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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As a 2e lore junkie, here is my take: Originally Posted by deathbymanga. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help centerplease edit the question. All times are GMT Except that several adventures actually feature it as a location, and its relationship to the other planes has also been used in various ways.

In 4e’s default setting, a. Does he interfere with the plans of other characters? The Spellplague was absolutely a Faerun specific thing. Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: I think I would focus on themes of ruin and decay- natural landscapes would have gnarled and deformed features.


Tone In my reading the Shadowfell isn’t evil nearly as much as it is dark and a tad corrupt. Cover of the first edition. Are there denizens who populate it?

John ONeill of Black Gate commented: A younger, more ambitious matriarch might try to oust her elder; a hunter might come looking for the outcast. Nobody really rules Shadowfell.

In terms of flavor 4th edition was the best chance to sweep away the messy structure shadoowfell previously existed to be read, not played.

When you start to flesh out characters, you can start to “think” as that character, and scheme – how can I get from point A, using my resource, to point B, in the mindset of this character?


Characters A good story is always built around good characters. I love the lore of the Dawn War, but it is so, so well hidden. Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich. CordellMike Mearls.

The Gorgon’s Alliance Planescape: In a May review for RPG. Good Deeds Gone Unpunished! But beyond your main enemy think of a world peopled by such beings. Apparently, it borrows things from other settings, such as the names of certain gods.

What weaknesses of character must the hero overcome, to grow and become a better person? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There could be dark temples, seedy taverns, gothic mansions. Think about the kind of environment shadkwfell want to portray.


As another poster said, PoL attributes its origin to the Primordials. Shadowfell sounds like a nexus of evil in the 4ee if I’m guessing correctly. Last edited by ShikomeKidoMi; at A plane you can’t adventure is a useless plane. What does the Negative Plane do in this new cosmological order?

Why is this a thing: The Shadowfell?

Last edited by Scots Dragon; at Liches, vampires, spectres, and other high level undead are closely connected with that plane, skeletons and zombies are powered by it, and the few free willed not undead negative energy shadowfe,l come from there. Inhabitants The inhabitants of the Shadowfell don’t have to be non-human or humanoid. 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.

Undead and things with the Shadow origin will rarely seem out of place.