Things are heating up in Starfinder adventures! The second volume of the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path, Soldiers of Brass by Crystal Frasier, releases this month, after an explosive start with James L. Sutter's Fire Starters.
With Dawn of Flame, the Starfinder Adventure Path goes back to six volumes, released monthly and starting at 1st level. The action in Dawn of Flame takes place around, on, and inside Mataras, the Pact Worlds sun. It all starts on a space station near the star, where the heroes watch a magical portal to the Plane of Fire disappear into the sun just after creatures exit it for the first time in recorded history. The heroes must then peel back layers of a fiery conspiracy while delving deeper and deeper into Mataras itself.
In the Dawn of Flame video, a mysterious speaker reveals parts of this scheme.
This Adventure Path emphasizes some of the fantasy in science-fantasy without straying too far from the science in that genre. Flying into the interior of a star seems impossible, yet the heroes in this story find a way, by means of magic and technology. Within Mataras are places to discover and explore, each revealing a bit of lore from the Pact Worlds or other locations in the wider galaxy.
In a similar way, each volume of the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path delves into aspects of the life in the sun. The heroes have an opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of the Burning Archipelago, a Pact Worlds settlement in the sun's atmosphere. They can change the status quo there, and ultimately, protect the solar settlement from threats once hidden in the solar plasma.
The adventures in the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path are only part of the package. Every volume also contains new creatures, from elementals to bizarre solar aliens. Additionally, each book contains expansions to the Starfinder setting, along with new starships, gear, and other player options.
So, if you and your group want to know what hides in Mataras's stellar depths, pick up Fire Starters and dive right in!
Chris S. Sims