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Reign of Winter is the twelfth campaign to grace the pages of the Pathfinder Adventure Path series, and ran from February 2013 through to July 2013. It is set in the frozen nation of Irrisen and deals with the return of Baba Yaga.

It has been a century since the immortal witch Baba Yaga last visited the world, and the hour draws nigh for her return. But when she fails to appear in the frozen realm of Irrisen to usher in its newest ruler, pockets of winter begin to grow throughout the Inner Sea. After 1,400 years of perpetual winter, the icy curse of Irrisen is spreading! What links do these strange blizzards and swaths of wintry landscapes have with Irrisen, and is there any truth to the growing rumors that the Witch Queen Elvanna has taken full control of the realm? Can her plans for the Inner Sea be thwarted, or will the Reign of Winter engulf the world?

Releases

Pathfinder Adventure Path
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The Snows of Summer Written by Neil Spicer Released February 2013
Every 100 years, the Witch Queen Baba Yaga returns to the nation of Irrisen to place a new daughter on the throne, but this time, something has gone wrong. Far to the south, an unseasonable winter cloaks the forest near the village of Heldren with summer snows. When the heroes venture into the wood in search of a missing noblewoman, they discover a magical portal to the frozen land of Irrisen, whose magical winter will soon engulf all of Golarion unless they can discover the fate of the otherworldly witch Baba Yaga, a quest that will take them through snowbound Irrisen to even stranger lands beyond.
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The Shackled Hut Written by Jim Groves Released March 2013
The winter portal has closed, but the heroes now find themselves trapped in the frozen land of Irrisen with an urgent quest—to find Baba Yaga! In order to track down the missing Queen of Witches, the heroes must brave the monster-infested capital city of Whitethrone, where Baba Yaga's Dancing Hut has been captured and put on display. Will possession of the miraculous artifact lead them to the Witch Queen, or will they die a cold death at the hands of Irrisen's White Witches?
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Maiden, Mother, Crone Written by Tim Hitchcock Released April 2013
On the trail of Baba Yaga, the heroes find themselves on a new continent, in the barbaric land of Iobaria in far-off Casmaron. The heroes must explore three ancient, mystically linked dungeons in search of more clues to the fate of the Queen of Witches, but they must also contend with savage centaurs and demon-worshiping frost giants who seek to claim Baba Yaga's secrets for themselves.
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The Frozen Stars Written by Matt Goodall Released May 2013
Continuing their search for Baba Yaga, the heroes take the Dancing Hut to the planet of Triaxus, seventh world in Golarion's solar system, now in the middle of its decades-long winter. The heroes soon find themselves embroiled in a conflict between the dragonriders of the Skyfire Mandate and the barbarian armies of a white dragon warlord in their hunt for more clues to the whereabouts of Baba Yaga. Will the PCs ally with one of the warring factions to get the information they need, or will their quest come to an end on a distant, alien world?
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Rasputin Must Die! Written by Brandon Hodge Released June 2013
The search for the Queen of Witches finally ends when the Dancing Hut travels to Baba Yaga's homeland of Russia on the planet Earth. The year is 1918, and the First World War rages throughout Europe. The heroes find themselves in the wilds of Siberia, where they must face Russian soldiers armed with 20th-century technology to infiltrate an ancient monastery and rescue Baba Yaga from her estranged son, Grigori Rasputin. Can the heroes kill the "Mad Monk," who has already cheated death once before, and free Baba Yaga, or will they too fall before the horrors of modern war?
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The Witch Queen's Revenge Written by Greg A. Vaughan Released July 2013
Baba Yaga has been rescued from the clutches of her son Rasputin, but the Queen of Witches remains trapped inside a magical matryoshka doll. Delving into hidden chambers deep within the Dancing Hut, the heroes must open the nesting dolls imprisoning Baba Yaga, but they also must contend with the hut's most dedicated guardians, including the former queens of Irrisen. The campaign reaches its climax when the heroes finally face Queen Elvanna, fourteenth daughter of Baba Yaga, inside the Dancing Hut's innermost sanctum. Will the heroes defeat Elvanna and finally free Baba Yaga, or will their failure plunge Golarion into a new ice age ruled by the Witch Queen of Irrisen?

