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Reisverslag On the world's roof
22 augustus 2017
On the world's roof
The ledger identifies this river as the legendary River Avah, yet it also says the winding route between the Kodar Mountains is not for the faint of heart.
There are no banks to walk along and the river itself often rises in cataracts of up to 300 feet in height as it climbs ever higher into the mountains.
The waters of the River Avah are freezing cold, yet never freeze.
You will climb thousands of feet till just south of the Icemists. (there you reach the 15,000 mark)
Eventually you will reach the River Avah's source; a frozen swampland shrouded in glittering clouds of ice crystals .
(Known as the Fen of Icemists)
Here the ledger tells them to fast and wait a full week whereupon the remainder of the route is made clear.
(For here is the edge of Leng's otherworldy influence upon Golarion)
Time and legend have a way of making distortions seem like fact, yet Xin-Shalast is indeed a place of wonder, mystery and danger.
Once the crown jewel of the nation Shalast, and arguably the greatest of all Thassilonian's capitals, Xin-Shalast has remained hidden from prying eyes for ages, standing strong against the steady marks of decay due to its proximity to other worlds, where the very rules of existence are twisted and wrong.
Despite its legendary status among explorers and scholars (most of whom argue that, if indeed the place ever existed, it is certainly gone now), Xin-Shalast is a very real place.
The former capital of Shalast, Domain of Greed, and one of the seven rune-cities of Thassilon, the city actually comprises of two distinct entities, Xin-Shalast Major, known more commonly by its inhabitants as the Lower City, occupies a long valley at the foot of the great mountain Mhar Massif,
Xin-Shalast Proper, also known as the fabled spires, sits high upon the southern slope, just below its demon-hanted summit.
This was the personal palace and fortified citadel of the Runelord of Greed, a line of eight archmagi that ended in the reign of Karzoug the Claimer.
The population at its height consisted of a varied mix of races. The bulk of the legendary city's citizens were humans, yet they could not be called the movers and shakers of the metropolis. At the top of its hierarchy were the bestial Lamia-kin, Karzoug's favored servants, valued for their ability to erode the will of dissenters and magically compel their victims.
As with the other six Runelords, giants of all types answered the Runelord of Greed's call as well, serving as shock troops and enforcing his will across the length and breadth of Shalast.
The giantkind were controlled by a relatively small tribe of Rune Giants, unnatural creations whose sole purpose was to dominate the lesser giant races in the Runelord's service.
Below these groups came the various humanoid races who composed the majority of the city's population and filled the provider caste, performing the roles of artisans, entertainers, and merchants to keep the economy and infrastructure of the empire alive.
Beneath all of these was the slave caste, almost always humanoids from neighboring nations, segregated into a fortified district of the city when not going about their daily labors.
Apart from all of these groups were the many Dragons who owed allegiance to Karzoug.
These great beasts laired mainly in the Teeth of Karzoug's mountain citadel or in caves along the slopes.
The Dragons answered to none save Karzoug and the most highly placed Harridans of the Mountain.
But first, the Heroes must weather the icemists..
23 augustus 2017 07:01 | Door: Fletcher
Fast wait a full week??
I know fast forward a full week, some call that vacation