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| image      = [[File:Pathfinder 13, Shadow in the Sky.jpeg|250px|Pathfinder 13: Shadow in the Sky]]
| title      = Pathfinder 13: Shadow in the Sky
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| website    = https://paizo.com/products/btpy80i9
| author      = [[Greg A. Vaughan]]
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| title      = Pathfinder Adventure Path #13: ''Shadow in the Sky''
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| author      = [[Greg A. Vaughan]] et al.
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| author1    = Greg A. Vaughan
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| author2    = Tim Hitchcock
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| author3    = E. Jordan Bojar
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| author4    = Gwen Page
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| author5    = Mike Selinker
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| author6    = Jay Thompson
 
| publisher  = [[Paizo Publishing, LLC]]
 
| publisher  = [[Paizo Publishing, LLC]]
| price      = Print: $19.99 <br /> PDF: $13.99
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| pubcode    = PZO9013
| released    = Not yet released
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| price      = Print: $19.99 <br> PDF: $13.99
| type        = Adventure/Accessory
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| released    = August 14, 2008
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| type        = Adventure Path issue
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| rules      = D&D 3.5
 
| binding    = Paperback
 
| binding    = Paperback
 
| pages      = 96 pages
 
| pages      = 96 pages
 
| isbn        = 978-1-60125-115-2
 
| isbn        = 978-1-60125-115-2
| series      = [[Pathfinder Adventure Path]]<br />[[Second Darkness]]
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| series      = [[Pathfinder Adventure Path]] #13<br>[[Second Darkness]] 1 of 6
| follows    = [[Pathfinder 12, Crown of Fangs|Pathfinder 12: Crown of Fangs]]
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| follows    = ''[[Crown of Fangs]]''
| precedes    = [[Pathfinder 14, Children of the Void|Pathfinder 14: Children of the Void]]
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| precedes    = ''[[Children of the Void]]''
 
}}
 
}}
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'''''Shadow in the Sky''''', an adventure by [[Greg A. Vaughan]] with support articles by [[E. Jordan Bojar]], [[Gwen Page]], and [[Mike Selinker]], a set-piece adventure by [[Tim Hitchcock]], and fiction by [[Jay Thompson]], is the first chapter in the [[Second Darkness]] adventure path and was released on August 14, 2008. As with ''[[Burnt Offerings]]'', a special [[Gen Con]] edition of this book was published with an alternate cover.
  
This volume of ''Pathfinder'' kicks off the third [[Pathfinder Adventure Path]] campaign—[[Second Darkness]]—and presents a detailed gazetteer of the intrigue-filled streets of [[Riddleport]], details the [[Gold Goblin|Gold Goblin Gaming Hall]] and several of Riddleport's most popular games of chance, and presents a half dozen new monsters native to the Riddleport region. It also contains a bonus adventure by [[Tim Hitchcock]] that presents a typical Riddleport thieves' guild as well as the continued adventures of [[Eando Kline]], [[pathfinder]].
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| header = Watch the Skies!
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| quote  = A foul omen looms over the city of [[Riddleport]]. What could the dark blot over the city of swindlers and thieves mean? Apocalyptic whispers fill the street, priests search for signs from their gods, and rumours of strange happenings shake the city. Could this ominous portent be the work of a scheming crimeboss, mysterious [[cyphermage]]s, or a petty pirate lord? Or does it prophesize some new menace come to [[Golarion]]? A step into Riddleport's high-stakes underworld of sin and debauchery reveals that not all in the pirate's paradise is as it seems. Only PCs can foil a terrible new plot that reaches from below to take fold of [[Varisia|Varisia's]] city of sin.
  
