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Distant Worlds: Secret Synergies, Detective Work, Conspiracies


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Hey folks!

I love putting clues together. Once upon a time I guessed the plot of Second Darkness before it was officially announced, just based on some of James Jacobs Paizo Chat comments.

I'm starting to see bits and pieces of the Big Picture. So let's try to put some puzzle pieces together! If you have any doubts whether we could put a cool Distant Worlds AP together, this may change your mind!

The spoiler will not ruin any published adventure, but it does reveal some of the fiction from Legacy of Fire. Out of consideration I am putting it behind a spoiler tag, but it won't wreck ruin any actual adventures.

Spoiler:
I was just re-reading some of Elaine Cunningham's Channa-ti fiction from Legacy of Fire. There is a neat Distant World's tie-in. AP#19, page 75.

Elaine Cunningham wrote:

Janu sent me a mocking smile and pointed to the evening sky, where the planet Aucturn shone bright on the horizon and the rising moon, thanks to the dust raised by violent khamsin storms, was the color of a bloody coin.

"The khamsin," said the imp, echoing my thoughts with eerie precision. "Know this, water witch; Air and dust elementals are not the only creatures who feel the power of Aucturn's alignment. You will learn this."

*********************

So I googled, Khamsin.

Interesting. Dust and wind elementals being affected by the alignment of Aucturn in the solar system.

I was waiting for my paper copy of Distant Worlds. I think I am going to download my PDF and take a look at Aucturn.

::imagine time passes::

Okay, that's fascinating. A living planet that bleeds black goo. Where have I heard of that before? The Darklands? Could Aucturn have a tidal pull on the black blood deep in the Darklands? Or a tidal effect on something else? If Aucturn pulls at the oceans, what does that mean for everybody's favorite boogeymen- the aboleth?

Before you think I'm too crazy, the passage above was written by Elaine Cunningham. Who did Elaine work for? The Fiction Editor. Who is the Fiction Editor? James Sutter. Things to make you go hmmmmmmmm.

Okay, walking back through this from the other direction. The imp in question was a gift to a Vudrani merchant from a questionable man. The imp was spying on his 'master' concerning a whaleskin map to a lost city called Xanchara, just off the coast of Osirion, which is the last known location of an artifact called the Reliquary of the Drowned God.

So we have Aucturn as a 'Dark Tapestry' planet, and now we have a lost sunken city with a Reliquary of a Drowned God. Very Lovecraftian, even if we know that Cthulhu is on Earth. BWHAHAHAHA. This is so much fun!!! I love playing detective!!!!

Of course, now I run to check the contents of the upcoming campaign setting book Lost Kingdoms (featuring Adam Daigle, Wolfgang Baur, and Jeff Erwin!) Unfortunately, Xanchara is not listed as one of the lost kingdoms, though not all of them have been announced yet. And actually to mitigate expectations, I'm not sure I would expect it to be a topic because it is a sunken city. That requires some special topic handling, and I'm not sure they'd have the word count to do it justice. You never know though!

Now tie in the fact that the map comes from a mermaid. Merfolk in Golarion are not your Disney variety. They're bad crazy. Then tie into that Erik and James' famous statement that you won't start to see any hints of Golarion's metaplot with the aboleth move until the merfolk start to become active. Which has not happened.. yet. But aboleth definitely give me a creepy Dark Tapestry kinda vibe. Especially if Aucturn is effecting Golarion in some weather/magical/metaphysical way.

None of it makes sense yet, but seeing some synergy. We have details on Aucturn, and separate puzzle pieces are finally coming together. I need to re-read Elaine's Dark Tapestry story completely. There may be more clues!

Note: none of this, not one bit, comes from any freelancer relationship I have with Paizo. I freelance for them, but I'm a padawan learner, not part of the Inner Circle. This is 100% speculation on my part based upon old fashioned poking through source books like any other fan or customer.

What do you think? ARE YOU EXCITED NOW?


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In From Shore To Sea, I seem to recall the

spoiler about final boss:
aboleth being connected to the dark tapestry.

Hmmm...


Jim Groves wrote:
Awesome things

...What.

Seriously, this post made me go Squee. You sir, are awesome.

