Parsantium: City at the Crossroads is a detailed fantasy city sourcebook published by Ondine Publishing for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and all editions of the world’s bestselling fantasy RPGs.
Parsantium is a melting pot, a cosmopolitan city where trade routes meet and where great cultures collide. Inspired by Byzantium with its rich Greco-Roman heritage, Parsantium incorporates characters, monsters and magic from the Tales of the Arabian Nights, ancient India, and the Far East alongside more traditional European fantasy elements. There are evil cults and exotic gods, unscrupulous politicians and nobles, scheming rakshasas and serpentfolk, ancient dungeons beneath the city streets, powerful criminal gangs, gladiators and chariot racing. Parsantium contains enough adventure hooks, patrons and adversaries to keep your player characters busy throughout their careers without having to venture outside the city walls.
Although compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Parsantium: City at the Crossroads contains minimal game stats, making it easy to use with whatever edition you are playing.
Easily incorporated into your own campaign world or published fantasy setting, this 172 page sourcebook features:
- 2,000 years of history
- 17 character backgrounds for new PCs
- Over 70 detailed city locations
- Over 200 NPC descriptions
- 50 power groups, guilds and noble families
- 35 gods
Written by Richard Green, author of the Midgard Bestiary for 4th Edition D&D (Kobold Press) and So What’s That Shiny Thing Like, Anyway? (Raging Swan Press)
Featuring cover art by Joe Shawcross, brand new interior art by Matt Morrow and Marc Radle, and cartography by ENnie Award winner Jonathan Roberts.
“Parsantium BREATHES authenticity and love – New York City meets Byzantium, modern metropolis meets swords & sorcery – this book actually manages to portray a believable, interesting, unique city that oozes the spirit of Al Qadim, early weird fiction and recent phenomena like the god of war-series, all while staying believable.” Endzeitgeist