Notoriously Good

Thursday, Novermber 21, 2013

In this volume of the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path the PCs journey to the Abyss at the behest of Queen Galfrey to get to the bottom of the sinister plots before them. While there the PCs visit the Midnight Isles where they have to gain notoriety in order to obtain a meeting with the realm's ruler—Nocticula, demon lord of assassins, darkness, and lust. Even though Nocticula allows nearly anyone into her realm, not all of the denizens there are going to be happy to see the PCs poking around the Abyss. Though this animosity might make things more difficult for the PCs, it certainly helps them gain notoriety. Getting into fights with demons, openly showing affiliation to lawful or good deities and organizations, and competing in blood sports all helps earn notoriety. For example, the PCs can earn a solid chunk of notoriety if they enter the arena of Battlebliss and defeat its reigning champion Gelderfang. Can the PCs pilot a safe course through the intrigues of the Midnight Isles to achieve victory? Until you can get your hands on Pathfinder Adventure Path #76: The Midnight Isles to find out, enjoy these fine illustrations.


Illustrations by Eric Belisle, Ekaterina Burmak, and Miguel Regodón Harkness

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Spoiler alert? I avoid the store blog because it has these kind of things. Haven't seen anything so spoilery in the first line of a paizo blog before.

:(

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Sorry about that, dunebugg. I figured that since this information has been in the product description for a while now that it'd be okay.

Just don't read the words. Look at the pretty pictures. :)


Nocticula actually lets people walk around her territory? You think any good-aligned people who set foot in the Abyss would just get mobbed.

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She probably thinks it's funny.


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Axial wrote:
Nocticula actually lets people walk around her territory? You think any good-aligned people who set foot in the Abyss would just get mobbed.

There are quite a few places in the Nine Hells or even the Abyss which allow for visitors. Not that this makes those places really safe, though.


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It's the tourist trade. The most evil and vile trade around. Naturally it originated in the Hells and Abyss. ;)


Nocticula looks a lot more "elf-y" in her portrait there than in some of her other depictions. And a bit like Sorshen, but maybe it's just the artist and pose coupled with the pointy ears.

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Of course, we all know that Nocticula is just a pale imitation of Dark_Mistress. ;D


Is that demon picture from the bestiary? I hope it's a picture from the story because if that is a new demon it would be Balor # 10 with 4 arms # 20.

I hope on seeing some more animalistic demons in the bestiary this time or some from real mythology.

Otherwise I always enjoy some gladiator action! So the story could be awesome!


Gancanagh wrote:

Is that demon picture from the bestiary? I hope it's a picture from the story because if that is a new demon it would be Balor # 10 with 4 arms # 20.

I hope on seeing some more animalistic demons in the bestiary this time or some from real mythology.

Otherwise I always enjoy some gladiator action! So the story could be awesome!

It's my guess that this is the arena champion (Gelderfang) they mention in the text.

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Axial wrote:
Nocticula actually lets people walk around her territory? You think any good-aligned people who set foot in the Abyss would just get mobbed.

As it turns out, that misconception and complication is a big part of the central portion of the adventure...

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Gancanagh wrote:

Is that demon picture from the bestiary? I hope it's a picture from the story because if that is a new demon it would be Balor # 10 with 4 arms # 20.

I hope on seeing some more animalistic demons in the bestiary this time or some from real mythology.

Otherwise I always enjoy some gladiator action! So the story could be awesome!

Nope. The four armed demon is...

Spoiler:
... Gelderfang, a four-armed incubus gladiator who might just have a few mythic tricks of his own...

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Alleran wrote:
Nocticula looks a lot more "elf-y" in her portrait there than in some of her other depictions. And a bit like Sorshen, but maybe it's just the artist and pose coupled with the pointy ears.

She's always looked that way. Turns out when you don't show her rune-glowing wings, her three stingers, and her molten hooves she starts looking like an elf.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Gancanagh wrote:

Is that demon picture from the bestiary? I hope it's a picture from the story because if that is a new demon it would be Balor # 10 with 4 arms # 20.

I hope on seeing some more animalistic demons in the bestiary this time or some from real mythology.

Otherwise I always enjoy some gladiator action! So the story could be awesome!

Nope. The four armed demon is...

** spoiler omitted **

Hehehe, an Incubus named Geld.

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Geld-er.

;)

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Adam Daigle wrote:

Geld-er.

;)

oh, thought it said Geldedfang, that's not quite as funny... Time to break out the +3 Holy Adamantine Cheese Grater.


Something is telling me Noctycula is going to be affable evil and not a curling mustache Saturday cartoons villain.


