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The Upper Planes is a term from [[Dungeons & Dragons]] introduced in the [[Planescape]] setting. It is a way of collectively referring to the planes that are characterized by their prominent Good alignment, as on the standard planar "map" these make up the upper half of the [[Great Wheel]].
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The '''Upper Planes''' is a term from [[Dungeons & Dragons]] introduced in the [[Planescape]] setting. It is a way of collectively referring to the [[plane]]s that are characterized by their prominent Good alignment, as on the standard planar "map" these make up the upper half of the [[Great Wheel]]. The Upper Planes are, of course, contrasted by the [[Lower Planes]] and the [[Middle Planes]], which collectively make up the [[Outer Planes]]. Its inhabitants are collectively called Celestials.
  
The Upper Planes are, of course, contrasted by the [[Lower Planes]] and the [[Middle Planes]], which collectively make up the [[Outer Planes]].
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The seven planes that confirmedly make up the Upper Planes are:
 
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* The Peaceable Kingdoms of [[Arcadia]] (Intermediate point between Lawful Neutral and Lawful Good)
The five planes that confirmedly make up the Upper Planes are:
 
 
* The Seven Mounting Heavens of [[Celestia]] (Lawful Good)
 
* The Seven Mounting Heavens of [[Celestia]] (Lawful Good)
 
* The Twin Paradises of [[Bytopia]] (Intermediate point between Lawful Good and Neutral Good)
 
* The Twin Paradises of [[Bytopia]] (Intermediate point between Lawful Good and Neutral Good)
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* The Wilderness of the [[Beastlands]] (Intermediate point between Neutral Good and Chaotic Good)
 
* The Wilderness of the [[Beastlands]] (Intermediate point between Neutral Good and Chaotic Good)
 
* The Olympian Glades of [[Arborea]] (Chaotic Good)
 
* The Olympian Glades of [[Arborea]] (Chaotic Good)
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* The Heroic Domains of [[Ysgard]] (Intermediate point between Chaotic Good and Chaotic Neutral)
  
It's a matter of some contention where to place The Peaceable Kingdoms of [[Arcadia]] and The Heroic Domains of [[Ysgard]], as these occupy an intermediate point between Good and Neutral, and so some maps will place them as part of the Upper Planes and others as part of the [[Middle Planes]].
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Latest revision as of 09:45, 5 October 2016

The Upper Planes is a term from Dungeons & Dragons introduced in the Planescape setting. It is a way of collectively referring to the planes that are characterized by their prominent Good alignment, as on the standard planar "map" these make up the upper half of the Great Wheel. The Upper Planes are, of course, contrasted by the Lower Planes and the Middle Planes, which collectively make up the Outer Planes. Its inhabitants are collectively called Celestials.

The seven planes that confirmedly make up the Upper Planes are:

  • The Peaceable Kingdoms of Arcadia (Intermediate point between Lawful Neutral and Lawful Good)
  • The Seven Mounting Heavens of Celestia (Lawful Good)
  • The Twin Paradises of Bytopia (Intermediate point between Lawful Good and Neutral Good)
  • The Blessed Fields of Elysium (Neutral Good)
  • The Wilderness of the Beastlands (Intermediate point between Neutral Good and Chaotic Good)
  • The Olympian Glades of Arborea (Chaotic Good)
  • The Heroic Domains of Ysgard (Intermediate point between Chaotic Good and Chaotic Neutral)
The Outer Planes of the Multiverse
Seven Mounting Heavens of Celestia Twin Paradises of Bytopia Blessed Fields of Elysium Wilderness of the Beastlands Olympian Glades of Arborea
Peaceable Kingdoms of Arcadia The Upper Planes Heroic Domains of Ysgard
Clockwork Nirvana of Mechanus The Middle Planes Concordant Domain of the Outlands The Middle Planes Ever-changing Chaos of Limbo
Infernal Battlefield of Acheron The Lower Planes Windswept Depths of Pandemonium
Nine Hells of Baator Bleak Eternity of Gehenna Gray Waste of Hades Tarterian Depths of Carceri Infinite Layers of the Abyss