Kaer Maga stands as a testament to the forgotten people who built it. The dense, walled districts have fittingly become home to a host of people who have been or wish to be forgotten by the world. Seen at once as a criminal haven and a grand experiment in self-governance, Kaer Maga remains strange even to those who live and die within its diverse sections—and perhaps even stranger to those who are reborn here.
Between the disparate groups and powers within Kaer Maga, a strange balance exists; a somewhat anarchical understanding between its residents that one’s business remains one’s own. This principle of personal freedom and privacy lies at the fragile heart of Kaer Maga. Its lifeblood pulses with merchants of exotic goods, troll fortune-tellers gazing into their own viscera, and corpulent bloatmages replete with lymph-balancing leeches.
Here, even traditions that would typically stand in violent opposition to each other must respect the city’s creed. Priests of Urgathoa, goddess of gluttony and undeath, produce undead servants, and reanimated pack animals labor for those who can afford them. Meanwhile, Pharasmin clerics fulfill their sacred duties to protect the cycle of souls by conducting burial ceremonies and maintaining a crypt that serves the wealthiest members of the city.
A constant thread has begun to weave its way through these seemingly disparate peoples: something strange is happening in Kaer Maga, beyond the oddities of each passing day. The residents of the City of Strangers do not easily give up their secrets, especially to outsiders. But when that disturbance threatens to upend the careful balance of the city, who will follow this thread and sever it from its source?
Many scenarios include a loot reward in the form “Loot: [card type] [card name].” Note it on your Chronicle sheet. When setting up any scenario in that adventure path, any 1 character may replace a card of the listed type from their deck with the named card from the game box. That card gains the Loot trait. At the end of the scenario, return the Loot card to the game box and return the card it replaced to the character’s deck.
Ring of Protection (Claimed by Reiko):
Traits: Accessory Magic
To Acquire: Constitution Fortitude 9
When you suffer any damage, freely reveal to reduce it by 1. When you suffer any damage, recharge to reduce it by 3.
Leech (Claimed by Reiko):
Traits: Healing Vermin
To Acquire: Wisdom Knowledge Survival 6
Recharge to heal a local character 1d4-1 cards. Discard to explore. This exploration, on your combat and Diplomacy checks, you may add 1d4 and the Mental trait.
Deathbane Light Crossbow (Claimed by Arueshalae):
Core Weapon 1
Traits: Bow Magic Piercing Ranged
To Acquire: Dexterity Ranged 8
For your combat check, reveal to use Dexterity or Ranged + 1d8+1; against an Undead bane, add another 1d8. On a distant combat check, freely discard to add 1d8; against an Undead bane, you may freely reload instead.
Shield of Resistance:
Traits: Offhand Shield
To Acquire: Constitution Fortitude 8
When you suffer Acid, Cold, Combat, Electricity, or Fire damage, freely reveal to reduce it by 2. On your Melee combat check, freely recharge to reroll a d4, d6, or d8. After playing this armor, you may not play a 2-Handed boon this encounter.
Enervation (Claimed by Thargrap):
Traits: Arcane Magic
To Acquire: Intelligence Arcane 6
On any combat check, freely banish to decrease the difficulty by 2d4. DURING RECOVERY If proficient, discard this card; you may succeed at an Arcane 8 check to recharge it instead.
The Lost (Claimed by Thargrap):
Traits: Harrow Suit: Stars Veteran
When this is the hour: When you would recharge a Magic boon, discard it instead. To Acquire: Wisdom Survival 4+#
On your check, after the roll, discard to add the number of cards in your discards; you suffer damage as if you had not done so. Discard to explore. This exploration, on all checks that invoke the Curse or Undead trait, add 1.
Our Lord In Iron (Claimed by Thargrap):
Traits: Deity: Gorum Divine
When this is the hour: On your combat check, you may reveal any number of weapons; for each, add 1. To Acquire: Divine Melee Ranged 8
On any non-Attack combat check, recharge to bless; reroll any dice showing 1. Discard to explore. This exploration, on your combat checks, you may reroll any dice showing 1.
The Prince of Pain (Claimed by Reiko):
Traits: Deity: Zon-kuthon Divine
When this is the hour: When you encounter a card, you may draw a card; if you do, discard the top card of your deck. To Acquire: Constitution Divine Fortitude 8
On any check, freely discard to add 1 plus the number of cards in your discards. If the character fails the check, heal this blessing. Discard to explore. This exploration, on your checks to acquire or defeat, add half the number of cards in your discards.
Traits: Harrow Suit: Keys Veteran
When this is the hour: When you suffer damage on your turn, each other local character suffers 1 damage of the same type. To Acquire: Dexterity Survival 4+#
On your combat check, discard to bless twice. Discard to explore. This exploration, the first time you would encounter a boon, banish it instead and explore again.
Traits: Harrow Suit: Keys Veteran
When this is the hour: When a character moves on their turn, each other local character may move with them. To Acquire: Dexterity Ranged 4+#
On any check, discard to bless. On another character's Dexterity check, recharge to bless. Discard to move then explore. You may not use this power during an encounter.
Traits: Loot Human Ranger
To Acquire: Charisma Diplomacy 10 None Perception Ranged 8
Reload to examine the top card of your location, then you may shuffle your location deck. Discard to explore. This exploration, reduce all damage you suffer by 1d4, and you may evade banes.
Wand of Restorative Touch:
Traits: Divine Healing Magic Wand
To Acquire: Wisdom Divine 10
Bury or banish to heal a local character 1d4+1 cards and/or remove up to 2 scourges from that character. DURING RECOVERY If proficient, discard this card; you may succeed at a Divine 12 check to recharge it instead.
Misc loot claimed from previous adventure rewards: Soothing Word, Sands of the Hour