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This is an archive of all Did You Know? articles in 2016.
- … that Isger's army only patrols major trade routes, like the Conerica Straits?
- … that the Isgeri city of Gillamoor is under quarantine for an infectious undead plague?
- … that the Five Kings Mountains city of Raseri Kanton near Isger fell into the earth?
- … that the Order of the Godclaw is headquartered in Citadel Dinyar, east of Isger's Chitterwood?
- … that Kaer Maga's caulborn predate human and elven history?
- … that the walled-off Kaer Magan core district of Widdershins has its own government?
- … that the devout Sweettalkers sew their mouths shut to avoid speaking an impure word?
- … that people of Kaer Maga shun followers of Sarenrae and Iomedae as troublemakers?
- … that Amaya Kaijitsu is a member of the shadowy Children of Westcrown?
- … that the Third Stavian Arch, which carried ships up the Adivian River, was destroyed by sabotage?
- … that the Dusk Market moves between ruins in Westcrown's Rego Cader, or "Dead Sector"?
- … about the Arodennama, a 90-foot-tall statue of Aroden and one of Avistan's oldest structures?
- … that Droskar is the most widely worshiped god of slavery?
- … that the Flesh Tax legalized slavery in Absalom more than 80 years ago?
- … that pirates of the Shackles raid the Sodden Lands and Mwangi Expanse for slaves to sell?
- … that in the Inner Sea region, slavery is legal in nearly every nation but Andoran and the River Kingdoms?
- … that dwarven shamans of the ancient rivethun tradition draw power from the disjunction of body and soul?
- … that the Pahmet and Ouat are bronze-skinned dwarven ethnicities of Osirion?
- … that the dwarven Quest for Sky also led to orcs forming the Hold of Belkzen?
- … that Druma helped craft the Kerse Accord, which ended a 700-year civil war among the dwarven nations of the Five Kings Mountains?
- … that unclaimed neutral souls in Axis become axiomites who retain their mortal forms?
- … that souls are formed from potentiality, which is itself drawn from planar quintessence?
- … that most outsiders are created from the combination of a soul and planar quintessence?
- … that followers of the occult esoteric tradition believe they can control their souls' destiny?
- … that the Bonuwat people of the Mwangi Expanse worship a combination of Gozreh and Desna?
- … that Gozreh's herald is the Personification of Fury, a multiform water and air elemental?
- … that some druids choose to worship Gozreh instead of following the Green Faith?
- … that the month of Gozran is named after the god?
- … that the carapace of Ulunat, a spawn of Rovagug, is the Black Dome that surrounds the Palace of the Forthbringer?
- … that for 45 years under the Pharaohs of Ascension, Tumen replaced Sothis as Osirion's capital?
- … that Sothis is a major halfling settlement in Osirion?
- … that the city watch of Sothis is known as the Eyes of Sothis?
- … that the Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga is also the national symbol of Irrisen?
- … that Baba Yaga built the three massive statues of Artrosa, in the Deeprun Crevasse?
- … that the Jadwiga of Irrisen are named for the first ruler of Irrisen?
- … that Baba Yaga has three heralds: the White, Red, and Black Riders?
- … that Urgathoa was thought to have been the first undead?
- … that the goddess' unholy text, Serving Your Hunger, is also a cookbook?
- … that the Pallid Princess' greatest temple is the Cathedral of Epiphenomena in Geb?
- … that dedicated priests of the goddess go on ceremonial slaughtering sprees known as Reapings?
- … that Urgathoa's unholy text was written by Dason, her first antipaladin?
- … that Calistria is the only non-evil deity to accept antipaladins?
- … that some antipaladins are brute engines of destruction, while others are cunning strategists?
- … that the master of Castle Kronquist, Lord Malyas is the most powerful known antipaladin of the Inner Sea region?
- … that the Black Claws have created one-way tunnels that funnel Darklands creatures past their territory, releasing onto the surface?
- … that young Black Claws coat their digits with spider venom as a coming-of-age ritual that can kill them?
- … that King Vexatox believes himself to have true dragon blood and a draconic mandate to rule?
- … that the Black Claws are said to be allied with the drow deeper in the Darklands?
- … that the drug shiver is made from the poison of the dream spider?
- … that some people drink the toxic fluids that seeps from Numerian spaceships for their euphoric effects?
- … that the potent stimulant known as wyrm pesh costs around 500 gp per dose?
- … that midnight milk is a powerful hallucinogen brewed by the intellect devourers of Ilvarandin?
- … that even though the Hellknights base their philosophy on the unflinching order of Hell, they were formed before the ascension of the diabolical House Thrune?
