Truan Iolavai

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Truan Iolavai

Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 205

Truan Iolavai was an ancient explorer who made a legendary journey across Avistan and Casmaron that was chronicled in the Record of Truan Iolavai.1


Near the beginning of their journey, Truan and his companions discovered the ancient edifice of Hask-Ultharan in the pine forests of Iobaria. A gigantic stone cairn, it was marked with the weathered script of the cyclopes, who ruled the land during the Age of Legend, and whose stones served travelers in that land as a way marker. When their guides refused to approach it, Truan investigated, but was stopped by a howling mob of malformed giants. These creatures were said to have been led by the demon lord Kostchtchie himself, who crushed more than a dozen strong warriors before the humans fled for safety.1

Even though elements of this story has been critiqued by scholars throughout the centuries, its basic facts remain uncontested.1


Iolavai is thought to have eventually reached the far side of Casmaron, and explored the distant Kaladay province of Yen-Shuan.1


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 James Jacobs et al. (2011). "The Inner Sea". The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 205. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2