Have You Seen Me?

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Grand Lodge has been positively humming with rumors that some of the Society’s infamous rivals are once again on the loose. Initiates have busied themselves printing fliers to alert agents that danger is afoot. Can you identify any of the faces in this rogues gallery?


Illustrations by Jakub Adam Witowski

Be sure to use spoiler tags so everyone can try.

The Year of the Demon continues with Pathfinder Society Scenario #5—16: Destiny of the Sands, Part 3: Sanctum of the Sages and Pathfinder Society Scenario #5—17: Fate of the Fiend. But will the return of familiar faces from the past help the Pathfinders, or do these personalities portend difficult challenges ahead?

Happy gaming

John Compton
Developer

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Jakub Adam Witowski Pathfinder Society
5/5

Spoiler:
Is that Nefti and Kafar on the right?

Scarab Sages

Spoiler:
That's what I'm guessing too. And I'm assuming the woman is Pasha Muhlia. I can't figure out who the Hellknight (?) is.

Sovereign Court 5/5 RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

@Gm Lamplighter, yes.

Maybe reading too much into them, but I got a 'more than friends' vibe from them, which was kind of disturbing.*

*

Spoiler:
From The Devil We Know, I imagined Nefti being like 13-17 years old.

Grand Lodge 4/5

Excellent. (Rubs his hands together)

Debts long owed coming due.. long long long overdue..

Shadow Lodge 4/5

Matthew Morris wrote:

@Gm Lamplighter, yes.

Maybe reading too much into them, but I got a 'more than friends' vibe from them, which was kind of disturbing.*

*** spoiler omitted **

Re spoiler: he was young, but that was a season 1 scenario. So he's had 4 years to grow up.

Dark Archive

12 people marked this as a favorite.

I think we need a deck of PFS face cards.

Grand Lodge

Spoiler:
I was assuming the guy on the left was Damian Blakros, though I dont think Im right with that guess.
As for the other two males, I appreciate how you could now have a new character play through DWK 1-4, and then DotS 1-3 right in a row. Seems fitting to me.


uh no idea
which reinforces that this whole Destiny of the Sands arc is just not for me

Grand Lodge

gnoams wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

@Gm Lamplighter, yes.

Maybe reading too much into them, but I got a 'more than friends' vibe from them, which was kind of disturbing.*

*** spoiler omitted **

Re spoiler: he was young, but that was a season 1 scenario. So he's had 4 years to grow up.

Young + 4 years = still young.

Scarab Sages 5/5

Seth Gipson wrote:
gnoams wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

@Gm Lamplighter, yes.

Maybe reading too much into them, but I got a 'more than friends' vibe from them, which was kind of disturbing.*

*** spoiler omitted **

Re spoiler: he was young, but that was a season 1 scenario. So he's had 4 years to grow up.

Young + 4 years = still young.

season 1 = 1st level cleric...

season 5 = 14th level cleric...

look - all growed up now!

Grand Lodge 5/5

Spoiler:

I believe the guy on the left might be Tancred Desmire. Not sure about the other three.

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Spoiler:
The Hellknight is Primo Ambusta.

5/5

1 person marked this as a favorite.

I don't recognize any of them, but I presume...

Spoiler:
That the hellknight type is the one that had the Paracountess imprisoned. May his good name be ever praised yet unspoken on our lips.

I try to block out anything to do with The Devil You Know series.

Edit:
Terek: that's what I thought.
Doug: who?... (ah - thanks!)

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Who remembers the faces of EVERYONE their pathfinders have killed?

Grand Lodge 4/5

gnoams wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

@Gm Lamplighter, yes.

Maybe reading too much into them, but I got a 'more than friends' vibe from them, which was kind of disturbing.*

*** spoiler omitted **

Re spoiler: he was young, but that was a season 1 scenario. So he's had 4 years to grow up.

I think he's talking about the relative age difference between the two, which wouldn't really change in four years.

The Exchange

Majuba:

Spoiler:
Fury of the Fiend. Primo Ambusta (LE male human cleric of Asmodeus 7/Hellknight 1) Ambusta is a scarred bear of a man, clearly adorned with the symbols of his patron deity—Asmodeus.

Scarab Sages 5/5

1 person marked this as a favorite.
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Who remembers the faces of EVERYONE their pathfinders have killed?

I remember every detail of the faces of EVERONE I have ever done damage to! (...Well, other than when I'm working at my day job, and then they are paying me to hurt them... but anyway...)

I look at that face often, every time I look in the mirror!

11th level bard - only damage she's ever done is to herself - twice from Confusion effects)

5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Diego aka RAdeMorris

3 people marked this as a favorite.
Mazlith wrote:
I think we need a deck of PFS face cards.

I'd go so far as to request a set of Pathfinder Battles pre-painted miniatures too.

Shadow Lodge 5/5

Spoiler:
I could see the Hellknight maybe being Lictor Boneclaw DiVri, as he's described as having a scarred face as well, but he wasnt exactly an enemy of the Society. Keeping it in the "of the Fiend" series would make sense.

The Exchange

zefig:

Spoiler:
I considered him as well, but I went with the longshot. I'll also suggest that the female pictured is Talia, the traitorous Pathfinder turned Aspis Consortium agent from Fingerprints of the Fiend. This is also a stretch, but it'll be all-the-more amazing if I am right.

