Source: Dungeons of Golarion, pg(s). 45
Karamoss was born in Numeria. He was obsessed with the strange robots, clockwork constructs, and strange treasures found in this savage land. In time, madness took his mind. He thought he could rebuild life in the form of machinery, defeating disease, hunger, and aging once and for all.
In 3596 AR, he theorized that organic life was inferior to mechanical life and started 10 years of preparation for an expedition into Numeria's legendary Silver Mount. In 3606 AR, he went alone into the mysterious ruin and disappeared within for three decades. When Karamoss reappeared, he was no longer entirely human, and his quest had transformed into a hunger for conquest. From the knowledge he got in his exploration, he came to the conclusion that the Starstone at the heart of the city of Absalom, was an even stranger sending from the cosmos. He did not see the Starstone as a chance at divinity, but rather as an unlimited source of power for a new race of mechanical beings.
In 3637 AR, Karamoss the "Machine Mage" assaulted Absalom, constructing a huge metal citadel in the space of a single night. The citadel rose from the rocky ground like a red metallic growth. Within hours, hordes of hobgoblins emerged from the citadel and laid siege to the city. The city repulsed the attack for three weeks, but then the gates of the Red Redoubt of Karamoss opened to disgorge legions of metal warriors equipped with deadly weapons and guided by malign intelligence.
The city was saved when its druidic order, the Druids of the Shaded, repulsed the metal men with powerful magic. For two years the city remained under siege until a final counterattack brought Absalom's army to the walls of Red Redoubt. In the slaughter that followed, the upper floors of the citadel were destroyed along with thousands of his automatons, but the mysterious wizard-artificer was never found.
- Jim Groves, James Jacobs, and Russ Taylor. (2014). Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars, p. 4. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-653-9
- Jim Groves, James Jacobs, and Russ Taylor. (2014). Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars, p. 21. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-653-9
- Anthony Pryor. (2011). Red Redoubt of Karamoss. Dungeons of Golarion, p. 45. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-304-0
- Anthony Pryor. (2011). Red Redoubt of Karamoss. Dungeons of Golarion, p. 46. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-304-0