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A donkey pulls a cart through the Swardlands.

The Swardlands is the name given to the plains located on the western side of the Isle of Kortos. The breadbasket of Absalom, they owe their fertility to the four Aeon Towers and their aeon orbs that have magically sustained their flora since Aroden raised the Isle of Kortos from the Inner Sea. Since Aroden's death, two of the Aeon Towers have failed or greatly diminished. The aeon orb of the Marsh Tower was stolen a decade ago, while the Old Forest Tower is rapidly declining in efficacy, and it is unknown how the remaining ones can endure before Kortos' agricultural bounty fails.1

Encroaching disaster

The Swardlands are not only threatened by the lack of agricultural productivity due to the Aeon Towers' loss of power, but also by the ever-expanding Welt. This blight begins at the western edge of the Dunmire, and continues to expand to the west at a pace of a mile a year.1

Places of interest


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tanya DePass, James Jacobs, Lyz Liddell, et al. (2019). "Absalom and Starstone Isle". World Guide, p. 20. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-172-6