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Pathfinder Adventure Path #29: Mother of Flies (Council of Thieves 5 of 6) (PFRPG)

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #29: Mother of Flies (Council of Thieves 5 of 6) (PFRPG)
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Chapter 5: "Mother of Flies"
by Greg A. Vaughan

Leaderless and disorganized, the city of Westcrown reels after a terrifying incursion from the infernal realm. Yet while fiends stalked the streets, a more insidious rebellion unfolded below. Now a new power rises to lay claim to all of Westcrown! Only the insight of a crazed witch might aid the PCs in curtailing this dastardly coup. But can they hope to stand against the true masters of a city poised on the brink of ruin?

    This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the Council of Thieves Adventure Path, and includes:
  • “Mother of Flies,” a Pathfinder RPG adventure for 9th-level characters, by Greg A. Vaughan
  • A soul-staining glimpse into the infernal faith of Asmodeus, the Archfiend, by Sean K Reynolds
  • An investigation of the methods and organization of thieves’ guilds, by Kevin Carter
  • Varian and Radovan uncover a diabolical plot in the Pathfinder’s Journal, by Dave Gross
  • Six new monsters, by Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Tim Nightengale, and F. Wesley Schneider

A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game adventure for characters of 9th to 11th level. The Council of Thieves Adventure Path is the first to take full advantage of the new Pathfinder Roleplaying Game rules, and works with both the Pathfinder RPG and the standard 3.5 fantasy RPG rules set.

Pathfinder Adventure Path is Paizo Publishing's monthly 96-page, perfect-bound, full-color softcover book printed on high-quality paper. It contains an in-depth Adventure Path scenario, stats for about a half-dozen new monsters, and several support articles meant to give Game Masters additional material to expand their campaign. Pathfinder Adventure Path volumes use the Open Game License and work with both the Pathfinder RPG and the standard 3.5 fantasy RPG rules set.

ISBN–13: 978-1-60125-199-2

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscription.

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Mother of Flies=Baalzebul, Lord of Flies eh eh? Hags are always sweet! Can't wait for this one!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

The Painted Oryx wrote:
Mother of Flies=Baalzebul, Lord of Flies eh eh? Hags are always sweet! Can't wait for this one!

Although we named the hag to evoke Baalzebul... that doesn't necessarily mean she's got anything to do with him.

Or maybe it does.

But probably not.

But maybe!

Paizo Employee Developer , Dedicated Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015

So, who's doing the "Ecology of a Thieves Guild" article? That sounds roguishly sweet!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Daigle wrote:
So, who's doing the "Ecology of a Thieves Guild" article? That sounds roguishly sweet!

We don't have an author for pretty much anything but the main adventures at this point.

Paizo Employee Developer , Dedicated Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015

James Jacobs wrote:
Daigle wrote:
So, who's doing the "Ecology of a Thieves Guild" article? That sounds roguishly sweet!
We don't have an author for pretty much anything but the main adventures at this point.

Thanks for the speedy reply. I look forward to this!


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

I say, give Ba'al-zebub a sex change! I think that would make the name Ba'alath-zebub. (Zebul means habitation, by the way, zebub flies.)


Just finished reading the summary for the first five parts and I like what I have seen so far.

It looks like Vampires may play a major role in this AP??

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

so..only goes to level 12 this time? Interesting...

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Mactaka wrote:

so..only goes to level 12 this time? Interesting...

This is #5 of 6. We already know the last one will likely run to 14th level or so, so it should be the same level range as Legacy of Fire, reduced from RotRL, CotCT, and SD's reaching up to 17ish.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Kvantum wrote:
Mactaka wrote:

so..only goes to level 12 this time? Interesting...

This is #5 of 6. We already know the last one will likely run to 14th level or so, so it should be the same level range as Legacy of Fire, reduced from RotRL, CotCT, and SD's reaching up to 17ish.

Actually, since this is the first PFRPG adventure path, and thus the first time anyone's done a campaign for PFRPG, we're not 100% sure HOW high level it'll go. It SHOULD be somewhere between Legacy of Fire and Curse of the Crimson Throne, though.

