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.
In case you need some inspiration from RL in regards to students who take up fencing and other martial passtimes, you might take a look at the German "Studentenverbindung" tradition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studentenverbindung), which is probably where the inspiration for that part of AU came from. They're pretty different from U.S. fraternities.
There is very little extant canon information on Almas University, Ridge. The info in "Andoran, Spirit of Liberty" is pretty much all there is about the university itself. As Cpt_kirstov mentions, Jalus Ebincott is referred to in "Vaults of Madness" (part of the Serpent's Skull AP) and there is also a mention of a self-important don named Chulo Varotien from AU in the Pathfinder Society scenario "Web of Corruption", but neither entry reveals anything further about the institution itself.
EDIT: Oh, and "Guide to Korvosa" also mentions that members of House Leroung are important at AU as well.
As for a map of the Foreign Quarter of Absalom, the only map that I am aware of was published in Guide to Absalom, and then republished (with colors marking the districts) in the Pathfinder Society Field Guide.
Been working on the Adventures by location category in the PathfinderWiki. It was a long-neglected category that seemed to have fallen out of favor, which is why it was so incomplete. I've added all the Adventure Paths to it so far, and am working on Modules now. Next I'll tackle the PFS scenarios! Hope you find some use here.