Hod is the Feywild mirror of the elven city of Qualinost. Where Qualinost is resplendent with trees and in many cases carved out of them, Hod’s architecture is of iron and brass, rising in skyscrapers in the city center. Buildings in Hod are so dense that the visitor can hop from rooftop to rooftop in the outer city – and might be well-advised to do so, for the alleyways of Hod are strange and twisting, like a ritual sigil.
Hod is controlled by an eladrin demesne called the Amethyst. Its military affairs are supervised by eladrin general Taelthas the Twilit, and when last seen the city appeared to be under martial law. Shortly after the Puncture, Taelthas led an attack from Hod on Qualinost. The Qualinesti responded with a campaign of reconnaissance that was notably effective until a dimensional anchoring ritual put an end to it; now that Seth Mase has ended the ritual, it is likely that Qualinesti spies will resume operations in Hod.
Seth visited Hod during the defense of Qualinost to stop his friends from destroying the planar gem kept there. In the process, he gained familiarity with the city’s geography, and caught a glimpse of its unusual technologies and inhabitants.