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The '''Mwangi Expanse''' (pronounced MWAN-gi)<ref>{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|247}}</ref> is the catch-all term given to the wild interior of the continent of [[Garund]]. It is bordered to the north by the lands of [[Rahadoum]], [[Thuvia]] and [[Osirion]], to the east is [[Katapesh]], [[Nex]], [[Alkenstar]] and [[Geb]], and to the west by the [[Sodden Lands]], [[Shackles]], and the colony of [[Sargava]].  
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{{Disambiguation link|Mwangi}}
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The '''Mwangi Expanse''' (pronounced MWAN-gi),<ref>{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|247}}</ref> archaically also called the '''Forbidden Jungle''',<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://paizo.com/threads/rzs2m6z9?Pathfinder-Chronicles-Questions#2|title=Comment on "Pathfinder Chronicles Questions"|page=Paizo messageboards|author=[[James Jacobs]]|date=April 30, 2011}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book/Seekers of Secrets|41}}</ref> is the catch-all term given to the wild interior of the continent of [[Garund]]. It is bordered to the north by the lands of [[Rahadoum]], [[Thuvia]], and [[Osirion]], to the east is [[Katapesh]], [[Nex]], [[Alkenstar]], and [[Geb]], and to the west by the [[Sodden Lands]], the [[Shackles]], and [[Vidrian]].<ref name="ISWG-126">{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|126&ndash;128}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book/Lost Omens World Guide|91|91}}</ref>
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The Expanse also extends southwards beyond the [[Inner Sea region]].<ref name="ISWG-126">{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|126&ndash;128}}</ref>
  
The Expanse also extends southwards beyond the [[Inner Sea]] Region.
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There are few records of the region initiating dealings with outsiders, apart from the anti-colonial activities of the city of [[Mzali]]. Instead, foreigners (most notably the [[Aspis Consortium]]) travel into the Expanse in search of treasure. The usual hazards of jungle exploration are made worse by the existence of evil spirits, sentient plants, and [[juju]] cults but legends of lost cities of gold and incredible riches continue to attract visitors.<ref name="ISWG-126">{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|126&ndash;128}}</ref>
  
There are few records of the region initiating dealings with outsiders, apart from the anti-colonial activities of the city of [[Mzali]]. Instead, foreigners (most notably the [[Aspis Consortium]]) travel into the Expanse in search of treasure. The usual hazards of jungle exploration are made worse by the existence of evil spirits, sentient plants, and [[juju]] cults but legends of lost cities of gold and incredible riches continue to attract visitors.
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Wealth has been found in the region, and the existence of heavily-laden treasure ships  heading north to [[Avistan]] from [[Bloodcove]], [[Senghor]], and also [[Anthusis]] (in [[Vidrian]], formerly called Eleder) has encouraged the growth of the pirates of the [[Shackles]] to prey upon them.<ref name="ISWG-126">{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|126&ndash;128}}</ref>
  
Wealth has been found in the region, and the existence of heavily-laden treasure ships  heading north to [[Avistan]] from [[Bloodcove]], [[Senghor]] and also [[Eleder]] (in [[Sargava]]) has encouraged the growth of the pirates of the [[Shackles]] to prey upon them.<ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|126-128}}</ref>
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== History ==
  
==History==
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{{See also|Timeline of Mwangi Expanse}}
:''See also [[Timeline of Mwangi Expanse]]''
 
  
Little is known today of the region's ancient history, but the landscape is dotted with human ruins as old as almost any to be found elsewhere in [[Golarion]].
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Little is known today of the region's ancient history, but the landscape is dotted with human ruins as old as almost any to be found elsewhere in [[Golarion]].<ref name="ISWG-126">{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|126&ndash;128}}</ref>
  
These ancient cultures were devastated by Earthfall, when the fall of the [[Starstone]] created the Inner Sea. As the [[Age of Darkness]] passed into the [[Age of Anguish]], the legendary heroes Old-Mage [[Jatembe]] and the Ten Magic Warriors did their best to re-establish civilization. They defeated the sorcerous [[King of Biting Ants]] at the [[Doorway to the Red Star]], and established the wizardly academy of Magaambya in [[Nantambu]].
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These ancient cultures were devastated by Earthfall, when the fall of the ''[[Starstone]]'' created the Inner Sea. As the [[Age of Darkness]] passed into the [[Age of Anguish]], the legendary heroes Old-Mage [[Jatembe]] and the Ten Magic Warriors did their best to re-establish civilization. They defeated the sorcerous [[King of Biting Ants]] at the [[Doorway to the Red Star]], and established the wizardly academy of Magaambya in [[Nantambu]].<ref name="ISWG-126">{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|126&ndash;128}}</ref>
  