5/5

RAdeMorris wrote:
Mazlith wrote:
I think we need a deck of PFS face cards.
I'd go so far as to request a set of Pathfinder Battles pre-painted miniatures too.

Problem is [some/many?] of the faces already are on cards. I know at least a couple Venture Captains (perhaps all the ones in Seekers of Secrets?)

Dark Archive

That guy was supposed to be an enemy in that adventure? I just talked to him and he very orderly let us do what we wanted. I guess privledge comes with rank...

Shadow Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern aka CanisDirus

The two on the left:

Spoiler:
Doug is right about the two on the left :)

Grand Lodge 4/5

I thought earlier:

Spoiler:
Imrizade Blakros

Grand Lodge 5/5

You are probably right Doug. He doesn't match my guess's description in

Spoiler:
The Blakrose Matrimony

Paizo Employee 5/5 Developer

Reading through the spoiler-ed suspicions, I can report that the community has identified three of the four correctly.

Sovereign Court 5/5 RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

gnoams wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

@Gm Lamplighter, yes.

Maybe reading too much into them, but I got a 'more than friends' vibe from them, which was kind of disturbing.*

*** spoiler omitted **

Re spoiler: he was young, but that was a season 1 scenario. So he's had 4 years to grow up.

That makes it creepier though. In a Woody Allen, Soon Yi kind of way...

Sovereign Court Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Francisco Bay Area South & West aka Yasumoto

Mazlith wrote:
I think we need a deck of PFS face cards.

Yes, that would be totally rad. I've printed out a few photos of the VCs, which has been pretty helpful.

Speculation on identity:

If those two on the right are Nefti and Kafar then I'm gonna flip out. I remember being super mad (and my players being super mad ;) when they pulled the rug out from under the party!

@Mazlith- you know you're gonna need to run that for us if it's true!

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

I've never met the two on the left, but I know all about the two on the right.

5/5

I just have to say, I see three across (abc: scar, dark/sly, innocent), and one below (d: turban) {letters from the image file names}, not two left two right.

Dark Archive 5/5

the answer to the op's question is a yes. In that order.

5/5

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Ever since I heard the rumours, I have had a first-level PC in waiting, to run through the Devil We Know series (I'm only ever GM'd it). Can't wait to be able to face all of those storylines in-character!

The Exchange

When will the answers be revealed? When someone guesses the last identity?

Paizo Employee 5/5 Developer

Their identities are spoiler-ed below. If you'd prefer to meet these wonderful NPCs in person, see the second spoiler to see where they're showing up this season.

Who are these guys?:
From left to right, they are:

Paralictor Primo Ambusta (Hellknight who appeared in #2–10: Fury of the Fiend)

Marianix Karn (Chelish archaeologist who appeared in #2–10: Fury of the Fiend)

Nefti (Chelaxian youth who first appeared in #29: The Devil We Know, Part 1: Shipyard Rats)

Kafar (Kelishite agent of the Aspis Consortium who first appeared in #29: The Devil We Know, Part 1: Shipyard Rats)

Where are they now? (minor spoilers):
The first two pictured return in #5–17: Fate of the Fiend.

The second two pictured return in #5–16: Destiny of the Sands, Part 3: Sanctum of the Sages.

The Exchange

I totally nailed

Spoiler:
Primo Ambusta!
I haven't even seen
Spoiler:
Fate of the Fiend,
check my downloads. Thank you so much John, I thought we would never get another shot at
Spoiler:
Nefti & Kafar.
That was an old wound that never healed quite right. Knowing what's coming to them, I actually feel sorry for those two buggers. I'm going out on a limb here but there are going to be human rights violations in
Spoiler:
Osirion.
I'll make sure there won't be any paladins at my table.
Spoiler:
gratuitous EXPLOSIVE RUNES

Sovereign Court 5/5 RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Doug Miles wrote:
I totally nailed ** spoiler omitted ** I haven't even seen ** spoiler omitted ** check my downloads. Thank you so much John, I thought we would never get another shot at ** spoiler omitted ** That was an old wound that never healed quite right. Knowing what's coming to them, I actually feel sorry for those two buggers. I'm going out on a limb here but there are going to be human rights violations in ** spoiler omitted ** I'll make sure there won't be any paladins at my table.** spoiler omitted **

Old wounds indeed, when I ran Part three, <redacted> went from full to -36 in two rounds. Needless to say, there was much rejoycing.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

Doug Miles wrote:
That was an old wound that never healed quite right. Knowing what's coming to them, I actually feel sorry for those two buggers. I'm going out on a limb here but there are going to be human rights violations

Luckily for them my character had not participated in that debacle and was much less hostile than I was.

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

What were the last two in? I need to check to see if they go "Oh hell, you guys again" next week.

Grand Lodge 4/5

BigNorseWolf wrote:
What were the last two in? I need to check to see if they go "Oh hell, you guys again" next week.

Spoiler:
The Devil We Know

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

This is so cool! Maybe I'm biased as I've written about all four of these NPCs at one time or another!

Community / Forums / Organized Play / Pathfinder Society / Paizo Blog: Have You Seen Me? All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.

See Also: