|The house has stood abandoned on its lonely hilltop, brooding quietly over the ruins of a once thriving town for decades. No one has lived within its walls since the night a terrific storm flooded the coastal town below—and since a tragedy struck down the noble family that once dwelt within—but now, the mansion has attracted the attention of a curious group of adventurers. What is the truth behind the tragic past that empowers the evil that grips the mansion today, and what might happen to the world of Golarion if the sinister influences that grow within these haunted walls are allowed to build beyond the breaking point?
Malevolence is a horror-themed adventure for 3rd-level characters written by James Jacobs featuring sinister new monsters, mysterious magical items and spells to discover, and a fully-detailed haunted house for players to explore, exorcise, and endure. With an immersive method of researching the history and truths of the mansion's macabre secrets through visions, dreams, and good-old fashioned ghost-hunting and investigation, Malevolence is ready to test the limits of any heroic party's bravery!
Recurring characters, concepts, & locations
The following characters, concepts, or locations can be found in this scenario, but also significantly appear in the publications listed below:
- Ashen Man (Doomsday Dawn, Malevolence)
- Dark Tapestry (Beyond the Halflight Path, Call of the Copper Gate, Doomsday Dawn, Echoes of the Overwatched, Hall of the Flesh Eaters, Hrethnar's Throne, Malevolence, Oath of the Overwatched, Voice in the Void)
- Dominion of the Black (Doomsday Dawn, Malevolence)
- Ravounel (Malevolence, The Second Confirmation, Treasure off the Coast)
- House Thrune (The Blakros Matrimony, Blood at Dralkard Manor, Day of the Demon, Delirium's Tangle (scenario), The Devil-Wrought Disappearance, The Disappeared, Fallen Family, Broken Name, Fortress of the Nail, Fury of the Fiend, The God's Market Gamble, The Infernal Inheritance, Let Bygones Be, The Locked Lodge, Malevolence, No Plunder, No Pay, What Prestige is Worth)
The following Pathfinder Flip-Mat products are used in this scenario: