Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Distant Realms

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Distant Realms

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Planar Urban Sprawl

Before the first inklings of civilization rose up upon the mortal world, magnificent cities already existed within the vast corners of the multiverse. Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Distant Realms offers a look into six of these extraplanar cities that are ripe for exploration by planar travelers. Each entry includes a full-page map and a stat block for the city, a history of the city and its current major players, and a gazetteer of the city's most interesting locales. Within these pages, you'll find details about the following cities, and more:

  • The darkly perfect city of Dis, home of the First King Dispater and his fiendish court.
  • The isle of Yulgamot, a haven of flowing time within the ageless seas of the Astral Plane.
  • The trade hub of Shadow Absalom, lit by the mysterious Glare and ringed by an ocean of dust.
  • The philosophical haven of Basrakal, where outsiders aid each other to defy their own natures.

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Distant Realms is intended for use with the Pathfinder campaign setting, but it can be easily adapted to any fantasy world.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-046-0

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Yay D'ziriak on the cover! :D


I thought those were rune covered foromians... But that makes more sense Todd.

Thurston,

Wow. Okay now I HAVE to read this book just for that combination alone! :)


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Oh D'ziriak, that makes more sense, I thought they were Formorians as well:)


Shadow Absalom was ruled by an umbral dragon, or at least that's what was written in the Great Beyond campaign setting. I'm anxious to see how much it will differ from its previous description.

Liberty's Edge

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Is Shadow Absalom like Pathfinder's version of Shadow Mulsantir? Are there a lot of Shadow <Cities> across the various D&D settings? Is there a Shadow Waterdeep? Shadow Suzail? Shadow Zhentil Keep? In Golarion, Shadow Magnimar? Shadow Kintargo? Shadow Korvosa?

Is having a shadow counterpart something that a lot of cities have, or is it something that's a very rare and unique thing?


I'm glad Dragon and I have poor eye sight. ;)


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Where else has Basrakal been mentioned?

(I'm not that well-informed on Golarion/PF's planar lore as I prefer Planescape's setting when it comes to planar stuff.)

Paizo Employee Organized Play Lead Developer

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Bellona wrote:

Where else has Basrakal been mentioned?

(I'm not that well-informed on Golarion/PF's planar lore as I prefer Planescape's setting when it comes to planar stuff.)

It hasn’t appeared anywhere before this book, though it is described in Pathfinder RPG Planar Adventures, which comes out at about the same time.


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John Compton wrote:
Bellona wrote:

Where else has Basrakal been mentioned?

(I'm not that well-informed on Golarion/PF's planar lore as I prefer Planescape's setting when it comes to planar stuff.)

It hasn’t appeared anywhere before this book, though it is described in Pathfinder RPG Planar Adventures, which comes out at about the same time.

June is going to be a wonderful month.

Dark Archive

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So is Basrakal where the redeemed and fallen play games of chances with chaos-curious Inevitables?


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Bellona wrote:

Where else has Basrakal been mentioned?

(I'm not that well-informed on Golarion/PF's planar lore as I prefer Planescape's setting when it comes to planar stuff.)

John Compton wrote:

It hasn’t appeared anywhere before this book, though it is described in Pathfinder RPG Planar Adventures, which comes out at about the same time.

Thank you for the explanation! :)


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Wonder if Basrakal is where Tabris has been hanging out...


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

It would be interesting to get more info Tabris in general.


Samy wrote:

Is Shadow Absalom like Pathfinder's version of Shadow Mulsantir? Are there a lot of Shadow <Cities> across the various D&D settings? Is there a Shadow Waterdeep? Shadow Suzail? Shadow Zhentil Keep? In Golarion, Shadow Magnimar? Shadow Kintargo? Shadow Korvosa?

Is having a shadow counterpart something that a lot of cities have, or is it something that's a very rare and unique thing?

Now I want to do a "Shadow Under Shadow Sandpoint" campaign. :3

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It think it states in another book that a lot of the mirror cities on the Shadow Plane are ruins. There's only a few proper cities, I think.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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One thing to remember is that the Shadow Plane is "smaller" than the Material Plane. That's why shadow walk works like it does. While there's a lot of "reflection" from the Material Plane into the Shadow Plane (like Shadow Absalom, for example)... the reflections tend to be smaller and/or more compact. There aren't shadow versions of every city... just a couple of them. It's more likely that a typical city's reflection in the Shadow Plane is the equivalent of a single encounter or small structure than a settlement. If it gets anything at all.


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And here I thought the Shadow Plane was the same size as the Material Plane. Well that is interesting to know.


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I have my copy if there are any questions.....

-Skeld


Could you please tell us the names of the six cities, which planes they reside in, and maybe a short sentence summarizing the basic flavor of each one?


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Malefactor wrote:
Could you please tell us the names of the six cities, which planes they reside in, and maybe a short sentence summarizing the basic flavor of each one?

Spoiler:

Basrakal - Maelstrom; Refuge for outcasts in the Maelstrom
Dis - Hell (2nd Layer); court of Dispater
Heaven's Shore - Heaven; separate from Heaven and used as a meeting place of sorts
Shadow Absalom - Shadow Plane; Shadow twin of Absalom
Spire's Edge - Outer Sphere (Boneyard); home for those unclaimed by the afterlife or those just passing through (like adventurers)
Yulgamot - Astral Plane; Stopping over point in the Astral Plane

-Skeld


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I was just about to ask about Heaven's Shore! Thanks for the good news, Skeld! (:


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Well that is interesting though still not sure if I am getting this one.

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