by Robert J. Schwalb
Tu’narath -- also called the One in the Void, the City of Death -- has names that echo throughout the planes, carrying with it the message of death and conquest, as well as of merciless warriors bound to a fanatical leader. Home to the githyanki, it is their greatest and most influential city, dwarfing all of their other settlements in size, wealth, and power. The mad rule of the eternal Lich-Queen fill the githyanki with ruthless ambition, a thirst for conquest and bitter revenge, and a fierce independence that prevents them from surrendering. Tu’narath embodies their unfailing spirit, and as long as it stands, the githyanki cannot fail. Discover the secrets of this key location of the Scales of War adventure path in this fascinating Backdrop.
Adrift in the Astral Sea, the githyanki had their burning hatred and their arms, but no home and few resources. They wouldn’t wander long though before fate, luck, or circumstance put a new home in their path. Githyanki scouts discovered the petrified remains of some dead god, perhaps a casualty from another war, or a god whose people were destroyed. Gith led her people to the floating hulk and there established Tu’narath’s ancestral encampments.
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About the Author
Robert J. Schwalb is a freelance game designer with over one hundred design and development credits to his name. His most recent works include the Player’s Handbook 2, P2 Demon Queen’s Enclave, Manual of the Planes, Martial Power, Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons, Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide, and numerous articles in Dragon and Dungeon magazines. Robert lives in Tennessee with his wife Stacee and his crack kill-team of ninja cats.