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[Golarion] Golarion is hollow!

Post by Angel Tarragon » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:08 am

I've been listening/watching as many of the GenCon Paizo panels as I could and one of the tidbits of information that I gleaned is that the world is hollow and that there is a world inside it. Whether this world within a world is like Mystara or not, that information I do not have.
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Re: Golarion is hollow!

Post by ripvanwormer » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:56 pm

Isn't this the Dead Vault, where Rovagug is imprisoned?

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Post by Havard » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:38 pm

Angel Tarragon wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:08 am
I've been listening/watching as many of the GenCon Paizo panels as I could and one of the tidbits of information that I gleaned is that the world is hollow and that there is a world inside it. Whether this world within a world is like Mystara or not, that information I do not have.


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Post by Angel Tarragon » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:30 pm

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Post by Angel Tarragon » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:31 pm

ripvanwormer wrote:
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Isn't this the Dead Vault, where Rovagug is imprisoned?
Since the Dead Vault is a demiplane, no.
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Post by ripvanwormer » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:42 pm

Angel Tarragon wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:31 pm
ripvanwormer wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Isn't this the Dead Vault, where Rovagug is imprisoned?
Since the Dead Vault is a demiplane, no.
It's a demiplane in the center of Golarion. I mean, it's not in the Ethereal or Astral Plane, it's inside Golarion. Did they describe Golarion's hollow interior in a way that rules the Dead Vault out?

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Post by Havard » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:56 pm

Angel Tarragon wrote:
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Source?

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Are you at that event or is it available online somewhere? :)

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Post by Angel Tarragon » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:08 pm

Havard wrote:
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Are you at that event or is it available online somewhere? :)

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It was on Twitch. All the panels were filmed back to back into one big video. I think Paizo will be splitting the big video into smaller ones to upload each panel to their YouTube channel.
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Post by Angel Tarragon » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:23 pm

ripvanwormer wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:42 pm
It's a demiplane in the center of Golarion. I mean, it's not in the Ethereal or Astral Plane, it's inside Golarion. Did they describe Golarion's hollow interior in a way that rules the Dead Vault out?
I didn't catch every detail, all I heard was hollow world before the conversation shifted topics.
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Post by Cthulhudrew » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:51 pm

Golarion has an extensive darklands system, with varying layers to it where creatures dwell. The lowest, largest level is Orv, which consists of many large vaults, often filled with large oceans. This layer is where most of the aboleth that used to rule Golarion dwell in. Many/most of the vaults beneath Golarion (and other worlds) were created by a race known, appropriately enough, as the Vault Builders. They are an extraplanar race (Xiomorns, in their own language). There is more information about them in various Pathfinder products.

What the podcast was probably referring to, though, is a specific region of Orv- Deep Tolguth- that lays far beneath the lands of the Mammoth Lords in Varisia. This vast vault is filled with something akin to daylight, and prehistoric men and beasts still roam its vastness. It is rumored to be accessible through the Earthnavel in the Mammoth Lords' realm. It is a place akin to the Hollow World (Mystara), Pellucidar (Burroughs), Savage Land (Marvel), Skartaris (DC), or similar "hollow earth" locales.

The best sources of information are the 1e Pathfinder products Into the Darklands and Darklands Revisited for info on the Darklands; The Emerald Spire Superdungeon and Vault of the Onyx Citadel (AP 120) for Xiomorns/Vault Keepers/Vault Builders. And there is only very scattered information on Deep Tolguth; it hasn't been explored in any great detail in any 1E Pathfinder products that I am aware of.
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Post by Starglim » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:07 pm

Cthulhudrew wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:51 pm
And there is only very scattered information on Deep Tolguth; it hasn't been explored in any great detail in any 1E Pathfinder products that I am aware of.
The novel Called to Darkness might have as much on it as anything.

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Post by Havard » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:14 pm

Angel Tarragon wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:08 pm
Havard wrote:
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Are you at that event or is it available online somewhere? :)

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It was on Twitch. All the panels were filmed back to back into one big video. I think Paizo will be splitting the big video into smaller ones to upload each panel to their YouTube channel.
Thanks! Reason I'm asking is because I was curious if other details might have been mentioned.

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Post by Cthulhudrew » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:26 pm

Just listened to the part of the podcast being referred to (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/461957374; approximately 6:55). Erik Mona doesn't say specifically that it is Deep Tolguth, but the description he gives pretty much cements that is the region he is referring to. (He does reference the darklands and the vaults of Orv specifically.)
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Post by Big Mac » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:25 am

Angel Tarragon wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:30 pm
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I can't find this on YouTube (not under that name).

Which Twitch channel was it on? (Was it a Paizo channel, the channel for Gen Con or somewhere else?)

Do they still have a copy of the video in their archive (on that specific Twitch channel)?
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Re: Golarion is hollow!

Post by Cthulhudrew » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:34 pm

I posted a link in the the post above yours BM. (I can't use it from work apparently, so I can't verify that it is currently working, but it seemed okay a few days ago when I posted it originally.)
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Post by Big Mac » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:26 am

Cthulhudrew wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:34 pm
I posted a link in the the post above yours BM. (I can't use it from work apparently, so I can't verify that it is currently working, but it seemed okay a few days ago when I posted it originally.)
Thanks. I didn't see that.

I'll check that out later.

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