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Which demon?

Has there been any mention of what "birdlike demon" Stoot was actually worshipping? I'm not finding any other information about Stoot's rampage other than Burnt Offerings, which leaves me with several questions (which I'm sure my PCs will ask about). If Stoot was susceptible to the runewell due to his unhappy childhood, I can see the logical conclusion of turning to murder, but how did he get introduced to a bird demon? He seemed to love birds; I could see that in his wrathful state, if a birdlike demon told him it would appreciate Stoot making sacrifices to it, Stoot might see it as an opportunity to release his wrath. Is there an existing D&D demon that's birdlike and would like sacrifices of hands, feet, eyes, and tongues that could be used to flesh out this backstory?--MidnightLightning 16:25, October 28, 2009 (UTC)

These are probably better questions for the Paizo forums, as we can only really comment on canon sources. That said, James Jacobs did confirm early in the Rise of the Runelords' print run that the bird-like demon was Pazuzu. I know he's currently running a game set in Sandpoint based around Pazuzu and Stoot's ghost and some other fun stuff, but none of that is canon. At least not until it sees print, if it ever does. -- yoda8myhead 16:43, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
Also, at the very top of pg 175 of the campaign setting there is a pretty clear (though not completely so) indication that Pazuzu was the culprit. --Aeakett 16:46, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks you two; I realize this site is all about canon content, and I wanted to see if there was something in the established canon that I was missing, before I go off asking for suggestions (on Paizo forums or elsewhere) on how to creatively 'make it up'. If it meets the requirements of 'canon' for this wiki, I'd suggest adding the tidbit that Pazuzu's information can be used to fill in gaps about Stoot's religious life. I'm surprised there wasn't more mention of it in Skinsaw Murders, since when another serial murderer starts ravaging the town, the first thing my players are thinking is that Stoot wasn't really dead (or is now undead) and is back to his old tricks, rather than a new threat, and I'd think that would be a rather commmon vein to jump to. Which "Campaign Setting" are you referring to? The adventure modules themselves aren't more than 100 pages, so don't have a page 175, and the Player's Guide for Rise of the Runelords is even shorter. Are you referring to the actual Pathfinder RPG rulebook? Or one of the Pathfinder Companion books? --MidnightLightning 17:02, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
That would be the Campaign Setting. --Aeakett 17:06, October 28, 2009 (UTC)

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This article is currently categorised in Category:Sandpoint and Category:Varisia, but we don't add Category:X to pages with Category:X/Inhabitants anymore. Would there be any problems if Category:Sandpoint and Category:Varisia were removed from this article? - HTD (talk) 12:53, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Personal opinion, looks like they can go. If Late Unpleasantness didn't have its own page, then I would say that the information in the Chopper header would be enough to keep it. But as the Sandpoint event has its own page, I think they are fine to be removed. The "Article template toolbox" for person doesn't include them for new articles, I think its just an artifact of being a page from before the wika transition and category cleanup. -- Cpt kirstov (talk) 16:53, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
There shouldn't be any issue with bringing this in-line with standard categorization practices. As long as it's still got the x/inhabitants categories, then that's fine.—Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 21:24, 1 April 2019 (UTC)