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50 LGBTQ Characters in the Pathfinder RPG

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Many have heard me and other members of the Paizo crew discuss our constant efforts to make the Pathfinder RPG a welcoming place for gamers of all stripes. Regardless, I’ve never been comfortable with the idea of pointing out places where we get things right (or make an honest attempt to get things right) in a professional venue. To me, that sounds like corporate bragging, and, worse, it sounds like marketing, when really it’s just people trying to be decent to each other.

That being said, I’ve had many readers ask me what Paizo products they can go to if they want to see more LGBTQ characters in Pathfinder. The answer’s a ton of places, literally dozens of adventures, sourcebooks, novels, and more.

So, for my personal reference, for your use (because if you’re here you’re an interested, charming, wonderful person), and for the guidance of those about to ask, I’ve assembled this list of 50 LGBTQ characters from the Pathfinder RPG. These are the first 50 characters who either leapt to mind or were on hand, and as such the sources and dates are skewed toward more recent characters. That also means that this is incredibly far from a comprehensive list. If you’re interested in the particulars of a character’s gender, sexuality, portrayal, role, or other specifics, I encourage you to either check out the PDF of the book in question or ask your fellow gamers on the product discussions linked with each. Additionally, at the end I’ve included a few links to past (and one future) discussions about LGBTQ topics and inclusivity in the Pathfinder RPG and the wider RPG world.

Hopefully these will be helpful next time you have a could-be gamer friend who says “I don’t know if that’s for me.” Turns out, Pathfinder’s for everybody, so come play!

50 LGBTQ Pathfinder RPG Characters

Azaz Arafe & Khelru (2014)

Lovers in the Scorched Hand

Pathfinder Adventure Path #79

Bors & Roshad (2014)

Married Members of the Iridian Fold

Redemption Engine

Dredge (2014)

Gender-Fluid Halfling Rogue

Pathfinder Adventure Path #79

Lady Sophronia (2014)

Gender-Fluid Ghost

Pathfinder Adventure Path #82

Muminofrah (2014)

Bombastic Noblewoman

Pathfinder Adventure Path #81

Vera & Xulaine (2014)

Cleric of Cayden Cailean and Sweettalker

Redemption Engine

Agrit Staginsdar & Sara Morninghawk (2013)

Prominent Couple in Trunau

Towns of the Inner Sea

Alexius Demetri & Lycio Vallant (2013)

Owners of the Heldren Sawmill

Pathfinder Adventure Path #67

Aron Kir & Sosiel Vaenic (2013)

Heroic Lovers from Kenabres

Pathfinder Adventure Path #74

Arshea (2013)

Empyreal Lord of Freedom, Physical Beauty, and Sexuality

Pathfinder Adventure Path #2, Inner Sea World Guide, Chronicle of the Righteous

Bella Belvorica & Solveig Ayrdahl (2013)

Duty-Parted Lovers in Whitethrone

Pathfinder Adventure Path #68

Cesseer of Ning (2013)

An Ukara or “battleflower” from the Suzerainty of Ning on Triaxus (Ukara renounce all outward expressions of gender and are sought after as consorts regardless of gender or sexuality)

Pathfinder Adventure Path #70

Irabeth & Anevia (2013)

Married Heroes of the Worldwound

Pathfinder Adventure Path #73, Online Discussion

Lona Orames & Duranna Alnurris (2013)

Cloud Giant Lovers

Castles of the Inner Sea

Marislova

Half-Elf Magus in Artrosa (2013)

Pathfinder Adventure Path #69

Porfirio & Dragomir (2013)

Crusader Lovers

King of Chaos

Princess Cassisoche & Lady Ilya (2013)

Princess of Irrisen and Proprietress of the Frosthall Theater in Whitethrone

Irrisen, Land of Eternal Winter

Esmerelda Darkshadow (2012)

Tragic Eldritch Knight

NPC Codex

Filario Grantsliem (2012)

Desperate Member of the Gray Maidens

Pathfinder Adventure Path #62

Herifax & Kanya (2012)

Harpy and Catfolk Lovers

Pathfinder Adventure Path #63

Mother Lanani Shabu (2012)

Halfling Tribe Leader

NPC Codex

Salty Chuzek & Dagoros Wildrum (2012)

Monster Hunters in Myscurial

Isles of the Shackles

Variel (2012)

Adventurer Father of Varian Jeggare

Queen of Thorns

Vonran Vilk (2012)

Former Pathfinder Society Master of Blades

Pathfinder Society Scenario 3-16: The Midnight Mauler

Aaqir al’Hakam & Emir Thalzar Gaatan (2011)

Qadira Faction Head, Raising Three Adopted Daughters with Husband

Pathfinder Society

Molly & Marzalee the Weaver (2011)

Dwarf and Ant Queen Partners

The Harrowing

Sonnorae (2011)

Creator of the Harrow

The Harrowing, Occult Mysteries, Online Discussion

Vitta (2011)

Master Thief and Lock-Breaker

Worldwound Gambit

Elias Sayer and the Tallow Boys (2010)

Head of an Organization of Gay Information Brokers

City of Strangers

Queen Illeosa & Sabina Merrin (2008)

Ruler of Korvosa and Bodyguard

Pathfinder Adventure Path #7

Cyrdark Drokkus & Sir Jasper Korvaski (2007)

Prominent Couple in Sandpoint

Pathfinder Adventure Path #1

Kyra & Merisiel (2006, 2013)

Pathfinder Iconic Characters

Pathfinder Comic, Volume 5

Inclusivity and Diversity in RPGs

Besides the characters noted above, the following includes just a few of the articles, interviews, seminars, and ongoing discussions that touch on GLTBQ topics and inclusivity in the Pathfinder RPG.

