Pathfinder Adventure Path #162: Ruins of the Radiant Siege (Agents of Edgewatch 6 of 6)

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #162: Ruins of the Radiant Siege (Agents of Edgewatch 6 of 6)
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The Agents of Edgewatch Adventure Path reaches its exciting climax! Only one member of the fiendish Twilight Four remains, but having completed her pact with the murderous god Norgorber, the already powerful politician has risen to new heights as she is imbued with both a spark of divinity and the authority of Absalom's crown. Now, the heroic Edgewatch agents must stop a massive, labyrinthine excavator before it stampedes the entire Radiant Festival fairgrounds, then secure a sacred relic long hidden in one of Absalom's most famous siege castles. With this powerful artifact in hand, all that's left is to ascend the reanimated nightmarescape of Beldrin's Tower and face off against the daemonic Gray Queen once and for all!

“Ruins of the Radiant Siege” is a Pathfinder adventure for four 18th-level characters. This adventure concludes the Agents of Edgewatch Adventure Path, a six-part monthly campaign in which players take on the role of city watchdogs and dole out justice to Absalom's most nefarious criminal elements. This volume also includes new rules and inspiring legends about the otherworldly harbingers of fear, the sahkils; the long-abandoned and treasure-laden siege castles that dot Absalom's perimeter; and a pack of new monsters and villains for urban fantasy campaigns.

Each monthly full-color softcover Pathfinder Adventure Path volume contains an in-depth adventure scenario, stats for several new monsters, and support articles meant to give Game Masters additional material to expand their campaign. Pathfinder Adventure Path volumes use the Open Game License and work with both the Pathfinder RPG and the world’s oldest fantasy RPG.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-294-5

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Satisfying Conclusion

5/5

As other reviewers have said, the protean aspect is a twist that isn't foreshadowed... which is what makes it work. The storyline of an unseen enemy suddenly grasping control really fits with the plot of Edgewatch and the trifecta of Norgorber's followers, and if foreshadowed by the GM properly, will have players thumping their fists because they never saw it coming. My literal only complaint is the NPC on the cover not representing the AP at large!


Disappointing end to an AP

1/5

This book felt like it came out of nowhere - there was no hints dropped for the big bad at any point and the themes (eg proteans) just felt jarring compared to the rest of the AP.

All the players and GM ended up reading it because of a discussion we had and all decided not to play it and end our game at the book 5 boss which we thought was a much more appropriate battle.

At the start of the AP is says something about the book being a complete change of pace to the rest of the AP and that PCs might want to consider retraining. This is a massive red flag. When PCs have worked so hard through 5 other books to get where they are now, this is not the change of direction that is welcome. Especially with impending time limits in plot.

This book unfortunately did not intrigue any of the players to want to continue with our current characters.


1/5


Wayfinders

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

*chanting* siege castles siege castles siege castles

Dark Archive

4 people marked this as a favorite.

Woo for Sahkil returning :D

Silver Crusade

2 people marked this as a favorite.

F~*#in sweet Amber.

Contributor

11 people marked this as a favorite.

Woohoo! :D

Contributor

18 people marked this as a favorite.

And yes, to clarify, this is indeed me, and it's finally my first AP entry. :)

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Oh, Todd is writing this one? Great, it means a double-sized issue! :P

Dark Archive

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Oh my :O

Man I really want to play in this one but now I want to also read it :'D I hope I get to play in this fast xP But have to wait whole ap to be out first since that is the best experience...

Contributor

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Yay Amber!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Oh, so Todd and Amber are one and the same person, they just change at odd hours!


3 people marked this as a favorite.
Gorbacz wrote:
Oh, so Todd and Amber are one and the same person, they just change at odd hours!

Like a werewolf, except way cooler.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Looks pretty sweet! Definitely llooking forward to this one.


4 people marked this as a favorite.

I'm unbelievably excited for this. That we never leave Absalom to do a wilderness trek and the final dungeon is a landmark in the city is so thrilling.

Bring it on. I'm beyond ready!

Grand Archive

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Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

> [...] spark of divinity [...]
That escalated quickly! O_O

Town Guards vs divinity...
:D
Everyone... Remember, if they ask you if you're a god? You say YES.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Good lord I am so excited. This AP looks like it's less combat-directed, and that will work so well for my players. The description of this book is seriously good stuff.

