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Auran was the language of the Elemental Plane of Air.[1] It was also known as Old Alzhedo, as the modern Alzhedo language spoken in Calimshan derived from it.[2]


Auran was a breathy, relaxed language that has been described as a slow exhaling of air.[1]

Derivative LanguagesEdit

Both Alzhedo and Midani derived from Auran.[2]


In addition to creatures native to the Plane of Air, Auran was sometimes spoken by Air genasi[3] and smoke drakes.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan (September 2001). Manual of the Planes 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 68. ISBN 0-7869-1850-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 29.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Andy Collins, James Wyatt, and Skip Williams (November 2003). Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 157. ISBN 0-7869-2884-0.

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