The Shadowfell is a dark and shadowy realm where colors are dark and faded and shapes are obscured at best. It somewhat pararells the mortal world. In base 4e lore, the Shadowfell was where the Primordials put all the .. But it also may be a PF thing that’s a DnD thing that’s been renamed. The first source to really describe the Plane of Shadow or Shadowfell in terms other than neutral was the D&D 4E Dungeon Master’s Guide.

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Results 1 to 25 of So, Shadowfell, who rules it and who lives in it? Thread Tools S&d Printable Version. So, my barest understanding of the Shadowfell is that after the Spellplague, necrotic energy was taken and shadowfeell into the Plane of Shadows, turning it into the Shadowfell.

Now, I understand the Shadowfell is where the undead get the magical energy needed to exist, but what else is there? Are there denizens who populate it?

Are there Archfey equivalents in the Shadowfell like there are in the Feywild? Originally Posted by deathbymanga.

Last edited by Excession; at Originally Posted by Excession. In base 4e lore, the Shadowfell was where the Primordials put all the bits that were “too dark” while the Feywild got the bright bits while they were crafting the world. The Shadar-kai race comes from there, along with many creatures with the Shadow keyword. I think souls pass through it on their way to their appropriate afterlife. The Raven Queen once-human goddess of Death, Winter, and Fate lives there, but I’m not sure what other powers are to be found there.

Anything intelligent with a Shadow origin, including undead powerful enough to hide from or resist the Raven Queen, would make sense. The vampire lord Strahd, and the Ravenloft area, were put in there 4e I believe.

Why is this a thing: The Shadowfell?

The place is less compatible with life and power, so I think you don’t get an exact mirror of the Archfey in the Feywild. It took me forever to understand the relationship between the default 4e setting, also known as Points of LightNentir Vale or The Dawn Warand everything else. Apparently, it borrows things from other settings, such as the names of certain gods.

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And this version of Vecna is probably not the same as the one from Greyhawk either. They also tried to make other settings more like the new default one, sometimes with a local explanation for the change. According to Point of Light lore, the Abyss was born in the Elemental Chaos when a shard of pure evil, possibly of Far Realm origin, was thrown into the mix by the god Tharizdun.

Nevermind the planes being supposedly the same no matter what setting you play in. That would have been much too simple. As another poster said, PoL attributes its origin to the Primordials. But if I remember correctly, the FR version is a creation of the goddess D&. Originally Posted by Millstone Originally Posted by Sol. The Spellplague was absolutely a Faerun specific thing. It was a thing that happened to explain the 4e changes to Faerun.

Nobody really rules Shadowfell. It’s a fairly desolate place. The Raven Queen is probably the closest thing to a ruler it has, in that she lives there and is the most broadly worshipped god there, but she’s not exactly ordering people around. Vecna’s the silver medalist in that area. Beyond the gods, there are people like Shadowfeol around, but they have more in common with kings and lords and so forth than they do with the Archfey.

There’s nothing large enough to be called a country in Shadowfell, but plenty of towns and villages shadwofell even a few cities, most notably Gloomwrought. There are, however, lots of ruins, which often looks eerily similar to city in the corresponding place in the material plane. Shadar-Kai are the most prominent race living there, but all the PC races can be found there in some numbers.

Undead and things with the Shadow origin will rarely seem out of place. Originally Posted by Gilphon. Last edited by Millstone85; at I’ve never heard that term, so it may be a PF thing.


But it also may be a PF thing that’s a DnD thing that’s been renamed — there’s a fair number of those. We should try to make that a thing; I think it might help civility. Hey, GitP, let’s try to make this a thing: Originally Posted by Lvl 2 Expert. Originally Posted by Kid Jake. What’s the word for ‘fear of being eaten by a mounted bear in half-plate’ again?


Because that’s the one I have. That’s the one, yeah. Worth noting that the Shadar-Kai are a playable race, introduced in Dragon They have a few features that can make them pretty strong shafowfell, especially as D&dd or even moreso as Psions.

Which doesn’t mean there can’t be very nasty evils in the Fey or pockets of good in the Shadowfell. But there’s not really a ruler per say of either area, other than whoever you decide you want ruling them.

Last xhadowfell by MwaO; at What would you use if you don’t have the Gate in the first place in your setting? No, it’s a Forgotten Realms only thing.

I don’t think the idea of a multiverse joining every setting as different material planes was ever canon for 4e, and I ignore such things anyway. The d&&d thing I do with Forgotten Realms is shadofwell all the cool gods. Ilmater becomes an exarch of Pelor for example, while Llira and Eilistraee are probably in there somewhere.

Arguably they made the world from the Elemental Chaos. That is the best possible summary of that. I might have missed these references if not for your MLP: I love the lore of the Dawn War, but it is so, so well hidden. There was a very-short-lived paragon game that took place in the astral sea, and it took many hours of research to put together a partial mental image 4 the dawn lore timeline.

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