Midnight at the Oasis
Lands Within the Wind
Athas’ version of the Feywild, the Lands Within the Wind is a “brighter” reflection of the Dark Sun world — colors are brighter, magic is plentiful, living things grow faster and stronger. The Lands are hidden behind potent fey illusions and difficult crossings — few now know how to reach these hidden lands. They are home to the eladrin, as well as various other fey creatures such as satyrs, pixies, hamadryads, and fomorians, though their numbers are few.
However, defiling has taken a terrible toll on the Lands Within the Wind. Where extensive defiling in Athas kills plant life for miles, the corresponding area in the Feywild is a black, airless void. As Andropinis’ map mechanism in Balic showed the party, the Lands Within the Wind is now a few pockets of habitable area floating in a sea of blackness, lost even to each other aside from teleportation. Even worse, the Cleansing Wars of the sorceror-kings ages ago reduced the gnome race to complete extinction.
The majority of eladrin, among other races, have been forced to leave their homes and assimilate into Athasian society. Many eladrin are violently opposed to defiling and pursue mages with vengeful tenacity. Woe to the treasure-seeking defiler who rouses a hidden fey enclave. As for the other fey races, they are rarely if ever seen, but they are similarly vengeful over the loss of their homes.