Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Chronicle of the Righteous (PFRPG) (based on
Paizo Publishing, LLC
Pray for Mercy
The empyreal lords watch over the infinite expanses of the multiverse to ensure that good can flourish and that evil, no matter its form, can be vanquished. But even these powers cannot stem the tide of evil by themselves, and they must often rely on their celestial servants—noble angels, wise agathions, unrelenting archons, and free-spirited azatas—to lead the charge against the forces of corruption. Together, these virtuous forces wage an unending war against the blasphemous and the profane, all the while lifting worthy mortals to stations of ever-greater glory among the boundless celestial spheres.
Inside this book, you’ll find:
A thorough exploration of over 50 empyreal lords, including details on their minions, the divine powers they bestow upon mortal worshipers, and the celestial realms from which they hail.
Rules for the mystery cultist prestige class and details on the various types of mystery cults.
Methods to bolster mortal spellcasters’ efforts while summoning all the different types of celestials.
New spells for spellcasters to hurl at their wicked foes and new magic items to aid adventurers in their battles against evil.
Rules for rituals of self-mortification and the divine powers that can be gleaned by such acts of devotion.
A bestiary of five new celestials to assist or oppose player characters, including the keen-eyed spyglass archon and the veranallia, azata master of seasons, growth, and decay.
Overall, Chronicle of the Righteous is an excellent book, particularly due to its extensive list of Empyreal Lords. It helps to balance out the playing field between the forces of evil and the forces of good. While gamemasters may have less call for information on celestials than they do information on fiends, the do have some call for that information, and this book fills that niche splendidly.
It is up there with Lords of Madness, Book of Fiends and Demonomicon of Iggwilv in the amount and quality of information it provides on the various Empyreal Lords and the other celestials. The author should be proud of this creation!
As for the material, there is an awesome list of new sources for divine casters as well as other information on new celestial creatures. I especially like the inclusion of Tabriss, the Celestial Realms, Concordance and the Fallen Celestials.
Do yourself and your players a favor, go out and pick up this book now!
I just checked the latest (may 6th) PFS resources list and this is not on it yet. Some of the boons seem like they will not be allowed, but thats just a guess.
Either way, this book is incredible. The subject matter, the Empyreals, are fascinating to read about before you even get to stats. But then theres a HUGE list of new potential sources for divine casters... Id guess they have 24 Empyreal lords and their individual domains and boons and special rules for Obidience to them.
Definitely 6-star if it was for my home campaign. i just pray the ban stick doesnt wack this guy for PFS sanctioned play.
Huge huge amount of material though, especially if you want to have a divine magic source but find classic gods boring - pick an Empyreal Lord!