It's from 4-5D Temple of Light and Metal. The scenario gives everybody an extra location examination each turn, so even characters that don't normally examine locations are enabled to have a favorable run-in with Elusive Knowledge. That's why I read Elusive Knowledge's evasion as intended to be mandatory: the knowledge eludes you if you blunder into it in an encounter, compelling you to peek ahead and risk hitting Bonecrushers and Evil Eyes if you want to win the scenario. It's an interesting challenge on paper, though I haven't seen it at the table yet.
Maybe there's a missing "may" in there, but there's another possibility.
If you encounter the card under circumstances that don't allow you to evade it, then you would move on to the check to defeat, and the scenario probably wants that card to end up displayed next to the scenario rather than banished back to the box after it's dealt with. Adding the two words "or defeat" to the first power handles possible exceptions, and it's not like the card is short on available space for printing extra words.
Even if the scenario that uses the Elusive Knowledge Henchman doesn't include that possibility, the wording also future-proofs similar cards that may be built in a hurry using Elusive Knowledge as a template. It's better that we have a discussion at our leisure about redundant text during the Season of Factions' Favor than a game night comes to a halt on a technicality during the Season of the Great Taldan Bake Off.
[snark]I'm hurt, Jen. Wounded, even. Someone get me a cleric. I think I'm taking ongoing bleed damage.
The sidebar on page 9 is practically lifted straight out of our discussion at TotalCon. Here I was, looking back fondly on our time batting gamemastering tips back and forth, but apparently it was all one-sided: just a mere four-star GM getting the privilege to sit for a moment at the cool kids' table, before getting patted on the head and told to run along.
It's OK, though. Better that I find out now.[\snark]
Pathfinder Society, both the RPG and the ACG, will be represented at Genericon 30. New faces and familiar ones welcome, players and gamemasters needed. Catch up on the recent Scenarios, take a shot at a Quest, or sample the smörgåsbord of adventure that is From the Tome of Righteous Repose.
You could check out the Upstate New York Facebook group or the Syracuse Pathfinders Meetup group. Syracuse and Albany are both quite a distance from Buffalo, but other Western New Yorkers may have poked their heads in to look for games.
I'm not aware of any games currently in the Buffalo area, but getting all the LFG players in one place is a good step in the direction of getting something going. I'd love to play matchmaker and set you folks up with a game out west.