The Ascendant Court is the religious center of Absalom, holding the preponderance of the city’s temples as well as the Starstone Cathedral. Pathfinder Chronicles: Guide to Absalom. How to Use tHis City GUide. Each chapter in this book covers a specific topic. Overlap exists, of course, because within. Founded 4, years ago and designed by the god Aroden himself, Absalom is a hub of mercantile and spiritual activity. Traders come from all over the globe to.
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Absalom is a island city in the Inner Sea of Golarionwest of Taldor.
For more than 4, years, Absalom has been the City at the Center of the World, a metropolis-sized showcase of the greatest treasures in all Golarion. The importance and influence of Absalom upon the Inner Sea and the whole of Golarion cannot be overstated. The city not only holds a key strategic position for both commercial and military endeavors in the region, but encompasses the site of the ascension of pathinder deities and claims to have been founded by none other than the Last Azlantithe god Aroden.
It is not without reason that the passage of time throughout the world is counted in Absalom Reckoning.
This great city even extends beyond the Material Plane ; although a pale reflection of its namesake, Shadow Absalom is the greatest city on the Plane of Shadowinhabited by fetchlings, other humanoids, and undead. Situated on the southern coast of the Isle of KortosAbsalom is the largest city in the Inner Sea region and quite possibly the entire world.
The ice-capped peaks of the Kortos Mounts are among the highest known in the abalom, stretching high above treeline. Countless abandoned siege engines and constructions of war from the numerous failed attempts throughout history to take the city by force lie scattered throughout the surrounding countryside in what has become known as the Cairnlands and the wreckage of armadas of unsuccessful attempts on the city from the sea all but block the wide harbor in a mass known as the Flotsam Graveyard.
The city itself is enormous: Absalom’s great wealth is driven by trade, so the city’s pathfindef strive to craft policies favorable to commerce and their own interestsbut otherwise take a relatively laissez-faire approach to regulation.
Taxes in the city are very pathfindre, although Siege Taxes during wartime may be significantly higher.
There are no property taxes, although the city charges for access to roads, sanitation, and other public infrastructure. Modest taxes on foreign merchants, fees for pilots through the Flotsam Graveyardand docking fees, are generally sufficient to supply the city’s needs. Absalom is ruled by the Grand Council which is chaired by absalo, primarcha position currently held by Lord Gyr of House Gixx.
The Council has twelve high seats including the primarch’s and a variable number of low seats. Most of the city’s administrative positions are filled by members of the Councilthe more sought after titles going to members of the High Council.
The position of primarch is held for life and decided upon by the High Council. It has additional privileges unique to the position granting the holder considerable paghfinder over the Council, and by corollary, the City at the Center of the World itself. Much of the day-to-day administration are handled by the district councils of Absalom.
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The district councils are headed by a nomarch, who is appointed by the Low Council with the approval of the primarch. Sign In Don’t have an account? Contents [ show ]. Retrieved from ” http: