Diabolical Empire in Decline
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Capital: Egorian (pop: 82,100)
Ruler: Her Infernal Magistrix, Queen Abrogail II of the Thrice-Damned House of Thrune
Government: Imperial bureaucracy of noble families
Languages: Common, Infernal
Religion: Abadar, Asmodeus, Erastil, Iomedae, Zon-Kuthon
Cheliax was once the foremost nation in all of Golarion, conquering and enslaving many cultures across the world. The patron god of Cheliax was Aroden, and Cheliax seers predicted that his return would lead Cheliax to even greater glories.
Unfortunately, Aroden was killed during the climactic event known as Earthfall. This led many of Cheliax’s noble houses to rebel, throwing Cheliax into 30 years of anarchy. This anarchy lasted until the Chelaxian house Thrune rose up and restored order by making a literal deal with the devil: Asmodeus. No one knows the extent of house Thrune’s deal with Asmodeus, but with his assistance Chelaxian borders have once again begun to grow.
How Cheliax is related to the pirates of The Shackles
The country of Sargava is a former Chelaxian colony that split from Chelaxia following Earthfall. Chelaxia seeks to reclaim Sargava, but Sargava pays a handsome sum to the pirates of The Shackles for protection. This often puts The Shackles at odds with Cheliax.