River Styx

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The River Styx.

The River Styx (pronounced STIKS)[1] is an interplanar river that originates on the plane of Abaddon, but snakes its way throughout the Outer Sphere and touches on the planes of Axis, Hell, the Abyss, and the Maelstrom,[2] before finally pooling at the base of Pharasma's Spire.[3][4]

In the Abyss

The town known as Taste of Anguish is located on a branch of the Styx in the Abyss.[4]

In Abaddon

On the plane of Abaddon, the Styx is the undisputed realm of the Horseman of Death, Charon.[5] It is also home to the vicious hydrodaemons, who lurk beneath its surface, ready to attack anyone who survives the deleterious effects of the river.[6] The surface is patrolled by thanadaemons, who pilot their skiffs and have even been known to ferry travelers across the Styx.[7]

The Styx also feeds the Plaguemere, the colossal swamps where Apollyon the Horseman of Pestilence resides.[8]

In Hell

As it winds its way through Hell, the Styx feeds the swamps of Stygia, the plane's fifth layer.[9]

References

  1. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 247. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  2. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 183. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  3. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 243. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  4. 4.0 4.1 James Jacobs. (2013). Demons Revisited, p. 61. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-552-5
  5. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 234. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  6. Wolfgang Baur et al. (2010). Bestiary 2 (First Edition), p. 67. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-268-5
  7. Wolfgang Baur et al. (2010). Bestiary 2 (First Edition), p. 74. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-268-5
  8. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 241. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  9. Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Bestiary (First Edition), p. 74. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1