A Mortal Price
Across Golarion, numerous cultures bury their dead with treasures and offerings, providing for
the deceased’s needs in the afterlife or paying death’s guardians to convey loved ones to their
proper rewards. In Ustalav, most remains are burned, but those interred traditionally have coins laid within their eye sockets, skulls, or wounds.
Yet in this nation, such wealth isn’t buried as a sacrifice to the powers of death, but rather as a jailor’s bribe to guarantee that death’s bonds are never loosened, ensuring that souls are not released to trouble those they’ve left behind.