I am a long time player of D&D from the early 1980s and a huge fan of the Eberron Campaign Setting. I travel every week from Chicago to Los Angeles and spend my time reading Eberron and Drizzt novels most of the time.Read more >
So, being brand new to running Eberron and with a weekly game to run, I've been reading a lot of the backstory to the setting. I've been giving some thought to the Great Dragons and what they are in the setting. My take is that the three dragons correspond to the universe's Id (Khyber), Ego (Eberron), and Superego (Siberys).
Riffing off the suggestion in the fourth edition books that the Elemental Chaos (Chaos of Khyber) reflects the raw feral physicality of the world, whereas the Astral Sea (Sea of Siberys) reflects the more refined, ethical, conceptual aspects of the world. It's nice to be able to deconstruct the whole Khyber=bad, Siberys=good thing and have it be more about primal animal needs versus philosophical conflicts. It's also ni…Read more >