10 Secrets from Inner Sea Races

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Illustration by Eva Widermann

Today we take a look at 10 little known facts about the races and cultures of Golarion. Check out Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Races, releasing this month, for more!

  1. In southern Garund lies the catfolk nation of Murraseth. Non-catfolk are rarely allowed inside its borders, and rumors persist of a great danger hidden at Murraseth’s center.
  2. Merfolk, cecaelia, siyokoy, and tritons are all rather appalled at the way gillmen plunder the ocean for "treasures," then exaggerate the history and importance of these objects when selling them to land-dwellers.
  3. Strix families are usually organized around sibling relationships, rather than romantic partners.
  4. Kellids often interpret arcane magic in a spiritual context.
  5. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Taldans do not believe that their empire is in decline.
  6. The Order of Transcendent Reclamation is a school of gnomes dedicated to attaining and surviving the Bleaching in order to achieve what they believe is a metamorphosis into a higher form of being.
  7. Halflings consider unexpected greetings to be an unlucky omen, so they often nod at one another silently and wait for recognition before speaking a greeting out loud.
  8. The first drow noble house, Dolour, gained its name when its founder, Arishkirah, murdered her mother and rejected her family name of Alevonnar.
  9. Only about a quarter of orc warriors survive to see their twentieth year.
  10. Stories of Karfus the Golden-Horned, a tiefling merchant prince, have drawn many other tieflings to follow the Prophecies of Kalistrade.

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Taldor is thriving! All "evidence" to the contrary is the result of lies and deceit by the enemies of the Empire.


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now that I have reread #1 we now need a book about southern Garund


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Catfolk country... g++ d#%n it, take my soul already, Paizo! I must have this book!

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Some say the great danger in southern Garund resembles a giant red dot of searing light that shifts randomly along walls and floors...


These are all things I look forward to learn more about!

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KingOfAnything wrote:
Taldor is thriving! All "evidence" to the contrary is the result of lies and deceit by the enemies of the Empire.

Indeed! When Taldor is returned to her rightful place atop the Inner Sea pretenders, our once-and-future colonies will rue the days they spent trying to pluck the rose from the Lion's maw!


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Deserk wrote:
Catfolk country... g~$ d$$n it, take my soul already, Paizo! I must have this book!

We can't stop here, this is cat bountry.

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My halfling pirate Captain who enters every room shouting:

"AHOY THERE BUTTLORDS!"

Has made him very popular in halfling communities.


You had me at Catfolk nation.


With #10 I love how a tiefling has risen to a position of power and respect. I wonder what type of tiefling he is?


Actually surprised that so many orcs make it to the age of twenty.


David Neilson wrote:
Actually surprised that so many orcs make it to the age of twenty.

certainly more than I thought that's for sure


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The Order of Transcendent Reclamation is a school of gnomes dedicated to attaining and surviving the Bleaching in order to achieve what they believe is a metamorphosis into a higher form of being.

The more Gnomes who risk slow, painful death, the better.


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Aspect of Thereus wrote:
Some say the great danger in southern Garund resembles a giant red dot of searing light that shifts randomly along walls and floors...

I thought it was the precarious positioning of the Humongous Ball of String in the Great Temple of Catfolk.


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Blackvial wrote:
now that I have reread #1 we now need a book about southern Garund

We should begin gathering up bribes for Crystal and the J. Jonah Jacobsaur.

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Sweet, something hinting where catfolk are from other than the Valashmai Jungle in Tian Xia! :3

Kellid interpretation of magic sounds interesting as well.

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Catfolk country in southern Garund... Hmmmm.... Interesting...

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How is #5 a secret?


Will there be a Pathfinder Pawns collection for this product?


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Wow, these 10 secrets peaks my interest more than anything else. Good stuff. Now come on...just 1 more ;)


Such a tease! Love the catfolk nation already. Finally, I may have a reason to visit Garund...other than the Mwangi Expanse (i.e. "Jurassic Park").


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KingOfAnything wrote:
Taldor is thriving! All "evidence" to the contrary is the result of lies and deceit by the enemies of the Empire.

LONG LIVE THE EMPIRE and FUTURE EMPRESS OF TALDOR, PRINCESS EUTROPIA


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Only about a quarter of orc warriors survive to see their twentieth year.

Now I am just picturing Orcs sounding and acting like the Warboyz from the most recent Mad Max movie. This is a good thing.


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Eva is pretty much my favourite Pathfinder artist so glad to see there is at least one picture by her in this. ;)

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gilaxus wrote:
Will there be a Pathfinder Pawns collection for this product?

Nope. This isn't the type of book that really supports a pawn product.

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Lemartes wrote:
Eva is pretty much my favourite Pathfinder artist so glad to see there is at least one picture by her in this. ;)

There is, in fact, at least MORE than one of her illustrations in the book.

Which is fine with me! She's one of my favorite artists!! :D


Our local gnome-loving community will turn the Order of Transcendent Reclamation into a crusade!


James Jacobs wrote:
Lemartes wrote:
Eva is pretty much my favourite Pathfinder artist so glad to see there is at least one picture by her in this. ;)

There is, in fact, at least MORE than one of her illustrations in the book.

Which is fine with me! She's one of my favorite artists!! :D

Cool thanks.

The interesting thing about her art is that she has so many different styles that many of her works I didn't even know were her's until I visited her website.

Another question, the art in Occult Adventures is really good are any of those artists contributing to Inner Sea Races?


Matthew Morris wrote:
How is #5 a secret?

That was exactly my thought when I read it.

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