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Drillian - The Mist

There is a saying from the travelers through Drillian that "The Mists get in your blood" and that "The Mist will draw you back". This could come from the idea that even the most unlikely creatures that inhabit the swamps seem to get unnatural powers from the Mist. There has been a war running between the Paladins sworn to protect and the various hordes from the swamp and the Vampire Lord's minions.

A full two thirds or more of Drillian is covered by the Mist. The Mist is said to emanate from the Vampire Overlords Castle deep in the Great Swamp south of Drillian. The Mist blocks much of the natural light as well as having a magical effect. There are no sun rises or sun sets in this part of the world, only a dull glow in the sky marks the passage of time. There are no stars at night and the moon glows like a silver sun in the nights mists. The Mist blocks all divination and traveling magics and also dampens any healing magics. There are negative modifiers for Priests who attempt to Turn Undead in the Mist. It also creates a barrier even for travel through the planes. Only the Paladins laying of hands is not affected. The Mist dissipates the farther north from the swamp it reaches and the northern stretches of Drillian are not affected by the Mist. There are three ways of describing the effects of The Mist - Light, Thick and Dense.

Many of the richer noble houses of Drillian have built lighthouses to help guide the way through The Mist.

Timeline for the spread of The Mist

  • 248 SKR First emanation of The Mist in the Great Swamp
  • 274 SKR The Mist crosses the Cowles Estates
  • 1-5-275 the Order of Brotherhood is founded at the Uklo Estates
  • 326 SKR The Mist crosses the Quellcon Estates