Gar0351 wrote:What I'm looking for are suggestions or related experiences others might have had for including Lissala in the AP and suggestions on properly themed archetypes or bloodlines or classes or other ideas for the rival party.
A few thoughts, but first some background...
I'm currently running a grand campaign that primarily uses the Rise of the Runelords to tell the Shattered Star story. Its required a little re-work (which I love to do anyway) and it includes the six Runelords volumes as well as volumes 2, 3 & 6 of Shattered Star and volume 2 of Curse of the Crimson Throne, 'Seven Days to the Grave'. Its really come out spectacularly.
I've also created an entire subplot that might appeal to you - the background (in condensed form) is that a separate group which has infiltrated the Aspis Consortium is using their resources to gather the Shards themselves, with a specific intent on using their combined might to fully resurrect Lissala. To aid in that subplot, I'm including a half-dozen or so Pathfinder Society scenarios which mostly take place around Kaer Maga, dovetailing nicely with the Asylum Stone. If you want to flesh out your cult of Lissala side-plot, these are the scenarios you should consider - all are available for download and are relatively inexpensive. Among other things, they'll get another Runelord (and high priest of Lissala) to fight - I highly recommend that you give them a look.
PFS Scenario 3-26 "Portal of the Sacred Rune"
PFS Scenario 4-08 "The Cultist's Kiss"
PFS Scenario 4-10 "Feast of Sigils"
PFS Scenario 4-12 "The Refuge of Time"
PFS Scenario 4-20 "Word of the Ancients"
PFS Scenario 4-26 "The Waking Rune"
I do use a handful of other PFS scenarios to flesh out my story, but these were the ones that seemed specifically suited to your intended purpose.
In my particular campaign, the 'nemesis party' isn't competing with the group to find the Shards first so much as pursuing/tracking them and choosing opportune moments to try and steal,...
These sound like superb ideas. Our party actually did 3-26 as a sidequest immediately prior to Beyond the Nightmare Rift,so would be a very satisfactory inclusion. Do you have your Inquisitor statted anywhere? What kind of level did you pitch them at?