"Strength in Community"
Being a Pathfinder’s dangerous work. Travel comes with its own dangers, traps seem to be everywhere, and just about everything seems ready to eat aspiring agents. What’s more, the Pathfinder Society has spent the last decade increasingly engaged in major conflicts, each of which saw extraordinary rewards yet also loss of life. After virtually nonstop campaigns, the Society’s ranks are sorely depleted. The Envoys’ Alliance aims to change that, making the Society every stronger, better trained, and better supported.
Faction Leader: Fola Barun
Fola Barun (N female half-elf negotiator) first encountered the Pathfinder Society in her role as the envoy of an Ekujae elven community in the Mwangi Expanse, and later joined the Society through a field commission. She quickly established herself as an attentive leader whose even-keeled, professional approach not only expanded the Society’s understanding of the mighty Vanji River, but also helped devastate the Aspis Consortium’s predatory operations along that route. Having never trained at the Grand Lodge or absorbed the conventional Society wisdom imparted to initiates, she was appalled upon first reaching Absalom and learning of the many counts of negligence of the past century. She’s brought a fresh approach to recruitment and supporting agents in the field, which often sees her collaborating (and occasionally clashing) with the deans of the Pathfinder Society’s three schools.
Objectives: The Envoys’ Alliance is dedicated to recruiting new agents, rescuing Pathfinders in distress, and rebuilding the Society in a way that supports and values operatives’ lives and wellbeing—at least as much as one can in the adventuring world. Through collaboration, the Society can accomplish ever-greater feats—particularly with a powerful faction to advocate for the Pathfinders themselves when they’re tasked with the Grand Lodge’s latest projects.
Year 2 Goal: As the Society grows stronger with the successful efforts of the Envoy’s Alliance members’ recruitment drives during Year 1, the faction has begun to set their sights farther afield. Faction leader Fola Barun now instructs her members to focus on recruiting representatives of cultures and societies who are currently underrepresented in the Pathfinder ranks, including iruxi, hobgoblins, and those from even farther afield, like the peoples from the reaches of Iobaria and distant Arcadia.