Unleash the Krake... Undead!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In mere weeks the most vile undead masterminds of the Inner Sea region (and one that's actually pretty nice most of the time) will be released upon unsuspecting PCs everywhere. Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Undead Unleashed features 15 unique undead creatures ranging from CR 3 to CR 23, as well as maps of their lairs, details on their minions, histories, and current plans. While not exactly adventures, each lair provides enough information that a Game Master can easily build an adventure within. Each undead is designed to be modular enough that a trek through its lair can help a party bridge a gap between levels or fill a night when some members of a gaming group can't make it. At the same time, their rich backstories provide GMs with enough plot hooks and secret motivations to make even the CR 3 ghast villain the mastermind behind an entire adventure.

This book gave us the opportunity to detail several characters first mentioned in the earliest days of Pathfinder, about whom fans have been asking questions for years. Want to know more about Walkena, the child mummy god of the Mwangi Expanse? He's in here. How about Erum-Hel, the mythic Lord of Mohrgs, whose defeat at Iomedae's hands is considered one of her holy Acts? He's in here. What about the Wight Mother of Isger, who spreads disease and undeath from Finder's Gulch in Isger? You guessed it—we included her as well.

As to who the other 13 undead creatures are, you'll just have to wait and see, but here are a few pieces of amazing art from the book to whet your appetites further (and provide a few hints at the creatures' types, if not their specific identities).


Illustrations by Carmen Cianelli, Mac Smith, Ekaterina Burmak, and Carlos Villa.

Undead Unleashed will be on its way to subscribers soon and available everywhere later this month!

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Walkena!!

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So you mention 3 guys and then say 13 more, but a total of 15... am I missing something?


The devourer has a beard. That weirds me out more than I expected.

Interesting detail with Walkena's eyes.

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Daughter of Urgathoa? Yes, please.


I love this whole detailed lair approach! Hmm... I wonder what could be next in this type of product? Assuming there is a next...


So I take it Erum-Hel wasn't completely vanquished by Iomedae? If so, bummer, you'd think she wouldn't repeat Aroden's error of letting a mythic undead return to haunt the Inner Sea.

The Wight Mother of Isger also appears to be some sort of unique Nightshade which is interesting. My only remaining question is Walkena actually a deity or merely a Mythic Mummy Lord?


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So I take it Erum-Hel wasn't completely vanquished by Iomedae? If so, bummer, you'd think she wouldn't repeat Aroden's error of letting a mythic undead return to haunt the Inner Sea.

The Wight Mother of Isger also appears to be some sort of unique Nightshade which is interesting. My only remaining question is Walkena actually a deity or merely a Mythic Mummy Lord?

He's a quasi deity...probably

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Berselius wrote:


The Wight Mother of Isger also appears to be some sort of unique Nightshade which is interesting.

She looks like a Daughter of Urgoatha.


Squee! I got adventure ideas just by looking at that art :D


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Zhangar wrote:
Interesting detail with Walkena's eyes.

They've been sewn shut, like a Mudokon!


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Interesting ... the mohrg picture is not entitled Erum-Hel, but Rudrakavala. (Possibly a Vudrani name, particularly given the yogi pose?)


@Bellona
That is a devourer, not a mohrg.
They might have confused the images or simply didnt have an image for Erum-Hel yet. The Wight Queen is the art from the Inner Sea World Guide.

Sczarni

That Wight Queen art...terrifying.


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@ Shadowkras: Quite right you are! I mixed up the one weird-and-nasty corporeal undead with another wierd-and-nasty corporeal undead. :)

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shadowkras wrote:

@Bellona

That is a devourer, not a mohrg.
They might have confused the images or simply didnt have an image for Erum-Hel yet. The Wight Queen is the art from the Inner Sea World Guide.

To be clear, the blog post didn't say that it was showing Erum-Hel's art, but rest assured we have the art. We had it months ago. Also, the art for the Wight Mother is new. She is a daughter of Urgathoa, which is a creature that had a creature write up in the Inner Sea World Guide, but that art is not the art from that book. (And she is not a bog standard daughter.)


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Also, the art for the Wight Mother is new. She is a daughter of Urgathoa, which is a creature that had a creature write up in the Inner Sea World Guide, but that art is not the art from that book. (And she is not a bog standard daughter.)

I could vow that i have seen her before.

Might be just weird nightmares haunting me at night. :)


The one that interests me most is Rudrakavala there. Nothing like an undead getting in touch with his spiritual side to help get in touch with yours.

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