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For questions primarily about Golarion, the official setting in Paizo's Pathfinder system. Most of Paizo's campaign materials and adventures are set there.

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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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What relationship do dwarves and half-orcs have in Golarion?

I am just writing an adventure around the dwarven and orc history. In my party I have a dwarf and a half-orc (we have not played yet). Reading the Pathfinder Handbook Dwarfes of Golarion it is quite ...
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How can magic be harvested in Golarion?

In the Inner Sea World Guide in the Mana Wastes section is written that the Calikang leave the desert to harvest magic. The reason is to set the magic free when returning to the Mana Wastes to the ...
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How to play undead Gebbites

Let us take the nation of Geb. People there let themselves get killed to convert to an undead creature for political reasons. Let us further say I want to play such a character. How does this change ...
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Have the in-game Pathfinder Chronicles been published out of game?

I have read about the Pathfinder Chronicles that you can find (printed editions) in the Golarion setting. In Seekers of Secrets you can find the content of some editions summarized but I am wondering ...
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Is Golarion's map covered by the OGL? [closed]

Is the world of golarion considered to be covered in the ogl? By which I mean if I was creating a world using golarion for the base map would I infringe any copyrights? The reason I ask is my dm and ...
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More Pathfinder Kaiju

I was wondering if anyone knew if there were more kaiju that have been fully detailed (statted out and given background write ups) aside from Agmazar, Agyra, Bezraunis and Mogaru that are from ...
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Which Pathfinder books aren't Golarion specific?

Paizo has published a large number of sourcebooks for Pathfinder. But it's hard to tell which ones are tied to their world of Golarion as opposed to being more general game aids. Aside from the ...
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How does Miracle work when a caster is his own deity?

The spell miracle is a classic. What interests me about it is this: You state what you would like to have happen and request that your deity (or the power you pray to for spells) intercede. In the ...
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What does a jungle giant village look like?

I'm a ranger with a backstory around a jungle giant killing my mother which sets me off from learning druidic things (from my mother) to dedicating my life to tracking and killing this giant. The ...
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Is slavery legal in Magnimar?

Can a person legally keep slaves in Magnimar and Varisia as a whole? Any official references would be greatly appreciated.
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Can someone leave the Hellknights and keep their prestige class?

I don't see anything listed in either the Hellknight Commander's or Enforcer's description that says they lose abilities if they are no longer allied with the Hellknights in general, so I'd like to ...
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What role do deities play for non-Divine classes?

The title kind of explains it. What role does deity worship/interaction play for non-cleric/paladin types? Do deities ever grant boons to non-cleric/paladins that are still devout in worship?
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Can a paladin of Iomedae simply kill every evil creature he encounters?

A paladin gains some of his powers from his deity and he loses them if he does not act within the code of his deity. What would happen if a paladin of Iomedae just kills every evil creature he detects ...
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Can Angels fall in Golarion?

I'm wondering as angels are strictly good beings. Can they fall in the Golarion setting? And if so what happens with them?
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Where are all of the wizard colleges in Golarion?

I am planning on creating a wizard character for the Wrath of the Righteous campaign but haven't been able to find any information on where exactly someone would go in the world to study being a ...
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How to find an NPC spellcaster to cast Raise Dead on a person?

TL:DR Where can I find a spellcaster to cast Raise Dead? Where's the nearest large city to Sandpoint in Golarion? Any other avenues to bring someone back from the dead? My group is running through ...
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Where in Golarion do ice gnomes (Barbegazi) come from?

I want to play an ice gnome (Barbegazi) in our new adventure path but I cannot find anything about where in Golarion they come from. I've already searched heaps of wikis without success. Where are ...