Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Dragon Empires Gazetteer (PFRPG)

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It is a land where honorable samurai wage war against devious ninja. Where the guardian spirits known as kami stand against the ravages of evil oni. Where the martial artists of a shattered empire strive to maintain their traditions against rising chaos. A land of jade and tea, of pride and treachery, of reincarnation and vengeful ghosts. These are the lands of the Dragon Empires.

Dragon Empires Gazetteer presents the first exploration of the continent of Tian Xia, a vast realm found on the opposite side of the world of Golarion from the Inner Sea region. Inspired by the fascinating myths and rich histories of numerous Asian cultures and traditions, the Dragon Empires can be either an exotic destination for world-traveling heroes from the far side of the world, or they can be the foundation of an entirely new campaign.

    Inside this 64-page book, you will find:
  • Details on over two dozen nations and regions of the vast continent of Tian Xia, including Minkai (a land under the rule of the notorious Jade Regent), Quain (a realm of martial artists and strange spirits), the Wall of Heaven (the world’s largest and most dangerous mountain range), and Xa Hoi (an ancient empire ruled by a dragon king).
  • Rules for five new player character races (the foxlike kitsune, the reptilian nagaji, the spiritual samsarans, the crafty tengus, and the shadowy wayangs).
  • Details on the core 20 deities of the Dragon Empires.
  • A timeline of Tian Xia’s long and eventful history.
  • Information about Dragon Empires society, factions and philosophies, the zodiac, languages, and more!

Dragon Empires Gazetteer is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Pathfinder campaign setting, but can easily be used in any fantasy game setting.

by Matthew Goodall, Dave Gross, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Michael Kortes, Colin McComb, Rob McCreary, Richard Pett, F. Wesley Schneider, Mike Shel, and Todd Stewart

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-379-8

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An interesting introduction

4/5

I loved this book from page one. It is an interesting dip into cultures vastly different from my own and those most commonly found in RPGs. It was simple and fun to read. I especially liked the religions section, because it showed different perspectives on well known Pathfinder gods as well as introducing new ones.

My only problem with the booklet is that it is so short, 64 pages just isn't enough to properly expand on the vast continent that is Tian-Xia. Only a single page for each country and barely a paragraph for each god, it leaves a lot up to the imagination, and though that is also a good thing, I'd really like to know more about Yaezhing, Bachuan, and The Broken Lotus, among others.


Great introduction to the setting

5/5

Read my full review on my blog.

The Dragon Empires Gazetteer is an introduction to the continent of Tian Xia, a wonderfully flavourful setting. All the time while reading it, I was constantly getting ideas for new adventures and campaigns I could run in each area. (Alas, too many ideas and too little time to use any of them.) This is the biggest mark in the book’s favour. Any setting book that generates so many ideas has done its job admirably. Another thing I like about the setting is that it takes its influences from more than just Japan and China, but also from Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Tibet, and numerous other Asian countries. All blend together to make a varied and vibrant setting with endless opportunity for adventure.


Excellent read

5/5

One of the best RPGs supplements ever. More please from this part of these parts. Only downside was the price.


An interesting start, but barely useful

2/5

For starters, I love OA campaigns and was really looking forward to the Dragon Empires material allowing me to run such games in Pathfinder.

So....I made the mistake of paying almost 25 bucks for a print edition of the Dragon Empires Gazeteer (nearly 5 bucks in shipping and handling for this thin little booklet is excessive). Not only is it thinner and (through S&H) more expensive than 2E or 3E softcover supplements were (62 pages of actual content, if I count the inside-cover geographical map, relative to the 127 black-and-white pages of a 2E splatbook or 95 B&W pages of a 3E splatbook), but it contains only the briefest descriptions of each country, a few organizations, some deities, core races, Tian Xia humans, and the five new races.

The timeline (2-1/2 pages) and much of the "Life in the Dragon Empires" chapter are at least reasonably descriptive. But still only a cursory look at the continent of Tian Xia and its history/cultures. For a book whose introduction describes Tian Xia as more than 5 times the size of the Inner Sea region, it suffers rather badly from compressing a continent's worth of info into a few dozen pages of scant overview (roughly a fifth as many pages as the Inner Sea World Guide, and what I've heard about that book leads me to believe it's only slightly better than the DEG in descriptive content).

