Lightning Rail

This arcane-powered rail system connects most of Khorvaire. Based on the elemental binding magic of the gnomes and House Orien, the rail allows people to travel across the continent in a matter of days, not weeks. The rail cars glide over a series of conductor stones, which allow a bound lightning elemental to race from stone to stone, accelerating the train up to 40mph.

The rail runs mostly through central Khorvaire, through the following major cities and outposts:


After the Last War, the rail system was split between western and eastern Khorvaire. Because of the Mourning, rail service was broken in the former nation of Cyre, but provisional service has been established for exploratory purposes. The White Bridge between Rekkenmark and Thaliost was destroyed during the Last War, and the two countries have yet to agree on any kind of rebuilding, so that rail service also continues to be interrupted (though local ferries have picked up the slack).

The rail varies in price; luxurious cabins are available, but steerage tickets are available to less wealthy passengers. Also, the rail provides a escorted delivery service.