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Shiney wrote:
Jim Groves wrote:
Awesome things

...What.

Seriously, this post made me go Squee. You sir, are awesome.

YOU MADE ME SQUEE!

I couldn't believe that nobody had anything to say, but I wasn't going to get needy for attention.

I'm sure I'm not right, but I firmly believe that Paizo builds interesting connections in the background and then ignores them.

EDIT: Ignore is not the right word. I mean, they build those connections and then don't draw attention to them. Doesn't mean they don't utilize them.

Since Xanchara is near Osirion, if it's not detailed in Lost Kingdoms, I'm going to be looking for an unexplained notation on a map at least.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

If you really want to get weirded out... check the most recent 10 or 20 entries in the timeline on page 37...

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James Jacobs wrote:
If you really want to get weirded out... check the most recent 10 or 20 entries in the timeline on page 37...

Inner Sea Guide?

(I remember all those krakens washed up on the shores!)

Osirion

Jim Groves wrote:
(I remember all those krakens washed up on the shores!)

That one was great. What killed them? What possible reason did whatever killed them have for removing their eyes? Cool...

Spoiler:
They ripped out their own eyes and beached themselves, having seen that which they could never un-see.

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Set wrote:

That one was great. What killed them? What possible reason did whatever killed them have for removing their eyes? Cool...

** spoiler omitted **

Let's have some fun, Set. I'm not one to forsake a Jacobs clue.

I've already mentioned the lost city of Xanchara, the home of the Reliquary of the Drowned God, which according to Cunningham/Sutter is "off the coast" of Osirion.

Looking at the timeline, we have two interesting events.

Eleven years ago 13 kraken are washed up eyeless and dead on the shore of the Isle of Kortos. Which one side of which faces and is in 'relative' proximity to Osirion's shoreline.

Then a mere 8 years ago you have the Night Terror incident, where a Chelish ship is found crewless and in pristine off the shores of Andoren after having been lost in the Eye of Abendego (i.e. a long and impossible distance). And while that isn't close (any more than the Isle of Kortos), is is still relatively in the same oceanic region.

Weren't the eyes of a kraken an ingredient in the perpetration of a lich's phylactery (from the story of the original Foxglove, in the Skinsaw Murders? Not that all phylacteries aren't based off an original formula)..

Osirion

Jim Groves wrote:
Then a mere 8 years ago you have the Night Terror incident, where a Chelish ship is found crewless and in pristine off the shores of Andoren after having been lost in the Eye of Abendego (i.e. a long and impossible distance). And while that isn't close (any more than the Isle of Kortos), is is still relatively in the same oceanic region.

Sounds like someone hitched a ride from the Eye of Abendago to Andoran. Given the kind of folk that live around the Eye of Abendago (and perhaps within and / or below it), that's creepy in itself.

Whoever they are, they are most likely in (or beneath?) Andoran now.

Quote:
Weren't the eyes of a kraken an ingredient in the perpetration of a lich's phylactery (from the story of the original Foxglove, in the Skinsaw Murders? Not that all phylacteries aren't based off an original formula)..

Ooh, that's a neat connection!

James Jacobs has suggested that the process of becoming a lich might be different for each person, meaning that any 'recipe' someone is following, from the Foxglove Manor or not, is likely to end in a series of tragic failures, and the deaths of all the high level spellcasters involved...

That's actually a pretty cool way to kill a ton of high level evil spellcasters. Hand around a recipe for lichdom, and any of them who don't know that the same recipe never works twice could just croak themselves off.

OTOH, if this *is* a rare 'reliable' recipe for lichdom, the idea that there might be thirteen newly minted lichs running about, with some sort of unknown agenda of their own, is scary, too.

(Loved the old Dragon article on creating the lich potion, although I first read in in the Best of Dragon, with the cool artwork in the werewolf and vampire articles sort of telling the story of how the wizard gathered the components.)


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I can just imagine James laughing maniacally right now.

Wonderful stuff, you two.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Cheapy wrote:

I can just imagine James laughing maniacally right now.

I can imagine that too!

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I could go for kraken eyes being a rare reliable ingredient!

Or being a reliable ingredient for something else. Maybe something else had better need of those eyes!


