Full Moon, Hot Blood

Thursday, October 25, 2018

As we brainstorm adventures, the team often comes up with ideas that we have to shelve for months or even years before they come to fruition. When we were looking at our season's schedule months ago, we had several open Tier 3-7 slots, and at long last there was the opportunity to realize one of my dream two-part series that's perfect for the Halloween season. It's been floating in my head since a shortly after Pathfinder Society Scenario #5-16: Destiny of the Sands, Part 3: Sanctum of the Sages, which has a somewhat famous and temporary character augmentation. The idea that we could use that concept for something as strange as a monstrous template, though... that's always been a bit of a dream. Thankfully, Linda was ready to take the lead on developing our Mysteries Under Moonlight series, and she's going to jump in to say some more.

Illustration by Leonardo Santanna

In last month's adventure, Mysteries Under Moonlight, Part 1: Testament of Souls, the PCs received a unique blessing. Put this blessing to use in Pathfinder Society Scenario #10-07: Mysteries Under Moonlight, Part 2: The Howling Dance, a Tier 3-7 scenario by Crystal Malarsky. Crystal has a real knack for atmosphere, which is perfect for this spooky adventure. Race into the haunted Mushfens swamp on the trail of an evil being who has been spreading corruption through Magnimar and beyond. Save innocent spirits from a creeping malevolence, face your fears, and put an end to a terrifying ruler. Trust me, the grinning skull surrounded by tormented spirits so delightfully illustrated by Leonardo Santanna does not have your PCs's best interests in mind.

Linda Zayas-Palmer

My first love in the Pathfinder campaign setting was far and away Katapesh, both where my first AP experience takes place in Legacy of Fire, but also the adopted home of my first Pathfinder Society character. We've wanted to do more of a follow-up to the Liberty's Edge developments from Pathfinder Society Special #9-00: Assault on Absalom, and Katapesh feels like the ideal place not just for that, but also to meet some enterprising goblins who have adapted quite admirably to city life (including their leader, illustrated by Marko Horvatin).

Illustration by Marko Horvatin

The Tier 1-5 adventure Pathfinder Society Scenario #10-06: Treason's Chains from Adam Meyers—the publisher at of Drop Dead Studios and author of their third-party sourcebook Spheres of Power. Treason's Chains takes the PCs to Katapesh, where the Pathfinders must assist Venture-Captain Roderus in his final act as a venture-captain of the Pathfinder Society: organizing his own retirement party! It's not all fun and games though, as the PCs must navigate a treacherous web of ambition, betrayal, and worse when the long-running feud between two venture-captains, human seer Wulessa Yuul and the half-orc potions merchant Phlegos Dulm, finally comes to a head as each makes their move to seize the opportunities created by Roderus's pending absence. The PCs will have some help along the way though, including unexpected allies like this individual illustrated by Marko Horvatin.

Michael Sayre

John Compton
Organized Play Lead Developer

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


5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

provides thematic backrgound sounds

1/5 RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16

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Horray for the Spheres of Power plug! It's a great system.

Looking forward to playing these adventures.

4/5 Venture-Agent, Minnesota—St. Louis Park aka BretI

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I hear that the people in Katapesh are very friendly!

Scarab Sages 5/5 Venture-Captain, Netherlands aka Woran

Katapesh! Time to sell players more anit-polar bear rings!

Grand Lodge 4/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

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Hmmm, I wonder if this is the first(?) in a series of subtle narratives that will advance the public image of goblins in preparation for 2E?

Dark Archive 4/5

Frankly I blame Torch and Season 4 for any Goblin incursion

Liberty's Edge 1/5

If there is blaming, it's on not having truebloods (kobolds) represented.

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