Pathfinder Adventure Path #142: Gardens of Gallowspire (Tyrant's Grasp 4 of 6)

Pathfinder Adventure Path #142: Gardens of Gallowspire (Tyrant's Grasp 4 of 6)

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A Clash of Titans

The Whispering Tyrant is free! The time to strike against him is now, before he recovers his full might and his long-dormant armies. Arazni, fallen demigoddess and queen of the dead lands of Geb, presents the heroes with a daring plan. The heroes must enter the dangerous land of Virlych, pass the bizarre profusion of alien plants and mutated wildlife around the Whispering Tyrant's former prison, and disable his arcane protections so that Arazni and the heroes can face the lich in battle. Yet Arazni's undead bodyguard-jailors seek to drag her back to Geb, and the remaining knights of Lastwall perceive both liches as their enemies. The heroes must navigate threats from both the living and the dead to stop the Whispering Tyrant from extending his grasp even further!

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

  • "Gardens of Gallowspire," a Pathfinder RPG adventure for 11th-level characters, by Crystal Frasier.
  • An examination of the staggering fecundity and variety of carnivorous plants, by Andrew Mullen.
  • A series of short missions wherein the PCs confront the Whispering Way's insidious and pervasive attacks on the nation of Lastwall, by Ron Lundeen.
  • An article on the Whispering Tyrant's witchgates, powerful magic wards that redirect teleportation and harbor powerful and rare guardians, by Christopher Wasko.
  • A bestiary of fearsome monsters, including a magically animated armory, a daemon that preys upon worry, a cold-weather plant with a taste for blood, a dazzlingly magical but deadly beast, and a gnome wrenched away from the Bleaching into undeath, by Crystal Frasier, Andrew Mullen, Emily Parks, and Rhett Skubis.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-134-4

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Abandoned Armoury NE

Anisydaemon NE (who'd have thought?) Worry daemons. Causes stress and can possess your shadow.

Cauldron Bloom N

Etoiling Mortic CN warped bleached gnomes who leak bleaching etoplasm and have bardic casting.

Furcifer CN


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I really like the end of the adventure, a nice twist I thought.


Thank you Purity. *will now look for ways of adding in Abandoned Armoury as part of a cache of stuff* :)

Also Worry daemon is NICE! :D

Shadow Lodge

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How about that bat thing on the cover?


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A nightwing, nothing exciting.

Shadow Lodge

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So what I thought. Oh well.

How’s the adventure look in general?


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I'm not a fan of Tyrant's Grasp to be honest, so not great.

Of course, ymmv so don't take my word for it.


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The feeling I'm getting with this AP (and some recent ones), and I didn't get with for example Rise of the Runelords, Curse of the Crimson Throne, Kingmaker or Reign of Winter is that they're the NPCs stories and the PCs are only incidental to them. And honestly, may have worked better as novels.

To be fair though, I played Rise and DMd Curse, and I haven't reread Kingmaker or Reign in a while so that may skew my perception.

Silver Crusade

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Spoiler:
Well since Arazni is gone at the end of this chapter that's no longer an issue.

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The Gold Sovereign wrote:
Did the plants articles actually turn out to be interesting?

I'll leave the evaluation by the side given that I wrote it! That said, in addition to what one would expect from an ecology article, it's got:

—A little bit about how to handle speaking with plants.
—Several adventure seeds and location details, including a peek at Arcadia.
—Two templates: one that create intelligent plants, and one that give plants an aura that both makes nearby plant life grow extremely quickly and develop into independent plant creatures.


Is there any information about Arazni's ethnicity (other than Arcadian)?


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The next module probably will have more about that.


Release the PDF !!!!

Silver Crusade

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It's been released?

Scarab Sages

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HTD wrote:
Is there any information about Arazni's ethnicity (other than Arcadian)?

No. Even the language list in her stat block had only languages that have appeared in print before.


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Pathfinder RPG - The Tyrant's Grasp AP 4: Gardens of Gallowspire
Publisher: Paizo Inc.
System: Pathfinder RPG and D&D 3.5/ OGL
Type: Adventure
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