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NPC Guide

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Pathfinder Chronicles: NPC Guide
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March 2010

NPC Guide, a sourcebook by Jason Bulmahn, Christopher Paul Carey, Crystal Frasier, Jesse Heinig, James Jacobs, Jonathan H. Keith, Hal Maclean, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Tim Nightengale, Jeff Quick, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Amber Scott, James L. Sutter, John Wick, and Hank Woon, was released in March 2010.

Scores of Characters!Save yourself some number crunching and use this collection of 91 fully statted and ready-to-run nonplayer characters. Whether you need a veteran Pathfinder, an eccentric Red Mantis assassin, an undead-hating Nexian mage, or just a rough-and-tumble thug, this book does the dirty work for you!

Characters in this book include:

  • Thirty unique NPCs native to the myriad nations of Golarion, with illustrations, histories, complete stat blocks, and special boons for PCs who befriend them. While they bear flavor and history tied to their homelands, all 30 NPCs may appear in any part of the world, and in any setting—use them as mentors, allies, cohorts, or sworn enemies of your PCs.
  • More than 50 nameless NPC stat blocks, custom designed for maximum utility in your game, including raiders from the Lands of the Linnorm Kings, Katapeshi slavers, spider-riding goblins, Gillmen knife fighters, and evil cultists. Whether you use them as bosses in low-level adventures or minions for high-level enemies, you'll save yourself hours of work by putting your own names and faces over these premade NPCs.
  • Seven adventurer PCs played by Paizo staff members, presented as NPCs with illustrations, histories, stat blocks, and player boons. Use one as a quick premade PC, or drop them all into your campaign as a rival adventuring group!


p. 2
Named NPCs
p. 4
Generic NPCs
p. 34
Paizo Staff NPCs
p. 54

NPC list

NPC Hook
Jona Clay An ex-Pathfinder who gave up the sword and his wayfinder when his exploits resulted in the death of an innocent boy who wanted to follow in his footsteps.
Brinian Aldori A hedonistic, roguish but dangerous young swordlord from Brevoy.
Ries Cuprianas A captain in the Steel Falcons branch of the Andoren Eagle Knights, known as the "Steel Fox" by making numerous raids against neighboring Cheliax.
Krun Thuul A genius level orc warlord from the Hold of Belkzen who plots against the lands of men.
Patronicus Drendane A Chelaxian spy-master in the Hellknight Order of the Scourge and arch-enemy of Ries Cuprianas.
Methen Jagaro A ruthless merchant lord from Druma and devout follower of the Prophecies of Kalistrade.
Vaylen Goldfield A former aristocrat from Galt who lost everything in the revolution, and now spends his days wandering the Inner Sea with a cult of Varisians, seeking to reunite the fragments of a long-lost and evil symphony.
Halig Oaklage A power-hungry ghast priest of Zon-Kuthon from the undead land of Geb.
Jherek Oivos A scout of Hermea, assigned to the Inner Sea to seek out participants in the great utopian experiment of the gold dragon Mengkare.
Galenna Icethorne A ruthless and skilled agent and granddaughter of Baba Yaga from the frozen lands of Irrisen, feared throughout the Lands of the Linnorm Kings. She can sometimes be found south of the frozen North seeking rare artifacts and valuable information.
Fadil ibn-Kazar A Katapeshi pesh dealer and master of disguise.
Vendlara Alderane A demon-hunting elf from Kyonin with an embarrassing secret.
Moduru Redgrave
Bjorn Grimsong A barbarian mercenary of the Lands of the Linnorm Kings impersonating a dead prince, Bjorn quests to reclaim the throne of his new name and set to rest the prince's spirit in Valhalla.
Thaim An ambitious young mammoth hunter from the Realm of the Mammoth Lords.
Illian Glanadrian
Alviana Shadowsworn
Tal Taval
Etham al Saleem
Rupert Raim
Dimata Sirathini
Jaren the Jinx
Lord Achimair A bad-tempered sahuagin of the Sodden Lands.
Adelle Duran
Esme Currindon
Cordeliza Parasca

Paizo staff NPCs