Hao Jin Tapestry

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Hao Jin Tapestry
The physical manifestation of the Hao Jin Tapestry.
(Magic item)

Slot (1E)
Source: The Dog Pharaoh's Tomb, pg(s). 5
Hao Jin Tapestry

The Woven Museum
Mildly neutral-aligned
Source: Planar Adventures, pg(s). 215

The Hao Jin Tapestry is an artifact created centuries ago by the Tian sorceress Hao Jin. It is the gateway to a demiplane of the same name, home to numerous different locations and environments.1


The demiplane is accessible via the seemingly mundane wall hanging, the Hao Jin Tapestry, and is stocked by Hao Jin with people, monuments, and entire cities that she collected during her travels.2 Originally, each location Hao Jin created or placed in the tapestry had its own micro-climate, carefully controlled by Hao Jin's magic. However, recently, these climates have begun to shift and bleed into each other, developing its own strange weather pattern.34


Hao Jin originally created the tapestry by ripping settlements (alongside their inhabitants) and geographical features from Golarion and transporting them fully intact to the demiplane to be preserved. She used it to hide her most dangerous treasures, and hid it away when she left the Material Plane.3

In 4711 AR, the artifact was won by the Pathfinder Society in the Ruby Phoenix Tournament and brought back to the Grand Lodge in Absalom for further study.5

Although the preservation magic within the Hao Jin Tapestry has begun to fade, a lot of treasures remain intact and undiscovered. The Pathfinder Society has discovered how to create additional back doors to the Tapestry and opened up pathways that allow quick transportation between the Grand Lodge and many important Pathfinder lodges. These back doors require time to create and maintain, so the demiplane is no substitute for true teleportation magic.2 In any case, the artifact allowed the Society to extend its influence greatly.6


The Hao Jin Tapestry is home to numerous communities from across Golarion, like dark stalkers from the Darklands, lizardfolk from Osirion,3 the village of Onhae from the Chang Liao Jungle in Tian Xia,4 and the Scalebreaker kobolds, among others.7


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