Info on Castrovel?


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I'm back to yet again ask for Starfinder sources to plunder for Pathfinder games - where's my best bet for info on the verdant planet of the Pact Worlds? I know the eponymous book exists, but are there any Society scenarios or AP volumes that deal it it (and are they good)? I'm desperate for anything that gives me more on the lashunta, the formians, and Sovyrian.

Thanks in advance!

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Hmm waves at Keftiu!

There's a ton of information on Castrovel! It's my favorite of the Pact Worlds.

WHERE TO START:

I recommend starting with Pact Worlds and Dead Suns vol. 2, Temple of the Twelve.

Temple of the Twelve has lots of good stuff:

  • A lovely description of the University of Qabarat (affectionately known in Society as 'U of Q'.)

  • A description of a fun local restaurant

  • A description of the Portal Transit Authority

  • A rockin' description of the jungles of Ukalam.

    RELEVANT STARFINDER SOCIETY SCENARIOS

  • 1-15 Save the Renkrodas -- also takes place in Ukalam.

  • 2-05 Meeting of the Queens -- takes place in the Colonies. Some great formian information.

    Both are worthy scenarios, with nice local detail.

    OTHER RESOURCES

    There's a good description (though I am somewhat biased on this one) of one of the Magical Schools in AP 30: Puppets Without Strings that is located in Sovyrien.

    TL/DR summary: Nerundel Halls on Castrovel. Located in a gnomish village with a Dean of Students who is not just a mystical tree, but also one of the campus dormitories. Learn magic, pranks, and a love of nature. Use your personal glider to cross the campus!

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    In addition to HMM's excellent suggestions, tbere's a pretty detailed write up about elven history in HotV3: Whispers of the Eclipse! It's focused on elven diasporas, but it speaks about current-day elven society and culture in Sovyrian, to an extent.

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    Oh my gosh, how did I forget that one? It's a great article.

    Thanks Kishmo!
    Hmm


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    Appreciate these replies, folks! Castrovel is a place I genuinely think could support all sorts of Pathfinder campaigns - with psychics coming to PF2 so soon, I’m one step closer to make one a reality!

    Here’s hoping for playable Lashunta and Formians soon :)

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    Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
    Oh my gosh, how did I forget that one? It's a great article.

    That's the thing about elven diasporas - they just up and emigrate out of peoples' memories :D

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    Kishmo wrote:
    Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
    Oh my gosh, how did I forget that one? It's a great article.

    That's the thing about elven diasporas - they just up and emigrate out of peoples' memories :D

    i had a lashunta pc who specialized in counseling elves who were still living w/ the trauma of waking up from the Gap.


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    If you're looking for information on Pathfinder-era Castrovel, look at Distant Worlds for PF 1E.

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