There's a very basic geographical map of Tian Xia and a geopolitical map that only really shows the capitols and borders. No zoomed-in maps of the individual countries/regions and their features, and no cities or the like beyond capitols. Each country/region of Tian Xia gets a 1-page description or less, with nice but useless illustrations stealing space away from some of those pages. Only a few actually show leaders or locations within the country/region described on the page. Others show monsters that must be detailed in other books like the Bestiaries. They're interesting places but still terribly lacking in detail for an actual campaign in any of these regions.

There are a few pages of scant description for major deities of Tian Xia, such as Daikitsu the Lady of Foxes, including a few Golarion deities like Irori and Shelyn with notes regarding their worship on Tian Xia. Each deity gets hardly a paragraph, with a few useful bits of info beside their holy symbol and domains. The Moon subdomain is given a sidebar, but nowhere is the Moonstruck spell described; you need the Advanced Player's Guide for it. There's 1-1/2 pages describing philosophies and 1-1/2 pages describing some factions in the Dragon Empires. The 5 races get a page each (1/4th illustration, 3/4ths description). For some reason, you need the Dragon Empires Primer (not free) in order to view the kitsune's 3 or 4 measely racial feats (1 for fox form, 2-3 related feats). Core races get a paragraph each regarding their place in Tian Xia (generally as solo wanderers), while human ethnic groups get 2-1/2 pages total.

All in all, I'm not even sure if this is enough to run the Jade Regent AP well, let alone make my own campaigns in the Dragon Empires.


Land of the Rising Fun

5/5

I alsways like my fantasy game worlds to have many different cultures because lets face it every land being like eruope is boring. So thanks to Paizo we get some nice info on an asian style continent and not just Japanes and Chinese ether. This book has interesting places such as a huge mountain range with a portal Leng, a steamy jungle with anciemt ruins build by 15ft tall lizard people, a kingdom run my a dragon, a land ruled Oni, an underdark with undead clockwork creatures and so much more. My only regret is we didn't get a big hardcover book for this (and the other continents) but maybe one day we will.


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Looks good. I'm interested, although some of the races have already been brought out for 3.5. Seem to be adding a lot.

Reminds me of a real moment of amusement, some player told me that in his games, the Tian were LE hobgoblins, or something like that. Let's just say the view of Oriental Feudalism/Despotism was not rosy.

I'll probably review this not long after I get it.


Does anyone already have the PDF?
Any information to spread? What about the new gods? The role of dragons? New factions? Is Nagajor as interesting as it sounds?

Any new information is much appreciated...!

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I'm still reading my copy, so these answers probably won't hit everything, but:

* What about the new gods?

Shizuru, Empress of Heaven- LG, Ancestors, Honor, The Sun, Swordplay
Tsukiyo, Prince of the Moon- LG, Jade, The Moon, Spirits
Qi Zhong, Master of Medicine- NG, Healing, Magic, Medicine
Kofusachi, The Laughing God- CG, Abundance, Discovery, Happiness, Prosperity
Daikatsu, Lady of Foxes- N, Agricluture, Craftsmanship, Kitsune, Rice
Nalinivati, The Serpent's Kiss- N, Fertility, Nagaji, Snakes, Sorcery
Yamatsumi, The Mountain Lord- N, Mountains, Volcanoes, Winter
Hei Feng, Duke of Thunder- CN, The Sea, Storms, Thunder, Wind
Sun Wukong, The Monkey King- CN, Drunkenness, Nature, Trickery
General Susumu, The Black Daimyo- LE, Archery, Horses, Personal Glory, War
Yaezhing, Minister of Blood- LE, Harsh Justice, Murder, Punishment
Fumeiyoshi, Lord of Envy- NE, Dishonor, Envy, Graves, Undead
Lao Shu Po, Old Rat Woman- NE, Night, Rats, Thieves
Lady Nanbyo, The Widow of Suffering- CE, Earthquakes, Fire, Plague, Suffering

(Notably, Abadar, Desna, Irori, Lamashtu, Pharasma, and Shelyn also have sections in the book and are also considered important deities in Tian Xia)

* New factions?

