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1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
I was curious as to how much shenanigans I can get away with here. Doing pranks in villages is fun, but all over Golarion? Now that's the big leagues. Like the saying goes: If you can prank someone here, you can prank someone everywhere.
2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
I find this insulting to my name. I do not have a surname because "Nature does not care for titles." so my parents say.
3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
I can't remember. I grew up in a forest. My parents are druids.
4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
I was once in a crowd escaping a prank. The guy clearly saw me, but couldn't tell me apart from the other commoners. Just looks like a normal village girl
5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
A good prank! Also, what do you mean by experience? *stare*To tell the truth, I really seriously need to play up the pranking aspect.
6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
Killjoys, and owchies. Oh and getting my hands dirty (as in actually having to hurt something.)
7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
They usually rely on me to make them champions over the misfortunate. Pacifist Buff/Debuff Witch FTW!
8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
I wouldn't know what it's like to be one of those haughty elves, strange gnomes, or those smelly orcs. I'm just me. Why should my race make a difference? Are you one of those Aasimar supremists? *glare*
9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
My adorable little lizard "Compy" dying. Sometimes, I worry if my parents are ok with my decisions. Such a dangerous world...
10. What is your most treasured possession?
It's a secret :P Wouldn't want you scrying to take it away. It's mine, ya hear me? Mine!

Well thank you for the interview... Although I'm not sure why you came to Varisia of all places to do it. I'm kind of busy trying to figure out how to turn my little dinosaur into a super bad*$# dragon! *cough*Improved Familiar: Faerie Dragon as soon as I get the boon.*cough*

*slips an icecube down your shirt on your way.*

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At one point in time (20 years ago), I used questionnaires like this to help my roleplaying group to flesh out their PCs.

Everyone answered and some even wrote out pages of extra back story. Funny this was that it didn't help anyone improve their roleplaying at all. It's almost like they wanted their back story to speak for them.

In truth most of the players were better off finding their PC organically. The odd players that always had bland PCs... are always going to have bland PCs. There's not much I could do to help them.

The last four characters I've made couldn't answer these questions at level 1, but by level 3 I could answer each question easily.

Grand Lodge ****

Posted as Kyrie Ebonblade, Human Gunslinger/Alchemist

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
Family Tradition. My parents were both Pathfinders, my grandfather on my mother's side was, as was several other of her ancestors. <looks in the direction of the Wall of Names..where many of her family's members have their only gravemark >

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
No.. My last name is the family's legacy weapon..now long lost for centuries.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
The Grand Duchy of Alkenstar. I grew up learning the secrets of the gun, and alchemy, and learning that the role of the strong is to protect the weak and innocent. Freedom and Liberation is won over the sight of a gun, through the strength of your arms and the swiftness of your wits. Keeping it requires willpower, focus and knowledge.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
I show my Varisian heritage well. I tend towards practical clothing like my tricorne hat, oiled duster and a well hidden mail shirt. I add what is needed for job, be that weather suitable clothing or, Cayden forbid, frills and frippery for blending in.

5. What do you love?
The open road. The thrill of finding something new or something long forgotten.

6. What do you hate?
Aside from Venture-Captains with the initials D.D.? <laughs> Betrayal, abusers, rampant evil.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
There are several I journey with often, I find almost any team I work with is worth watching over and aiding. As for rivals.. <smiles wryly with a hard dangerous look in her brown eyes> that typically requires I encounter them alive twice.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu? No, I let my experiences and the actions of others set how I react and treat others.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
None to speak of. That being said, yes.. I have encountered things that have left me shivering in my bed. On a side note, I believe the destruction of the Blackros Museum would greatly enhance the safety of Absalon and possible the entire world at large.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
"Old Painless." <pulls out her musket from a deceptively small hip quiver>

*****

I know I said this to a number of you many times over the years, but I've gathered some more thoughts on making fun characters for organized Play which is valid for NeoExodus Legacies, PFS and any other OP.

Note: It's not just about the damage you do.

Link to my Blog

JP


1. I became a Pathfinder because when the society sent a group of inexperienced bumblers to my village to help with a Dire Wolf problem, their incompetence resulted in the death of my closest friend. I don't want that to happen to anyone else, ever again so I signed up to lend my skills and keep an eye on the society to make sure something like that doesn't happen again.

2. My name is Roin Stealthpike, named after my father, may he rest in peace. My friend used to call me "Mouse" because I'm quick, agile, and quiet, but I don't let anyone call me that anymore.

3. I grew up in Sandpoint's Hinterlands, just north of the Whisperwood near the Soggy River.

4. No matter where I go, I'm dressed to be ready to go. My tunic and pants are colored to blend into the forests and are a little worse for the wear, but they are functional. I try to clean them up a little before meeting someone important, but unless it's a funeral, I don't change my appearance much. Dark brown, green, and black are the main colors.

5. I love spending time in nature, listening to her secrets and practicing and honing my skills in outdoor survival and tracking, hunting down wildlife for food, as well as for profit when I go out with the Hunter's Lodge.

6. Snakes are always evil, no matter what, and deserve to die, as well as large wolf packs. The thing that really gets me ticked is when someone doesn't pull their own weight or takes advantage of another. We're all in this world together, so try helping someone besides yourself for once in your life!

7. I'm more of a lone wolf character, but I know that I can't complete my missions without help. Fellow rangers, fighters, and barbarians are always good company to have, and I respect monks for their dedication. Paladins feel too uppity for me, and people who rely on their magic exclusively make me roll my eyes. Seriously, some groups I've been with wouldn't have made it more than ten minutes alive without my help. Just know how to fight, how to survive, and watch the "I'm-so-goody-two-shoes" attitude.

8. I'm just an average human for the most part, but since my parents died when I was fairly young, I had to learn to take care of my self. So, I became a skilled hunter and when it comes to tracking animals in the forest, I have no equal for my skill.

9. Like I said, I don't like snakes. Beyond that, nothing intimidates me. When you've been chased by Dire Wolves, treed by Grizzly Bears, Half-swallowed by Pythons, stuck in Quicksand, trapped in Cave-ins, buried by avalanches, and barely escaped a forest fire, there isn't much that can faze you anymore.

10. A Bone Wayfinder, which I made out of the skull of the Dire Wolf Pack Leader who killed my friend.

The Exchange *

Cado Deus, Rakshasa Tiefling Sorcerer

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

Being a Pathfinder provides the ultimate backstage pass to a wide variety of material and social resources all over the continent. While securing their interests they feed me travel possibilities and place me in key areas of influence.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
Cado Deus is supposedly derived from a tongue found on a different plane (latin) meaning Fallen God. As my once pious mother was seduced corrupted and ultimately had her life destroyed by the actions of a demon, I suspect that the name is a sort of inside joke for him.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
I spent my younger years in isolation from others, save for my mother, but after her....passing, I found my way to many cities of Qadira where the meat puppets will dance for a few choice words about opportunity almost as fast they will dance for coin.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
While my elliptical pupils and highly pronounced philtrum were apparently quite disturbing to people when I was young, neatly grooming my black lanugo and adorning myself in the threads of nobles seems to make others see me more as exotic than horrific. I abhor going into areas that would tarnish my elegance, but it is not an accident that I have found the power keep myself in the height of fashion in any environment.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)?
To watch others bend to my will. Seeing someone, especially an obstacle, subjugate themselves to me is far more empowering than seeing them dispatched.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)?
Manual labor and walking long distances. The sometimes tiresome "leaders" at the society sometimes find in necessary to expect the latter from me, but I can typically find my own means of traveling in a fashion much more to my standards.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
There is a small circle that I trust with my life and will gladly put myself in their midst when the opportunity presents itself, but at the end of the day they are meat puppets as well, just reliable meat puppets.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
It is my birthright, while it very much suits me to behave as one of the common flock, I never forget what they are...simply common.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
I don't know if I would use such words, but I know my place is manipulating the pawns at a distance or in a civil manner, I am loathe to engage in the common brutish means of dispute resolution, fists and weapons and such.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
My mind and tongue in conjunction. Strip me of everything I own and I am still a god among men.

Silver Crusade ****

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

I just want to see the world, playing pranks, performing comedy, and spreading laughter all over. This seems like a good way to travel the world without having to have enough money to hire bodyguards. :)

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

Have you ever heard of anyone else named Kelladorf Wizzlefarb?

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

I've always been a wanderer. I've lived in quite a few gnome villages, but also lived with taller races. I think this has made me very cosmopolitan, and helped me learn a lot of languages.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I have blue skin and wild green hair that sticks out in all directions. I usually wear a chain shirt under my brightly colored clothes. When adventuring, I also bring along a buckler and crossbow, for protection.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

Laughter! I love laughing! I love making others laugh! Even if I sometimes have to resort to magic to get them to laugh against their will...

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

People with no sense of humor. I mean, sometimes I play a perfectly harmless prank on someone, and they pull out a weapon and threaten to gut me with it. Everyone else is standing there laughing, and I usually offer to buy my targets an ale afterward to show that it's all in fun, even if they don't get angry. But some people just don't know how to take a joke.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

I'm still new to this whole Pathfinder thing. Haven't been on a mission yet. I hope they send me some place fun soon!

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

I'm very different from other gnomes. I have blue skin and green hair. I've known other blue skinned gnomes, and other green haired gnomes, but I've never met a blue and green gnome like me.

And I'm the best joker around. Sure, other gnomes can match my enthusiasm, but I'm really good at making people laugh. Better than anyone. Yet sometimes, after one of my jokes, some human or elf or dwarf with no sense of humor will roll their eyes and say something like "Typical gnome". I don't get it. I'm a much better joker than most gnomes, so how am I typical?

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

I have this recurring nightmare that I'm performing the gig of a lifetime. Like telling jokes for a king or queen or caeser or something. And I bomb. I mean really bomb. Not only does nobody laugh at my jokes, but I say the wrong thing and accidentally insult the big boss, so they order the guards to kill me for whatever it was I said wrong. It's different every time. Sometimes there's this queen who keeps yelling "Off with his head!"

10. What is your most treasured possession?

My sexy good looks. *raises eyebrows suggestively, then bursts out laughing*

No, really, my sense of humor. And my collection of joke supplies. *starts rummaging through a pouch* You've got to see some of this stuff...

Silver Crusade *

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

My goal in life is to experience as much of the world as possible! I want to go everywhere, and catalogue everything. Oddly, harvesting timber for my parent's mill offers a lot less by way of opportunity.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

None that I know of. .

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

I grew up in Omesta, the greatest engineering marvel in all of Golarion, a city suspended over (and hence not trespassing upon) the elven lands within the great forest of Kyonin. I suppose the greatest thing about growing up where I did was the fact that so much of our daily lives involve gnomish ingenuity at its finest. Sure, gnomes are amazing every where you go, but have you seen Omesta? Seriously! It is a suspended city! I think that is why I love to fly.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

Everyone things gnomes are gaudy and bright, so I try to prove them wrong! Why? Because it messes with their heads. I keep my violet hair perfectly wild looking. In reality, it takes me longer to get it right than it takes the wizard to memorize his spells in the morning. Sticks, twigs, ribbon, braids and thread are the basis of the amazing infra-structure. No matter how fast I fly, or how far I fall, my hair looks just like I want it to! I suppose when you are blessed with lilac skin tones, and violet hair and eyes, you should pay more attention than most to make a statement. But that is what they expect of a gnome! Never! Sure, I have my traditional Dilettante's outfit with everything I need at the ready. What self respecting gnome doesn't? I mean, they are like hope chests for human girls. it is not just an outfit, it is a way of life, and your life's story. But I digress! I wear plain grey woolen explorers clothes most of the time, but I always have my traditional gnomeish garb. I just prefer to keep the big folk off balance by dressing in grey! I have not yet had the spare wealth to afford several suits of extra clothing, but when I do... PURPLE! There are a million shades, and I want something in each one of the shades!

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

My Roc, Eponine. A lot of people love their animal companions like they love comfortable shoes or an the perfect stick they found. I love my companion like, banana. You know what I mean? Almost like humans obsession with their own children I suppose.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

I haven't found anything to really really hate yet. Most of my kind hate giant, but I think they are kind of interesting. Snakes give me the willies, but I don't hate them. Sure I squish their evil little heads in with the biggest rock I can find, but that is common sense, not hatred.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

Well, I just joined the Society, so right now I rely on me and my Roc. I suppose soon enough I will build a family here though. I would like to meet an Oracle, and a rogue. Not sure about Paladins. Believing that hard in something has to hurt.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

Gnomes are too perfect for this world. Someday, we will find our way home again. Until then though, there should never be a time without fun, adventure, and fun! Oh I said fun twice. Meant to say it three times, can I start again? I don't think I am terribly stereotypical. I am a Sylvan, so I suppose that is a little cliche. A sorceress as well so even more cliche. But on the bright side I use illusions! Oh wait. Umm, I am small.. No wait! I know there is something non-gnome... wait. Why would anyone want to be something other than a gnome? How are we different? Well, we are smarter, prettier, more adaptive, more cunning, and in general more tolerant. Elves are very pretty as well, but they get sad. Not sure about humans. They just die soooo fast. Never even seen one hit a hundred. Must be hard to know every single year that passes could well be your last.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

I am not afraid of snakes, I have good sense. They bite, they move without legs. They are creapy, and their heads should be caved in with rocks. Why are you bringing them up again?

10. What is your most treasured possession?

My hair. I know that might not seem like a posession, but I built it. I grew it. It is rare, even for my kind, and I love it. Most things are kind of transient, but my hair is always with me. If I had to pick something else, my outfit. Not the grey one, that is for laughs. The dilettante's outfit. I have been building onto that since I was... well it reminds me of who I am and where I am going.


Martrel: LVL 1 Inquisitor of Asmodeus.
1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
To do the wishes of my master the queen of Cheliax, I am her loyal servant.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
Martrel is my name, That is all you need to know(Ironically, i made this name up myself, but the GM told me last time that that is actually a name of a villian from a book series)
3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
Cheliax, I grew up in the church to do my masters bidding, They called me slow, that i was too weak to serve cheliax(He has -2 int) I showed them when I shot an intruder from 30 yeards away square in the eyes with my bow.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
He wears a longe overcoat, with a red lining throughout, a hood covers his head, with a long cape bearing the symbol of cheliax on it attached to the hood. He does not fear that people know he is from cheliax. Besides, they will never get close enough to see. When he opens his mouth, you can clearly see sharpened canines.
5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
The calm serenity that comes from life, just sitting, comtemplating where our next move lies.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
I hate laziness and those how do act without purpose, All actions have consequences, If you screw up, do not expect a should to cry on from me.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
It may sound odd, But I have found a friend in a cleric of seranae. Although he seeks to cure the weak, he has found a friend and protector in me.
8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
I am human, that is all.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
Spiders, I dont care if i have to fight an ancient Dragon with only a rock while bare naked. Im not going to fight a spider.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
My Flask, given to me from my parents when the left me at the temple for training.

Sczarni ***

GAHHH!!! Where we you Yzarctihstab and Astoroth I declared the Blackros matrimony the Gnome Wedding crashers event. It was splendiforous. I could have used your guyses help in there on my personal mission of getting a Blackros daughter to fall in love with me because I am awesome and I deserve that. But I succeed in slipping her something to drink so she will love me forever, and it happened to be a Blackros mom. I can not tell those talls apart. Now us gnome pathfinders have that woman under a leash, my leash.

Wait, Wait, wait.... Do I see some lovely colorful lasses worth pursueing up there...

Sovereign Court ****

I was at the Blackros wedding! But instead of seducing one of the Blackros women, I just picked up some information to blackmail one of them later.

Spoiler:
We traded out the brides with the barbarian. Ironically, nobody in our party had the faction mission saying we were supposed to do that - it just seemed like a good idea at the time. I encouraged it because I wanted to have something on the Blackros family that I could use as blackmail information later. (CN alignment)

Sczarni ***

Gah I missed you Garblenarf that is a sad day for gnomes. Blackmail, heck that babe is in love with me. I could be the first gnome blackros, I just hafta get rid of her husband who was chasing me away with his sword and everyone said I could not colorspray the bride's father. Pontificor the Great Blackros does sound nice.

possible spoiler:
I even stood up and agreed with that Andy or Ann guy that objected to Hammaria being married to her husband since she loved me now.

OOC:
That is neat the blackmail bit but my CN gnome does not do planning well. He just wants to be the first gnome to do everything. Since the philter of love is permanent I had the DM write on my chroncile she was permanently in love with my character.

Silver Crusade

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
The world is filled with problems that I cannot fix, at least not by myself, to that end I am looking for others to help me make the world a better place. I am really wondering if this society works for me, I have joined the Silver Crusade, and they seem to be a good lot, however the when I go on missions they seem to send a collection of less inspiring folk, more interested in power, fame, or money, than making the world a better place.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
Kendella was just cool sounding name which started out ending in "ella", and just played around till it sounded good. Nightly, was originally Nightstar, but someone said that sounded too fictional, and suggested Nightly.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
I grew up in Absalom, in the Precipice Quarter, not a very nice place for those in the know. Having grown up very poor, and well small, she was well, lets just say she was victim of those bigger and stronger, she learned to fight, as much as to talk herself out of a situation. She has escaped the district, and acquired more wealth, but memories haunt her, and she tries to surround herself with those she trusts. She also loves all the things she didn't have as a youth, good food, good drink, and well nice belongings.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
My eyes are as orange as the sun, my hair runs the gambit of colors from stark colors like Black and White to all the colors of the rainbow from pale pastel shades to vibrant dark colors depending on my mood. I am pretty, and not afraid of showing it in better neighborhoods. I am currently sporting a Mithral chain shirt, hand forged by the elves of Kyonin, (girls size 3), I am not sure how well endowed young elves are, but it is a perfect fit! Although I do have a few spare outfits (and growing a collection) to change into depending on the circumstance.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn't count)
Well, I love good food, good drink, and maybe love the parties held by the Lantern Lodge a little too much, they also do a wonderful tea ceremony, but I love parties. I was shocked the first party I went to, there was food, good food, just sitting there, and you could walk over and take it, it was actually encouraged, oh I so love parties! That being said, keeping myself down to 28 lbs is very important. Funny when I lived in the Precipice Quarter gaining weight was never an issue, now it is always a challenge. I love my mount and pet Layla, she is such a good dog. Oh and cloths, I love cloths, cloths without holes, cloths that aren't torn, cloths that keep you warm, and make you look beautiful. Shoes that fit, and haven't been already thrown out by someone already, beautiful shoes, practical shoes, boots that keep your feet warm. I love being a performer, I love to bang on my drums and have people clap, I love it when people stop and watch me dance.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
The Precipice Quarter and everyone in it. I hate being hungry, I hate shivering in the cold, I hate throwing my guts up because that food I found was too rotten, I hate my cloths stinking because I threw up on them, I hate being sick, or poisoned, or both. I hate people who steal things from you because they are bigger and stronger. I hate people who feel they can do whatever they want with you just because you are smaller and weaker. I hate rats, I hate it when they crawl on you when you are sleeping, I hate it when they bite you, I even hate having to eat them. I hate the fact than all humans assume a halfling is a thief. I hate having to buy clothing in child sizes. I also have a lesser hate for human building with their giant stairs, and furniture you have to climb up to sit on, or chairs you have to stand in, if you are going to eat off the table.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
Funny thing about this Society, is that it seems every time they call me in to go on a mission, there is a different group of people to travel with. Their is a roguish character, that have been on the last few adventures, but don't really have much of a relationship with him, although he did help me recover the body of a fallen pathfinder, yea, I would call him a friend. Largely I rely on myself, who else can you count on, who else do you know will not betray you. Just when you think you have found people you can trust, they abandon you, and you are left at a feast alone, with a big old bottle of wine for one.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most halflings?
Well, I have to say I am to a large degree the stereotype of a halfling, I love good food, good drink, and music and dancing. I never really thought about how much a a stereotype I am, but then again, why be a halfling, if you are not going to be a halfling. Next thing you know there are going to be good drow characters.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
Well I had been afraid that one day I would wake up shivering in the ruins of the Precipice Quarter and this is all a dream, brought on by delusional sickness from eating bad food. (PS If you kill a crow and are going to eat it, cook it first .... Don't ask) Actually I am still worried about that.
However now I am worried, after the group I was traveling with, left a pathfinder laying in the rubble, like discarded trash, that one day, I am going to die, and the people I am traveling with are going discard my corpse in the ditch, like garbage. How will Chaldira Zuzaristan find my soul, if I am laying in a ditch?

10. What is your most treasured possession?
Well, my life, I am very happy with my life now, oh that isn't a possession . . . Well I love my dog, but if I can't count him either then I will go with my new mithral shirt, look at how shiny it is!


1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

Given my parent's disregard for my well being I felt the only option I had was to carve my place in the world.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

My headmaster at the orphanage called me Rathis, that she would have learned such from my parents I've since come to doubt strongly.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

Having obligated myself to escape the cesspools I grew up in, I can't right say I even recall the name of my home nation. The wizard who paid to train me was located in the city of the Magi.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I garb myself in a variety of dark leathers and dulled metals to secure my image from the eyes of my foes.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

Love? A peculiar concept for one such as I. I suppose the closest thing to something I may love is looking into the eyes of a tyrant or oppressor as their fear turns into the realization that they are now the victim.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

Simple, any person who believes they have the right to hold power over another.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

I'm a bit of a lone wolf. I suppose as long as someone is willing to draw my foes attention from me then I shall capitalize on the situation to our mutual benefit. However, boisterous personalities are often at oddes with me.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

I suppose as a stereotypical human I wouldn't have the acceptance of mortality that brings so much certainty to my strikes, or so much surety to my decisions.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
Fire. I'll have no quarter with the reckless use of those who weild influence over such a monstrous element. I've certainly appropriated my wrath toward many for lesser offense.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
My cloak, it is both my namesake (Rathis Darkcloak) and my safety net. The ability to become ethereal is not one that I could easily turn my back on.

Liberty's Edge *

Sir Illia Smith-Wesson, Gunslinger and Knight Captain of the Silver Falcons of Andoran

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

It offered the best opportunity to get what a I needed: skills, training, and a chance to travel the world and seek my father's killers.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

My dad was a gunsmith, thus the "Smith" half of my name. "Wesson" is the Common approximation of my mother's elven name.

Some people think it's funny for some reason, though I can't imagine why.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

Andoran. I value freedom, personal or systemic, and despise slavers and those who think they own slaves.

I also cannot abide murderers. I've killed many men in a fair-fight, but murder is different. Murder is the ultimate imposition over someone's freedom. It is an abomination.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I've got my mother's hair - fire red - and her pale elven complexion. My eyes are blue, like winter ice. I think I get the smattering of freckles across my nose and cheeks from my dad.

In the field I dress in a mithral chain shirt, a motley collection of patched and worn travel clothes, a road-dusty leather coat, and an Andoren tricorn hat decorated with many trophies and trinkets from my travels.

