Holomog

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Holomog
(Nation)

Titles
Land of Celestial Concordance
Land
Ruler
Government
Matriarchy
Adjective
Holoma
Languages
Religions
Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 207 (1E)
Field of Maidens, pg(s). 63–67 (2E)
The symbol of Anuli, the northernmost city of Holomog.

The matriarchy of Holomog is one of the coastal nations of Southern Garund, beyond the Inner Sea region. It is generally considered to be one of the region's two most powerful nations alongside Droon. Holomog is a nation of warriors and artisans with traditions going back to the time of Ancient Azlant, and covers much of Garund's south-eastern coast.12

Economy

One of Holomog's main exports are spices from Anuli that are traded along the Antarkos Sweep trade route.3 In general, Anuli's markets are some of the largest and most prosperous in the country.4

Geography

Holomog lies between the Obari Ocean to the east, and the Arid Lands that border the Mwangi Expanse to the west. It also shares a border with Geb to the north.5 The northernmost city of Holomog is Anuli.2

Holomog itself is formed of 14 provinces.

The Inner Star

The Outer Provinces

Bays and seas

Points of interest

History

After Earthfall, the collection of city-states that would form modern-day Holomog petitioned the empyreal lords for help to survive the destruction and the Age of Darkness that followed. Incredibly, their petitions worked. Mazludeh led a coalition of lords from all three celestial planes to form the Celestial Concordance of Holoma Provinces that would protect the people, and establish the government that Holomog continues to have today: the divinely transformed monarch omwas.5

Volume 4 of the Pathfinder Chronicles describes the visit of legendary Pathfinder Durvin Gest and the pirate queen Mastrien Slash to Holomog. Gest abandoned Slash at the southern cliffs, but she was eventually able to install herself as Holomog's ruler. Under her leadership, Holomog underwent a period of dramatic military expansion, eventually reaching as far as the land of Geb.6 This military expansion came to an end in 4329 AR when the mighty archmage Geb turned most of the Holoma army to stone, creating the Field of Maidens.78

At some unknown point, Holomog was the source of the very first legates to appear in the Inner Sea region. They were ambassadors similar to paladins, except rather than stalwart crusaders, they were peaceful diplomats. Though any who thought they were defenseless were sorely mistaken.9

Holomog today

Today, Holomog stands out as a matriarchy that is not evil, yet it still suffers from political intrigue, chaos cults, an evil nation of undead on their borders, and 10,000 years worth of abandoned cities and ruins. Holomog is also the only nation on Golarion that has been continuously exposed to the energies of the outer planes for millennia, causing a number of unexpected side-effects, including a unique race: the ganzi.10

Recently, rumors have begun to spread that Holomog may once more be preparing for war.1

After their history of needing to rebuild many ancient ruins, Holomog is home to renowned civil engineers and demolitionists.11

Inhabitants

Holomog is home to the largest population of ganzi12 due to being bathed in chaotic extraplanar energy for centuries. The ganzi have done much for the art and culture of Holomog.13

Many megafauna, such as large dinosaurs, are either domesticated and used for travel, or roam some of the less populated areas of the nation. Many can also be found in Droon.14

Religion

The empyreal lord Mazludeh serves as the patron goddess of Holomog due to her actions after Earthfall, when she formed the Celestial Concordance of Holoma Provinces by leading many of her fellow empyreal lords to protect the nation from the massive devastation.155

Grandmother Spider also has somewhat of a presence in Holomog, though not necessarily through direct worship, through one of her schools, sometimes called "Mama Schools". The Brightwater School is a large source of scholarship and learning in the country.16

References

Paizo published a major article on Holomog in Field of Maidens.

For additional as-yet unincorporated sources about this subject, see the Meta page.

  1. 1.0 1.1 James Jacobs, et al. The Inner Sea World Guide, 207. Paizo Inc., 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 John Compton, et al. Anuli” in Distant Shores, 15–23. Paizo Inc.,
  3. Paizo Inc., et al. “Trade” in Travel Guide, 35. Paizo Inc.,
  4. John Compton, et al. Anuli” in Merchant's Manifest, 7. Paizo Inc.,
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Jenny Jarzabski. “Holomog” in Field of Maidens, 63. Paizo Inc.,
  6. Tim Hitchcock, et al. “Tools of the Trade” in Seekers of Secrets, 41. Paizo Inc., 2009
  7. James Jacobs, et al. The Inner Sea World Guide, 36. Paizo Inc., 2011
  8. Michelle Jones. Geb” in Legends, 44. Paizo Inc.,
  9. Alexander Augunas, et al. “Armor Masters of the Inner Sea” in Armor Master's Handbook, 6. Paizo Inc.,
  10. F. Wesley Schneider. (8 October 2015). See the World, Visit Distant Shores, Paizo Blog.
  11. Saif Ansari, et al. “Heroes of Garund” in Heroes of Golarion, 18–19. Paizo Inc.,
  12. Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 2: New Ancestries and Heritages” in Ancestry Guide, 67. Paizo Inc.,
  13. Paizo Inc., et al. “New Ancestries” in Character Guide, 61. Paizo Inc.,
  14. Jessica Catalan. “Megafauna” in Lost Mammoth Valley, 71. Paizo Inc.,
  15. Paizo Inc., et al. “Religion” in The Mwangi Expanse, 140. Paizo Inc.,
  16. Kate Baker, et al. Grandmother Spider” in Faiths of Golarion, 12. Paizo Inc.,