Jim Groves wrote:
Maybe something else had better need of those eyes!

Something like Kromaggs maybe?

Quote:
They find the discovered humans ugly, though they prize [human] eyes as a delicacy to eat.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Cheapy wrote:

I can just imagine James laughing maniacally right now.

I can imagine that too!

It's not imagining when it's out loud.

Andoran

It seems to me like the black blood is making appearances more and more frequently. From humble beginnings in the Darklands to the Crown of the World and it's strange spires to alien worlds covered in the stuff, with connections to the elder things, the aboleths, the old ones, and so on.

It's quickly becoming one of the vital parts of Golarion continuity. Which I like!

Andoran

And of course, it's all right there in the Bestiary, ain't it!

"While merfolk outwardly appear to be a beautiful and powerful race, some sages and seafarers whisper that degenerate and mutated merfolk roam the deepest, most isolated regions of the seas and oceans. Some evidence states that this offshoot fell to the worship of twisted and sinister powers lurking in the darkness below, while other theories include all merfolk in this sinister agenda, holding that even those merfolk who believe they control their own destinies are, in fact, merely unknowing puppets of a sinister and unknown master race deep under the sea."

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You got it!

:D

I admit, I was discouraged (nicely, not bitterly) when the Creative Director said he had to check the Wiki to remember what Xanchara was.. so I don't think that sunken city is a particularly big blip on anybody's radar.

Nevertheless, when we talk about the things that excite us, perhaps the more likely they come to the forefront.

I really liked City of Strangers, and Distant Worlds has been out of this world (pardon the pun). James Sutter really demonstrates a knack for seeding his material with a lot of tasty bits that can be drawn out and expanded into their own story ideas. It makes for fun daydreaming.


This makes me think of a merfolk hunting inquisitor.


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I'm not even sure what wiki he's referring to, as I can't seem to find anything substantial about it.

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Cheapy wrote:
I'm not even sure what wiki he's referring to, as I can't seem to find anything substantial about it.

Go back to the original post. Xanchara is a plot point in a short story by Elaine Cunningham in Legacy of Fire. That's where those quotes come from. In that fiction you see Xanchara discussed.

When connecting the sea to other planets, you need look no further than our fiction editor, James Sutter.

Sorry!


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Great stuff. First off, I started a thread as well about Distant Worlds with a focus on Lovecraftian elements. Normally I don't self-promote, but some of the stuff I bring up is related.

Now as to your theories, they've given me some ideas of my own. On page 43 of Distant Worlds, under the Bretheda chapter, it's mentioned that Bretheda is experiencing a phenomena similar to Golarion's Eye of Abendego. In this case, three incredibly huge storms formed in Bretheda and have raged ever since. They form a perfect equilateral triangle, and more importantly, showed up exactly 3,000 years before Aroden bit it. I don't really have anywhere to take this, but it does indicate that Aroden's death may have had much more significance than just "screwing up prophecies on Golarion."

Another avenue of thought - Lirgen (which I very much hope is covered in the upcoming Lost Kingdoms book) was ruled by the Saoc Brethren, who were master astronomer/astrologers. In the Sodden Lands chapter of the Inner Sea World Guide, we see that "It is whispered that the astrologists at last uncovered the true answers behind the source of [the Eye of Abendego], but the secret was more than their mortal souls could bear." Thus, ritual suicide.

As for the 13 eyeless kraken, they are mentioned again in the kraken chapter of Mythical Monsters Revisited. Alas there's no new information, but the fact that this tidbit warranted reprint suggests to me it's pretty important. It is even more relevant to this conversation because according to Mythical Monsters, krakens and aboleths have been at war with each other for a very long time.

Oh, and here's something that might be related to Xanchara. Krakens are known to dwell in the undersea ruins of aboleth cities where they "...stand watch over strange artifacts that were built in the early days when their enemies were at the height of their power." Heck, an elder kraken named Thrikitar even lives in the Sightless Sea of Orv next to the Braid - the Braid just so happens to be the aboleth's main Darklands stronghold. Thrikitar guards an ancient machine that may be able to reverse the flow of the Braid, draining the Arcadian Ocean into the Sightless Sea. Neat.