The only difference between the field and the city is how clean my gear is. I dress as I wish, not to appease someone else's sense of style or decorum.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

I love my dad, but he's dead. It's the reason I joined the society, to gain the training and skills needed to track down his killers.

I love my mother, but we never really got along. After dad died there wasn't much reason to stay, so I didn't.

I love my "sister from another mister", Yara. We've grew up together. Our fathers were both on the same caravan and taken in by the elves at the same time. She's always looked out for my soul and I try to keep her body in one piece. Personally, I think I got the easier part of the deal.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

Slavers and those who infringe upon the freedom of others. we all must walk a path of our own choosing.

I can't stand laws and rules. They're little more than codified ways to control others.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

Yara, of course. She's the one who inspired me to join the society and has had my back more times than I can count.

In general, if I can't rely on a Pathfinder I won't work with them. Every single person I've worked with is someone I'd risk my life for, even the few who I suspect wouldn't return the sentiment.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

I've never really felt "elven", if that makes in sense. Even though I look a lot like my mother - pale skin, read hair, pointed ears - I always felt more human, like my dad. I always wished I had his dark skin and golden eyes.

I hate the idea that one race is "better" than another.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

I have no problem being by myself, but the thought of being alone, as in there being no one else in the world who cares for me or misses me when I'm not there, terrifies me.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

My gun. Well, my first gun. It's old, battered, and not particularly well-made, but it's the one I built with my dad before he died. I think he was always disappointed I didn't show much interest in following in his footsteps as a gunsmith. I was always more interested in shooting guns than making them.

I always thought dad scrapped it, but he had it with him when he was killed. One of the men who murdered him took it. I took it back and shot the bastard with it. My first kill. I won't rest till I've found out every last member of the gang and killed them all.

Liberty's Edge *

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
It beats working for a living.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
As far as I know, no one shares my name.
A Google search for the name Theconiel found no matches

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
I grew up in the desert, mostly around humans. Their lives are so short - they should never have to be enslaved. I learned quickly that the weak don't live long, even by human standards.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
I am 6' 1" tall, medium build. I have a black dragon tattoo on my left forearm. I have blue eyes and white air.
I usually wear armor (mithral chain shirt) except at social functions. I am much happier when my rapier is close at hand.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
Well, you say treasure does not count, but I do like to spend gold to buy jewelry. I am a bit of a magpie. And we must not forget ale, especially dwarvish stout and Cayleanbrew. Other elves seem to look at me askance for these preferences.
MAYHEM! I LIKE MAYHEM!

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
Slavery! Freedom is the most important thing to me. I am suspicious of anyone who wants to restrict anyone else.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
I work with whichever Pathfinders happen to be on the same mission. I still feel bad about the time I lobbed a flask of alchemist fire at a construct and hit Avol the paladin as well. I usually try to arrange a "buddy" to get opposite me against an enemy.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
I am one of the Forlorn. I prefer to avoid close friendships with humans or halflings because they die so quickly, but I am not accustomed to the company of other elves. I don't want to talk about dwarves or those little weirdos.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
I hate the thought of being unprepared. I try to have something useful in any emergency.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
Hmmm...
It's hard to say.

Silver Crusade

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
When I was initiated into the Cavalier Order, I dedicated my life to protecting the innocents from the vile things that lurk in the darkness. Pathfinder Society gave me an opportunity to expand my sphere of influence and my radius of operations. Cavalier Orders in my nation take their work seriously and they are getting the job done, but this was a chance to strike against evil on a much larger scale. I can now actively seek out lairs of the fiends with the help of capable and versatile companions and bring the battle to them.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
Earth mythology? Popular culture? What wizardry is this? I am Thaddeus Kromwell and I wear my name with pride. It is one of the few things that still connect me to some of the people I've lost in the past.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
I grew up in a little village in Lastwall. It was a good life. For a while. Lastwall is a place where a son of a farmer can become a knight, a crusader, a cavalier, someone who can make a difference, and for that, I'll always swear allegiance to Vigil and Lastwall, wherever I may roam.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
I'm not what you might call handsome. I might've been once, but I am 47 years old now, I've spent the last 30 years fighting, organizing rescue missions and charging after one monster or another. And I'm far from done. But such a life will reward you with a broken nose, cuts and bruises, and your body will be a map of scars and old wounds. Still, being just a centimeter shy of a full two meters will still leave you with somewhat of a commanding presence. My hair and moustache are still mostly black, which, some folks have been known to say, compliments my grey eyes. I wear either scaled or full plate armor, and you'd be crazy not to in my line of work. Of course, when I'm forced to skulk through the regions with hot or cold extremes, I'll modify my attire. My trusty steed Vigil – named after a city where I've learned everything I know - is always there for me to hang my steel breastplate on and don something lighter. Or warmer.

5. What do you love?
I'd say I love my work, but it's closer to the truth to say that I've almost become addicted to it. It's what keeps me going. I tried life on the farm, didn't work out. Soldiering is all I've ever been good at. I do draw some satisfaction from planting my mace on top of a demon's skull with a resounding thud. And it feels good to live to talk about it. Riding relaxes me, I guess. My mount and I understand each other perfectly. Sharing a drink after a fight with your comrades – also one of life's little pleasures. Also, I do consider myself a bit of a history buff. People think I'm a bit on the oafish side because of my constitution, but that's their loss - I actually love reading historical texts, visiting monuments and collecting artefacts from my travels.

6. What do you hate?
Creatures that derive joy from the misery of others. Thieves that take from the less fortunate. Tyrants and arrogant people. Also, I don't really like magic. Eradicating evil magic users is something of a hobby of mine, because they tend to combine all these particulars I just mentioned. Not too big on tech and science, also, but I'll not actively seek to destroy it. Siege weapons, balistas and an occassional powder keg – all good, but I'm actually drawing a line here. You won't catch me using a firearm. God forbid prancing around in some sort of self-propelled apparatus. Unless it's a ship, although I'm not too fond of them as well. Give me a hammer, a sword, a shield and a solid piece of armor and watch me go. If I have my mount beneath me, all the better.

7. Which other Pathfinders do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? A mentor? A father figure? Maybe a rival?
I can work wonders with a squad or a regiment, and that's what I was used to before I tried my hand at cooperating with Pathfinders. As long as they follow orders, I have no problem with them. I'm not above following orders myself, if they make sense, and I'll follow a good leader and a capable tactician to the gates of the Abyss.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
It was always more about my profession than my race for me. I have Chelish roots, which one can probably tell from my pale skin, and I've lived most of my life in Lastwall, but I don't think my heritage moulded me in any profound way. What I've learned during my life and my career, that's another matter entirely. My loyalty to the tenets of a Cavalier order defines me.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
I dread the day when I won't be able to be self-sufficient. My contempt towards magic, tech and science probably stems from the fact that I've earned everything I have with my own two hands. I've always been self-reliant. I don't need the favor of the gods, or the eldritch energies to define my destiny. I just need my wits, my will, my reason and my body to carve my path in this world. I wouldn't want to lose any of that, but as you can see, I won't live my life beneath a rock to protect that. I will keep throwing myself against the challenges I deem worthy, and what must happen will happen. Maybe the only thing I fear worse than losing my faculties is not doing all I can with what has been given me.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
My horse Vigil, but don't tell him I told you.

Lantern Lodge *

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1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
Sigh. I truly do not know. My master Mo-Shun-Lah assigned me to 'safeguard the interests of our order's name' by bringing me to Absalom and into the glorious service of the Lantern Lodge. However, I feel that in truth i was assigned because I stole a bottle of plum wine from him when I was 14. He has a long memory...

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
I am Mo-Shok-Nah, of the iron-arrow monastery. I am a decent arrowmaster, but a poor student of meditation. What is this Earth? do you mean for planting? I am a poor farmer, but my cousin is quite good. I can write a letter of introduction should you wish. You should know that he only speaks civilized languages, so you should probably consider how your choice of phrase in Common will translate into Tien.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
Xa Hoi, of course. My father was a tradesman, and after my complete failure in my studies, I was sold to the monastery while my elder brother was given control of the family business. I still regret my inability to comprehend fractions, as I am now forced to shoot nightmares in sewers to make my living.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
I wear the robes of my order. I shave my head, to keep my hair from becoming infested in the vermin that infest these foreign cities.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
I love the refined ceremonies of my father's tea house. Honorable service to my order, the Lantern Lodge, and Abadar, all are important to me.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
I truly dislike the bards of these lands. Their irritating music does not provide me with any morale boosting fervor. Also, gnomes.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
I enjoy working alongside whomever Amara Li believes is suitable to accompany me, even if they are Gwai lo.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
My race matters not. Only my culture, and nation's history, influence my actions. I am a breeze in the wind. Although I would have preferred to be merchant... Nevermind, we already talked of that.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
I worry from time to time that my brother might not be completely suited to the task of running our family's store. However that matters not! I have a duty to attend to. Aside from vampires, who remind me of my elementary school instructor, I fear no evil. However, I do worry that one day I will fail in my mission, and bring dishonor to the Lantern Lodge, and my order.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
My pocket watch. It was a gift from my father, given when I was sold to the Monastery. It has taken its beatings (as have I), but it still continues to function for its master.

Lantern Lodge

OOC - Haven't had the chance to play in PFS, yet, but this exercise has been great for developing my first character!

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

A deep question, to be sure. I suppose that my talent for investigation and sense of familial duty have brought me to this path. My father, Jeon-Sha Soo, is a merchant. While I am gifted in the art of negotiation, the life of a merchant did not truly appeal to me. My true passion is for ferreting out the truth and penetrating deceptions. The Pathfinder Society provides a place for me to pursue my passions and bring honor to my family and homeland.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

Jeon-Sha is my family name; my honorable father hails from Goka. Veirdrist is the name given me by my beloved mother, Seildria. From her, I have inherited keen elven perception and my gift for oration.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

I was born in Katheer, in the nation of Qadira. I lived there until I was 15 years of age, tended by my mother while my father managed his business along the trade route between Qadira and Goka. The desert was a wonderful place to grow up. I am not overly fond of cold weather.
Katheer was a fantastic place to learn from many different cultures. The abundance of learned people at the various schools made for excellent practice in reading people. The rich markets allowed me to hone my skills at bargaining and haggling.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I have been told that I combine the eastern features of my honorable father with the silvery-white hair and blue eyes of my mother. My youthful years spent in the desert nation of Qadira have left me with a perpetual light tan. I tend to favor the clothing style of my father's homeland; the silk robes are both comfortable and durable. Plus, I suppose I cut a rather striking figure in black.
I do try to keep them clean and in good repair, whatever attire I happen to be in. Prestidigitation is wonderful for that.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

I love a good mystery, and the feeling of accomplishment when I manage to cast a light upon deceptions and diversions. That it is an honorable pursuit that brings greater status to my family is an excellent side benefit.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

Hate? Well, as I said, I'm not fond of cold weather.
In a more philosophical vein, I detest duplicity and falsehood; they bring dishonor to the family, and to the community. I also detest the selfish manipulation of the law for the sake of improving one's own station at the cost of the underclassed. While the ruling class has many rights, they also have many responsibilities. They have earned the right to live in comfort commensurate with their efforts, it is true, but the abuse of the less-fortunate breeds nothing but rebellion and lawlessness. Hunger breeds malcontents.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

To be honest, I'm just beginning my term with the Lantern Lodge. I haven't been on any official missions, yet. I consider the years spent with my father on his trade runs to be some of my greatest learning experiences. He is a wise man, and it is my goal to honor him through service to the Pathfinder Society via the Lantern Lodge. Perhaps I can secure a greater legacy for future generations of my family when I decide to retire from this particular path.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

Of the half-elves that I have encountered in my travels, few shared my particular parentage. Some conformed to the morose, self-loathing stereotype. Many cleaved to one side of their heritage more strongly than the other. I grew up with the love and respect of both of my parents, and each instilled in me parts of their outlooks. From my mother, I developed a great respect for the arts. I am a singer of some small skill thanks to her. From my father, I inherited the Tian respect for tradition and family.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

I don't have any irrational fears, but I definitely do not fancy snakes. I had an unpleasant childhood encounter with a careless snake merchant. Luckily, healers were close at hand, and I survived with no long-term problems. I'd rather avoid any venomous creature, if I can manage it. I'm not an Ulfen warrior, after all.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

Wealth and possessions are fine, but to become too attached to any one thing is to ask for heartache. My most treasured possessions are the skills that I have acquired, and the lessons imparted by my honorable parents. Those can never be taken from me, and can only grow more valuable with time. They will become even greater when I can share them with others. Through me, the Jeon-Sha legacy will grow.

