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Although this has an answer for the Forgotten Realms, the “normal setting” in the PHB is not the Forgotten Realms and there is no canonical answer for just D&D 5e by itself. The DMG goes into more detail about setting, but the basic concept is that the “default” setting of D&D 5e is mostly unwritten so that the DM can build it up from various pieces ...


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Your dead high elf wizard isn't a high elf wizard when he wakes up in the Upper Planes. He is a petitioner - identical in appearance and personality, but lacking the skills and abilities (and much of the memories) that he had in life. A petitioner is essentially rooted in the plane it's arrived to, and can't be taken away from it; its ultimate fate is to ...


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The understanding of authors of D&D 5th edition is encoded in a short set of notes on the plane shift spell in the DMG's chapter on the planes that discusses various means of planar travel. To make and tune the tuning fork requires specific knowledge that can only be gained from direct experience of the destination plane itself, either first-hand or ...



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