Pathfinder: Taldor Takes Liberties

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Taldor’s gates are officially open–mind the intrigue on your way in.

Taldor is a setting rife with tradition and hypocrisy. With nobility and strife. With aristocracy, confidence, and an almost domineering gaze out at the rest of the world. In short, Taldor doesn’t answer to anyone, least of all those fools in the Liberty’s Edge faction.

Basically, Taldor is the nation of wealth and intrigue and tradition. If there’s some old aristocratic rule, odds are good it’s from Taldor. Is there an oppressed peasantry? You better believe it. Do they need food? Let them eat cake! Equal parts Louis XIV-Era France and Byzantine Empire, Taldor is a nation of rules and  a society where people know their place, even if they are scheming constantly to better their own place within it.

As you can see from the artwork found within the book (that’s right, sneak that preview), Taldor is a land of decadence for those who have. And for those who have not? Well, this is one country that is prepared with a veritable army of classic rich/villainous/hilariously out-of-touch type members of the world.

And with such opulence on display, and a December 13th release date for the .pdf version of the book–you’ll soon (or presently) be able to dive into a world of wealth and woe.

via Paizo

Taldor, the First Empire $22.99

Taldor Endures!

The first—and at one point, largest—empire in Avistan after devastation of Earthfall, Taldor has stood for millennia, and though its neighboring nations snicker at its lavish parties and out-of-touch nobility, none dare challenge the mother empire’s might! With 6 millennia of history spanning the breadth of a continent, Taldor is a land of long-buried secrets and ruins, partnered with modern cutthroat dramas and political action. Secrets and treasure abound across Taldor—many forgotten, but far more deliberately buried. Will you fight to preserve the glorious traditions of the past, or will you pave the way for a reformed Taldor to attain new heights?

Taldor is the dynamic setting for the War for the Crown Adventure Path, making this comprehensive guide to the nation’s geography, politics, and history a perfect resource for that campaign, as well as for many Pathfinder Module adventures! Inside this book you’ll find:

  • A thorough gazetteer of Taldor’s major prefectures and provinces, including details on the reigning nobles of each and over 70 points of interest across the nation, from Antios’s Crown and its endless royal necropolis to the militarized city of Zimar.
  • An overview of Taldor’s government, foreign relationships, and society.
  • Nearly a dozen adventure sites tied to Taldor’s past glories and modern decay, from ruined cities to lost valleys of the dead.
  • Nine new monsters perfectly adapted to life in Taldor, including the corrupting giniver, perfectly suited to hiding in plain sight, and testaments to noble excess such as the titanboar and the blood-bathing baetriov.

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Taldor, The First Empire is intended for use with the Pathfinder campaign setting, but it can be easily adapted to any fantasy world.

Ah Taldor, where you can be looked down on for merely being disgustingly rich instead of obscenely wealthy.

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