Diversity in Gaming (Upcoming; Gen Con 2014)

Paizocon: Diversity in Gaming (2014)

The Inclusive Fantasy World of Pathfinder (2013)

Know Direction: Homosexuality in Golarion Podcast (2013)

Podcast, Transgender Characters Note

Gen Con 2012: Queer as a Three-Sided Die Panel (2012)

Joe Carriker, Jeremy Crawford, Steve Kenson, and Wes Schneider

Part 1, Part 2

Homosexuality in Golarion, Paizo Messageboards (2008)

I need $404 ASAP (Reblogs are appreciated, and all who donate get a chance for personalized fanficion)

north-star-flickering:

north-star-flickering:

FANFICTION COMMISSION TIME!

Thanks to the financial and emotional abuse of my mom, and the violence of my father, I am making plans to move out.

One of those plans is to remove my credit score of all debt.

One year.  I’ve had this damn bill on my record for more than a year, and I couldn’t pay it off because my mother refuses to lend me money for it, and my aunties do not have that kind of money, either.

So….

…..though I failed the first time, I will try this again.  Online funding is literally the only option I have.

As most of you know, I am in debt to my school for $404.  I want to pay that off as soon as possible, but have been unable to, including being denied a loan because I have no job.

I just lost my job, for the fourth time this year, because an older, more experienced worker is more valued, and the company couldn’t pay for two packers.

I am desperate, at this point.

I decide that I will write.  It is one of my very few skills (though I need much improvement, I think), and my followers like my writing enough to like, reblog, and comment on it.  So, I guess that counts for something.

I will write fanfiction for anyone that donates money to my cause.  If 404 people on this site could donate a dollar each, that would easily cover my debt, and you all will get some fanfiction that you have wanted to read, but could never find.

Is there a fanfic idea stuck in your head? One that you’ve always wanted to read on the screen, but could never find the time or talent to write it?

Have no fear, the North Star is here!

*confetti and skylights everywhere*

I’m thinking 100 words for every $1 I get.  That way, you can still get fiction you want, but I don’t burnout, since I’ve done that once.

So pretty much:

$1 = 100-word fanfic
$2 = 200-word fanfic
$2.50 = 250-word fanfic
$5 = 500-word fanfic

~And so on and so forth

If you want to negotiate prices, feel free to contact me.  I can very negotiable, though I make it clear that I will not write free fanfiction.  

I will write for pretty much any fandom.  If I don’t know it all that well, I will research it like whoa. :)  
(I do that in real life anyway.  I’m such a dork….X3)
Chances are very high that I’ve heard of your fandom. 

I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t need the money.  I’m kind but realistic. Please be the same.

Here are links to my fanfiction on tumblr:

Sanctum (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/46840763009/in-which-ylysha-tries-and-fails-to-do-some-gl-tas


Twilight (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/48866498684/in-which-ylysha-tries-and-fails-to-type-more-gl-tas#note-container


I’ve Completely Lost Myself and I Don’t Mind (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/51875050734/in-which-ylysha-tries-and-fails-to-write-some-star


Ender’s Drabble (Power Rangers RPM) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/53555915095/ziggyinthetardis-i-love-power-rangers-rpm-as#note-container


In The Hills of Sumalee (Seven Spirits (by Isaia)) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/76099776282/in-which-ylysha-tries-and-fails-to-write-seven


Eien No Hosho (Pacific Rim) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/80638917960/in-which-ylysha-tries-and-fails-to-write-pacific-rim


Room To Breathe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/80665329377/in-which-ylysha-tries-and-fails-to-write-ventrobi



And here are links to my fanfiction on FanFiction Net (WARNING: Mostly Transformers: Animated, and not everyone’s cup of tea(s) Also, other stuff, too) :

Flight of Stars (Power Rangers RPM) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5137944/1/Flight-of-Stars

Eutopia (Power Rangers RPM) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5172368/1/Eutopia

Colors In A Field That Burned (Transformers: Animated) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8289169/1/Colors-of-a-Field-that-Burned

If The Right One Came Along (Transformers: G1) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8619972/1/If-the-Right-One-Came-Along

Hourglass Euphoria (Transformers: Animated) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8811230/1/Hourglass-Euphoria

You Treat Me Like A Stranger (Transformers: G1) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8873105/1/You-Treat-Me-Like-A-Stranger

Antebellum’s Fool (Transformers: Animated) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8901724/1/Antebellum-s-Fool

Scones, Chai Tea, Laughing Whispers (Humanized! Transformers: Animated) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8873152/1/Scones-Chai-Tea-Laughing-Whispers


Can’t you just SMELL my weaboo-ness in my FFNet fics?


Should I mention?

I can also draw.  Not very well, though.  2-D lineart, mostly females.  If you want a dress design of something, or……I don’t know, something else (female version of a male character or something), please, let me know.  

Coruscant Storm (rough fashion sketch): http://media.tumblr.com/347cf223367b46f121260b054541376b/tumblr_inline_n0d9dain791rsgwnp.jpg


I will negotiate prices on drawings as well, since it actually does take me some time to do it all.

My GoFundMe account is at the top, since there’s been some problems with PayPal.

Even if you can’t donate, I do appreciate reblogs very, VERY much.  They get the word out.

This is my Tumblr blog, but you may also follow/help me out on Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/YlyshaPolaris

Feel free to ask any questions, or put in any requests, and I’ll be patiently waiting here. :)

Also, biggest note = 

DEADLINE : August 5, 2014

If y’all can get funding for operations for people’s pets, for each other, to help people escape emotional and financial abuse like me, or just to get them to Disneyland or a concert, then I know you all can help out a down-on-her-luck Filipina.

I’m excited to see what you guys bring to the table. :)  Let me know if you guys want a crappy quality video of me talking about things and trying to be funny.

As always, thanks for reading, everyone.

<3

~Ylysha

HI EVERYONE!!!!!
 
First things first, my biggest thank you to all who have donated to my cause!  I love you guys.

I now have  $180 pledged to my 404 cause.  YAY! :D

Unfortunately, not only is August the 4th coming up FAST, but….

……..since the money is going to my bank account, and therefore, to my checking account, my bank requires me to pay a fee in order to even allow University of Hawaii to access the money and pay off my debt.

A $26 fee.

DX WHY?!

But if I don’t want to pay anymore than that, or worse, be harassed by some third-party collection agency, I have to get everything in order.

AAAAAND….

The month of August starts this weekend, which means my Bus Pass expires.  An Adult Bus Pass is $60.  If I have to get to any events or other work I get, I must take the Bus.  I’ll be able to get around the first few days, but I need a Bus Pass ASAP.

BUT….

…my damn college bill comes first.  I need that bill off my name so I can go back to school.

So yes, my GoFundMe goal is now $500, but I’m still a quarter closer to my goal.

Please, guys, I’m so close!  I’m so close.  Please.

I’ve already got some fanfic commissions going for people, and will post up some previews when I’m nearly done.  Please, please, PLEASE donate.  Even a dollar will get you something, and I’ll be that much closer to my goal.

I can’t thank my donors enough, but I’d love to be able to thank you, too!

Please help me out, and I’ll make it worth your while. ;)

~Ylysha

(via thepurplebug)

Anonymous asked: omg if baby oil dissolves condoms what the fuck does it do to babies???

the-kellin-under-the-vic:

This may be shocking, but babies and condoms are made of different material

thecityhorse:

adriofthedead:

swearbythefrecklesonthemoon:

chekhovs:

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website HERE.

It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.

there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site
just click it once and you’re done

if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?

thecityhorse:

adriofthedead:

swearbythefrecklesonthemoon:

chekhovs:

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.

It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!

Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]

Go to the website HERE.

It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.

there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site

just click it once and you’re done

if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?

(Source: hamandheroin, via thepurplebug)

TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI

  • 1: What are you wearing?
  • 2: Ever been in love?
  • 3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
  • 4: How tall are you?
  • 5: How much do you weigh?
  • 6: Any tattoos do you want?
  • 7: Any piercings that you want?
  • 8: OTP?
  • 9: Favorite Show?
  • 10: Favorite bands?
  • 11: Something you miss?
  • 12: Favorite song?
  • 13: How old are you?
  • 14: Zodiac sign?
  • 15: Hair Color?
  • 16: Favorite Quote?
  • 17: Favorite singer?
  • 18: Favorite color?
  • 19: Loud music or soft?
  • 20: Where do you go when you're sad?
  • 21: How long does it take you to shower?
  • 22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
  • 23: Ever been in a physical fight?
  • 24: Turn on?
  • 25: Turn off?
  • 26: The reason I joined Tumblr?
  • 27: Fears?
  • 28: Last thing that made you cry?
  • 29: Last time you cried?
  • 30: Meaning behind your url
  • 31: Last book you read?
  • 32: Last song you listened to?
  • 33: Last show you watched?
  • 34: Last person you talked to?
  • 35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
  • 36: Favorite food?
  • 37: Place you want to visit?
  • 38: Last place you were?
  • 39: Do you have a crush?
  • 40: Last time you kissed someone?
  • 41: Last time you were insulted and what was it?
  • 42: What color underwear are you wearing?
  • 43: What color shirt are you wearing?
  • 44: What color bottoms are you wearing?
  • 45: Wearing any bracelets?
  • 46: Last sport you played?
  • 47: Last song you sang?
  • 48: Last prank call you remember doing?
  • 49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
  • 50: Favorite movie?