Galduria is a town in central Varisia, located on the western shore of Ember Lake. Generally thought of as a dependent of the city-state of Magnimar, most of the town's wealth is generated by the trade of grain and lumber across the lake and along the Lampblack River. Its true claim to fame is its arcane college, the Twilight Academy, the founding of which in 4629 AR by Galdurin Barmier was the establishment of the town. The Twilight Academy rivals the larger colleges in Varisia, the Stone of the Seers in Magnimar, and Korvosa's Acadamae. The college was founded specifically to avoid the political pressure and intrigues of those two cities. The Twilight Academy has a reputation for undertaking many experimental and unconventional practices. Nevertheless, locals turn the other way regarding its strange ways in exchange for the money that the college is able to provide for various civic projects.
The Harrowed Society which uses the Twilight Academy as a sort of a "front", concentrating on the mysteries held in harrow cards.
- ↑ Adam Daigle and James Jacobs. (2012). Magnimar, City of Monuments, p. 5. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-446-7
- ↑ James L. Sutter. (2007). Varisia. The Hook Mountain Massacre, p. 69. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-038-4
- ↑ Adam Daigle and James L. Sutter. (2012). Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition Player's Guide, p. 8. Paizo Publishing, LLC.
- ↑ Jesse Benner, Jason Nelson, Sean K. Reynolds, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Russ Taylor. (2011). Inner Sea Magic, p. 26. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-360-6