Pathfinder Adventure: Shadows at Sundown

Pathfinder Adventure: Shadows at Sundown

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Over ten years ago, the city of Korvosa suffered under the rule of the tyrannical Queen Ileosa. The city has recovered from her rule, but now people are seeing her ghost appearing after dark in places where her cruelty hit particularly hard. Whispers of conspiracies, people vanishing off the streets, and the death of a prominent local religious leader have the city of Korvosa on edge. Can you unravel the truth about this latest threat to the city before it's too late?

"Shadows at Sundown" is a Pathfinder adventure for 11th-level characters. Featuring the potential return of several classic villains, an extensive investigation of a supernatural mystery, and several dangerous locations to explore, this adventure is ready to give your group the chance to save the city of Korvosa from some of its most notorious dangers—or the chance for the heroes to see their final sunset!

This adventure can be used with the Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Shadows at Sundown.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-421-5

"Shadows at Sundown" is sanctioned for use in Pathfinder Society Organized Play. The rules for running this Adventure and Chronicle sheet are available as a free download (888 kb PDF).

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Announced for May! Product image and description are not final and may be subject to change.


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I wonder if any Grey Maiden stuff will sneak into this one.

Silver Crusade

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Suhweet!

keftiu wrote:
I wonder if any Grey Maiden stuff will sneak into this one.

I hope so!


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keftiu wrote:
I wonder if any Grey Maiden stuff will sneak into this one.

Inshallah.


Nice to see we are returning to old haunts! Keep up the good work all!


Bring back Grey Maidens and let them spread into the wider world bet they just look and are cool? I'd be hype for that.

In general I'm excited for this. I love Korvosa. I'm interested to see what's changed.


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vagrant-poet wrote:

Bring back Grey Maidens and let them spread into the wider world bet they just look and are cool? I'd be hype for that.

In general I'm excited for this. I love Korvosa. I'm interested to see what's changed.

There’s those two successor groups - and of the two, I’d adore checking in on the Scarlet Rose again. Makes a good hook for a PC playing this, also.


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Who's writing this one?


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Old/New Korvosa adventure!!

YES PLEASE, sign me up!!

Tom


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Crimson Throne was the first Pathfinder AP I ever played through... Can't wait to see what they've done to my precious city :D

Acquisitives

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TRDG wrote:

Old/New Korvosa adventure!!

YES PLEASE, sign me up!!

Tom

Ditto!!!


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The return/reimagining of the Gray Maiden Archetype from the Playtest would be a neat inclusion.


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Ly'ualdre wrote:
The return/reimagining of the Gray Maiden Archetype from the Playtest would be a neat inclusion.

I don't want to hype myself up for stuff that's not too likely to pop up here, but in my wildest dreams we get a revision of that Grey Maiden Archetype, alongside a look at the Scarlet Rose. The way Filarina's story went from kind of uncomfortable to a genuinely inspiring trans woman's story was awesome, and I'd love to see her partner and fellow ex-Maiden partner get a depiction less steeped in harmful, pop culture ableist stereotypes of DID (as she's a "mentally transforms into a violent alter ego" vigilante).

But it's worth remembering that nothing on this page mentions the Grey Maidens, so it's best to rein in those thoughts a little.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Who's writing this one?

Still no answer here? The image is illegible to me!


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Sporkedup wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Who's writing this one?
Still no answer here? The image is illegible to me!

The author was announced Landon Winkler.


We're almost done with Crimson Throne.

Bought.

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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Written by Landon Winkler

Back cover text:

"Fear the Setting of the Sun!

It has been well over a decade since Queen Ileosa was defeated, but the city of Korvosa still fears the evil tyrant’s legacy. And so when ghosts of the sinister queen manifest on the streets after dark, the need for new heroes arises! Pathfinder Adventure: Shadows at Sundown is an adventure for 11th-level characters written by Landon Winkler. While a standalone story, it builds upon themes and plots from years of adventures set in the Varisian city of Korvosa, and includes new monsters and new challenges to test the mightiest heroes. Who will save the city of Korvosa from the dangers that hide in the Shadows at Sundown?"


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So as someone who got into Golarion with 2E I basically know nothing about Korvosa and what happened there before, will this adventure be suitable for such a group?


