Starfinder Adventure Path #12: Heart of Night (Signal of Screams 3 of 3)

Starfinder Adventure Path #12: Heart of Night (Signal of Screams 3 of 3)

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Shadow of a Doubt

Trapped on the Shadow Plane, the heroes find their only hope of returning home is to find and defeat Dr. Lestana Gragant, the twisted scientist who is attempting to broadcast a maddening signal throughout the galaxy. If the PCs can make their way past shadowy foes and terrifying obstacles, they might be able to wash the stain of corruption from their souls!

This volume of Starfinder Adventure Path concludes the Signal of Screams Adventure Path and includes:

  • "Heart of Night," a Starfinder adventure for 11th-level characters, by Saif Ansari.
  • Advice on how you can continue your campaign past the final encounter and details on the horrors to come should the heroes fail, by Tracy Barnett.
  • An exploration of the creepy Shadow Plane, as well as numerous player options for those connected to that plane, by Thurston Hillman.
  • An archive of alien frights, including a memory-stealing fey and a faceless beast, by Saif Ansari, Stephen Glicker, and James L. Sutter.
  • Statistics and deck plans for a velstrac starship, by Saif Ansari, plus a glimpse of a world of waking dreams, by Owen K.C. Stephens.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-102-3

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Heart of Night is sanctioned for use in Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild.
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Announced for January! Image and description are provisional and subject to change prior to release.


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This sounds amazing


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This AP goes from Event Horizon to Resident Evil to Hellraiser 2.

You know, I'm usually not big on published adventures, but I gotta say that Paizo has my attention with this one.

Dark Archive

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Sounds like Zon-Kuthon is involved.


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While they are in the shadow plan plus we know kytons are involved tho apprently starfinder kytons have a new name

Dark Archive

Hm, i like the two previous covers, but this one doesn't excite me.
The presumed Dr. looks like a zombie and those chained dogs are not as cool as Akatas.


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ratcatbo wrote:
While they are in the shadow plan plus we know kytons are involved tho apprently starfinder kytons have a new name

"These creatures call themselves velstracs. Kyton, an exonym exclusively used by mortals, spread when the kyton demagogue Kaikyton wandered the Material Plane, and her onomatopoeic name became associated with her followers by early mortals. The velstracs decided that the name kyton was flattering and most do not bother to correct mortals when this word is used."

From Book of the Damned, Pathfinder RPG


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Yeah, yeah, everybody's all excited about the Kyton's rebranding but let's get real here: I can has Fetchling play stats?


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I just wanna see Shadow Absalom Station... :3

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thecursor wrote:
Yeah, yeah, everybody's all excited about the Kyton's rebranding but let's get real here: I can has Fetchling play stats?

No, but you CAN play as a kayal.

*wink*


Jason Keeley wrote:
thecursor wrote:
Yeah, yeah, everybody's all excited about the Kyton's rebranding but let's get real here: I can has Fetchling play stats?

No, but you CAN play as a kayal.

*wink*

yes yes yes YES YES YES


Have any subscribers received their PDF copy yet?


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HTD wrote:
Have any subscribers received their PDF copy yet?

I have mine!


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Just got to look at the PDF. It looks like the spell Slithering Chain (Technomancer 1) is missing a range increment. Any errata on what the range should be?


Luke Spencer wrote:
HTD wrote:
Have any subscribers received their PDF copy yet?
I have mine!

What are the new monsters' type, subtype, size and CR? Are there any new playable races?

Dataphiles

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People with the PDF, can you just confirm something for me. Just downloaded my copy, and wondering if there is issued with a corrupted download or if it's the PDF itself.

Trying to say this without spoilers, so:

On the ship details of the front cover.

Under expansion bays, is it missing the "P" from Pact World under the reference document. Missing the "er" from the Science Officer of the Crew compliment?

On the Contents page, in the content warning, last line, is it missing the "A" of Adventure Path?

For me, there are missing letters throughout the document, and it's not taken me long discover them. I hope it's just a corrupt download on my side, that I'll try to work out in the morning.

And hopefully not a sign that it might of been printed this way, it would be a lot of effort as I struggle with my reading as it is.


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HTD wrote:
Luke Spencer wrote:
HTD wrote:
Have any subscribers received their PDF copy yet?
I have mine!
What are the new monsters' type, subtype, size and CR? Are there any new playable races?

Spoiler:

Plague Ooze, CR 7 Large ooze
Shadow Giant, CR 13 large humanoid
Kayal (playable), CR 7 medium outsider
Mementor, CR 13 medium fey
Shodrav, CR 11 large outsider
Heretic Velstrac, CR 8 medium outsider
Vespers Hound, CR 10 medium outsider

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Sparky, the Ysoki Engineer wrote:

People with the PDF, can you just confirm something for me. Just downloaded my copy, and wondering if there is issued with a corrupted download or if it's the PDF itself.

Trying to say this without spoilers, so:

On the ship details of the front cover.

Under expansion bays, is it missing the "P" from Pact World under the reference document. Missing the "er" from the Science Officer of the Crew compliment?

On the Contents page, in the content warning, last line, is it missing the "A" of Adventure Path?

For me, there are missing letters throughout the document, and it's not taken me long discover them. I hope it's just a corrupt download on my side, that I'll try to work out in the morning.

And hopefully not a sign that it might of been printed this way, it would be a lot of effort as I struggle with my reading as it is.

I just checked, and my PDF also is missing those same letters.


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Anyone with the pdf care to comment on the new Mystic connection?

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Opsylum wrote:
I just wanna see Shadow Absalom Station... :3

You are in luck, it gets half a page! ;-)

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Xenocrat wrote:
Anyone with the pdf care to comment on the new Mystic connection?

Mystic Connection: Shadow:

:

Deities: Eloritu, Lao Shu Po, Zon-Kuthon.
Skills: Intimate & Stealth
Spells: New shadow spells in this book & AP#10 & 6th Shadow Walk.

1st. level: Shadow Infusion
3rd. level: Shadow Shroud
6th. level: Shadow Weaver
These basically make you really sneaky & hard to detect.
9th. level: Shadow Puppet
12th. level: Shadow Blend
15th. level: Shadow Decoy
All about trickery, basically you are a supernatural rogue who casts spells.
18th. level: Shadow Onslaught
A private temporary battle arena on the shadow plane.

Dark Archive

The two Pathfinder creatures that get converted to Starfinder are:

:

Shadow Giant from Bestiary 6, CR 13 both.
Kayal/Fetchling from Bestiary 2, CR = class level.
Kayal are also a new playable race.


Are the population and demographics of Shadow Absalom Station provided in the article?

Scarab Sages

HTD wrote:
Are the population and demographics of Shadow Absalom Station provided in the article?

Yep. It gets a half page descriptive write up and then the usual city stat block of population breakdown and such.


Duiker wrote:
HTD wrote:
Are the population and demographics of Shadow Absalom Station provided in the article?
Yep. It gets a half page descriptive write up and then the usual city stat block of population breakdown and such.

What are the population and demographics then?


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HTD wrote:
Duiker wrote:
HTD wrote:
Are the population and demographics of Shadow Absalom Station provided in the article?
Yep. It gets a half page descriptive write up and then the usual city stat block of population breakdown and such.
What are the population and demographics then?

1.2 million people, 55% kayals (fetchlings), 22% d'ziriaks, etc.


David knott 242 wrote:
HTD wrote:
Duiker wrote:
HTD wrote:
Are the population and demographics of Shadow Absalom Station provided in the article?
Yep. It gets a half page descriptive write up and then the usual city stat block of population breakdown and such.
What are the population and demographics then?

1.2 million people, 55% kayals (fetchlings), 22% d'ziriaks, etc.

Who is governing the city now? Is it still run by a dragon?