Grand Lodge *

Teufel, Tielfing Inquisitor

1. Why are you a pathfinder?

It is not a simple answer for a simple sounding question. Since you are fellow agents, I will tell you. Mostly, I am here to serve my Lord Mephistopheles in the search for the knowledge for him to make his contracts. What better place to find information is there? He also loves the Chelaxian information I feed him from the inside. Yes, I work with(Some would say for) the Paracountess.
I also seek the knowledge that will allow me to re-negotiate my contract with him. I love my career with him, but he doesn't care for a valued tool like he should.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

My name is Teuful. I will not give out my surname, as I do not know it myself. I suppose if I find out what devil spawned me, I might find my surname.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

I was raised in Cheliax, a tough place for one that doesn't worship Asmodeus. In case someone in that nation is reading this message, I won't reveal where I was trained. Cheliax did leave an impression on me, one that order always wins. It just changes hands sometimes.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I am a 5ft 7in tall, 190lbs large, Tiefling. I have black hair, which is of medium length. I have red-orange eyes, small horns, a maw of sharp pointy teeth, a dull red tail, and cloven hooves. My skin has a dark red tan to it.
I tend to dress somewhat low-key, typical adventurer clothing. I wear a finely made breastplate, no mater the location. I am used to the differing climates on account of my race, so I do not change for the weather. In cities, I try to hide some of the aspects of my heritage. Some people have such hatred for my kind.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn't count)

Law. Specifically, contracts. A well organized person/society functions many levels above more chaotic ones. Contracts make sure I am repaid for the healing I provide.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

Total anarchy. And demons. A person or society in total chaos will be erratic, unpredictable, and uncontrollable. Demons are the mortal enemy of Mephistopheles, and I have been trained to pursue those creatures.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

I am still a new recruit. I've yet to find a rival (Although that aasimar was looking at me funny the other day). So far, I've relied on a peculiar human name Bard. He tends to shoot the things that I want dead. However, if he doesn't wait for me to find the legal way to free those hell-blasted slaves he wants freed, I may have to add another stipulation to the next healing contract I have him sign.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

I think I am a stereotype of a Tiefling. I serve a devil, have the whole evil look, and enforce the law of Mephistopheles.
Yet I am not a pointless villain, like many of my race. I know when a law has gone too far, and I make sure I am a productive member of the society first, a self-centered devil second.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

My biggest fear is the Chelaxian government accusing me of worshiping some devil other than Asmodeus, or finding the temple. Mephistopheles would be upset at the lost tools, but I grew up with those people, and I refuse to let them die at the hands of the Hellknights, should it come to that.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

My set of Absalonian Law. Without those books, my contracts would not have the loo... I mean, terms I need. I can always sign a contract for new weapons, holy symbols, armor, or whatnot. Those books allow me to do so, however.

Note, that if any of this leaks to the Hellknights or other members of Cheliax that cannot cooperate as fellow members, I will find you.


Barney Blackfinger
Tiefling Wizard

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

Because it allows me access to greater wealth & knowledge, while providing a myriad of handy companions to stand between me and whatever is... guarding said wealth and knowledge. Since joining, I've acquired several magical items and even an artifact in addition to a healthy paycheck.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

Barney Blackfinger is the name, conjuration and illusion is the game. I'm a Tiefling, if the horns and tail didn't give it away. (Blackfinger was the last name of another Tiefling I played in 4th edition, I figure they're cousins or something)

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

Born and raised in the puddles district of Absalom. As a result, magic is more about survival to me than an academic pursuit. Also tends to effect my personality I expect. I'm more at home in a dive bar or a “temple” of Calistra than a wizard's tower and my cockey accent has annoyed more than a few upper crusted types I've come across. Additionally, growing up on the streets meant that sometimes my survival came at the price of another's. While I have no problem working as a member of a team, I wouldn't have a moral dilemma about casting invisibility and teleporting to safety when things go pear shaped.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

Pale skinned with dark reddish hair, amber horns and a prehensile tail that gets me both in and out of trouble. Mostly light robes and tight breeches, preferably no shirt unless it's cold. Gotta have something for the ladies eh? On occasion, I've been known to adapt my clothing to more hostile environments, though I'd just as soon use a spell to get the job done.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn't count)

Something of a hedonist you might say. Good drink, comfortable clothing, and... enthusiastic companionship if you know what I mean. I mostly prefer the finer sex, though I've been known to dabble. When dungeon crawling, I'm usually keeping an eye out for interesting tomes or artifacts. They say knowledge is power and it's especially true for a wizard. Plus, the Ruby Prince pays handsomely for the odd bit of information from time to time. I also enjoy using spells in creative ways outside of combat. Grease in particular has a number of humorous applications in social situations.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

I'm fairly laid back, but I to tend to get rather annoyed when someone talks down to me or assumes I'm unintelligent because of my demeanor. Just because I can hold my whiskey and spend allot of time perusing houses of ill repute doesn't make me a moron. It just means I've got my priorities straight. Assuming I'm incompetent or treating me like dirt is a quick way to get a flaming sphere up the arse.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

I tend to hop around quite a bit, rarely making any lasting partnerships. There are however, a few pathfinders I've come to know a little better and would happily work along side of. Pappy is a crotchety old bastard who foolishly prefers divine magic over arcane. Still, he's useful to have around when you're bleeding out in some gods-forsaken dungeon. Lilen is a tiefling like me, though that is where the similarities end I'm afraid. Whereas I'm charming and quite likable, she's a half mad fiend perpetually out for blood. Initially I considered her a possible target of my advances, until I heard about how she once bit an ogre zombie out of spite. I'll dip my quill in most ink pots I find, but even I have to draw the line somewhere.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

When it comes to race, you can't hope for better than a Tiefling. Sure, some of the more common peoples might see my heritage as something negative, but I shrug it off as an inability of their tiny, non-Tiefling brains failing to grasp the true majesty of this paragon of bloodlines. We can see in the dark, we have prehensile tails, and nearly every one of our females is dripping with pure sex appeal. All in all, it's probably just jealousy that makes other races distrustful. In more practical terms, I'm sure my natural affinity for darkness has influenced my arcane path. Conjuration and illusion seem like a natural choice to someone born with the ability to summon darkness at will.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

Not much. I'm of the “live fast, die hard, and leave a smoldering corpse” school of thought. On a more practical level, since my connection to arcane magic is such a large part of who I am, the thought of losing or being cut off from it is pretty unsettling. I was nearly killed a while back by a bard who blinded and silenced me. Nothing more useless than a mage who can't see or cast.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

Yes, though I doubt I'd be allowed to really go into detail on the forums here...
hmm, lets just go with spell book. Yeah, that sounds good.

Silver Crusade ****

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

I spent all of my childhood idolizing the halfling knights of the Order of the Paw. I used to hear stories of their forays into the forests, slaying bugbears and defeating even the largest opponents with their glorious armoured charge.

I served well as a squire, and was taken up in training by a group of Silver Crusade knights, heading to the Mwangi. What happened next was... difficult. I'd rather not speak of it.

When I returned, seven years later, I could not bear to join another platoon. For one thing, it was hard to place trust in my fellow soldiers, or to acquiesce to command. The Pathfinders were the last place that'd have me.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

I know not what you mean, sir. [cough, cough, yes.]

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

I lived in the agricultural outreaches of Ridonport, Taldor. Any boy who has spent any amount of time there can tell you the place glows with the legacy of General Arnisant, slayer of the Whispering Tyrant. Stories and heroism are born in that land, as well as many fine ales.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I do not really have the time for mirrors anymore. I rarely did before the time in the Mwangi. I used to be quite trim, but lately it's all gone to hell. I have a thick brown beard and wild hair. I have a cured lizard skin that I drape over my old breastplate. My pants are warm and dry, and doesn't have too many holes in them yet. I prefer to remain barefoot.

I don't think my mental image of myself and the real image fit together, to be honest. I see myself as a fair amount taller and stronger than I actually appear. I have learnt to live with that.

5. What do you love?

I like the contented silence - where nothing needs to be said, the belly is full and there are no nagging doubts. I used to experience it as I sat up in a tree, whittling a spear as the moon descended over the mangroves. I still feel it as I sit by the glass windows and check the stars are all still there over the rooftops. This experience can link us with the animals, and it's the closest way to make a connection between a steed and the riding knight.

6. What do you hate?

Greed and self-interest. Nothing destroys the world faster than someone with a destructive agenda. If half of us opened our eyes and regarded the world in it's true form and abandoned our silly agendas, we could begin fixing the place up.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

Ragnar the Witch scared me when I first saw him, but he's oddly the most kind human I've seen. At least, the most kind arcanist. He constantly reminds me of the valour of my ancestors, which is odd, as I am 90% sure most of them were Turnip Farmers.

Torgar the Paladin is a beacon of righteousness! He is always quick to dismiss the evil path, and for that, I salute him.

Telathel the elf Monk is very fast and beautiful, if not a bit gangly. She is very different to all the halfling women I've met but her efforts for the Crusade match my own.

Elesar the elven ranger is a grim and dirty sort of chap. I've heard some discouraging rumours about what he gets up to when he's not on a mission. I don't trust him at all - except when he's leading us through the wilds.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race?

I must be braver than anyone else in our group, for if the 'little man' does not flee, then they will be damned if they run first. I think the elves complain when I stop the group for tea, supper and the other pleasantries of picnics on a hike. I enjoy the halfling's leaf and partake of it if I must be alone with my thoughts. I know the ways of the farmer, and that of the simple folk, who often know far more than the nobleman up on the hill.

The world is very cruel to the smaller folk, and I hope my example can encourage more halfling lads to take up their lance.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

I am scared of House Thrune and the Hellknights. I try to be brave when they are around, but ugh. They are ghastly folks. They have lost touch with everything that is pure and right in the world. Worse yet, their example has shown me what happens when the oaths of military service overwhelm the individual. I don't think I've ever been comfortable with full armour ever since I saw them march in Absalom. Terrible people.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

I suppose you know me well enough to see the better half then. Sit very still and don't make any sudden noises.

Sir Hendricks pulls a dripping chunk of meat out of his saddle bag and lays it on the grass. A juvenile dinosaur leaps out of the bushes and becomes a red blur as it charges the meat. It lets out a rattling roar as the gore drips down it's fangs.

Down Sue! Down! Sue, roll over!

The dinosaur stops moving and regards the halfling with green reptilian eyes. It hoots affectionately and nuzzles him. Red scales turn into orange horned ridges on it's skull and spine. It's easily big enough to swallow the halfling whole if it wanted.

