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Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 224

Few birds can be so wrapped up in superstition, especially in Ustalav, as the whippoorwill: a bird that has been associated with the Lady of Graves, Pharasma, herself. Some superstitions associated with the small, dark-eyed birds are:1

  • Pharasma's servants travel using whippoorwills
  • The birds stay near dying people as they can eat spirits like a bird takes an insect
  • Looking into their deep eyes causes death
  • Killing a whippoorwill curses the killer to trail disease and sadness wherever they go, forever followed by the unsettling song of the birds.

The church of Pharasma sees the sight of a whippoorwill as a good omen from their goddess, while the sight of a dead whippoorwill is a sure sign of the goddess' displeasure. The bird is considered to be a guide for recently passed souls to take them safely to the Boneyard.23

External links


  1. Michael Kortes, et al. The Haunting of Harrowstone, inside back cover. Paizo Inc., 2011
  2. Erik Mona, et al. “Chapter 3: Religion” in Campaign Setting, 166. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. James Jacobs, et al. The Inner Sea World Guide, 224. Paizo Inc., 2011