During the [[Age of Destiny]] the marvellous flying cities of the [[Shory]] flew over this land, and at least one came to a tragic end here - as demonstrated by the [[Ruins of Kho]], and also possibly [[Ulduvai]] - but there is no evidence that they had any particular connection to the region.
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During the [[Age of Destiny]] the marvellous flying cities of the [[Shory]] flew over this land, and at least one came to a tragic end here&mdash;as demonstrated by the [[Ruins of Kho]], and also possibly [[Ulduvai]]&mdash;but there is no evidence that they had any particular connection to the region.<ref name="ISWG-126">{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|126&ndash;128}}</ref>
  
At one time, the northern jungles of the expanse were ruled by an ancient elven nation. <ref>{{Cite book/Heart of the Jungle|13}}</ref>
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At one time, the northern jungles of the expanse were ruled by an ancient elven nation.<ref name="HJ-13"/>
  
The modern history of the region may be considered to begin in [[4138 AR]], when [[Cheliax]] established the colony of [[Sargava]] on the western coast. The success of the colony was seriously curtailed by the appearance of the [[Eye of Abendego]] upon [[Aroden]]'s death in [[4606 AR]].
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The modern history of the region may be considered to begin in [[4138 AR]], when [[Cheliax]] established the colony of [[Sargava]] (modern-day [[Vidrian]])on the western coast. The success of the colony was seriously curtailed by the appearance of the [[Eye of Abendego]] upon [[Aroden]]'s death in [[4606 AR]].{{Source}}
  
The city of [[Usaro]], on the southern shore of Lake Ocota, is home to bloodthirsty apes and [[charau-ka]] who revere [[Angazhan]]. Led by the [[Gorilla King]], they ensure that the heart of the Mwangi Expanse will always be inimical to humanoid life.<ref>{{Cite book/Lords of Chaos|63}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|126-128}}</ref>
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The city of [[Usaro]], on the southern shore of Lake Ocota, is home to bloodthirsty apes and [[charau-ka]] who revere [[Angazhan]]. Led by the [[Gorilla King]], they ensure that the heart of the Mwangi Expanse will always be inimical to humanoid life.<ref>{{Cite book/Lords of Chaos|63}}</ref><ref name="ISWG-126"/>
  
 
The unification of the pirates of the [[Shackles]] in [[4674 AR]] <ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|170}}</ref> had adverse implications for the passage of goods to and from the Expanse, although it was the pirates themselves who established the free port of [[Bloodcove]], through which much of the region's riches now pass en route to [[Avistan]].<ref>{{Cite book/River into Darkness|3}}</ref>
 
The unification of the pirates of the [[Shackles]] in [[4674 AR]] <ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|170}}</ref> had adverse implications for the passage of goods to and from the Expanse, although it was the pirates themselves who established the free port of [[Bloodcove]], through which much of the region's riches now pass en route to [[Avistan]].<ref>{{Cite book/River into Darkness|3}}</ref>
  
==Inhabitants==
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In [[4717 AR]], the former colony of [[Sargava]] achieved independence and became the nation of [[Vidrian]] after a nation-wide revolution.
[[Mwangi (human ethnicity)|Mwangi]] human, elf, lizardfolk and less recognisable tribes.<ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|126}}</ref>
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== Inhabitants ==
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[[Mwangi (human ethnicity)|Mwangi]] human, elf, lizardfolk and less recognisable tribes.<ref name="ISWG-126"/>
  
 
=== Languages ===
 
=== Languages ===
[[Human languages of Golarion#Polyglot|Polyglot]], regional dialects.<ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|126}}</ref>
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[[Human languages of Golarion#Polyglot|Polyglot]], regional dialects.<ref name="ISWG-126"/>
  
