This month the Pathfinder Society is sending PCs to two regions little explored by the campaign. The first is Tamran, an oft-assaulted city that serves as the capitol of Nirmathas in its ongoing conflict with Molthune. We've known that a Pathfinder lodge existed in Tamran for about a decade; in fact, that lodge's foundation is the reason that Molthune became so hostile to the Society (clearly the Decemvirate were picking sides). What was never clear was who operated it. When you play Pathfinder Society Scenario #7-07: Trouble in Tamran, you'll get a more formal introduction to Venture-Captain Oraiah Tolal. She's a fascinating character in part because she combines so many elements rarely seen in the canon roster of venture-captains: she's a divine spellcaster, her patron is one of the "minor deities," and she's a halfling. Of course, there's much more to her than aligning with a few in-world demographics, and I look forward to her giving more missions in the future.
In Pathfinder Society Scenario #7-06: To Judge a Soul: The Legacy Lost, we traveling even further afield into territory never touched by a published adventure: north-central Tian Xia, beginning in Amanandar. The adventure also spends substantial time in Jinin (also never before seen) and Wanshou (only visited once last season). At the center of it all is Venture-Captain Bakten, an accomplished samsaran whose history the players can explore in depth rarely seen in any adventure. For now, let's settle for a quick visual before playing the first of this two-part series.
Finally, there's one more leader who deserves introduction: the Pathfinder Society's global organized play coordinator. We're waiting until my new colleague starts work tomorrow to pull back the Decemvirate mask, so check back then for the official announcement!