Osirion

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This is some really interesting theories. :) Keeping an eye on this one.

Osirion

Generic Villain wrote:
It is even more relevant to this conversation because according to Mythical Monsters, krakens and aboleths have been at war with each other for a very long time.

An increase in Aboleth activity could have something to do with the rise of a kraken to rule Wangshou, in the Dragon Empires. Their dominion over the sea threatened, one enterprising kraken has moved his operations ashore and conquered a nation of walkers...


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Has any new information popped up since last march?

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Not that I am aware of, but I have gotten to that point too, where there are so many books I have not had a chance to go through them all.

I keep poking at it though.

There is a different kind of "Observer Effect" that happens with Paizo Developers (and it's really just common sense). If you're curious and interested about something, you might see something happen in that direction. Because they want to present material that people are interested in.

So keep asking questions and keep bringing it up!


Generic Villain wrote:

On page 43 of Distant Worlds, under the Bretheda chapter, it's mentioned that Bretheda is experiencing a phenomena similar to Golarion's Eye of Abendego. In this case, three incredibly huge storms formed in Bretheda and have raged ever since. They form a perfect equilateral triangle, and more importantly, showed up exactly 3,000 years before Aroden bit it. I don't really have anywhere to take this, but it does indicate that Aroden's death may have had much more significance than just "screwing up prophecies on Golarion."

Another avenue of thought - Lirgen (which I very much hope is covered in the upcoming Lost Kingdoms book) was ruled by the Saoc Brethren, who were master astronomer/astrologers. In the Sodden Lands chapter of the Inner Sea World Guide, we see that "It is whispered that the astrologists at last uncovered the true answers behind the source of [the Eye of Abendego], but the secret was more than their mortal souls could bear." Thus, ritual suicide.

What if something terrible from the depths of space/Dark Tapestry (Dominion of the Black, Mythos monsters, take your pick or substitute your favourite threat) is slowly enacting a great ritual on Golarion's solar system? It could be that the Brethedan storms are just the first step, and the next target is Golarion. The first storm "created" was the Eye of Abendego, but two more are/were supposed to come. Maybe three storms were supposed to appear at once, but Aroden acted to defuse two of them - possibly sacrificing his own life or being trapped in the last one.

I don't have the Skull and Shackles AP. Can anyone who does, please tell me if there was anything decisive written about the Eye? (Or any hints, at the very least?)

Silver Crusade

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Bellona wrote:
Generic Villain wrote:

On page 43 of Distant Worlds, under the Bretheda chapter, it's mentioned that Bretheda is experiencing a phenomena similar to Golarion's Eye of Abendego. In this case, three incredibly huge storms formed in Bretheda and have raged ever since. They form a perfect equilateral triangle, and more importantly, showed up exactly 3,000 years before Aroden bit it. I don't really have anywhere to take this, but it does indicate that Aroden's death may have had much more significance than just "screwing up prophecies on Golarion."

Another avenue of thought - Lirgen (which I very much hope is covered in the upcoming Lost Kingdoms book) was ruled by the Saoc Brethren, who were master astronomer/astrologers. In the Sodden Lands chapter of the Inner Sea World Guide, we see that "It is whispered that the astrologists at last uncovered the true answers behind the source of [the Eye of Abendego], but the secret was more than their mortal souls could bear." Thus, ritual suicide.

What if something terrible from the depths of space/Dark Tapestry (Dominion of the Black, Mythos monsters, take your pick or substitute your favourite threat) is slowly enacting a great ritual on Golarion's solar system? It could be that the Brethedan storms are just the first step, and the next target is Golarion. The first storm "created" was the Eye of Abendego, but two more are/were supposed to come. Maybe three storms were supposed to appear at once, but Aroden acted to defuse two of them - possibly sacrificing his own life or being trapped in the last one.

I don't have the Skull and Shackles AP. Can anyone who does, please tell me if there was anything decisive written about the Eye? (Or any hints, at the very least?)

...if this is a thing....maybe folks should be looking out for similar phenomenon on the sun. :O

(also, more fuel for a Dominion campaign!)


Where could the third vertices be of an equilateral triangle between the eye of abendego and the worldwound?


