New Scenarios: Over the Mountains and Through the Woods

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Illustration by Sebastian Rodriguez

Spring has arrived, and that means that the Organized Play team is in full gear preparing for convention season. Tonya talked about some of the exciting offerings we have coming up next month at PaizoCon in last week's blog, so if you haven't seen that yet, I recommend checking it out. I've attended PaizoCon for the past six years, and I've always had a wonderful time. Sometimes I play pretty much the whole time, sometimes I GM more, and other times I keep my schedule light so I can focus on meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends, but I've always found it well worth the trip.

But what do we have to offer for you this month? We have two more adventures to introduce, both of which send the PCs to nations that we have never before visited in Organized Play. The first, Pathfinder Society Scenario #9-18: Scourge of the Farheavens, takes place just off the northeastern edge of the Inner Sea map, in the plague-blighted land of Iobaria. I'll turn it over to Michael Sayre, who took the lead on this project, to tell you more.

Scourge of the Farheavens takes place primarily in Iobaria, which was an exciting proposition simply for how little time the Pathfinder Society has spent in that area. Getting the opportunity to explore this relatively under-supported area of Golarion and learn more about the people who live there was an exciting proposition, particularly given that this scenario will give the PCs a peek at the god-caller traditions of a Sarkorian clan. Jason Owen Black did an amazing job of breathing life into the decimated remnants of the Farheavens clan and the harsh living conditions of the Iobarian wilderness, while Sebastian Rodriguez's illustration of Dolok Darkfur conveys exactly the right mix of ferocity and loneliness. As much as I love the rich depth of the characters and environment in this scenario, I would be remiss if I failed to mention that this scenario features some harrowing encounters that convey the true dangers of the Iobarian forests in appropriately deadly fashion.

Our second scenario this month, Pathfinder Society Scenario #9-19: Clash in Kaimuko Wood, sends the PCs into the aasimar nation of Tianjing. The country's military is ill-prepared for the ancient threat that lurks in Kaimuko Wood, and evil forces plot to take advantage of their weakened defenses. Thanks to the Pathfinder Society's successful efforts in Pathfinder Society Scenario #9-12: Shrine of the Sacred Tempest, a highly trained group of tengu mercenaries has agreed to lend their swords to the PCs' cause. With the tengus at their command, the PCs journey to a troubled fort and finally brave a part of the forest so tainted by abyssal corruption that it burns with unholy flame. Author Jerall Toi brings rich and compelling NPCs to meet—take a look at the masked leader of the tengu band, Tai Dan, brilliantly illustrated by Hannah Boving. But this scenario certainly isn't all about roleplay, as Kaimuko Wood is crawling with creatures that are eager to make sure the PCs and their allies never escape the forest.

Illustration by Hannah Boving

That's all for now. Happy gaming, everyone!

Linda Zayas-Palmer

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Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

Huzzah! Just got my downloads.

Paizo Employee Organized Play Developer

Apparently I typed up the same sentence in two variations and then forgot to remove one...

Or the proposition was so exciting I needed to mention it being an exciting proposition twice. I'm going with that. Bear gods and the most disease-ridden forest in all of Golarion? Who doesn't want a piece of that action?

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*raises hand*

Sovereign Court 4/5 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Leiden aka Ascalaphus

*Looks at pictures*

That's a really really fabulous owlbear :P

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Is THAT what a shifter Owl/Bear Aspect combo is supposed to look like?



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


Shadow Lodge 5/5 5/55/5 Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka thistledown

Did the tengu loot that helmet off a human? If not, WHY DOES THE BIRD'S HELMET HAVE A NOSE?

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

Play/GM the scenario and find out! :D

I'm surprised we haven't seen any Pathfinder Scenarios featuring missions to thwart the plans of the Oni that rule Chu Ye (which is ruled by Shogun Tsuneni [aka a bloody Voidlord Void Yai)! I imagine Tsuneni isn't very content to rule only one mere nation of Tian Xia and eventually plans to rule over all of Golarion!

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo) 5/5 5/55/5 Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Charlotte aka eddv

Very exciting set of adventures coming up!

I cannot wait to get my Silver Crusader or Tengu up to tier for that trip into the woods!

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