Scarab Sages

Velr-Fex wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:
HTD wrote:
Duiker wrote:
HTD wrote:
Are the population and demographics of Shadow Absalom Station provided in the article?
Yep. It gets a half page descriptive write up and then the usual city stat block of population breakdown and such.
What are the population and demographics then?

1.2 million people, 55% kayals (fetchlings), 22% d'ziriaks, etc.

Who is governing the city now? Is it still run by a dragon?

A council called the Cultured Assembly that is the powerful elites of the station. Although it does mention that a shadow dragon is on the council.


Whats new with the Kayal?


In addition to the random missing characters in the pdf, found a couple of (potential) errors in the new PC options.

1. Slithering Chain spell says it hinders a target within range, but no range is given.

2. The 9th shadow mystic connection power Shadow Puppet states "While you are invisible from shadow weaver or shrouded in shadow from shadow blend..."

Shadow blend is the 12th level ability and applies whenever you are hidden or invisible in dim light. The first part is trivial, the second part is redundant with the shadow weaver trigger. Did you man to say "or shrouded in shadow from shadow shroud..." which would require activation and RP expenditure, more in line with the other trigger.

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Xenocrat wrote:

In addition to the random missing characters in the pdf, found a couple of (potential) errors in the new PC options.

1. Slithering Chain spell says it hinders a target within range, but no range is given.

2. The 9th shadow mystic connection power Shadow Puppet states "While you are invisible from shadow weaver or shrouded in shadow from shadow blend..."

Shadow blend is the 12th level ability and applies whenever you are hidden or invisible in dim light. The first part is trivial, the second part is redundant with the shadow weaver trigger. Did you man to say "or shrouded in shadow from shadow shroud..." which would require activation and RP expenditure, more in line with the other trigger.

1. The range for slithering chain should be close.

2. That sounds like an excellent alteration to the text. Consider it what we meant to say!


Every copy my FLGS got was misprinted. Around pg 33 it jumped to pg 49's content and then reprinted from there. Any other print buyers find this to be true? I'd love to reorder, but not if they're all like this.

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Devastation Bob wrote:
Every copy my FLGS got was misprinted. Around pg 33 it jumped to pg 49's content and then reprinted from there. Any other print buyers find this to be true? I'd love to reorder, but not if they're all like this.

They are not.

Mine is perfectly normal. ;-)


So, the Kayal portraits all depict augmented Kayal, right? I assume the glowy bits on Father Gloom aren't a new look for Kayal?


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Albatoonoe wrote:
So, the Kayal portraits all depict augmented Kayal, right? I assume the glowy bits on Father Gloom aren't a new look for Kayal?

There is no mention of the kayal being augmented, other than the fact that this is a high level adventure in which the PCs and others of their level can probably be assumed to have augmentations of their own. Certainly the glowing yellow eyes are common kayal features.


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The thing in part B3 of the final area reminds me of Silent Hill 4: The Room. I wonder if that's where the inspiration came from.

For people who don't care about Heart of Night or SH4 spoilers:
In Silent Hill 4: The Room you come across a giant disembodied head of one of the female characters in a room late in the game. It's apparently alive and it's eyes follow the main character. And in this AP there's a room towards the end where there's a giant head of Dr. Lestana Gragant. I can see the writers getting inspiration from SH4 because of the psychological and paranormal themes from the game which fit this AP pretty well. Here's a spoiler-y video which discusses the game in-depth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzP6AVjti7A


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The Gold Sovereign wrote:
ratcatbo wrote:
While they are in the shadow plan plus we know kytons are involved tho apprently starfinder kytons have a new name

"These creatures call themselves velstracs. Kyton, an exonym exclusively used by mortals, spread when the kyton demagogue Kaikyton wandered the Material Plane, and her onomatopoeic name became associated with her followers by early mortals. The velstracs decided that the name kyton was flattering and most do not bother to correct mortals when this word is used."

From Book of the Damned, Pathfinder RPG

I don't think they mean "onomatopoeic". I think they mean eponymous....

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