Yup! The Inner Sea World Guide is generally my go-to reference in the Pathfinder Campaign Setting. Looks like there's a bit of confusion as to what the proper language of the ancient cyclopes should be.
And just as an FYI, the Kasatha (as of right now) have not been mentioned in a Campaign Setting source, only in the Advanced Race Guide and Bestiary 4.
Karui Kage wrote:
Either that, or it was changed in Bestiary 4 because it's a "setting-neutral" source. But I think you are right, I think it was a typo, although I'll keep my eyes open for further instances.
Karui Kage wrote:
Excellent set of links :) I make use of all of those for my home games. I'll have to adjust my site to start hot-linking a lot of those languages from the Archives to the Wiki. I already do that for Deities and some Nations (in the Background Generator) but that's about it.
Thanks! Glad to know our work is of use to others. It's a constant work in progress, so if you see something, please feel free to let us know here or on the Wiki.
Great work, Karui Kage!
For descriptions of most of these languages, you can also check out PathfinderWiki's various pages on languages spoken in the Pathfinder Campaign Setting:
Anyone know where I could find or if somebody could post GMG Settlement stats for the cities mentioned in that book? (I know Whitethrone's been done already, in case you guys were wondering.)
The only way the most recent "city statblock" version (using the rules of the Gamemastery Guide) would exist is if the cities had been used since the printing of GMG as the setting of an adventure (such as in a module or in an AP or even just a lowly PFS scenario).
So what's the answer, as far as I know? Nope, except for Whitethrone, which you have already mentioned. Why is that? I'm guessing the cities that were included in "Cities of Golarion" were included because there were no plans on using them in any upcoming adventures, i.e. they were included because Paizo knew that a module or AP would not detail them further in the near future.
James Jacobs wrote:
Hey, I guessed it!
Just saw something else ...
The same timeline lists Queen Galfrey as taking the throne in Mendev in 4601 AR. Even if she was made queen when she was a baby, this means that she's 113 years old! Given that she's human (at least according to the "Faction Guide") is this a typo or has she been sucking on sun orchid elixir milk shakes for much of her life?
Just noticed something ...
In the timeline on the rear inside cover it lists that the god Aroden defeated Deskari's avatar at the Lake of Mists and Veils in 4433 AR. If this is correct, this is a big update from what the timeline was in the older books. Originally, according to the "Campaign Setting" p. 148, this happened before Aroden's apotheosis (i.e. before 1 AR). As far as I can tell, this would be Aroden's first documented direct intervention since he defeated Tar-Baphon in 896 AR. As far as I understood, I thought that Aroden withdrew from helping humanity directly after defeating the wizard-king. After all, he didn't personally interfere in the Shining Crusade in the 38th and 39th century AR. Any insight?
It works quite well, and is pretty straightforward and doesn't take long to get used to. It's almost like having any document detailing Golarion hyperlinked like the PFWiki itself. It's a little bit slower, of course, because you can't just click on a word, you have to highlight it first. Now we just have to add more articles to the wiki ...
I am cross-posting this from the PFWiki, as I think it may be useful to some of you!
OK, this is kinda cool and kinda geeky, so be forewarned. This is unfortunately also for Mac OS users only, as this application doesn't exist for other OS as far as I know. The app I am referring to is called PopClip and can be downloaded from the App Store for US $3 right now. Basically, it allows you to perform extra functions when you highlight something with your mouse. So instead of just copying and pasting, you can search for something, create a note for yourself, send an email, etc.
One of the software's most basic functions is to do a Google search on the selected term. If you go to the app's User Guide, however, it shows you how to use alternate search engines. Take a moment to read how to do that on the page I just mentioned. OK, done? Do you have the app installed? No? Go back and install the app!
Now do a search for "***" in our PFWiki search box on the website, highlight the URL it spits out and select "Select Search Engine" when it the PopClip menu appears (hold down the Shift key to make it the alternate search engine). Bingo! Now every time you do a search using PopClip (or an alternate search, if that's what you selected), you're searching the wiki! How freaking cool is that? This will work in any text document you are reading, including PDFs!
Now if you do a regular search using the app and the term you're looking for is only used in Paizo pubs, there's a good chance that the wiki will be the top Google search result anyway, but this saves you another click.
Let me know if anyone else ends up using this, or if I've gotten something in my instructions wrong.
It is my understanding that the 'Common Tongue' of the First World is an amalgam of Aklo and Sylvan... what is the name of this language?
Sound of a Thousand Screams, p. 67 wrote:
... all speech-capable beings within the First World communicate in the same unnamed universal language, a tongue that may be the foundation of both Sylvan and Aklo ...
Transylvanian Tadpole wrote:
With this in mind, any good sources on Lastwall and the Realms of the Mammoth Lords?
For Lastwall: the ISWG and Cities of Golarion, which details the city of Vigil. For the Realm of the Mammoth Lords, again the ISWG, and the upcoming People of the North.
For the story of Eando Kline, check out the "Pathfinder's Journal" section of the first three APs. If you don't have them all, you can also buy the complete Journal from Paizo.