Related publications

Player's Guides
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Reign of Winter Player's Guide Written by Adam Daigle Released February 2013
The Reign of Winter Player’s Guide gives players all the spoiler-free information, inspiration, and new rules they’ll need to create characters prepared for delving into the adventure and frigid mysteries of the Reign of Winter Adventure Path.
Sourcebooks
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Irrisen, Land of Eternal Winter Written by Mike Shel Released January 2013
Far to the north lies a realm that the seasons never touch, where snow lies heavy on the ground all year and winter never releases its icy grip. A country ruled by White Witches with hearts as cold as the north wind—the daughters of the Queen of Witches herself, Baba Yaga—and supported on the backs of a conquered, enslaved people. A place where frost giants and hateful fey are respected citizens, and winter wolves stalk the streets in human form. This is the nation of Irrisen, a land cloaked in unceasing winter for 1,400 years. Irrisen, Land of Eternal Winter presents a comprehensive overview of this frigid kingdom, where the imperious control of the ruling class stifles the residents just as strongly as the harsh, never-ending winter.
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People of the North Written by Matthew Goodall et al. Released January 2013
Far beyond the reach of the soft southlander lords lie the frozen forests and icy tundra of the Inner Sea region’s northernmost nations. Here dragon-headed longships ply the arctic seas, nomadic tribes hunt and ride mighty mammoths, and the descendants of the Witch Queen Baba Yaga rule a nation where spring has been forgotten. Whether they’re hardened natives or arctic adventurers, everyone in the northern lands walks a fine line between finding wealth and glory and filling a shallow grave in the bloody snow. People of the North presents a player-focused, in-depth discussion of the northern nations of the Inner Sea region.
Accessories
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Reign of Winter Poster Map Folio Cartography by Rob Lazzaretti Released July 2013
Enter the frigid northern lands of the Pathfinder campaign setting with the Reign of Winter Poster Map Folio. Seek high adventure while battling nefarious rulers of the north or map your party’s explorations through mysterious regions of the Inner Sea and beyond on three giant poster maps designed for use with the Reign of Winter Adventure Path.
Miniatures
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Reign of Winter Adventure Path Pawn Collection Produced by Paizo Inc. Released October 2013
Key monsters and NPCs from the Reign of Winter Adventure Path come alive on your tabletop with the Reign of Winter Pawn Collection, featuring more than 100 creature pawns for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or any tabletop fantasy RPG! Printed on sturdy cardstock, each pawn presents a beautiful full-color image of a monster or NPC from the Reign of Winter campaign, including dragonkin, Russian soldiers, winter-touched fey, and dozens of unique NPCs also suitable for representing player characters. The Reign of Winter Pawn Collection, together with the creatures from Pathfinder Pawns: Bestiary Box and Bestiary 2 Box, provides pawns for nearly every Reign of Winter encounter.
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Reign of Winter Pathfinder Battles set Produced by Paizo Inc. and Wizkids Inc. Released May 2014
Reign of Winter is the latest 45-figure set release in the award-winning Pathfinder Battles line of miniatures from Paizo Publishing and WizKids Games! Reign of Winter features friends and foes from the Pathfinder Adventure Path of the same name, and is sure to please Pathfinder fans new and veteran alike!
Pathfinder Cards
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Reign of Winter Item Cards Produced by Paizo Inc. Released February 2013
The mysterious magic of the North is yours to claim in this treasury of arctic arcana. Among these chilling curiosities wait the most important items from the Reign of Winter Adventure Path. Each of this set’s 54 beautifully illustrated, full-color cards includes space on the back to add notes for each item, allowing players to track their favorite treasures.
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Reign of Winter Face Cards Produced by Paizo Inc. Released December 2013
Give life to your NPCs with Reign of Winter Face Cards! More than 50 key characters fill this gorgeously illustrated deck designed for use with the Reign of Winter Adventure Path, but suitable for use in any fantasy roleplaying game! Each card includes the character’s name, his or her role in the Reign of Winter Adventure Path, space to record key details, and artwork by Paizo’s finest illustrators. These Face Cards bring the most prominent cast members of this frigid Adventure Path to your tabletop and let your players look into the faces of the enemy!


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