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For the episode of the same name, see Xhorhas (episode).


Xhorhas map

Deven Rue's Map of Xhorhas

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 as a chirping sound as the troops charge forward.

GeographyEdit

Penumbra Range Edit

Main article: Penumbra Range.

The Penumbra Range is a mountain range bounding Xhorhas to the east and north and separating it from Blightshore.

Barbed Fields Edit

Main article: Barbed Fields.

The Barbed Fields is a desolate wasteland past the Ghostlands, the ground zero of the Calamity and home to dangerous creatures and errant magic.[5]

Draconia Edit

Main article: Draconia.

Draconia was once a floating archipelago of cities in the southwest of Xhorhas.[6][7] southeast of the Ashkeeper Peaks.[8] It was a Dragonborn kingdom and the home of Tiberius Stormwind.

Lotusden Greenwood Edit

Main article: Lotusden Greenwood.

The Lotusden Greenwood is vast, leafy forest along the southern portion of the Ashkeeper Peaks on the eastern side of the mountains, and is surrounded by somewhat swampy land.[9]

Notable Locations Edit

Asarius - BlackSalander

Official art of Asarius, the City of Beasts, by BlackSalander.[art 1]

Racial MakeupEdit

Northeastern Exandria, Version 23,1

Northeastern Exandria; Xhorhas is to the far right.

Fauna Edit

References Edit

  1. Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 99.
  2. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:25:02.
  3. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:25:16.  Yasha states while talking to Trent Ikithon during the conclusion of the Victory Pit tournment why she had left Xhorhas.
  4. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 0:17:15.
  5. See "A Dangerous Chase" (2x64) at 0:41:00.
  6. From Matthew Mercer's tweet on the location of Draconia on Exandria.
  7. Matthew Mercer mentions that Draconia is on Wildemount.  See "The Frigid Doom" (1x64) from 1:02:44 through 1:02:50.
  8. From this tweet further clarifying Draconia's location.
  9. See "Between the Lines" (2x78) from 3:00:27 through 3:01:26.
  10. See "Intervention" (2x63) at 0:46:04.
  11. See Matthew Mercer's Tweet[1].
  12. See Deven Rue's close up of the Xhorhas Map[2].
  13. See "Perspective" (2x59) at 1:07:10.
  14. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 296.
  15. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 1:27:15.
  16. See "Chases and Trees" (2x65) at 0:25:22.
  17. See "Cornered" (2x53) at 0:51:10.
  18. See "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 0:20:01.

Art:

  1. Official art of Asarius, the City of Beasts, by BlackSalander (source).  Used with permission.
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