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Pathfinder Adventure Path #35: War of the River Kings (Kingmaker 5 of 6) (PFRPG)

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The fifth installment of the Kingmaker Adventure Path is here!

War—What is it good for? If you are the so-called king of Pitax in Pathfinder Adventure Path #35: War of the River Kings, the latest installment of our Kingmaker Adventure Path, the answer could very well be a huge tract of land—and one that has been conveniently colonized and built up by your PCs!

Can two kings truly trust one another? King Irovetti, ruler of Pitax and potential rival to the leaders of the eastern Stolen Lands, opens his gates and hospitality to the lords of that realm. Within his city of shallow indulgences and crude decadence, he hosts a tournament ostensibly meant to foster friendship and peace, but fraught with dangers all its own. Is the King of Pitax’s good will sincere, or does he harbor a more sinister goal? And are the PCs fated to gain an opponent who commands not only a nation, but allies from a deadly other realm?

This Pathfinder Adventure Path volume also includes a tour of the hollow wonders and grim shadows of the oppressed city of Pitax; merciless insights into the iron-shod doctrine of Gorum, god of battle; Pathfinder Ollix Kaddar’s adventures in the gladiator pits of Tymon in the Pathfinder’s Journal; and four new monsters to add a little danger to your kingdom.

As an added bonus, James Jacobs has come up with some really fun fast-and-dirty rules for simulating mass combat as part of the storyline in a tabletop RPG game. These rules will get a good run-through in this adventure, helping to decide the course of your PCs' fledgling kingdom!

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Ever since the little snippet about him in Guide to the River Kingdoms, I've wanted to learn more about Irovetti of Pitax. (Now in seems I'm going to get my wish). If the man on the cover is indeed Irovetti he seems much more menacing that I would have thought. (Is that a glaive that he's holding with such (seeming) ease?)

I'll be starting a group of 4-6 players in Kingmaker next Sunday (the 11th) and I hope they make it to the end (but especially) part 5, because if a "knock-down, drag-out fight" between the PCs and King Irovetti is gonna happen, I'd like to see how their current character roster handles him.

Oh, and what's this... I'm first to start a discussion, wow! :)

Dean; the Minstrel_Wyrm


The_Minstrel_Wyrm wrote:

. If the man on the cover is indeed Irovetti he seems much more menacing that I would have thought. (Is that a glaive that he's holding with such (seeming) ease?)

It is Irovetti. There is a discussion going on in this thread on his strange change in appearence since the River Kingdoms Guide.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Yeah; it's sometimes tough to wrangle multiple products that all support a single Adventure Path. The description of Irroveti that got into Guide to the River Kingdoms should have been revised; his actual appearance on the cover of Pathfinder #35 is accurate.


I can't wait to get my hands on the pdf (the email said sometimes this week) to have a look at the mass combat rules.

I hope it's not too lite a system so that the players can still have an impact strategically (as leaders of an army) and tactically (as heroes). I'm still looking for a system that meshes Napoleon- and Aragorn-style play :)


HNB wrote:
The_Minstrel_Wyrm wrote:

. If the man on the cover is indeed Irovetti he seems much more menacing that I would have thought. (Is that a glaive that he's holding with such (seeming) ease?)

It is Irovetti. There is a discussion going on in this thread on his strange change in appearence since the River Kingdoms Guide.

Maybe not statted yet.. and considering what i know so far.. :p

human male, CE, Fighter 2/Barbarian 3/Rogue 7/Bard 1 (sneaky, artisty, somewhat martial and all over nasty, Temper! ..and not entirely practical.. levels of kingdomvise.. :p)


I'd not get my hopes up. They don't tend to have NPCs with more than 2 classes and a prestige class and most just have one class. Why? The stat blocks get insanely complicated and lengthy.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

Quoting from War of the River Kings:

King Castruccio Iriovetti, CE Male Human Bard 11/Fighter 5.

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This book may be the chance i've been waiting for to use Heroes of Battle. I liked that book alot, but saw its usefulness as limited. I hope there are some elements of that book in the "down and dirty mass combat rules" that I hear are in part 5.

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