Dark Nights and a Dark Sun
The burnt world of Athas has no mercy for the weak. Even as monumental change wracks the Tablelands, the destruction of old regimes creates new opportunities for the unscrupulous. Society heaves in the wake of war and destruction.
Life in the city-states of Athas has never been easy, and that’s not about to change. The deserts are no better, still filled as they are with vermin, monsters, and raiders. Eking out a living is tough enough without the threat of instability. Tomorrow is a mirage when today is a furnace of calamity.