This is Sue! She's my partner in valour! You've heard of the Order of the Paw? Sue and I make up the only members of the Order of the Claw!

The Exchange ****

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
Besmara's luck left the crew of me last ship. Ah knew tryin' ta raid Chelish ships jus' outside th'Arch o' Aroden were bad news, but me cap'n wouldna listen. Chelish navy shows up, and ah t'was the only pirate ta get away with me life and me freedom. Just goes ta show that Besmara's listenin' to all me prayin'.

So ah hear tell that ya Pathfinderin types go 'round raidin' tombs 'n stuff fer booty all o'er Golarion. So 'stead of signin' on to 'nother pirate ship, ah figure ah'll try this raidin' on land with ye landlubbers fer a bit. Maybe save up me pennies to buy me own pirate ship, 'stead o' followin' some darn fool like me last cap'n.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
Ah hear tell thar were once a 'uman pirate name a Black Beard. Bein' a half orc, Green Beard aer a good name fer me.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
Ah travel'd a lot, even as a lad. Me pappy weren't around, and lotta folks didnae like Ma havin' a green kid, so we was kicked outta a few places.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
Big, green, and scary lookin'. Ah wear chain mail and heavy shield, wit' a cestus on m'free hand. Good at scarin' people - pirate needs ta be.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
What d'ya mean, treasure don't count??? Treasure always counts!!! Ah loves th' freedom o' th' sea, but mainly cause it lets me go a-raidin' fer more treasure! Tha's why Besmara an' me get 'long so well.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
Havin' t' follow a stupid cap'n who gets his crew captured an' killed. Next ship Ah'm on, Ah'm cap'n!!!

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
Nah, ah'm still new ta this Pathfinderin' stuff. Me only mentor is the pirate queen, Besmara. I cannae argue wit' a goddess that gi' me power t' defeat me enemies like she does.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
Ah'm a mean, green, piratin' machine. That a half orc stereotype?

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
Gettin' caught! HA!!!

10. What is your most treasured possession?
Thar ain't one thin'. Like ah said, ah just love treasure!

Silver Crusade ****

OOC: This thread needs to be revived. I've previously answered as 10 of my characters, but I'm actually up to 14 Society PCs, so I should answer with the two older ones that I never got around to, as well as the two newest. This is actually my second oldest PC, but her personality isn't quite as interesting as some of the others, so answering these questions took a little more thought.

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
My father's a Pathfinder, as a paladin. And my big sister, Catherine, who's also a paladin (see earlier post in this thread). And my younger brother, who is a... *sigh*... barbarian.

I was raised to respect the good and noble gods, but I was always more attracted to the stories of Sarenrae offering redemption to those who sought it, rather than my family's traditional patrons of Aroden and Iomedae. So I studied in the Temple of Sarenrae, and became a priestess. I decided I could do more good in the world by going out adventuring like the paladins in my family than staying home at the temple in Absalom that has plenty of clerics already, so here I am.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
My full name is Isabella Maria Victoria Brightsword, which I've heard is similar to the names from some of the cultures of that distant world, but I know of nobody else who has that full name.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
My father was a Pathfinder based in Absalom, so my family grew up there. Being able to study using the Pathfinder's library and visit the great Temple of Sarenrae in the city helped me become the woman I am today.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
I have blonde hair and blue eyes like most of my family. I think my sister, Catherine, is prettier than me, but I'm happy with the way I look, anyway. I have a mithral breastplate, buckler, and scimitar that I use when adventuring, but I also have priestly vestments and some pretty dresses that I wear, depending on the occasion.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
Helping those in need. Spreading the blessings of the Dawnflower to all corners of Golarion, and possibly beyond. My brother actually left Golarion once, and visited another planet. I'd be curious to see such a place some day.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
Seeing good people die. No offense to Pharasma, of course, as I understand the cycle of life is necessary, but I've died twice myself, and seen... oh my, I've lost count, but at least 6 other Pathfinders have died while I've been on missions with them. The fact that I've actually lost count makes me very sad.

Most were able to be revived from the dead shortly after their deaths, as I obviously was both times I visited Pharasma's realm. But there was one, a kind cleric/wizard, who I wasn't able to save, and couldn't be revived. Soon, I'll be strong enough to case the spells to save my fellow Pathfinders from death myself, so that should hopefully help me to protect my comrades in arms from meeting Pharasma too soon.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

I've worked with many good Pathfinders over the years. As I mentioned, eldest sister and younger brother are both Pathfinders, though oddly, we've never been assigned to a mission together. I suspect my father, as a retired Pathfinder and current advisor to the Society, thought it would be too difficult for us to work together and advise Venture-Captain Valsin to never assign us to the same mission.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
Humans vary so much. Are there stereotypes for our race? I have been called "typical" for a holy priestess, though, mostly from other Pathfinders who wish to torture or kill prisoners against my objections. I think if I'm called "typical" for a preistess of Sarenrae for being good and noble, and offering prisoners a chance at redemption, then it means I'm doing my job well!

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
As I said, I've seen so much death that I worry about myself and my fellow Pathfinders on missions.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
The light of Sarenrae! Where would any of us be without her blessings?

Liberty's Edge ****

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
To see the world, make my fortune, woo beautiful women, and maybe stop some evil if it happens to come up. I'm just too restless a guy to sit still for too long. This seems like a fun adventure.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
OOC: Hoshi is Japanese for star, and Daisho is Japanese, literally meaning "big-little", representing the two weapon fighting style of using a katana and wakazashi

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
I moved around a lot, in various nations of Tian Xia. I settled down in Amanandar for a bit, and even joined their militia to gain permanent citizenship. That's where I learned some of my fighting skills.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
I'm a really foxy guy. No, really. I look like a bipedal fox with reddish brown fur all over, wearing light armor, a pair of wakizashis, and some shurikens on my belt. But I'm a kitsune first, and a ninja second. None of that head to toe black outfits for me. I like to be seen, except for a few seconds here and there when I'm sneaking up on an enemy in battle.

At least, that's what I look like in a battle. I've found that in social settings, it's sometimes best to pretend to be human, which I'm quite good at.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
Voyage! Adventure! Seeing the world!

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
Ummm... Hate's such a strong word. I tend to get restless if I stay in one place too long. Like I said, I actually settled down in Amanandar for a bit, but it didn't take.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
Well, I respect Amara Li, who recruited me. I haven't seen her since she left Absalom. I haven't been back to Tian Xia in a while.

I don't have any other consistent traveling companions yet.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
I don't know about my race, but I'm certainly not a stereotypical ninja. The word "silent" isn't in my vocabulary. I've had people complain that I just won't shut up.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
Not really.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
My insanely good looks? Nah, I'm not that stuck up. Like I said, I'm a wanderer, so I tend not to get attached to places, or things.

Shadow Lodge ****

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

Heh. That question's more complicated than you'd think. Do ya want to know why I joined, why I stayed, or why I'm still here?

...

Then I guess we'll start at the beginning.
I originally joined the Society, because I was desperate. From my schooling, I knew enough about Alchemy and Chirurgey to get by, but that's not what I wanted. I mean, I left home and traveled half-way around the world, to, I don't know, live my own life.

Ya know, now that I'm saying all this, I realize how much of an idiot I really was. I could have stayed home, lived a comfortable life, not been eaten by a demon, not dragged my sister into this life, not lie awake wondering if any of the... the... ya know, I don't even remember how many people I've killed. What kind of a person does that make me?

...

I'm sorry for the digression, lets get back to your original question.

I originally joined the Society because I was broke and desperate.
I stayed because the ideals of the Shadow Lodge resonated with me, I wanted uphold the rules, and make sure those in authority upheld them as well.
Following Torch's betrayal, things got bad for me. I was only at Nerosyn to have one last party, courtesy of the Pathfinder Society. I'm guessing you know how that went.
After that, things were different for me, I had an enemy. I realized, that even though the Lodge was gone, our goals were still achievable. Even if no one else was willing to help me, I could still try to get everyone home safe.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

Name's Micheal Schwartz. Most people call be Camden. Don't know if there's anyone else with that name, don't really care.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

Grew up in Cheliax. I'm not a diabolist, if that's what you're asking, but I do believe in the importance of law and order. Without codes of conduct, we're no better than the demons.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I've got black hair, blue eyes, pretty common appearance. I generally wear plain, yet sturdy clothing, and a vest with a few pockets for medical supplies. I learned how to make potions of Endure Elements a while back, so I'm comfortable regardless of the weather. As for gear I always carry a pistol on my hip, a bandolier of ammunition on my chest, and a set of celestial armor under my clothes. If I'm expecting trouble, I've got buckler.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

My sister. She's the only family I got left, and she doesn't even know I'm still alive.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

Demons and Torch. Both should be self-explanatory.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

Met up with an Alchemist back in Nerosyn, he fished me out of a demon's stomach and brought me back from the Boneyard. I still owe him for that.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

Interesting question. Where I grew up, most of the people I ran into were humans. We had the occasional Half-Elf, Halfing, Dwarf, or Tiefling, but mostly humans. So, walking into the briefing room and seeing three aasimars, and an Oread sitting at the table, is still a bit surprising for me.

Is there really a stereotypical human? I mean, we're literally everywhere.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

Yes. You asked if I had fears, the answer is yes.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

My gun. Made it myself, it's saved my life more times than I can count.

Dark Archive

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
To find out how to break a pact with a demon that my great-grandfather made. This thing is bound to me, and I'd like to get rid of it forever, and make sure that it doesn't stay bound to my bloodline. I'd like to be able to have kids one day without them having a demon screaming at them in Abyssal all night.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
My first name is Orcish; my last name is Varisian. Guess so.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
I grew up in Varisia. It made me who I am today - growing up on the streets of Riddleport led me to Rathul, and he's the one that took an interest in me and sponsored my membership to the Sczarni and taught me about magic, and how to control some of Garrosh's worst tendencies.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
I've got the dark skin and bestial features of my orcish blood, though some of the skin tone comes from my other parent - I'm guessing she must have been Varisian, but didn't stick around long enough for me to know. I'm mostly wearing armor - leathers, with quite a few metal studs and spikes. I've found them useful when people try to grab me. This is what I wear most of the time, but if I'm not expecting trouble I'll usually wear nicer Varisian clothes - breeches, a nice, loose shirt, and a bandana. I've got a pair of reading glasses if I need to read something.

Garrosh, my demon, looks mostly like a lion with black fur, flaming eyes, and a mane that burns like coals.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
Treasure has never meant much to me - it's just the illusion of security. I love my brothers, well, Rathul's sons. I lived with them for a few years, after Rathul found me living on the streets and decided to trust me.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
My demon. This thing doesn't leave me alone, wants me to hurt people. You should be glad you don't hear the things he says in my head. And, I suppose, my great-grandfather for binding me to it.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
Rathul was a Pathfinder too, and he inspired me to become one. He figured there was a good chance they'd be able to help me get rid of this demon, once I'd made enough friends in the organization. I didn't have the money to buy my way into one of those fancy mage schools anyway, and maybe once I'm a well-respected Pathfinder they'll help me out and I can get rid of Garrosh once and for all.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
I know I'm not the only half-orc to have been abandoned in Riddleport. We mostly stay away from each other, though - stay away from everybody. I guess if I wasn't an orc I wouldn't be cursed with this demon bound to me, since my great-grandfather was an orc himself, and he made the deal.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
Hah! Nah, not afraid of anything... out here. When I sleep, Garrosh shows me things. Where he's from. Hunts me in my dreams. So, I guess, sleep.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
I try not to get attached to things. Maybe the key to Rathul's home. I don't get back there as much as I should, and it's not even his home anymore. One of my brothers - well, Rathul's sons - owns the place now that the old man has gone to the Boneyard.

