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Does Taldane (Common) in Golarion have non-gendered pronouns?

I have an Iruxi (lizardfolk) monk who would consider it rude to ask about someone's gender in normal discussion -- unlike those mammals, they just don't obsess about the dangly bits on other people's ...
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Which regions have access to Inventors?

I want to use Gadgets, but they are uncommon. Inventors and regions with access to Inventors have access to uncommon gadgets. So I check access to Inventors, where the only mention of access is about ...
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Canonical Competitive Sports in Pathfinder

I've been looking around the online resources to find some sort of list of competitive sports that may be played by citizens in the Age of Lost Omens. A full, digital list would be great. Bonus points ...
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How good are a typical settlement's inhabitants at healing themselves?

Assuming a typical settlement with around 500 inhabitants. Would they be able to easily heal most wounded person from accidents in no time or would it be more complicated? From what I guess, in such a ...
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Can a cleric of the grave's god be Sarenrae?

Would I be reasonable to argue that in 5e, a cleric of the grave's god can be Sarenrae as she is originally a Pathfinder god with the subdomains Restoration and Resurrection? (Sarenrae is already in ...
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Are there any instances of discussing the ethics (in Golarion) of finding alignment via alignment damage?

Not really sure how to word this, but I was wondering if there were any situations in an Adventure Path/Module/PFS Scenario/Source Book (PF 1e or 2e) that discusses using alignment damage to determine ...
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What is required, system-wise, for a character to be a member of the Pathfinder Society?

The Pathfinder Society organization is introduced in the Character Guide handbook, and it says the following on page 108: Membership Requirements present oneself at the Grand Lodge in Absalom, prove ...
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Is the negative energy plane underneath Golarion?

I had always been under the impression that Golarion and the negative energy plane were on entirely different metaphysical planes. This would mean that you couldn't simply move from one to the other ...
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What Golarion god of the dwarven pantheon dislikes hammers?

I've created a dwarven monk (Pathfinder First Edition) and I'm thinking about the story my character has. Dwarves are usually associated with axes or warhammers but that doesn't fit the theme of a ...
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Do Kellid barbarians from Numeria have a typical / trademark weapon?

I am going to play the Iron Gods Adventure Path soon and I am rolling a Kellid tribesman. I'd like to be as faithful to the existing lore as possible, using some traditional weapon, but I have no ...
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Do Venture-Captain Sayrin Fyrewine or the Gristmill lodge appear in any published Pathfinder adventures?

I'm looking for information about VC Sayrin Fyrewine and her Pathfinder Lodge in Gristmill. I can find cursory mentions of them on the Pathfinder Wiki here and here. Those descriptions seem to be ...
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Is Kenabres an extreme example for the view on Tieflings and demons at the worldwound?

In an answer to my question: Status of Tieflings with the worldwound defenders? Kenabres was used as an example for how tieflings were viewed. While creating chars for a worldwound campaign one of my ...
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Status of Tieflings with the worldwound defenders?

With the worldwound defenders fighting against demons and corrupted members of their own ranks, I'm wondering how tieflings fit in. The only adventures I got from that area have tieflings as enemies. ...
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Why are some Pathfinder lodges secret?

I'm relatively new to Golarion, the Paizo published campaign setting for Pathfinder. Mostly I experience it through Pathfinder Society adventures. As I understand it, the Pathfinder Society is a ...
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What are the most commonly encountered languages of Golarion?

Pathfinder campaign starting soon, I'm playing a human arcanist with high intelligence, which lets me take a bunch of languages. So far I have Common (automatic), Thassilonian (from Scholar of the ...
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How does Shelyn feel about Philters of Love, according to the lore?

One of my players off-handedly mentioned the possibility of acquiring a Philter of Love, which has the following description: Philter of Love This potent preparation causes a creature who ...
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Does Golarion's Shadow Plane have any Good creatures?

Paizo bends over backwards to express that being next to the Positive Energy Plane doesn't make you good, nor does being near the Negative Energy Plane make you bad. Heck, they even list the Shadow ...
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How long does it take for a gnome to "bleach"?

Several Pathfinder sources indicate that gnomes don't exactly die of old age in the traditional sense. Instead, gnomes who don't regularly experience new and exciting things undergo "The Bleaching", ...
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Do good-aligned gods place curses on creatures when angered to a significant degree?

In literature, many deities are seen to curse those that anger them. In Pathfinder (Golarion) lore, are there instances of good-aligned god(s) enacting nasty curses (perhaps so nasty that it could ...
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How do I best decide who knows what at the beginning of a game? [closed]

Adventure Paths (APs) come with a freely downloadable player's guide that details a lot of things about the setting of the AP, including mechanical suggestions such as which prestige classes or class ...
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Can druids (fluffwise) become cavaliers?

I know that mechanically it could work, but not sure if for Golarion it makes much sense fluffwise. Thus would it make sense if a druid would become a cavalier? (as example Green knight order) or is ...
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Does aluminum exist in Golarion?

This came up at a recent session I was in. For reasons I am unsure of, one member of the group assumed the metal flask he carried was made of aluminum. When this fact came up, another member of the ...
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How long would it take for commoners to travel from Tian-Xia to Avistan?

How long would it take to travel from Tian-Xia to Avistan using mundane methods? Is it even possible to do so?
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Is there any information about the Guild of Wonders beyond what's available in the Guide to Absalom?

I have a player interested in playing a CN rogue with a penchance for artwork trained by a guild of assassins. The Red Mantis seem too evil and don't work with his backstory for other reasons, but the ...
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How can I encourage (and help) players to play, and roleplay, clerics?

