Pathfinder Society (second edition) Faction Showcase

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Reading over our community feedback, several people noted that the faction symbols for Pathfinder Society (second) edition hadn’t enjoyed a premier and that the faction leader art only appeared in scenarios, like Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-01: Absalom Initiation! In this blog, we included a list of current scenarios that contribute to each faction’s storyline. Some factions have more scenarios listed, but fear not! We’ve still got five months to go in the Year of the Open Road and more faction goodness up our sleeves

While these images don’t currently appear in a community use packet, we hope to fix that in the near future. For those looking for faction pins, similar to the ones for Starfinder Society and Pathfinder Society (first edition), we hope to have news shortly. If you are interested in a faction and haven’t had a chance to play the associated scenarios, we encourage you to consider checking out an online game! For now, let us formally unveil the images!

Envoy’s Alliance

Motto: Strength in Community

Year 1 associated scenarios:
Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-03: Escaping the Grave. The Envoy's Alliance undertook a sobering mission into the Gravelands to confirm the deaths of missing Pathfinders and rescue any survivors, of which there was only one

Grand Archive

Motto: Chronicling the Past

Year 1 associated scenarios:
Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-04: Bandits of Immenwood. The Grand Archive collected a cursed primal artifact and transported it to the Grand Lodge for safekeeping.

Horizon Hunter

Motto: Glory Lies Over the Horizon

Year 1 associated scenarios:
Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-05: Trailblazer’s Bounty. The Horizon Hunters helped chart the course of a new trade route between Isger and Molthune.
Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-09: Star-Crossed Voyages. The Horizon Hunters, led by Calisro Bennary, set out to chart a new course through the waters off the western coast of Garund in search of an ancient iruxi civilization.

Radiant Oath

Motto: A Light in the Shadows

Year 1 associated scenarios:
Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-12: Burden of Envy. The Radiant Oath teamed up with the unscrupulous Guaril Karela to smuggle refugees out of Xin-Edasseril.

Verdant Wheel

Motto: Truth Sprouts from the Ashes

Year 1 associated scenarios:
Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-15: The Blooming Catastrophe. The Blooming Catastrophe- The Verdant Wheel helped put an end to an unexpected invasion of Abyssal leshys in the Finadar Forest of Iobaria

Vigilant Seal

Motto: Protect, Contain, Destroy

Year 1 associated scenarios:
Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-07: Flooded King’s Court. The Vigilant Seal worked with the Goblin King to uncover an ancient evil hidden beneath the Puddles district of Absalom and deal with it appropriately.
Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-13: Devil at the Crossroads. The Vigilant Seal survived a seance that wasn't all it seemed and secured a dangerous artifact of devilish design.

Check in later today for our monthly scenario previews!

Until next time, explore, report, and cooperate!

Tonya Woldridge
Organized Play Manager

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Organized Play Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Second Edition Pathfinder Society
Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Missouri—Columbia aka Xathos of Varisia

Calisro Benarry leads the way! Join the Horizon Hunters and expand the Society to new lands!

Sovereign Court 3/5 Venture-Agent, Washington—Kent aka KitsuneWarlock

The Verdant Wheel will keep on spinning! It's only natural!

Wayfinders 3/5 5/55/55/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Chicago aka Lindley Court

2 people marked this as a favorite.

The Radiant Oath will bring light to those in need. This, we swear.

Grand Archive 5/5 5/55/5

*continues studying a book in the Grand Archive*

3/5

The Vigilant Seal will show the world that we are not murder hobos!

Grand Lodge 4/5 5/55/55/55/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps Subscriber

Such beautiful art for all the factions and their faction leaders! Thank you for sharing this to brighten our day.

Hmm

Envoy's Alliance 4/5 5/55/55/55/5

A little gnome carrying a ton of legal books walks in and waves to everyone. "I am so proud to be part of the Envoy Alliance's Legal Defense Team! We're here to support you!"

Radiant Oath

Sasha Laranoa Harving wrote:
The Radiant Oath will bring light to those in need. This, we swear.

Ye!

Dark Archive 4/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Upper Midwest aka Silbeg

All the coolness... all the Calisro!


2 people marked this as a favorite.

Please add the names of the Faction Leaders as well as the art, for those of us who are fairly new and won't recognise them on sight.

Dark Archive 3/5 Venture-Captain, Colorado—Denver aka masterslate

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Wow that's a lot of spoilers :/

Silver Crusade

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

All that info is in each scenario’s product blog.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Pathfinder Accessories, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

We at the Envoy's Alliance cordially invite you to join the Pathfinders. It has never been easier to get your Wayfinder! Applications at any Lodge House. No previous experience required! All equipment provided courtesy of EA!

4/5

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Oh, I already made my first character be from Xin-Edasseril, using the small amounts of info I could find. It will be interesting to see how much of his backstory I have to rewrite after playing 1-12.


Love all the art! I'm a little confused by Radiant Oath's though. Why the wheat?

4/5

3 people marked this as a favorite.
Hartan wrote:
Love all the art! I'm a little confused by Radiant Oath's though. Why the wheat?

Radiant Oats, perhaps?

Scarab Sages 4/5

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
Hartan wrote:
Love all the art! I'm a little confused by Radiant Oath's though. Why the wheat?
Radiant Oats, perhaps?

No one’s ever going to convince me this isn’t the Radiant Oath’s theme song now.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

1 person marked this as a favorite.

In Christian Renaissance era art, a sheaf of wheat is frequently used a a symbol of self sacrifice and rebirth.

Baba Yaga, who includes rebirth as part of her portfolio is frequently associated with wheat (although more commonly in wreath form.)

Even Ancient Egyptians wrote of the cycle of rebirth of grain.

It seems to be serving a similar purpose here.

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

Robert Hetherington wrote:
Baba Yaga, who includes rebirth as part of her portfolio is frequently associated with wheat (although more commonly in wreath form.)

A faction in thrall to an Irriseni mistress? Mithril foil hat time!

Community / Forums / Organized Play / Pathfinder Society / Paizo Blog: Pathfinder Society (second edition) Faction Showcase All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.