Ghosts of Fallen Stars (Iron Gods)
The planet Golarion is the third of eleven planets in orbit around a yellow sun in the far reaches of the Material Plane. Golarion is the most populous planet in its solar system. Golarion’s crater-scarred moon, Somal, fills its night sky, and its nearest planetary neighbors, Castrovel the Green World and Akiton the Red Planet (second and fourth from the sun, respectively), are easily visible as colored stars.
Due to its innately hospitable and life-sustaining environment compared to other worlds, presumably the work of the gods, astronomers sometimes refer to Golarion as “the Child”. Astronomers on other planets, however, often refer to Golarion as “the Cage” in reference to its cosmic role as the prison of the mad god Rovagug, who lies bound at the world’s core.
Golarion contains eight continents amid immense seas. Avistan is the main continent where most campaigns will take place.
- Avistan is a large peninsular continent that expands westward from Casmaron, bordered by the World’s Edge Mountains. Avistan plays host to a number of civilizations built upon the ruins of great past empires, such as Thassilon and the colonies of Azlant. The Avistani nations of Taldor, Cheliax, Andoran, and Qadira are shaping up to become world powers, and the city of Absalom on an island off its coast is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the world.