The Runelords are some of the most ambitious and power-hungry wizards ever to walk the face of Golarion. And now, beginning with the Secret of Roderic’s Cove, they are returning. That could be…problematic for heroes, to say the least.
In the ancient days of Golarion’s distant past, seven incredibly powerful wizards ruled the Thassilonian empire. As the end of this storied and evil empire–where even giants were enslaved using runic magics and glyphs stolen from the aberrant aboleths that lurk beneath the dark waters of ancient Golarion–drew near, the seven Runelords entombed themselves within mountain hideaways, with instructions that they were to be awoken later to once more write the destiny of the world.
When one of these Runelords returned, nations trembled. Now, they all are awakening. Thassilonia has risen out of Golarion’s past to claim its future.
Wrath Shall Reign!
When one runelord rose from his slumber, the frontier nation of Varisia shook with his power, and it took a band of heroes to save the world. Yet there remained six other runelords, and now the most wrathful of them all has woken! As the runelords waken one after another, the dangers and perils faced by past heroes pale in comparison. When a mysterious and fearful ghost manifests on the streets of Roderic’s Cove at the same time the town’s gangs use the runes and legacies of ancient Thassilonian tyrants for their own ends, a new band of heroes must rise to save Varisia, and perhaps the world, from the return of the runelords!
This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path begins the Return of the Runelords Adventure Path and includes:
- “Secrets of Roderic’s Cove,” a Pathfinder adventure for 1st-level characters, by Adam Daigle.
- An exploration and gazetteer of the town of Roderic’s Cove and its inhabitants, by Adam Daigle.
- An extensive timeline of the history of Thassilon, revelations about the methods used by each runelord to avoid destruction during the apocalypse of Earthfall, and notes for Game Masters on the roles each runelord plays in this Adventure Path, by James Jacobs.
- A bestiary of monsters lurking around Varisia, including the child-stealing nochlean and the innocuous-looking warpglass ooze, by Mikko Kallio, Luis Loza, Jacob W. Michaels, and Conor J. Owens.