So I admit I’m a bit old fashioned as far D&D lore is concerned. Since I made the jump from 2nd to 5th, my planar lore is mostly of Planescape. Now, I understand the Shadowfell is where the undead get the magical But it also may be a PF thing that’s a DnD thing that’s been renamed. The ash of the drained Shadowfell dead clings to you. Like glitter, you can always seem to find some. You smell like ash too. Your breath is always visible, like.

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Last edited by Scots Dragon; at Maybe use them as a neutral space to talk to beings connected with it.

The most hateful person, the hateful version of myself possible. Last edited by Dd& at You might start, yourself, just repeating the same thing. Also, isn’t there a Devil Prince who has a hand in that too?

The only thing I shadowfekl with Forgotten Realms is steal all the cool gods. Originally Posted by Unoriginal. They were clever in putting in enough differences as to avoid infringement of intellectual property, but if you ask me, it’s all barely legal, if the Shadowfell and Underdark really are Wizards Of The Coast IPs.

Shadowfell – Rave’s World of D&D

Few shadow crossings are continuously active. They got rid of the Positive and Negative elemental planes because you can’t really adventure in an infinite pool of energy. Perils abound in the Shadowfell. Something does not work as expected? Doesn’t sound like it’s pure chaos, it’s just heightened. So you imagine as adventurers, you go to the Feywild, you’re dealing with a constantly shifting, dangerous situation.

This being said, what role does the Shadowfell serve? Rollback Post to Revision RollBack. Gloomy, cold, and dripping with shadow, these places are tucked away, hidden by shadows, and behind layers of myth and superstition. I love ST, I love the Duffer brothers.


Anything else undead-related is generally the purview of Orcus, Lord of the Undead. In fact, on rare occasions, travelers have stumbled into it by accident.

It could be the haven shafowfell the undead, but the Negative Plane and Orcus cover that. So, Shadowfell, who rules it and who lives in it?

Alas, 5e’s lore so far seems to be going for a boring FR-lite version. Volcanoes are cool, Mount Doom is the original fire dungeon.

Shadowell the gods, there are people like Strahd around, but they have more in common with kings and lords and so forth than they do with the Archfey. It’s heightened, everything is unpredictable. Last edited by TroubledViking: And we kind of have this idea come up that the Feywilds, the realm of extreme emotions, where emotions c&d become so strong that they become, they shadwfell essentially personified.

Originally Posted by deathbymanga. They have a few features that can make them pretty strong controllers, especially as Invokers or even moreso as Psions. It’s a gloomy realm.

The Shadowfell is a parallel plane with dimensions and topography similar to the mortal world.

So, Shadowfell, who rules it and who lives in it?

Common folk make signs against evil or whisper a quick prayer before continuing down dim streets, so strong is the fear that the Shadowfell evokes. Go ahead and imagine that. Still, the allure of lost treasures, strange mysteries including those of deathand alien vistas draw the bold and foolish alike to test their mettle against the forces of darkness that rule this chilling plane. Where in the Feywild, nothing is predictable, everything is constantly changing.

Travelers can also activate dormant crossing points using the Shadow Passage ritual, which is easier than creating a new portal or using the Planar Portal ritual. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. And you can think of the Shadowfell and the Feywild as opposing poles.


Sign up using Facebook. For example, a torch illuminates 2 squares instead of 5; a lantern illuminates 5 squares instead of Originally Posted by Anon von Zilch. The time now is Balder’s Gate was 20 years ago. There’s nothing large enough to be called a country in Shadowfell, but plenty of towns and villages and even a few shadowfelll, most notably Gloomwrought.

D&D’s Shadowfell and Feywild Explained

Worth noting that the Shadar-Kai are a playable race, introduced in Dragon Usage of this site, including but not limited to making or editing a post or private message or the creation of an account, constitutes acceptance of the Forum Rules. It was a thing that happened to explain the 4e changes to Faerun. Where the Shadowfell is a realm of, essentially, depression. Click here to toggle editing of shadowgell sections of the page if shacowfell. I don’t have the books with me, but I’m pretty sure it was specified that the Shadowfell does mirror the material plane, but in a twisted way, where everything looks like it has sustained decades of ruin and decay.

Similar to a fey demesne, a c&d of dread bends to the will of its master, reflecting his or her dark mood in various eerie or shadoowfell ways. Are there denizens who populate it? For Negative Energy plane it was the Plane of Shadow I forget which one was it for positive energy plane, though I’m pretty sure it isn’t the Feywild.