N'wah's Iron Gods Campaign
A hazardous wasteland haunted by robots either malfunctioning or whose original (or worse, updated) programming is at best mildly hostile to organic creatures, the Felldales occupy the region of Numeria most heavily bombarded by falling space junk in the Rain of Stars. A thin strip of arable land clings to the West Sellen River, and a few hardy souls have managed to carve what might optimistically be called “civilization” from its soil, but the bulk of the region is a blasted wilderness of crags, ravines, and badlands infested with countless life-threatening hazards.
When the Worldwound opened a century ago, waves of refugees, animals, barbarians, and even tribes of giants fled to the Felldales from Sarkoris. They exist now in isolated tribes, eking out a precarious living and barely able to hold their own against the area’s indigenous dangers. In addition to robotic and alien horrors, the influence of radiation, strange contaminants, and reactive engine fluids mutates many of its denizens into terrifying parodies of their natural forms. Other threats include creatures brought to Golarion from the stars, such as the dreaded moonflower. Some of these star travelers have only recently been released from stasis. Others, such as the gluttonous aurumvorax, crawled from the wreckage thousands of years ago and have since spread throughout the Inner Sea region.
Despite its myriad dangers, the Felldales remain tempting as they are a plentiful source of alien technology not under the direct control of the Technic League. Deposits of skymetal ripe for the picking lie throughout the region for those brave enough to seek them out. From an agricultural standpoint, the Felldales have nothing to offer aside from the small plots of land immediately adjacent to the West Sellen River, where fishing is the most prosperous trade. This band of relative safety is further protected by the constant flow of crusaders who travel the river on their way north to the Worldwound. The river sees heavy traffic from such travelers, and so those who stay within sight of its banks can typically make journeys without much fear of being attacked by the horrors that hold sway in the region’s heartland.
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