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PFS LimitedHarrow Reader

A harrow deck is a set of 54 cards with symbolic illustrations that serves as a sacred divining tool. Feared by the superstitious and avoided by those who know better than to tempt fate, harrow readers live and work in traveling communities, often moving from town to town as opportunities arise. For encounters involving social interaction, the harrow reader is a 3rd-level challenge.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 13
Unspecific Lore: DC 11
Specific Lore: DC 8

Elite | Normal | Weak
Proficiency without Level

Harrow ReaderCreature -1

Legacy Content

N Medium Human Humanoid 
Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 228
Perception +7
Languages Common
Skills Diplomacy +8, Fortune-Telling Lore +11, Occultism +7, Performance +10 (+11 when fortune-telling), Society +7
Str +1, Dex +2, Con +1, Int +2, Wis +3, Cha +3
Items harrow deck, sickle
AC 13; Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +10
HP 9
Speed 25 feet
Melee [one-action] sickle +7 [+3/-1] (agile, finesse, trip), Damage 1d4+1 slashingFated Doom While harrow readers try to avoid combat, no throw of the cards can avoid fate, so a harrow reader learns how to best survive. In the harrow reader's first encounter each day, they gain a +1 status bonus to their initiative roll, their attack rolls, and their AC.

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Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 228
Those initiated into the hidden truths and forbidden secrets of the world are forever transformed—or so they claim. To the cynical, a mystic is nothing more than a charlatan or zealot. Others profess to sense an aura around such luminaries and treat them with reverence, lest they offend some harbinger of unspeakable doom.

Sidebar - Advice and Rules Dark Rituals

Most rituals have a simple gp cost and skills. But what if a desperate NPC is willing to offer something darker, such as lives, souls, or worse? Such a nefarious ritual uses a normal ritual as a baseline, but the DCs and proficiency requirements might be reduced or waived entirely, as might any gp cost.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Forms Of Fortune-Telling

Anthomancy: Flowers.
Astrology: The cosmic caravan.
Demonomancy: Asking demons.
Harrowing: Harrow card readings.
Haruspicy: Entrails.
Ichthyomancy: The next fish caught.
Mazomancy: A nursing babe.
Oneiromancy: Dreams.
Tyromancy: Coagulation of cheese.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Mystic Cadres

Golarion has several mystic groups. The Church of Razmir offers a plan of 31 steps to divinity. The Esoteric Order of the Palatine Eye seeks celestial truths said to be granted by an ancient angel. Knights of the Aeon Star search for secret lore. Followers of Rivethun, dwarven animism, reach out to spirits to gain knowledge and earn favors.

Sidebar - Advice and Rules Mystic Rituals

The following are rituals sometimes cast by mystic groups. Those from the Bestiary are available only to appropriate celestials and fiends within the organizations.