Holomog

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Holomog
(Nation)
Titles Land of Celestial Concordance
Land Southern Garund
Ruler Omwa Holo Enyana
Government Matriarchy
Adjective Holoma
Languages Drooni, Celestial
Religions Mazludeh
Images of Holomog

Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 207 (1E)
Field of Maidens (adventure), 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.[1][2]

Economy

One of Holomog's main exports are spices from Anuli that are traded along the Antarkos Sweep trade route.[3]

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.[4] The northernmost city of Holomog is Anuli.[2]

Holomog itself is formed of 14 provinces.

The Inner Star

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.[4]

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.[5] This military expansion came to an end in 4329 AR when the mighty archmage Geb turned most of the Holomog army to stone, creating the Field of Maidens.[6]

Holomog today

Today, Holomog stands out as a matriarchy that is not evil, yet 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.[7]

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

Inhabitants

Holomog is home to the largest population of ganzi[8] due to being bathed in chaotic extraplanar energy for centuries.[9]

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.[10][4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 207. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  2. 2.0 2.1 John Compton, et al. (2015). Distant Shores, p. 15–23. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-787-1
  3. Rigby Bendele et al. (2022). Travel Guide, p. 35. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-465-9
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jenny Jarzabski. (2022). "Holomog". Field of Maidens (adventure), p. 63. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-462-8
  5. Tim Hitchcock, Erik Mona, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor. (2009). Seekers of Secrets: A Guide to the Pathfinder Society, p. 41. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-178-7
  6. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 36. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  7. F. Wesley Schneider. (8 October 2015). See the World, Visit Distant Shores, Paizo Blog.
  8. Calder CaDavid et al. (2021). Ancestry Guide, p. 67. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-308-9
  9. John Compton et al. (2019). Character Guide, p. 61. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-193-1
  10. Laura-Shay Adams et al. (2021). The Mwangi Expanse, p. 140. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-340-9