Pathfinder Chronicles: Guide to the River Kingdoms (Pathfinder Chronicles Supplement)
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- Thieves, brigands, deposed princes, and the truly desperate inhabitants of the Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting flock to the River Kingdoms, a motley collection of tiny enclaves whose rulers command only so far as their brute strength and mercenary armies can carve out for them. This comprehensive guidebook presents the first-ever extensive overview of this treacherous land, where any man can become a king so long as he keeps his hand on his sword and his back free of daggers. More than a dozen rogue kingdoms come alive with lavish illustrations and detailed maps in this first look at the setting for the Pathfinder Adventure Path: Kingmaker!
are very nearly the same. Citizens must also rely on each other to keep Gralton alive, and many Graltoners owe their lives to their fellows due to frequent bandit attacks or similar near-tragedies. Gralton is known to be a desperate place, and its reputation draws outsiders who hope to take advantage of such emotional people. Religious speakers, swindlers, and self-proclaimed miracle-workers f lock to the small kingdom seeking followers or a fast fortune. Unscrupulous peddlers come from other
ears of passersby, calling out their ideas and beliefs and urging those around them to follow suit. Though it is commonplace for listeners to ask questions, it is considered exceedingly rude to insult or openly disagree with a speaker. Adventurers Gralton welcomes all travelers with enthusiasm and hospitality, especially if said travelers bring news, goods, or medicine. The warmest welcome, however, goes to mercenaries and adventurers. Being right in the middle of the River Kingdoms, Gralton can
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send armies south and smash Bodie’s Haunt for him, he’d reduce their prices for all Numerian traff ic on the river. The Numerians reluctantly agreed, and while Bazzak sat astride his horse on a nearby hilltop, he watched as the marquis of Bodie’s Haunt was drawn and quartered and the entirety of his community slain. He immediately sent word to the marquises of Farhaven and Deadbridge that the same was about to happen to them, and in a matter of weeks went from a nobody in Deadbridge to the
SGD "K@BJ -@QPTHR Government protectorate, on a good day Farhaven might actually be called a decent place to live. The protectorate is ruled by a single despot, but guided by the principle of shared wealth. Anyone willing to work gets a cut from the protection racket, but the ruling marquis gets the lion’s share. The effectiveness of any given marquis in the protectorate (there have been seven of them in 10 years) is entirely dependent on that individual’s philosophies and ruling styles. Some