The Shattered Star
Pathfinder FAE write ups for the various challenges, opponents, and NPC's the PC's
may encounter in the course of the Shattered Star Adventure Path.
The Shattered Star is a Pathfinder
Adventure Path published by Paizo, thematically based on seeking out seven parts
of an ancient artifact once owned by Xin, the First King of the long fallen empire
of Thassilon. Each of the seven parts were (conveniently enough) keyed to a specific
school of magic / virtue / sin / skymetal (a lot of sevens going on here) and were
unsurprisingly stolen by each of the seven Runelords who conspired together to kill
Xin and take his shiny stuff in proper old school idiom.
Many thousands of years later these shards, each a potent minor artifact unto itself,
are scattered and secreted around Varisia. They have the rather convient feature
that each of them can find the next in the chain so that they can be reunited, thus
finding just one of them can lead a sufficiently motivated person to be the first
kid on their block to have the complete set! Despite this thoughtful feature, the
seven parts have not yet been gathered and reassembled over the course of 10,000
years give or take a decade. But thanks to our bold heroes, that's all about to
The Shards of Sin
Write-ups are provided for the seven parts of the Sihedron,
aka the Shards of Sin, as well as some advice on how to
Dawn of the Scarlet Sun
Dawn of the Scarlet Sun GM Resources: Pathfinder FAE write ups for the various
challenges, opponents, and NPC's the PC's may encounter in the course of the Dawn
of the Scarlet Sun adventure module.
For my campaign, I chose to run a variant of the free Dawn of the Scarlet
Sun module as the lead in to Shattered Star. In my version, the succubus
Avalexi has already acquired one of the parts of
the Sihedron (though Lust would be more obviously thematic, to avoid later complications
she has the Shard of Pride which is located in Magnimar in the adventure path).
I beefed up her coterie to include an infernal sorceress and a warlock, and extended
the idea of setting up a cult dedicated to the demon lord Shax.
The hook to tie it into the Adventure Path is: the PC's should acquire the Shard
of Pride after defeating Avalexi and pals, only to have it stolen from them by Natalya Vancaskerkin and thus lead directly into Shattered
Star part 1.
Even if it is not used as the lead in, the Dawn of the Scarlet Sun lends itself
to being used as a side quest within the larger framework of the Shattered Star
(the Adventure Path itself suggests this several times, typically placing it between
the second and third part of the Path). The material is provided to facilitate either