Scarab Sages

Sorry if this post is out of place.

I was wondering if there is a player's guide for CoT? Campanions are listed until Dec 09 and no player's guide. Ism't that unusual that the AP is finished then a player's guide comes out?

Scarab Sages

ACK!!!

Just found Vic's thread. Sorry for that.

For those also curious like me see here:

Link for CoT Player's Guide

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
I say, give Ba'al-zebub a sex change! I think that would make the name Ba'alath-zebub. (Zebul means habitation, by the way, zebub flies.)

BTW... keen-eyed observers will note that all of the Archdevils of Hell are male. There's a very very specific reason for this… Hell is misogynistic, among its numerous other social problems.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

I've updated the cover image and product description.


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
I say, give Ba'al-zebub a sex change! I think that would make the name Ba'alath-zebub. (Zebul means habitation, by the way, zebub flies.)
BTW... keen-eyed observers will note that all of the Archdevils of Hell are male. There's a very very specific reason for this… Hell is misogynistic, among its numerous other social problems.

*keeping eyes peeled*

Dedicated Voter 2013

Woo! Loving lord vampire!

Paizo Employee Developer

This cover's been up for three weeks? How'd I miss that?!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

yoda8myhead wrote:
This cover's been up for three weeks? How'd I miss that?!

I'm totally heartbroken to learn that you don't follow my RSS feed.

Paizo Employee Developer

Vic Wertz wrote:
yoda8myhead wrote:
This cover's been up for three weeks? How'd I miss that?!
I'm totally heartbroken to learn that you don't follow my RSS feed.

I have a hard enough time keeping up with email. If I had more feeds going my head might explode.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

yoda8myhead wrote:
If I had more feeds going my head might explode.

That would make it even easier for Yoda to eat!


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
yoda8myhead wrote:
This cover's been up for three weeks? How'd I miss that?!
I'm totally heartbroken to learn that you don't follow my RSS feed.

What if the RSS feed malfunctioned? We might miss something. Isn't it just safer to constantly check? All the time? Constantly? Always? Without ceasing?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
yoda8myhead wrote:
This cover's been up for three weeks? How'd I miss that?!
I'm totally heartbroken to learn that you don't follow my RSS feed.
What if the RSS feed malfunctioned? We might miss something. Isn't it just safer to constantly check? All the time? Constantly? Always? Without ceasing?

Clearly a belt-and-suspenders approach is called for.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Just wondering if there is a more solid date on this yet since it is now January?

Paizo Employee Developer

CapeCodRPGer wrote:
Just wondering if there is a more solid date on this yet since it is now January?

Subscribers have received their precharge emails (at least unless they have their order holding for something later in the month) so it could be any day now.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
yoda8myhead wrote:
so it could be any day now.

Any day now, I'll stop checking to see if the PDF is available yet.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

hopefully this week!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Mr Baron wrote:
hopefully this week!

More like next week, according to the email i received. looks like a customs hold-up.

-Skeld

Dedicated Voter 2013

Damn you customs!!!!


Give PDF!

Giiiiiive

Really looking forward to thumbing through this and seeing what new and fantastic gigantic maps I have to draw.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

So, whenever China does something...homeland security holds up our Pathfinder issues in customs? Hmmmm.

Paizo Employee Developer

China did something? Don't the billions of people in China do things every day?

Spoiler:
I don't think the holdup has to do with anything, and any similarity to actual events is coincidental.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Dare I hope for this week?

Paizo Employee Developer

Mr Baron wrote:
Dare I hope for this week?

Oh, you can always hope. That's how your tormentors break you.

Pathfinder Creative Director, Frog God Games

yoda8myhead wrote:
China did something? Don't the billions of people in China do things every day?

Yeah, like print our Paizo stuff. DANG YOU, CUSTOMS!!!

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

So uh is it all still stuck in customs then?

