Hey guys! A couple of years ago I started an ambitious project. I am about to run 5e adventure (for 1-20 levels) which would allow players to participate in the Cleansing Wars and would show the key events of Dark Sun world: birth of Dead Lands, transforming sea into Sea of Silt, imprisonment of Rajaat and so on.
Of course I had to convert 5e to Dark Sun setting. I did not like any conversions which I found so I started doing it myself. Recently I finally finished it. I converted and rebalanced equipment options, 8 classes (ranger, barbarian, fighter, cleric, psion, wizard, bard, druid) and all spells. If you are interested, I will gladly share it with the community, but this is not the main thing.
The thing is, I can’t find much information about Athas before the Cleansing Wars. The most informative source is DS3.5 on this site and it is a real source of inspiration. But much is still covered in fog. I would be very grateful if anyone could help me find information on the following topics:
- The races targeted by the Cleansing Wars. I found some information (including unofficial information) about gnomes, trolls, wemics, tari, pixies, lizardmen, but what about orcs, goblins, ogres, elves, kobolds and so on? Where they lived? What was their culture? How were they exterminated?
- Tablelands and lands beyond in the Cleansing Wars. I found a short description in DS3.5 and some other resources, but a lot of things are still unclear. It looks like Tyr, Celik, Bodah and Giustenal were the main players here. But what is the difference between them? What was their political structure (I found this information about Bodach, but not about other cities)? Did merchant houses already exist? What psionic devices were in use at the time?
- Tanysh empire and Ulyan mentioned in DS3.5. What were they exactly? Where did they located? How did they live in Rajaat Jihad?
- Map of the Athas in the Green Age. I found one on The Athasian Cartographer’s Guild but a lot of imprortant things are missing: Tanysh empire, Ulyan, several city states (Carsys or Draxa for example), any mentions about non-human races. I am thinking to draw map myself but I need much more info.
And I would very appreciate for any suggestions, ideas or source on the topic. Thanks!