Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Adventures Pathfinder Campaign Setting Pathfinder Player Companion Pathfinder Accessories Pathfinder Miniatures Pathfinder Fiction Pathfinder® Society™ Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible Products Pathfinder Apparel & Gifts Pathfinder Licensed Products

Pathfinder Society Scenario #4–09: The Blakros Matrimony (PFRPG) PDF

****( ) (based on 29 ratings)

Our Price: $3.99

Add to Cart
Facebook Twitter Email

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 3–7.

The eldest daughter of the prominent Blakros family is set to wed an influential Hellknight, and the Pathfinder Society is invited to the festivities. Dressed for a wedding befitting royalty, a team of Pathfinders attend the ceremony on behalf of the Decemvirate, but will their presence ultimately strengthen the Society's relationship with the influential Blakroses, or will events at the wedding bring the already tenuous alliance to a breaking point?

Written by Thurston Hillman.

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.

Product Availability

Fulfilled immediately. Will be added to your My Downloads Page immediately upon purchase of PDF.

Are there errors or omissions in this product information? Got corrections? Let us know at


See Also:

Product Reviews (29)
1 to 5 of 29 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | next > last >>

Average product rating:

****( ) (based on 29 ratings)

Sign in to create or edit a product review.

Matrimony Has Lost Some of Its Charm

***( )( )

Matrimony is a roleplay and skill based scenario punctuated by a challenging combat.

Matrimony hasn't aged well. Now that we no longer have faction missions, it's not as interesting and complicated as it was before. When playing this in season 5+, I would seriously consider giving out the faction missions for added intrigue and knowledge.

It's already been said many times, but if you have a character without social skills (like mine), there really isn't a lot to do. The ironic part is that you're badly needed for one combat.

I was actually surprised at how challenging Matrimony was, especially given some of the environmental conditions. Our GM actually needed to softball our (competent) group.

Lastly, it can't be stated enough times that only GMs that excel at running these types of scenarios should be doing it.

Detailed Ratings:

Length: Medium (4 hours). Could be run slightly faster if the GM is prepared (or perhaps longer because there's more to say?).
Experience: Player with 6 good PCs at subtier 6-7. Several diplomacy monkeys. We were nerfed by the environment and this made things more challenging than normal.
Sweet Spot: TBD.
Entertainment: Probably more entertaining with a character that excels in this environment. (6/10)
Story: Good story with some plot twists and interesting NPCs. (9/10)
Roleplay: Lots but GMs need to make the influence point mechanic more organic. (9/10)
Combat/Challenges: Can be boring without a social character, combats can be deadly because of the wedding environment. (7/10)
Maps: Average. (7/10)
Boons: Although it's kind of vague, there are enough of them that we actually used it in a scenario we played later. (8/10)
Uniqueness: We've seen similar scenarios in the past but Matrimony has some quirky plot twists. (8/10)

Overall: Matrimony is still a good roleplay scenario but you're better off playing other (more recent) roleplay scenarios first.

Not so good if you weren't there...

**( )( )( )

As someone who only joined PFS in early-mid 2014, I was never at the special / grand convocation that led to this scenario, nor was I involved in any of the preceding season 3 lead-up to this.

So, I thought (having run it) that I'd give a review from the perspective of someone who is "coming in cold".

There is a lot of roleplaying to do at the start. You need to influence as many of the guests as possible (while also achieving your faction mission). The faction missions seem unbalanced - some you succeed just by influencing guests (also the main mission) while others involve unrelated side-quests. The roleplaying itself is tedious at times and requires GMs to do a lot of prep-work. Maybe you already know these characters and don't need to... but I didn't. It was very hard to keep so many moving pieces going.

Also, most of the NPCs required 2-3 influence checks, but after a full conversation, there was no roleplaying reason why a PC would go back to chat. Especially in some instances where they use a "secret revelation" or some other trick to give them a bonus. Many of these aren't very nice and put the NPC on edge (while somehow still giving a bonus). Chatting after that would just seem... rude.

So, in all, the big influence-fest did not go well.

That said, the intrigue and combat that followed was very fun. Right up until the bad-guy leaves mid-way through because he feels like it. I know the BBEG in this one could easily kill a party if he didn't leave so early, but it's not very satisfying for players to have little to no chance at defeating him.

Oh, and the boon(s?) provided means little to nothing to me. There's some promise of "maybe something in the future" for each person you influence. This probably means you'll have to play the exact future scenario where your exact person of interest gives you the bonus. After making such a huge effort at squeezing out the roleplay, my players deserved better.

All in all, a disappointment for someone who "wasn't there". If you have been running season 3 and 4, and have somehow managed to play the grand convocation leading up to this, I'm sure you'll find it a worthy successor. Otherwise, skip it.

One-Two Punch


Be sure to play 5-03 The Hellknight's Feast after you play this. Really great follow up.

Excellent Scenario though time intensive


Posting a review after seeing the review of reviews, and not seeing this one breaking the top ten.

In any case I really did enjoy this one, I got the feeling that my character was someone who mattered in the setting. Also the different characters were fun to run into. It helped that the GM had obviously spent a lot of time in preperation. Up to and including speeches by the guests of honor.

The combat was a bit on the easy side for one encounter, but this was partly due to having just the right spell at just the right time and winning initiative. I was actually sort of grateful for the speed of that resolution, since otherwise we would have run even longer than we did.

Role play, Not roll play.


I have both played and run this adventure, and I had a great time each time.
I made sure each player had something to do. Role playing involves character interaction. Not everyone is a consummate actor, so the GM will have to do a little encouraging to get the "roll players" to do something.
The final encounter can be difficult, but it can be overcome with team work and a little luck.

1 to 5 of 29 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | next > last >>

©2002–2015 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.