PFWiki Scribe wrote:
Oh, and I'm guessing this date is possibly wrong in the text. Although the lich was defeated in 3827, the war did not officially come to an end until the following year. See p. 36 of the ISWG. It's possible that the construction of the Sunwall started before the founding of Lastwall, but it seems unlikely, no?
Is the Golarion calendar in the current correct, as I believe it is changed from previous calendars? The "old" calendar system used 12 30-day months if I'm not mistaken (and is reflected in the wiki) while the "new" calendar uses one similar to our own (with 28-day, 30-day, and 31-day months). Which is correct and, if the latter, why the change? Thanks!
I'm guessing that you are looking at the Calendar article, which is in serious need of updating. The new calendar is mentioned in the Absalom Reckoning article (which follows the ISWG). I'm guessing the change was made so that Absalom Reckoning fits in with our own calendar, since Paizo keeps advancing the "current year" date" with our own.
Here's another question, this time regarding the Hold of Belkzen.
P. 47 of the ISWG states that the first defensive border between the Hold and Lastwall (the Sunwall) was built in 3827 after the defeat of the Whispering Tyrant and the establishment of Lastwall. It is said to have stood for "hundreds of years".
The second border was constructed by a General Harchist (at an unnamed date) and lasted only "half as long", falling in 4237 AR. On p. 60 of "Skeleons of Scarwall" this border is referred to as "Harchrist's Blockade" (sic).
The third border is called the Hordeline, and was built nearly 300 years later in 4515 AR, and was overrun at a yet unnamed date, whenever the current border between the two countries was set.
So what is my question? Well, the entry for Trunau on p. 49 of the ISWG states that the Hordeline was breached 200 years ago, which seems to contradict the original statement on the previous page, stating that it was built about that same time.
It seems there is some confusion on whether the dates for the Hordeline refer to when it was built or when it was created. The Sunwall date is pretty clearly a "built on" date, as that coincides with the end of the Shining Crusade. The date for Harchist's Blockace (the "r" in the name on p. 60 of PF11 seems to be a typo) seems to be a "fell on" date, while the 4515 date of the Hordeline is the one that is in question. P. 47 of the ISWG seems to indicate that it was the "built on" date, while P. 49 seems to say it was the "fell on" date. Which is correct?
Just found another:
ISWG, p. 43 wrote:
...Almas is Andoran’s capital. Situated at the mouth of the Andossan River
According to the map on the following page, Almas is now on the mouth of the Andoshen River. The mention of the Andossan (which does not appear on the Folio map either) seems to be an artifact from earlier times (it also appears in the "Campaign Setting", "Guide to Absalom", and the "Guide to Darkmoon Vale"). The Andoshen River appears in "Andoran, Spirit of Liberty", the PFS scenario "Web of Corruption", and "City of the Fallen Sky".
EDIT: The Andossan is again referred to on the following page.
The serpentfolk language is known as Aklo, FYI.
Also, no gnomes. They didn't migrate from the First World until the Age of Anguish.
At the very least, I'd assume that guns might be found in Goka, due to traders passing through from the west.
Funny you should mention that. According to p. 17 of the Dragon Empires Gazetteer the first firearms made their way to Goka in 4620 AR only 7 months after they were first crafted in the Gunworks of Alkenstar, although the government of the independent city put heavy restrictions on their importation.
I am currently running a Pathfinder campaign that is focused on a scheme of a Harbinger, Aesdurath, in Varisia. Unfortunately, there is very little information about the Harbinger. Does anyone, for example Todd, know more about them or did you only give little information about them on purpose? For example, I would like to stay close to the setting inherent rules and thus, I am wondering if Aesdurath is a free Harbinger or if he is directed by one of the Horsemen. If the latter is the case, which one would do so. Furthermore, how strong should an average Harbingers be? Unless I missed something, there is little known about the power structure of the Great Beyond, in part, of course, due to the missing mythic rules.
Very little is known about this harbinger, as his only mention is inside the back cover of "Horsemen of the Apo." As for power level, you're correct about the "mythic" rules; horsemen, like demon lords and archdevils (or even nascent demon lords and dukes of hell), have power levels not adequately expressed under the current rules, so they are not generally statted up. There are some exceptions (I'm looking at you, Treerazer), but I'm guessing if/when mythic rules are implemented, these will be retconned as well.
Augustus Declan wrote:
Yes, this is specifically what I was referring to. Thank you for the ideas so far.
Very little has been released on the cluster of islands that now make up Azlant and what is beneath the oceans there. The Sun Temple Colony and the island of Mordant Spire have been explored a tiny bit, but not in any great detail.
Azlant doesn't exist in the present day. It was destroyed by the Starstone's fall.
Er, that's not entirely true. If you look at the (admittedly inaccurate) map of Golarion on p. 204 of the Inner Sea World Guide, you can see that the continent is now largely under the Arcadian ocean, although there are lots of islands that jut out from underneath the waves.