Pathfinder Adventure Path #62: Curse of the Lady's Light (Shattered Star 2 of 6) (PFRPG) (based on
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Chapter 2: "Curse of the Lady's Light"
by Mike Shel
Varisia’s newest heroes have stumbled across a powerful relic from the ancient empire of Thassilon—yet the artifact has been sundered into seven fragments. The third of these fragments lies in the swampy Mushfens south of the city of Magnimar, hidden within an ancient, towering lighthouse known as the Lady’s Light. With squabbling boggards, troglodytes, and other swamp monsters dwelling around the ruins, approaching the Light will require either stealth or bravado. But the threats posed by slimy and scaly humanoids pale in comparison to the exiled Gray Maidens who have claimed the interior of the Light as their new headquarters, or to the sinister curse that afflicts the powerful, ancient caretaker of the ruin.
This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the Shattered Star Adventure Path and includes:
“Curse of the Lady’s Light,” a Pathfinder RPG adventure for 5th-level characters, by Mike Shel.
The sadistic secrets of the Gray Maidens, a militaristic order once fiercely loyal to an evil, deposed queen, by F. Wesley Schneider.
The secret ways, peerless techniques, and ancient traditions of Torag, stern god of the forge, protection, and strategy, by Sean K Reynolds.
Alchemy and housebreaking in the Pathfinder’s Journal, by Bill Ward.
Four new monsters, by Levi Miles, Sean K Reynolds, and Mike Shel.
Each monthly full-color softcover Pathfinder Adventure Path volume contains an in-depth adventure scenario, stats for several new monsters, and 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 world’s oldest fantasy RPG.
Pathfinder's Journal: Light of a Distant Star Reveiw Part 2
Light of a Distant Star Part 2: New Professions
Our heroine, Taldara has reunited with old friends. Yet she questions her choices. Is she a thief or is she a scholar? Could she be both? This tale is written in First person, past tense.
In this installment, we learn more of her current assignment from the Pathfinder Society. She also is working for Sheila Heidmarch. She is translating a dying dwarf's library while investigating to find out if he has a journal that the Society wants. Since Taldara is half-elven, she and the dwarf get along less-than-swimmingly.
This episode was full of tension. Taldara is still trying to find herself and this conflict extends to her actions. The conflict of scholar vs. thief especially is apparent. The beardless dwarf shifts from pitiable to sinister without even being present, though much of this is due to Taldara's perceptions. Mystery abounds in this episode. What is this box with the ten-armed, Sihedron-like star on it? Why does it draw Taldara so strongly?
It will be interesting to see how these elements develop.
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