Eye of Dread


Lost Omens Campaign Setting General Discussion

Grand Lodge

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The heart of Avistan has rotted.

This Region is dominated by Lake Encarthan, a large inland sea that was - until recently - a well-traveled hub for trade. To the southwest stands the militaristic nation of Molthune, which had long engaged in an intermittent war against its northern neighbor, Nirmathas, a wooded nation populated by folk who take their freedom seriously. An uprising of hobgoblins took advantage of this conflict, and while hostilities have abated, the two nations now share their borders with a third: the newborn hobgoblin nation of Oprak.

North of these war-torn nations lie two other lands equally forged in the crucible of conflict. Until recently, the paladins and protectors of the small but strong nation of Lastwall stood fast against invasions from orcs, undead, and the like. The wild and rugged Hold of Belkzen, meanwhile, has long been held by those orcs, ever since they were driven up from the Darklands below by the dwarves during their Quest for Sky thousands of years ago,

Still farther to the south is the nation of Ustalav, a collection of counties each beset with its own manifestation of horror and fear, ranging from the nightmarishly cosmic to the dreadfully infernal.

It was from Ustalav that one of the greatest threats to the Inner Sea region emerged. the ancient lich Tar-Baphon - Known as the Whispering Tyrant - has been defeated twice in the distant past- once by Aroden and once by the heroes of the Shining Crusade, but he has never been truly destroyed. When the magical seals that kept him imprisoned below the ominous tower of Gallowspire were finally sundered in 4719AR, Tar-Baphon emerged, bringing with him devastation on such a scale that the one-time nation of Lastwall, which bore the brunt of his return to the world, has been utterly scoured. It exists now only as the Gravelands - the nation that once stood watch over uprisings now consigned to an undeath of its own. While heroes temporarily thwarted the Whispering Tyrants's immediate plans shortly after he emerged, the lich remains an active menace.

The Whispering Tyrant now rules a kingdom of the undead on the aptly named Isle of Terror in the center of Lake Encarthan. The nations lining Lake Encarthan's shores have all suffered to varying degrees under the Whispering Tyrant's renewed influence, and some are pursuing alliances to resist him. The lich is gathering his resources on the Isle of Terror, and none can say where or when he will strike next.

Liberty's Edge

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Where did this come from :o


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NightTrace wrote:

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Where did this come from :o

PF2 Core Rulebook. I transcribed it from an image in the UK Games Expo interview. See my post here.

Thanks, OP, for deciphering the material that was glared-out in the image I was using.

Grand Lodge

tqomins wrote:
NightTrace wrote:

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Where did this come from :o

PF2 Core Rulebook. I transcribed it from an image in the UK Games Expo interview. See my post here.

Thanks, OP, for deciphering the material that was glared-out in the image I was using.

ah, I knew it must have already been posted somewhere but I wasn't sure where. Danke. Did you already transcribe the Golden Road somewhere?


Thewms wrote:
tqomins wrote:
NightTrace wrote:

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Where did this come from :o

PF2 Core Rulebook. I transcribed it from an image in the UK Games Expo interview. See my post here.

Thanks, OP, for deciphering the material that was glared-out in the image I was using.

ah, I knew it must have already been posted somewhere but I wasn't sure where. Danke. Did you already transcribe the Golden Road somewhere?

No, I haven't. I did a paragraph of the High Seas in my Red Mantis speculation thread, but otherwise haven't really looked at those pages.

Grand Lodge

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Link to Golden Road

Dark Archive

Well that certainly bodes I'll for two of my favorite pathfinder characters

Liberty's Edge

Kevin Mack wrote:
Well that certainly bodes I'll for two of my favorite pathfinder characters

Who specifically?

Watcher-Lord Ulthun got out alive to Absalom, it's mentioned in the Absalom stuff.


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North of these war-torn nations lie two other lands equally forged in the crucible of conflict. [Lastwall and Belkzen]

Still farther to the south is the nation of Ustalav

I mean, even if Ustalav is considered fundamentally to the south of Belkzen (and not primarily East as I would describe it) the phrase doesn't work,

because "still farther to the south" requires previously demonstrating a southward sequence, when the opposite (a northward sequence) was what was actually described.

Dark Archive

Deadmanwalking wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:
Well that certainly bodes I'll for two of my favorite pathfinder characters

Who specifically?

Watcher-Lord Ulthun got out alive to Absalom, it's mentioned in the Absalom stuff.

Keren and Zae

Also it seems the situation for lastwall ends up being much worse than book 4 of tyrants grasp seems to indicate at least

Liberty's Edge

Kevin Mack wrote:
Keren and Zae

They were in Absalom when last we saw them, and seemed to plan to be there for a while. I see no reason they might not have been well out of the line of fire.


Wasn't book 6 of tyrant's grasp solicited to take place "just outside of Absalom"? So presumably Absalom would be the last line of defense.

Silver Crusade

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Kevin Mack wrote:
Deadmanwalking wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:
Well that certainly bodes I'll for two of my favorite pathfinder characters

Who specifically?

Watcher-Lord Ulthun got out alive to Absalom, it's mentioned in the Absalom stuff.

Keren and Zae

Also it seems the situation for lastwall ends up being much worse than book 4 of tyrants grasp seems to indicate at least

I mean, the situation already seemed very dire to me

Gardens of Gallowspire:
Vigil is completely gone, and with it most of the Last Watch standing army. What remains has been rallied to Virlych, in a suicide run at both Tar-Baphon and Arazni, which hopefully (and canonically it seems) your PCs talk them out of. That leaves that small regiment to retreat to Absalom. The blasts in Roslar's Coffer, Vigil, Gallowspire and Virlych have also left a good portion of the country devastated.


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Cori Marie wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:
Deadmanwalking wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:
Well that certainly bodes I'll for two of my favorite pathfinder characters

Who specifically?

Watcher-Lord Ulthun got out alive to Absalom, it's mentioned in the Absalom stuff.

Keren and Zae

Also it seems the situation for lastwall ends up being much worse than book 4 of tyrants grasp seems to indicate at least

I mean, the situation already seemed very dire to me

** spoiler omitted **

Also it seems that Vellumis may have not survived book 4 as well. So Lastwall is looking a little worse for wear.

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