- … that in the Order of the Gate, the spellcasting signifers outnumber the rank-and-file Hellknights 3-1?
- … that the Order of the Nail was brought to Varisia by Queen Domina of Korvosa?
- … that the Order of the Pike hunts down monsters in the Whisperwood?
- … that the First Mendevian Crusade was also launched to strengthen the fledgling Church of Iomedae?
- … that during the Second Mendevian Crusade the Mendevian city of Drezen was lost to the demons?
- … that the mighty wardstones were created to contain the demons after it was believed that the Worldwound couldn't be closed?
- … that the Third Mendevian Crusade was launched to hunt down demonic cults among the crusaders but quickly turned into a destructive witch-hunt?
- … that the Arcadian city of Segada is a major trade city on the Grinding Coast?
- … that Arcadia has the largest population of wyrwoods on Golarion?
- … that the owl-like syrinx are native to Arcadia but not at all friendly toward the other native humanoid races?
- … that three Avistani colonies exist on Arcadia's eastern coast? They are Anchor's End, Elesomare, and Valenhall.
- … that the Pathfinder Osprey supposedly is privy to secret information he hasn't even divulged to the Decemvirate?
- … that the former Taldor faction-head Jacquo Dalsine was killed by Muhlia Al-Jakri, the faction head of Qadira?
- … that the famous Pathfinder Durvin Gest inadvertently triggered the invasion of Geb by the nation of Holomog?
- … that Eando Kline discovered a secret serpentfolk city in Sekamina, but resigned from the Pathfinder Society rather than reveal its location?
- … that the derro city of Corgunbier is located directly under the Taldan city of Cassomir?
- … the caves of Nar-Voth must connect to those of Sekamina in order to be considered part of that layer?
- … that vegepygmies were originally fleshwarped by the drow House Udrinor?
- … that the large mongrelman settlement of Gakenbode lies beneath the Barrier Wall mountains of southern Thuvia?
- … that devils, demons, and night hags trade souls and use them as currency?
- … that souls are born and mature on the Positive Energy Plane on giant tree-like structures?
- … that although the fey of the First World have souls, they simply are regenerated when they die there?
- … that android act as hosts to a serial collection of souls that are replaced after a human-equivalent lifespan?
- … that black dragons sometimes deface their horns to make themselves look more ferocious?
- … that unique among chromatic dragons, black dragons have webbed feet?
- … that black dragons often do not sleep on their treasure hoards, as the combined weight might sink their marshy homes?
- … that black dragons hate all other forms of life, especially other black dragons?
- … that Old-Mage Jatembe founded the oldest magical school in the Inner Sea region, the Magaambya?
- … that Jatembe is said to have found and conversed with the skull of the serpentfolk god Ydersius, after which he sewed its mouth shut?
- … that Jatembe and his Ten Magic Warriors destroyed the cruel reign of the King of Biting Ants?
- … that Jatembe's magical teachings greatly influenced the aeromancers of the Shory Empire?
- … that Irrisen once was the easternmost Linnorm Kingdom of Raemerrund before Baba Yaga and her forces invaded Golarion?
- … that the Winter War of 3313 AR lasted only 23 days, after which Baba Yaga installed her daughter Jadwiga on the newly formed throne of Irrisen?
- … that the Irriseni province of Feyfrost is governed by ancient decree by the fey who were allies during the Winter War?
- … that the inhabitants of Irrisen have to import most of the vegetables they eat because almost nothing will grow there?
- … that although the Strange Aeons Adventure Path is the first to heavily feature themes and creatures created by H.P. Lovecraft, nearly every Adventure Path has included them in some way?
- … that the Strange Aeons Adventure Path will be the last to feature the Pathfinder's Journal series of fiction?
- … that as of Strange Aeons, Greg A. Vaughan has written or co-written the most Adventure Path adventures (13), followed by Richard Pett with 12, and Tim Hitchcock and Neil Spicer with 8?
- … that Strange Aeons is not the only AP partially or wholly set in Ustalav? The other is the Carrion Crown Adventure Path.
- … that Bloodsworn Vale, a valley in the Mindspin Mountains between Nirmathas and Varisia, was opened by the Chelish army during the Everwar and opened Varisia to colonization?
- … that Nirmathas is named after its leader during the civil war against Molthune, Irgal Nirmath?
- … that the human population of Nirmathas is primarily Chelaxian and Varisiann?
- … that Fangwood Keep on the border between Nirmathas and Molthune has changed ownership countless times during the ongoing war between the two nations?
- … that most kobolds only live around 30 years, but some have been known to live to 140?
- … that kobolds have been known to use trained or magically control bulettes to help them on the battlefield and with tunneling?