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Either way it'd be off the map: in the northern Arcadian Ocean, or somewhere in western Kelesh.

Andoran

Bellona wrote:
Generic Villain wrote:

On page 43 of Distant Worlds, under the Bretheda chapter, it's mentioned that Bretheda is experiencing a phenomena similar to Golarion's Eye of Abendego. In this case, three incredibly huge storms formed in Bretheda and have raged ever since. They form a perfect equilateral triangle, and more importantly, showed up exactly 3,000 years before Aroden bit it. I don't really have anywhere to take this, but it does indicate that Aroden's death may have had much more significance than just "screwing up prophecies on Golarion."

Another avenue of thought - Lirgen (which I very much hope is covered in the upcoming Lost Kingdoms book) was ruled by the Saoc Brethren, who were master astronomer/astrologers. In the Sodden Lands chapter of the Inner Sea World Guide, we see that "It is whispered that the astrologists at last uncovered the true answers behind the source of [the Eye of Abendego], but the secret was more than their mortal souls could bear." Thus, ritual suicide.

What if something terrible from the depths of space/Dark Tapestry (Dominion of the Black, Mythos monsters, take your pick or substitute your favourite threat) is slowly enacting a great ritual on Golarion's solar system? It could be that the Brethedan storms are just the first step, and the next target is Golarion. The first storm "created" was the Eye of Abendego, but two more are/were supposed to come. Maybe three storms were supposed to appear at once, but Aroden acted to defuse two of them - possibly sacrificing his own life or being trapped in the last one.

I don't have the Skull and Shackles AP. Can anyone who does, please tell me if there was anything decisive written about the Eye? (Or any hints, at the very least?)

nothing in there to help

Andoran

The Golux wrote:
Where could the third vertices be of an equilateral triangle between the eye of abendego and the worldwound?

was thinking this the other day. as i am running skull and shackles and will be getting back to the worldwound soon after.

Andoran

Also dont leave out this from the "Sun Temple"
The final message was incomprehensible, stating something about a "weeping gate" and warning of "an inner eye in the minds of us all". Since then no one has heard from the colonists, although passing ships report still seeing strange lights coming from the island from time to time; the colony's ultimate fate remains a mystery.
It is enough to keep you up all night, thinking.


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WHY WAS I NOT TOLD ABOUT THIS THREAD JIM YOU ARE FIRED


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Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
Either way it'd be off the map: in the northern Arcadian Ocean, or somewhere in western Kelesh.

...Pit of Gormuz?


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N'wah wrote:
Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
Either way it'd be off the map: in the northern Arcadian Ocean, or somewhere in western Kelesh.
...Pit of Gormuz?

I think that'd be a fair bit farther north and east; the Kelesh location looks like it'd be immediately east of Qadira.

EDIT: Although... if Crunkrogers' fan map of Golarion is even vaguely accurate...

O.O;


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That map is sweet. I might have to hit him up for mappage of Akiton, assuming I don't just do it myself.

And let the paranoia continue... :P


Bellona wrote:
I don't have the Skull and Shackles AP. Can anyone who does, please tell me if there was anything decisive written about the Eye? (Or any hints, at the very least?)
jjaamm wrote:
nothing in there to help

Thank you for the info - or rather, lack of it. :)


Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
Either way it'd be off the map: in the northern Arcadian Ocean, or somewhere in western Kelesh.
N'wah wrote:
...Pit of Gormuz?

My thought too.

Let's see ... the Pit of Gormuz is associated with Rovagug, who might be an ascended (or should that be descended) Qlippoth Lord. The Worldwound is associated with a Demon Lord (Deskari? I'm AFB at the moment), and whatever his plans are (another divine ascension?). Then I wonder what sort of nastiness is brewing in the Eye of Abendego ...

Luckily, Absalom and the Starstone are _not_ at the centre of that triangle. ... Well, not perfectly centred ...


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Demon... Qlippoth... both Abyss denizens...

...Thanatotic Titan?

Osirion

jjaamm wrote:

Also dont leave out this from the "Sun Temple"

The final message was incomprehensible, stating something about a "weeping gate" and warning of "an inner eye in the minds of us all".

