GameMaster Notes

This campaign is my attempt to run a coherent campaign plotline by using prepared content from other sources. It’s intended to be more episodic than a full Adventure Path. Each Book of this campaign will be its own self-contained story, although I may choose to weave a few plot threads from one to the other.

For other GMs who wish to run a campaign similar to this one, I have used the following sources for this campaign.

Note to my players: Please avoid the more esoteric of the following sources.

Campaign World Background Sources

  • Inner Sea World Guide © 2010 Paizo
  • Guide to Korvosa ©2008 Paizo
  • Magnimar: City of Monuments © 2012 Paizo
  • City of Strangers © 2010 Paizo
  • Varisia: Birthplace of Legends © 2012 Paizo
  • Inner Sea Gods © 2014 Paizo
  • “Thassilon” from Lost Kingdoms of Golarion © 2012 Paizo
  • “The Runelords of Thassilon” from Pathfinder #66: The Dark Heart of Xin © 2012 Paizo
  • Occult Mysteries of Golarion © 2014 Paizo

Adventure/Encounter Sources

  • The Reaping Stone © 2013 TPK Games
  • “St. Caspieran’s Salvation” from Pathfinder #13: Shadow in the Sky © 2008 Paizo
  • Pathfinder Scenario 4-01: Rise of the Goblin Guild © 2012 Paizo
  • “Eel’s End” and “Shingles Chase” from Pathfinder #7: Edge of Anarchy © 2008 Paizo
  • “Hungry Are the Dead” and “Lavender’s Cure-All” from Pathfinder #8: Seven Days to the Grave © 2008 Paizo
  • Pathfinder Society Scenario 0-05: Mists of Mwangi © 2009 Paizo
  • “A Legacy of Wrath” from Pathfinder #61: Shards of Sin © 2012 Paizo
  • Dark Waters Rising © 2013 Raging Swan Press

Systems/Odds & Ends

  • gambling games from “The Golden Goblin” article from Pathfinder #13: Shadow in the Sky © 2008 Paizo
  • library research system from Pathfinder #81: Shifting Sands ©2013 Paizo
  • several traps were adapted from or inspired by ones appearing in various points of the “Mummy’s Mask” adventure path, © 2014 PaIzo
  • Runewell mechanics from Pathfinder #1: Burnt Offerings © 2007 Paizo
  • steet encounters from 650 Fantasy City Encounters and Plot Seeds © 2010 RolePlayingTips.com

Note to Golarion fans: I’ve made numerous minor changes to Korvosa for this campaign. Most notable is adding locations and NPCs from The Reaping Stone to Korvosa. I also combined the histories of Korvosa’s St. Alika the Martyr and Reaping Stone’s St. Naratha the Twice-Martyred. A few locations from Riddleport and Magnimar have also been added to Korvosa. This adventure takes place 4 years before the events of the “Curse of the Crimson Throne” adventure path.

GM Notes on game sessions:

  • Session 0: Stirge and Hammer tavern from The Reaping Stone ©2013 TPK Games
  • Session 1: Adapted from “St. Caspieran’s Salvation” from Pathfinder #13: Shadow In the Sky ©2008 Paizo
  • Sessions 2, 3, & 4: Adapted from Pathfinder Society Scenario 4-01: Rise of the Goblin Guild ©2012 Paizo. Chase across the rooftops adapted from “Shingles Chase” from Pathfinder #7: Edge of Anarchy ©2008 Paizo
  • Session 5: From “Mayhem at Midnight” from The Reaping Stone ©2013 TPK Games
  • Sessions 6 & 7: Adapted from “The Rat Man” from The Reaping Stone ©2013 TPK Games
  • Session 8: from “Ambrik House” from _The Reaping Stone ©2013 TPK Games
  • Session 9: Adapted from “Eel’s End” from Pathfinder #7: Edge of Anarchy © 2008 Paizo. Gambling games from “The Golden Goblin” from Pathfinder #13: Shadow In the Sky © 2008 Paizo.
  • Sessions 10 & 11: Inspired by “The Hungry Dead” from Pathfinder #8: Seven Days to the Grave ©2008 Paizo. Library research system rules from Pathfinder #81: Shifting Sands ©2014 Paizo.
  • Sessions 11, 12, & 13: Adapted from “The Grave Street Mortuary” from The Reaping Stone ©2013 TPK Games.
  • Sessions 14, 15, & 16: Loosely based on “The Reiquary of St. Naratha the Twice-Martyred” from The Reaping Stone ©2013 TPK Games, combined with information about St. Alika of Korvosa from Guide to Korvosa ©2008 Paizo.
  • Session 17: Homebrewed. Haranvir stats from The Reaping Stone. Information about Runelord Zutha from Pathfinder #66: The Dead Heart of Xin ©2012 Paizo. Rules for the runewell from Pathfinder #1: Burnt Offerings © 2007 Paizo. Trap inspired by one from Pathfinder #84: Pyramid of the Sky Pharaoh © 2014 Paizo

GameMaster Notes

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