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(Magic item)

Aura (1E)
Overwhelming (all schools)
Caster Level (1E)
Slot (1E)
Source: Shards of Sin, pg(s). 70
This article is about the magical artifact. For the symbol, see Sihedron Rune.

The Sihedron, or Shattered Star is a magical artifact of incredible power created by the archmage Xin, the founder of ancient Thassilon, himself. It is sundered into seven shards, each made of a different skymetal. If these shards are rebuilt, its full abilities may be discovered.1 Each shard, however, carries a curse related to its associated sin. The curse may be suppressed by placing a specific type of aeon stone in the appropriate spot of the shard. Additionally, the magic effects of each shard are so strong that carrying more than two causes problems such as becoming nauseated.2


The seven shards of the Sihedron are:3


The Sihedron was created during the Age of Legend by Xin, a powerful Azlanti wizard who had been exiled from his homeland to the northwestern coast of Avistan. His power was eventually usurped by the seven runelords and, during this rebellion, the Sihedron was broken into seven pieces. Xin had arranged for his magical resurrection should the Sihedron ever be put back together, but the runelords suspected his plot and split up Xin's mysterious artifact so that he could not rise upon its reconstruction. Each of them took the shard that corresponded to his or her own specialty.45

Recent history

After the shards of the Sihedron were found and brought together by a group of adventurers in 4712 AR, Pathfinder Society Venture-Captain Sheila Heidmarch of the Varisian city of Magnimar called together the Sihedron Council to decide on what to do with the reassembled artifact.6 However, in 4713 AR, this project accidentally triggered the rise of the Isle of Xin off the coast of Varisia, which caused a tsunami whose power wreaked destruction as far away as Hermea.78


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  1. James Jacobs. “The Shattered Star” in Shards of Sin, 70. Paizo Inc., 2012
  2. James Jacobs. “The Shattered Star” in Shards of Sin, 68. Paizo Inc., 2012
  3. James Jacobs. “The Shattered Star” in Shards of Sin, 68–69. Paizo Inc., 2012
  4. Greg A. Vaughan. “Shards of Sin” in Shards of Sin, 24. Paizo Inc., 2012
  5. Wolfgang Baur, et al. Thassilon” in Lost Kingdoms, 56. Paizo Inc., 2012
  6. Brandon Hodge. “The Dead Heart of Xin” in The Dead Heart of Xin, 9. Paizo Inc., 2013
  7. Erik Mona, et al. High Seas” in World Guide, 62. Paizo Inc., 2019
  8. Erik Mona, et al. Saga Lands” in World Guide, 111. Paizo Inc., 2019