Pathfinder Adventure Path #137: The City Outside of Time (Return of the Runelords 5 of 6)

Pathfinder Adventure Path #137: The City Outside of Time (Return of the Runelords 5 of 6)

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Frozen in Time!

With the discovery that Runelord Alaznist has tampered with the past and set into motion devastating transformations of the timeline, the heroes must embark upon a truly dangerous and desperate gambit. Since historical texts and their own memories have been altered, the lore hidden within a time-trapped city may hold the only clues as to which events of the ancient past Alaznist has targeted. If the heroes can isolate these events, they may have a chance to correct them, but before they can even reach this repository of lore, they must brave a shadowy god's realm and find a way to enter a city that has been cut off from time itself!

This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the Return of the Runelords Adventure Path and includes:

  • "The City Outside of Time," a Pathfinder adventure for 14th-level characters, by Amanda Hamon Kunz.
  • Rules and backgrounds for several powerful magic artifacts from ancient Thassilon, by Mikko Kallio.
  • An examination of the sadistic and shadowy pantheon of kyton demagogues, by Gregory Hanigan.
  • A bestiary of monsters, including the time-racked undead spirits known as chronogeists, the frozen libitinarii kytons, planar dragons from Abaddon and Nirvana, and the powerful kyton demagogue Inkariax, by John Compton and Amanda Hamon Kunz.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-098-9

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Announced for December! Image and description are provisional and subject to change prior to release.


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Intrigue and politics?! Quite a change of pace!


Interesting....


So we get some Ultimate Intrigue on top of the finale of the Runelords trilogy.

Dark Archive

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Demigod on Shadow Plane? Really hoping its one of Kyton Demagogues, but are there other demigods on shadow plane that seem more likely?


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I'm wondering if the final sentence of the current description is referring to Alaznist ...


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Dot.


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This part seems neat and kytons are always neat


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ratcatbo wrote:
This part seems neat and kytons are always neat

Especially when incisions & insertions are concerned...

Gotta be perfect!

;p

Carry on!

--C.


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I always enjoy Amanda’s adventures. This AP is looking to be terrific.


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This sounds SOOO cool!

Scarab Sages

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I have high hopes we'll see what Laori Vaus has been up to on the Shadow Plane.


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Laori? I thought Sial was there.


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Bellona wrote:
I'm wondering if the final sentence of the current description is referring to Alaznist ...

I'm sure the "storied nation" are the Lands of the Linnorm Kings, the "time-locked Thassilonian city" is Xin-Cyrusian and the runelord is Xanderghul.


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I expect the time locked city refers to the Crystilan https://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Crystilan. Happens to fall into Envy's domain... Belimarius would make a good final BBEG for the second to last book. I believe she is said to be lv 18 or 19.


Could be the BBEG has a nasty knife-twist for ol' Zon-Kuthon in Nidal.


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Is the adventure title a reference to a Star Trek episode?

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ericthecleric wrote:
Is the adventure title a reference to a Star Trek episode?

Not intentionally, but yeah, it's got a similar construction. Doesn't really offer a spoiler or hint into the adventure itself though.


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Cheers!


*was going to make a comment about that episode...but decided to not do it*

Also glad we're getting a city that I've never visited! :)

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Laori? I thought Sial was there.

If he became the Curate, he would be back in the Star Tower.


Right...but from what I understand, Laori, decides to join her people and follow Callistra.

Liberty's Edge

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So, PCs prevent the return of Xanderghul the master of Illusion and they end up on the Shadow Plane. How appropriate :-P


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Crud. It's gotta be Crystilan. And I've been planning on using that in my Rise of the Runelords game. My PCs are going to have to carve their way into Crystilan with a runeforged weapon opposed to abjuration to retrieve some ethillion from a laboratory in there, and it could easily happen in the next 1 or 2 sessions.

Now there's going to be a whole bunch of new world lore to tap-dance around that I won't even know anything about until November at the earliest. That makes twice this month I've had to rejigger major plotlines to conform to published lore (the other was the update on Nocticula's goals in Planar Adventures).

Sigh. Such are the risks of doing homebrew in a setting with ongoing updates. Maybe I'll luck out and they'll go a different direction, at least long enough to get my hands on this issue ...

Dark Archive

Crystilan confirmed


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Marco Massoudi wrote:
Crystilan confirmed

Woot called it!


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The first D&D magazine I ever "bought" was the one about the shadow plane with the really cool scarred rogue on the front. It was given to me without the cover from the truck stop I used to work for. I know you're not supposed to do that, but I've bought thousands of dollars worth of product since, so it worked out for the publisher all right!

Point being, I have a special love of the plane of shadow and am especially excited for this volume.

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A Tzitzimitl is pretty hardcore (CR 19), but i guess the Rune Giant mini from Rise of the Runelords has to be the stand-in for this gargantuan 50 foot skeleton...

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I had forgotten about Kyton Demagogue article :D Yay!


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Planar dragons from Abbadon and Nirvana! I'm so glad to see them included in such an awesome volume.

But I have to say that the article about the Demagogues is one of the most exciting articles since the Elder Mythos pantheon. I hope it's something similar, filled with illustrations of at least some of this dark deities.

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Ekaterina has done a stellar job with these covers, they're absolutely amazing!


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Rules and backgrounds for several powerful magic artifacts from ancient Thassilon, by Mikko Kallio.

does this mean we will be getting the stats for the polearms used by the other runelords?

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zergtitan wrote:
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Rules and backgrounds for several powerful magic artifacts from ancient Thassilon, by Mikko Kallio.
does this mean we will be getting the stats for the polearms used by the other runelords?

Not in this article. It covers other things.

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Yay, planar dragons and demigouges!


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Kytons! Yayyyyyyy!


Inkariax!!!!!!!!

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On side note, I'm starting to worry we don't get stats for all weapons of rule in this ap so if this artifact article includes the non statted ones, that would be nice

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CorvusMask wrote:
On side note, I'm starting to worry we don't get stats for all weapons of rule in this ap so if this artifact article includes the non statted ones, that would be nice

This adventure path does not present stats for all of them, but it does present flavor for all of them.


I'm very excited to see this bestiary. Two planar dragons and a Kyton Demagogue? Hell yes! That's just going to leave the Maelstrom Dragon, I believe.


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A tzitzimitl?!?

I've wanted to see one in a module for ages now, so I'm very pleased to see it on the cover here! :)

And to echo other posters: I love the cover art in general for this AP. Kudos!


I'm starting to get anxious to see if the actual "Nirvana Dragon" is going to be a feathered colorful dragon or maybe if it might be more akin to an imperial dragon in appearance.

The dragon from Abaddon is surely going to be something terrifying... And I'm taking the Gigas from that plane as an example.

It would also be cool if the dragons were illustrated by one of the two artists responsible for the previous ones.

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