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Qadira Season 4 Faction Goals


Qadira

Paizo Employee **

Subject of the Satrap,

I have been known to have a good sense of when fortune lies over the horizon, and if we play our cards right, we may soon see profits such that neither you nor I have ever imagined. Wherever could such wealth have hidden where none have yet tapped it? Varisia, I tell you. Varisia.

And it just so happens that you have a special shortcut there that makes Bloodsworn Vale look like the long way from central Avistan to the ripe markets of Korvosa, Magnimar, and yes, even Riddleport. The shortcut I speak of none other than the Hao Jin Tapestry, of course—this unseemly rag allows Pathfinders to travel from the vaults of the Grand Lodge to anywhere within the pocket dimension contained inside its fibers, and from a specific location within that realm lies a stable portal to Varisia. You are a shrewd enough businessperson to see how this nearly instant travel could mean incredible profits for everyone invested in the venture, no?

Our primary and most transparent motivation in the coming months will be the establishment of formal trade relations with the cities of Varisia—especially Janderhoff, which to date deals almost exclusively with other dwarven communities and the nearby city of Korvosa. Work toward this goal openly among your allies who are not invested in this enterprise and you should draw suspicion away from our more lucrative plans. But while you venture into the wilds of Varisia, be ever watchful for new untapped resources to exploit and see to it that any competition for control of these resources are stopped—especially the Aspis Consortium, which has already taken from our grasp many resources from within the Hao Jin Tapestry.

And if during the coming year I or an associate of mine asks you to carry through the Hao Jin Tapestry a simple, nondescript bag (which may or may not hold within it more than it seems from its weight), think little of it, and know that your cut of the transaction will be paid in favors both material and intangible.

Great things lie in our futures, friend!
Trade-Prince Aaqir al’Hakam

Qadira *

Ha! And they laughed at the Dwarven mercenary aligning with merchants! I look forward to seeing Janderhoff, and a true Dwarven city. Finally, a task that I could excel in, talking with dwarves!

Qadira

I'll be lookin' fer a spot to sell me gems. Twouldn't be a stretch fer me to be carryin' out these orders.

Qadira **

A tall, young Ulfen man with a battle axe looks to reply to the Trade Prince. In the background a shadowy wolf creature prowls and growls.

Trade Prince Aaqir

Adventuring in Varisia will keep me close to my Northern home. I can see the benefit of instant travel through the Hao Jin. It is a powerful thing.

Trade deals will always be in the forefront of my mind and if Janderhoff is where the greatest riches lie then I take note. I think I will need to hone not just my axe, but also my diplomatic skills.

And if a bag must be carried through the tapestry, then I will carry it. My loyalty is yours while Qadira pays my coin.

I look forward to the adventure ahead.
Trade Prince Samur Scarring

Qadira

I'm pretty sure I can hide a pack of goods in amongst My bombardiers bandolier and pistol belt.

Qadira **

Loyalty bought with coin is certainly NOT the kind of loyalty we need. I'm certainly not in this for just the money. FAME. ADVENTURE. Watching bad opera with intriging Kobolds.

Cheliax *

Gold can always be found in the company of dwarves even if they grasp it tightly. Count me in.

I'm none to keen on roaming the land of vampires though. The pay better be worth it.

Qadira ***

Janderhoff? I wouldn't mind seeing a few of my western cousins. Getting the chance to crack a few Aspis heads in the process only adds to the pleasure.

Still, popping in and out of the world through that glorified carpet does give my dwarven bones a bit of a shiver. Seems to me that a nice, wide tunnel made with good old dwarven know-how would be a much safer bet.

Aren't tapestries flammable?

What happens is some clumsy half-orc comes bumbling along and knocks a candle into it?

What if a gnome explodes while standing next to the thing?

By Torag, what if a perfectly well-meaning dwarf just happens to spill a large quantity of ale on the thing? Not that I can imagine such a thing ever actually happening.
*quickly sidles out the door*

Qadira *

Slippouch wrote:

Gold can always be found in the company of dwarves even if they grasp it tightly. Count me in.

I'm none to keen on roaming the land of vampires though. The pay better be worth it.

While I am not from either of those lands I believe the land with more than its fair share of Vampires is Ustalav, not Varisia, though they both have a large population of Varisians so perhaps I am mistaken.

Qadira ****

Tariq wrote:
Slippouch wrote:

Gold can always be found in the company of dwarves even if they grasp it tightly. Count me in.

I'm none to keen on roaming the land of vampires though. The pay better be worth it.

While I am not from either of those lands I believe the land with more than its fair share of Vampires is Ustalav, not Varisia, though they both have a large population of Varisians so perhaps I am mistaken.

A tall slender man draped in black robes steps forward. His pale face is mostly hidden by a dark headdress which he keeps pulled over his mouth at all times.

"Yes, it is Ustalav that crawls with vampiric scum. I pray to the Dawnflower every day that that country may be saved from its evils." And myself from my own.

Qadira **

My Prince,

How fortunate for us to have such a shortcut. I shall quickly gather my belongings and be on my way. There is much business to conduct and I seek to make this as profitable as possible. You can count on me transport this bag of yours if needs be...

Your humble servant,
Masood Farah

Qadira

Trade Prince Aaqir,

I hear the peoples voices in the streets, and in the halls of the mighty as I travel from town to town, performing for kings and commoners alike.

For, "A fool can go where wise men fear to tread, and is as welome in the courts of kings as in the gutters of the street."

There is profit in Varisia, and there is trouble afoot in Absalom.

Any assistance that I can give is yours, for the right price.

You humble servant,

Jimbo Juggins
The Juggler
Prince of Thieves and King of the Road

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