Xhorhas

Xhorhas
Official map of Xhorhas, by Deven Rue from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount.[art 1]
Location information
PlaneMaterial Plane
WorldExandria
ContinentWildemount
Ecological information
Terrain
  • Mountains
  • Jungles
  • Wastelands
  • Grasslands
  • Marshlands
Official map of Xhorhas, by Deven Rue.[art 2]

Xhorhas lies in the expansive wastes and turbulent badlands of eastern Wynandir in Wildemount. The northern lands of Xhorhas are ruled by the Kryn Dynasty, which is centered around the ruins of Ghor Dranas (now known as Rosohna), a former city of the Betrayer Gods during the Age of Arcanum.[1] The Dynasty is ruled by the Empress Leylas Kryn.[2] The southern portions of Xhorhas consist mostly of awful marshes.[3]

Xhorhas is smaller than the Dwendalian Empire and has few natural resources. It is a scarred landscape overrun with beasts and terrors left over from the Calamity.[4]

The Xhorhasians are derogatorily referred to by the Dwendalians as "cricks" (short for "crickets"). This is due to the holes that are cut into Xhorhasian armor, causing the armor to produce a chirping sound as the troops charge forward.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Official art of Catha and Ruidus over Xhorhas, from Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep, by Kent Davis.[art 3]
  • The Ashkeeper Peaks: The mountain chain running through the center of the continent of Wildemount.
  • Barbed Fields: A desolate wasteland past the Ghostlands, the ground zero of the Calamity and home to dangerous creatures and errant magic.[5]
    • Arbor Exemplar: A lone, giant tree that grows in the midst of the barren wasteland.
    • Rosohna: The capital city of the Kryn Dynasty, built on the ruins of Ghor Dranas.
    • Bazzoxan: A large village at the base of the jagged mountain cliffs at the northernmost point of the Penumbra Range.
  • The Brokenveil Marsh lies surrounded and encompassed in the valleys of the craggy hills of the Brokenveil Bluffs.[6]
    • Urzin: A roaming town which slowly moves through the Marsh atop the massive, mossy shells of about forty horizonback tortoises, in addition to hundreds of tents and mobile huts.
  • The Dreemoth Ravine cuts deeply through the southern tip of the Ashkeeper Peaks for almost eighty miles, ending just north of the Whitedawn Lagoon.
    • Draconia: Once a floating archipelago of cities in the southwest of Xhorhas,[7][8] southeast of the Ashkeeper Peaks,[9] turned to ruins by Vorugal. It was the home for large population of dragonborns kingdom including Tiberius Stormwind.
    • Xarzith Kitril: The new dragonborn city constructed by the ravenites in the southern end of the Dreemoth Ravine after the fall of Draconia.
  • The Vermaloc Wildwood: A sizable forest along the western portion of the Penumbra Range.

Racial makeup[edit | edit source]

Fauna[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 99.
  2. "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:25:02.
  3. "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:25:16. Yasha states while talking to Trent Ikithon during the conclusion of the Victory Pit tournament why she had left Xhorhas.
  4. "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 17:15.
  5. "A Dangerous Chase" (2x64) at 41:00.
  6. "Xhorhas" (2x51) at 50:05.
  7. From Matthew Mercer's tweet on the location of Draconia on Exandria.
  8. Matthew Mercer mentions that Draconia is on Wildemount. "The Frigid Doom" (1x64) from 1:02:44 through 1:02:50.
  9. From this tweet further clarifying Draconia's location.
  10. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 3: "Wildemount Gazetteer", p. 139.
  11. "Between the Lines" (2x78) from 3:00:27 through 3:01:26.
  12. "Intervention" (2x63) at 46:04.
  13. See Matthew Mercer's tweet.
  14. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 4: "Character Options", p. 176.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, "Welcome to Wildemount", p. 6.
  16. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 4: "Character Options", p. 174.
  17. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 3: "Wildemount Gazetteer", p. 141.
  18. "Perspective" (2x59) at 1:07:10.
  19. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 4: "Character Options", p. 178.
  20. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 4: "Character Options", p. 180.
  21. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 4: "Character Options", p. 169.
  22. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 4: "Character Options", p. 165.
  23. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 7: "Wildemount Bestiary", p. 296.
  24. "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 1:27:15.
  25. "Chases and Trees" (2x65) at 25:22.
  26. "Cornered" (2x53) at 51:10.
  27. "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 20:01.

Art:

  1. Official map of Xhorhas, by Deven Rue from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. This file is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  2. Official map of Xhorhas, by Deven Rue (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  3. Official art of Catha and Ruidus over Xhorhas, from Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep, by Kent Davis (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.