Pathfinder Society Scenarios: A Tip of the Hats

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

PaizoCon draws near, and that means we're approaching our last month of regularly scheduled scenarios—at least from a production standpoint. May scenarios have to be ready extra early for PaizoCon GMs, June Starfinder Society Scenarios have an early launch at Origins, July's adventures all have to be ready early for Gen Con, and our Pathfinder Society scenarios have to be ready early for Gen Con GMs. We've got a good handle on getting everything done by then. But there's no denying that it makes for a stressful 6+ months of production, and there are days when I'd love to retreat somewhere dark where I can just escape it all for 4 hours.

Like the Shadow Plane.

Yes, that's right. After a long hiatus, we're diving back into the Shadow Plane and picking up loose threads tied to the Onyx Alliance, Blakros family, Blakros Museum, and more in the Tier 5-9 Pathfinder Society Scenario #10-18: The Daughters' Due. When agents of the sinister Onyx Alliance begin appearing with equipment smuggled from the Blakros Museum, it's up to the Pathfinder Society to find out not only how the dastards did the deed but what villainy they intend to commit with these deadlier weapons. This adventure's the First Edition capstone of sorts to an ongoing Blakros tale that author (and Starfinder Society developer) Thurston Hillman's been spinning since 2012 at least, and you're sure to see some of your favorite NPCs feature in the story. And if you want more of the Shadow Plane in the meantime, you should pick up Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Distant Realms, which features Shadow Absalom.

Illustration by Leonardo Santanna

In Pathfinder Society Scenario #10-19: Corpses in Kalsgard, a Tier 5-9 adventure written by Alex Riggs, the PCs are called to the icy Lands of the Linnorm Kings. The mighty Linnorm King Sveinn Blood-Eagle has declared that his long term as king of Kalsgard is over and that he plans to sail for legendary Vallenhall, but all is not right in his kingdom. With no clear heir to Sveinn's throne, his unworthy children and their followers' brawl in the streets, leaving the town guards with little time to spare.

These momentous events could not come at a worse time for some of Kalsgard's smallest residents. As the Ulfen clash, the gnomes of Kalsgard find that some of their neighbors are dying from a strange disease reminiscent of the Bleaching. A gnome Pathfinder and priestess of Nivi Rhombodazzle who calls Kalsgard home is positive that something less natural and much more sinister is afoot, but she needs the aid of her fellow Pathfinders to trace the true source of the deadly blight and put a stop to it. Perhaps Ellux Shost's interrogation of a likely suspect pictured here will reveal some clues!

Illustration by Hannah Boving

Most likely, the answers will not be so easily acquired, and the PCs will have to comb the streets and alleys of Kalsgard to uncover what fell blight truly plagues the gnomes!

Looking for adventures? Check out our preview of the latest Starfinder Society scenarios!

Michael Sayre
Organized Play Developer

John Compton
Organized Play Lead Developer

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


Dark Archive 5/5

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Hats! Hats! Hats!


Two Tier 5-9 adventures in one month. Such a beautiful sight.

Sovereign Court 4/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵

Mwa ha ha....

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

Looking forward to these!

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

Hats and gnomes? Swoon.

Hats off to you

Silver Crusade 5/5 ⦵⦵

Gnomes are in trouble?
I must save them!!!

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



Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Hats and gnomes? Swoon.

I choose to believe that John chose gnomes just for you, HMM.

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Agent, Colorado—Denver aka roll4initiative

Shouldn't it be "A Tip of the Hats"?

I guess I need to be filled in on all this Hat stuff.

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

GM OfAnything wrote:
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Hats and gnomes? Swoon.
I choose to believe that John chose gnomes just for you, HMM.

Likely not, but Cup is in tier for that adventure... I may have to play it on her! I wonder if it'll be at PaizoCon?

As for the Hats adventure... at some point I'll have to run True Dragons for the Dreamers crowd, and bring out my sock puppets in order to do Hats justice... and then do that new Hats adventure afterwards. Hats requires sock puppets, so that he may have conversations with Awesome Cowl and Strident Commodore!


Great art there for the gnome.

Liberty's Edge 1/5

Pathfinder Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Haaaaaaats :D

Scarab Sages 4/5

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I’m confused. Other than the title of the blog, is there mention of Hats’ return somewhere that I missed? Or is that the “some of your favorite NPCs” part?

Paizo Employee

*wanders off*

Grand Lodge 5/5

NightTrace wrote:
Haaaaaaats :D

Ok, you did it to me.

I keep getting the image of a Gnomish "Dawn of the Dead" with groups of gnome zombies wandering the streets moaning out "Haaaatssss!"

The Exchange 4/5

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By Mama Seven-Pips' lucky wrist sheath! I simply MUST book passage north and assist my fellow gnomish cleric of Nivi Rhombodazzle!

Liberty's Edge 1/5

Hats, the Otyugh wrote:
*wanders off*

A purple-scaled True Dragon stands up, and intones with proper gravity and diction:

"And so it was that Hats-friend of the Sewer Dragons did depart, for greater adventures for both their neverending need for coiffure but also to provide aid for those who needed it most. The beloved otyugh is missed, but we know in our hearts that they are doing Important Things and will return someday when the need is truly Dire. Safe Travels, Hats-friend!!"

The Exchange 1/5


The private investigator adjusts his replacement fedora slightly, hoping that the previous one is suiting the slimy sewer being well.


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to repeat myself wrote:
One of our [...] allies decided to wander off! A loud oaf who was supposed to be guarding this section of sewer! I wonder where he and the other man want off to?

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