Faction Focus: Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Scoured Stars incident shaped the narrative at the launch of the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild. That momentous—some say would say, catastrophic—event set the stage for the campaign's first season and the ongoing mystery of the Scoured Stars. With the recent unveiling of Starfinder Society #1-99: The Scoured Stars Invasion, we on the Organized Play team thought it was a great time to look back in history to before the campaign started. Specifically, let's learn of the First Seeker who first brought the Starfinder Society into the Scoured Stars: First Seeker Jadnura.


Illustration by Graey Erb

Jadnura joined the Starfinder Society after spending years honing his talents as a solarian within the Pradulex Monastery onboard the kasatha colony ship, Idari. Looking for a proper way to utilize his considerable talents, Jadnura joined the Starfinder Society, training within the halls of the Lorespire Complex along many notable Starfinder agents, such as a young Fitch and Naiaj. Jadnura preferred missions that took him to the fringes of explored space, and he specialized in exploring seemingly hostile environments. It was during his time as a field agent that Jadnura came across a mystical relic known as the Tear (as in "to cry tears") on an otherwise dead volcanic world.

When agents of the Lorespire Complex examined the Tear, they learned the device seemed to have some connection with the distant realm of the Scoured Stars—a trinary star system known to host a plethora hostile lifeforms and an abundance of malign outsiders. Using the Tear as a physical means of pointing the Society's interest at the Scoured Stars, Jadnura used his considerable charm and personal drive to attain the mantle of First Seeker, with his ultimate goal being the full exploration of the Scoured Stars. The rest, they say, is history…

Second Seekers (Jadnura)

Like his successor, Luwazi Elsebo, there were (and still are) many Starfinders keen to support Jadnura in his role as First Seeker. These Starfinders united under the longstanding "Second Seekers" faction, with their aims directed at exploring the Scoured Stars and enacting Jadnura's trademark "lead from the front" philosophy of exploration. Some of these agents managed to avoid the Scoured Stars incident, whereas others more recently heard of Jadnura's many endearing qualities and have chosen to serve him above the current nominal First Seeker. Where Luwazi Elsebo dedicated her nominated First Seeker term to re-unifying and reconstructing the Society, those following Jadnura have remained focused on their First Seeker's specific goal: unraveling the mysteries of the Scoured Stars.

With a return to the Scoured Stars, it's inevitable that we'll learn a bit more about Jadnura, so for those spoiler-conscious folks out there, I'll keep some of the particulars hidden below:

Starfinder #1-99: The Scoured Stars Invasion Spoilers

Ok… so the big news from this year's interactive special is that JADNURA IS BACK! That's right, as part of the climactic unfolding of the interactive special, the Starfinder Society has recovered the missing First Seeker and extricated him (and other survivors back to the Pact Worlds)! Of course, this leads to some interesting questions about how leadership within the Starfinder Society is going to be working going forward.

Over the coming months, we'll be looking at introducing Jadnura to our players through upcoming scenarios. This includes several scenarios that include the Faction (Second Seekers [Jadnura]) tag. Jadnura is going to play a major role in our upcoming stories, not to mention defining his relationship with nominated First Seeker Luwazi Elsebo. We wanted to give the interactive some time to play across all our major events before we revealed this massive lore development in a public way, and now that the summer convention season is winding down, expect to see product pages and updates for these scenarios in the near future.

Finally, if you played the interactive special, then you know that there's the potential to earn your first Reputation with Second Seekers (Jadnura). This was just a light tease of what we've had planned. I humbly request that you don't spoil this in the comments below, as I try to be somewhat vague with our spoiler-free players about how this new faction is going to play into our campaign's future!

For those of you interested in joining the Second Seekers (Jadnura) faction to honor the lost First Seeker, I have some good news! With the upcoming release of the next update to the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide (sometime around late October or early November) we'll be introducing a whole section on this faction. The plan is to include a variety of boons along the lines of what you've seen with other factions. If you've seen the release of our limited-release first minor faction, the Manifold Host, I assure you that this will include a lot more faction-facing content.

Ok, alright, fine, I may have one more spoiler…

Starfinder #1-99: The Scoured Stars Invasion Spoilers

With Jadnura's sudden return to the Starfinder Society, he's become quite interested in what's transpired in his absence. I know there's a lot of players out there who've been interested in replaying previously played content, and I'll give a strong hint that Jadnura has your back! (In boon form, if not with his ridiculous heavy weapon as well!)

I understand that waiting several months is a bit of a tease. I also understand that it's even more of a tease to preview all this without a means of actually getting into the faction. So, let it be known that I'm a generous developer. The following boon is available to all characters as of the posting of this blog and will be reprinted in the next update to the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide. New characters created following this blog post can choose this boon for their starting faction champion boon.

Second Seekers: Jadnura Champion (Faction Boon)

You've declared your allegiance to the Second Seekers (Jadnura) and dedicate your missions to furthering the faction's goals.

Prerequisites: Second Seekers (Jadnura) Tier 0

Cost: 2 Fame

Benefit: This Faction boon allows the character to gain Reputation with the Second Seekers (Jadnura) faction. A character with this boon slotted at the end of a successfully completed scenario gains Reputation as detailed in the primary and secondary success conditions of that scenario.