== Adventure Synopsis ==
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This volume of ''Pathfinder'' begins the Second Darkness Adventure Path, and includes:
===Shadow in the Sky===
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* "Shadow in the Sky", an adventure for 1st-level characters, by [[Greg A. Vaughan]].
{{Adventure overview|level=1st|location=[[Riddleport]]}}
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* An exploration of Riddleport, home to gamblers, outcasts, pirates, and the seediest scoundrels in Varisia, by [[Greg A. Vaughan]].
The elves of the [[Mierani Forest]] have been hiding something from outside eyes for hundreds of years, but now, this sinister secret has escaped. What at first seems to be a sudden uprising in unsanctioned banditry in the Riddleport hinterlands is in fact something altogether more menacing—the dark elves have come to [[Varisia]]. Yet the threat presented by the drow from below may be nothing compared to a new threat from the skies above. Can a new group of heroes save the world from the Second Darkness?
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* A chance to make your fortunes at the [[Gold Goblin|Gold Goblin gambling hall]] and check out four new games from one of Riddleport's rowdiest gaming dens, by [[Mike Selinker]], [[E. Jordan Bojar]], [[Gwen Page]], and [[Greg A. Vaughan]].
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* A new entry in the [[Pathfinder's Journal (series)|Pathfinder's Journal]] by [[jay Thompson]]. [[Eando Kline]], deep within the roots of the [[orc]] city of [[Urgir]], discovers that the gate to the [[Darklands]] is not unguarded.
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* Four new monsters by [[Greg A. Vaughan]].}}
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== Contents ==
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''Shadow in the Sky'' kicks off the third [[Pathfinder Adventure Path]] campaign—[[Second Darkness]]—and presents a detailed gazetteer of the intrigue-filled streets of [[Riddleport]], details the [[Gold Goblin|Gold Goblin gambling hall]] and several of Riddleport's most popular games of chance, and presents a half dozen new monsters native to the Riddleport region. It also contains a bonus adventure by [[Tim Hitchcock]] that presents a typical Riddleport thieves' guild as well as the continued adventures of [[Eando Kline]], [[pathfinder]].
  
===St. Caspieran's Salvation===
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'''Foreword: "…And I Feel Fine"''' by [[James Jacobs]] (4)
{{Adventure overview|level=1st|location=[[Riddleport]]}}
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: James Jacobs launches the Second Darkness adventure path with a tip of the hat to Greg A. Vaughan and even lets this volume's primary author illuminate his intentions with the adventure. Since this volume also marks the debut of the [[drow]] in the [[Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting]], James also provides some insight into their history and their role&mdash;as villains&mdash;in the setting.
  
{{Second Darkness}}
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'''1. "Shadow in the Sky"''' by [[Greg A. Vaughan]] (6)
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: Strange things are happening in Riddleport. A dark blot hangs in the sky over the city, and claims of bizarre goings-ons and apocalyptic prophecies fill the streets. Could these peculiar events be tied to the Golden Goblin's diabolically themed "Cheat the Devil; Take His Gold" competition? Or are more nefarious works afoot in the pirate's paradise? Find out in the first adventure of Pathfinder's new Adventure Path: Second Darkness!
  