 
=== Religion ===
 
=== Religion ===
[[Shamanism]], [[ancestor worship]], [[Angazhan]] and other [[Demon lord]]s, [[Gozreh]], [[Lamashtu]], [[Ydersius]], the [[Green Faith]].<ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|126}}</ref> Angazhan is worshipped mainly by the Expanse’s sentient apes. Most Mwangi see shamanism, ancestor worship and worship of Gozreh as being complementary belief systems rather than competing ones.<ref>{{Cite book/Heart of the Jungle|18}}</ref>
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[[Shamanism]], [[ancestor worship]], [[Angazhan]] and other [[Demon lord]]s, [[Gozreh]], [[Lamashtu]], [[Ydersius]], the [[Green Faith]].<ref name="ISWG-126"/> Angazhan is worshipped mainly by the Expanse's sentient apes. Most Mwangi see shamanism, ancestor worship, and worship of Gozreh as being complementary belief systems rather than competing ones.<ref>{{Cite book/Heart of the Jungle|18}}</ref>
  
 
=== Tribes ===
 
=== Tribes ===
Some of the tribes of the region are as follows :-
 
  
'''Dwarf tribes'''
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Some of the tribes of the region are as follows:
There are two main groups of dwarves in the Mwangi Expanse, with virtually no contact between them.<ref>{{Cite book/Heart of the Jungle|56}}</ref>
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==== Dwarf tribes ====
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There are two main groups of dwarves in the Mwangi Expanse, with virtually no contact between them.<ref name="HJ-56">{{Cite book/Heart of the Jungle|56}}</ref>
  
 
* [[Mbe'ke]] of the [[Terwa Uplands]]
 
* [[Mbe'ke]] of the [[Terwa Uplands]]
 
* [[Taralu]] of the eastern jungles
 
* [[Taralu]] of the eastern jungles
  
'''Elf Tribes'''
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==== Elf tribes ====
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[[File:Ekujae elf.jpg|200px|right|thumb|An [[Ekujae]] [[elf]].]]
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{{See also|Mualijae}}
  
Unlike the majority of the Elves of [[Avistan]], the elves of the Mwangi Expanse did not relocate to [[Sovyrian]], or retreat underground during [[Earthfall]]. Instead, these so called "wild elves" continued to live as they always had.<ref>{{Cite book/Elves of Golarion|13}}</ref>
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Unlike most [[elf|elves]] of [[Avistan]], the elves of the Mwangi Expanse did not relocate to [[Sovyrian]] or retreat underground during [[Earthfall]]. Instead, these tribes, collectively known as [[Mualijae]], continued to live as they always had.<ref name="EoG-13-14">{{Cite book/Elves of Golarion|13&ndash;14}}</ref><ref name="CRB2-431">{{Cite book/Core Rulebook|431}}. The terms '''wild elf/elves''', which appeared prior to this book, are no longer used.</ref><ref name="LOWG-92-93">{{Cite book/Lost Omens World Guide|92&ndash;93}}</ref>
  
It is believed that the tribes are the descendants of an ancient elven nation that once ruled the northern jungles. Elven legends say that they once defeated a Great Darkness,<ref>{{Cite book/Heart of the Jungle|13}}</ref> and some claim that the modern tribes were left behind in order to fight the Darkness when it returns.<ref>{{Cite book/Elves of Golarion|13}}</ref> The epic poetry inscribed in elven on the walls of the ruined city of [[Nagisa]] is the sole known non-oral depiction of this legend.<ref>{{Cite book/Heart of the Jungle|56}}</ref>
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It is believed that the tribes are the descendants of an ancient elven nation that once ruled the northern jungles. Elven legends say that they once defeated a Great Darkness,<ref name="HJ-13">{{Cite book/Heart of the Jungle|13}}</ref> and some claim that the modern tribes were left behind in order to fight the Darkness when it returns.<ref name="EoG-13-14"/> The epic poetry inscribed in elven on the walls of the ruined city of [[Nagisa]] is the sole known non-oral depiction of this legend.<ref name="HJ-56"/> There are 3 major subgroups of Mualijae:
  
*[[Alijae]] of the northern jungle
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* [[Alijae]], of the northern jungle
*[[Ekujae]], of the western jungle
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* [[Ekujae]], of the western jungle
*[[Kallijae]] of the north western jungle
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* [[Kallijae]], of the northwestern jungle
  
