Pathfinder Adventure Path #131: The Reaper's Right Hand (War for the Crown 5 of 6)

Pathfinder Adventure Path #131: The Reaper's Right Hand (War for the Crown 5 of 6)

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When no one sits upon the Lion Throne, all shall try! As a final act of vengeance, High Strategos Pythareus's agents release evidence that the entire Stavian family line may be illegitimate, and now every noble in Taldor is willing to risk civil war to stake a claim to the crown. Can the PCs discover the remains of the First Emperor's tomb and seek his blessing to prove Eutropia's fitness to rule? And if the spirit of Taldor's founder cannot answer their prayers, can they answer his?

This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the War for the Crown Adventure Path and includes:

  • "The Reaper's Right Hand," an extraplanar Pathfinder RPG adventure for 13th-level characters, by John Compton.
  • A gazetteer of the district of Sayashto, an upscale neighborhood in the infinite city of Axis, by John Compton.
  • A look at Thamir Gixx, the Silent Blade, the wicked halfling god of murderers and assassins, by Jason Keeley.
  • An overview of the major noble lines of Taldor, by Crystal Malarsky.
  • Five creatures born to the absolute law of the planar metropolis of Axis, including the high-minded impariut inevitable and the cosmic majesty of the edict dragon, by John Compton, Nathan King, and Greg A. Vaughan.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-045-3

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Announced for June 2018! Image and description are provisional and subject to change prior to release.

Silver Crusade

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Now that's a twist I did not expect.


Oh, MAD politics in a Pathfinder adventure. I just knew this AP would find all kinds of ways to BLOW ME AWAY!

Hope Milani being on the early cover of this actually means she or her followers actually show up in a big way. Milani's home realm is in Axis after all.

Dark Archive

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Wow, planar adventure in non mythic ap? ._. Is this first bigger non cameo planar visit in AP?

Silver Crusade

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It's harder to find a Paizo AP *without* planar detours than one with them...

Dark Archive

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Huh? I thought it was opposite

Silver Crusade

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Legacy of Fire and Kingmaker both have one virtually 100% planar adventures. Strange Aeons and Hell's Rebels both have adventures that are 50% planar. Ironfang Invasion finale is largely planar, too. That's just off the top of my head. At some point there were even people complaining that dropping a demiplane or a pocket dimension in every AP gets long in the tooth.

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Planning this Adventure Path as a whole was absolutely a blast, and our coming up with this development was one of the delightful twists that we've been keeping quiet for months now.

I'm very excited to be writing it.


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Wow! This sounds really cool


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I noticed this and the sixth book of Dead Suns doesn't list the extras included.

No worries, just thought the powers that be (Rick) would like to know. :-)

Also, by slip their mortal bonds, does that mean they're going to die.

Dark Archive

This Pathfinder AP volume & the one from last month also don't have a number listed in the header - it should say #131 & #130 respectively. ;-)


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Damn my poor grammar!

I blame the phone.


I'm totally stoked for more stuff about Axis! :)


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Axis! Yay! Planer stuff is always welcome and between this, psychopomps, and general soul shenanigans in a couple of adventures, War for the Crown is starting to look pretty Planescapey.


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Sooooo... are we going to get. Deity on Thamir Gixx in this one? Because that would be awesome!


Dab,

I assume so but I could be wrong.


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Whoa! the PCs get to meet Taldaris?


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Dab,

I assume so but I could be wrong.

... I'm just glad you were able to parse what I posted. My grammar's not great at the best of times, but that looks like my brain jumped out of my head.

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Far less exciting than meeting Taldogis.

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I just noticed this is set in Axis! SWEET! :D

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FallenDabus wrote:
Sooooo... are we going to get. Deity on Thamir Gixx in this one? Because that would be awesome!

A servitor creature of his is in the first installments' bestiary, so maybe!


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Dab,

I can understand Yoda. You aren't that much different. ;)

But yeah cheers for Axis!


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DeciusNero wrote:
FallenDabus wrote:
Sooooo... are we going to get. Deity on Thamir Gixx in this one? Because that would be awesome!
A servitor creature of his is in the first installments' bestiary, so maybe!

That's exactly what clued me in (and the line about a certain halfling reappearing in this instalment)!

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Updated with final product description and cover image!

Dark Archive

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Whoo, Thamix Gixx details! Nice to hear it confirmed he gets info on this one :D

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Edict Dragon?

Hmmmm m'kay :3


Rysky,

I'm pretty sure it's the planar Axis one. So LN to the extreme! :)

Mostly I like what I think is a Marut or some kind of Inevitable on the cover.


