As we get closer to this year’s Grand Convocation, more and more news seems to be springing up. This week we’ve received another update from Grandmaster Torch.
As the Convocation approaches, this year is becoming far more interesting; yet more special guests have been added to the list of attendees. I’m still putting together what the motives of these newcomers are, but I wanted to share what I’ve found thus far.
Olaf Kvaran: Junior Pathfinders on the grounds of the Grand Lodge reported that Kvaran showed up at the peak of a furious torrential downpour. Laden in thick Ulfen furs, this man spoke of an impending disaster before being rushed to meet with Ambrus Valsin. Following that meeting, this overbearing Ulfen warrior has been added to the roster for this year’s Convocation. What dire prediction does he know that I do not?
Karla Gessner: Never before have I heard of such a pious and upstanding woman. Having studied in the famed Seventh Church of Iomedae, Karla Gessner only recently completed her training. Unlike most of her fellow students, this woman has remained in Absalom. After several meetings with the head priest and Ollysta Zadrian, Gessner has somehow managed to get her name on the guest list. An interesting turn of events!
Alexander Bedard: The influence of Andoran continues to spread, as I see a member of the nation’s People’s Council has managed to secure a spot at the Convocation. Alexander Bedard was formerly a worker of the port authority in Augustana, and I have met him on only a handful of occasions. The man speaks of nothing but his boats, but otherwise he understands the delicacies of balancing personal power with Andoran’s so-called democracy. Could his presence be part of a larger Andoren agenda?
Keep your ears open,
A few more tales have been spun by Pathfinder Larius Kaludju, and, while he insists that he won’t be able to attend this year’s Convocation, it appears there’s plenty going on in Absalom to keep aspiring and veteran Pathfinders alike occupied.
Another day, another mission.
Like any good Pathfinder, I’ve done my fair share of work for the Blakros family. On my last stop through the fair city of our Grand Lodge, I ended up playing a game of cards with a janitor in the depths of the famed Blakros Museum. After a few hands, the man opened up and started complaining that the vaults were overflowing and the museum was running out of storage space! I couldn’t believe it, and I truly wonder where the family plans on storing all their precious finds.
There’s also a juicy tidbit floating around town that tunnel diggers have been commissioned by Lord Gyr to start expanding the sewer systems. It’ll be nice to have some new sewer lines in the city, as I’ve had enough encounters with kobolds, spiders, and worse in these damned sewers!
Anyway, that’s about it for my tales. I’m off on a new mission to the Mwangi Expanse, but before I ship out, I’ve got a meeting with my old friend Urmas Sirola and his lovely wife, Venla. Kind of strange, considering Venla’s been doing a lot of work with the Blakros as well. I’ve even heard a rumor that she’s made her way into the family’s social circles and is helping them with some of their new acquisitions.
Of course, you didn't hear any of this from me.
Mike Brock Pathfinder Society Campaign Coordinator