Kodar Mountains

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Ascending the Kodar peaks

The Kodar Mountains, known to the Shoanti as the World's Roof,1 are among the highest mountain ranges in the Inner Sea region.2

Geography

The Kodar Mountains were formed from the psychic convulsions of the Great Old One Mhar, when it found itself trapped under the crust of Golarion and uttered a scream which pushed against the surface.3 Located in the north of Avistan, they form the natural boundary between several nations. The extensive range forms the north and northwestern border of Varisia separating it from the Hold of Belkzen to the west and the Lands of the Linnorm Kings, Irrisen and the Realm of the Mammoth Lords to the north.4

Inhabitants

Few creatures call the Kodars their home, as only the toughest creatures can survive there. Known inhabitants include rocs, dragons,5 yeti,6 crag spiders,7 and wendigos.8 Storm and stone giants also inhabit the Kodar range.59 On the eastern edge of the mountains, orcs of the Dead Eye tribe live in crude villages near the Brimstone Haruspex, while orcs of the Gutspear tribe live in caves.10

Places of Interest

The Kodar's isolation has helped foster rumors of fantastic locations hidden within the depths of the mountains.511

References

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  2. James Jacobs, et al. The Inner Sea World Guide, 195. Paizo Inc., 2011
  3. David Schwartz, et al. “Bestiary” in Rise of New Thassilon, 87. Paizo Inc., 2019
  4. Unknown author. Inner Sea Poster Map Folio, 1. Paizo Inc., 2011
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  7. Greg A. Vaughan. “Bestiary” in Spires of Xin-Shalast, 77. Paizo Inc., 2008
  8. Greg A. Vaughan. “Bestiary” in Spires of Xin-Shalast, 88. Paizo Inc., 2008
  9. Russ Taylor. Stone Giant” in Giants Revisited, 50. Paizo Inc., 2012
  10. Steve Kenson, et al. Orcs of Golarion” in Orcs of Golarion, 15. Paizo Inc., 2010
  11. Adam Daigle & James L. Sutter. Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition Player's Guide, 9. Paizo Inc., 2012
  12. 12.0 12.1 James L. Sutter. “The Hold of Belkzen” in Skeletons of Scarwall, 59. Paizo Inc., 2008
  13. Tyler Beck, et al. Belkzen Gazetteer” in Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes, 17. Paizo Inc., 2015
  14. Colin McComb, et al. “The Linnorm Kingdoms” in Lands of the Linnorm Kings, 27. Paizo Inc., 2011
  15. Greg A. Vaughan. “Spires of Xin-Shalast” in Spires of Xin-Shalast, 22. Paizo Inc., 2008
  16. James L. Sutter. “The Hold of Belkzen” in Skeletons of Scarwall, 61. Paizo Inc., 2008
  17. Colin McComb, et al. “The Proving Grounds” in Lands of the Linnorm Kings, 38. Paizo Inc., 2011
  18. Greg A. Vaughan. “Spires of Xin-Shalast” in Spires of Xin-Shalast, 7–9. Paizo Inc., 2008
  19. James L. Sutter. Varisia” in The Hook Mountain Massacre, 66. Paizo Inc., 2007
  20. Stephen S. Greer. “Sins of the Saviors” in Sins of the Saviors, 17. Paizo Inc., 2008
  21. Greg A. Vaughan. “Skeletons of Scarwall” in Skeletons of Scarwall, 13. Paizo Inc., 2008
  22. 22.0 22.1 Colin McComb, et al. “The Linnorm Kingdoms” in Lands of the Linnorm Kings, 29. Paizo Inc., 2011
  23. James L. Sutter. “The Hold of Belkzen” in Skeletons of Scarwall, 63. Paizo Inc., 2008
  24. Colin McComb, et al. “The Proving Grounds” in Lands of the Linnorm Kings, 42. Paizo Inc., 2011
  25. Monte Cook. Curse of the Riven Sky, 4. Paizo Inc., 2010