In the sleepy coastal down of Sandpoint, evil is brewing. An attack by crazed goblins during the annual Swallowtail Festival quickly turns into something more ominous as the shadows of a dark past come back to haunt the town—and perhaps all of Varisia. Can the heroes stop the awakening of a legendary runelord and keep him from reclaiming his lost kingdom of greed?
The Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path begins with a goblin attack and takes players on an epic journey through the land of Varisia as they track a cult of serial killers, fight depraved backwoods ogres, stop an advancing army of stone giants, delve deep into ancient dungeons to reclaim weapons of unbelievable power, and finally go up against an all-powerful wizard-king in his ancient mountaintop city. Originally presented as the very first Pathfinder Adventure Path, this hardcover compilation of the fan-favorite campaign updates the adventure to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game rules and provides revised and new content to expand all six chapters of the campaign in over 400 pages packed with mayhem, excitement, and adventure!
Celebrating both the fifth anniversary of the Pathfinder Adventure Path and the tenth anniversary of Paizo Publishing, this new edition expands the original adventure with new encounters throughout, incorporating five years of community feedback.
The Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition contains:All six chapters of the original Adventure Path, expanded and updated for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying GameExpanded articles on the locations of Rise of the Runelords: Sandpoint, Magnimar, Turtleback Ferry, and the ancient Thassilonian empire of Shalast and its sprawling capitalA gallery detailing important NPCsA bestiary featuring seven monsters from the original AP, plus a new one created just for the Anniversary EditionA collection of magic items updated for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game