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Hell's Vengeance

Hell's Vengeance is the eighteenth Pathfinder Adventure Path campaign. Announced at PaizoCon 2015, it is an adventure path for evil-aligned characters that takes place concurrently with the events of Hell's Rebels,[1] and six years after the conclusion of the Council of Thieves Adventure Path.[2][3][4]

Under the leadership of a zealous paladin of Iomedae—goddess of honor, justice, and valor—a new knightly order called the Glorious Reclamation seeks to purge Cheliax of its diabolical taint by overthrowing the House of Thrune and reclaim the country for its people in the name of Iomedae. As the uprising gathers strength, the evil adventurers must defeat the valiant knights and their celestial allies to stop the rebellion's spread through Cheliax and preserve Thrune's oppressive rule. Will the wicked antiheroes quell dissent and uphold the infernal laws of Cheliax and its diabolic rulers, or will the heroic knights of the Glorious Reclamation overthrow the corrupt House of Thrune and usher Cheliax into a new age of peace, prosperity, and glory?

Releases

Pathfinder Adventure Path
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The Hellfire Compact Written by F. Wesley Schneider Released February 24, 2016
A paladin of Iomedae and knight-errant of the Glorious Reclamation comes to the town of Longacre, inspiring the citizens to join the uprising against the Thrice-Damned House of Thrune. First as amoral mercenaries, then as retainers of the wicked archbaron of Longacre, the evil adventurers must move quickly to put down the uprising and keep the town from falling to the knights’ rebellion.
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Wrath of Thrune Written by Thurston Hillman Released March 23, 2016
Longacre remains in Thrune’s hands, but the knights of the Glorious Reclamation have conquered the town of Kantaria, where their goddess Iomedae once ruled as a mortal. Your villainous adventurers, now official agents of House Thrune, must retake the town, which is a holy site to the knights. Can your evil characters earn greater infamy and prestige for themselves by issuing the Glorious Reclamation a serious defeat in their greatest territorial gain so far, or will the rebellion continue unchecked across Cheliax?
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The Inferno Gate Written by Patrick Renie Released April 27, 2016
The Thrice-Damned House of Thrune wants to seal the Inferno Gate, an uncontrolled portal to Hell, and the nefarious player characters are tapped to accomplish the task. To perform the required ritual, they must acquire key components held by a hellspawn thieves’ guild and the Hellknight Order of the Pike, as well as battle angelic foes and the knights of the Glorious Reclamation. But before they can complete the ritual, the characters face betrayal at the hands of one of their closest allies. Will the villains defeat this traitor in their midst and close the gate to Hell—or better yet, make a deal with a devil for control of the portal—or will they become sacrifices to the Inferno Gate?
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For Queen & Empire Written by Stephen Radney-MacFarland Released May 25, 2016
The Hell's Vengeance Adventure Path marches on! Her Infernal Majestrix Queen Abrogail II of Cheliax summons her agents to the city of Egorian to address the current crisis with the Glorious Reclamation. Arriving in the imperial capital, the adventurers find themselves swept up in the cutthroat politics of the imperial court. To impress the queen and secure a royal audience, the wicked characters must scour Egorian to root out and eradicate a secret organization that works to free halfling slaves. But to truly earn Queen Abrogail's trust, the adventurers must perform a sacrifice for the queen to renew Thrune's contract with Hell, and there are many—both within the court and without—that wish to see Thrune dethroned.
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Scourge of the Godclaw Written by Larry Wilhelm Released June 29, 2016
Now bound to Queen Abrogail by infernal contracts, the villainous adventurers are given the task of destroying the Glorious Reclamation's headquarters in the former citadel of the Hellknight Order of the Godclaw, where they face a gold dragon that was once an ally of Iomedae herself! With the dragon defeated and the citadel secured, the vile characters must perform an evil ritual, using the dragon’s head to craft a legendary weapon capable of defeating the Glorious Reclamation’s army of valorous knights.
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Hell Comes to Westcrown Written by Ron Lundeen Released August 4, 2016
Cheliax's largest city, Westcrown, has fallen to the Glorious Reclamation, and the evil adventurers are sent to reclaim the city in the name of Thrune. Armed with the legendary weapon they created from a gold dragon's head, the nefarious characters confront the Glorious Reclamation's army and break their siege of a nearby Hellknight citadel. Once the army is defeated, the villains enter Westcrown, where they must undermine the chivalrous knights' rule of the city. Finally, they must face the founder and Lord Marshal of the Glorious Reclamation to end the rebellion and restore the Thrice-Damned House of Thrune's rule over the Empire of Cheliax.

Related publications

Player's Guides
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Hell's Vengeance Player's Guide Released February 24, 2016
The Hell's Vengeance Player's Guide gives players all the spoiler-free information, inspiration, and new rules they'll need to create characters prepared for delving into the adventure and intrigue of the Hell's Vengeance Adventure Path, Paizo's first Adventure Path designed for evil player characters. Within, players of this campaign will find everything they need to create character backgrounds tied to personalities and events vital to Pathfinder Adventure Path's themes of quelling dissent and upholding the infernal laws of Cheliax as villainous agents of the Thrice-Damned House of Thrune, along with new campaign-specific traits to give evil adventurers the edge they'll need to take on the dangerous threats faced in the Hell's Vengeance Adventure Path. This player's guide also features a brief overview of the nation of Cheliax where the campaign takes place, various class options and advice for nefarious villains, as well as six pregenerated evil characters ready to take on a Hell's Vengeance campaign.
Sourcebooks
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Agents of Evil Written by Thurston Hillman Released December 2015
Delve deep into discussions of what it means to undertake evil tasks, both for truly selfish characters and for those hard-eyed heroes willing to get their hands dirty in pursuit of the greater good. Explore new character options for PCs not squeamish about what patrons, gods, or other sources of power they serve, and gear up with a smorgasbord of sinister magic items, forbidden equipment, and spells that will make paladins think twice about working with you!
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Cheliax, The Infernal Empire Written by Amanda Hamon Kunz, Ron Lundeen, and Mark Moreland Released December 2015
Explore the vast nation and its inhabitants, from the gnomes of Brastlewark to the xenophobic, winged strix of Devil's Perch; from the rebellious citizens of Kintargo to Thrune loyalists in the heart of Egorian.
Maps
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Hell's Vengeance Poster Map Folio Released July 2016
Set your sights on the diabolical empire of Cheliax with the Hell's Vengeance Poster Map Folio! Plot your course to crush the opposition or locate the enemy's armies with these three massive poster maps designed for use with the Hell's Vengeance Adventure Path. These huge, lavishly illustrated poster maps display the borders in which the Hell's Vengeance Adventure Path take place. The first reveals the nation of Cheliax, complete with its settlements and notable locations. The second map portrays the nation in a beautifully illustrated manner suitable for a museum's walls. The final map depicts the empire's capital—Egorian, City of Thorns. Whether you need an overview of the nation or a gorgeous player handout, these beautiful maps are the perfect resource for the Hell's Vengeance Adventure Path or any fantasy campaign.

References

  1. Erik Mona, PaizoCon 2015 Preview Banquet.
  2. Adam Daigle and Rob McCreary. (2016). Hell's Vengeance Player's Guide, p. 4. Paizo Inc.
  3. Rob McCreary. (2016). Foreword: Council of Villains. Hell Comes to Westcrown, p. 2. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-851-9
  4. Ron Lundeen. (2016). Westcrown Under the Glorious Reclamation. Hell Comes to Westcrown, p. 65. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-851-9