Burning Archipelago

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The Burning Archipelago is a collection of cities on the surface of Golarion's sun that are tethered together by magic and surrounded by translucent bubbles that protect its inhabitants from the worst of the star's heat and radiation.1


The Burning Archipelago was created by fire-immune creatures, such as ifrits2 and salamanders, who wished to dwell near the sun but not be constantly buffeted about by convection and solar flares. They created the magical bubbles so that less fire-resistant creatures could stay there with only minimal magic to protect them, and tethered them to each other to keep them within a few hundred miles of one another.1


  1. 1.0 1.1 James L. Sutter. “Chapter 1: The Solar System” in Distant Worlds, 5. Paizo Inc., 2012
  2. Paizo referred to ifrits as efreet and naaris as ifrits until the publication of Highhelm. See also Rage of Elements pg. 3 and Pathfinder Core Preview pgs. 2, 13, 18.