Despite being Darker and Edgier
than Dungeons & Dragons
has EVER been, there are still some moments
lore that will fill you with joy.
- Inheritance. A lesbian couple that isn't played for fanservice, a final (and heartbreaking) reunion with a long-lost sibling, and an implied marriage proposal. Keren and Zae will definitely warm your heart.
- Anevia and Irabeth Tirablade; a couple who got together despite the burdens of race (Irabeth is a half-orc, a race despised for its near-universal Child by Rape origins and perception as violent and savage brutes barely better than their full-blooded orc kin) and Anevia's discomfort with her male birth-body. Irabeth gladly sold her enchanted sword and used the money to buy Anevia a potion to become the woman she should have been born as, and then married her.
- Irabeth's backstory: remember how we said half-orcs in Golarion are near-universally born of rape? Irabeth's father, a full-blooded orc, chose to leave his people because he fell in actual love with Irabeth's human mother, courting her and officially marrying her before they had their daughter.
- Reign of Winter has the couple of Jadrenka and Marislova. Born a male half-elf named Maroslan, Marislova fell in love with Jadrenka, despite the latter being a changeling note . He managed to get Jadrenka to reciprocate his feelings, despite the fact she had been raised in an isolated dungeon by her hag mother and thusly was Oblivious to Love; even when moving into the dungeon of Artrosa caused him to discover he was more comfortable as a woman and voluntarily transform himself into Marislova didn't hinder the love.
- Subverted in that, when you meet the two, Jadrenka has gone Psycho Lesbian on Marislova and locked her up, refusing to believe that Marislova has not been cheating on her with the demon-corrupted nymph Kyrisjana.
- Reign of Winter also includes the potential for this with Greta, a female winter wolf who can fall in love with a player character. Although she does so under the mistaken belief that they are a winter wolf themselves, she doesn't care that they're not when the truth comes out, and will even become a better person for their sake, abandoning her original Neutral Evil ways.
- A meta moment, but applicable. There are a number of prominent posters on the Paizo forum. One of them, Mikaze, is a well known champion of (among other things) good and neutral members of traditionally monstrous races. When the origin of Oloch the iconic half-orc Warpriest was released, Mikaze was thrilled(Mikaze was similarly happy about Irabeth's backstory, too). Poster Freehold DM had this to say in response: "If nothing else, thank you, Paizo, for making my friend happy."