Sovereign Court *****

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

To gain fame and power, and restore some glory to the name Henderthane.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

My surname especially is a name with some pedigree in Cheliax. My family, the Henderthanes, were once the primary arms suppliers of House Thrune. The misfortune that has fallen on the primary patriarch of our House and his offspring is one of the reasons I joined the Pathfinder Society. My father raises mounts for the Chelish army, and is one reason that my training started as a cavalry soldier, and he still helps send me a new mount when something happens to my current one. I have since joining the society added many titles to my name including: Marquise of Taldor, Hellknight of the Order of the Chain, and Eagle Knight of Andoran. I plan to one day add Venture-Captain to my growing list of titles.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

Cheliax, my early education was provided by the Church of Asmodeus. My education has influenced my desire to join the Hellknights greatly, as well as influencing my world views on many points.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I am a beautiful Cheliaxian woman of average height and weight with fiery red hair and green eyes. I am most commonly found wearing my blood-red Hellknight Plate, though it sometimes appears without its spikes or as a wonderful evening gown, as it is glamoured. I also wear a lavish gold unholy symbol of Asmodeus. I also enjoy wearing my extremely fashionable noble's finery when in a more relaxed environment. Much of my wardrobe is designed to work with my very lovely boots of the cat.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

I love myself first, my fame second, and power third. I also love seeing fear in my enemies eyes, and lust in the eyes of those that might enjoy my company.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

I hate losing, being shamed, or having to flee. I hate when people don't acknowledge my breeding and my deeds. I hate being dirty or un-presentable, though Zarta has recently given me something to help with this.[/i[

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

[i]I have many stanch allies that I have worked with during my time as a pathfinder. First Zarta has brought me in and provided many opportunities for increasing my fame and prestige, and I have repaid her with rescue from Hell. Rarty a mystic thurge has accompanied me on many missions and we have certainly enjoyed our time afterward as well, though I find it strange that she seems to always want to include my horses in such activities. She saved my life in perhaps my most difficult encounter to date, by making a mighty sacrifice. Most of those I work with don't really respect me as much as I would expect, but they have proven to be stanch companions many times.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

I was raised to believe that humans are the most deserving of respect and have lived much of my life with this belief, though many of my companions in the Society have proven to be stanch allies despite their often less than pure blood.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

My biggest fear is being forgotten. I worry about not being remembered after I die, or suffering a pointless death without glory.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

My most treasured possession is my life, but after that it would be my command of Fangwood Keep. Physical possesions that I treasure include my shield, Glorymane, my Hellknight Plate, and my Knight-Inheritor's Ring (a gift from my beloved Paracountess).

Silver Crusade ****

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
It was a long road to joining the society, and one I'd never planned to take. I spent my youth training to follow in my father's footsteps, patrolling the edges of the Kyonin forest known as the Tanglebriar. As part of our training, many of us were sent to the edge of the Worldwound in order to serve as scouts while learning more of the demonic threats facing this world. At the end of a few decades we would return to Kyonin to take our place at the Tanglebriar, and putting our learning to use. Unfortunately, this is not how my life played out. The crusader city of Drezen, where I was undertaking my training was attacked and taken by demons. In my fear, I did not return from my patrol to join the city, instead, I fled to Mendev, a shame I've lived with for almost a century. In that time I've moved from profession to profession and country to country...but I've never been able to find any place to distance myself enough from the failings of my youth. Although I am no longer worthy of the title of crusader, and organization of thugs, grave robbers, and slavers is willing to take the fight to the demons, perhaps they can be my path to redemption.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

Galrandaedir roughly translates in the Taldan tough spoken by most humans as the light that walks in shadow. Most humans typically shorten the name to Galran, something I've come to accept, especially as it gives me some distance from my name of the past.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
I grew up in Kyonin among my people, and training to become one of the wardens of the Tanglebriar. The knowledge I have of demons and my hatred of them both started in my time there. However, compared to human timeframes, I have "grown up" many times, having almost a century between me and my childhood in Kyonin. I've spent many years in placed like Cheliax, Andoran, Qadira, the northlands, and Abselom, and each place has left a mark on what I am today. For example, I've embraced the values of freedom espoused by the Andorans, which has put me at odds with peoples of Cheliax and Qadira on many occasions.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I am told that although the black of my hair is a trait of my family, it isn't all that common among the elves of Kyonin. However, I've heard many say that my green eyes mark me as an elf of the woodlands.

I pack extremely light in my travels. What I can not fit in my quiver or my belt pouch, I will just need to learn to live without, finding what I need to provide for myself along the path. I wear a mithral breastplate for battle, and since being knighted and holding rank with the Andorans, I can often get away with wearing my armor as part of a "uniform" on more formal occasions, which actually ended up being very fortunate at a wedding once.

5. What do you love?

Freedom in it's many aspects. I've been free to travel the world for almost a century. I strive to bring this freedom to others, whether it be slaves under the foot of a nation, or a nation under the foot of demons. I always will have a place for the underdog and the disadvantaged.

6. What do you hate?

Demons is the obvious answer, and one that I don't need to go into in depth.

Whoever said that the enemy of my enemy is my friend is a fool. Unfortunately, there are many fools in the pathfinder society... fools who believe that bringing the devil worshipping slavers of Cheliax into the fold is a boon to the society. Corruption, even among those who fought for higher ideals was the greatest enemy of the Mendevian crusades. In the Cheliax, corruption is obvious, and they foolishly cavort with beings far more powerful than themselves, believing that they are equals. Much like corrupt men are the biggest enemy of the crusades, the pathfinder society openly courting the corrupt invites it's own downfall.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

I've found pathfinders to be a rather unreliable lot overall. Most seem less interested in stopping an evil from doing harm, and more interested in stripping the corpse of the foe we stopped, along with their victims. Were it not for the need for these soldiers in the campaign against the demons, I'd more likely be fighting against them than with them.

Of particular note is the large number of Cheliax, and especially devil-spawn that are numbered among the society. I've even found myself fighting alongside a hellknight on several occasions. He seems to believe all the propaganda of Cheliax at face value, showing the naivity that I find common among those indoctrinated by the Cheliax...fine tools for the archdevils...a danger to the rest of us.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most elves?

Due to the lenght of my life, I've seen much more in this world than most humans get the chance. I've lived half my life away from my people, so I've been influenced as much by others as by my homeland.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

At Drezen, a demon was not likely what you would see that would bring your doom...it was the insects. Locusts and Wasps blackening the whole horizon, swarms of sizes likely never seen away from the Worldwound. I can still see how the vile things would cover a man and rip the flesh from his bones. For some reason, even when I got away from the Worldwound, from Absalom to Osirion, swarms of these things still plague me to this day.

However, my greatest fear is that when the time I have a chance to redeem myself arrives, I will repeat my actions of Drezen, running in fear as others die to the evils of the Abyss.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

I still wear the crusader's cross from when I searved at Drezen, although very few would ever know it. Some day, it will identify my body. Perhaps word will get back to my people and my family, and hopefully, I will have done enough honor to my name to outweight the shame of Drezen.

Grand Lodge

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
The pay grade is significantly better then a normal town guardsmen and my skills aren't questioned based on what's between my legs...

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
Just run of the hill human names as far as I know.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
*Insert generic human town and culture here >.>*

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
I keep my brown hair in a long, tidy, braid to keep it out of the way. I have a standard guards mace, sword and crossbow to be ready for anything. Before I started adventuring I got spikes attached to my shield to give my bashes a bit more oomph. Thanks to payouts from the Pathfinder Society I've recently purchased some master-worked full plate which is quite an improvement on my shabby old guards scale mail.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
Smashing low life scum in the face then clapping them in iron to take back to the captain of the watch.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
Low life scum, crime bosses, drug rings, extortionist etc etc. Oh, and crocked captains that don't pay me...

Also that damn "colour spray" or whatever spell. It's got me twice so far...

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
In my adventures so far I've made friends with a lizard-druid named Rakshada. Her healing abilities and sharp claws have proved helpful more then once.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
I think I'm stereotypical guard more than anything. You're dodgey until proven good in my books and I'm not above using my intimidating demeanor to get my way. I don't consider myself racist, anyone can be a crook, but elves seems so lofty and snobby and that gets on my nerves.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
I'm most scared of a knife in the kidneys from some crook I'm put away.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
As of recently my shiny new full plate! Also my customized shield. Most important to me is my braid which I think shows I can bash skulls with the best of them but still retain the some of my womanly dignity.

Silver Crusade *****

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1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

After being with a dragon for all of my childhood, it seemed the best way to intergrate myself into the world.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture? *scratches head* I guess going "Uh Oh" when informed of impending fatherhood is a culture thing.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

I grew up within a dragon's lair in the plains somewhere. I have been influenced by what Konaladin has taught me.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I have a pig's snout for a nose, one pointed ear with the other having fur on it and flopping in my brown, stringy hair. Tusks jet out from my mouth, lower and upper, and I have one blue eye and one green eye. My hands are bigger than normal, I have way to much on my chest that I have to have my armors and clothes adjusted, and one foot is bigger than the other, always have to by two pairs of shoes, one of each size. I also wear light armor, though that will change over my carreer.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

Being me.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

Preconceptions on one's looks, racial bigotry, and dumb arse questionares that ask stupid questions.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

I am early on my carreer, but I depend on my fellow Pathfinders to be team members instead of gun ho show offs that try to outshine everything and everyone else.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

My race has influenced my own trails. My mother, Oomph, is a Mongral Person while my *ahem* father, Grog, is an Half-Orc. The result is rathor unique, though I consider myself to be an Half-Orc with very little left of the human side. How am I different? Just look at me -=*Snort*=-

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

I am mostly scared of relating to other people, having been with a dragon for most of my life thus far. My biggest phobia is being alone. I want to take in life and share it with my fellow compatriots.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
My sense of humor.
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Grand Lodge **

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
My circus act didn't go as well as planned; enlisting in the Society seemed a step better than begging.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
As far as I know.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
Varisia. Folks don't properly appreciate a good fox-man acrobatics act. Clearly I'm beyond them.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
Gorgeous red fur; I won't touch human-form unless I have to. I wear light armor and fabulous clothes (gaudy entertainer's outfit) wherever I go. If I get dirty, well, that's what prestidigitation is for.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
My twin sister Reese, my glorious canine grace, and my rapier. The rapier matches my sister's, and is the only significant possession I still had when we finally gave up on the circus and joined the Pathfinders.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
Missions in sewers and other nasty places. Also, non-kitsune who don't fully appreciate the glory and beauty of such a form can be a bit grating, though I don't know if I'd say I "hate" them.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
My twin sister Reese and I like to coordinate. I'll dash out behind a foe (tumbling at +25 at 5th level), then we'll do some synchronized stabbing. (She readies an attack, I tumble to flank, then we both attack with Precise Strike.)

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
I've only met a couple of other kitsune; none quite as fantastic as myself, but at least better than all the baldhides.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
Getting stuck in human form. O_O

10. What is your most treasured possession?
See above about my trusty rapier. It got even more "treasured" when I spontaneously lost my ability to reliably cast spells without grasping it. :/

Sovereign Court ****

Wow, Rixis. I can't imagine why those Varisians wouldn't want to see your acrobatics act. That sounds AMAZING!!!