- … that kobolds of the Sewer Dragon tribe live below the streets of Absalom and sell their tunneling and trapmaking skills to the highest bidder?
- … that most kobold tribes roughly follow the edicts of communism, with all members sharing resources and working for the greater good of the whole?
- … that the Kyonin city of Erages is the only settlement in the Inner Sea region with a majority half-elven population?
- … that half-elves often have a hard time being accepted in both human and elven societies?
- … that half-elves born of humans and aquatic elves are known as the Shoreborn?
- … that lacking a proper geographical homeland on Golarion, half-elves have developed a cultural concept known as the Soul's Homeland?
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- … that the Aspis Consortium has been a major player in at least 52 Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild scenarios, more than any other organization?
- … that The Third Riddle was retired from active play because it resulted in too many PC deaths?
- … that nine of the twenty-eight scenarios published during Season 0 were retired for various reasons?
- … that Clinton Boomer's other PFS scenario, Hands of the Muted God, was also unfortunately retired, but that both adventures are a lot of fun to play?
- … that Heaven is broken down into seven tiers: Threshold, Proelera, Clarion, Requius, Illumis, Iudica, and the Garden?
- … that Heaven has a prison known as the Chambers of Repentance where those who are thought to be capable of reform are kept?
- … that Heaven has a trade district known as Heaven's Shore, where visitors without a specific invitation are free to move about ?
- … that archons are formed in the Garden, either from deserving petitioners or the very substance of Heaven itself?
- … that the lawful good angel empyreal lord Lymnieris is the patron of prostitution and resides in Heaven?
- … that followers of Calistria, Besmara, Gyronna and Lymnieris often practice their devotion as sacred prostitutes?
- … that the Tallow Boys are a collection of young, all-male prostitutes in Kaer Maga who spy on their clients, selling the information to the highest bidder?
- … that it is rumored that a large percentage of the half-elves in Absalom are offspring or descendants of the elves and half-elves working in the Pleasure Salon of Calistria?
- … that Ileosa Arabasti was born Ileosa Arvanxi, member of a declining Chelish noble family from the deposed capital of Westcrown?
- … that Castle Korvosa stands on the Grand Mastaba, a ceremonial pyramid built millennia ago by the Shoanti people, itself part of an even older Thassilonian structure?
- … that Ileosa's husband, King Eodred Arabasti II was born Arkapallus Arabasti, but changed his name to Eodred in the hopes of gleaning some of the fame of King Eodred Arabasti I, the popular first king of Korvosa?
- … that Queen Ileosa founded the Gray Maidens in order to have personal bodyguards loyal only to her and not the other two major military organizations in Korvosa, the Sable Company and the Korvosan Guard ?
- … that Taldans are distantly related to the ancient Azlanti refugees who settled on the eastern shores of the Inner Sea and intermarried with local Kellid tribes?
- … that the ancient Empire of Taldor was founded almost 6,000 years ago, and at its height encompassed nearly all of central and southern Avistan?
- … that Taldor greatly expanded its borders at the beginning of the Age of Enthronement using its Armies of Exploration, the last of which didn't disband until the early 47th century AR?
- … that Taldor's most famous form of swordplay is known as rondelero, and is fought using a falcata and buckler?
- … that the lich Arazni, who rules Geb, was once a demigodess and the herald of Aroden?
- … that both arcane and divine spellcasters can become liches?
- … that the Whispering Tyrant is the most famous lich in all of Golarion?
- … that the lich Phaegia was a cleric of the little-known demon lord Orcus in her mortal life?
- … that some believe owlbears originated in the First World?
- … that enormous siege owlbears are bred by the orcs of the Hold of Belkzen?
- … that a pair of ghostly owlbears roam the Estrovian Forest of Mendev on snowy nights?
- … that female owlbears lay between one to twelve eggs once a year, and incubate them for 35-45 days?
- … that the black-hulled slave galley Burnt Saffron is infamous across the Inner Sea?
- … that the demon lord Ovonovo is a ship-sized shark who can take human form?
- … that the Taldan Imperial Navy's ships owe their high quality to blackwood trees?
- … that Absalom has two rival shipyards: Andoran-friendly Sea King Shipyard and Cheliax-aligned Devil's Own?
- … that historians believe that occult rituals were first introduced by the serpentfolk or the cyclopes during the Age of Serpents?
- … that occult rituals can be enhanced by tapping into the power of ley lines?
- … that an obscure occult ritual known Dreamlands excursion allows one to travel to the hard-to-reach Dreamlands?
- … that not all occult rituals are sinister? The Dance of the Dawnflower Dervish ritual is practiced by warriors devoted to Sarenrae.