The Burnt World of Athas - Alternate History: Rajaat and The Pristine Tower

By Brax

Iron is a key to life-playing a key part in hemoglobin and chlorophyll. Of course trace amounts of iron (enough for life to survive) remain on Athas today-but there are not refining processes powerful enough to take advantage. As I see it, iron is key to Athasian magic as well as psionics. Sorcerers use it to channel life energy from plants, and ascendant wizards channel it from animals as well-through the iron in the blood.

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