[[Category:Pathfinder|Shadow in the Sky]]
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'''2. "Riddleport: City of Cyphers"''' by [[Greg A. Vaughan]] (48)
[[Category:Sourcebooks|Shadow in the Sky]]
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: Dare to enter the cutthroat city of Riddleport, home to pirates, criminals, and shysters of all sorts. From the choking smoke of the Gasforges to the dizzying heights of the Cyphergate, fortunes change swiftly in Varisia's city of sin.
[[Category:2008 sourcebooks|Shadow in the Sky]]
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[[Category:Sourcebooks by Greg A. Vaughan|Shadow in the Sky]]
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'''3. "The Gold Goblin"''' by [[E. Jordan Bojar]], [[Gwen Page]], [[Mike Selinker]], and [[Greg A. Vaughan]] (56)
[[Category:Sourcebooks by Tim Hitchcock|Shadow in the Sky]]
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: Roll the bones and test your luck! Enter Riddleport's premier gambling hall, meet its patrons, and learn its games—but keep an eye on your coin purse. What Riddleport's gamblers can't take by luck they often take by force!
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'''4. "St. Caspieran's Salvation"''' by [[Tim Hitchcock]] (64)
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: An unassuming chapel becomes a hideout for a gang of local thugs and scheming thieves. Can your PCs discern criminal from clergyman?
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'''5. "Fear in a Handful of Rust" (''Pathfinder's Journal'')''' by [[Jay Thompson]] (72)
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: Eando Kline's journey into the darkness begins. The world of light has proven treacherous, but what new terrors await the pathfinder in the mysterious depths of the [[Darklands]]?
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'''6. "Bestiary"''' by [[Greg A. Vaughan]] (78)
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:* [[darklands sentinel]]
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:* [[flesh-eating cockroach swarm]]
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:* [[fungal crawler]]
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:* [[monstrous cockroach]]
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:* [[swamp barracuda]]
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'''7. "The Darkness Has Come"''' by ''Pathfinder'' Staff (88)
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: This brief overview of the Second Darkness adventure path provides GMs with an idea of what's to come.
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== Adventure overview ==
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=== Shadow in the Sky ===
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{{Adventure overview
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|level1 = 1st
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|location1 = Riddleport
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|location2 = Varisia
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|type1 = Urban
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}}
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The elves of the [[Mierani Forest]] have been hiding something from outside eyes for hundreds of years, but now, this sinister secret has escaped. What at first seems to be a sudden uprising in unsanctioned banditry in the Riddleport hinterlands is in fact something altogether more menacing—the dark elves have come to [[Varisia]]. Yet the threat presented by the drow from below may be nothing compared to a new threat from the skies above. Can a new group of heroes save the world from the second darkness?
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=== St. Caspieran's Salvation ===
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{{Adventure overview
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|level1 = 1st
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|location1 = Riddleport
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|location2 = Varisia
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|type1 = Urban
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}}
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The first [[Set Piece]] presents a Riddleport thieves' den insidiously hidden beneath the guise of a rundown chapel. Forced to distinguish scheming swindlers from the truly needy, the PCs need to wade through a crowd of questionable castoffs to uncover the misdeeds rooted amid the hostel's good work.
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== Covers ==
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Image:Pathfinder 13, Shadow in the Sky.jpeg|Standard edition.
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Image:Pathfinder 13, Shadow in the Sky-Alternate.jpg|Gen Con special edition.
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{{Second Darkness navbox}}
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[[Category:Second Darkness adventures]]

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #13: Shadow in the Sky
Pathfinder 13: Shadow in the Sky
PZO9013
(Adventure)
Author(s) Greg A. Vaughan et al.
Publisher Paizo Publishing, LLC
Price Print: $19.99
PDF: $13.99
Released August 14, 2008
Type Adventure Path issue
Binding Paperback
Pages 96 pages
ISBN ISBN 978-1-60125-115-2
Rules set D&D 3.5
Series Pathfinder Adventure Path #13
Second Darkness 1 of 6
Follows Crown of Fangs
Precedes Children of the Void
Artwork from Shadow in the Sky

Shadow in the Sky, an adventure by Greg A. Vaughan with support articles by E. Jordan Bojar, Gwen Page, and Mike Selinker, a set-piece adventure by Tim Hitchcock, and fiction by Jay Thompson, is the first chapter in the Second Darkness adventure path and was released on August 14, 2008. As with Burnt Offerings, a special Gen Con edition of this book was published with an alternate cover.

Watch the Skies!A foul omen looms over the city of Riddleport. What could the dark blot over the city of swindlers and thieves mean? Apocalyptic whispers fill the street, priests search for signs from their gods, and rumours of strange happenings shake the city. Could this ominous portent be the work of a scheming crimeboss, mysterious cyphermages, or a petty pirate lord? Or does it prophesize some new menace come to Golarion? A step into Riddleport's high-stakes underworld of sin and debauchery reveals that not all in the pirate's paradise is as it seems. Only PCs can foil a terrible new plot that reaches from below to take fold of Varisia's city of sin.

