Well, we're at the halfway point of our series of blogs previewing the contents of the forthcoming Pathfinder Battles: Ruins of Lastwall prepainted plastic miniature set from WizKids. I've shown off the crusaders of Lastwall and their celestial allies, the agents of the lich lord known as the Whispering Tyrant, and the extraplanar exemplars of balance. Today we take a look at a handful of creatures that aren't necessarily involved in the conflict between the tyrant and the people of Lastwall but who nevertheless have embraced the forces of darkness.
Prime among these are the calligni, also known as dark folk, who reside in the depths of the Darklands beneath Golarion's surface. Ruins of Lastwall features three calligni figures who can make for a variety of challenging encounters for parties of low- to mid-level. The Small common Calligni Creeper showed itself way back in September and today its companions, the Small common Calligni Slayer and Medium common Calligni Stalker. While this leaves a few callignis out of the mix (dancers and callers, mostly), it should allow GMs running the newly released Pathfinder Module: Cradle of Night to represent some of the allies and enemies in the adventure with more accurate miniatures.
Rounding out our Darklands inhabitants for Ruins of Lastwall is the Tomb Giant, a Large uncommon figure representing a member of this race of subterranean necromancers. It's a good thing they aren't big on cooperating with other races, because they would be a terror on the battlefields of Lastwall on the side of the Whispering Tyrant!
All three of the most recent previews of the set have shown off at least one outsider, so I guess I won't break that trend. Who better to appear in a blog about darkness than a creature from the Plane of Shadow? Here we have the Velstrac Evangelist, the most common type of kyton in the setting. A Medium common figure, collectors should be able to build quite a squad of these chain-bound (called, appropriately a link and a chain, depending on their exact number).
Finally, a piece of dungeon dressing befitting a kyton: a torture rack. Whether you're putting a PC on it to raise the stakes for your players or simply setting one in a deungeon to set the mood and show what sort of inhabitants might live there.
That's it for this week, but tune back in next time for an infestation of bugs, bug people, and other squirmy wormies you'll find in Ruins of Lastwall. Until then, beware of the dark!