Maybe when I get an actually Barony and castle and stuff to go with my Taldan title of Baron, I could hire you to come and perform in my court. That would be fun!

Scarab Sages **

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
As a Heretic of Nethys, my personal goal is to find rare and unusual magic in the world. PFS is a nice legal way to do this...

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
I've used the handle "Cascade" since 1986 and the early days of Star Trek and the "cascade effect" of multiplying energy. (not the soap as sooo many people always seem to point out).

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
Born in Varisia I moved into the Acadamae and have ended up tomb raiding ever since.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
Trim build. Black and white cloak and robes, with lots of books and wands. It rarely changes.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
Magic - unusual - like the stuff from other planes. Just to see it and feel it..something completely different.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
Government and politics

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
I rely on the PFS to supply the required physical might to hold back the hordes...an btw, Torch has not been the most up front person with me.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
As a human, I feel that I am always racing against time and that inevitable outcome.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
Really - Dragons - flying, breathing fire, grabbing and dropping people...it just always seems to run bad when an intelligent dragon is a foe.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
As a wizard - my spellbook. Otherwise my Pathfindre Pouch - it seems like I'm always being searched for something....

The Exchange *****

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

I preferred stabbing people to beating them up. "Uncle Guaril" said the Society might be a better fit for me than in the family.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
Earth?

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
I grew up mostly in Riddleport. Maybe it's just my Undine nature, but I developed a love for good, clear, open water (much unlike Riddleport's filthy harbor.) I hope to one day own my own ship and perhaps esablish myself as one of Riddleport's Lords.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
Well, the blue skin and fins kind of give me away as an Undine. I wear loose clothes that don't get in the way of swimming. They generalyl suit me in most climates. Glittering cities? Most cities I've visited are of the run-down sort.

5. What do you love?
Clear, open water.

6. What do you hate?
Foul, mucky or contaminated water.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
Well, there is "Uncle Guaril". Among field agents I don't like to reply on any one person too much.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
I've never met another Undine to "compare notes" as you might say. I suppose my love of water comes from that aspect of me.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
Deserts. I don't see how people could possibly live with that little water.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
My mithral dagger. It's not a heirloom or anything, It's just done a lot of stabbing for me.

Scarab Sages **

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1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
*narrows eyes thoughtfully*

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
*face takes on an inscrutable expression*

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
Growing up in Osirion made me glad I can cast create water.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
I dress somewhat sparingly, though currently I'm resigned to the need to wear armor. Once I gain enough power, however, I intend to rid myself of the burden.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
Knowledge.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
Brutishness, vanity, foolishness, pettiness.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
I rely heavily on all of my colleagues in combat; I make up for it when circumstances call for something more cerebral than "hit it until it stops moving".

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
*regards you pensively*

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
*smirks slightly*

10. What is your most treasured possession?
Information.

Dark Archive ***

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

I don't believe it's any of your business - my reasons are my own. But you insist? Very well. I'm in it for the same reasons as anyone else - gold, girls, and glory. What? That's not a very satisfying answer? Well, that's what you get for asking, isn't it?

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

My name? Erasmus is a fine name, one I inherited from my great-grandfather. And the Ravensdales have been part of the aristocracy for seven generations! In fact, I should be asking whether anyone in popular culture is named after -me-! I pulled the names from Gary Gygax's Extraordinary Book of Names, because they seemed suitable pompous and old-fashioned. If either of them feature in popular culture, I was unaware.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

I grew up in Taldor, the land of my father, and his father, and so forth. Life as 'minor' nobility is quite comfortable, and I was easily able to secure a scholarship at the Rhapsodic College - being the second son allowed me a certain amount of freedom to do as I wished. I learned to act, and learned to fight, but I soon realized I had more... unique talents that would be better served elsewhere. Still, I have every confidence that Taldor will return to the glory it once was.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

Acting is a rather rigorous exercise, and as such I'm in fine physical form. I have the strong jaw of my father, and the bright eyes of my mother (Desna rest her soul). I keep my beard well-trimmed, my hair combed, and my cravat neatly pinned. I prefer darker shades of blue and burgundy (though rarely at the same time), but I recently... acquired these marvelous cuffs that allow me to change my clothing with a thought. Forests, deserts and sewers? No longer a problem for me. As for the glittering cities? Well, a creature is usually suited for its natural habitat, and I am no exception. Erasmus is a dandy who recently bought sleeves of many garments.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

A good secret. I find there's nothing quite as thrilling as being privy to something no-one else knows - even if you have to make sure you're the only one.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

I despise the Kelish. They're arrogant, dim-witted, and underestimate the strength of Taldor. It will be their undoing. I've never met an elf I liked, either.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

Cal. He's quick-witted fellow, able to think on his feet, and blends spell and sword even better than myself. However, he needs to learn to keep his mouth shut when it's appropriate. But, he's a good man, if a little selfish, and he will aid me in restoring our glorious home to its former glory.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans?

As a human, I know my presence will never be particularly remarkable - something I am sure to use to my advantage. I find humans hard to stereotype, though I've been told I'm typical of the Taldan aristocracy. That poor fellow's ear will never be the same.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

I fear little, and what little I fear is none of your concern. Though I do worry about losing my title - reputation is everything, after all.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

My sword. It's a Maheto blade, and it's served me well. I've carried this sword with me many years, and I'll never find a more faithful companion.

Liberty's Edge

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
It keeps me occupied and out of trouble. More than anything, though. I'm a pathfinder so I can help others be free and happy. I want to do good.

2.Do you have a name and surname that isn't a rip off?
My name is Miji Podidunk. I am awesome.

3.Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
For a long time, the farming village I grew up in was under the control of the Grand Lodge, but due to diplomatic poisoning and treason, the Cheliax took over. When this happened, all innate magic users, including myself, were kidnapped to be used for experimentation and weapons of mass destruction, tearing me away from my girlfriend/fiancee.

4.What are you wearing? What do you look like?
I have a light yellow/orange skin and green hair that become blood red when I am angry or casting particularly powerful magic. I wear a simple blouse and leather armor. I wear my blanket around my neck like a cape or cloak because it's functional and cosy.

5. What do you love?
My fiancee, Naomi Lymora. I love freedom, and fire, and birds, and the rush of using magic to make someone evil hurt.

6. What do you hate?
People who are judgy, especially of a specific race, gender, or sexuality. I also hate people who use people, slavers, and getting wet while still clothed. That sensation sucks. I also hate it when people make fun of my deafness, though I never hear them.

7.What other pathfinders do you rely on?
I know few, and I consider myself self reliant. I'm afraid I don't know enough people to say I have any friends.

8.How does your race influence your views?
I'd say I'm a pretty stereotypical gnome. I'm spunky, kind, lighthearted, agreeable, optimistic, and sort of a pyromaniac. One thing that does make me different is that I am homosexual, which unnerves most races.

9.What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
I'm afraid that I'll be enslaved or jailed again. I got in a lot of trouble as a child, not to mention the enslavement by the Cheliax. I'm also afraid of pitch darkness, as sight is something I've depended upon a lot as someone who is deaf. I'm also terrified that the Cheliax will someday rule, or that I'll lose my fiancee.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
My engagement ring. I can just look at it's big, shiny beauty and be reassured that the light is always with me, and my Naomi is always waiting for me back in Andoran.

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Ibnatus rogue extraordinaire
1. My talents were being wasted and my name not herald before my tiefling heritage.

2. To my knowledge Ibnatus is a novel name.

3. Andoran, my birthplace. Perhaps in any other nation I would still be a common pickpocket

4. My armor is light and my clothes dark green. The better question however is how did you see me?

5. I love helping younger pathfinders and proving my abilities in my trade. Whether it be babysitting some lower tier of pathfinders to make sure they all enjoy their mission to help out the society or taking on Rune Lords to save humanity, my skills will always prove useful.

6. Things with ambiguous anatomy. Where the heck do I stick the pointy end?

7. Everyone of my teammates can and are a huge asset. Even just having a knife in hand and standing in the right spot makes you more useful than you could even imagine. Anything extra that you do beyond that is a plus.

8. I don't make any claims to being a lawful person, but my race has led me to becoming a pathfinder in the hopes that people will not judge me. This stigmata surely keeps me (somewhat) inline.

9. I'm afraid that one day I will be spotted.

10. The pathfinder society.

Scarab Sages *

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
Father wished me to keep an eye on the Orsiani faction, so I joined the pathfinders at his request.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
Auranix Suncaller

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
I grew up in Orsirian, under the watchful eye of my father

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
I wear armour, at all times. For one does not know when trouble may begin. Though I do not sleep in my armour, but I still keep my blade close at hand.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
The great and mighty metallic dragons, and Apsu, the god whom I serve

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
Dathak, Werewolves

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
I have run many missions from the orders of the Decemverit, always alongside a galtian elf.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

I am Aasimar, but it has less influence on my views than my upbringing does.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
I fear nothing. In Apsu's blessing there is nothing I cannot do, and I will not fail

10. What is your most treasured possession?
My holy symbol

Grand Lodge ***

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1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

My brother got mixed up with some unsavory folks back in Alkenstar. I got him out, but not without owing some huge favors to those same unsavory folks. I left Alkenstar after that, and made my way as a bounty hunter for some time before they decided to collect on those favors. I ended up spending a good bit of time with some folks from the Society on an expedition, and for my part, earned a field commission. Never had the heart to tell them that I was helping smuggle Sczarni goods in through their shipments. I try to keep to the straight-and-narrow, but every so often, Guaril Karela comes by with another "favor" that I owe to keep little brother out of harm's way. I take no joy in it, but family comes first.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

Georgina Wilhelmina McLintock. Though, I prefer Widdershins.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

Born and raised in Alkenstar. I know they don't really, but it seems like every machine has a personality. And I've always been good at talking to them, figuring out what they want. I love the smog and the engine grease. I love the smell of gunpowder. I love all the little clockwork devices. I can take anything apart, and usually put it back together again. Sometimes it works better than it did before.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I'm not the cleanest of folks. I'm often covered in engine grease, lubrication and gunpowder residue. I've got a good set of wellies when I've got to trudge through the much, and a light duster when work takes me to hotter climes, but for the most part, it's a waxed duster, breeches, shirt and vest that don't get washed half as often as they ought to.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

My little brother comes first, but after him, I love getting my hands dirty with some greasy bit of gadgetry.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

Being searched. Guards and their grubby hands, and not a one of them knows a damn thing about how to safely handle a firearm.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

I've not had the privilege of sharing expeditions with many folks more than once, but there's a couple fellows back in Thornkeep that I'm quite fond of and would love to see again if ever my travels take me back that way.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

I guess that I'm on the curious side. Sometimes I just have to know what makes something "tick," even if that might land us in a spot of trouble.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

Guaril Karela. He's not a nice man. I'm afraid that one day, he'll ask me to do something that I just can't do. I'm not sure where that will leave little brother and me.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

My gun. I built her and she's been with me for a long time. She's gotten me out of trouble more times than I can count. Sometimes she's not in the best of moods, and well, who isn't, but I know how to push her when need be and she hasn't failed me yet.