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The major noble lines of Taldor? With heraldry, perhaps?

*wishes really hard*


Feros,

I only wish for more on inevitables. ;) But that's cool too.

Dark Archive

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Looking forward to Gixx - not often we get info on the nonhuman deities other than Calistria and Torag.


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Edict dragon... EDICT DRAGON?!

If it's one of the planar true dragons, I hope it's illustrated by the same artist.


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DeciusNero wrote:
Looking forward to Gixx - not often we get info on the nonhuman deities other than Calistria and Torag.

You're probably going to like Faiths of Golarion, with a tengu and a gnome deity already confirmed.

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The Gold Sovereign wrote:
DeciusNero wrote:
Looking forward to Gixx - not often we get info on the nonhuman deities other than Calistria and Torag.
You're probably going to like Faiths of Golarion, with a tengu and a gnome deity already confirmed.

!!!


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Him seems interesting could be pretty great


The Gold Sovereign wrote:

Edict dragon... EDICT DRAGON?!

If it's one of the planar true dragons, I hope it's illustrated by the same artist.

Well I just want to see what edicts it will enforce. ;)


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The Gold Sovereign wrote:

Edict dragon... EDICT DRAGON?!

If it's one of the planar true dragons, I hope it's illustrated by the same artist.

Thomas Seitz wrote:

Well I just want to see what edicts it will enforce. ;)

That sounds like a rather ... cosmic ... dragon. :)


I have to say that while edict dragon sounds like the name of a planar dragon breed, and it indeed comes from another plane, I am a bit sceptical about a true dragon in an AP, even more with it breaking the 5 dragons per "scept" tradition.

I'm hoping for it to be Axis' planar dragon, and that we are luck enough to get the Abbadom and Nirvana dragons in our way to PF2E.


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Alright, I got the PDF. After the disappointing third module, I was very apprehensive about this particular part of the AP. But it is very well crafted, with a good mix of politicking, socializing and kicking monster ass. Now let's see in one month how the finale turns out. :)


magnuskn wrote:
Alright, I got the PDF. After the disappointing third module, I was very apprehensive about this particular part of the AP. But it is very well crafted, with a good mix of politicking, socializing and kicking monster ass. Now let's see in one month how the finale turns out. :)

Well magnuskn, seeing as you already have the PDF, mind giving us a peek at the bestiary? ( i.e. the names of each monster, their CR, and monster type) Thanks in advance.


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I'm not magnuskn, but here you are:


  • Axial Monitor: LN Large outsider, CR 15
  • Hykariut Inevitable: LN Large outsider, CR 18
  • Impariut Inevitable: LN Medium outsider, CR 10
  • Planar Dragon, Edict Dragon: LN dragon CR 8+
  • Radiant Essence, NG Large ooze, CR 13

Also, elsewhere: hivemind cockatiel swarm <3


Thanks Zaister! So the Edict Dragon really is a honest-to-Abadar true planar Dragon? Sing a song of Silver, this AP has the best Bestiary section since Rasputin Must Die! What does the edict dragon look like, if you don't mind me asking, and what's the coolest thing it can do?


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It has a coppery body color and grey wings with blue runes on them (which are, in fact, a single Symbol spell on each wing). The breath attack is a line which deals slashing damage and, if you fail the save, affects you with a Command spell.


Very nice. Got anything on the Radiant Essence? I don't think we've ever had a good ooze before.


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They're the collected essence of several good outsiders whose spirits merged into a Radiant Essence due to their collective zeal to continue to do good. It's still unintelligent, though, but has automatic Detect Evil and its attacks count as good-aligned.


Thank you magnuskn. Mind telling us what tasks each of the inventables was manufactured for, and what they look like?


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Impariut: Encourage responsible governance, otherwise intervene. It's a metallic looking bald heavily muscled dude in robes and a longsword.

Hykariut: Quash rebellions and extinguish revolutions. An even more muscled metallic bald dude, this time with a warhammer and he wears bracers, leg bracers and has a shoulder pad bolted to his body. ^^


Thanks magnuskn. Hykariut sound like they'd be a fun addition to a Hell's Rebels game, or maybe a good high level ally for a Galt campaign if you're aiming to end the unending revolution. I can't imagine the likes of Barzillai or Ileosa taking very kindly to Impariut, though. What is an Axial Monitor, anyway?


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They are tasked with preventing disturbances to order and investigating crimes in the city of Axis.


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This module made me wonder how it'd be to romance an Axiomite. ^^


magnuskn wrote:
This module made me wonder how it'd be to romance an Axiomite. ^^

Any particular reason for this specific curiosity?

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