Elemental Plane of Air

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Elemental Plane of Air
Type Inner Plane
Layers n/a
Alignment No alignment traits
Native Inhabitants Djinn, air elemental, air weird, sylph, air mephit, gen, invisible stalker, aerial servant, wind warrior, arrowhawk, breathdrinker, air drake, hgaun, mihstu, sislan, skiaxit, tempest, vortex, spirit of the air
Greyhawk Powers Akadi, Yan-C-Bin, Chan, Phaulkon

The Elemental Plane of Air is an endless expanse of blue sky interrupted by the occasional clouds and floating islands. It is one of the Inner Planes.

The plane's gravity is subjective, decided upon by each individual. Movement is accomplished by falling or flying.

Structure

The Elemental Plane of Air touches the border Ethereal Plane at all points. Toward the Positive Energy Plane it becomes the Quasielemental Plane of Lightning and toward the Negative Energy Plane it becomes the Quasielemental Plane of Vacuum. Toward the Elemental Plane of Fire it becomes the Paraelemental Plane of Smoke and toward the Elemental Plane of Water it becomes the Paraelemental Plane of Ice. Vortices spiral through the Ethereal Plane to connect the Plane of Air with the skies of the Prime Material Plane; these tend to drift about in the wind on both ends, so they can be hard to find, much less catch up with. Vortices to Elemental Air can also manifest in the heart of tornadoes or whirlwinds.

A portal to the Plane of Air is said to touch the highest branch of the World Ash, Yggdrasil. There are twin portals to the Plane of Air in the Olympian slopes of Arborea, but both portals, located miles apart, must be opened simultaneously for them to work. There is a portal to Elemental Air on Mount Celestia, deep in the ziggurat of Jovar, and Bahamut can command his palace to shift into the Elemental Plane of air at will.

Ecology

Fauna

Flora

Inhabitants

Features and settlements

  • Borealis is a great sphere of solid light from which many spires extend. (The Inner Planes)
  • The Citadel of Ice and Steel is the capital of the djinni. The dragon god Sardior occasionally comes to visit. (The Inner Planes, Secrets of the Lamp)
  • Taifun is a stone palace ruled by a mighty storm giant. (The Inner Planes)
  • The Waterspout is a pair of vortices that lead to the Elemental Plane of Water. (Secrets of the Lamp, The Inner Planes)
  • Blurophil (Tales from the Infinite Staircase)
  • Desert Wind (The Inner Planes)
  • The Great Funnel (The Inner Planes)
  • Jabal Turab (Secrets of the Lamp, The Inner Planes)
  • Palace of Unseen Contemplation (The Inner Planes)
  • Yan-C-Bin's Palace (The Inner Planes)

Phenomena

The primary environmental hazards on the Plane of Air are winds, storms, and maelstroms.

Bibliography

  • Cook, Monte. The Planewalker's Handbook. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1996.
  • -----. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix Three. Renton, WA: TSR, 1998.
  • -----. Tales From the Infinite Staircase. Renton, WA: TSR, 1998.
  • Cook, Monte with William W. Connors. The Inner Planes. Renton, WA: TSR, 1998.
  • Cordell, Bruce R. and Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel. Planar Handbook. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2004.
  • Dickow, Chad, Duncan Hanon, and Mike McArtor. "Elemental Hazards." Dragon #347. Bellevue, WA: Paizo Publishing, September 2006.
  • Nephew, John, Teeuwynn Woodruff, John Terra, and Skip Williams. Mystara Monstrous Compendium Appendix. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1994.
  • Noel, Scott. "Arcane Botanica." Dragon #357. Bellevue, WA: Paizo Publishing, July 2007.
  • Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1994.