Loyalty to the Decemvirate above all else.
Regardless of Pathfinders' nations of origin, all members of the Society consider the Grand Lodge in Absalom a second home. In this vast complex of sprawling towers, libraries, and reliquaries, many Pathfinders receive their training, and within the Grand Lodge's walls, the masked leaders of the Society secretly guide the organization from their chambers atop Skyreach's central tower. While many Pathfinders' loyalty to the Society is but one of several alliances to outside political or religious factions, most Pathfinders hold the strongest allegiance to the will of the Ten and the Pathfinder Society itself. Those who reject distractions from other superiors are the pride of the Grand Lodge, and are rewarded for always putting the orders of the Decemvirate before their own personal ambitions.
Venture-Captain Ambrus Valsin
The meticulous and ruthlessly efficient Venture-Captain Ambrus Valsin serves as the steward of the Grand Lodge in Absalom. supervising all important duties within the Lodge. To the annoyance of new members, Valsin maintains a long list of menial and time-consuming jobs, which he assigns to novice Pathfinders to keep them out of the way of more experienced agents. Those who have been around a few years, however, realized that these assignments help rookies learn to navigate the labyrinthine politics of the Society and test their new training in the field without significant risk of death. Tall and unfailingly well groomed, Ambrus doesn't appreciate backtalk and reserves particularly tedious assignments for those who annoy him.
The Grand Lodge Pathfinder
Grand Lodge Pathfinders represent the key tenets of the organization above all else, seeing themselves as maintaining the purity of the Society's ideals against factionalism and personal agendas. Whether focused wholeheartedly on exploring lost ruins, delving into newly discovered crypts, or negotiating the sale of valuable relics from the grips of those who don't respect them, loyal Pathfinders have an insatiable sense of curiosity. Their desire to see the Pathfinder Society grow and prosper makes them excellent teammates for larger expeditions, and they often go to excessive lengths to ensure their fellow Pathfinders receive any aid they need. It's no surprise, then, that the pages of the Pathfinder Chronicles have been filled with the exploits of Grand Lodge Pathfinders since the Society's founding. Those with ambitions of someday attaining fame comparable to that of the great Durvin Gest find this faction a perfect fit. Most Grand Lodge Pathfinders are neutral-aligned.
Aiding Your Cause
Pathfinders loyal to the Grand Lodge and the Decemvirate find themselves well rewarded for carrying out the will of the Ten no matter where it takes them or what the task. Those Pathfinders who put the success and prestige of the Society above their own and who embody the values of exploration, cooperation, and accountability rise quickly in the ranks of the Grand Lodge. Often, the acquisition of lost knowledge or forgotten treasures directly benefits the discovering Pathfinder; thus, those dedicated to the Decemvirate take their orders as advice on how to maximize their own success.