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Pathfinder Society Scenario #3-09: The Quest for Perfection—Part I: The Edge of Heaven (PFRPG) PDF

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A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for Levels 1–5.

In the distant land of Tian Xia, the Pathfinder Society's Lantern Lodge sends a team of agents high into the mountains of the Wall of Heaven to an abandoned Iroran monastery in search of a powerful relic to assist them in ensure victory in the upcoming Ruby Phoenix Tournament. Though the monastery has long laid unused by the faithful of the Master of Masters, it is not completely devoid of danger, and the PCs soon discover that merely retrieving the ancient artifact is but the beginning of a much larger quest.

The Edge of Heaven is the first scenario in the three-part The Quest for Perfection campaign arc. It is followed by Pathfinder Society Scenario #3-11: The Quest for Perfection—Part II: On Hostile Waters and Pathfinder Society Scenario #3-13: The Quest for Perfection—Part III: Defenders of Nesting Swallow. All three chapters are intended to be played in order.

Written by Jerall Toi, RPG Superstar 2011 runner up.

This scenario is designed for play in Pathfinder Society Organized Play, but can easily be adapted for use with any world. This scenario is compliant with the Open Game License (OGL) and is suitable for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

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Interesting Setting

****( )

Perspective: GM'd once

Overall, this was a fun scenario with some good challenges (both combat and environmental) with a great story and an awesome setting. The final location was (unsurprisingly) very enjoyable.

What I didn't like were the two needlessly-complicated, 3D on 2D maps that I spent WAY too long trying to make sure I understood correctly. It was definitely not worth the time to try and explain everything to the PCs.


The BBEG can be pretty deadly and requires some good coordination by the party to succeed, so if your group is looking for a challenge then this scenario fits the bill.

So Bad I Almost Quit Pathfinder Society

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If you want a challenging gauntlet of five combat encounters squeezed into four hours with a boss capable of killing in one round a Level 1 character with full HP, then you will enjoy this module.

If you enjoy roleplaying, coming up with creative solutions to problems, investigating the flavor text, and attempting to solve combat encounters through non-violent means, then you will hate this four-hour long railroad where your character loses all agency outside of combat.

I should have walked away from the table after the first encounter where, regardless of your animal handling skills or druid spells available, you're forced to kill an innocent wild animal for no reason other than part of the gold reward for the adventure is tied into killing it for its pelt. But I didn't, and this is the least fun I have ever had at an RPG table.

I love the environment


This was a very good scenario for making the players feel like they were someplace exotic. I really wanted to expand on this and visit more of the area but being PFS it was limited in this regard. I hope we get more scenarios with this sense of location again.

not bad, not bad

****( )

Varied encounters, no NPC interactions. Awesome boss fight. Overall A-.

This Is It


This is what PFS mods should be all about. It's fairly challenging, the encounters are interesting and varied, and the boss fight is really cool. Plus it references The Boxer's Omen! The freaking Boxer's Omen, people! Now that's a cool Asian film reference!

On the downside, there is basically no RP here at all. But hey, does there really always need to be? The argument could also be made that characters have too much time and opportunity to rest between challenges, but that's a common issue that is admittedly difficult for the mod writers to address.

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