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Pathfinder Adventure Path #23:
The Impossible Eye
Pathfinder 23: The Impossible
Publisher's Product Page
Author(s) Greg A. Vaughan
Publisher Paizo Publishing
Price Print: $19.99
PDF: $13.99
Released June 2009
Type Adventure/Accessory
Binding Paperback
Pages 96 pages
ISBN ISBN 978-1-60125-179-4
Rules set D&D 3.5
Series Pathfinder Adventure Path #23
Legacy of Fire 5 of 6
Follows The End of Eternity
Precedes The Final Wish
Artwork from The Impossible Eye

The Impossible Eye, an adventure by Greg A. Vaughan with support articles by Wolfgang Baur, Adam Daigle, and Sean K Reynolds, a set piece adventure by Edward J. Reed, and fiction by Elaine Cunningham, is the fifth chapter in the Legacy of Fire adventure path and was released in June 2009.

Imprisoned by Flame

A world of fire and wonder awaits! The path of the planes is fickle, and the PCs' road home proves far more difficult than any had anticipated. Emerging from the pleasure plane of Kakishon reveals all the wealth and terror of a vast efreeti palace, tightly sealed by ancient magics and situated at the heart of the incredible City of Brass. In this lavish citadel of sculpted flame, the PCs gain a glimpse into the burning obsession of their hidden foe. But will their discoveries be of any help to their imperiled world, hidden away in some distant reality? And can they ever hope to escape a prison that has for untold centuries caged some of the most powerful creatures of a realm of endless flame?

This Pathfinder Adventure Path volume includes:


This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path also includes a complete gazetteer of the City of Brass written by genie expert Wolfgang Baur; a comprehensive exploration of the church of Rovagug, god of wrath, disaster, and destruction by Sean K Reynolds; and a "set piece" bonus adventure featuring a portal between the world of Golarion and the fire-swept terraces of the City of Brass. All this plus the fifth installment of New York Times best-seller Elaine Cunningham’s Dark Tapestry make The Impossible Eye a critical inclusion in any fantasy RPG collection.

Foreword: "Legendary" by F. Wesley Schneider (4)

Managing Editor Wes Schneider discusses the ancient Arabian and Persian myths, as well as the modern day legends based upon the originals, that inspired the Legacy of Fire adventure path.

1. "The Impossible Eye" by Greg A. Vaughan (6)

Escaping the magical prison realm of Kakishon, the PCs find themselves thrown into the fire, trapped within the searing palace of the efreet Jhavhul in the fabulous and deadly City of Brass. Confronted by the fearsome natives of the burning plane, the PCs must seek allies and a singular fabulous treasure, the Impossible Eye itself, if they ever hope to return to Golarion and save Katapesh from being reduced to cinders.

2. "The City of Brass" by Wolfgang Baur (54)

Explore one of the most legendary cities in all the planes, the blazing capital of the Plane of Fire, and learn how to survive in a metropolis as merciless as fire itself.

3. "Rovagug" by Sean K Reynolds (60)

Face the rage of Rovagug, the imprisoned god of destruction, disaster, and wrath. From his cage at the heart of the world, the Rough Beast’s influence inspires the most brutal mortals and sows devastation in the lands above. Discover the ways of the chained deity’s murderous faith, learn what creatures dare to serve the immortal terror, and tremble as he screams within his prison, eager to ruin the world anew.

4. "Beyond the Chain of Fire" by Edward J. Reed (68)

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5. "When Mermaids Laugh" (Dark Tapestry) by Elaine Cunningham (74)

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6. "Bestiary" by Adam Daigle and Greg A. Vaughan (80)

Adventure overview[]

The Impossible Eye[]

Level 11th
Location(s) City of Brass

Escaping from the dimensional prison of the efreeti prince Jhavhul, the PCs find themselves in the deepest vault of their enemy’s palace on the Elemental Plane of Fire’s legendary City of Brass. Deep in hostile territory, the heroes gain a unique opportunity to learn about Jhavhul’s destructive plans for their home back in Katapesh on the Material Plane. But before they can put a stop to the efreeti’s machinations, they’ll have to escape his deadly fortress alive!

Beyond the Chain of Fire[]

Level 12th
Location(s) City of Brass

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Legacy of Fire Adventure Path

Howl of the Carrion KingHouse of the BeastThe Jackal's PriceThe End of EternityThe Impossible EyeThe Final Wish

Supplementary Products

Legacy of Fire Player's GuideDark Markets: A Guide to KatapeshLegacy of Fire Map Folio

Pathfinder Terrain

Ruined Undercrypt of Kelmarane