"You wanted something perfect for war, forged for war, and here we are. We were made in your image, from a material that's cold and lifeless. But what happens to a creature when it loses its purpose?" -The Lord of Blades
- A cold war is ongoing...
- The world is steel, gears, and magic.
- Politics, intrigue and mystery await in the dark pulp-noir inspired setting.
- Universities, newspapers, franchises and mega-corps are commonplace.
- Industrial magic powers airships, trains, lanterns, and other machines.
- Dragonmarks bestow powerful gifts on the aristocracy.
- Monsters are people too.
- Drow live in jungles and halflings ride dinosaurs.
- First appearance of the Warforged.
- Race Variants: Elf (Aerenai, Tairnadal),
Eberron is a campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons which takes during a period after a vast destructive war where magic-powered technologies such as trains and automatons are considered common. The world of Eberron has been ravaged by centuries of war that have only recently ended. Enemy nations that fought each other to a standstill over countless, bloody battlefields now turn to subtler methods of conflict. The assassin's dagger replaces the warrior's sword, and the conspirator's whisper speaks more loudly than the general's bellow. While nations scheme and merchants bicker, priceless secrets from the past lie buried and lost in the devastation, waiting to be tracked down by intrepid scholars and rediscovered by audacious adventurers. Magic pervades the world of Eberron. It creates wonders of engineering and architecture that rival the boldest dreamscapes. Magic transforms life into bizarre shapes and creates artifacts in intricate patterns for purposes that are lost in time. It also leaves its mark -- the coveted Dragonmark -- on members of a gifted aristocracy. Some use their gifts to rule wisely and well, but too many rule with ruthless greed, seeking only to expand their own dominance.
The heroes of Eberron are bold champions. Cinematic action and dark legends fill their quests with danger and excitement while careening from one heart-pounding thrill to the next. Eberron is no place for the meek or hesitant. Courage, strength, and quick thinking are needed to survive and prosper in this land of peril and high adventure. The heroes of Eberron come in every size and shape. They are set apart by boldness and a drive to succeed. Power in Eberron comes in many forms beyond swords and spells. Money and influence are as mighty as armies. In a world teetering on an upturned blade separating war and peace, anyone can become great who possesses the strength and courage to walk that knife's edge.