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Boneyard
Pharasma judging souls
(Plane)
Titles Purgatory
Sphere Outer Sphere
Alignment Neutral
Denizens Psychopomps
Outsiders petitioning for souls
All unjudged souls
Neutral souls
Description Vast city surrounding great temple, atop an immense spire rising from Axis

Source: The Great Beyond, pg(s). 32
For another meaning of "Boneyard", please see Boneyard (Riddleport).

The Boneyard, sometimes referred to as Purgatory, is a neutral plane where the souls of dead mortals from the Material Plane are judged by the goddess Pharasma. It rests atop Pharasma's Spire, jutting out from Axis into the Astral Plane.[1] Souls are brought to the Boneyard by the River of Souls, and after judgement, are sent to the appropriate plane or domain in the Outer Sphere. Some arrive at the Boneyard with their choices already made or pacts signed, but others are judged by a series of courts.[2]

Description

The Boneyard appears as a vast necropolis filled with countless courtyards, monuments, graves, and forums teeming with the souls of the dead awaiting judgement. Each of these courts is shaped and styled to correspond to one of the Outer Planes, and is overseen and guarded by representatives from each of the gods.[3]

Places of interest

Groetus

The God of the End Times, Groetus, hangs eternally over the Boneyard like a twisted moon that edges closer with each orbit. It is whispered that when he reaches the Spire, all of creation will be wiped away in a great apocalypse.[2]

Inhabitants

The souls of the neutral dead remain in the Boneyard and are transformed in the lands beyond Pharasma's palace and the necropolis into aeons. These strange creatures act as the goddess' advisors, caretakers, explorers, guardians, guides, and even soldiers in times of war.[3]

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