Shadows Stir in the East…


Since the beginning of this Age, after the fall of the Aedonii and the Ysar, the Rift has cast a shadow upon the lands of their low descendants. Each morning, as the sun rises over the cragged spires and sends tendrils of darkness crawling toward the western kingdoms, we are reminded of our fall from grace, of when the Old Gods abandoned us to the New, and how they spat their curse upon us as they turned the Wheel of Ages anew and left us forever…
—From the Journals of the Acheran, year 447 of the Age of Tears

Adventuring in the Lands of Zaldara

“Shadows of the Rift” is a Pathfinder campaign of high adventure in a land now emerging from the darkness of cataclysm into a renaissance of adventure and magic.

This is my very first Pathfinder campaign—so I beg the indulgence of my players and any visitors to our campaign home.


—The Management

Credits and Other Sources

Much of the information and inspiration for these pages comes from:

  • Crown of the Kobold King: A 3.5/OGL Adventure for Level 2 by Nicolas Logue (2007) [ISBN 9781601250483]
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Deities and Demigods by Rich Redman, Skip Williams, James Wyatt (2002) [ISBN 0786926546]
  • Hollow’s Last Hope by Jason Bulmahn and F. Wesley Schneider (2007)
  • Murder’s Mark: A Pathfinder RPG Adventure for Level 1 by Jim Groves (2012) [ISBN 9781601254474]
  • Pathfinder Role Playing Game : Advanced Player’s Guide by Jason Bulmahn, et. al. (2010) [ISBN 9781601252463]
  • Pathfinder Role Playing Game : Bestiary by Jason Bulmahn, et. al. (2010) [ISBN 9781601251831]
  • Pathfinder Role Playing Game : Bestiary 2 by Wolfgang Baur, et. al. (2010) [ISBN 9781601252685]
  • Pathfinder Role Playing Game: Bestiary 3 by Jason Bulmahn, et. al. (2011) [ISBN 9781601253781]
  • Pathfinder Role Playing Game : Core Rulebook by Jason Bulmahn, et. al. (2009, 2011) [ISBN 9781601251503]
  • Pathfinder Role Playing Game : GameMastery Guide by Cam Banks, et. al. (2010) [ISBN 9781601252173]
  • Pathfinder Role Playing Game: Ultimate Equipment by Jason Bulmahn, et. al. (2012) [ISBN 9781601254498]
  • PathfinderWiki (
  • Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Reference Document (
  • Purple Mountain II: Ruins of the Dwarven Delve by David Nicholas Ross (.pdf)

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