I have recently read up on the Planar Shepherd, and I have a few questions about it regarding its interaction with the Outlands. And while I know the Planar Shepherd is in an Eberron book, and as such has nothing to do with the Great Wheel... well, when did that stop anyone?
One of its class features, Planar Attunement, lets you attune to a plane matching your alignment and not suffer the negative effects on it. The Outlands have their thing with that magic stops working the closer you get to the Spire, eventually probhibiting all casting. In a similar way, if you go beyond that circle of influence (1200+ miles or so), either spacetime begins to unravel or you keep the same distance away from the spire, no matter how far you walk. First question: does Planar Alignment cancel out these effects?
Second, at 9th level Planar Shepherd allows you to Wild Shape into an elemental/outsider native to that plane. What exactly constitutes as a native to the Outlands? I imagine that the inhabitants of the Border Towns count as living in the Outlands, giving you access to a LOT of creatures to Wild Shape into, from Archons to Slaadi to Demodands and from Modrons to Eladrin to Baatezu. And of course beings like the Concordant Killers, who gather in the Outlands but travel the Planes. So what counts as being native to the Outlands?
Finally, how do the Planar Bubble and Intensify Manifest Zone interact with the Outlands? Do you get zones that impede casting, or is it a patch of regular ground?
Thanks in advance!