Grand Lodge ****

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

To collect knowledge and connections for the express purpose of bringing order and good to the country of Geb.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

My given name is slightly derivative if you look at it that way, but is also one I have made my own.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

I was born of Geb. Although born isn't exactly the word to use. An infant taken as treasure by an undead roving party, altered to more magically attuned, and formed to be a weapon of Geb. I threw off the shackles of oppression that the nation had put on me, destroyed the guards, and escaped with my new found intelligence. I was taken in by the temple of Nethys, and encouraged to embrace his more gentle aspects, and use that kindness to accomplish my ends.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I like the wonders magic can create, and the beauty of life natural. I wear robes of moderate value, although occasionally I can be known to be in the guise of an armored warrior of massive strength, in order to throw off my foes, and direct attention elsewhere when subterfuge is required on my part. I can also be found in simple traveling clothes when it is pragmatic. When necessary, I use magic to clothe myself in decadent robes, although I find such a practice a bit unseemly.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

I love knowledge. New knowledge is always precious, and thinking of a way to use it towards a peaceful and constructive end should be the paramount concern of any being capable of foresight.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

I hate undeath. It's shackles and the corruption it causes are terrifying. Some glorify the rebirth, but it is nothing but a shell of life, a violation of the natural order of things. When driven to great need I understand the use, but as a means to create engines of war, torture souls, and to extend the existence of those who crave more than they ever deserved.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

I have a competent group of friends to work with. Among them is a certain Princess whom I end up saving rather often, to my eternal irritation and the displeasure of all around. But she is an asset, quite impressed with her ability to talk down men and women of stature. A very cautious halfling and his dragon companion are the first to charge into battle, while our sailor makes sure they stay alive with healing magics, backed up by powerful enchantments and summoning techniques.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

I view things from the lens of an experiment released into the world. I wasn't raised like normal humans, so the intricacies of social contracts are not privy to me. I tend to think from a much more logical side, but my companions are important to me, and life is precious when you do not believe in undeath, so protecting them sometimes gets the better of my self-preservative tendencies.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

I fear my allies being turned against me with the slavery of undeath. If I cannot save them, they will be annihilated so that they cannot be turned against us, although with the ability to transport us far distances quickly that is less of a problem now.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

My Staff is the legacy of my arcane prowess, but my most prized possession has to be a barstool that a friend who past once owned. He passed, and turned into a ghoul while I adventured with him. Once he slew the yeti as a corpse, I had to destroy him with my own power. It was a horrifying moment for me, one that I may never be allowed to forget.

Grand Lodge *

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

I joined the Pathfinder Society to collect adventures and adventurers worthy of story and song. There are only so many ways to sing about hunting linnorms.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

My name is Yngve Karlssenn, because my fathers name was Karl. It's a traditional Ulfen naming convention.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

I grew up in the Land of the Linnorm Kings, Kalsgard in particular. At only 6 feet tall, I grew up the smallest of my brothers, even my sister is 6'1". This circumstance forced me to be quicker and more clever than my peers. I was a small child when gift for song displayed itself, and my father would bring me to the long halls to entertain the gathered. It is quite a sight to see a young child sing traditional Ulfen drinking songs.

Instead of learning to wield swords and shields I mastered the arts archery and the arcane.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

I maintain my hair and beard in long braids of blonde. That seems popular with the ladies. I prefer to dress in outfits made supple leathers, purple and black in color, accented with furs.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

I love meeting new adventuring partners and learning what makes them special, as this is where the best tales are from.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

I hate one dimensional adventurers. They are boring and no one wants to hear a song about the charismatically challenged, wisdomless, intelligence lacking idiot who destroys things. The best heroes help their parties in and out of battle.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

My greatest epic, my masterpiece, will be the chronicle of the adventures of Jottun, the Mauler of Titans, the Gnome of Barbarity from the North...

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

I believe that growing up as an anomaly among my own people has fostered a sense of acceptance towards the many other races I have met. We all have out strengths and weaknesses. The stories would be boring if all the characters were the same.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

I am most afraid of being swallowed whole without a dagger to fight my way out... again.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

My most treasured possessions are my chain of concert halls, Yngve's Linnorm Theatre, currently established in Absalom, Nerosyan, and Katheer. It is at these places that the bards will share their tales, for a tale is incomplete until it is shared with others.


1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

Money. Plain and simple. I used to be about ideals when I fought in the shield wall in the Hornwood Brotherhood. *stares moodily into the distance*

That was before my unit was wiped and I turned sellsword, or whatever you call a solo phalanx soldier. *spits on the ground*

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

Vexan. Vex to my friends, if i had any still living. Some of your questions don't make sense. Earth?

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

Nation? Who cares? I kill for money. There's no place my skill ain't in fashion. Orins Mercenary Company is my Nation. I don't know where Cold Mountain is on a map anyway. People who read too much cant be trusted in my experience.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

*narrows eyes suspiciously* what are you, somekind of fruit? Ask again and you get my spear in the face... and not the one I think you fancy. Besides, im right here aint I. Tall, muscular, burned Brown by the sun.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

Blood and fire, sweat and the assurance of my brother in arms at my side. And, of course, treasure. I hav e tje question the manhood of someone who doesnt value gold.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

Cowards and long speeches.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

I dont rely on anyone. They rely on me.

This question insinuates weakness. Are all mem as womanly where you are from? Who teaches your children to kill, the women?

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

I am man. We rule the known world. I make no apologies. I met a weird elf once.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

Holy hell, man! Have you no pride?! What kind of questions are these. I fear nothing, save perhaps more of these simpering inquiries.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

My bladed belt. When I am not tripping my foes I like turning it into an axe to smash my foes in the face. That death grimace is pure comedy! *laughs uproariously and slaps nearest person on the back... hard.*

The Exchange ****

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

other than the great dental? the ability to make contacts .. and gold but mostly the gold

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

umm is Donkey Kong county still popular?

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

well I refuse to call the country that I hail from anything other than new k.roolia others including my family call it Qadira. Other than making me naturally better than everyone else I would have to say no.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

well I am rather good looking as far as my personal style would be concerned mostly a nice comfy trench coat and pants with a nice chain shirt under lacing oh and cant forget the hat

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

hmm considering you are taking the good ones I would have to say boats and the open sea.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

what about a lack of dark vision .HA! on a some what serious note Andorans (they have something against very profitable trades), Osirion and their resistance against becoming part of new K.Roolia, oh and Taldor for similar reasons. Honorable mentions go to lawful stupid people, any mission Zarta briefs, oh and giving things away for free.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

well I have a few that I rely on but honorable mentions to clerics and oracles for enduring my constant disease catching both in and out of scenario missions.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

I would dare say that I am not even human but some sort of swashbuckling deity

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

losing all my gear and money is a big one but I would have to chalk it up to a failed will or fort save making me give them over freely to some sort of charity or worse a orphanage.

also I really hate monkey/ gorillas

10. What is your most treasured possession?

my boat full of gold bwahah easiest question asked so far

Scarab Sages *****

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1. Why are you a Pathfinder?

SOMEONE needs to look after the poor critters pathfinder keep sending to their doom, and unfortunately it doesn't seem to be the pathfinders that dare to call themselves the animals "friends". No armor, no protective spells, they're sent blindly into rooms, traps, and left behind when people run away. That is not how you treat your friends.

2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?

Ermm.. next question please.

3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?

Lands of the Linnorm Kings, near Grungir forest. I think having two little brothers that were werewolves taught me not to assume that just because something is angry and growly now that they're always like that. If you have a little patience, wait, and catch someone in a better mood its like they're a completely different person. Many of the local animals seems scary too, until you get to know them.

4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?

5 foot 4 farmers daughter type, light skin and pink hair. (Some of the local gnomes thought it needed more color). Usually wearing Leaf armor barding stylized like yellow fall leaves, but I'll vary it to match the season and terrain. Sleeves of many garments let me dress for any occasion and thats a good thing, because I never know where I'm being sent on any particular day.

5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)

Traveling, seeing new places and most of all meeting and cuddling new and interesting animals. I don't know why people get so angry when they barge in on something in its nest and can't figure out WHY it wants to eat them. They really need to learn how to say I'm sorry and work out their differences without getting violent. Just because something has 8 legs or is made out of slime doesn't mean they don't have feelings.

6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)

People treating their animal friends like anything BUT a friends.

7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?

Anyone that can hit things hard. I can't make friends with everything... demons and devils and undead usually need a good thwacking. And unless I call up a big animal friend in advance I have no way of hurting them.

8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?

Most humans seem to think that anything that isn't more or less human needs to die the second it looks at them funny.

9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?

sh.. shadows!

10. What is your most treasured possession?

Holds up a mammoth goad with a soapstone end carved to look like a raven Mammoth backscratcher. I also have this holds up an unholy symbol of lamashtu that the nice man with the spiders gave me.

Dark Archive ****

1. Pathfinders are dearly in need of law.
2. No and yes Meri Doc - the happy doctor of law. Not to be confused with Meriadoc a simple knave.
3. Absolom, gave me cosmopolitan outlook but the rampant crime in the puddles detracts somewhat.
4. All of 3'tall, in striking mithril full plate. Riding a dog painted and shaved (disguised) as a hell hound. He even breathes fire (when I cast burning hands)
5. Who not what - Zarta and time on the rack Thursdays! Psst she loves me more than you.
6. Crime
7. I rely on Robin my sidekick as part of the damnation duo. I am Zartaman. He keeps denying it, but he joined cheliax from the shadow lodge.
8. I regard the talls as weak. Especially if they don't bring their own healing resources and demand I pay for their lack of armor. Ha! Funny talls.
9. A world without Zarta's love. She keeps promising to run away with me, but I just can't locate that second blue moon tuesday on a proper calendar.
10. I have several liberated objects from a certain embassy in Absolom. But a used set of clothing from the outer planes is simply priceless. Yet officially Zarta's rubly lenses (eyes of the eagle) are my most official and visible gift.

Dark Archive ****

1. Why are we pathfinders Bob? You're the Pathfinder Ogre I'm merely the fight promoter.
2. I doubt you'd find Bob and Ogre Dolon in any book...we like to keep it that way.
3. Bob's from Varisia, Ogre's from Celestia. Our backgrounds make the perfect odd couple.
4. Bob's clad in a pure white Tuxedo with 1-6k of diamonds or rubies on the lapels (depending on how that roll fares each day.) Ogre wears his wrestling tights.
5. Ogre likes to fight evil. Bob likes to participate in certain infernal liasons.
6. Demons - They don't belong here.
7. We have and rely on each other.
8. As a half elf I go along to get along. Ogre fights the good fight, whenever he can.
9. Ogre - what is fear bob. Bob - my constant state of alert to ever present danger. Ogre - so its kind of like peanut butter - it sticks with you. Bob - Yes Ogre fear is like an emotional peanut butter.
10. My most treasured possession is my rod of splendor (for making my weekly fighting ring & buffet).

The Exchange

1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
-The Challenge. I seek to prove my mettle in the forge of battle!
2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
-Not that I know of. It's fairly descriptive, however.
3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
-I was raised in the Cinderlands, where I was taught by my father the way of the blade.
4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
-People say I am tall. They are simply too short for their own good. When not in my armor, I wear what the Taldans deem "proper clothing", simply because it's more comfortable.
5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
-The fight! You are not alive until you are facing death! There is no pretense, nothing but you and your opponent. I love it.
6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
-Minotaurs. One of those thrice-damned things nearly killed me.
7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
-A young lad by the name of Levi Adair. He saved my life, a debt I may never repay. If he asked, I would gladly lay down my life for him.
8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
-I am Shoanti first. My clan has taught me everything I know about combat, life, and dealing with the Taldans. However, unlike most, I am also quick to appreciate the Taldan style of civilization, and plan to live like they do when I become too crippled to fight.
9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
-Being forgotten. I seek glory in the name of my clan and if I die forgotten in some corner of the world, I may never forgive myself.
10. What is your most treasured possession?
-My axe. It was given to me by my father, and his father before him, and on and on to the foundation of the clan. And when I die, I shall pass it on to another.

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