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I can't wait to get into the Abyss and to meet Nocticula (although I'd prefer Socothbenoth). My only concern is that we already had a "Meet the Dangerous Demonic Seductress Overlady" and it wasn't my favourite part of that adventure.


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When did we meet the dangerous demonic seductress overlady? You mean in Savage Tide?


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Rise of the Runelords Spoiler:
I think he might be referring to the Succubus you meet in 'Sins of the Saviors' in RotRL. Not recalling her name right off...


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Savage Tide Spoiler:
I do mean Malcanthet in Savage Tide.

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Axial wrote:
Nocticula actually lets people walk around her territory? You think any good-aligned people who set foot in the Abyss would just get mobbed.

I'm now envisioning the Midnight Isles as the Unicomplex and Nocticula as the Borg Queen.


Alleran wrote:
Nocticula looks [...] a bit like Sorshen.

She looks more like Azula to me. Appropriate, really.

James Jacobs wrote:
Turns out when you don't show her rune-glowing wings, her three stingers, and her molten hooves she starts looking like an elf.

I think it's safe to assume that anyone designed by you is gonna look like an elf.

On a tangent, what're her mental ability scores?

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AlgaeNymph wrote:
On a tangent, what're her mental ability scores?

Stay tuned for Pathfinder #76!

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AlgaeNymph wrote:
Alleran wrote:
Nocticula looks [...] a bit like Sorshen.

She looks more like Azula to me. Appropriate, really.

James Jacobs wrote:
Turns out when you don't show her rune-glowing wings, her three stingers, and her molten hooves she starts looking like an elf.

I think it's safe to assume that anyone designed by you is gonna look like an elf.

On a tangent, what're her mental ability scores?

Heh...

Given your recent posting activity, I wouldn't call that a tangent at all. :-)

And I wouldn't say Treerazer or Cyth-V'sug or Rovagug or Jervas Stoot or Ripnugget or a lot more characters I've designed look like elves...


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James Jacobs wrote:


And I wouldn't say Treerazer or Cyth-V'sug or Rovagug or Jervas Stoot or Ripnugget or a lot more characters I've designed look like elves...

Well, when it comes to Treerazer remember: You are what you eat!

:P


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zimmerwald1915 wrote:
Axial wrote:
Nocticula actually lets people walk around her territory? You think any good-aligned people who set foot in the Abyss would just get mobbed.
I'm now envisioning the Midnight Isles as the Unicomplex and Nocticula as the Borg Queen.

The Borg...

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I'd imagine that while the Abyss is a hostile place for anybody, especially foreign good characters, demon lords' realms are so expansive that many of them don't have the ability to keep track of every little thing that happens in them. Even if they could, being the type of beings they are I imagine many of them couldn't be bothered to personally intervene about every person walking around, and being very chaotic many of them just might not care, even more so when the local wildlife and inhabitants usually do unwanted visitors in anyway.

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Drock11 wrote:
I'd imagine that while the Abyss is a hostile place for anybody, especially foreign good characters, demon lords' realms are so expansive that many of them don't have the ability to keep track of every little thing that happens in them. Even if they could, being the type of beings they are I imagine many of them couldn't be bothered to personally intervene about every person walking around, and being very chaotic many of them just might not care, even more so when the local wildlife and inhabitants usually do unwanted visitors in anyway.

That and the whole "Really? You purposely came here? I am amused. I normally have to jump through hoops just to trick people into stepping foot into my abode to run some of my more fun corruption and murder schemes on them. This is going to be the best entertainment I've had this century."

Nocticula sits back to watch.

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Lord Fyre wrote:
Of course, we all know that Nocticula is just a pale imitation of Dark_Mistress. ;D

Very true but then again who isn't really?


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Dark_Mistress wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Of course, we all know that Nocticula is just a pale imitation of Dark_Mistress. ;D
Very true but then again who isn't really?

Me.

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Irnk, Dead-Eye's Prodigal wrote:
Dark_Mistress wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Of course, we all know that Nocticula is just a pale imitation of Dark_Mistress. ;D
Very true but then again who isn't really?
Me.

I am sure in your pea sized little goblin brain you believe so, but it was a rhetorical question.


Dark_Mistress wrote:
Irnk, Dead-Eye's Prodigal wrote:
Dark_Mistress wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Of course, we all know that Nocticula is just a pale imitation of Dark_Mistress. ;D
Very true but then again who isn't really?
Me.
I am sure in your pea sized little goblin brain you believe so, but it was a rhetorical question.

*grabs a bag of popcorn*

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