Gold League (LE)- An alliance of influential families that controls trade
Order of the Black Daimyo (LE)- Cruel samurai serving the aforementioned deity
Shattered Lotus (CN)- A secret society trying to rebuild Lung-Wa that is trying to destabilize the successor states to do this
Way of the Kirin (LG)- A military organization dedicated to supporting fair trade and eliminating corruption in governments
Wuai Ling (CE)- A human-supremacist group
Zo (CN)- A large pirate clan

Also mentioned are the following old factions:
Kusari-Gama (LN)- An order of warrior monks
Lantern Lode (N)- The Pathfinder Society faction

* The role of dragons?

Xa Hoi is run by Pham Duc Quan, a Great Wyrm Sovereign Dragon

* Is Nagajor as interesting as it sounds?

There's only a page of info on it (though there's also separate sections of info on the naga goddess and the nagaji), but yes.


Lord Gadigan wrote:

What about the new gods? ...

<Followed by a listing of the pantheon.>

Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

Putting things in context. Warning - mild rant:
Because of where I stay, I'll only be getting my copy next month - at the earliest...
Yeah, same with the Bestiary 3... (I did just receive my copy of the 3rd installment of the Jade Regent AP! And I should - hopefully - be getting the Daemon book just before Christmas!! Oh, joy!)
Note: All of these books (and more) I preordered (not through Paizo - need a credit card for that, & the banks/stores/people here aren't too enthusiastic about the use of them, so it's not really an option - unfortunately...) as soon as they became available to do so - like 6 or so months ago... <sigh>
Patience is supposed to be a virtue, I guess...
Apologies for the rant. m(_ _)m

Carry on! (with any & all info you're willing to divulge about the book! :D )

Please & thank you!

-- C.


Thanks for the info Lord Gadigan.


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Okay, after reading how Samsarans don't give birth to samsarans, but to humans whom they later give up for adoption, I am left wondering how a samsaran is born. I see that "Upon death, such offspring sometimes reincarnate as samsaran children, if they lived their lives in keeping with harmony." However, if samsarans don't give birth to samsarans, who are these reincarnated samsarans born from? Humans?

So, Papa Paizo, where do Samsaran babies come from?

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There are several new philosophies detailed in the book:

Ichimeiyo- A warrior code that emphasizes honor.
Pao-Lung- Belief in the ability of mortals to reach perfection and in the divinity of emperors. It has some meritocratic aspects, some that revere ancestors, and some that reflect an aristocratic system.
Sangpotshi, The River of Life- A philosophy that believes in reincarnation that focuses on learning from previous lives.
Tamashigo- The belief that all things have spirits and these spirits shape destiny.

New subdomain: Moon

New languages: Hon-La, Hwan, Minatan, Minkaian, Senzar (language of the Kami), Nagaji, Samsaran

Each nation gets a page of information. There's a multi-page timeline. There's a section on the zodiac and one on society. There's information on each Tian ethnicity. There's sections on foreigners and nonhuman-races in Tian-Xia. There's a page for each of the 5 new races.

Is there anything in particular that you all are interested in hearing about?


A Question, the Samsarans Society write-up mentions this "Samsarans can give birth, yet they do not give birth to samsarans—instead, they birth human children.". So that makes me wonder how do Samsarans exist, are they the offspring of Human mothers than?

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Samsaren offspring that are humans can (if they lived harmonious enough lives) reincarnate as Samsarans upon death as opposed to going ot the Great Beyond. Samsarans themselves are in a reincarnation cycle that only ends if they achieve perfect harmony or fail utterly at it (going to the Great Beyond when one of the two is achieved). It doesn't say exactly who these reincarnated Samsarans are born to; I'm assuming to Humans.


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Nagaji make me think of the scaled alien in that movie, "Starfighter", and of G'Kar's race, the Narn, from Babylon 5.

In my opinion, that is a good thing. G'Kar was one of my favorite TV characters of all time and the story of his path to redemption was told far better than that of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.

I wasn't really interested in the Nagaji, but now I am strongly thinking of playing one in a home game.

mumbled complaint nobody wants to hear:
Stupid Pathfinder Society and no non-core races... ;p


What domain is the moon subdomain a subdomain of?

What are the racial modifiers of the 5 new races?

Anything you find very interesting?

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* What domain is the moon subdomain a subdomain of?

Darkness

* What are the racial modifiers of the 5 new races?

Kitsune- +2 Dex, +2 Char, -2 Str
Nagaji- +2 Str, +2 Cha, -2 Int
Samsarans- +2 Int, +2 Wis, -2 Con
Tengu- +2 Dex, +2 Wis, -2 Con
Wayang- +2 Dex, +2 Int, -2 Wis

* Anything you find very interesting?

There's a partially operative Shory city above Shaguang.
There are undead that have merged themselves with clockworks down in the Darklands.
I'm still reading. There's likely to be a lot more interesting stuff hiding in there.


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The Moon subdomain grants Moonfire, which replaces the Eyes of Darkness power of the Darkness domain.

EDIT: Ninja'd


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Dragon78 wrote:
Anything you find very interesting?

I have waited months to be able to say that Yaezhing is my new favorite evil god. I love having an evil god of punishment, justice, trickery, and judgement. His inquisitors will lead the Minkai Inquisition! :)


Is the archdevil from Kobold Quarterly, Lau Kiritsu, mentioned in the book? (Is he even canon?)

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Filby Pott wrote:
Is the archdevil from Kobold Quarterly, Lau Kiritsu, mentioned in the book? (Is he even canon?)

I did a word search for Kiritsu in the PDF and nothing came up.

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Like Dark_Mistress said, there's no mention of Lau in this. I'm fairly sure that the KQ articles that mention Golarion are canon, though.

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Ashanderai wrote:
In my opinion, that is a good thing. G'Kar was one of my favorite TV characters of all time and the story of his path to redemption was told far better than that of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.

Both Vader and G'kar hold special places in my geeky heart, but the personal interaction between Londo and G'kar was so many levels of win, especially

Spoiler:

when you see the chance for the two of them having an honest friendship, and it all goes to crap in a handbag.

And now I will have the Narns = Nagaji correlation in my head, which isn't a terrible one to make. :D


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After reading about the terra-cotta warriors of Lingshen, I find myself wanting stats for a PC construct race.


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Liz Courts wrote:
Ashanderai wrote:
In my opinion, that is a good thing. G'Kar was one of my favorite TV characters of all time and the story of his path to redemption was told far better than that of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.

Both Vader and G'kar hold special places in my geeky heart, but the personal interaction between Londo and G'kar was so many levels of win, especially

** spoiler omitted **
And now I will have the Narns = Nagaji correlation in my head, which isn't a terrible one to make. :D

In that case, I will spare you my comparisons between religious-caste Minbari and Samsarans. However, I have to say that I have a different view of the relationship between Londo and G'Kar than you do:

B5 Spoiler:
I think that they did have an honest relationship at the end and they came through for each other; including when they murdered each other.

Anyway, to keep this post on topic, I love the Shaguang entry and the living, ancient, empire secret it reveals.

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Ashanderai wrote:

In that case, I will spare you my comparisons between religious-caste Minbari and Samsarans. However, I have to say that I have a different view of the relationship between Londo and G'Kar than you do:** spoiler omitted **

Anyway, to keep this post on topic, I love the Shaguang entry and the living, ancient, empire secret it reveals.

No, no, this is also a good comparison to make, and I definitely agree with you in the spoiler text, but it was a hard road to get to that point. :D

Back on topic, lots of good stuffs in this book. I thought of dozens of different game ideas flipping through it, I hope everybody else does too!

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I'm not too thrilled about the rac info. being split across multiple books. inconvenient.

great read though

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GeraintElberion wrote:

I'm not too thrilled about the rac info. being split across multiple books. inconvenient.

great read though

What specifically do you mean? Please note that Bestiary 3, which is in the Pathfinder RPG line, is meant to be very world-neutral and adaptable to a wide variety of campaign settings, while the Pathfinder Campaign Setting is linked directly to Golarion.

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Lord Gadigan wrote:

* What are the racial modifiers of the 5 new races?

Kitsune- +2 Dex, +2 Char, -2 Str
Nagaji- +2 Str, +2 Cha, -2 Int
Samsarans- +2 Int, +2 Wis, -2 Con
Tengu- +2 Dex, +2 Wis, -2 Con
Wayang- +2 Dex, +2 Int, -2 Wis

Would any of the new races be considered a "Powerful Race" (i.e., like the Asimar or Tiefling)?

Specifically, I am having trouble judging the Kitsune.

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Liz Courts wrote:
GeraintElberion wrote:

I'm not too thrilled about the rac info. being split across multiple books. inconvenient.

great read though

What specifically do you mean? Please note that Bestiary 3, which is in the Pathfinder RPG line, is meant to be very world-neutral and adaptable to a wide variety of campaign settings, while the Pathfinder Campaign Setting is linked directly to Golarion.

I may be wrong, but maybe the kitsune racial feats being in the primer and not here in the gazetter


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GeraintElberion wrote:

I'm not too thrilled about the rac info. being split across multiple books. inconvenient.

great read though

The Primer will have the base race stats as well, so you won't need to have both books when looking at racial options. Everything you need should be in the primer for that purpose.

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Lord Gadigan wrote:

Yaezhing, Minister of Blood- LE, Harsh Justice, Murder, Punishment

Spoiler:
Is it me or after reading about Yaezhing, he remind any of you of a certain giant blood red mantis god?

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Lazaro wrote:


I may be wrong, but maybe the kitsune racial feats being in the primer and not here in the gazetter

This.

This I find a tad bit tedious.

The book is awesome in every other way though.

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Ah! Now I can see your frustration. I think the intent was that the Gazetteer is the "big picture" overlook for the GM, who would have less use for racial feats than a player might, which is the audience that the Primer is focused on. (Please note that this is just my observation.)

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Liz Courts wrote:
Ah! Now I can see your frustration. I think the intent was that the Gazetteer is the "big picture" overlook for the GM, who would have less use for racial feats than a player might, which is the audience that the Primer is focused on. (Please note that this is just my observation.)

Related to that is the fact the the Primer isn't out 'til next month. :(

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Lord Fyre wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Ah! Now I can see your frustration. I think the intent was that the Gazetteer is the "big picture" overlook for the GM, who would have less use for racial feats than a player might, which is the audience that the Primer is focused on. (Please note that this is just my observation.)
Related to that is the fact the the Primer isn't out 'til next month. :(

Which is pure evil on the part of Paizo... so naturally I approve. :)

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atheral wrote:
Lazaro wrote:


I may be wrong, but maybe the kitsune racial feats being in the primer and not here in the gazetter

This.

This I find a tad bit tedious.

The book is awesome in every other way though.

Unfortunately, that was a necessary evil; there was just no room for those feats. You CAN play a kitsune without the feats, of course... and all the rules info you need to play a kitsune gets reprinted in the primer, so we don't make you reference two books for kitsune characters if you want to take one of those feats.

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Lord Fyre wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Ah! Now I can see your frustration. I think the intent was that the Gazetteer is the "big picture" overlook for the GM, who would have less use for racial feats than a player might, which is the audience that the Primer is focused on. (Please note that this is just my observation.)
Related to that is the fact the the Primer isn't out 'til next month. :(

Yeah, we wanted to release them both at the same time, but it didn't happen. ;_;


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James Jacobs wrote:
atheral wrote:
Lazaro wrote:


I may be wrong, but maybe the kitsune racial feats being in the primer and not here in the gazetter

This.

This I find a tad bit tedious.

The book is awesome in every other way though.

Unfortunately, that was a necessary evil; there was just no room for those feats. You CAN play a kitsune without the feats, of course... and all the rules info you need to play a kitsune gets reprinted in the primer, so we don't make you reference two books for kitsune characters if you want to take one of those feats.

Oh, I understand that these things happen. Besides I expect Kitsune (generic) to be one of the races in the Advance Race Guide coming up anyway. The irony here is that had all of the races had somthing like that I don't imagine I would have been annoyed at all.


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Dragon78 wrote:
Anything you find very interesting?

The Wayangs are a small race with no penalty to Strength. I don't know about anyone else, but I found that interesting.

