You are right that they should probably have two sets of pectoral muscles.
I love her!
I noticed someone pointing out that she looks “not so kasathan and a bit too human.”
Thinking back on it other than the eyes and distended head underneath their mouth scarves Kasathans have very human facial features at least jaw wise.
I also...have never seen a blue and green Kasathan before so...unless that is a skin tone I was just not aware of that could also be a sign of mutations.
So I have a question in the stats for Izalguun they are said to be large creatures, yet they apparently stand as tall as the Rito(Espraksa) which are considered Medium? Is that a typo or am I missing something? Because if they're the same height when they stand on their back legs and when all fours they seem like they wouldn't be a large creature in my opinion.
Honest to god I would love to see anything outside of the Inner Sea Region at all! Though I’ll admit there are still some locals with barebones info even within Avistan like the Realm of the Mammoth Lords.
I understand that it is the main focus but I’d like to know more about Southern Garund, Arcadia, Casmaron, there is so much there in the lore but we have yet to even get more than a few brief peaks!
The Lost Omens Guide teased me so hard with Southern Garund and their peoples. Goloma, Shisks, Conrasu I want to know more about all of them! But I really want to see Droon! If Lizardfolk are going to be one of the first races added to the game, I want to know about the place their are the lords of!
Also...Gnolls were stated to be an Ancestry in that book and if that is the case I’m excited.
Gonna be honest Order of the Chain is my favorite group after the Order if the Torrent. Bounty Hunters and Rescuers I can get behind. The Order of the Nail though...I have far less regard though that might be due to the fact that I rarely play “civilized” races.
You know...I wonder how the Torrent is doing honestly...
Also while I was writing this I started thinking about my home brew....a Loxodon Hellknight would be absolutely horrifying.
Pfft, the Domina isn't a Toadie stooge like the leader of Isger, by your metric of "control" Korvasa is still beholden to the Chelish throne.
They are *not* a part of Cheliax, they are their own independent nation.
Also fun fact, you got that somewhat wrong there my friend, Ravounel is trading Cheliax Lumber, Marble and Silver not the other way around. Ergo they are making money off the Devils not the other way around.
I also remember you claiming that the Chels were quite stable, and had not suffered all that much even though the book goes on to make clear they are hoping on a back foot with an armada lost, Goblins being more trusted then Thrune Soldiers in the Isgeri Hinterlands and Andoran under new leadership setting up to pounce just as eagerly as Cheliax is.
I'll concede that Cheliax managed to retake Khari, however, Ravounel is a nation all of what three years old? It's going to take time getting trade agreements working.
The Bellflower Network now has another stable port to send Freedmen and woman out of, the Firebrands are aiding in stoking the fires of rebellion across Cheliax, I feel like whatever happens next, the Thrunes might not be the big dogs on campus when 2E comes to a close.
So I just got to the part where the party meets Watchknight Captain, Kellen Shaylee.
And looking at her art I have have one burning question.
What in the hell is her sword?! That thing is incredible! Does it have a name? What’s it made of? Why is it so damn big! Can it do anything cool?
Okay maybe more than one burning question.
I've never disallowed a race at my table, and since I mainly use my own Homebrew world I try and find a local where they're character would likely be from or at least their people would likely be from.
Want to play a Leshy? Alright you could have been grown in the depths of the Cullwood by a kindly Orc druid, awoken to life on your own in the depths of the ever-growing Nymph's Blessing Forest outside of my version of Westcrown, or you could be a child of one of the great Woad trees that mark the Elves emergence into the world.
Locathah, you've got a whole six oceans and several seas to choose from.
Astomoi, stranger creatures have wandered out of the Cairncrags of Surtova or the valley within the Nuoas Mountains.
Yaddithians are as likely to walk their way out of the Cairncrags or emerge from one of the Planar Portals within the City-States of the Jenovari Desert, or underneath the sentient city of Vorhen.
It's actually a favorite past time of mine to figure out where races came from and when they arrived since the main feature of my home game is that all of the world's sentient inhabitants come from somewhere else.
I mean the fact that Sandpoint as of 1E was stagnant for so long after Ameiko had in canon left to become the Empress of Minkai actually did bother me more than a little bit.
And the Runelord story-line had moved forward canonizing a handful of Adventure Paths in the world besides.
As did the NPC Guided when it jumped the Council of Thieves, Lantern Bearers, Gray Maidens, and Silver Raven factions ahead in canon.
The make peace conclusion is likely what my party would have gotten had we advanced further into the story. Just because your table didn't work out that way doesn't mean this is a colossal failure, like you certainly seem to be acting like it is. You just don't like this conclusion, but not liking something doesn't automatically make it bad.
I feel like the team took what they believed was the likeliest of endings for each AP and worked from there, in my own opinion.
And let’s be honest there are a lot of creatures that look much freakier that are *playable* than a Hobgoblin when it comes to Starfinder. Tiny water controlling cuttlefish, rubber hillbillies, a sentient insect swarms, Bears.
Hell Drow are more accepted then Elves in Pact World society because the later went all isolationist and xenophobic.
Honestly a Hob should be a more common sight than an Aasimar, Geniekin or Tieflings. They’re not the product of a liaison by an Outsider and some random ancestor.
Though strangely enough Tieflings are core races in DnD, funny fact there.
Also Black and White mentality is just so jaded, boring and unimaginative. This race is always good, this race is always bad is so *bleh*. If demons can seek redemption, then I can gladly work alongside an Orc, a Goblin, a Hob whatever comes my way, as long as they have my back and have moderately good intentions.
I don’t understand how people can be so close-minded when it comes to a fantasy game where you can be whomever and whatever you wish to be...
Didn't the PCs take a bunch of the Keys?
I mean I knew about Eutropia, I would lay down my life once more for the Princess, what I meant was nothing seems to really have evolved or changed in the snippets shown of the other countries.
Druma is still a Plutocrats dream, Andoran continues the good fight against slavery, the Elves are Elving(No mention of the Lantern Bearers or the fall of the Winter Council) the Dwarves are Dwarving and Galt continues to pop off heads like champagne corks on New Year’s Eve.
Though that was also true for the Impossible Kingdoms snippet I suppose.
Not really a complaint just something I noted, I’m sure the actual book will have all the info I’m looking for and more.