Pathfinder Chronicles: Classic Monsters Revisited (Pathfinder Chronicles Supplement)
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Pathfinder and the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path famously reimagined goblins, detailing their culture, mannerisms, and tactics in a way that made a boring old monster one of the most hotly discussed foes in fantasy roleplaying. Now, the minds that bring you Pathfinder have applied the same method to ten "classic" monsters, providing complete ecological discussions and adventure ideas involving orcs, ogres, goblins, hobgoblins, trolls, bugbears, and more in this lavishly illustrated, full-color overview that is both fun to read and fun to use at the gaming table.
personal wealth. In a prosperous hobgoblin tribe, all but the poorest laborers have at least one personal slave, and most possess several. Slaves are generally taken as a result of raids, and hobgoblins undertake most raids specifically to acquire slaves, with any other loot recovered being seen as a bonus. Hobgoblins use slaves to perform almost every task imaginable, and they are very good at organizing and motivating slaves. While slaves have basically no personal rights, each has rights as
the swamp they come, reptilian faces barely above the water, powerful crocodilian tails pumping lazily. Then they reach the shore and stand, water and milfoil trailing down thick-muscled limbs covered in glistening scales. They come bearing massive clubs adorned with stones and the teeth of great swamp predators, and with their free hands they clutch crude wooden shields. Around their necks they wear animal skulls and strange fetishes, and their cold, lizard eyes gaze without emotion on the scene
settlements being wiped out or driven away by those who know that a weak orc tribe today might be the rallying point for an orc horde tomorrow. As a result of the orcs’ inherent sense of superiority over all other beings, they make natural slavers, having no qualms about their cruel and abusive treatment toward other races. As bullies, they believe they need not do the work if they can make somebody else do it for them. Almost any race can be found among the slave pits of orc tribes. If the orcs
when the bugbear’s own brutality tears its band apart. More often, the better organized bands and armies of hobgoblins manage to direct bugbear savagery, employing them as front-line f ighters or simply destructive distractions sent before their hordes. Bugbears frequently engage in the ritual of scarif ication. Bugbears dig furrows and patterns in their f lesh or brand themselves with heated irons. On most bugbears, these scars are well hidden beneath their fur, but on others the self-scarring
wealth, the quantum of this ancient orc blood as it manifests in an orc’s appearance is really the only thing that can add to his status. The f latter an orc’s nose and more prominent its lower canine teeth, the higher esteem in which it is held. The other humanoid races find this appearance and notion of status ridiculous, but the orcs don’t much care and are likely to kill and eat anyone who says so—so most observers just keep it to themselves. 56 Orcs in Golarion The orcs of Golarion were