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Pathfinder Lost Omens

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The Pathfinder Lost Omens World Guide, first book of the Pathfinder Lost Omens product line.
This article covers the Pathfinder Second Edition setting sourcebook product line. For the Pathfinder First Edition equivalent, see Pathfinder Campaign Setting. For the age of Inner Sea region history, see Age of Lost Omens. For details about the campaign setting as a whole, see Pathfinder campaign setting.

Pathfinder Lost Omens publications are sourcebooks detailing elements of the Pathfinder campaign setting, including changes it has undergone as the result of canonical adventure paths. This quarterly product line for Pathfinder Second Edition includes maps, regional gazetteers, books on creatures and ancestries of Golarion and other worlds, and other subjects rooted in the Paizo Inc. fictional universe. Many Lost Omens products directly tie into Pathfinder Adventure Paths.

It succeeded the Pathfinder Campaign Setting line of First Edition setting books.

The world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game comes alive in the Pathfinder Lost Omens series! From the crumbling civilizations to bustling merchant kingdoms, the Pathfinder Lost Omens line details the world of Golarion, the official backdrop for the Pathfinder adventures and fantasy roleplaying supplements. With topics ranging from in-depth looks at the pantheons of Golarion, guidebooks on its nations, and supplements for Pathfinder adventurers, the Pathfinder Lost Omens line is the perfect enhancement and companion to your Pathfinder campaign.

Paizo releases Pathfinder Lost Omens volumes quarterly, with each issue exploring new facets of the world of Golarion.

History

The Pathfinder Lost Omens line was launched on August 28, 2019, with the release of the Lost Omens World Guide.

Releases

Cover Title Release Date Author
Lost Omens World Guide.jpg World Guide 1908 August 28, 2019 DePass Tanya DePass, James Jacobs, Lyz Liddell, Ron Lundeen, Liane Merciel, Erik Mona, Mark Seifter, and James L. Sutter
Lost Omens Character Guide.jpg Character Guide 1910 October 16, 2019 Compton John Compton et al.
Lost Omens Gods & Magic.jpg Gods & Magic 2001 January 29, 2020 Adducci Robert Adducci et al.
Lost Omens Legends.jpg Legends 2007 July 30, 2020 Olyaee Amirali Attar Olyaee et al.
Lost Omens Pathfinder Society Guide.jpeg Pathfinder Society Guide 2010 October 14, 2020 Baker Kate Baker et al.
Lost Omens Ancestry Guide.png Ancestry Guide 2102 February 2021 CaDavid Calder CaDavid et al.
Lost Omens The Mwangi Expanse.png The Mwangi Expanse 2106 June 2021 Adams Laura-Shay Adams et al.
Lost Omens The Grand Bazaar.png Grand Bazaar 2110 October 2021 Bolleman Tineke Bolleman et al.
Absalom City of Lost Omens.webp Absalom, City of Lost Omens 2112 December 2021 Bustion Allie Bustion et al.
Lost Omens Monsters of Myth.png Monsters of Myth 2112 December 2021 Case James Case et al.
City of Lost Omens Poster Map Folio.jpg City of Lost Omens Poster Map Folio 2201 January 2022 Rothenaicher Matthias Rothenaicher
Knights of Lastwall.png Knights of Lastwall 2204 April 2022 Catalan Jessica Catalan et al.
Travel Guide.jpg Travel Guide 2209 September 2022 Bendele Rigby Bendele et al.
Impossible Lands.png Impossible Lands 2211 November 2022 Ahmad Mariam Ahmad et al.
Firebrands.webp Firebrands 2303 March 2023 Beck James Beck et al.
Highhelm.png Highhelm 2306 June 2023 Cascone Dan Cascone et al.
Tian Xia World Guide.png Tian Xia World Guide 2404 April 2024 Ahn Eren Ahn et al.
Tian Xia Character Guide.png Tian Xia Character Guide 2408 August 2024 Ahn Eren Ahn et al.
Divine Mysteries 24XX 2024

Final lines

Similar to the final book of each Adventure Path, each Lost Omens book since Absalom, City of Lost Omens contains a quote at the bottom of its credits page in the book's back matter.1

Absalom, City of Lost Omens
"Lord Synarr is not who he says he is!"2 See also the Tales of Lost Omens story "The Hopeful".
Legends
"Heroes get remembered, but legends never die!" From The Sandlot.3
Pathfinder Society Guide
"Where in the world is Durvin Gest?" Reference to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?.4
Ancestry Guide
"It's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you." From Batman Begins.5
The Mwangi Expanse
"The Magic Warriors will return!"6 Reference to the final line quote of the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path, which was a reference to end cards in James Bond films.1
Grand Bazaar
"Runelords hate him! This one weird item makes Adventure Paths easy!"7 Reference to internet advertising tropes; see also "one weird trick", "doctors hate him".
Monsters of Myth
"Monsters are the patron saints of our blissful imperfections."8 Paraphrased from Guillermo del Toro.9
Knights of Lastwall
"I summon you to fulfill your oath."10 From The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.11
Travel Guide
"Inner Sea: 2 Stars; Too many wizards for my liking. Take a trip to Tian Xia instead!"12
Impossible Lands
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." From The Princess Bride. 13
Firebrands
"And I don't know much but I do know this, with a golden heart comes a rebel fist." From Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution's Here's to Life.
Highhelm
"Torag's might alone will never be enough. You must learn to stand together and rely on each other. —Hammer and Tongs"114

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Luis Loza. (July 12, 2023). Know Direction 292 In Writing, Know Direction.
  2. Erik Mona, et al. “Adventure Toolbox” in Absalom, City of Lost Omens, 398. Paizo Inc., 2021
  3. Amirali Attar Olyaee, et al. “Glossary & Index” in Legends, 127. Paizo Inc., 2020
  4. Mark Seifter. Sprite” in Ancestry Guide, 127. Paizo Inc., 2021
  5. Luis Loza. “Chapter 3: Ancestral Gear” in Ancestry Guide, 143. Paizo Inc., 2021
  6. Laura-Shay Adams, et al. “Glossary and Index” in The Mwangi Expanse, 311. Paizo Inc., 2021
  7. Tineke Bolleman, et al. “Equipment Table and Glossary” in Grand Bazaar, 135. Paizo Inc., 2021
  8. John Compton. Ulistul” in Monsters of Myth, 127. Paizo Inc., 2021
  9. From his 2018 Golden Globes acceptance speech for Best Director:
    Since childhood, I’ve been faithful to monsters. I have been saved and absolved by them, because monsters, I believe, are patron saints of our blissful imperfection, and they allow and embody the possibility of failing.
  10. Jessica Catalan, et al. “Glossary & Index” in Knights of Lastwall, 127. Paizo Inc., 2022
  11. Excerpted clip with context.
  12. Rigby Bendele, et al. “Glossary & Index” in Travel Guide, 127. Paizo Inc., 2022
  13. Excerpted clip with context.
  14. Luis Loza in Know Direction 292:
    I may be intentionally seeding the idea that like, dwarves had to figure out how to like, live without Torag. Or like, maybe Torag isn't the end-all be-all for things. There might just be something going on there that we'll get to learn about over the coming months, coming years about what might be happening with that.

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