Pathfinder Legends: Rise of the Runelords

This series of audio dramas were released by Big Finish between March 2014 and January 2015.

1. Burnt Offerings

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Sandpoint. An ordinary town on the Lost Coast of Varisia. When Ezren, Merisiel, Valeros and Harsk arrive, seeking rest from their adventures, it seems the town’s annual Swallowtail Festival will give them what they need – until goblins attack during a ceremony to consecrate the town’s rebuilt church.

After defending Sandpoint, the adventurers discover a sinister plot to return an ancient evil to Varisia. Can they discover the sinister connection between the goblin attack and the removal of mortal remains from a crypt in the town’s graveyard?

This is just the beginning of a new quest for the iconic Pathfinder characters Ezren, Merisiel, Valeros and Harsk. The Rise of the Runelords begins with burnt offerings – and only four heroes stand against it.

Written By: Mark Wright
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Trevor Littledale (Ezren), Ian Brooker (Harsk), Stewart Alexander (Valeros), Kerry Skinner (Merisiel), Yuriri Naka (Ameiko), Toby Longworth (Hemlock), Kevin Shen (Tsuto), Katarina Olsson (Nualia), Duncan Wisbey (Foxglove), Helen Goldwyn (Deverin), Sunny Ormonde (Townswoman)

2. The Skinsaw Murders

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Sandpoint used to be such a safe place to live – until the scarecrows started to walk.

A series of grisly murders points to an undead killer. With Merisiel missing, Valeros, Harsk and Ezren must track the mysterious Skinsaw Man back to his haunted lair. Can they survive vengeful spirits, necrotic guardians and assassin cults to discover the secrets of the ancient rune carved into each of the corpses? Or will death find them as they explore the dangerousstreets of Magnimar?

Written By: Cavan Scott
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Trevor Littledale (Ezren), Ian Brooker (Harsk), Stewart Alexander (Valeros), Kerry Skinner (Merisiel), Yuriri Naka (Ameiko Kajitsu), Toby Longworth (Belor Hemlock), Katarina Olsson (Iesha Foxglove), Duncan Wisbey (Aldern Foxglove), Tam Williams (Justice Ironbriar), Helen Goldwyn (Lissa Hambley), Sunny Ormonde (Xanesha), Sean Connolly (Maester Grump)

3. The Hook Mountain Massacre

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Ezren, Merisiel, Harsk and Valeros answer a desperate call for aid from Hook Mountain. A tribe of ogres has slaughtered the garrison of a small keep, including the famous retired war hero stationed there. The few surviving rangers need the heroes to help them retake the key fortification back. And in the surrounding wilderness, a sinister force is growing.

Written By: Mark Wright
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Trevor Littledale(Ezren), Ian Brooker (Harsk), Stewart Alexander (Valeros), Kerry Skinner (Merisiel), Duncan Wisbey (Crowfood Graul/Ogre 2), Tam Williams (Rukus Graul/Kaven Windstrike), Sunny Ormonde (Mammy Graul), Helen Goldwyn (Lucrecia), Sean Connolly (Haldmeer Grobaras/Jakardros Sovark), Toby Longworth (Barl Breakbones), Jason Mitchell (Jaagrath Kreeg)

4. Fortress of the Stone Giants

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A sudden assault on the town of Sandpoint by stone giants and a dragon brings the looming threat home. Ezren, Merisiel, Harsk and Valeros learn that attack was just a scouting party, that the stone giants are massing for war. The only way to disrupt their advance is to strike at the Jorgenfist, the fortress of Warlord Mokmurian, the sinister giant responsible for gathering his people for war.

Written By: Cavan Scott
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Ian Brooker (Harsk), Kerry Skinner (Merisiel / Almara), Stewart Alexander (Valeros), Trevor Littledale (Ezren), Yuriri Naka (Ameiko Kaijitsu), Toby Longworth (Belor Hemlock), Steven Wickham (Longtooth), Annette Badland (Shayliss Vinder / Conna the Wise / Almera), Mark Donovan (Teraktinus), Harry Myers (Mokmurian), Nicholas Rowe (Karzoug), David Dobson, John Banks, and Jason Mitchell (The Stone Giants)

5. Sins of the Saviors

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Ezren, Merisiel, Harsk and Valeros discover that Karzoug, an ancient wizard from the long-dead empire of Thassilon, has returned to life. From his city fortress of Xin-Shalast high in the mountains, he has been using the giants to harvest souls to reclaim his lost power. The secret to defeating him before he can reclaim his realm and enslave the region lies hidden in a deadly dungeon called Runeforge.

Written By: Mark Wright
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Kerry Skinner (Merisiel), Stewart Alexander (Valeros), Trevor Littledale (Ezren), Ian Brooker (Harsk), Yuriri Naka (Ameiko Kaijitsu), Toby Longworth (Belor Hemlock / Giant Voice), John Banks (The Scribbler), Annette Badland (The Voice), Nicholas Rowe (Karzoug), Mark Donovan and Harry Myers (The Guards)

6. Spires of Xin-Shalast

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Having steeped their weapons in the ancient magic of Thassilon, Ezren, Merisiel, Harsk and Valeros prepare to confront the newly risen Runelord Karzoug at the seat of his power. To do so, they must travel high into the mountains, to the fabled city of Xin-Shalast, where they are confronted by enormous giants and dragons before they can finally confront the mad wizard of greed in his mountaintop palace. Yet can defeating Runelord Karzoug stop the rise of the Runelords? Or are there more terrors yet to come?

Written By: Cavan Scott
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast

Stewart Alexander (Valeros), Trevor Littledale (Ezren), Ian Brooker (Harsk), Kerry Skinner (Merisiel), Yuriri Naka (Ameiko Kaijitsu), David Dobson (Silas Vekker / Bjormundal), John Banks (Karivek Vekker), Nicholas Rowe (Karzoug), Mark Donovan, Harry Myers, and Steven Wickham (The Ghosts)

The series can be purchased on CD or download at

http://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/released/pathfinder

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