'''Other Tribes'''
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==== Other tribes ====
  
*[[Jambala Jaeg]]
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* [[Jambala Jaeg]]
*[[Kaava]]
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* [[Kaava]]
*[[Uomoto]]
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* [[Uomoto]]
  
==Geography==
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== Geography ==
The region is dominated by [[Lake Ocota]], the numerous rivers which drain into the lake – mightiest of which is the [[Vanji River]] - and the [[Mwangi Jungle]] which surrounds them. However, there are two other jungles - the [[Kaava Lands]] in the south-west, and the [[Screaming Jungle]] in the south-east.
 
  
The two other major lakes are [[Terwa Lake]] and the [[Lake of Vanished Armies]]. <ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|128}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book/Heart of the Jungle|Inside front cover}}</ref>
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The region is dominated by [[Lake Ocota]], the numerous rivers which drain into the lake&mdash;mightiest of which is the [[Vanji River]]&mdash;and the [[Mwangi Jungle]] which surrounds them. However, there are two other jungles&mdash;the [[Kaava Lands]] in the southwest, and the [[Screaming Jungle]] in the southeast.<ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|128}}</ref>
  
The [[Barrier Wall]] mountains mark the Expanse’s northern border, while the [[Brazen Peaks]] and the [[Shattered Range]] lie on the eastern border. The [[Kho-Rarne Pass]] links the region with [[Osirion]], while the [[Ndele Gap]] leads into [[Nex]].<ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|128}}</ref> The [[Gorilla King]]’s forces used tunnels beneath the Shattered Range to raid [[Alkenstar]], but following the highly successful raid of [[4690 AR]] the forces of Alkenstar collapsed the tunnels. <ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|128}}</ref>
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The two other major lakes are [[Terwa Lake]] and the [[Lake of Vanished Armies]].<ref name="ISWG-126"/><ref>{{Cite book/Heart of the Jungle|Inside front cover}}</ref>
  
The other significant highland region is the [[Bandu Hills]].<ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|128}}</ref>
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The [[Barrier Wall]] mountains mark the Expanse's northern border, while the [[Brazen Peaks]] and the [[Shattered Range]] lie on the eastern border. The [[Kho-Rarne Pass]] links the region with [[Osirion]], while the [[Ndele Gap]] leads into [[Nex]].<ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|128}}</ref> The [[Gorilla King]]'s forces used tunnels beneath the Shattered Range to raid [[Alkenstar]], but following the highly successful raid of [[4690 AR]] the forces of Alkenstar collapsed the tunnels.<ref name="ISWG-126"/>
  
=== Settlements ===
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The other significant highland regions are the [[Terwa Uplands]] and the [[Bandu Hills]].<ref>{{Cite book/The Inner Sea World Guide|128, 172}}</ref>
* [[Bloodcove]], base of operations of the [[Aspis Consortium]]
 
* [[Elokolobha]], town of [[Spriggan]]s
 
* [[Jaha]], refuge of the [[Lergeni (human ethnicity)|Lergeni]]
 
* [[Kibwe]], neutral inland trading city
 
* [[Mzali]], ciy of the god-king [[Walkena]], and hotbed of anti-colonialism
 
* [[Nantambu]], haven of peace, learning and culture
 
* [[Osibu]], veritable utopia
 
* [[Senghor]], independent coastal trade centre
 
* [[Usaro]], city of the [[Gorilla King]]
 
  
===Ruins===
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== References ==
*[[Arzikal]], city of Hungry Spires
 
*[[Bloodsalt]], ruined city on the shores of [[Terwa Lake]]
 
*[[Boali]], destroyed city, former rival of [[Senghor]]
 
*[[Darkreach]], abandoned trading post
 
*[[Dokaren]], or Dokeran, city destroyed by the [[Song of Extinction]]
 
*[[Doorway to the Red Star]], [[portal]] to [[Akiton]]
 
*[[Drowning Stones]], city abandoned when it began sinking into the swamp
 
*[[Holy Xatramba]], city destroyed by [[demon]]s
 
*[[Ird]], lost city
 
*[[Kembe]], strange ruin consisting of 3 concentric rings
 
*[[Kho]] (Ruins of), remains of a [[Shory]] flying city
 
*[[Liclac]], former city of the lost nation of [[Rastel]]
 
