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Hakon, iconic human skald.

Any, particularly the Lands of the Linnorm Kings
Iconic character
Source: Advanced Class Guide, pg(s). 49ff.
For another meaning of "Skald", please see Skald (language).

Like bards, skalds use their performance talents to inspire allies. The skald's violent nature, however, twists this inspiration into calls for heroic rage. As scholars, they record and retell stories of valor and prowess in battle; as artists, their nuanced and multidimensional creativity reflects their ability to emulate a versatile range of magical abilities. And in combat, skalds push forward with the front lines into melee combat to better experience the bloody stories they will tell for years to come.1


Skalds are most common among the Ulfen tribes in the Lands of the Linnorm Kings, where they weave epic sagas of song and brutal poetry, and bear witness to the feats of prospective Linnorm Kings.2

Elsewhere on Golarion, skalds are found among:


There are no known restrictions on the race of a skald.



  1. Jason Bulmahn, et al. Advanced Class Guide, 34. Paizo Inc., 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dennis Baker, et al. Skald” in Advanced Class Origins, 18. Paizo Inc., 2014
  3. Dennis Baker, et al. “Class Is in Session” in Advanced Class Origins, 4. Paizo Inc., 2014
  4. Dennis Baker, et al. Skald” in Advanced Class Origins, 19. Paizo Inc., 2014
  5. Alexander Augunas, et al. Gripplis” in Blood of the Beast, 10. Paizo Inc., 2016