We’ve got an exciting array of products getting ready to release for you all, so I’m going to skip the standard preamble and jump right into the juicy meat you all came here for: scenario and quest descriptions!
Our first new Tier 1-4 scenario from author Scott Young is Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-04: The Immenwood Bandits. While the PCs often find themselves at the center of whatever calamity currently befalling agents of the Society, this time they’re called in to help out another group of Pathfinders. Returning from a research mission in Garund, a group of Pathfinder agents was beset by all manner of catastrophes, from storms to wood-rot to beasts of the sea. Barely surviving their journey they ran aground at a small village near Absalom and managed to drag themselves to the Grand Lodge.
Steward of the Grand Lodge Ambrus Valsin and Chief Archivist Zarta Dralneen request the PCs travel to the town, near the Pathfinder's landing site, and escort a cart containing the prior group’s discoveries through the Immenwood and safely back to Absalom. What could possibly go wrong?
One thing to watch for in this release is a sidebar update integrating the new Challenge Point scaling system from the Organized Play Guide. This integration departs from the way we previously formated our adventures. We’d really like feedback from our GMs on whether these sidebars are providing you with the tools you need to run these adventures in an organized play environment. We've got a few weeks before we need to decided whether to change our formatting in future products. Please post feedback in the comments below.
Our next Tier 1-4 scenario, Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-05: Trailblazer’s Bounty, takes us far away from the Isle of Kortos, to the mountain ranges separating Isger and Molthune. Cheliax’s aggressive tendencies over the past decade have not been overlooked by the nation’s neighbors, and Druma, in particular, engages in a quiet trade war that threatens to weaken Cheliax without giving the devil-run nation an excuse to respond with military force. Instead, Chelish leadership seeks a different resolution to their troubles: a state-sponsored bounty for the first group of explorers to chart a safe trade route from their vassal state Isger to the nation of Molthune in the north, creating a new passage that can bring economic prosperity to both nations.
Not about to let the Pathfinders be outdone in the finding of new paths, Calisro Benarry, leader of the Horizon Hunters faction of the Society, called for the most intrepid explorers to take up the challenge and chart this new route. Along the way, the PCs can expect dangerous wildlife, fierce orcish warriors, and the treacherous mountain passes themselves. Moreover, the PCs are not the only ones seeking to claim the Chelish bounty. Can the Pathfinders live up to their name, or will they be buried by the dangers of the trail?
The final release this month is a Tier 1-4 quest, Pathfinder Society Quest #2: Unforgiving Fire, set near the island nation of Jalmeray. Venture-Captain Rashmivati Melipdra was once, many years ago, a member of the Monastery of Unblinking Flame. This connection allowed her the opportunity to study many of the ancient monastery’s relics on behalf of the Pathfinder Society. Unfortunately, not all has been going well for the ancient House of Perfection, as a rogue monk stole a relic earmarked for study by the Society.
Venture-Captain Melipdra calls for a group of volunteers willing to head to the lawless port of Veedesha to retrieve the artifact, but the PCs may be in for more than they bargained for. Ambitious and skilled, the rogue monk Meleeka opened her own monastery to teach the more vicious and martially talented inhabitants of Veedesha the techniques of Unforgiving Fire.
A special prize awaits on this Chronicle sheet for those who manage to complete their mission while upholding the Society’s ideals. Though this quest does not have specific ties to the Envoy’s Alliance faction, PCs representing that group may find that their goals and interests are uniquely suited to unlocking everything that this quest has to offer!
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