Sad I have to wait till around Christmas to have the whole adventure in my hands, though!


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Great to see this sixth and final book in the AP announced!

Grand Lodge

Radiant...... Radiant`s Fire?

Silver Crusade

Hmm, wonder if it’s nvolved.

Dark Archive

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Siege castles and Sahkils? And it's written by Todd? Sold! :)


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The AP blurb wrote:
daemonic Gray Queen

"daemonic"??? You mean, that Daemons will finally get to be the major villains for an AP? I was already interested in the premise but now I really want to run this.

Dark Archive

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Yay, S̴̟̅̋a̷̢̬͆̊h̷͖̎k̶͕̬͌i̴͎̯̚l̵̲͐̓s̵͙̣̊ are back. Will save me some conversion time >:D

Contributor

4 people marked this as a favorite.

I adore the cover art! I can't wait until this is released! :D

Dark Archive

Wait, are we FINALLY having a gnome big bad? :O I hope didn't spoil myself by seeing the cover

Silver Crusade

2 people marked this as a favorite.

No that’s just the author.

Dark Archive

2 people marked this as a favorite.
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Rysky wrote:
No that’s just the author.

Hmm, not seeing the tail puppet...

Grand Lodge

3 people marked this as a favorite.
DeciusNero wrote:
Rysky wrote:
No that’s just the author.
Hmm, not seeing the tail puppet...

Hah!

Dark Archive

2 people marked this as a favorite.

If I had to take an educated guess, the purple-haired gnome on the cover is...

possible spoiler??:
Absalom's Chief Architect, Blune Blandersworth. (The architect's compass, coke bottle glasses, and blueprints on hand, plus the very gnomish last name. BLATHERING BLANDERSWORTH!)


3 people marked this as a favorite.

I'm so hype for this! My group is absolutely loving the AP so far :) can't wait to read this! The creativity in this series so far has been amazing

Dark Archive

5 people marked this as a favorite.

I'm gonna be really curious about the sahkil article :3

Liberty's Edge

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benthic wrote:

If I had to take an educated guess, the purple-haired gnome on the cover is...

** spoiler omitted **

This is a good guess. He gets a full character write up as well.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

What's in this Bestiary?


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Quite the varied selection of monsters in this AP:

Bestiary:

Creature 21 BAATAMIDAR - Ooze from the Outer Planes
Creature 17 CAMARACH - Manifestations of the Maelstrom
Creature 15 SORDESDAEMON - Pollution Daemon
Creature 19 AGRADAEMON - Conflagration Daemon
Creature 15 HEGESSIK - Protean Mystic
Creature 20 IZFIITAR - Protean Priest
Creature 22 RHEVANNA - Creepy hunter of Celestials
Creature 15 PENQUAL - Sahkil (!!!) based on fear of crowds
Creature 19 NENCHUUJ - Sahkil (!!!) based on fear of corrupted magic

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Encolpius wrote:

Quite the varied selection of monsters in this AP:

** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
Proteans and daemon with my sahkil?? Oh you spoil me!
Contributor

8 people marked this as a favorite.
DeciusNero wrote:
Encolpius wrote:

Quite the varied selection of monsters in this AP:

** spoiler omitted **

** spoiler omitted **

This AP entry is -wildly- on-brand for me. :D


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Does the toolbox have new capstones for all the classes like the AoA and EC did?


xNellynelx wrote:
Does the toolbox have new capstones for all the classes like the AoA and EC did?

Spoiler:
Nope. It contains a few artifacts, two of which are the basis of the struggle in this book, as well as two spells and rules for the new warpglass material. The toolbox is literally three pages this time around.
Horizon Hunters

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Sporkedup wrote:
xNellynelx wrote:
Does the toolbox have new capstones for all the classes like the AoA and EC did?
** spoiler omitted **

I guess

Spoiler:
all those sweet creatures
took up room

Just wondering if these will be sanctioned for Organised Play? Just finished Book 4. I notice 'Abomination Vaults' have been, but not these. My apologies if I've missed something here, I probably have. Thanks so much for your time on sanctioning all these products.
God Bless,
Andrew.

Silver Crusade

Agents of Edgewatch is not being sanctioned, no.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Shame, thanks for the info. Just did a search and found out why.

Dark Archive

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Its kinda weird that they did say they might sanction player character content, but that hasn't happened either ^_^;

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