Many Pathfinders arrive at the Vodavani Lodge, sometimes called the Havenguard Lunatic Asylum, in Caliphas from all over the Inner Sea region from where they proceed to explore the various sites of interest in Ustalav, including:
- the ghost-haunted wasteland called the Furrows
- the sites associated with the lich king Tar-Baphon, the Whispering Tyrant, like his prison-fortress at Gallowspire
- the Hundred Haunted Vales of the Hungry Mountains
Unfortunately, Ustalav is considered one of the more dangerous postings for Pathfinders and the frequency of losing Society members in this nation to death, corruption or even worse, is very high.
Dr. Beaurigmand Trice acts as the venture-captain for the lodge and is also the chief healer of the Asylum. Dr. Trice firmly believes that people hold within them the power to heal themselves and others without relying on the power of divine magic. Dr. Trice, over the course of his career, has come to focus on maladies of the mind, helped by his assistant Cereis Linas. One of Havenguard Lunatic Asylum's most famous residents is Mr. Tembs, a self-confessed killer who has at least three distinct murderous personalities.
- It seems that Paizo uses two separate names for the Pathfinder lodge in Caliphas depending on the source. There is no evidence that there are two lodges in Caliphas so, until proven otherwise, we assume that the Vodavani Lodge and the Havenguard Lunatic Asylum are two names for the same lodge
- Tim Hitchcock, Erik Mona, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor. (2009). Seekers of Secrets: A Guide to the Pathfinder Society, p. 15. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-178-7
- John Compton & Mark Moreland. (2013). Pathfinder Society Primer, p. 16. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-534-1
- F. Wesley Schneider. (2011). Rule of Fear, p. 40. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-301-9
- F. Wesley Schneider. (2011). Caliphas. Ashes at Dawn, p. 64. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-312-5