Normal: A character gains no Reputation unless she has a Faction boon slotted.

See y'all next blog,

Thurston Hillman
Starfinder Society Developer

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Liberty's Edge 3/5 Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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A super fun special!

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Is the date on this right?

Sczarni 5/5 ⦵⦵

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Starfinder Charter Superscriber

My guess is that it was typed up last month and Leadership just decided not to release it until after GenCon.

Either way, I have a couple characters that would love to join him!

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Florida—Tampa aka MattCaulder

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The special was fantastic! Looking forward to running it at a local con in a handful of weeks!

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

Well now

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo) 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

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"Someone needs to have a talk with this guy about eggs and baskets. Luwazi for life! "

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Agent, Florida—Melbourne aka trollbill

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Hmm... maybe they should form some sort of leadership council where they share responsibilities. Maybe add a few more members to bring the numbers up to say...10 maybe? Yeah, that sounds about right.

Sczarni 5/5 ⦵⦵

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Starfinder Charter Superscriber

10 Seasons to play them all!

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Starfinder Superscriber

As much as I love Ziggy, they've been hinting that he's not long for this world. I'd suspect that if anyone would pick up the mantle of leading the Exo-Guardians it'd be Jadnura..

Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

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Oh, we have to wait until October for the Starfinder Roleplaying Guild Guide?

But... but... what if I don't want to wait? I am so excited to see what is in store!

Hmm

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Starfinder Superscriber

Ok so when will we be able to report Second Seekers: Jadnura reputation?

Its still not appearing on the list for either characters or in the scenario reporting tool.

Paizo Employee 5/5 Organized Play Manager

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Arc Riley wrote:

Ok so when will we be able to report Second Seekers: Jadnura reputation?

Its still not appearing on the list for either characters or in the scenario reporting tool.

Thanks for the heads up. I thought it was turned on after Origins. Fixed it and you should be able to report SS (Jadnura) now.

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo) 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Any idea when we won't have a broken image link for Second Seekers?

Paizo Employee 5/5 Organized Play Manager

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Hollis Brucke wrote:
Any idea when we won't have a broken image link for Second Seekers?

Filed a request with tech to look at SS (Luwazi), SS (Jadnura), GM Novas (and for PFS - the Concordance) symbols, but I'm not sure of the timeline.

The Manifold Host 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Also Manifold Host!!!

Wayfinders 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

As you can see, Manifold Host doesn't announce itself... It's a big blank! That's why Charli is still wearing her Wayfinder symbol despite mostly switching over to Manifold Host now!

The Manifold Host 1/5

Can concur with Charli's assessment, but decided to just roll with it. New organizations are hard to rep-grind for if you don't at least get their name out there. Is more worried about avatar selection being fixed, tbh.

Wayfinders 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Avatar selection is horrid. I couldn't do it at all on mobile, and finally was able to get it done on a work computer -- something that I try to avoid doing -- in order to get an avatar on Trusty Trashbot. The work around is agonizing and required me leaving a Paizo page open on a work computer for 15 minutes. Ugh.

That's all off-topic to this thread, though. Here's the thread where we can complain about being unable to select new avatars in Website Feedback.

Back on topic... When does the new SFS guide come out???

Hmm

The Manifold Host 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Oh hey... Our Manifold Host headers are showing now!

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Starfinder Superscriber

I see "The Manifold Host" as the alt text for a HTTP 404 missing image file.

Sczarni 5/5 ⦵⦵

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

^ same

(not that I would ever switch from Sczarni; that's more of a lifelong commitment ^_^)

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo) 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Tonya Woldridge wrote:
Hollis Brucke wrote:
Any idea when we won't have a broken image link for Second Seekers?
Filed a request with tech to look at SS (Luwazi), SS (Jadnura), GM Novas (and for PFS - the Concordance) symbols, but I'm not sure of the timeline.

Great to know it is in process. Thanks Tonya for all of your hard work!

Second Seekers (Jadnura) 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

"Lead the way boss I'm right behind you"

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo) 5/5 ⦵⦵

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Jadnura is back? Well Gosh aint this rich. I spend all this time suckin up to Luwazu and now she might not even keep the job?

Great. Wonderful. Just what I wanted to hear.

Stupid Starfinder Society.

Guess all a rat can do is hedge his bets....go all in once hes REALLY sure who's gonna be the big cheese.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Agent, Florida—Melbourne aka trollbill

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Arc Riley wrote:

As much as I love Ziggy, they've been hinting that he's not long for this world. I'd suspect that if anyone would pick up the mantle of leading the Exo-Guardians it'd be Jadnura..

Indeed, soon he may be nothing but stardust. Maybe he'll go out in a blaze of glory fighting those arachnoid Jinsul on Akiton.


Bill Baldwin wrote:
Arc Riley wrote:

As much as I love Ziggy, they've been hinting that he's not long for this world. I'd suspect that if anyone would pick up the mantle of leading the Exo-Guardians it'd be Jadnura..

Indeed, soon he may be nothing but stardust. Maybe he'll go out in a blaze of glory fighting those arachnoid Jinsul on Akiton.

As long as he doesn't start hanging out with the action man

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