I recently got the majority of Reign of Winter at last (Snows of Summer was out of stock, but it'll be shipped as soon as they get more), and I had a few questions regarding it:
2. While "Failed Winter Witch Apprentice" is a campaign trait for Reign of Winter, is taking the actual Winter Witch prestige class appropriate in this campaign? While I don't think it'd necessarily let such PCs bypass challenges (namely by pulling rank on Irriseni NPCs), given that there's infighting amongst the Winter Witches and their Jadwiga kin. What happens if a Winter Witch PC is made the new ruler of Irrisen? Does that mean it becomes business as usual for Baba Yaga, as such a PC would be her kin and thus she's able to feed on her? Earlier I asked you about "Frozen" references in regards to such PCs facetiously. I'd like to sort of rephrase that more seriously: Even though Reign of Winter preceded Frozen's premier, do you think that a Winter Witch PC would invariably draw comparisons? I suppose the main thrust of the question is "Are Winter Witch PCs appropriate to this Adventure Path, or is it better for them to be firmly villains in it, much like how Second Darkness works better without Drow PCs?
3. As James has told me you're the one championing Iobaria for the most part, I ask you this: Is the teardrop-shaped kite shield associated with Iobarians the same way it's associated with Medieval Russia in real-world art?