Free Samples!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

There you are, dearie! How’s my favorite customer in the world? I’ve been telling all my subscribers: new shipments are on the way, so place your preorders and subscription requests today.

Can you believe our treasures are on time this month? I don’t know if I should send prayers of thanks to Abadar, Asmodeus, or Desna… so I pay them all off, ha ha. My pallid princess doesn’t mind, she understands that appetites must be fed. And I have free samples.


An ichor slinger dressed in a long red coat with their hair slicked back carrying a tray of brightly colored bottles

Ichor slinger from Pathfinder Book of the Dead by Carl Springer.


I had so much to tell you about last time, I know you can’t have not forgotten the marvels that await you, like the Pathfinder Book of the Dead and Starfinder Drift Crisis. But I heard through the leshy-vine that you wanted to know about those Knights of Lastwall.

Well, actually it was from fungus leshys, not the vine leshys. You know they may not be the brightest, but my fungi friends know the all the best sources for hard-to-acquire ingredients. And they help me around those inflationary black-market prices? Black market? More like blackmail-market! That’s why it is so important to have alternate sources.

But where was I? Oh, yes! I shudder to think why anyone would enjoy learning about those Knights of Lastwall do-gooders. If you ask me, they’re a bunch of losers who don’t know when to quit. Why do you want to know about them when you could be making inroads with Alkenstar or, even better, boning up on the Blood Lords. (Get it? Boning up on the… oh, never mind.) Maybe you want to know more about your enemies and their weaknesses? You’ve always been so shrewd, that must be the reason!

So, let’s sit and take a closer look, shall we, dearie?

Here we have cover art of Kalabrynne Iomedar, advisor to the Knights of Lastwall and paladin of Iomedae by Ekaterina Burmak. So, right away you know this will be written from a very different perspective than say, Geb’s latest, the Book of the Dead. The style is very “pro-living,” rather than “not-yet-dead.” But given the way they live, what’s the difference?

Meh. The follies of youth, right, dearie?

A blonde, armored, knight standing above a slain foe, cleaning their sword

Illustration by Ekaterina Burmak


We’re told Kalabrynne Iomedar “doesn’t live on the battlefield like most knights. Instead, her home is among the training grounds and war rooms of the knights, fostering the skills of new knights and veterans alike while offering her wisdom in the ongoing campaign against the Whispering Tyrant.”

Bless her heart, and good luck with that. That’s what I say, dearie.

Moving on. I managed to smuggle, er, acquire excerpts from the Introduction. Don’t ask how.

“Welcome to Pathfinder Lost Omens: Knights of Lastwall! This book takes an in-depth look at one of the newest organizations to arise in the Age of Lost Omens, the stalwart and virtuous Knights of Lastwall. These knights in shining armor dedicate their lives to protecting the innocent, defeating evil, and bringing light to the darkest corners of their world. The Knights of Lastwall help those in need and inspire hope across the Inner Sea, championing good wherever they go.”

Eww. Ah, I mean, fascinating! I know you’re going to relish every page!

 a knight in shining armor reaches down to a child from the back of their horse while a battle rages around them

Illustration by Ainur Salimova


Knights of Lastwall is composed of four sections. Chapter 1 lays out how the Knights of Lastwall formed, as well as the history of Lastwall and its deathless foe. This chapter includes in-depth information on life as a knight and how the order relates to other groups in the Lost Omens setting, such as the Pathfinder Society and the Magaambya academy.

A knight guides a horse and child into an encampment full of other knights resting, sparring, cooking, and tending to their weapons

Illustration by Ainur Salimova


“Chapter 2 discusses individual knights, how they organize themselves, and whose example each knight seeks to follow. Details include the major and minor factions a knight might belong to within the order, such as the forward-thinking and inspiring Shining Sentinels and the cunning and passionate Crimson Reclaimers. Entries list faiths common among the knights and provide a deeper look at the reclaimers’ enigmatic Crimson Oath, the source from which knights reclaimant draw their mystical powers. The section concludes with information about particularly notable Knights of Lastwall: heroic leaders, wandering recruiters, enigmatic wizards, and more.

A young knight stand proudly in shining armor

Illustration by Ainur Salimova


“Chapter 3 showcases the mechanical side of the order. Here you will find new feats for your favorite classes and archetypes, including expansions on the knight reclaimant, knight vigilant, and Lastwall sentry archetypes presented in previous publications. This section also includes new magic items and mundane equipment for your characters to use against the forces of evil. A selection of new spells discovered, devised, or distributed by the knights concludes this section.