*[[Mbaiki]], former city of jaguar worshippers, now inhabited mainly by [[halfling]]s
 
*[[Nagisa]], city of white pyramids, possibly built by [[elf|elves]]
 
*[[Rastel (city)]], former city of the lost nation of [[Rastel]], now inhabited by [[tiefling]]s
 
*[[Saventh-Yhi]], legendary lost city that may have been built by the ancient [[Azlanti]]
 
*[[Sele]], [[Mwangi#Mauxi|Mauxi]] city that was abandoned when it began to sink
 
*[[Spiro Spero]], ruined fortress now inhabited by [[gnoll]]s
 
*[[Ulduvai]], remains of a [[Shory]] flying city
 
*[[Zurakai]], legendary lost city believed to have been an [[Azlanti]] colony
 
  
===Other Sites===
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*[[Farsouth Mine]], gold mine in the [[Bandu Hills]]
 
*[[Field of Maidens]], petrified remains of an army of women
 
*[[Fountain of Tabis]], the fabled fountain of youth
 
*[[Free Station]]
 
*[[Gorilla Falls]]
 
*[[Gozreh's Pool]], an unusually clear pool reputed to have healing properties
 
*[[Nightfall Station]], profitable [[Aspis Consortium]] trading post
 
*[[Ranage's Circle]], an ancient [[druid|druidic]] circle
 
*[[Tazion]]
 
*[[Tomb of the Thousand Tusks]]
 
*[[Whitebridge Station]], bridge and [[Aspis Consortium]] outpost
 
*[[Zura's Mouth]]
 
  
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The Mwangi Expanse.


Mwangi Expanse
Mwangi Expanse
(Nation)
Alignment Neutral
Capital None
Ruler None
Government Many tribal chiefdoms, utopian enclaves, monarchies, etc.
Demonym Mwangi
Adjective Mwangi
Languages Polyglot, regional dialects
Religions Angazhan, Gozreh, Lamashtu, Ydersius, ancestor worship, demon lords, Green Faith, regional traditions
Images of Mwangi Expanse
For other meanings of "Mwangi", please see Mwangi (disambiguation).

The Mwangi Expanse (pronounced MWAN-gi),[1] archaically also called the Forbidden Jungle,[2][3] is the catch-all term given to the wild interior of the continent of Garund. It is bordered to the north by the lands of Rahadoum, Thuvia, and Osirion, to the east is Katapesh, Nex, Alkenstar, and Geb, and to the west by the Sodden Lands, the Shackles, and Vidrian.[4][5]

The Expanse also extends southwards beyond the Inner Sea region.[4]

There are few records of the region initiating dealings with outsiders, apart from the anti-colonial activities of the city of Mzali. Instead, foreigners (most notably the Aspis Consortium) travel into the Expanse in search of treasure. The usual hazards of jungle exploration are made worse by the existence of evil spirits, sentient plants, and juju cults but legends of lost cities of gold and incredible riches continue to attract visitors.[4]

Wealth has been found in the region, and the existence of heavily-laden treasure ships heading north to Avistan from Bloodcove, Senghor, and also Anthusis (in Vidrian, formerly called Eleder) has encouraged the growth of the pirates of the Shackles to prey upon them.[4]

History

See also: Timeline of Mwangi Expanse

Little is known today of the region's ancient history, but the landscape is dotted with human ruins as old as almost any to be found elsewhere in Golarion.[4]

These ancient cultures were devastated by Earthfall, when the fall of the Starstone created the Inner Sea. As the Age of Darkness passed into the Age of Anguish, the legendary heroes Old-Mage Jatembe and the Ten Magic Warriors did their best to re-establish civilization. They defeated the sorcerous King of Biting Ants at the Doorway to the Red Star, and established the wizardly academy of Magaambya in Nantambu.[4]

During the Age of Destiny the marvellous flying cities of the Shory flew over this land, and at least one came to a tragic end here—as demonstrated by the Ruins of Kho, and also possibly Ulduvai—but there is no evidence that they had any particular connection to the region.[4]

At one time, the northern jungles of the expanse were ruled by an ancient elven nation.[6]

