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Norn

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Norn
Rowane, a norn.
(Creature)
Type Fey
CR 18
Environment Cold mountains
Alignment
Images of norns

Source: Bestiary 3, pg(s). 202

Norns are hooded fey women who are always seen in groups of three and live almost exclusively to the Lands of the Linnorm Kings, but have also been seen in neighboring realms. They are often considered to be a single soul split into three bodies. A triumvirate, as a trio of norns is called, appears to act with a singular mind and speak in perfect unison, and the strength of all three seems dependent on the other two.

Norns deliver cryptic prophesies to lost travelers and questing heroes who encounter them along their journeys. These prophesies are often contingent on an inscrutable and subtle test of wisdom and determination imposed by the fey. These tests are mysterious, and those who survive sometimes do not realize that they have been tested.[1][2]

On Golarion

Perhaps due to norns' connections to the First World, the predictions of these hooded figures are strangely accurate even when most prophecies fail in the Age of Lost Omens.[3]

The Ulfen king Ingimundr the Unruly of Bildt has advocated taking up the mantle of his forefathers, and resumed raids against the lands to the south and east. The norns have repeatedly cautioned against this.[4]

In the Great Beyond

Erecura, Queen of Dis, has three norns serving her as handmaidens: Felixia, Rowane, and Selieste.[5] [6]

References

Paizo Inc. published a major chapter about norns in Fey Revisited.