Plane of Earth

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Plane of Earth
Landscape of the Plane of Earth.

The Eternal Delve
The Foundation
Mildly neutral
Enhanced or impeded
Unending caverns containing untold mineral wealth
Source: Planar Adventures, pg(s). 130–135
This article discusses the elemental plane. For the planet, see Earth.

The Elemental Plane of Earth, the Eternal Delve, is located within the Inner Sphere, between the Plane of Water and the Plane of Fire. It is a realm of seemingly endless rock riddled with caverns, some of them the size of entire planets.1


The unholy symbol of Ayrzul.

The ruler of the Elemental Plane of Earth is Ayrzul, the Fossilized King,23 who plots against his many enemies from the his radioactive Blistering Labyrinth at the plane's center.3

The plane's recently restored second elemental lord Sairazul, once imprisoned for thousands of years by her rival Ayrzul, has established her emerald domain of the Emerging Facet near the plane's border with the Plane of Metal.4


This plane is composed primarily of rock and earth, criss-crossed by veins of precious metal and gemstones of such gigantic proportions that they cannot be believed by those who have never set foot there. Interspersed with this solid rock and earth are caverns of all sizes, some of them dark and dry, others filled with water and phosphorescent fungus.5 Others yet are lit by enormous crystals, enchanted by the native jabali6 genies to illuminate vast caves, like miniature suns.1

Intrusions of elemental fire and water extend from the Plane of Earth's borders with the other elemental planes: bodies of magma and volcanic tunnels extend from the Plane of Fire, while the influence of the Plane of Water results in vast buried oceans and in bodies of limestone and salt. A tunnel known as the Vent extends through the Plane of Earth from its border with Fire on one side to that with Water on the other.78


The Plane of Earth is home to mighty mercantile empires of jabalis who freely trade the incredible mineral wealth of their home to planar travelers or the migrating nations of jann merchants. Also found in the plane are the haunts of the crystal dragons, a native race of dragons who fiercely guard their treasures and are often found ruling small nations of other species, providing safety from the slavery common in the jabalis' empire. Xiomorns control large sections of the plane, and themselves pay obeisance to Ayrzul. Earth elementals are much more protective of the plane's mineral riches, seeing its dispersal as an almost personal violation of their bodies.5178

Other native life in the Endless Delve includes earth and dust scamps,9 mud elementals, xorn, crysmals and the serpentine agrawghs, whose tunneling is thought to have created many of the Plane of Earth's tunnels. Species more common on other planes, such as oreads, dwarves, humans and the occasional elves, can be found inhabiting larger caverns and hollow spaces.78 Magma elementals,10 magma oozes11 and the huge, wormlike thoqquas12 live along the Plane of Earth's border with the Plane of Fire.[citation needed]


Paizo published chapters about the Plane of Earth in Planes of Power and Rage of Elements.

For additional as-yet unincorporated sources about this subject, see the Meta page.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Erik Mona, et al. “Chapter 3: Religion” in Campaign Setting, 179. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. Tim Akers, et al. Plane of Earth” in Blood of the Elements, 20. Paizo Inc., 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Logan Bonner, et al. “Earth” in Rage of Elements, 92. Paizo Inc., 2023
  4. Logan Bonner, et al. “Earth” in Rage of Elements, 93. Paizo Inc., 2023
  5. 5.0 5.1 Amber Stewart. “The Great Beyond” in The Great Beyond, A Guide to the Multiverse, 3. Paizo Inc., 2009
  6. Paizo referred to jabalis as shaitan until the publication of Rage of Elements. See Rage of Elements pg. 3 and Pathfinder Core Preview pg. 2.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 John Compton, et al. Plane of Air” in Planes of Power, 12–21. Paizo Inc., 2016
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 John Compton, et al. “Bestiary” in Planes of Power, 52. Paizo Inc., 2016
  9. Paizo referred to elemental scamps as mephits until the publication of the Pathfinder Second Edition Bestiary, and began solely referring to them as scamps in Rage of Elements. See Bestiary pg. 150, Rage of Elements pg. 3, and Pathfinder Core Preview pgs. 2, 13.
  10. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 2, 119. Paizo Inc., 2010
  11. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 2, 184. Paizo Inc., 2010
  12. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 2, 262. Paizo Inc., 2010