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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Qadira, Jewel of the East (PFRPG)

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Qadira, Jewel of the East (PFRPG)

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Glories of the Dawn

Sprawling along the eastern shore of the Inner Sea lies Qadira, one of the mightiest nations of the region. Itself merely the westernmost tip of the vast Padishah Empire of Kelesh, Qadira has long stood as a bastion of culture and faith for humanity. Great dangers and wondrous opportunities for adventure await within this storied land—those who visit Qadira are well-advised to prepare for their journey!

Inside this book, you'll find:

  • Comprehensive information about the history of the mighty nation of Qadira, its people, their customs, and their faiths.
  • A first look at many elements of the Padishah Empire of Kelesh, including new societies, new faiths, and new organizations from that ancient region.
  • A full map of the nation of Qadira that covers both its civilized regions and its wilderness, revealing never-before-detailed jungles, strange new sites in which to adventure, and the full expanse of the land's beautiful but deadly deserts.
  • A detailed and robust system for finding patrons and working with Qadira's movers and shakers among the nobility and powerful merchant families.
  • Several new monsters, including genie-touched horses, along with a wide range of new player options for characters from Qadira, including archetypes, feats, magic, traits, and much more!

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Qadira, Jewel of the East is intended for use with the Pathfinder campaign setting, but can be easily adapted to any fantasy world.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-912-7

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Great Campaign Book


This a great book that brought Qadira alive for me. I especially loved the patronage system and the witch stuff.

Okay book

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The book has some nice fluff to it and expands what little we know of the Keleshite empire and its people, but that's pretty much all the good parts. I was hoping for some good settlement descriptions and notable personalities, city maps and such. The map is needs work and was changed from a previous map of Qadira (new mountains, river, and a forest!).

Now all this could be due to the fact that the Keleshite Empire and Casmaron have not been fleshed out yet. But I see book this as a lost opportunity to do exactly that. Create an anchor for us to go into that continent.

My biggest issue with this is the populations. They're HUGE in comparison to the Avistani nations. You could add up all of Cheliax, Andoran and Taldor and not come up with those numbers. This from a country that is mainly desert. Like how would Zimar ever harass the Qadiran ships when there is a city almost 5 times its size on the opposite banks of the Jalrune river.

Fairly average

***( )( )

This book is not really 'bad', just middle of the road IMO.

It excels at flavor text, but falls flat on mechanics. A lot of the Traits / Items were already published in previous books, so there is very little NEW stuff to play with in this book from a mechanics standpoint, and what little new stuff there is, most of it is sub-optimal.

The one exception to this is the new horses, these open up more options for Cavaliers, which is always nice to see.

Jewel of The East

****( )

A good solid campaign setting book with a lot of interesting information, not as good some of the others but well done otherwise.

The good
-Interesting locations and adventure ideas.
-Cultural history, norms, and taboos.
-Non-evil clerical/divine "working girls".
-Good artwork.

The bad
-Not enough cultural/desert themed monsters/races(stated up or talked about).
-Map issues.
-Felt like something is missing.

-Not enough horses;)

One of the Best!


Read my full review on Of Dice and Pen.

Without doubt, Qadira, Jewel of the East is one of my favourite Pathfinder Campaign Setting books. It is simply jam-packed with information that not only brings the nation of Qadira to life, but also expands the world of Golarion in pretty significant ways with its glimpses into the wider Empire of Kelesh. This is an important and exciting thing for, while Golarion is certainly a diverse world, the fact is that the majority of books (with a few notable exceptions like Distant Shores and Osirion, Legacy of Pharaohs) have detailed places based on white European cultures. Qadira, Jewel of the East helps balance things out a little. I highly recommend it.

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