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Season of Ghosts

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This article covers the Pathfinder Adventure Path. For the moniker for summer in the village of Willowshore, see season of ghosts.
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Season of Ghosts was the thirty-seventh Pathfinder Adventure Path and ran from October 2023 to January 2024. This was Paizo's first 4-part adventure path.1

CW: Spiders Something strange is happening to your hometown of Willowshore! Nestled on the banks of a river winding through the legendary Specterwood in Tian Xia’s haunted land of Shenmen, the people of Willowshore are no strangers to supernatural threat, but the danger that comes to town on the first day of summer is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Over the four seasons to come, you and your fellow home-grown heroes must face evil spirits, sinister fiends, and frightening curses, lest the town of Willowshore succumb to the Season of Ghosts!


  • Spiders (and other creepy crawlies, but mostly spiders)2
  • Body Horror2
  • Substance Abuse/Alcohol2
  • Young Adults in Peril2
  • Claustrophobia/being buried alive2
  • And, of course, ghosts and death2



Pathfinder Adventure Path
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The Summer That Never Was Written by Sen H.H.S. Released October 18, 2023
For level 1. A Hometown Haunting

The first day of summer brings not joy and relaxation, but a horrifying curse and an invasion of monsters! A new group of heroes must rise to the challenge of retaking their hometown from these dangerous invaders, all while enduring and investigating the mysterious curse that seems to have engulfed the land in a supernatural grip. Can the town of Willowshore be saved, or will these become its final summer days?

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Let the Leaves Fall Written by Joan Hong, with additional articles by Tan Shao Han and Grady Wang Released November 15, 2023
For level 4. Beyond the Wall of Ghosts

With Willowshore once again made relatively safe, the townsfolk turn to the task of preparing for winter. Cut off from the rest of the world by a powerful curse, the town’s traditions of self-sufficiency will be put to the test in the months to come. At the same time, Willowshore’s heroes must travel to a remote ruin in hopes of recovering ancient secrets that might help escape the sinister grip of the curse that clutches them all!

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No Breath to Cry Written by Dan Cascone & Eleanor Ferron, with additional articles by Jeremy Blum, Dana Ebert, Joshua Kim, and Michelle Y. Kim Released December 13, 2023
For level 7. Amid the cruelties of Winter

Winter descends on the town of Willowshore with a deadly fury, and now it’s all the townsfolk can do but to endure the brutal weather and continued supernatural assaults on their way of life. Willowshore’s heroes have made astounding discoveries though, and now they may finally have the tools they need to free their home from its curse—but only if they can endure some of their most dangerous adventures yet!

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To Bloom Below the Web Written by Liane Merciel, with additional articles by Jeremy Blum, Joshua Kim, and Michelle Y. Kim Released January 31, 2024
For level 10. New life and fresh death

Spring has finally come to Willowshore, and its people have endured much to get here, yet the perils facing the town are far from over. Revelations unveiled in the previous adventures send Willowshore’s heroes out to accomplish even greater tasks to ensure their town’s continued success, even as a legacy from their shared past works to undo everything they’ve accomplished so far. Will the Season of Ghosts ever end?

Related publications

Player's Guide
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Season of Ghosts Player's Guide Written by James Jacobs Released October 2, 2023
Inside the Season of Ghosts Player's Guide, you’ll find player-friendly, spoiler-free information and tips to help you make an exciting new character perfect for the Season of Ghosts Adventure Path, which is set just over a hundred years in the past, not long after the onset of the Age of Lost Omens itself!


  1. James Jacobs. (March 2, 2023). Tian Xia: Coming 2023–2024!, Paizo Blog.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 James Jacobs. (Oct 19, 2023). Summer that never was, Product discussion.