Dark Sun is a Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting featuring the fictional desert world of Athas. The original Dark Sun Boxed Set campaign setting was released in 1991.
The themes of this setting could fit in the Dying Earth subgenre and include survival against the elements, ecological disaster, resource depletion, survival of the fittest, slavery and poverty, and the widespread use of psionic abilities. The political setting is similar to ancient Middle East, North Africa or Mesopotamia. Water and metals are extremely scarce. Survival against the elements has made it a harsh exotic world.
Read more about Dark Sun: Development, The Physical World, The Tyr Region, The Jagged Cliffs Region, The Dead Lands, The Gray, The Black, The Hollow, Races and Monsters, Characters, Novels, Computer Games
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“The souls dark cottage, battered and decayed,
Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made:
Stronger by weakness, wiser men become
As they draw near to their eternal home.
Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view
That stand upon the threshold of the new.”
—Edmund Waller (16061687)
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Copper sun or scarlet sea,
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Women from whose loins I sprang
When the birds of Eden sang?”
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