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Ironfang Invasion (adventure path)

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Ironfang Invasion is the twentieth campaign to grace the pages of the Pathfinder Adventure Path series, and is expected to run from March 2017 through July 2017. It is set in Nirmathas and Molthune.

When the PCs witness their hometown of Phaendar destroyed in the first steps of an all-out war of conquest, they begin a quest that leads them from desperate survival to heroes of legend as they push back against the monstrous Ironfang Legion. This ruthless army—helmed by the hobgoblin General Azaersi and empowered by an ancient artifact known as the Onyx Key—intends to claim both Nirmathas and Molthune while the isolated nations bicker with one another. The heroes' quest will take them deep into the fey-haunted Fangwood Forest, to the craggy bluffs of western Nirmathas, and delve deep into the earth to explore the Darklands. Can a small band of refugees grow into champions and push back against Azaersi's horde, or will the Ironfang Invasion give way to an Ironfang nation?

Releases

Pathfinder Adventure Path
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Trail of the Hunted Written by Amber Scott Released March 29, 2017
In the war-torn nation of Nirmathas, far from the battlefront, the sleepy little town of Phaendar is rocked by the sudden appearance of an overwhelming foe! The heroes must flee their homes, saving whatever friends and supplies they can, as the monstrous Ironfang Legion and their insidious General Azaersi begin carving out an empire of monsters from the dregs of Nirmathas and Molthune alike. The heroes must guard their band of survivors in the wilderness, challenge a troglodyte tribe for safe haven, and face the brutal bounty hunters dispatched to end their flight to freedom!
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Fangs of War Written by Ron Lundeen Released March 29, 2017
With their colony of survivors safe for the moment, the heroes must scour the wilderness of the Fangwood for resources, and make contact with anyone who can help them strike back against the invading Ironfang Legion. But as they push into the wilds, all signs point to the legendary Chernasardo Rangers being wiped out or imprisoned by the merciless black dragon Ibzairiak! The heroes must face hostile fey and mythical beasts now claiming the ruined fortresses left in the dragon's wake in order to save what remains of these legendary freedom fighters and begin the foundation of their own army!
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Assault on Longshadow Written by Benjamin Bruck Released April 26, 2017
Having rescued what remains of the Chernasardo Rangers, the heroes have their first chance to take the offensive against the Ironfang Legion when rumors emerge of the monstrous invaders massing to the north to siege the refinery town of Longshadow. If the Legion succeeds, their inhuman empire tightens its grip across western Nirmathas, and the mines and refineries would grant them all the raw materials their engine of war requires. But the Legion's heavy focus on Longshadow leaves their flanks vulnerable to a campaign of sabotage and harassment! Can the PCs end the hobgoblin siege, and in the process discover the secret behind the Ironfang Legion's lightning-quick raids and unseen troop movements?
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Siege of Stone Written by Thurston Hillman Released May 24, 2017
The Ironfang Legion's secret weapon has been revealed! An ancient dwarven artifact known as the Stone Road allows the hobgoblins to move their forces hundreds of miles at a time, completely unseen. Whatever secrets—and vulnerabilities—the Stone Road may have lie sealed within the dwarven Sky Citadel of Kraggodan. To enter the besieged fortress-city, the heroes must brave the dangers of the Darklands, including morlock fanatics and their slithering god, and duergar slavers, only to find what they need in long-abandoned corners of the ancient city now dominated by horrors from deep below.
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Prisoners of the Blight Written by Amanda Hamon Kunz Released June 28, 2017
With the secrets of the Stone Road and its focus, the Onyx Citadel, finally revealed, the PCs only need an army of their own to push back against the Ironfang Legion. But with Nirmathas's ragtag forces occupied with Molthune and the Legion tearing at the nation’s underbelly, the heroes require unconventional allies to build that army. Legends tell of an ancient fey nation that once controlled the Fangwood Forest, and now lies imprisoned by the corrupted dryad Arlantia and her otherworldly Darkblight. Can the heroes survive this twisted, fey wonderland and defeat its mistress, or will they succumb to the same sentient plants, terrifying dragon, and legendary beasts that have claimed so many before them?
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Vault of the Onyx Citadel Written by Larry Wilhelm Released July 26, 2017
For months, the merciless Ironfang Legion has struck out against humanity from its impenetrable, otherworldly Onyx Citadel! But now in possession of a key to this stronghold, the bold adventurers must rally their allies, breach the barrier between worlds, tame an alien wilderness, and finally bring the fight to their hobgoblin conquerors! Can the heroes best the Legion's most devious commanders, including the unparalleled warrior-general Azaersi, or will they fall as readily as their homeland before hobgoblin blades?

Related publications

Player's Guides
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Ironfang Invasion Player's Guide Written by Crystal Frasier Released March 16, 2017
The Ironfang Invasion Player's Guide gives players all the spoiler-free information and information they'll need to create characters ready to hit the ground running in the Ironfang Invasion Adventure Path. Within, players of this campaign will find everything they need to create backgrounds tied to personalities and events vital to the Pathfinder Adventure Path's themes, along with new campaign-specific traits to give brave heroes the edge they'll need to take on the dangerous threats faced in the Ironfang Invasion Adventure Path. This player's guide also includes a glimpse of the nation of Nirmathas, as well as various class options and advice for characters ready to take up arms against the Ironfang Invasion.
Sourcebooks
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Lands of Conflict Written by Lissa Guillet and Amber E. Scott Released February 22, 2017
A seemingly endless war rages between the expansionist nation of Molthune and its fiercely independent neighbor Nirmathas. To Molthune, it's a civil war to preserve its legacy of unification; to Nirmathas, a war to throw off tyrannical occupation. Ancient ruins, headstrong leaders, and longstanding feuds are present on both sides—but the similarities end there.
Maps
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Ironfang Invasion Poster Map Folio Released July 2017
Visit the wonders of nature and stone! These huge, lavishly illustrated poster maps display key locations from the Ironfang Invasion Adventure Path. A lovingly-rendered artistic map of southern Nirmathas and the Fangwood Forest depicts the campaign area and brings a rugged fantasy location to colorful life, a second map details the underground dwarven city of Kraggodan, where the players seek allies and precious lore. The final poster depicts the otherworldly Vault of the Onyx Citadel, a fantastic realm secreted away from the world behind colossal stone walls and home to bizarre and alien beasts.
Miniatures
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The Ironfang Invasion Pawn Collection Produced by Paizo Inc. Expected November 2017
Key monsters and NPCs from the Ironfang Invasion Adventure Path come alive on your tabletop with the Ironfang Invasion Pawn Collection, featuring more than 100 creature pawns for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or any tabletop fantasy RPG! Printed on sturdy cardstock, each pawn presents a beautiful full-color image of a monster or NPC from the Ironfang Invasion campaign, including hobgoblin soldiers, corrupted fey, fantastic beasts, and dozens of unique pawns.