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Silver Crusade

Use the Pathfinder Society's resources to do good in the world.

When the existence of so many factions within the Pathfinder Society began to become apparent, many were dismayed, especially those who took umbrage at the Society's resources being used for ethically questionable purposes or personal gain. Unable to eliminate such elements as the Shadow Lodge from the ranks of the organization, an influential group of Pathfinder clerics, paladins, and servants of good-aligned deities banded together to form their own faction—the Silver Crusade—as an answer to these undesirable offshoots of the Society. While a crusade in name only, the Silver Crusade models itself after the staunchly good silver dragon, making a valiant effort to use the Society's influence, reach, and resources to do good throughout the Inner Sea region and beyond.

Faction Leader

Ollysta Zadrian, a retired Pathfinder and paladin of Sarenrae, coordinates the Silver Crusade's operations out of the Temple of the Shining Star in the Ascendant Court when not teaching of the value of redemption and tending to the weak and needy. Ollysta originally joined the Pathfinder Society with the notion that she would be able to spread the word of the Dawnflower wherever she went, and would have ample opportunities to turn wrongdoers away from the path of evil, ever leading by example as she ventured to the far corners of Golarion doing the Decemvirate's bidding. It didn't take her long, however, to realize that the Pathfinder Society looked on her as simply another zealous adventurer, and offered little support for her efforts to stamp out evil and uplift the downtrodden. Now retired from active duty as a Pathfinder, Zadrian acts as the central figure in an ever-growing network of active Pathfinders who share her idealism and desire to see the Society used for the betterment of all.

The Silver Crusade Pathfinder

Pathfinders who support the efforts of the Silver Crusade are often priests of Golarion's good-aligned deities, such as Cayden Cailean, Desna, Erastil, Iomedae, Sarenrae, Shelyn, and Torag. Though each faith has its own methodologies and philosophies on how to go about helping the weak and destroying evil, they all share the same primary goal of making the world a better place. As such, any Pathfinders who share the same paramount tenets are welcome in the Silver Crusade, whether they be law-abiding paladins or tyranny-defying freedom fighters. Most Silver Crusade Pathfinders are good-aligned.

Gaining Fame

Just as there are countless interpretations of what doing good entails, there are an equal number of variations in how the Shining Crusade asks its agents to spread its message throughout Golarion with each mission. Whether delivering much-needed medicine to victims of a rampant plague, ridding an oppressed village of a tyrannical local villain, or aiding an established organization of like-minded humanitarians like the Cult of the Dawnflower, the Knights of Ozem, or the Mendev Crusaders, agents who take every opportunity during the course of their normal Pathfinder duties to leave the indelible mark of good upon the world are valued, and they tend to move up swiftly among the inner ranks of the Shining Crusade.


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