The Pactmasters that rule Katapesh arrived out of nowhere, in AR , took over the city of Katapesh and established a powerful nation with economic ties throughout the kingdoms of the Inner Sea. To the north the Brazen Peaks mountains block the way to Osirion. Foothills and mountain passes offer passage to the northern country but because of the ferocious gnolls of the Brazen Peaks , most travelers prefer to reach Osirion by ship. South of the mountains, warm green savannas stretch for miles. Only tall trees offer moderate shade.

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Sign in to create or edit a product review. Fun and Interesting Read Mr. All of the locals were interesting to me, and almost all the places listed had adventure hooks built in. At this point I almost want to come up with a homebrew that chains together some of the ideas listed.

Fantastic Miranda Silva — Feb 16, , pm A fantastic read for one of the most interesting locations. Filled with tons of great plot hooks and a very detailed description of the city itself.

Chock full of inspiration and adventure ideas. I am currently running two campaigns based largely on material provided in this little book: pesh magic, 22 pages on the many markets and wonders of the capitol city, and 24 about the mysterious ruins and desert hazards that compose the rest of the nation, and watch out for the dhabbas and sand eels.

However, after quickly flipping through this book, I saw enough to hook me and get me to read more. I have to say, like "City of Strangers", this book has enough information in it to give you ideas for countless adventures and campaigns. The region and city of Katapesh are so richly described that you want to play there. I loved the inventiveness of the adventure hooks seeded througout the descriptions, my favorite being Spoiler: the one about the sentient magic carpet hiding in the bazaar.

The book ends with some additional longer adventure hooks as well as a new prestige class, rules for Pesh magic, and some monsters. Some of the monsters, like the Aluum and Ghuul, off the top of my head, have already been updated. The prestige class is interesting and looks like it would work pretty well without needing any real tweaking.

So even though this is an older OGL book, it is definitely worth picking up. The authors did an excellent job of exciting me about a region that I previously was apathetic towards.


Dark Markets, A Guide to Katapesh

They settled in the valley in AR and named it the Golden City. In AR , a band of raiders of all races attacked and overthrew and took over the Golden City. In the Year of Scouring Winds AR , a sandstorm lasting 33 days destroyed almost all plant life in the valley, killed hundreds, and nearly buried the Golden City. One hundred years later, a mysterious woman named Nimhar walked out of the desert and began to clear the ruins of the town. People flocked to the new city during the so called Oasis Age, and people lived in peace for hundreds of years. The settlements flourished, but in AR an alchemist named Atopu discovered the production of a narcotic substance he called pesh.


Pathfinder Chronicles: Dark Markets—A Guide to Katapesh (Ingles)

Shelves: roleplaying This is a nice expansion that works well for the Legacy of Fire adventure path. I think the best part is the description of the city of Katapesh, the inhabitants, and the interesting places in the city. Many of these can lead to further adventure, or just short side-treks. I also liked the chapter on the different organizations, including religious orders, and the expanded adventure ideas.


Pathfinder Chronicles: Dark Markets, A Guide to Katapesh



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