Early morning sounds drift through the open doors of the Crimson Coin as the rest of Absalom awakens and begins its daily business. For most citizens, today is a day like any other; for you, however, today marks both an end and a beginning.
At this moment, you sit at the communal breakfast table as one of the select few newly confirmed members of the Pathfinder Society. While others pick at their scraps of bacon or loudly discuss the previous evening's events, the weight of your recently bestowed wayfinder causes you to lapse into reverie...
Three years ago, almost to the day, you approached the gates of the Grand Lodge to seek admission to the society. Three years ago you began a journey that tested your mind, body, and spirit in order to prepare you to go forth and explore, report, and collaborate as have all the heralded Pathfinders before you. The promise of undiscovered treasures and ancient mysteries bore you through the years of menial chores and nigh-ending lectures, culminating finally in The Confirmation -- the ultimate demonstration of a neophyte Pathfinder's readiness to begin delving into and chronicling the greater world. For each Pathfinder, The Confirmation is a unique quest tailored to the individual; successful completion of this quest marks the completion of training. After three long years, Venture-Captain Ambrus Valsin presented you with your wayfinder just yesterday in acknowledgement of your successful Confirmation quest.
Casting your eyes aimlessly about the common room your mind is returned to the here-and-now as you notice a halfling woman maneuvering amongst the diners to deposit pieces of parchment. As she approaches, the fog of dawn lifts fully from your mind and you recognize Janira Gavix, a fellow Pathfinder confirmed just last year.
Venture-Captain Ambrus Valsin will receive you in precisely one hour. She deftly slides a piece of parchment between your plate and mug and is out out the door before you can manage a single question.
The parchment bears a wax seal depicting the crossed antlers and four-pointed star identifying the Pathfinder society, superimposed with the initials "A.V." Breaking the seal you find a simple record of appointment indicating your name, today's date, 08:00hrs, Skyreach Tower, and Valsin's signature.
Refolding the note, you glance up to briefly catch the gaze of another recipient of Janira Gavix's delivery, only now registering the face of a fellow classmate.
Please now use this opportunity to describe your characters and make introductions.