Every time my group starts a new campaign or adventure with new characters, the caveat is that they must try and play something new and different. None of them have played a cleric, ever. The ...
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Why does Pharasma allow the Monastery of Veil to exist?

Disclaimer: This question might present some spoilers regarding Ustalav and the Monastery of the Veil. If you're a player about to play a campaign including those elements and don't want to ...
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Is a Sarenrae Paladin who threatens and coerces teammates into following a code of honor, in violation of that code of honor? [closed]

Our party is going through a Kingmaker-type campaign and is currently made of: One splendid half-orc, ex Gladiator, CN and pretty friendly Two twins tieflings, a CN Rogue-Sorcerer and a CN Rogue-Bard,...
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Do the Fey have an enemy race?

Do Fey have a particular race or ideal they dislike?
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How long do magic items retain their magic?

Bit of context: we're looking for the ruins of a long-lost fortress and have explored a few ideas, to speed up the research. One thing leading to another, we deduced the place had to have some strong ...
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Is the secret to smithing Adamantine known only by the Technic League?

Lately, I've been playing a campaign located in Belkzen territory, about a new ship falling down on Golarion and bringing a new heap of adamantine with it, a la Numeria/Starfall. Skipping the ...
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What is the relationship between Moroi Vampires and Dhampir offspring in the lore?

A rather interesting plot hook has presented itself, and has made me curious as to the relationship between Dhampir and their respective vampiric parent. I have looked into some of the basic ...
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What information is available on the Lamashan holiday of Allbirth?

I'm looking for information on the Lamashan holiday of Allbirth. I've searched high and low but I was unable to find anything that describes it. Since it takes place at the end of Lamashan, my ...
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Natural phenomena caused by Aroden’s death

I know about the Worldwound and the Eye of Abendego. But is there anything else mentioned in the official books in terms of consequences of Aroden's death on the world?
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Which Golarion features are important to Curse of the Crimson Throne?

I'm trying to convert this Adventure Path to a different setting, namely the Forgotten Realms, possibly in the mapped areas (Faerun). In doing so; I need to know which features of the Golarion ...
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Are organic constructs also favored by Brigh?

Brigh is, according to the Pathfinder Wiki, the goddess of invention, and it seems that any construct that could be considered "alive" is of particular interest to her. On the other hand, Flesh ...
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Where did the dwarves start their sky quest?

I know that Torag told the dwarves, who were then living in the Darklands, to go up to the surface; this is described in a lot of sources. But I could not found yet at what layer of the Darklands they ...
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How common is magic in Golarion? [duplicate]

Is there in the game any indication of how many wizards or clerics or druids of each level are in the world? I look for a number of those per regular person or per village/city of x size. Same for ...
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Are there volcanic forest elves in Golarion?

I am creating an elf character and want to take the alternate racial feature that gives Fire Resistance 5. It says it is a product of the environment where the elf lived. Are there any forests on ...
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What is the relationship between Pathfinder Society and Aspis Consortium?

I am working on a self-written campaign that sticks tight to the original campaign setting of Golarion (including offical PFS Adventures). Since my party are field agents of the Pathfinder Society ...
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How much magic is allowed in the streets of Absalom?

In a campaign set in Absalom, what magic is allowed? The Absalom Guide specifically calls out Invisibility and Confusion; the magic police, the Varlokkur, track down magicians that cast them. Does ...
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Why are Shoanti so similar to Native Americans given that Varisia is a northern nation?

If I look at a map of Golarion next to a map of Earth, it seems Varisia has the same latitudes as Canada/Russia. How is it then that the Shoanti are similar to Native Americans and live in a desert? ...
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What level is a typical Belkzen orc?

I am working on a campaign where my party will have a big adventure in Belkzen. What level is the average orc in Belkzen? I have read the orc guide but I still do not know what level an ordinary orc ...
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Which was the first sky citadel?

I remember that I have read somewhere that there was one citadel that was marked as the first one but I do not remember where I have read that. I checked some wiki entries and the book Dwarves of ...
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How is magical ink made in Golarion?

To add a spell to his spellbook, a wizard has to pay a fee depending on the level of the spell. I remember seeing somewhere that this is because of the need to use magical ink though I am not certain ...
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Can a god not appear and interfere on Golarion?

Is there any source that says that a god can not directly appear on Golarion? We were talking about some bad guys in the Golarion history and I was wondering, why e.g. Torag did not just appear and ...
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Looking for a complete timeline of Golarion

I have a lot of books now about Golarion and besides of the timeline in the Inner Sea World Guide there are many others in the books concentrating on specific races and so on. I am looking for a ...
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Why does no Half-Dwarf Race exist?

We have Half-Elves, Half-Orcs, and (I hope I remember it right) in the Kaer Maga Handbook they even mention that mixing halflings and humans often ends up in handicapped children. But I have never ...
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What are the ramifications of an arcane caster becoming a divine caster?

In a campaign I'm in, I'm playing as an Eldritch Scion Magus who believes that he's a paladin of the dead god Aroden. My GM and I have been discussing everything that would happen once Aroden is ...
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By which path did the orcs invade the Five Kings Mountains?

I am reading the Pathfinder's Companion: Dwarves of Golarion. In the "History" section, they write that the Orcs attacked the Five Kings Mountains again and again over the centuries: 1st column of ...
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Race population in the Inner Sea

I am looking for some sources that give me an idea of how many humanoids of the different races live in the inner sea. Best would be if I can get information for each country. I have the Inner Sea ...
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