The Circle

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The Circle

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Local (Brazen Peaks)
38 kholo, 9 flinds, numerous trained wild dogs, and nearly two dozen slaves
Source: Howl of the Carrion King, pg(s). 58–59

The lair of the Circle kholo1 tribe is located on the slopes of Pale Mountain. These slopes host shallow mines and the ruins of collapsed dig cities. The leader of the tribe is the Witch, a human cleric of Rovagug and emissary of the Carrion King. Other notable members of the tribe are the Witch's slavemaster and chief enforcer flind Badilur, the fighter Lakkickkish, and the rogue Purkor.

This tribe was granted by the Carrion King to the mysterious Witch with the secret duty of discovering an ancient unholy amulet, considered to be a powerful weapon. The tribe excavates the ancient ruins near the top of the mountain in search of the amulet.2


  1. Paizo referred to all kholo as gnolls until the publication of The Mwangi Expanse, and renamed all gnolls to kholo across Player Core, GM Core, and Monster Core. For details, see Meta:Kholo.
  2. Erik Mona, et al. Howl of the Carrion King, 58–59. Paizo Inc., 2009