The Quasi-Elemental Plane of Steam
The Quasi-Elemental Plane of Steam is formed as a combination of the Positive Energy Plane and the Elemental Plane of Water. Most would think that the quasiplane of Steam would be a hot place, but it is actually quite cool. The plane is an airy void with a cool mist of water clouds floating around.
As with the other planar junctures, the Quasiplane of Steam has ‘border’ areas that touch neighboring planes, allowing certain conditions to ‘bleed through’ from one plane to another. Where Steam meets Water, the misty air gets so thick it is more like bubbly water. When moving towards the Positive Energy Plane, the water droplets become smaller and smaller, forming clouds of mist and finally just wisps. Nearest the Positive Energy Plane, the droplets sparkle with a radiance of their own. The Quasi-Elemental Plane of Minerals shares a border, and here it is called the Shard Forest. Here, crystals float among the clammy clouds of steam and mist, ranging in size from minuscule to gargantuan. The shards can cut through the toughest armor, so travel here is to be taken with great care. On the boundary with Lightning forms a frightening region called the Death Cloud. This realms steamy banks of clouds carry electrical charges. The Realm of Cloying Fear lies where Steam meets Ooze. This nasty placeoffers nothing but a thick atmosphere of gag-inducing stench or a thin oily paste. Lastly, where Steam meets Ice, a realm called Hoarfrost is created. Everything becomes coated with a thin layer of frozen mist, and is profoundly cold here.