Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–14: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 2: Kaava Quarry (PFRPG) PDF

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A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1–5.

A powerful guardian stands vigil over the ancient ruins where Venture-Captain Nieford Sharrowsmith disappeared recently, yet the beast has a weakness: a prophesied talisman now in the possession of an elusive grippli tribe deep in the Kaava Lands. The PCs must win the reclusive people’s trust and claim the prize—all before the Aspis Consortium does!

“Kaava Quarry” is the second scenario in the three-part Scions of the Sky Key campaign arc. It is preceeded by Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–12: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1: “On Sharrowsmith’s Trail” and followed by Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–16: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 3: “The Golden Guardian.” All three chapters are intended to be played in order.

Written by Mike Kimmel, RPG Superstar 2014 finalist.

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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Love This Stoyline

*****

This one is possibly the best of the three scenarios in Scions of the Sky Key, though that depends on how well the third one is run. All of the encounters are unique and flavorful, with interesting challenges for the players. Maybe it's because it's such a great scenario that the single boon on the chronicle sheet is something you'll probably never use. There's talk of a paired boon in a future scenario, but I'm kinda doubtful it will ever appear. If you want to run a memorable scenario, this is an easy pick.


Fast pace

*****

Played all three parts, much better than the first one.

Mostly jungle adventure, the highlight is dealing with a dinosaur, I'm not fan of chasing mechanic, but it really makes a cinemic scene, great job.

The story and combats are not as entertaining, but cool enough.

Short length as well, can be fit in 3 hours.


*****


So fast paced that it feels too short

****( )

The scenario has about the normal number of encounters. However, one can be seen as a puzzle to avoid the combat.

And then there's the Chase. This adventure has the distinction of being the first chase that not only went off as intended but actually had the players cheering all the way because it was so well-executed. This is due to a radical change to the chase rules since the early days of chases in season 3 or so. This one has fully functional rules.

I should also add that the GM ran it excellently (Monkhound); a good chase requires 3 things I believe:
- Rules that help instead of hinder
- Good execution by the GM (keeping up the tempo)
- Buy-in from the players

We had all of them and this adventure is a good reason to start believing in Chases as a force for fun again.

But, because a well-run chase runs fast, that also means the scenario actually went a bit too fast for my taste. We had the normal number of encounters, including one tricky fight, but it felt like something was missing.


Jungle Fever

****( )

Played this with a party of 4 at low tier, continuing on from part 1.

I think this is a huge improvement over the first part of this story line. The encounters are much better and and they were just right for the low level party. Not overly keen on the chase mechanic but we had a good GM who expanded on it so that it felt flavorful.


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Announced for February!

Scarab Sages

Does this contribute to one of the factions story-lines like the other two do?

Paizo Employee Developer

skyshark wrote:
Does this contribute to one of the factions story-lines like the other two do?

Nope, this one does not have any significant faction metaplot.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

Any chance a Grippli PC might get some kind of bonus in dealing with the Grippli tribe?

Scarab Sages

John Compton wrote:
skyshark wrote:
Does this contribute to one of the factions story-lines like the other two do?
Nope, this one does not have any significant faction metaplot.

Thanks John

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

How soon will we find out what scenarios come out with Parts 2 and 3 over February and March?

Paizo Employee Paizo Glitterati Robot

Now available!


Dinosaur!

Paizo Employee Developer

David Neilson wrote:
Dinosaur!

Very much dinosaur!

Shadow Lodge

I envision the players wanting to fight the dino.

Paizo Employee Developer

Conman the Bardbarian wrote:
I envision the players wanting to fight the dino.

Not encouraged, but…:
Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 86

I can think of at least four other scenarios that present "the players shouldn't actually fight this" creatures, and I've heard that some PCs do try—and on rare occasions succeed. I would discourage direct combat, but ultimately, the players get to decide.


Dinos got to eat too!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

Aww geez. Do I spoil this for myself or not?

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32

Much dino. Rawr!

Paizo Employee Developer

TriOmegaZero wrote:
Aww geez. Do I spoil this for myself or not?

Oh, you don't want to spoil this. Go forth and play!

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32

John Compton wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Aww geez. Do I spoil this for myself or not?
Oh, you don't want to spoil this. Go forth and play!

And tell us how it goes!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

I still need to play part one!

Shadow Lodge

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WELL!!,:
Get Moving!!!

Spoiler:
explosive runes

Sovereign Court

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I knew this scenario was going to be awesome when I saw it had a t-rex on the cover. Scenarios need more t-rexes.

Scarab Sages

John, I think you need to hire me on as your QA/QC for you after you get done reviewing the maps...First it's The Silvermount Collection missing the stairs at GENCON, now this...tsk tsk. Nothing major, just the map for A3 is incorrectly labeled as A2. Cheers!

Scarab Sages

I'm confused.

Question regarding BBEG in last encounter:
The hunter has 2 animal foci, and I only see one being used. What does the cat have? This is important because the cat will possibly/likely die before the PCs even get to the hunter, and thus the hunter would get her animal foci


The same foci is used on both the cat and hunter.

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