Also, the Taldan colony of Amanandar is right in the middle of Tian, they even had to go halfway around the continent to get there!

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Cool to see folks comments on this one now that it's out. Was a fun project. :D


First, thank´s for the information...!

What´s going on with Shaguang and the ancient empire? Shory?
And any Lovecraft influence in Wanshou?
And any information to spare about the Darklands?


Any info on the white hair witches?


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Oni_NZ wrote:
The Wayangs are a small race with no penalty to Strength. I don't know about anyone else, but I found that interesting.

I have seen it before with the Bakemono race from "Heroes of the Jade Oath". But yeah, I think it is cool that Pathfinder now has a race like that.

Albus wrote:
First, thank´s for the information...!

You are welcome.

Albus wrote:
What´s going on with Shaguang and the ancient empire? Shory?

I will answer in a spoiler tag just in case there are Players who don't need to see this.

Sheguang Spoiler:
Yes, there is a Shory sky city still out there. However, it is incapable of propelling itself anywhere as it was damaged long ago by an invasion from Leng when the city tried to pass a mountain where there was a dimensional connection to Leng. Denizens from Leng still occupy the part of the city where the propulsion unit is and the modern decendents of the city can barely keep the city afloat and drifting in the sky. They also have to constantly monitor the wards that have isolated the denizens of Leng in part of the city that they have taken over. The people of the city occasionally descend to the ground below to gain needed materials and resources, but try to limit their interactions with the tribes of Sheguang as much as they can. Consequently, the tribes have all manner of stories and superstitions about the sky, storms, and certain areas of the desert.
Albus wrote:
And any Lovecraft influence in Wanshou?

Not that I saw, but it is ruled by a Kraken.

Albus wrote:
And any information to spare about the Darklands?

A whole page is devoted to the Darklands. The Elven nation guards one of the entrances to Darklands, which is a cavern with a giant tree-like vein of mithral ore. Minkai's version of Mount Fuji is an entrance to the Darklands as well. My favorite thing about the Darklands in the Dragon Empires though is that there are clockwork undead that periodically raid Xa Hoi and Nagajor from the Clicking Caverns!

Askanipsion wrote:
Any info on the white hair witches?

Unfortunately, no. However, there are still a few pages towards the back of the book that I haven't read yet.


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Askanipsion wrote:
Any info on the white hair witches?

These, and the other Player's Options, are in the Primer.


Does this book contain Kanji/chinese character of proper names?

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Yamazakana wrote:

Does this book contain Kanji/chinese character of proper names?

No, because China and Japan do not exist in Golarion.

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Liz Courts wrote:
Yamazakana wrote:

Does this book contain Kanji/chinese character of proper names?

No, because China and Japan do not exist in Golarion.

Wait I thought Golarion killed earth and took it's stuff. :)

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Liz Courts wrote:
Yamazakana wrote:

Does this book contain Kanji/chinese character of proper names?

No, because China and Japan do not exist in Golarion.

The book DOES have a disclamer in the introduction that goes into a bit more detail about that too... but Liz is right on the money in the short version.

The Dragon Empires are inspired by Asian culture and myth... but they are not Asia. We're taking the same route here as we do in the Inner Sea, which is why, for example, you don't see actual Egyptian hieroglyphics showing up in Osirion. Because Egypt is not part of Golarion.


Joseph Wilson wrote:
Askanipsion wrote:
Any info on the white hair witches?
These, and the other Player's Options, are in the Primer.

okay - didn't know if they would have alittle fluff in this one and then racial write up in Primer

How is the art in the book??

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I would say the art is about average for a Paizo product as a whole.


So the art is good then.

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Dragon78 wrote:
So the art is good then.

Yes. :D


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I would agree with Dark Mistress on the art, but my favorite pieces in this book are the Wayang, Void Yai Oni, Jorogumo, Dragon King Pham Duc Quan, Sun Wukong's Symbol, and of course the Wayne Reynolds cover.

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Inner Sea magic was very good...

Land of Linnorm Kings was better...

Horsemen of the Apocalypse was incredible.

Last night, when the mail from paizo appeared in my computer I told myself "Only two minutes and to the bed...".

Two hours later I can only say that Paizo produces better books every time.

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