Imaginary Worlds Pathfinder Tabletop Games World Study

Ustalav: A fog-shrouded land of gothic horror

Today I’m just going to talk a little about Ustalav (pronounced OO-stah-lahv, apparently), a country in the Pathfinder world of Golarion. Reason being, my Pathfinder adventure begins in the town of Cesca, a nice little place somewhere in the county of Varno. The information I’ll include from here on can be found in PZO9226 Inner Sea World Guide, PZO9231 Rule of Fear, PZO9234 Dungeons of Golarion, and PZO9257 Castles of the Inner Sea (Community Use & OGL), but some of it I have made up for the purposes of our campaign or simply to fill in some blanks.


Alignment: Neutral Evil
Capital: Caliphas (15,640)
Notable Settlements: Ardagh (2,113), Ardis (12,080), Berus (414), Carrion Hill (9,200), Castle Odranto (48), Cesca (1,160), Chateau Douleurs (153), Chastel (2,385), Corvischior (486), Courtaud (962), Illmarsh (556), Karcau (10,240), Lepidstadt (9,780), Tamrivena (3,620), Thrushmoor (3,480), Ravengro (311), Redleaf (62), Vauntil (733), Vische (2,556)
Ruler: Prince Aduard Ordranti III
Government: Loose confederacy of counties
Languages: Common, Skald, Varisian
Religion: Desna, Pharasma, Urgathoa