The Last Days
Every child in Galifar has heard tales of wandering cities—fey citidels that come and go whenever the story requires their presence. A shepherd, following his flock through the fog, stumbles upon a glorious metropolis and falls in love with a beautiful eladrin lady. When he leaves the city, he cannot find his way back and spends his life searching for his fey princess.
Any bard knows several variations of this tale. But they are real. They are the feyspires of Thelanis, the seven jewels of the Faerie Court. For tens of thousands of years they have passed between Eberron and Thelanis, the Feywild, shifting across the planar divide whenever the influence of Thelanis is at its height.
Following a disastrous conflict in the Age of Giants, the fey lords employed powerful magic to cloak their cities from mortal eyes. The feyspires became places of legend, found only by chance and rarely seen twice before they shifted back to Thelanis.
The inhabitants of the feyspires are primarily eladrin, but the cities also include gnomes and other fey creatures. When the spires appear, quite a few of these creatures leave the spires and spread across Khorvaire. Some are pursuing the interests of their home cities, while others search for romance and adventure.
Due to the events of the Day of Mourning, the link between Thelanis and Eberron short-circuited. As a result, the feyspires that were in Eberron that day have remained ever since, permanent fixtures separated from their homeland.
Known feyspires, their exact locations unknown:
- Pylas Pyrial, the Gate of Joy, in Zilargo
- Shae Joridal, the City of Emerald Lights, in Darguun
- Shae Loralyndar, the City of Rose and Thorn, in The Eldeen Reaches
- Shae Tirias Tolai, the City of Silver and Bone, in Xen’Drik, which has stood empty since its pillaging during the Age of Giants
- Shaelas Tiraleth, the Court of the Silver Tree, in Cyre
- Taer Lian Doresh, the Fortress of Fading Dreams, in The Lhazaar Principalities
- Taer Syraen, the Winter Citadel, in Karrnath