Ghatazi Runaway: A Background

Ghatazi: a word synonymous with misery in every spoken language of the Southlands. The Ghatazi salt pits lie sizzling in the bleached wastelands of the Crescent Desert’s northern rim. Enclosed on all sides by thousands of miles of blistering rock and searing white sand, it is a hostile, unforgiving place plagued by swarms of biting flies, bone-scouring salt storms, and a diabolic malevolence that seems to permeate the region. At...

Makurian Caravan Guard: A Background

Like many that hail from the desert city-states, you learned to read the language of the Lotus and Tamasheq Trails before you could even read the simplest Nurian scroll. Before you knew how to lace your own sandals, you knew the flicker of a camel’s ear that told of approaching riders and which of the desert falcon’s cries warned of impending sandstorms and which meant water or game was nearby. To this day, you can spot gnoll sign,...

New Hero Lab Files Available!

Southlands Bestiary Hero Lab files are waiting to fill your world with over 90 new monsters, perfect for adventures in sprawling jungles and desert empires. From sphinx and swamp adders to genies and golems, the Southlands Bestiary is an indispensable companion to the Southlands Campaign Setting. Pick up the Southlands Bestiary Hero Lab package today for only...

More Locales of the Southlands

Cartography by Anna Meyer The Mbazha Mountains serve as the spine between the arid Crescent Desert and the plains of Narumbeki, and this range holds untapped wealth and wondrous secrets. Rumors speak of the fell magics of the Skin Stealer gnolls (Southlands, p. 93) or the glittering riches of the Diamond Caverns (Southlands, p. 152). Those who attempt to explore this region seldom return, and even the vaunted Narumbeki Legions find their...

Adventure in the Southlands with Tomb of Tiberesh

What Lives in the Tomb? Wondrous, Dangerous Things! Tomb of Tiberesh is an adventure for the Southlands Campaign Setting for five or six 2nd-level characters and uses the 5th Edition rules. It is easily adapted to any fantasy desert campaign. Just outside Per-Bastet, in the kingdom of Nuria Natal, lie the newly discovered remains of Anu-Asir, a city once believed to exist only in myth. The ruins of Anu-Asir lie submerged under accumulations of...

Let’s Play a Game of Cat and Mouse, Shall We?

In the cool streets and blazing bazaars, the word is out: a great treasure has gone missing in the Everlasting City of the Cat, and some very ambitious people have set their sights on it. Many paws and claws are out, and everyone is sniffing around for something rich and strange. It’s an odd time for a catfolk thief and a gnoll merchant to make very tempting offers to strangers in town. Or, perhaps it’s not odd at all. Get caught up in the hunt...

Monster Monday: Ilomba

As soon as this yellow-bellied sea snake emerges from the river, it releases an ear-splitting yell. Ilomba     CR 5 XP 1,600 Any evil alignment (same as proprietor) Medium Construct     Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; low-light vision, scent; Perception +13 Defense     AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +3 natural)     hp 55 (6d10+20)     Fort +1, Ref +3, Will +3 Defensive Abilities construct traits     Weaknesses cold-blooded union...

Southlands Magic: A Preview

Many cultures exist across the broad and varied landscape of the Southlands, from the god-kings of Nuria Natal to the demon sorcerers of Kush, to the Ankole Priests of Terrotu or the War Diviners of Morreg. With so many civilizations to choose from, we decided to give you a smattering of magical offerings from several regions. A Word of Power of the Abandoned Lands In the Southlands’ distant past, the ancient titan empire of Glorious...

Monster Monday: El Naddaha

An amazingly beautiful woman with flowing dark hair leisurely walks knee-deep in the river’s muddy waters wearing a diaphanous dress that reveals her slender form. Her body is nearly transparent underneath. An el naddaha is the daughter born from the rare union between a nereid and a janni. Although such offspring retains many characteristics of both parents, the el naddaha later develops unique talents during her lone existence that set her...

Experience the Creatures of the Southlands Bestiary

Now available, the Southlands Bestiary brings 90+ new monsters of the hotter climes to Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Want to run a campaign in the deserts, jungles or savannas? This 120-page tome of monsters will make sure your players will have hair-raising encounters like none they’ve experienced before. Several of these creatures are brought to life by the core designers of Southlands, and many more are designed by Southlands backers. With...

Interview with Southlands Cartographer Anna Meyer, Part Two

Yesterday, we posted the first part of a two-part interview with Anna Meyer, who created some gorgeous maps for the Southlands Campaign Setting! You can read about (and see) her process in the second part of this interview. What were some of your highlights working on the Southlands maps? The biggest thrill with a project like Southlands is to be part of a great team creating something together! To be inspired by the others’ great creativity...

Interview with Southlands Cartographer Anna Meyer, Part One

As part of the production work involved with the Southlands project, Anna Meyer created some excellent maps! You can read about (and see) her process in this two-part interview! When did you decide to become a cartographer, and why did you make this choice? I’ve always had a fondness for maps since I was a kid, and it was one many aspects that made me interested in RPGs in the first place. Cartography specializing in fictional worlds...

Interview with Southlands Artist Fred Fields

Southlands is an exciting new campaign sourcebook for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, featuring stunning art, maps, and adventure hooks. We asked Southlands artist Fred Fields to walk us through the creation of the title page art… You created a beautiful new piece for the Southlands book. Can you talk a little about your working process in general and how you approached this piece specifically? Also, I have it on good authority that a...

Monster Monday: Ba-Bird

The features of this humanoid-headed bird are those of your deceased brother-in-arms. According to the Coffin Texts of Nuria-Natal, the Ba is the ensemble that makes an individual unique and is one of the five aspects of the human soul with the Ren, the Ka, the Sheut, and the Ib. The Nurians believe that the Ba of a person still lives after the individual dies and that it can manifest as an incorporeal human-headed bird that leaves the tomb to...

Pathfinder RPG Advanced Races: Tosculi Now Available

Whir of Wings, Clash of Steel! The tosculi are alien beings, operating under a shared consciousness and hostile to all but their hive-mates. Their cities are run with a ruthless efficiency and ruled by fearsome queens; any who do not conform are destroyed or driven out. Known as the Hiveless, these outcasts attempt to thrive in a world where they are feared and reviled, making their way as best they can. You are one of these outcasts—the...


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