The modern history of the region may be considered to begin in 4138 AR, when Cheliax established the colony of Sargava (modern-day Vidrian)on the western coast. The success of the colony was seriously curtailed by the appearance of the Eye of Abendego upon Aroden's death in 4606 AR.[citation needed]

The city of Usaro, on the southern shore of Lake Ocota, is home to bloodthirsty apes and charau-ka who revere Angazhan. Led by the Gorilla King, they ensure that the heart of the Mwangi Expanse will always be inimical to humanoid life.[7][4]

The unification of the pirates of the Shackles in 4674 AR [8] had adverse implications for the passage of goods to and from the Expanse, although it was the pirates themselves who established the free port of Bloodcove, through which much of the region's riches now pass en route to Avistan.[9]

In 4717 AR, the former colony of Sargava achieved independence and became the nation of Vidrian after a nation-wide revolution.

Inhabitants

Mwangi human, elf, lizardfolk and less recognisable tribes.[4]

Languages

Polyglot, regional dialects.[4]

Religion

Shamanism, ancestor worship, Angazhan and other Demon lords, Gozreh, Lamashtu, Ydersius, the Green Faith.[4] Angazhan is worshipped mainly by the Expanse's sentient apes. Most Mwangi see shamanism, ancestor worship, and worship of Gozreh as being complementary belief systems rather than competing ones.[10]

Tribes

Some of the tribes of the region are as follows:

Dwarf tribes

There are two main groups of dwarves in the Mwangi Expanse, with virtually no contact between them.[11]

Elf tribes

See also: Mualijae

Unlike most elves of Avistan, the elves of the Mwangi Expanse did not relocate to Sovyrian or retreat underground during Earthfall. Instead, these tribes, collectively known as Mualijae, continued to live as they always had.[12][13][14]

It is believed that the tribes are the descendants of an ancient elven nation that once ruled the northern jungles. Elven legends say that they once defeated a Great Darkness,[6] and some claim that the modern tribes were left behind in order to fight the Darkness when it returns.[12] The epic poetry inscribed in elven on the walls of the ruined city of Nagisa is the sole known non-oral depiction of this legend.[11] There are 3 major subgroups of Mualijae:

Other tribes

Geography

The region is dominated by Lake Ocota, the numerous rivers which drain into the lake—mightiest of which is the Vanji River—and the Mwangi Jungle which surrounds them. However, there are two other jungles—the Kaava Lands in the southwest, and the Screaming Jungle in the southeast.[15]

The two other major lakes are Terwa Lake and the Lake of Vanished Armies.[4][16]

The Barrier Wall mountains mark the Expanse's northern border, while the Brazen Peaks and the Shattered Range lie on the eastern border. The Kho-Rarne Pass links the region with Osirion, while the Ndele Gap leads into Nex.[17] The Gorilla King's forces used tunnels beneath the Shattered Range to raid Alkenstar, but following the highly successful raid of 4690 AR the forces of Alkenstar collapsed the tunnels.[4]

The other significant highland regions are the Terwa Uplands and the Bandu Hills.[18]

References

  1. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 247. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  2. James Jacobs. (April 30, 2011). Comment on "Pathfinder Chronicles Questions", Paizo messageboards.
  3. Tim Hitchcock, Erik Mona, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor. (2009). Seekers of Secrets: A Guide to the Pathfinder Society, p. 41. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-178-7
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 126–128. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  5. Tanya DePass, James Jacobs, Lyz Liddell, et al. (2019). Lost Omens World Guide, p. 91. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-172-6
  6. 6.0 6.1 Tim Hitchcock et al. (2010). Heart of the Jungle, p. 13. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-247-0
  7. James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 63. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0
  8. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 170. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  9. Greg A. Vaughan. (2008). River into Darkness, p. 3. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-075-9
  10. Tim Hitchcock et al. (2010). Heart of the Jungle, p. 18. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-247-0
  11. 11.0 11.1 Tim Hitchcock et al. (2010). Heart of the Jungle, p. 56. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-247-0
  12. 12.0 12.1 Hal Maclean and Jeff Quick. (2008). Elves of Golarion, p. 13–14. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-143-5
  13. Logan Bonner et al. (2019). Pathfinder Core Rulebook, p. 431. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-168-9. The terms wild elf/elves, which appeared prior to this book, are no longer used.
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