Starfinder Society Year 3 Preview: A New First Seeker

Thursday, December 19, 2019

As the year steadily gets closer to ending, the Organized Play Team has been hard at work preparing for next year’s content. While we’re still far away from announcing exactly everything that is on the horizon for Starfinder Year 3, the team wanted to take some time to discuss an important change coming up in the Starfinder setting. Specifically, the change in leadership of the Starfinder Society—a new First Seeker!

Back at the end of November, the Organized Play Team hopped onto the Paizo Twitch Steam to detail a whole bunch of new information. During this event, we announced the winner of our recently completed survey to determine the Society’s new leader going into Year 3. While many heard the news live on air, we’re pleased to announce here, in the blog, that the Starfinder Society’s new First Seeker is Ehu Hadif Ko’ra Amares of Clan Tolar.

Ehu — Credit to Beatrice Pellagatti

Ehu, a male kasatha, came up in our initial selection process as something of the “quintessential Starfinder”. He’s about bringing the Society’s goal of exploration and research back to the forefront of the Starfinder Society’s agenda. Given the Starfinder Society’s escapades in the Scoured Stars and their more recent multimedia bouts in the Pact Worlds, it seems that Ehu is poised to bring the Starfinder Society back to basics in terms of individual missions and an overarching goal. His connection with the Kasathan deity known as Talavet also allows for the inclusion of some previously unexplored religious elements of Starfinder.

Organized Play Campaign participants can expect to see Ehu take the stage as First Seeker during the events of this summer’s interactive special, but until then, First Seeker Luwazi Elsebo still has some loose ends to deal with. As we make the transition into our new First Seeker, players should note that Luwazi’s Second Seekers faction will move into an inactive status.
Important Note: this isn’t traditional retirement, just that the factions likely won’t have major story roles in coming seasons (similar to the Jadnura faction) and we will not have new faction boon options. This does means that a new Second Seekers (Ehu Hadif) faction will launch with the new season, so be on the lookout for a new faction and a bunch of new related character options!

In increasing the living world feel of the Starfinder Society, we decided to start small and see how the experience went, which is why we limited the candidate pool to those characters achieving the Second Seeker Capstone Boon. Analyzing the process, including feedback on selection and voting, we are ready to expand how we handle living world options. In the future, expect Capstone Boon options involving inclusion in the campaign to open up for All Factions. Expect to see this (and several other quality of life changes) in the Year 3 Guide update, set to come out this summer!

Overall, the team is incredibly excited in the direction that Ehu Hadif is going to take the Starfinder Society into Year 3. I’m personally excited for the wide variety of scenarios that this new First Seeker is going to let us tell, and the ability to focus on some particular story arcs that fans have cited interest in since the early days of the Starfinder Society Organized Play Campaign. Trust me when I say, you’ll lose your minds—both literally (for your character) and figuratively (for you)—when you hear some of the stories we’re going to tell with Ehu Hadif leading the charge!

To a bright future,

Thurston Hillman
Starfinder Society Developer

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So wohoo for all faction members being possible first seekers in future? :D I mean I did think it would be kinda weird in universe perspective if suddenly there started to be lot of Second Seeker faction characters built in hopes of getting first seeker candidacy.

Anyway, will all future first seekers be in office for just one year or do they also get two years like Luwasi did?

(btw, I really liked length of first startfinder's year almost 40 scenarios to pathfinder society scenarios 20+ scenarios, will that kind of pace continue or was that just for the first year?)

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Starfinder Society "Year One" was almost two real world years. GenCon 2017 to Origins 2019, if I'm not mistaken.

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I am pretty happy that Ehu won, and I am looking forward to his storyline.

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I for one am looking forward to this!

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First World Bard wrote:
Starfinder Society "Year One" was almost two real world years. GenCon 2017 to Origins 2019, if I'm not mistaken.

I DO remember it being really long year... Which was nice since it gave lot of time to the storyline to develop


So I am reading correctly that one can keep taking Second Seekers reputation with previous Second Seekers factions without penalty, still purchase boons, etc., just don't expect to see many story lines involving those characters?

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Well, congrats, Ehu...

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Uchuujin wrote:
So I am reading correctly that one can keep taking Second Seekers reputation with previous Second Seekers factions without penalty, still purchase boons, etc., just don't expect to see many story lines involving those characters?

Correct!

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Congratulations, Ehu!

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This says that the Luwazi faction will be going dormant, but doesn't say so about the Jadnura faction - was that one already dormant?

And for the future, can people still make Luwazi/Jadnura aligned characters, earning the currently existing boons from the Guide? Especially the Jadnura replay boon would be important to know about.

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With regards for the other First Seeker candidates - will they be showing back up as Venture Captains or some such in future stories?

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

The jadnura one is an interesting one as is this question -

If you make a new character can you still choose a dormant faction?

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To answer some questions:

-You can still choose the old Second Seekers factions. Just don't be surprised when they stop showing up in modern storylines.

-The other candidates certainly have a place in the lore and we hope to explore some of them in the future!

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Another Kasatha at the helm??? The Starfinder Society clearly has become a puppet of the Idari.

Nobody who hides their faces like that can be trusted! We never should have let them into the Pact Worlds! Down with the Faceless!

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Everybody in favor of the new faction leader raise your hand... hands, that is, as many as you've got.

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...clearly, that's arm-ist talk.

Kasatha already have two extra, so by sheer number of hands they'll have a majority.

We clearly need some disarmament talks.

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I look forward to this new Introduction! Down with Datch!

Also, this blog is in the wrong section - it should be in the Starfinder Society section, not the Website Feedback forum.

Grand Lodge 5/5 5/55/55/5 Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

Congratulations to Ehu!

Hmm

Wayfinders

Congratulations to the new First Seeker. We will hold a barbeque in his honor, that is if we can sober up the cook...

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Corsair17 wrote:
Congratulations to the new First Seeker. We will hold a barbeque in his honor, that is if we can sober up the cook...

fort save: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (1) + 5 = 6

profession Cook: 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (17) + 16 = 33

Cooks fairly well even unconscious...

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