Reminds me of the movie From Beyond, in which some gland in the brain (pituitary?) can be stimulated to become a third eye, capable of seeing into a dimension just adjacent to our own, but, once you can see into that dimension, the creatures there can also see you, and that's when the screaming starts.

Kind of Nietzche (studying monsters and becoming one / abysses staring back into you) by way of Lovecraft, and also fitting the traditional Lovecraftian theme of 'more knowledge = more despair.'


dot


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Set wrote:
jjaamm wrote:

Also dont leave out this from the "Sun Temple"

The final message was incomprehensible, stating something about a "weeping gate" and warning of "an inner eye in the minds of us all".
Reminds me of the movie From Beyond, in which some gland in the brain (pituitary?) can be stimulated to become a third eye, capable of seeing into a dimension just adjacent to our own, but, once you can see into that dimension, the creatures there can also see you, and that's when the screaming starts.

That's of course from Lovecraft's short story of the same name. The Tillinghast Resonator is always a good plot device...

Andoran

Set wrote:
jjaamm wrote:

Also dont leave out this from the "Sun Temple"

The final message was incomprehensible, stating something about a "weeping gate" and warning of "an inner eye in the minds of us all".

Reminds me of the movie From Beyond, in which some gland in the brain (pituitary?) can be stimulated to become a third eye, capable of seeing into a dimension just adjacent to our own, but, once you can see into that dimension, the creatures there can also see you, and that's when the screaming starts.

Kind of Nietzche (studying monsters and becoming one / abysses staring back into you) by way of Lovecraft, and also fitting the traditional Lovecraftian theme of 'more knowledge = more despair.'

The pituitary gland is supposed to be the physical manifestation of the brow chakra which is often called the third eye. It is the chakra of Perception (especially supernatural one).

Funny, I was just reading the entry about Leprechauns in Fey Revisited and their token has a very similar effect : the mortal sees the First World draft of the Material Plane as well as all First World creatures and objects the way they really are. And they notice him too.

Osirion

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This is a really cool thread. If I could read, I'd probably be trying to figure out some of these connections too.


jjaamm wrote:

Also dont leave out this from the "Sun Temple"

The final message was incomprehensible, stating something about a "weeping gate" and warning of "an inner eye in the minds of us all". Since then no one has heard from the colonists, although passing ships report still seeing strange lights coming from the island from time to time; the colony's ultimate fate remains a mystery.
It is enough to keep you up all night, thinking.

I do believe that Lost Cities of Golarion explains the meaning behind that last, mysterious message. On the other hand, Nurgal does have that Sun connection ...


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Sun Temple's all about Nurgal. Apparently, some trapped aspect of him is attempting metamorphosis into a kind of proto-god, making him part of the "who's gonna be the next demon-lord-turned-god" short list. Dunno how successful a plan with, like, 300 cultists on a broken continent is gonna be, but hey, achieving godhood takes all kinds.

I'm assuming Deskari's Worldwound experiment is more about sucking Golarion into his own Abyssal lair, but hey, maybe that's a divine ascension plan instead of a free real estate plan.

Oh, and him being the Usher of the Apocalypse prolly isn't good news.


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At least he isn't the Kanye of the Apocalypse.

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Or the Hamburgler of the Apocalypse.
Shudders!

I'll never hear the non-words "Robble! Robble!" in the same way again!

***********************

Of course, even as I jest and make merry with young monsieurs Sperry and McCardell, my thoughts drift to grim and terrible possibilities.

Consider Deskari. The Usher of the Apocalypse.

What is it to usher? Isn't it to precede, to be a forerunner, or harbinger?

Isn't the tarrasque known as the Apocalypse Engine?

If Deskari's intention is to shift Golarion towards the Abyss, or even pull the planet completely into that unwholesome dimension, might not the resulting geological upheaval awaken the Terrible Beast?

That may not be his intention, but woe to us if that is the unintended side-effect!


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Sounds like a job for a motley crew of mythically endowed adventures to solve!


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Jim Groves wrote:

Consider Deskari. The Usher of the Apocalypse.

What is it to usher? Isn't it to precede, to be a forerunner, or harbinger?

Isn't the tarrasque known as the Apocalypse Engine?

In fact, it isn't. It's the Armageddon Engine. :P

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