Welcome to Parsantium!

Parsantium: City at the Crossroads is a detailed city sourcebook published by Ondine Publishing for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and all editions of the world’s bestselling fantasy RPGs.

You can buy Parsantium in PDF and print at drivethrurpg.com and paizo.com. If you want to support your FLGS, print copies are in stock in London’s Leisure Games and Orc’s Nest. It is also available at amazon.co.uk, amazon.com and d20pfsrd.com

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.

Parsantium: City at the Crossroads cover image

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

Gorgeous full-color maps are included in this rich, extremely detailed city with enough history and adventure to keep any role-player interested and busy. Brian’s Rating: Travel to this exotic locale and check out the book.” Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine

“Here is a brand-new city setting replete with opportunity… a group that gets really embedded into the life of Parsantium could see out their entire adventuring careers without leaving the city limits.” Megan Robertson, Drivethrurpg.com

“Parsantium provides a lot of new and unique content in a quasi-historical fantasy setting … It has a lot of detail and content, and a very reasonable price, so might just be a perfect product to use to get out of the typical high-fantasy Tolkien-minded mode so many D&D-esque world settings represent.”  Neuroglyph, ENWorld

“Parsantium: City at the Crossroads is an amazing product. A world that I would love to both run and play in.” Ken Foushee, Worlds on My Mind

“This book is a great resource which can be dropped into an existing campaign world or mined for great ideas. Exactly what you want from a sourcebook.” Paul Baalham, RPG Now

“In terms of playability, for Game Master’s willing to roll up their sleeves, the book has you covered.” Joe Kushner, Appendix N

“I can’t recommend Parsantium enough if you want a rich, detailed setting for your fantasy roleplay that’s different from the usual fare. No matter what kind of game your players like, Parsantium can fit it in.” Lester Gash, Thoughts of a Part-Time Hobbyist