Onkonk wrote:
So as someone who got into Golarion with 2E I basically know nothing about Korvosa and what happened there before, will this adventure be suitable for such a group?

I have the same question

Liberty's Edge

Standalone story, so I guess yes.

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General Orc wrote:
Onkonk wrote:
So as someone who got into Golarion with 2E I basically know nothing about Korvosa and what happened there before, will this adventure be suitable for such a group?
I have the same question

Our Adventures provide backstories to make them suitable, yes.


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What level will the party end the adventure at?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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trevco613 wrote:
What level will the party end the adventure at?

14th level, most likely, once all is said and done (the adventure provides play for levels 11–13).

Scarab Sages

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Aaron Shanks wrote:
General Orc wrote:
Onkonk wrote:
So as someone who got into Golarion with 2E I basically know nothing about Korvosa and what happened there before, will this adventure be suitable for such a group?
I have the same question
Our Adventures provide backstories to make them suitable, yes.

There will be adventure Backgrounds? I haven't seen those since Fall of Plaguestone.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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NECR0G1ANT wrote:
Aaron Shanks wrote:
General Orc wrote:
Onkonk wrote:
So as someone who got into Golarion with 2E I basically know nothing about Korvosa and what happened there before, will this adventure be suitable for such a group?
I have the same question
Our Adventures provide backstories to make them suitable, yes.
There will be adventure Backgrounds? I haven't seen those since Fall of Plaguestone.

There won't be, really. Adventure backgrounds don't make a lot of sense to me to include in an adventure that doesn't start at 1st level, and they also don't really make sense to me for a standalone adventure, since the intent there is that a GM will most likely work the adventure into an ongoing campaign where backgrounds are, in theory, already chosen.


Me and my group just finished Curse, it will be fun to play this adventure with legacy characters of our original group, wheter they be followers, offsprings, disciples, or simply people we inspired in some way.


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While I do enjoy Curse of the Crimson Throne and Korvosa, I was hoping the next adventure would tread new ground as opposed to being based on the events of Curse (as we've already had the original 3.5 Curse, the PF1 Curse update, an entire book of Shattered Star, part of Return of the Runelords, and The House on Hook Street).

Still, I'm sure it'll be fun and enjoyable by folks who are familiar with Curse.


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OmegaZ wrote:

While I do enjoy Curse of the Crimson Throne and Korvosa, I was hoping the next adventure would tread new ground as opposed to being based on the events of Curse (as we've already had the original 3.5 Curse, the PF1 Curse update, an entire book of Shattered Star, part of Return of the Runelords, and The House on Hook Street).

Still, I'm sure it'll be fun and enjoyable by folks who are familiar with Curse.

2e has largely been breaking new ground with its adventure/adventure path material: the Isle of Kortos, Goka, most of the Mwangi Expanse, Galt, the Realm of the Mammoth Lords, Alkenstar, Geb… for folks like me who are desperate to see new places, I don’t mind that pace at all, but I’m still happy we’re getting a nostalgia bomb for the enfranchised fans from 1e.


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James Jacobs wrote:
NECR0G1ANT wrote:
Aaron Shanks wrote:
General Orc wrote:
Onkonk wrote:
So as someone who got into Golarion with 2E I basically know nothing about Korvosa and what happened there before, will this adventure be suitable for such a group?
I have the same question
Our Adventures provide backstories to make them suitable, yes.
There will be adventure Backgrounds? I haven't seen those since Fall of Plaguestone.
There won't be, really. Adventure backgrounds don't make a lot of sense to me to include in an adventure that doesn't start at 1st level, and they also don't really make sense to me for a standalone adventure, since the intent there is that a GM will most likely work the adventure into an ongoing campaign where backgrounds are, in theory, already chosen.

So I guess you were as puzzled as I was when the Player's Guide for Fists of the Ruby Phoenix included adventure backgrounds? I remember arguing that Paizo wouldn't do it for pretty much the reasons you just cited.


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David knott 242 wrote:
So I guess you were as puzzled as I was when the Player's Guide for Fists of the Ruby Phoenix included adventure backgrounds? I remember arguing that Paizo wouldn't do it for pretty much the reasons you just cited.

