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Manifest zones are certain locations on the world of Eberron that share a particularly close connection with one of the thirteen planes that orbit Eberron within the astral sea. Within a manifest zone, the area takes on properties of that plane; for instance, a manifest zone on Eberron with a link to the plane of Risia, the Plain of Ice, may make the area much colder than under normal circumstances. Manifest zones might also allow passage between one plane and the next; though for some zones this may only be a one-way trip.[1][2]

The effects of a manifest zone may be related to a plane's proximity to Eberron. For instance, the effects of a zone may grow stronger as the plane approaches Eberron within the astral sea, or grow weaker as the plane grows more distant. However, even at a plane's most remote location, a manifest zone still has great effects on the world of Eberron.[1]

Manifest zones may be located in the air, in the ground, or even deep within Khyber. Larger manifest zones are permanent, while smaller manifest zones will occasionally appear or disappear.[3] The locations of these manifest zones do not follow any intelligible scheme and scholars have tried and failed to detect a pattern to their location.[1]

While once manifest zones for all thirteen planes existed, now only twelve exist after the giants severed the plane of Dal Quor from Eberron.[1][4]

About ten thousand years ago, the Gatekeeper druids developed a way to seal off a manifest zone during the Daelkyr War. They developed dimensional seals (or Gatekeeper Seals), which magically locked down the effects of a manifest zone. All of these seals, however, were designed to lock down manifest zones to Xoriat, and the magic to produce them was lost to the ages.[5]

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