Armored knights on horseback face down a hoard of undead

Illustration of Ainur Salimova


“Chapter 4 looks at the Knights of Lastwall in the context of the Lost Omens setting, focusing on relevant regions of Golarion and the knights’ endeavors there. From undead-plagued ruins of Lastwall, now called the Gravelands, to the demon-scarred wastes of Sarkoris, where a previous knightly crusade drove out an incursion from the Abyss, the Knights of Lastwall can be found all over the Inner Sea.”

Now, let me point out that the chapter art depicts the rescue of an orphan, then their indoctrination into knighthood over many years. Subtle propaganda at its finest, dearie, don’t you think?

Well, all this must convince you that Pathfinder Lost Omens: Knights of Lastwall is a must-have. But just in case, I’ve heard rumors that exclusive author interviews and previews are in the works.

Until then, how about a bottle of Tomb Juice™? It only costs a copper, guaranteed. A toast to a very long existence and to my best customer!

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I love the piece by Ekaterina...really well done. Now if only we could get some wallpapers ;)

Thanks for posting these, Paizo has a crew of artists that put out phenomenal work...keep it up!!

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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AJCarrington wrote:

I love the piece by Ekaterina...really well done. Now if only we could get some wallpapers ;)

Thanks for posting these, Paizo has a crew of artists that put out phenomenal work...keep it up!!

Wallpapers take time for our very busy Art team make, but I do hear some folks want them. (I feel like folks can use the blog images for their phones already.) It is a relatively inexpensive benefit. I'm thinking we should tie them to preorders or subscriptions. Of course as soon as we release them, they become free to everyone on the interwebs, who better to promote our wares than people who preorder or subscribe. What do you think?

Grand Lodge

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I have the urge to create a Knight of Lastwall character that takes an oath to destroy every undead he encounters, along with the other forces of evil like devils and demons. This book will help me flesh that character out in full. The book should be a great aid for players who want to build champions of good.


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This looks wonderful!!


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Chapter 2 will have the information on the various gods and their followers that deal with Lastwall's knights?


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Super excited for this! I’m curious to see what gods get some love here.


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Me too!

Liberty's Edge

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Aaron Shanks wrote:
AJCarrington wrote:

I love the piece by Ekaterina...really well done. Now if only we could get some wallpapers ;)

Thanks for posting these, Paizo has a crew of artists that put out phenomenal work...keep it up!!

Wallpapers take time for our very busy Art team make, but I do hear some folks want them. (I feel like folks can use the blog images for their phones already.) It is a relatively inexpensive benefit. I'm thinking we should tie them to preorders or subscriptions. Of course as soon as we release them, they become free to everyone on the interwebs, who better to promote our wares than people who preorder or subscribe. What do you think?

I like that idea. But yeah whatever works best for the teams, Aaron!

Paizo Employee Developer

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Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
Chapter 2 will have the information on the various gods and their followers that deal with Lastwall's knights?

Sure will! In the spirit of free samples, let's take a look at just who those featured gods are!

Knights of Lastwall gods:

Arazni, the Unyielding
Arqueros, the Golden Bulwark
Falayna, Warrior's Ring
Gendowyn, Lady of the Fangwood
Iomedae, the Inheritor
Kazutal, Mother Jaguar
Kols, the Oathkeeper
Milani, the Everbloom
Pharasma, Lady of Graves
Ragathiel, General of Vengeance
Sarenrae, the Dawnflower
Shelyn, the Eternal Rose
Suyuddha, the Warrior Queen
Vildeis, the Cardinal Martyr
Pantheons: The Endless Road, Gravelady's Guard, Keepers of the Hearth, Sorrow's Sword


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I swear... if Tomb Juice isn't in BotD or Blood Lords, we turn every Knight of Lastwall into an Undead.


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Luis Loza wrote:
Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
Chapter 2 will have the information on the various gods and their followers that deal with Lastwall's knights?

Sure will! In the spirit of free samples, let's take a look at just who those featured gods are!

** spoiler omitted **

Lots to like here - I’d actually never heard of Falayna or Vildeis! Those new Pantheons have me excited, too…

Thanks for the preview, Luis!


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Luis Loza wrote:
Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
Chapter 2 will have the information on the various gods and their followers that deal with Lastwall's knights?

