Eberron overview

Five major continents rise from the seas of Eberron.

Khorvaire

Khorvaire has assumed the mantle of the world’s center and the heart of civilization. It is a crucible in which all peoples and races mix and mingle. Human kingdoms stand shoulder to shoulder with those of elves, gnomes, and dwarves. Monstrous lands thrive in the shadows of the civilized lands, while new communities of changelings, eladrin, and dragon born search for homelands in this diverse and burgeoning land.

Our campaign will take place primarily on Khorvaire.

Sarlona

The humans of Khorvaire came from Sarlona, a continent far to the east. Now, thousands of years after the human migrations from these lands, Sarlona has become a mysterious realm of strange magic.

Xen’drik

South of Khorvaire is Xen’drik. As old as Sarlona, this untamed land has been mostly reclaimed by the wilderness. Rising from the jungles are the ruins of the once-mighty empire of the giants. Drow, sahuagin, and even more vicious creatures prowl these lands, while prospectors and adventurers scour the wilds for the precious dragonshards found here.At the top of the world stretches the desolate waste of the Frostfell—frozen fields of haunted ice and jagged, unforgiving mountains.

Everice

Far to the south is the Everice, a frozen region as mysterious as Xen’drik.

Argonnessen

Argonnessen is the land of dragons. This continent remains a mystery to mortals. Those who venture to its shores rarely return; those who do come back are never the same, gibbering about savage barbarians, mighty dragons, and wonders to unhinge the mind.

Creation Myth

“Eberron” is also the name for the land of the world, and is also referred to as the Dragon Between. Siberys, the Dragon Above, is the name given to the planetary rings which surround the planet. Khyber, the Dragon Below, is the name given to the underworld, and is similar to the Underdark. According to the creation story, the world was formed when the progenitor wyrms changed their form into what they are now. Siberys and Khyber fought, leading to Siberys’ body being broken into pieces. To stop Khyber, Eberron wrapped around him, and Siberys’ broken body became a ring around them both. Siberys created the dragons, Eberron created humanoids and other “lower races”, and Khyber created the “demons” of the world.

Additional reading:

Wizards of the Coast’s

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/excerpts/ECG_Intro.pdf

Eberron overview

The Veiled Threat Mattador