Lightning rail

The front side of a lightning rail in motion.

The House Orien operated Lightning Rail is an international, magical train line connecting many of the major cities throughout Khorvaire. In many ways, the Lightning Rail resembles and functions like trains of the Old West, but instead of following along rails, the Lightning Rail follows a path of conductor stones. The conductor stones, magical creations of House Cannith, are placed along the ground forming a conduit of magical energy to allow the Lightning Rail to travel at high speeds across Khorvaire. The Lightning Rail itself is pushed along by an elemental bound to the Lightning Rail's coaches. The Lightning Rail is given its name because of the crackling energy created when an elemental-bound coach passes over a conductor stone. However, it has no rails, nor did it ever have rails, so this part of the name is unexplained.

Click the expand link on the right to display a map of Khorvaire's lightning rail network.

Khorvaire rails 1

Click the expand link on the right to display a sample rail map for the Khorvaire Western Line. 

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