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Pawns Subscriber
Kevin Mack wrote:
So uh is it all still stuck in customs then?

Not any more. PDFs away!!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber
Cralius the Dark wrote:


Not any more. PDFs away!!

You got your copy? Argh, where's mine?

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

No PDF yet...hopefully soon...

Although, they are now showing in stock, so I am now very hopeful for later today!

The Exchange

I'm going nuts waiting for this! Been on edge for two weeks!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Mr Baron wrote:

No PDF yet...hopefully soon...

Although, they are now showing in stock, so I am now very hopeful for later today!

We started processing late yesterday after our inventory arrived; as usual, it takes a few days to get through them all.


w0nkothesane wrote:
I'm going nuts waiting for this! Been on edge for two weeks!

Would it be safe to say that in those two weeks you've been wOnKotheinsane? :-P

The Exchange

Jam412 wrote:
w0nkothesane wrote:
I'm going nuts waiting for this! Been on edge for two weeks!
Would it be safe to say that in those two weeks you've been wOnKotheinsane? :-P

Indeed I was, but it's all good now! I'm reading the pdf right now....

Marathon Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

So ... a question.

Pathfinder #28 had an awesome set of rules for demonic possession (which I immediately copied and will be using in my campaign). I found it curious that they were included, since they seemed to have no relation to the content of #28 - I chalked it up to "for future use." Now, #29 has two possession devils. When I saw them, I went "Aha!" ... but they completely ignore the existence of the possession rules from #28.

Was there meant to be a "or you can use the possession rules form Pathfinder #28" note, kind of like there was in #28 for the effects of the Styx?


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

I was so excited when I saw Sutter's foreword. Excitement mounted as I read. And then it became clear that no beans were going to be spilled, and my soul cried out for vengeance!!! Now we have some big teases on these boards, but Sutter has just advanced into first place.


Argh, no PDF here yet. Might be because I have about 4 other things bundled to ship with it...

The anticipation is killing me!

The Exchange

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Maps, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Sutter's foreword made me very happy inside.

I also love how they snuck in a new sorceror bloodline... in the middle of the adventure!


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Ramius wrote:

Argh, no PDF here yet. Might be because I have about 4 other things bundled to ship with it...

The anticipation is killing me!

I'm right there with you >_<

Marathon Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

I have to say, that section justifying paladins of Asmodeus is one of the best things I've read in a long time.

I will SO be using that in my campaign.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
gbonehead wrote:

So ... a question.

Pathfinder #28 had an awesome set of rules for demonic possession (which I immediately copied and will be using in my campaign). I found it curious that they were included, since they seemed to have no relation to the content of #28 - I chalked it up to "for future use." Now, #29 has two possession devils. When I saw them, I went "Aha!" ... but they completely ignore the existence of the possession rules from #28.

Was there meant to be a "or you can use the possession rules form Pathfinder #28" note, kind of like there was in #28 for the effects of the Styx?

Haven't got it yet, but I suspect this is probably because Greg A. Vaughan didn't have access to them due to deadlines not beinmg helpful...

Paizo Employee Creative Director

gbonehead wrote:

So ... a question.

Pathfinder #28 had an awesome set of rules for demonic possession (which I immediately copied and will be using in my campaign). I found it curious that they were included, since they seemed to have no relation to the content of #28 - I chalked it up to "for future use." Now, #29 has two possession devils. When I saw them, I went "Aha!" ... but they completely ignore the existence of the possession rules from #28.

Was there meant to be a "or you can use the possession rules form Pathfinder #28" note, kind of like there was in #28 for the effects of the Styx?

We'd originally intended for stronger crossover support between adventures and articles in Council of Thieves, but the fact that Council of Thieves was a VERY difficult series to develop due to the fact that the authors had to write the whole thing with limited or no access to the final rules (which were in development at the same time the AP was being written) meant that we had to focus time that would have been spent cross-polinating the two working on making EVERYTHING fit with the new rules.

Kingmaker will have a much stronger set of ties between the adventures and the articles.

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