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Astral Adversaries: Palib Sahkil


Modern folklore and popular culture are replete with cursed works of art. Arcade cabinets that brainwash players, board games that summon real challenges to overcome, videos that summon demons to kill those who watch them, these sorts of things are mainstays of modern storytelling, especially horror. If you’re looking to include something like that in your Starfinder game, this book is for you!

It describes an original monster, the palib sahkil, a villain that kills not with swords or lasers but with words and songs and brushstrokes. Like all sahkils, these fiends embody a particular fear. In this case, it’s the fear of art and its capacity to alter and corrupt mortal minds. To propagate this fear, palibs create horrifying and dangerous works of art capable of harming those who encounter them.

This book contains complete statistics for a palib sahkil, and detailed descriptions of ten different works created by these monsters. These include:

  • A statue that immolates those who view it.
  • A sad song that lures your mind into an unending melancholy.
  • A vidgame that fulfills your heart’s desire if you beat it but damns your soul if you run out of lives.
  • Advertisements that induce supernatural addiction to the products they feature.

And several more works of art designed to vex and horrify your players.

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August 20, 2022
This title was added to our catalog on August 20, 2022.