmaiden. Spelljammer, Greyspace. Polyhedron #113.

Lirak's Cube
The Maelstrom's Eye, 54. Complete Spacefarer's Handbook, 78.

Mechanical world of dabus and modrons. From Doors to the Unknown.

Lolth's Prison - Q1

TCMC6 The Ultimate Helm pg.7

Ruined sphere. SJA4 Under the Dark Fist pg. 52. See also World of the Lost Ones, above.

The Complete Spacefarer's Handbook, 121, Elven fortress world.

James Wyatt's Indian-themed campaign setting.

An "extra-dimensional world," the primary setting of Module CN2 Conan the Mercenary. A kingdom of light and goodness invaded by the King of Demons, Yama.

The city of the ghostly dead in the Ghostwalk campaign setting. Surrounded by various countries: Bazareene, Salkiria, etc.

Mystara's visible moon. Wrath of the Immortals. I11 Needle.

Dragon #244. Home of the Masgai. Capital city called Rig-Veda.

Scro-dominated sphere. The planets have been devoured by gammaroids. SJS1 Goblins' Return pg.7, SJQ1 Heart of the Enemy pg.81

Known World: D&D Gazetteer Series
Savage Coast: Savage Coast Campaign Setting
Hollow World: Hollow World Campaign Setting
Blackmoor: Dave Arneson's Blackmoor Campaign Setting (set 4000 BC)
Thunder Rift

Lankhmar campaign setting, based on Fritz Lieber's books. Deities & Demigods, Legends & Lore, Lankhmar softcover, etc.

Dead Gods, 12. Portal key = beauty.

TCMC5 The Broken Sphere pgs.90-91, 139

The original planet where the drow that settled on Krynn came from. (2nd edition Dragonlance Wild Elves supplement).

Nightworld of Vlad Tolenkov - Q1

Practical Planetology, 40

Practical Planetology, 37

Flanaess: World of Greyhawk campaign setting, From the Ashes, The Adventure Begins, Living Greyhawk Gazetteer
Sundered Empire: Described in the Chainmail Miniatures Game, and Dragon #286-294.
Hepmonaland: The Scarlet Brotherhood
Amedio Jungle: The Scarlet Brotherhood
Fireland: Dragon Annual #1
Celestial Imperium: Dragon Annual #1
New Empyrea: Frank Mentzer's Aquaria campaign, detailed in RPGA modules R1-R4, and the Egg of the Phoenix supermodule.

Old Alphatia (The Star Kingdoms)
The homeworld of the Alphatian people from Mystara. Mentioned in the Dawn of the Emperors boxed set, Wrath of the Immortals, and in adventure M1: Into the Maelstrom

Harmonium homeworld. From The Factol's Manifesto.

The birthplace of The Spelljammer. Also known as The Broken Sphere. TCMC6 The Ultimate Helm pg.246+

Magic Encyclopedia, Volume One, page 8, 12, 13. The world where the wizard Prismal the Outrageous was born. Contains two named cities: Electropolis and Chamshaea, on opposite sides of the planet.

SJA4 Under the Dark Fist pg.52

Mystara's invisible moon. Also called Myoshima. Princess Ark series, Champions of Mystara.

Sphere of the planet Devis. TCMC2 Into the Void pg.10

The Pearls
The Broken Sphere, 308. A constellation of six unnamed crystal spheres.

A D&D campaign world from Imagine Magazine, the official periodical of TSR UK. Pelinore is a flat world that grows toward extreme alignments near the edge and perfect balance in the center. Beyond the edge is a void of nothingness, from which the gods arrived. Pelinore includes the sprawling, multicultural City League.

From module C4, To Find a King, and C5, The Bane of Llywelyn. Worships the Celtic pantheon.

Artificial flatworld that surrounds a sun. Created by the illithids during the heyday of their empire. Detailed in Dawn of the Overmind by Bruce R. Cordell. Located in the sphere of Truespace.

Lands of the People
A continent based on North America. Dragon #205.

Into the Void, 200.

Practical Planetology 46

Dungeon #36, 45

Polyhedron #114 world
"A World of Your Own" by Roger E. Moore. I have no idea what the proper name of this is. Possibly in Darkspace? It's a world where the sun died, inhabited by berserk elves, living vampires, and necromancy run rampant.

TCMC5 The Broken Sphere pg.202

Psurlon homeworld
Dark Sun MC II, p. 82. Now destroyed.

Homeworld of the Xenos, an organization of human supremacists. The Complete Spacefarer's Handbook, 95.

Pyrespace is based on the solar system presented in the Shadow of the Spider Moon article from Polyhedron #151/ Dungeon #92. AKA Spiderspace.

Practical Planetology, 13

The Realm
The home of the D&D cartoon show.

Redeye space
SJR1 Lost Ships pg.62

Mercane world. "Rough Times on Refuge," Dragon Magazine #159, page 10

Oerth's second moon. Also called Luna and the Mistress. Spelljammer, Greyspace. Return of the Eight.

Dead Gods, page 52

World of the Red Forest
The locals worship Elishar, from 3e Deities & Demigods. The trees have red to orange trunks, purple or black leaves with silvery undersides. Described in Expedition to the Demonweb Pits; the world is currently being invaded by the forces of Lolth.

World of mountains and chasms, inhabited by dwarves and gnomes. Spelljammer, Krynnspace

3rd edition Oriental Adventures. Also on this world are the realms of the Burning Sands and Ivory Kingdoms.

Uncaged: 120. Skeartim is a greater power there. Zadara the titan was once worshipped there.
The Factol's Manifesto, 83. Wemics Lethea & Lesander are from there. They were captured by the biologist Gorad Drummerhaven and brought to Sigil.

SJA4 Under the Dark Fist pg.53

SJA1 Wildspace pg.3

Sea of Shadows
Lost Ships, 34.

SJQ1 Heart of the Enemy pg.31

Based on the Terry Brooks novels. Dragon #286.

Fire world in Krynnspace. Spelljammer, Krynnspace

The Spectre
The Spectre, a flatworld. Spelljammer, Greyspace.

Spider Ship Garage - Q1

Spiral Desert
Invaded by Lolth, surface-dwelling drow, and giant trapdoor spiders. The drow keep humans, kobolds, and thri-kreen as slaves. Expedition to the Demonweb Pits

Ssirik Akuar
Illithid planet. Dragon #150, "The Sunset World."

Steel Star Space
SJR1 Lost Ships pg.56

Dungeon #34.

Homeworld of the Talaire. Complete Psion, Dragon #281. Destroyed by illithids.

The Empire of the Petal Throne RPG first published by TSR in 1975. Not technically D&D, but whatever. It used the same rules initially, from what I understand.

The Kingdoms of Kalamar campaign setting.

Practical Planetology, 25

SJA4 Under the Dark Fist pg.53

Kiaransalee's (destroyed) home world. Demihuman Deities

Dragon #244. Home to the Fainil and the Telvar. Perhaps also the home of the Xakhun drow clan.

Maztica - Maztica campaign setting
Zakhara - Al-Qadim campaign setting
Hordelands - The Horde boxed set
Shining South: A 3e hardcover
Unapproachable East: A 3e hardcover
Faerun - The Forgotten Realms campaign setting
Malatra - RPGA Living Jungle campaign
Evermeet: Evermeet sourcebook
Kara-Tur: Kara-Tur boxed set
Returned Abeir: 4th edition Forgotten Realms

Practical Planetology, 44

A flatworld. From Legend of the Spelljammer, page 8.

A dwarven empire that spans a continent; mentioned in Expedition to the Demonweb Pits. Probably located on the world of Guldor.

Tales From the Infinite Staircase, page 19. Contains the metropolis of Gunthis.

A reverse-alignment mirror version of Oerth. [i]Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk[/b]. Other versions of Oerth include Yarth, Earth, and Aerth.

"The Peace Asteroid." TSR Worlds Annual #1, Spelljammer comic #3-4

Druid world. PSMC3, page 96

SJA4 Under the Dark Fist pg.53

Garrash planet
TCMC5 The Broken Sphere pg.201, 213, SJR4 pg.22

SJA4 Under the Dark Fist pg.51

SJA4 Under the Dark Fist pg.53

TCMC2 Into the Void pg.186

The setting of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire." Dragon #305.

Sphere of the planets Armistice and Radole.
The Cloakmaster Cycle: The Radiant Dragon pg.24-30, 49. SJR4 pgs.10, 13

Wheel of Time
The Wheel of Time Roleplaying Game, The Prophesies of the Dragon

SJA4 Under the Dark Fist pg.53

Accursed gaseous world. Spelljammer, Krynnspace. 12 moons.

The Maelstrom's Eye, 54.

Jem's picture
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Re: Prime Worlds -- Additional Sources Wanted

*whistle* Ask and I shall receive. Thanks, Rip; I'll have to comb through this list for a while and see what looks proper to add. I also hadn't considered the possibility of multiple worlds in a single crystal sphere being accessed from Sigil's portals, though it's obvious in retrospect.

Now that I think of it, there must be a decent reason spelljamming doesn't get crushed as an industry by Sigilian portals; the magic to construct spelljammers is just as hard as plane shifting, after all. One reason would be that there are a fair number of spheres where the connections to the Outer Planes are thin, and some even not present (or at least not found yet), so spelljammers can get you closer to your desired location; and, of course, a spelljamming ship can carry enormous quantities of freight or men, much more than a Sigilian portal can pass in wagons over a reasonable length of time. (Same reason trains and container ships are still used in favor of 18-wheelers.)

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Joined: 2004-10-05
Re: Prime Worlds -- Additional Sources Wanted

Sigil's portals are very rare, as I see it, and usually temporary and one-way. And not controllable by anyone but the Lady. Only experienced planewalkers can find them reliably, and most worlds don't have reliable connnections to the City of Doors.

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Joined: 2004-10-05
Re: Prime Worlds -- Additional Sources Wanted

Incidentally, the world I identified as the "Polyhedron #114 world" above is the Nightworld of Vlad Tolenkov.

Guldor is also known as Moraad.

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Joined: 2012-05-12
Re: Prime Worlds -- Additional Sources Wanted

If you're going to consider Azeroth, you might as well add Draenor, the halfways destroyed Orc homeworld of the setting, Argus of the eredar (mentioned in the lore 'fore the second expansion came out I believe) and Xoroth, the homeworld of the dreadsteeds (mentioned in name in the original quest chain to learn the Summon Dreadsteed ability.)


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