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The Rune of Apostae
Titles The Messenger
Type Planet
Diameter x 1/5
Mass Less than x 1/100
Gravity x 1/10
Atmosphere None (outside); breathable (inside)
Orbit 243 years
Inhabitants Ilee
Satellites None

Source: Distant Worlds, pg(s). 44-47
The Solar System

Apostae, the Messenger, is the tenth planet from Golarion's sun and the smallest in its solar system. It is further distinguished by its unique, non-elliptical orbit practically perpendicular to that of Golarion.[1][2]


Apostae is perceived from outside as a large, rocky asteroid devoid of life with two strange elements:

  • Several giant metal doors on the surface.
  • A series of portal arches that lead to other parts of the solar system, as well as a unique arch of mystery.[2]

Scholars also believe that there are portals on this planet that lead to places outside of its solar system.[1]

Unknown to most of the solar system's inhabitants, Apostae is a huge starship with a crew trapped inside.[2]

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Rune representation

In scholarly works, Apostae is sometimes represented by a rune: a circle with four short stubs pointing outwards from it, with a cross placed diagonally over it. The upper right arm of the cross is slightly elongated.[3]


Areas of interest within the planet include:[2]


A strange 'race' called the Ilee lives in Apostae, scattered in 'tribes' across the interior world. Feral creatures lair in the Empty Lands, as well as constructs of unknown purpose; the most renowned of these constructs is Grandfather Stone. Nursing the Sleepers Below are small, crablike creatures.[2]

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