The All-Seeing Orb wrote:
Hanakans are small magical dinosaurs. They (along with many species on their homeworld) developed magical abilities very early in their evolution, and their modern society is powered by magic rather than technology. Curiously, they view electricity with the same disdain many technological species view necromancy.
Does their society run on... crystals?
James Jacobs wrote:
Is there a chance for some of the Continuing the Campaign stuff to be factored in? I know that Sorshen bringing Ileosa back as a vampire would probably not fit her character development but the whole idea of her scamming her way out of Hell was kind of awesome
Honestly, it feels like a breath of fresh air. There's still plenty of challenges and conflicts, but it's nice to see things get better for the setting in some ways. One of few issues I had with the setting in 1e was that it felt like Golarion was so doomed by a hundred different threats that it kinda felt over the top.
Presumably because of a combination of factors. Though Ileosa is gone, the Sable Company was disbanded, and the Hellknights left the city. Though both could return in time it would not be easy, so the (depleted) Korvosan Guard and Grey Maidens are the only military and police force they have, which given that people don't look fondly on the Maidens is a problem. In addition, Ileosa's vanity projects drained the treasury and did a lot of damage to the city's infrastructure. Finally, I'm pretty sure Lorthact is still around and given his contract with Ileosa he's probably quite pissed about her downfall and might be sabotaging things through the Acadamae students whose souls he's stolen. All of those things mean that even a competent, fair-minded ruler like Kroft is gonna have a hard time.
I like that there's an active, non-evil ruler who isn't vastly outmatched by the arch villains of the setting.
On the one hand, yay Cressida! On the other hand I hope Ileosa isn't QUITE down and out, given some of the Continuing the Campaign options in the anniversary edition.
Also, as someone who's great-grandparents fled Russia because of the Romanov's pogroms, I really don't mind that Anastasia's portrayed this way. Don't judge people by their forebears and all that, the real person was a child who never committed any atrocities.
Wait, so it's canon that the SS PCs killed him? Where does that put his death at Tarzan's hands in Worldscape?
I love her already
This is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for the Starfinder campaign I'm starting next week.
Luke Spencer wrote:
That's pretty cool, guess I'm gonna doodle some alien dinosaur designs then.
Do they have any cool lore or abilities mentioned?
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