Vudra (pronounced VOO-drah) is a vast peninsula extending from the southeastern section of the supercontinent Casmaron, with a total area about half that of Avistan. Vudra is also known as Vandu. The Vudrani are the native people of this region. Also known as the Impossible Kingdoms, Vudra consists of more than one hundred mahajanapadas: semi-independent kingdoms ruled by rajahs. These rajahs in turn serve the maharajah, an emperor-like figure descended from Khiben-Sald, who in his lifetime spent a decade as an honored guest of the ancient Garundi wizard-king Nex.

Most recent contact between Vudra and the Inner Sea region comes as a direct result of Vudrani emissaries now dwelling on the Isle of Jalmeray, located in the Obari Ocean between the countries of Nex and Qadira.


Beside the native Vudrani Humans, Vudra is also home to Half-elves , Garudas, Kalashtar, and Rakshasas. Janni are often bound into service for Vudran nobles.


Regions and Geographic Features

* Ajitash Valley
* Dhalava River
* Narhari Desert
* Sikari


* Bannaquet
* Chennipon
* Samudhadra
* Sihadrimon
* Udayasankar

Other Sites

* Hemachandra
* Jayat-Von
* Palace of Emerald and Ivy
* Palace of Ivory and Bone
* Tree of Eternal Dawn


According to the Vudrani people themselves, their homeland has been existence for 50,000 years ago, older even than the rise of Azlant. Most foreign scholars, however, dismiss such claims as exaggeration. The history of Vudra and of Golarion as a whole is told in the Mizravrtta Brahmodya, dictated to the sage Balazastrin by the goddess Likha.

The present ruling Maharaja claims descent from the ancient hero Khiben-Sald, whose own ancestor led the defense of Vudra against the Spawn of Rovagug called Kothogaz, the "Dance of Disharmony."

Khiben-Sald became ruler of all Vudra after defeating Chhaya, a jungle princess who had begun the process of unification.

In 563 AR Khiben-Sald sailed west to Jalmeray, then a part of the magical realm of Nex. BY 571 AR, gunpowder was brought to the markets of the Inner Sea in Vudrani trading expeditions. Though it had lapsed into the control of the Arclords of Nex, in 2822 AR the Vudrans return and wrested control of Jalmeray, making a permanent colony in the Inner Sea region.

Following a tremendous earthquake in 4275 AR, the Vudran coast was flooded, with thousands dying.

The great explorer Selmius Foster of the Pathfinder Society blazed a trade route from Absalom to Vudra in 4320 AR. He perished ten years later, in 4330 AR, on the island of Bhopan while continuing his voyages into the east.

House Arkona of Korvosa became a major trading concern between Avistan and Vudra after their final gamble of sending a trading vessel in 4458 AR—dubbed the Reprieve—proved more profitable than their wildest dreams. The Arkonans continued to send ships up to 4708 AR.

Rajput Shivji Shashibhushan, a necromancer, constructed the Palace of Ivory and Bone in 4465 AR, but the rajahs finally defeated him and razed his jungle stronghold in 4505 AR.


Vudra is the home of Irori, who is one of the core gods of the Vudrani pantheon. The thousand gods of Vudra also include such deities as Chamidu, Dhalavei, Diomazul, Gruhastha, Lahkgya Likha, Raumya, Suyuddha, Vineshvakhi, and Vritra. It is believed that the Child-goddess may be also of Vudran origin.


* Breathers of Ash
* Cult of the Ebon Destroyers
* Daughters of Blinding Night
* Mandagara League


* Bich'hwa

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