This campaign is for the Adventure Card Guild as part of Outpost I (2018). Player signups for this are as follows:
Batpony playing as Tup
Pirate Rob playing as Arushalae
MorkXII playing as Grazzle
eddiephlash playing as Athnul
Greenclaw playing as Skizza
Chthonicthul playing as Adowyn
Since its creation, the Pathfinder Society has trained and sponsored archaeologists, scholars, and adventurers of all stripes to uncover the world’s historical secrets. More than 400 years later, the Society practically spans the globe, from its Grand Lodge headquarters in Absalom to more humble lodges continents away. With this reach comes influence, not only through the Pathfinder Chronicles that make famous the Society’s greatest agents, but also through the organization’s growing power wherever it creates a new base of operations.
This fame and power has attracted the envious, the ambitious, and the downright villainous. Although Pathfinders have clashed with avaricious rivals like the Aspis Consortium, power-hungry tyrants like the runelords, and catastrophic threats like the abyssal Worldwound, the Society’s influence has also attracted factions that sought to recruit Pathfinder agents, control the organization, or usurp its resources. After nearly a decade of factions clashing with each other and then being brought in line, these groups have at last reached a fairly peaceful equilibrium. Each now contributes its own expertise to the Society’s greater goals.
That transition has been anything but bloodless. Two of the greatest faction rivals were Baron Jacquo Dalsine (representing Taldor’s failed ploy to seize control of Absalom politically) and Pasha Muhlia al-Jakri (representing Qadira’s desire to usurp Absalom through economic dominance). The two clashed regularly, and their conflict came to a head when Dalsine’s cousin killed al-Jakri’s sister. The pasha had come to expect casualties in their shadow war, but this act drove her to kill the baron and abandon the Pathfinder Society entirely for having entertained such internecine squabbles in the first place.
Pasha Muhlia al-Jakri has since tried to rebuild her career with other organizations, yet each time her increasingly criminal ambitions led her into conflict with the Society. For more than six years her anger toward the Pathfinders has grown. Other villains thwarted by the Society have sought her out, and together they recently launched an attack on Absalom using her intelligence to gain a critical advantage. Although the Society helped the city fend off this invasion, it’s only a matter of time before al-Jakri gathers new allies and strikes again.
The Society’s reformed factions have taken it upon themselves to help track down this renegade, recognizing that their past infighting contributed to al-Jakri’s downward spiral into treachery. With their guidance, it’s up to you to track down the pasha, thwart her schemes, and unravel the conspiracies she has woven across the Inner Sea.