Pathfinder Adventure: Rusthenge

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Rusthenge is a deluxe Pathfinder adventure for 1st-level characters.

The ruins of Rusthenge have stood silent vigil over the southern coastline of Chakikoth Isle for eons, dating back to the era of the runelords of ancient Thassilon. The town of Iron Harbor was built in Rusthenge's shadow, but now that New Thassilon has risen from the depths of the distant past, the old ruins are coming under unexpected scrutiny. Something sinister is afoot in Rusthenge, and it falls to a brand new band of adventurers to learn the truth of the ancient evil that stirs deep within its long-abandoned halls! This adventure also includes new items and character backgrounds, as well as a pair of new monsters tied to the region's notorious history.

Written by: Vanessa Hoskins.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-542-7

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Adventure Subscription.

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Preorder, expected approximately 18 Oct 2023

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


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This sounds fun! As a fan who came in with 2e, I'm excited to finally get to touch some Thassilonian goodness.

Dark Archive

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New Thassilon level 1 adventure does kinda count as varisian adventure right? :D Either way nice surprise


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Exciting! Not what I expected for "rust", but I love me some Thassilonian history.

Scarab Sages

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I love Thassilon stuff, and maybe I can tie it to Shadows at Sundown (also takes place in the Saga Lands).

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Rusthenge is a deluxe Pathfinder adventure for 1st-level characters.

What makes this Adventure deluxe?


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I think "deluxe" is just the term they use for all their ~3 level spanning adventures. A holdover from when the pf1 adventures switched from a shorter to longer format.


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Is this a first solo outing for Vanessa Hoskins? If so I am excited! Love her work.

Any hints as to the themes of this adventure? As in, other than the setting, what separates it from the pack? Or can/should we speculate until it comes out?


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Vardoc Bloodstone wrote:

Is this a first solo outing for Vanessa Hoskins? If so I am excited! Love her work.

Any hints as to the themes of this adventure? As in, other than the setting, what separates it from the pack? Or can/should we speculate until it comes out?

The placeholder art shows a Sinspawn, so I assume this is some ancient Thassilonian nastiness escape to menace the folk of a new age. One can presume there are dungeons to delve.

Silver Crusade

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This is so silly I love it.

Liberty's Edge

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Congrats to Vanessa Hoskins! Also, as a fan of Thassilon, this has me hyped!

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What levels will this adventure cover? 1-5? 1-3?


James Martin wrote:
What levels will this adventure cover? 1-5? 1-3?

My guess would be 1-4, which is the range for the other level 1 P2 adventure.

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It's for 1st to 3rd level characters.

Vigilant Seal

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Are these "one-of's" getting the Foundry treatment moving forward?


Nice! I'm always interested in learning about old Thasalonian ruins.


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Congratulations, Vanessa!


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James Jacobs wrote:
It's for 1st to 3rd level characters.

Can I make a hopefully constructive suggestion, that this be added to the official text at the top of the page? It's good information for everyone to have!

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SatiricalBard wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
It's for 1st to 3rd level characters.
Can I make a hopefully constructive suggestion, that this be added to the official text at the top of the page? It's good information for everyone to have!

Yes, I have requested every adventure product page now say what levels it covers, above the line, both in the future and retroactively.


Aaron Shanks wrote:
SatiricalBard wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
It's for 1st to 3rd level characters.
Can I make a hopefully constructive suggestion, that this be added to the official text at the top of the page? It's good information for everyone to have!
Yes, I have requested every adventure product page now say what levels it covers, above the line, both in the future and retroactively.

Thanks Aaron, that would be great!


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Where the heck is chakikoth island?

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Ed Reppert wrote:
Where the heck is chakikoth island?

It's in the Ironbound Archipelago. Three islands northeast of the Mordant Spire, and west of the Mierani Forest in Varisia.


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Will the first Standalone Adventure printed under the ORC License? If so that's very exciting!

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Brinebeast wrote:
Will the first Standalone Adventure printed under the ORC License? If so that's very exciting!

Rusthenge is an OGL adventure, but you'll notice one particular result of the whole thing in that there are no rust monsters in this adventure. We do different things with rust instead.

We have not yet announced any ORC adventures or any adventures that will be written with the expectation that the bulk of readers will be using the remastered rules. That day will come, but not this year, since integrating ALL of those changes isn't something we can really do until we've got the Monster Core book off to the printer and know its contents aren't going to change.

Of course, OGL 2nd edition Pathfinder adventures and ORC 2nd edition Pathfinder adventures will be compatible with each other, so whenever whatever comes out you'll still be able to run the one of your choice with no fuss.


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Was brainstorming the idea of Edasseril third partying the Linnorm Kingdoms and remembered that King Opir Eightfingers was currently unaccounted for. Was considering the idea that he might be brainwashed or swapped, so I decided to read through the Saga Lands section of the Lost Omen World Guide again. Lost my shit when I read that it's rumored that he's locked away in a cell in the "island reaches of western New Thassilon" specifically. Given that adventures for Pathfinder can often include unexpected twists, I might pick up this adventure just to see if this is where that plot bunny is picked up.


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Ooooo, that cover art from the PazioCon panel is rad!

Scarab Sages

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Did anyone catch any details about the new backgrounds at PaizoCon? If not, maybe someone could ask Vanessa if she's in a panel today.


logic_poet wrote:
Did anyone catch any details about the new backgrounds at PaizoCon? If not, maybe someone could ask Vanessa if she's in a panel today.

JJ mentioned that they’re all “what is your role in Osprey’s Cove (your hometown)?”


Nice!

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Yup... the backgrounds are meant to contextualize what role your PC plays in Osprey Cove, your hometown, and also to contextualize why the town elders choose YOU all as the ones to go on this adventure.

Scarab Sages

Seven Dooms for Sandpoint might be a fun follow-up to this. How far is Sandpoint from Osprey Cove? Are there ties between the two?

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NECR0G1ANT wrote:
Seven Dooms for Sandpoint might be a fun follow-up to this. How far is Sandpoint from Osprey Cove? Are there ties between the two?

It's a boat ride, but not SUPER far. The original settlers of Osprey Cove are from Riddleport.

THAT SAID.

There is a very deliberate tie from Rusthenge to Seven Dooms for Sandpoint that GMs can use to tie the two stories together. The Seven Dooms for Sandpoint Player's Guide will give more context.

Scarab Sages

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Great! Rustenge + Seven Dooms sounds like a great 1-11 Adventure Path!


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As someone who came on with 2e and so has no Runelord/Sandpoint/Varisia nostalgia, the chance to have an introductory storyline that plays with those classics is really exciting.

It's also very cool that Howl of the Wild means those Varisian Centaurs are finally PC-playable!

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