This volume of Pathfinder begins the Second Darkness Adventure Path, and includes:

Contents

Shadow in the Sky kicks off the third Pathfinder Adventure Path campaign—Second Darkness—and presents a detailed gazetteer of the intrigue-filled streets of Riddleport, details the Gold Goblin gambling hall and several of Riddleport's most popular games of chance, and presents a half dozen new monsters native to the Riddleport region. It also contains a bonus adventure by Tim Hitchcock that presents a typical Riddleport thieves' guild as well as the continued adventures of Eando Kline, pathfinder.

Foreword: "…And I Feel Fine" by James Jacobs (4)

James Jacobs launches the Second Darkness adventure path with a tip of the hat to Greg A. Vaughan and even lets this volume's primary author illuminate his intentions with the adventure. Since this volume also marks the debut of the drow in the Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting, James also provides some insight into their history and their role—as villains—in the setting.

1. "Shadow in the Sky" by Greg A. Vaughan (6)

Strange things are happening in Riddleport. A dark blot hangs in the sky over the city, and claims of bizarre goings-ons and apocalyptic prophecies fill the streets. Could these peculiar events be tied to the Golden Goblin's diabolically themed "Cheat the Devil; Take His Gold" competition? Or are more nefarious works afoot in the pirate's paradise? Find out in the first adventure of Pathfinder's new Adventure Path: Second Darkness!

2. "Riddleport: City of Cyphers" by Greg A. Vaughan (48)

Dare to enter the cutthroat city of Riddleport, home to pirates, criminals, and shysters of all sorts. From the choking smoke of the Gasforges to the dizzying heights of the Cyphergate, fortunes change swiftly in Varisia's city of sin.

3. "The Gold Goblin" by E. Jordan Bojar, Gwen Page, Mike Selinker, and Greg A. Vaughan (56)

Roll the bones and test your luck! Enter Riddleport's premier gambling hall, meet its patrons, and learn its games—but keep an eye on your coin purse. What Riddleport's gamblers can't take by luck they often take by force!

4. "St. Caspieran's Salvation" by Tim Hitchcock (64)

An unassuming chapel becomes a hideout for a gang of local thugs and scheming thieves. Can your PCs discern criminal from clergyman?

5. "Fear in a Handful of Rust" (Pathfinder's Journal) by Jay Thompson (72)

Eando Kline's journey into the darkness begins. The world of light has proven treacherous, but what new terrors await the pathfinder in the mysterious depths of the Darklands?

6. "Bestiary" by Greg A. Vaughan (78)

7. "The Darkness Has Come" by Pathfinder Staff (88)

This brief overview of the Second Darkness adventure path provides GMs with an idea of what's to come.

Adventure overview

Shadow in the Sky

Level
  • 1st
  • Type
  • Urban
  • Location(s)
  • Riddleport
  • Varisia
  • The elves of the Mierani Forest have been hiding something from outside eyes for hundreds of years, but now, this sinister secret has escaped. What at first seems to be a sudden uprising in unsanctioned banditry in the Riddleport hinterlands is in fact something altogether more menacing—the dark elves have come to Varisia. Yet the threat presented by the drow from below may be nothing compared to a new threat from the skies above. Can a new group of heroes save the world from the second darkness?

    St. Caspieran's Salvation

    Level
  • 1st
  • Type
  • Urban
  • Location(s)
  • Riddleport
  • Varisia
  • The first Set Piece presents a Riddleport thieves' den insidiously hidden beneath the guise of a rundown chapel. Forced to distinguish scheming swindlers from the truly needy, the PCs need to wade through a crowd of questionable castoffs to uncover the misdeeds rooted amid the hostel's good work.

    Covers