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Citizens of Kaer Maga
Source: City of Strangers, pg(s). 9–10
See also: Cult of the Child-Goddess

The child-goddess is the object of veneration for the Cult of the Child-Goddess, which is located in the Ankar-Te district of the Varisian city of Kaer Maga. It is not known whether the child-goddess is an actual deity, a hoax used to generate income for the cult, or something more innocuous, though at least one of her followers draws divine magic through faith in her.

The child-goddess (or -goddesses, as the exact number is not known) dwells within the Palace of the Child-Goddess, a flat-topped pyramid with a single, massive door. From here, metal, windowless palanquins are carried throughout the district by carriers. Each palanquin is a metal box six feet long and four feet high and carried by zombie servants or half-naked, oiled male slaves. Judging from their dress, the cult is believed to have originated in distant Vudra. Followers approach these processions and drop coins in the tithe-bags attached to the palanquins.

In Kaer Maga—the only known place in the Inner Sea region where the cult is active—the faithful are led by the High Priestess Shamalay Kasan, a Vudrani woman who is also one of the most powerful figures in the district of Ankar-Te, if not the entire city.1


  1. James L. Sutter. (2010). City of Strangers, p. 9–10. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-248-7