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The Bright City
by Stephen Radney-MacFarland

Explore one of the most impressive cities of the planes in “Hestavar: The Bright City.” This sprawling city can be found on the Astral Plane, and few places can rival its beauty.

Although the bustling City of Brass might be the largest metropolis in the universe, many consider that the cosmopolitan heaven of Hestavar is the most beautiful, richest, and civilized. This light-drenched oasis can feel familiar and downright cozy in contrast to the weird void of the Astral Sea that surrounds it. Its grand architecture and gem-paved streets shine brightly upon the stone settings of its lagoon’s islands and earthmotes. Its gardens and parks are both lush and manicured, retaining their verdant beauty without a hint of the overgrown chaos indicative of the Feywild. Its people are cultured, civilized, and known for their passion for philosophy, craft, and the arts.

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    About the Author

    Born on a stormy Christmas day, in our nation’s capital, during the Nixon administration, the stars were definitely wrong when Stephen Radney-MacFarland came screaming into the world. Spending most of his impressionable years as a vagabond and ne’re-do-well, Stephen eventually settled in the Northwest to waste his life on roleplaying games.

    Once that RPGA guy, Stephen is now a developer in RPG R&D where he doesn’t create the traps ... he just makes them deadlier. He also teaches a class on roleplaying design for the Art Institute of Seattle, molding the minds of young and upcoming designers. Be afraid. Be very afraid.