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D&D General Lore Questions About Spelljamming Uses of Magic, Cosmology, Metaphysics

Bitbrain

Lost in Dark Sun
On top of that, eberron would treat . . . while athas would just git a little more crapsack in different ways

Yeah, no. I don’t see that outcome happening on Athas.

What’s more likely to occur (in my opinion) is what happened between the Borg and Species 8472...

Ashbound Druid: you (the dragonmarked houses) started this war, didn’t you! What’s the matter, our planet wasn’t big enough for you? You had to go and exploit some new territory? But this place fought back... a civilization more powerful and malevolent than your own.

Silver Flame Cleric: so instead of gaining more wealth, you opened a door for them into our world...
 

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Aelryinth

Explorer
It has organization and technology. They wouldn't need to kill off eliminster just to shepherd the primitives into the modern age, establish proper trade communication networks and so on. Even something as basic as mining. Forestry/logging, mining, etc would be upended to the point of the old ways collapsing and becoming unsustainable as modern methods are introduced to those willing to sign on the gas line of the contract with the new colonial power.

As to those high level wizards, the dragon mark houses have plenty of resources to hire them and ways to offer them a better life.
Apologies, but you're mistaking the power of high level wizards.
Eberron has NOTHING that the wizards of Oerth and especially FR can't duplicate, since the number of high level Mages vastly, vastly, VASTLY outnumbers that of Eberron. Every major city has a mage of 15+ toodling around, all the larger ones have an archcaster of SOME kind, and the BIG cities have multiple archmages.
Eberron has exactly 1 Druid/20, the highest caster in the place, and he's a pine tree.
If Eberron goes to Faerun, some high level character are going to come through, loot the place of its knowledge, eberron will find it almost impossible to stop them, and then they'll all go home laughing.
What the Red Wizards of Thay, who average level 11, could do to Eberron does not need to be described. The average Red Wizard is equal to a great eberonian hero, and the Zulkirs are post-20's with NO EBERRONIAN RIVALS.
Hells, FR has a mercenary company whose core power are f/6's!
Faerunians are used to dealing with dragonflights and renegade dragons. Eberron runs screaming from dragons. Deities and demigods seem to be running around all the time, what's this Lords of Dust and mutant guys underground? that's like, great! Great xp, man!
Seriously, the smart eberronians would very quietly show up, realize there's the equivalent of an guildmaster wizard on every other street corner, with itchy fireball fingers, and go home before some decide to emigrate and take them over.
Elminster? Yeah, if he was serious, no Eberonian team would ever get a toehold on Faerun, simply because he could unequivocally shut down permanently the transfer method, AND remove permanently anyone who could replace or fix it. You little artificer/12's should not mess with Wizard/29's, you know?
 

Aelryinth

Explorer
Yeah. I thought that (other than its sphere not opening to the spells that are supposed to open them) Athas was merely closed off to planar travel like Ravenloft and Sigil
ravenloft is actually in the demiplane of dread, not the prime. Athas did indeed have a different planar connections, esp with the gods, but there was still a way to the outer planes, probably through the elemental, as I mentioned the Athasian elf who worked as a courier in the upper planes.
And yes, it's sphere existed in Spelljammer, but you couldn't open it from outside, so... moot point?
 

What the Red Wizards of Thay, who average level 11, could do to Eberron does not need to be described. The average Red Wizard is equal to a great eberonian hero, and the Zulkirs are post-20's with NO EBERRONIAN RIVALS.

What about Elabenna and the other residents of Io'lokar?
 

Aelryinth

Explorer
What about Elabenna and the other residents of Io'lokar?
you've got one elven archmage and one great wyrm gold against the zulkirs of thay, in a city that has a dozen or so bigger rivals in Thay. Io'Iokar might actually be analogous to a single decent faerunian city with a magical prescence... and certainly would dominate anything of similar size in Eberron. However, compare it to any major Faerunian city, and it's going to come up short in raw magical power, and certainly to any magical nation or city-state, let alone Thay!
 

Apologies, but you're mistaking the power of high level wizards.
Eberron has NOTHING that the wizards of Oerth and especially FR can't duplicate,

I'm sorry, but Oreth's mages are way above Faerun's. Mordenkainen isn't Oreth's most powerful wizard, he's just the most powerful wizard who hasn't already become a god. Zagyg Yragerne imprisoned nine of the gods in his basement and that was before he became a god himself
 

you've got one elven archmage and one great wyrm gold against the zulkirs of thay, in a city that has a dozen or so bigger rivals in Thay. Io'Iokar might actually be analogous to a single decent faerunian city with a magical prescence... and certainly would dominate anything of similar size in Eberron. However, compare it to any major Faerunian city, and it's going to come up short in raw magical power, and certainly to any magical nation or city-state, let alone Thay!

Yeah, but EVERYONE in Io'lokar is like level 15+

The Steelbenders are level 23 on average, and there's also an entire theater company who are all level 15 illusionists.
 

Aelryinth

Explorer
I'm sorry, but Oreth's mages are way above Faerun's. Mordenkainen isn't Oreth's most powerful wizard, he's just the most powerful wizard who hasn't already become a god. Zagyg Yragerne imprisoned nine of the gods in his basement and that was before he became a god himself
Whoa, nelly. I like Oerth more then FR, but this is just not true. Zagyg is simply a demigod, and like a chaotic counterpart to Azuth (who is a lesser god, not a demigod). Faerun is chock full of post-20 characters, and the vast majority of them are archmages. Some, like the Simbul, are post-30. Mordenkainen wasn't even as strong as Rary (who was 23rd, IIRC?), and Rary wouldn't even rate in the top twenty archmages of the Realms.
There's just way too much archmage level inflation in FR.
 

Aelryinth

Explorer
Yeah, but EVERYONE in Io'lokar is like level 15+
I"d have to see a statistical stat block stating that. Magically powerful in Eberron means a bunch of /4 to /6's with PC Classes instead of being Magewrights. If that was a city of 92000 level 15+'s, sorry, the dragons wouldn't be running Argonnessen at all. They'd have been obliterated for attitude long ago. So would the lords of Dust and stuff, too. Eesh! Just the Rituals they could do would make your skin crawl.
 

Whoa, nelly. I like Oerth more then FR, but this is just not true. Zagyg is simply a demigod, and like a chaotic counterpart to Azuth (who is a lesser god, not a demigod). Faerun is chock full of post-20 characters, and the vast majority of them are archmages. Some, like the Simbul, are post-30. Mordenkainen wasn't even as strong as Rary (who was 23rd, IIRC?), and Rary wouldn't even rate in the top twenty archmages of the Realms.
There's just way too much archmage level inflation in FR.

Like I said, you're not gonna find that many high level mortal spellcasters on Oreth, but there's a crapton of gods who were formerly mortals. Zagyg, Vecna, Murlynd, Quaal, Heward, Keoghtom, Nolzur, Daern the Unshakable (not to be confused with Daern of Hawksroot), and Iuz
 

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