Hephaestian Plane, Vulgo Vulcani (3.5e Environment)

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A plane handed down from the overdeity Hephaestian, ancient blacksmith of the gods. Vulgo Vulcani is a plane without equal in the pursuance of the finest materials and techniques of blacksmithing. Many worlds are earthlike with no particular dominant element but each planet has something in common. The rarest ores in the multiverse can be found here and blacksmithing is substantially easier due to the magic of this dimension. Xemus's the son of Hephaestus inherited this plane from him as he himself passed into nothingness. The legendary volcano forge of hephaestus exists here on Vulgo Vulcani, Xemus's world, for his own use.

Plane Traits[edit]

Physical Traits[edit]

  • Gravity: Normal:The usual rules for ability scores, carrying capacity, and encumbrance apply.

Subjective Directional Gravity: located in forgeries by blacksmiths, allows for better weaponsmithing and while used to smith offers +5 bonus for every wisdom bonus above 16.

  • Time: Flowing Time, slowed: Time still passes, but the effects of time are diminished.This affects hunger, thirst, aging, the effects of poison, and healing.
  • Size: Finite Size: This plane though finite is extremely vast to encompass all the rarest maetrials and ores in the multiverse.
  • Morphic: Alterable Morphic: objects remain where they are (and what they are) unless affected by physical force or magic. You can change the immediate environment as a result of tangible effort

Magic, Alignment, and Energy/Elemental Traits[edit]

  • Elemental Dominance:

Fire: The forging capabilities of this plane are extraoridnary. The Fire dominant sections of this plane are located entirely within specific starforges which must be entered to use. When entered unprotected wood, paper, cloth, and other flammable materials catch fire almost immediately, and those wearing unprotected flammable clothing catch on fire. In addition, individuals take 3d10 points of fire damage every round they are in a star forge unless magically protected. Those that are made of water take double damage each round. In the grand starforge in the form of a volcano on the planet Vulgo Vulcanis individuals incur 6d20dmg of fire damage every round while while those made of water burst into flames and are killed instantly.

  • Energy Dominance:

Positive: Other than the forges the planets can be described as a riotous explosion of life in all its forms. Colors are brighter, fires are hotter, noises are louder, and sensations are more intense as a result of the positive energy swirling through the plane. All individuals in this plane gain fast healing 2 as an extraordinary ability.

  • Alignment Trait:

The Hephaestus plane Vulgo Vulcani is considered mildly neutral-aligned, though it may contain high concentrations of evil or good, law or chaos in places.

  • Magic Trait:

Enhanced: Magic of the fire element are enhanced to double their strength or damage in a forge or blacksmith area.

Plane Links[edit]

This plane can only be accessed through an ritual known as the Path Forge. Access can then be accessed through the gateway at any time.

Plane Inhabitants[edit]

Vulgans- Humanoid people though appear to have much stronger body builds for both male and female counterparts. They create weapons and armor for warring countries and are intelligent as well as versetile in the way they conduct themselves.

Movement and Combat[edit]

Normal: movement and combat is normal done the same as through the material plane.

Features of the Plane[edit]

Vast and spacelike the plane is almost exactly like the material plane but the positive energy makes everything much more lively. The massive forge constructs located on every planet to make the most powerfull equipment are entered by only the most revered blacksmiths. There are towns cities people, dungeons, monsters, and even dragons. Though everything is slightly stronger than normal

Plane Encounters[edit]

More vibrant colored versions of monsters exist here. They are also much stronger than normal due to having survived the extreme war prowess of this plane. Rare ruins or deposits of rare ore are usually guarded by powerfull constructs or monsters that protect it with their lives.

Alternate Variances[edit]

Planets can be whatever you can imagine, though, think medevil earth. monsters are much stronger than normal, usually a simple kobold has double hitpoints, attack, and damage than normal. Forges greatly inhance craft skills and illemenate xp cost for creating any type of item. amount of days to make also decrese by half as also cost. While using a starforge caster level required is ignored. though caster/creater level of 25 must be had to enter.



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