Pathfinder Adventure Path #140: Eulogy for Roslar's Coffer (Tyrant's Grasp 2 of 6)

Pathfinder Adventure Path #140: Eulogy for Roslar's Coffer (Tyrant's Grasp 2 of 6)

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Returning to the land of the living, the heroes explore the ruins of the town of Roslar's Coffer, the center of the devastating blast that hurled them to the afterlife. Populated with newly risen undead, twisted creatures, and wicked cultists of the Whispering Way, Roslar's Coffer offers danger around every corner. Can the heroes escape the poisonous fog that surrounds the town and warn the rest of the world of this rising threat to all life?

This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the Tyrant's Grasp Adventure Path and includes:

  • "Eulogy for Roslar's Coffer," a Pathfinder RPG adventure for 5th-level characters, by Jason Keeley.
  • An introduction to several itinerant merchant groups active within the Lake Encarthan region and beyond, by Eleanor Ferron.
  • A close look at the faith of Arazni, the Red Queen, fallen saint and unwilling ruler of an undead land, by Lyz Liddell.
  • A presentation of the machinations and representative members of the nefarious death-obsessed Whispering Way, by Crystal Malarsky.
  • A bestiary of monsters both exalted and corrupt, including two couatls that travel the world to aid others, a humanoid cursed with the touch of undeath, a monstrous undead spawned from tragic loss of life, and an invasive carnivorous plant, by Sarah E. Hood, Luis Loza, Jen McTeague, and Mikhail Rekun.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-119-1

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Dark Archive

I can't find a product page for the first book, but the description for this volume spoils not only the beginning of book 1, but also the end.
Please change this!


Dot.


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So where's Part One???


It was eaten by ghouls;)

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

I can't find a product page for the first book, but the description for this volume spoils not only the beginning of book 1, but also the end.

Please change this!

The whole starting dead and returning to life at the beginning isn't something to spoil. It's one of the draws.

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The afterlife, eh?

I'm excited for this AP; Carrion Crown and Ustalv were my intro to Pathfinder, so its fitting the Whispering Tyrant rearing his head again is one of the closing AP's. :3

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

I can't find a product page for the first book, but the description for this volume spoils not only the beginning of book 1, but also the end.

Please change this!

This isn't information we're hiding. The fact that you start out this AP dead and must struggle to return to the land of the living with information you've acquired is something we want people to know about. It's one of the things that sets this AP apart (and makes it awesome!).

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Ron Lundeen wrote:
Marco Massoudi wrote:

I can't find a product page for the first book, but the description for this volume spoils not only the beginning of book 1, but also the end.

Please change this!
This isn't information we're hiding. The fact that you start out this AP dead and must struggle to return to the land of the living with information you've acquired is something we want people to know about. It's one of the things that sets this AP apart (and makes it awesome!).

Thank you for that piece of information, Ron. :-)

It would probably have been much clearer to me, if the product page for book 1 wouldn't be missing. ;-)

I was under the impression that the pc's would start this AP alive and be killed at the beginning of it, which would be a much greater shock to them, only to then find out that they are somehow able to find their way back to the land of the living.

But it seems that the blast that killed them (and everyone in Roslar's Coffer) has happened before the game even starts or in a flashback.

I may change that for shock value in my game. ;-)


If this AP follows the tradition of articles about gods and deities in second volume, I ask myself which of the divine powers would be linked to this adventure. Maybe a closer look into Xibalba or the demigods of the sahkil? We are practically going to fight against death itself in the first volume - death, not undeath, but that as well - so this would be fitting.


Neat! A eugoogly!


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Where in Avistan is Roslar's Coffer?


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Bellona,

It's kind of at the border between Lastwall and Ustalav.

Liberty's Edge

Very interesting looking AP.


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@ Thomas: Thank you for the info. (I'm not always that good at remembering smaller bits of Golarion lore.)

Dark Archive

Who's that Halforc on the cover?

Kess & Imrika vs. an undead elk looks kinda funny.

Dark Archive

I'm wondering if green skinned person is another type of undead since there is green skinned gnome on next volume's cover .-.


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Woo an article on the faith of Arazni will be so cooL!

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Also huh, is this first time Arazni's title is Red Queen?(I never did understand the old one to be honest, like why would she has her deific title be something insulting?)


CorvusMask wrote:
I'm wondering if green skinned person is another type of undead since there is green skinned gnome on next volume's cover .-.

Wonder if it has anything to do with the new race that's linked to undead ???

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Undead moose! Their bites are pretty nastï!


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Undead moose are something you hire adventurers for. That and peasants with coconuts. :p ;)

Mostly I'll be looking forward to more indepth look at the representatives of the Whispering Way. (COME ON GEIR!!!)


Yesss.... another volume of the Tyrant's Grasp adventure, another dead thing from me! Marvelousssss...


Am...am I FINALLY GONNA GET TO PLAY A FRANKENSTEIN?! GREEN SKIN AND ALL!

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CorvusMask wrote:
I'm wondering if green skinned person is another type of undead since there is green skinned gnome on next volume's cover .-.

You may be on to something.

Maybe they both are "mortics", the new playable undead race introduced in AP# 139?
When i look closer at it's right leg, it seems there is a hole which is held together by stitches...


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Now I want a moose mini...an undead one would also be nice

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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Bellona,

It's kind of at the border between Lastwall and Ustalav.

Correction: it's on the border between Lastwall and Nirmathas. It's about as remote as a town can be in Lastwall, and still be in Lastwall.

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CorvusMask wrote:
Also huh, is this first time Arazni's title is Red Queen?(I never did understand the old one to be honest, like why would she has her deific title be something insulting?)

A lot of what's happened to her hasn't been her choice. Not for a long time.


