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The Godsrain Prophecies

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The twenty core deities of the Pathfinder campaign setting as illustrated in The Godsrain Prophecies.

From left to right, row by row from top:

Erastil ("safe") Iomedae Torag Sarenrae
Shelyn Cayden Cailean ("safe") Desna ("safe") Abadar
Irori ("safe") Gozreh Nethys ("safe") Pharasma ("safe")
Calistria Gorum Asmodeus ("safe") Zon-Kuthon ("safe")
Norgorber Urgathoa ("safe") Lamashtu Rovagug ("safe")
This article covers the real-world series of flash fiction stories. For the in-universe texts, see Godsrain Prophecies.

The Godsrain Prophecies was a flash fiction series written by Erin Roberts1 and presented as false prophecies about the deaths of deities in the Pathfinder campaign setting. They were posted to the Paizo Blog in support of War of Immortals and the Pathfinder Second Edition Remaster Project, as well as a novel and other products to be announced on April 16, 2024.2

The 10-part weekly series was written as in-fiction documentation of the Godsrain Prophecies being collected and annotated for presentation to Pharasma by the nosoi psychopomp Yivali,2 who was previously announced as being the point-of-view character for Divine Mysteries. The deity featured in each article was also designated as one of 10 core deities that would not be killed during the canon events related to its tie-in products.3

Releases

Trivia

In-universe books referenced by Yivali in the story include:

Yivali also refers to the following in-universe concepts:

  • The Windsong Paradox: "each individual prophecy exists independent of the others"11
  • The Dueling Quills Incident, a debate among psychopomps over impartiality in research5
  • The Fatal Four "disaster", in which wordplay in a minor historical prophecy resulted in two assassinations9
  • Lorminos, who advised Yivali in her early studies9
  • The Fate's Chain theory, "which holds that any action taken to prevent a foretelling only hastens its speed and effects"7

References

  1. Mark Moreland. (February 21, 2024). Comments on The Godsrain Prophecies Part Three, Paizo Blog.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Erin Roberts. (February 7, 2024). The Godsrain Prophecies Part One, Paizo Blog.
  3. Mark Moreland. (February 7, 2024). Comments on The Godsrain Prophecies Part One, Paizo Blog.
  4. Erin Roberts. (February 21, 2024). The Godsrain Prophecies Part Three, Paizo Blog.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Erin Roberts. (February 28, 2024). The Godsrain Prophecies Part Four, Paizo Blog.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Erin Roberts. (March 6, 2024). The Godsrain Prophecies Part Five, Paizo Blog.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Erin Roberts. (March 27, 2024). The Godsrain Prophecies Part Eight, Paizo Blog.
  8. Erin Roberts. (March 13, 2024). The Godsrain Prophecies Part Six, Paizo Blog.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Erin Roberts. (March 20, 2024). The Godsrain Prophecies Part Seven, Paizo Blog.
  10. Erin Roberts. (April 10, 2024). The Godsrain Prophecies Part Ten, Paizo Blog.
  11. Erin Roberts. (February 14, 2024). The Godsrain Prophecies Part Two, Paizo Blog.

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