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Queen of Irrisen

Tashanna is a daughter of Baba Yaga. She was the ninth Queen of Irrisen, reigning from 4113 AR until 4213 AR.1


In 4113 AR, Tashanna was placed on Irrisen's throne, succeeding her sister Karina. In 4155 AR, she invaded the Realm of the Mammoth Lords, conquering all land from the Frozen Road and the Gullik River to the base of the Tusk Mountains, and built the city of Tashagrot to serve as the new provincial capital. However, this conquest only lasted for four years before the land was reclaimed by the Mammoth Lords.1

Near the end of her reign, Tashanna became suspicious of Baba Yaga's purpose in installing her daughters as Irriseni monarchs.2 When the time came for Baba Yaga to return to Golarion and replace Tashanna with her next daughter, she used the Torc of Kostchtchie to force Kostchtchie to participate in a rebellion against her mother. However, Tashanna underestimated Baba Yaga's power: after defeating Kostchtchie, Baba Yaga put down Tashanna's rebellion, captured her, paraded her before her defeated troops, then executed all of them, and interred them in the Veil of Frozen Tears, a hidden necropolis in northern Irrisen.3

Baba Yaga then installed Velikas to replace Tashanna as queen of Irrisen.1 Nevertheless, she was impressed by the rebellion such that she did not turn Tashanna into a crone queen like her predecessors.4 Instead, Tashanna was forever banished from Golarion and the surrounding planes, so she could no longer interfere in her mother's plots. However, Tashanna was still able to rule elsewhere as a tyrant and demon binder.5


Tashanna commissioned the Ice Gardens of Neverith to be featured at the Radiant Festival in 4120 AR. This maze of sparkling sculptures still entrances visitors to Whitethrone to this day.6

In 4713 AR, Elvanna, incumbent and soon-to-be-removed queen of Irrisen, discovered Tashanna's journal, and from it, discovered Baba Yaga's plans for her daughters.7


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Shel. (2013). Irrisen, Land of Eternal Winter, p. 6. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-486-3
  2. Greg A. Vaughan. (2013). Reign of Winter Treasures. The Witch Queen's Revenge, p. 63. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-497-9
  3. Greg A. Vaughan. (2010). The Witchwar Legacy, p. 3. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-279-1
  4. Greg A. Vaughan. (2013). The Witch Queen's Revenge. The Witch Queen's Revenge, p. 48. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-497-9
  5. Greg A. Vaughan. (2010). The Witchwar Legacy, p. 22. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-279-1
  6. Patrick Renie. (2020). "The Radiant Festival". Devil at the Dreaming Palace, p. 67. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-253-2
  7. Greg A. Vaughan. (2013). NPC Gallery. The Witch Queen's Revenge, p. 59. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-497-9