Thank you for the correction, Ron. I was basing it off some other map I guess.


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So, is someone a fan of the Resident Evil film franchise?
What with all the zombies/undead, the 'Red Queen' title, & a few other parallels - but without the sci-fi elements...

;p

Carry on!

--C.

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Looks at description.

Does happy dance.


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Well, we can always use more invasive carnivorous plants...


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Now has it been about ten years since the Inner Sea World Guide? Because does this AP issue deal with Rosler's Coffer at that time being abandoned. Also will we get an appearance of The Red Warden, the red reaver that took up residence there. I know, I want all the answers early. LOL!

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theLegend76 wrote:
Now has it been about ten years since the Inner Sea World Guide? Because does this AP issue deal with Rosler's Coffer at that time being abandoned. Also will we get an appearance of The Red Warden, the red reaver that took up residence there. I know, I want all the answers early. LOL!

While it is true that the book likely takes place 10 years after Inner Sea World Guide state of the world, do note that Inner Sea World guide stated that Rosler's Coffer has population of 435 :P Aka it being abandoned due to orc raiders was "many seasons ago" from point of view of World Guide and it was already repopulated by then.

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Recent Roslar's Coffer developments in other product lines:
You may be interested in PFS #10-04 Reaver's Roar.


I don't know about the green guy, I mean, why couldn't he just be a Half-Orc?
I see the other cover with green skinned gnome (Lini?), but is it canon than Gnomes can't have green skin?

I'm betting on the undead-moose being the new crypto-Undead PC race. ;-)

Dark Archive

Well there is green skinned person on cover of player's guide too.

I think its starting to be a bit of trend now .-. Like I guess all they could be normal people but still


I'm interested in the new Couatls and whether or not they'll be from mythology. There are quite a few types of Aztec serpent monsters with Couatl in their name, but most of them aren't particularly Celestial-ish.


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Anyone get their PDF yet?


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They should start shipping any time now, so I am pretty sure nobody has their PDF yet.


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Just happily waiting. Whispering Tyrant is one of my favorite BBEG's. Had a surprise shipping but wasnt for my subscriptions :(

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Anyone got there subscribers PDF and willing to spill some details?


Couatl, Auwaz (CR 6 Large Outsider) - couatl with blue and green feathers
Couatl, Mix (CR 8 Large Outsider) - dark scales with star-like spots and red stripes
Gurgist (CR 6 Medium Humanoid) - Human mortic
Melacage (CR 5 Medium Undead) - Ethereal ball of faces
Pixie Circle (CR 7 Huge Plant)


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Arazni is quite the mythic thread. Eight tiers of Marshal. Really makes me ask myself how the Whispering Tyrant measures up to her (or to Sorshen and Xanderghul at his full power).


magnuskn wrote:
Arazni is quite the mythic thread. Eight tiers of Marshal. Really makes me ask myself how the Whispering Tyrant measures up to her (or to Sorshen and Xanderghul at his full power).

Both their stats were published in Mythic Realms years ago.


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BTW, "threat". I'm sure she also would spawn a mythic thread. I really should check my spelling more before and after clicking "post.

Also, I haven't read Mythic Realms.


magnuskn wrote:

BTW, "threat". I'm sure she also would spawn a mythic thread. I really should check my spelling more before and after clicking "post.

Also, I haven't read Mythic Realms.

Both stat blocks are also on Archives of Nethys under the mythic monsters section.


I don't suppose we can get some alignments for those monsters?


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Couatl, Auwaz (CR 6 Large Outsider) - CG
Couatl, Mix (CR 8 Large Outsider) - CG
Gurgist (CR 6 Medium Humanoid) - Example is N, but I assume any
Melacage (CR 5 Medium Undead) - NE
Pixie Circle (CR 7 Huge Plant) - N


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Greetings to all and sundry! This is Mikhail Rekun, and I wrote one of the monsters at the end of this AP -- the Gurgist, everyone's favorite terrifying masked horror who isn't really that bad.

As ever, a massive thank you to Ron Lundeen for sending this my way, along with big bunches of ideas to ponder. And likewise, what follows are some random comments that are not in any way official.

Stylistically, the Gurgist grew out of thinking about hungers, while trying to avoid the usual zombie tropes (nothing wrong with those, but we were aiming at more than just 'cannibal humans'). So, I was thinking about hunger as a central theme, and addiction, and I was reading Discworld, and a little light bulb went up above my head. For those sorry souls among you who have not read Sir Terry's Discworld series, vampires there often become teetotalers, displacing their addiction to blood for something else.

Now, in Sir Terry's books, this is mostly played for laughs. So I started thinking of how to make it creepy (leading to the obsession skills). And then one of my friends showed me something that involved masks, and a second light bulb went on. Creepy masks! Masks make everything creepy! (My players are now rolling their eyes a bit). Maybe not the most original idea in the history of gaming (creepy masked dead things are a thing), but hey, it works.

Fun fact: As often neutral critters, they can also be creepy-cool allies.

So, this is where the Gurgist came from. I'm rather proud of them, and I'm really proud of the artwork that came with them. Seriously, it's amazing.

Mechanically, Gurgists are slow-moving rogues. They have the zombie vibe, and then they rush up to you and sneak attack you (ideally, they're fighting in groups and set up flanks). Whereupon they are zombies dual-wielding daggers and hitting you for way too much damage.

Hope folks enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them, and with luck a few PCs will get to go 'urk' at being stabbed repeatedly.

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Quandary wrote:

I don't know about the green guy, I mean, why couldn't he just be a Half-Orc?

I see the other cover with green skinned gnome (Lini?), but is it canon than Gnomes can't have green skin?

I'm betting on the undead-moose being the new crypto-Undead PC race. ;-)

He is indeed a half-orc, and is MUCH prettier inside

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