Sure will! In the spirit of free samples, let's take a look at just who those featured gods are!

** spoiler omitted **

Gracias Luis


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Sorrow's Sword sounds like my kind of Pantheon; I love being sad and having a sword! No clue who's in its ranks, though.

EDIT: Does Kazutal have any real number of non-Matanji worshipers in the Inner Sea region? I mean, I suppose her being in this book says as much, but I’m surprised to see anyone in Avistan know her.


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keftiu wrote:
Luis Loza wrote:
Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
Chapter 2 will have the information on the various gods and their followers that deal with Lastwall's knights?

Sure will! In the spirit of free samples, let's take a look at just who those featured gods are!

** spoiler omitted **

Lots to like here - I’d actually never heard of Falayna or Vildeis! Those new Pantheons have me excited, too…

Thanks for the preview, Luis!

Falayna's representation of both femininity and martial training is interesting. It reminds me of Inanna/Ishtar.


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keftiu wrote:

Sorrow's Sword sounds like my kind of Pantheon; I love being sad and having a sword! No clue who's in its ranks, though.

EDIT: Does Kazutal have any real number of non-Matanji worshipers in the Inner Sea region? I mean, I suppose her being in this book says as much, but I’m surprised to see anyone in Avistan know her.

I want to say this definitely has the sound of Iomedae and Arazni. Both goddesses have swords and share a tragic history where one worshipped the other before the falling out. I don't know who else would go with this pair but the knights venerating both their current and historical patron and romanticising the narrative of struggle and sorrow seems totally in character for them.

Liberty's Edge

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keftiu wrote:
Luis Loza wrote:
Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
Chapter 2 will have the information on the various gods and their followers that deal with Lastwall's knights?

Sure will! In the spirit of free samples, let's take a look at just who those featured gods are!

** spoiler omitted **

Lots to like here - I’d actually never heard of Falayna or Vildeis! Those new Pantheons have me excited, too…

Thanks for the preview, Luis!

Vildeis has an intriguing link to Ragathiel. In PF1, they were the only deities who could have raging Paladins thanks to one of their domains IIRC.


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Maybe the Crimson Templars will make an appearance


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Kazutal and Vildeis, this is delightful.


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
AJCarrington wrote:

I love the piece by Ekaterina...really well done. Now if only we could get some wallpapers ;)

Thanks for posting these, Paizo has a crew of artists that put out phenomenal work...keep it up!!

Wallpapers take time for our very busy Art team make, but I do hear some folks want them. (I feel like folks can use the blog images for their phones already.) It is a relatively inexpensive benefit. I'm thinking we should tie them to preorders or subscriptions. Of course as soon as we release them, they become free to everyone on the interwebs, who better to promote our wares than people who preorder or subscribe. What do you think?

I'd be all for that. Appreciate that there is a fine balance that needs to be struck between investing resources in efforts that don't directly link to revenue. This might be an interesting compromise.

An aside, I'd also be willing to pay for hi-res art packs, but appreciate that may be a little trickier to pull off.

Radiant Oath

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*visibly vibrating in seat*

I can't wait! I CAN'T WAIT!!! :D


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I really hope we get some more info on where Keren Rhinn and her wife Zae are now.


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I love the art by Ekaterina! Wish we had more of that style


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LotsOfLore wrote:
I love the art by Ekaterina! Wish we had more of that style

It just looks so regal without being clean and sanitized. Stunning work.


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I really like the art in this! A griffon!


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Luis Loza wrote:
Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
Chapter 2 will have the information on the various gods and their followers that deal with Lastwall's knights?

Sure will! In the spirit of free samples, let's take a look at just who those featured gods are!

** spoiler omitted **

I'm surprised to see Lady of the Fangwood here, as well as a Vudrani goddess. Can't wait to see how they relate to the knights cause.

It would be awesome if we got an illustration for each of these divinities that never got one.


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The Gold Sovereign wrote:
Luis Loza wrote:
Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
Chapter 2 will have the information on the various gods and their followers that deal with Lastwall's knights?

Sure will! In the spirit of free samples, let's take a look at just who those featured gods are!

** spoiler omitted **

I'm surprised to see Lady of the Fangwood here, as well as a Vudrani goddess. Can't wait to see how they relate to the knights cause.

It would be awesome if we got an illustration for each of these divinities that never got one.

The most recent Paizo Live mentioned that the fae of the Fangwood are allies to the KoL.

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