Astral Plane

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Astral Plane
Titles The Silver Sea
Sphere Outer Sphere (Transitive)
Gravity Subjective
Time Timeless
Realm Immeasurable
Structure Lasting
Essence Mixed
Alignment Mildly neutral
Magic Enhanced
Denizens Traveling outsiders, souls destined for Boneyard, astradaemons
Divinities Alseta, Apsu
Description A silvery space between and above the Outer Sphere, wrapped around the Plane of Fire
Images of Astral Plane

Source: Planar Adventures, pg(s). 148–154

A silvery-grey void, the Astral Plane is the space between the Inner Sphere and the Outer Sphere. Through it pass the souls of all dead mortals on their way to their final judgement before Pharasma.[1]


With enough distance, the entirety of the Inner Sphere appears metaphysically like a sun, as it is clad on the outside by the Plane of Fire. Beyond this burning surface stretches a void known as the Astral Plane that continues for an unimaginable distance until one reaches the edge of the Outer Spheres. Like an actual star, the Plane of Fire churns the metaphysical substance of the Astral into clouds and eddies that sometimes coalesce into demiplanes.[1]

The River of Souls

A map of the River of Souls.

The only true constants within the Astral Plane are the countless branches of the River of Souls: the never-ending stream of souls making their way from the Material Plane to their final destination in the Outer Sphere. Carried along by a silvery haze, most inhabitants of the Astral Plane give the River a wide berth, or else seem incapable of perceiving it; it is unknown whether this is because of a law of the Multiverse or by deific fiat. The River of Souls is monitored (either because of self-interest or benevolence) by countless servants of the gods, who help protect the souls from predators, and help to ensure that they finally reach the Boneyard.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 242–243. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2