This is a May of the Dead post, part of a a Blog Carnival hosted by The Going Last Podcast. As you may surmise the May of the Dead post has to do with undead, in this post The Wanderer, an Athasian who is famous for exploring the mysteries of the Dark Sun world tracks down Hak'Trin, rare undead thri-kreen.
The first of a whole slew of Dark Sun articles for DDI this month!
By Chris Perkins
House Tsalaxa uses various legitimate trade ventures to conceal its blackmail, espionage, and assassination schemes. Its representatives are feared for their ruthlessnessand for their ability to strike without mercy when threatened. However, Athas holds forces even more ruthless than House Tsalaxa, as a band of adventurers is about to find out.
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This place resonates with echoes of long forgotten wars. While the names of those forgotten may never be uttered again, their deeds live on in glimpses of psychic memories. This article explains two Fantastic Terrain powers usable anywhere on Athas for 4th Edition D&D.
The fun starts off with this editorial
Violent and aggressive, Tarek tribes terrorize the mountains they inhabit under the commands of their earth shamans.
Ancient tablets found in a wrecked silt skimmer herald the coming of Athasian Warforged.
Backgrounds for the Warforged on Athas, contributed by Geneome.
Rather than give a general review of the supplement (which can be found in numerous places online), lets go over what the Dark Sun centric player and DM would be interested and show that Heroes of the Elemental Chaos is worthy of being called a Dark Sun supplement even if its not advertised as such. In addition there are a few new pieces of Dark Sun lore that pertain to the Elemental Chaos.