wt of clashing energies and colliding substance
ed the Elemental Chaos. Elementals can be found
-a well, but they usua lly don't stay long, preferring
~ .:om fort of their native planes. Reports indicate
~xistence of weird hybrid elementals native to the
ental Chaos, but such creatures are seldom seen
~A e ntia! nature of air is movement, animation, and
ration. Air is the breath of life, the winds of change,
- c;-e h breeze that clears away the fog of ignorance
-· e tuffiness of old ideas.
-- Plane of Air is an open expanse with constant
of varying strength. Here and there, chunks of
--drift in the openness-the remnants of failed
, ·ons by denizens of the Plane of Earth. These earth
.: erve as homes for the creatures of elemental air,
:::1any motes are covered with lush vegetation. Other
es live on cloud banks infused with enough
o become solid surfaces, strong enough to
n rowns and castles.
· ·ng cloud banks can obscure visibility in any
·on in the plane. Storms are frequent, mostly on
. "tb a strong thunderstorm but occasionally more
- ;;erce tornadoes or mighty hurricanes. The air is
~ except near the Plane of Water (where it is biting
- and the Plane of Fire (where it is searing hot).
~and snow fall only in the part of the plane nearest
--.-Plane of Water.
r of the Plane of Air is a complex web of air
:-="'"'"'· currents, and winds called the Labyrinth
. T hese range from stiff breezes to howling gales
can r ip a creature apart. Even the most skilled
~g creatures must navigate these currents carefully,
-g \Yith the winds, not against them.
-::re and there among the Labyrinth Winds are
:.:.en realms reachable only by following a particular
:"' ·ence of flowing winds, and thus largely protected
r attackers. One such realm is fabled Aaqa, a
- · g domain of silver spires and verdant gardens
_ a fertile earth mote. The Wind Dukes of Aaqa are
ted to law and good, and they maintain a vigilant
h against the depredations of elemental evil and the
G<>achment of the Elemental Chaos. They are served
aarakocra and a little-known race called the vaati.
- -e region of the Plane of Air nearest the Great
. -"agration is called the Sirocco Straits. Hot, dry
· scour the earth motes in this area to dry and
::-en chunks of rock. Gargoyles and their a llies from
-^0 lane of Earth gather here to launch raids into the
3e een the Sea of Fire (on the Plane of Fire) and
irocco Straits is a towering firestorm called the
reat Conflagration, sometimes called the Plane of
-"-.Howling winds from the Plane of Air mix with the
- · er storms and lava of the Plane of Fire to create an
ess storm front-a wall of flames, smoke, and ash.
-= thick ash obscures sight beyond a few dozen feet,
- the battering winds make travel difficult. Here and
=-e. ash clusters into floating realms where outlaws
fugitives take shelter.