I was thinking about the Planes in your typical DnD/Pathfinder game. I have never been satisfied with them. D&D has always had angels on the good planes, devils on lawful evil, demons on chaotic evil and something else on neutral evil. That always left me wondering, “What are on all the other planes?”
Paizo has refined that more, inevitibles, psychopomps, proteans, azatas, archons, aeons, and a bunch others. It is a step in the right direction, IMO, but I’ve always disagreed with they did.
Here’s my ideas: the Lawful Neutral Plane shouldn’t be machines because that is a modern idea of predictability. Even as recent as 50 years ago, people distrusted machines, not believing in what they produced. What represented law 1000-3000 years ago, metal (the iron age, the bronze age, etc) and military strength. So my own interpretation of lawful neutral outsiders would be a metal golem-esque military. Something akin to the kolyarut and marut inevitibles (get rid of the rest in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2), but even they look too machine-like. I mean living suits of armor. Pikers, phalanx shield fighters, military horses. All polished, gleaming metal, not something broken down and barely holding together-looking like the zelekhut. The plane would look something like military parades, factories, practice fields, etc.
Next time, I’ll talk about the Plane of Chaotic Neutral.
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