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Mordant Spire

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Mordant Spire
The Mordant Spire.
Demographics Mostly elves

Source: Elves of Golarion, pg(s). 12

The island of Mordant Spire lies in the Steaming Sea on the southern tip of the Ironbound Archipelago, and is home to several thousand aloof and alien Mordant Spire elves, who are hostile towards intruders.[1][2] The island is one of the few inhabited remnants of Azlant, and the elves closely guard the secrets of the once-great continent in fear that trespassers would bring a second doom upon Golarion.[3]


The masked elves of Mordant Spire have stood in opposition to the powers of the region for a very long time. They were enemies of the humans of ancient Azlant over 10,000 years ago, and of the aboleth even before that. They escaped the destruction of Earthfall by fleeing to Sovyrian like many of their kinsfolk, and upon their return thousands of years later, they once again took control of the island and cut it off from the rest of Golarion.[2]


Mordant Spire sits at the most distal end of the Ironbound Archipelago in the Arcadian Ocean. Its closest geographic neighbor is Thoska Isle,[4] and a ship requires approximately 10 days to reach the island from the Varisian city of Magnimar.[5]

Places of interest

The island is dominated by a massive tower, which is surrounded by small rocky beaches. The elves also built floating platforms anchored to the sea bed.[2]

An elf gate links the Spire with distant Kyonin, but it is unclear whether it still functions—the elves on either side seem to have no interest in using it.[6]

Flora and fauna

Aquatic varieties of gelatinous cubes are rumored to be found wandering the sunken halls of lost Azlant off the shores of the island, but the Mordant Spire elves drive away most explorers before they can return with proof.[7]