Not really? I think of an Adventure Path as a pre-written campaign; FotRP just happened to be one that started at level 11. Adventures, on the other hand, are basically one single "arc" - the assumed length of play is shorter than what most would call a campaign.

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David knott 242 wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
NECR0G1ANT wrote:
Aaron Shanks wrote:
General Orc wrote:
Onkonk wrote:
So as someone who got into Golarion with 2E I basically know nothing about Korvosa and what happened there before, will this adventure be suitable for such a group?
I have the same question
Our Adventures provide backstories to make them suitable, yes.
There will be adventure Backgrounds? I haven't seen those since Fall of Plaguestone.
There won't be, really. Adventure backgrounds don't make a lot of sense to me to include in an adventure that doesn't start at 1st level, and they also don't really make sense to me for a standalone adventure, since the intent there is that a GM will most likely work the adventure into an ongoing campaign where backgrounds are, in theory, already chosen.

So I guess you were as puzzled as I was when the Player's Guide for Fists of the Ruby Phoenix included adventure backgrounds? I remember arguing that Paizo wouldn't do it for pretty much the reasons you just cited.

I wasn't puzzled at all. There's a big difference between a one-shot adventure and an Adventure Path. Also, Fists of the Ruby Phoenix was our first Adventure Path where you start at a higher level. Also, Adventure Paths have player's guides, and don't have to use precious wordcount in print for backgrounds. Also, that was developed by another person. Lots of reasons. Not every developer at Paizo does things the same way.


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I like diverse things to use in PFII so different stuff from the norm works very well for me and all my players James!!

Keep this going please, and thanks!!

Tom

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keftiu wrote:
I wonder if any Grey Maiden stuff will sneak into this one.

I came here to post this. If not, it'd make a great infinite product.

Grand Lodge

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That's not friendly.

Dark Archive

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
That's not friendly.

I'm happy scarlet walkers didn't get redesigned art wise :D

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Do we know what level the characters end at?

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Moulson wrote:
Do we know what level the characters end at?

Level 14.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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CorvusMask wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
That's not friendly.
I'm happy scarlet walkers didn't get redesigned art wise :D

Tiurns out we don't redesign art we feel we got right in the first place. (Something that happens more frequently with creatures WE create rather than those we pick up from other systems, where we have to work against an established expectation.)


Onkonk wrote:
So as someone who got into Golarion with 2E I basically know nothing about Korvosa and what happened there before, will this adventure be suitable for such a group?

They usually include enough info to make it work, but I doubt it'll land with as much as impact as it would if you had played Curse of the Crimson Throne.

We just finished that one and the preview of this makes me want to dust off my Bard and dive right back in.

Dark Archive

James Jacobs wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
That's not friendly.
I'm happy scarlet walkers didn't get redesigned art wise :D
Tiurns out we don't redesign art we feel we got right in the first place. (Something that happens more frequently with creatures WE create rather than those we pick up from other systems, where we have to work against an established expectation.)

most of my favorite designs that got changed in 2e were paizo original creatures (or at least paizo original creatures belonging to D&D category like devils) though ^^; But yeah I do get yer point xD


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Well that new cover is terrifying. Who needs sleep.


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I am vibrating with excitement for this to ship.


I have not paid much attention to the factions in the grey maidens but I think there might be a little love in another May product.


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Looks like I'm in the early group this month.

Adventurer's Toolbox:

Items:
Gray Maiden Plate - level 2 plate
Horn of the Sun Aurochs - level 13 held item, musical instrument that deals sonic damage and is sunlight aligned (for lack of better description).

Player Option
House Drake Familiar
Lorthact Cult (sidebar)

1 page quick overview of Korvosa

NPCs:
Loreavor Ennosite, level 9 Rare, N, Small, Astral
Scarlet Walker, level 13 Rare, LE, Huge, Aberration, Dream
Strigoi Vampire entry
Strigoi Progenitor - 13 Rare, LE, Medium, Shadow, Undead, Vampire
Lorthact, level 16 Unique, LE, Medium, Devil, Fiend


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AnimatedPaper wrote:

Looks like I'm in the early group this month.

** spoiler omitted **

Appreciate the info, AP!

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