The Abadengo Piercing

The Knights of Salvation were a monastic order devoted to rescuing as many refugees as possible following the onset of the Eye of Abendago. To battle their way through the hurricanes and into the depths of the Sodden Lands, the selfless knights constructed chains of interconnected way stations collectively known as the Abendego Piercing. Where resources permitted, the knights built their stations using permanently affixed magic, resorting to elevated stone bunkers when their funding and magical supplies ran low. Each station was carefully connected by ropes or chains. By grasping the chain and following along it, a knight could navigate through the blinding storms and relay supplies or information to the next station deeper within the storm. Losing grip of the connecting chain in the watery hurricane was the equivalent of getting lost in a blizzard: a knight risked wandering aimlessly to his death, even if only a dozen steps from the shelter he had just left. After almost 30 years of service, the order at last disbanded, persuaded that no one is left who truly wants to be saved. Many of the knights’ shelters remain in place as testaments to their hardy construction. Since the knights’ departed, though, the aberrant monsters that now make the Sodden Lands their home have converted several of the shelters into lairs.

Sources: Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting

The Abadengo Piercing

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