Pathfinder Society Quest #2: Unforgiving Fire

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A Pathfinder Society Quest designed for levels 1–4 (Subtiers 1–2 and 3–4).

Venture-Captain Rashmivati Melipdra has called for a group of Pathfinders to travel to Jalmeray and assist her in retrieving a stolen relic. A former member of the Monastery of Unblinking Flame, Melipdra was in the process of negotiating with the monastery for custody of some of their most ancient and historically significant training devices. Before the deal could be completed, a rogue monk stole one of the relics and fled the monastery for the island of Veedesha. There, the monk seeks to use her training and the stolen devices to create a new competing monastery. As the PCs travel to a lawless island controlled by bandits and martial artists, they must find a way to retrieve the stolen goods from the new master of the Monastery of Unforgiving Fire.

Written by Leo Glass.

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Good Quest with trials and a lackluster combat

4/5

I ran this yesterday for a high tier group of 7 players (6 player adjustment due to quite a few level 2 in there). The first parts of the adventure were fun to everyone and worked pretty well. Especially the challenges were well received. But when it got to the final combat, people were pretty disappointed.
The enemies just don't do enough to challenge the PCs in a meaningfull way. Not enough damage, a very weird two action special attack by the main antagonist, and only the high AC of hers makes the her anything but a complete pushover. Also, I am pretty sure there are multiple errors in her statblock:

Presumed Errors in Statblock:

1. She is using +1 Striking Handwraps, yet her damage is only listed as 1d6, not 2d6 (or d4 with Fire Talon Strikes).
2. Where does the +8 damage for the shuriken hail from?!
3. Is it intentional that she cannot use her Explosive Deathdrop in the same turn she grabs someone? It is about the only cool move she has, but to even try it, she has to have someone grabbed since her last turn. And it isn't even a GOOD move, just an interesting one...


A red hot good time

5/5

Ran this on youtube if you want finer details but the long and short of it is that it's a fun good time, love the new trap and stance in here. Will differently be using these in future, need to find a society game is I can get the stance on my monk. Meleeka is a doll of a character I love her and she's great obstacle if the terrain is right she hits hard and fast. Have fun loves


Scarab Sages

Huzzah. Exciting stuff.

But should the quests be tagged "Repeatable"?

Paizo Employee Organized Play Developer

JohannVonUlm wrote:

Huzzah. Exciting stuff.

But should the quests be tagged "Repeatable"?

No. Not all quests will be repeatable, and this one falls into the "not" category. We should have a replayable scenario in October and a replayable quest in November, however.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Can we get a street date?

Thanks!


Could we get a map list?

Paizo Employee Organized Play Developer

Maps:

This scenario does not use any currently available flip-mats. It uses the layout from Flip-Mat: Monastery

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber
Michael Sayre wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Are there any changes to that map? Thereby making it a custom map, or is the map used the same as the currently out of print flip map?

Because I have that particular flip mat, so either, I'm already set for maps, or I have a map I have to print when I get the quest.


Michael Sayre wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

What's the point of designing adventures around maps that you can't get hold of?

Paizo Employee Organized Play Developer

Thes Hunter wrote:
Michael Sayre wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Are there any changes to that map? Thereby making it a custom map, or is the map used the same as the currently out of print flip map?

Because I have that particular flip mat, so either, I'm already set for maps, or I have a map I have to print when I get the quest.

It's used as-is.

Wolftame wrote:
Michael Sayre wrote:
** spoiler omitted **
What's the point of designing adventures around maps that you can't get hold of?

The same as any adventure that uses a custom map. In this particular instance there was a bit of a miscommunication several months back regarding which maps were going to be getting the Classics treatment, but the PDF is still available for GMs to reference and draw out on a plain battle-mat or print out as they'd like, which is more than we'd typically have for a custom map.


when may i ask will this quest be available for purchase?

Paizo Employee Organized Play Developer

Braxton stormflower wrote:
when may i ask will this quest be available for purchase?

This month's release date for scenarios and quests is the 25th.


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Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Can you confirm that this module is not part of the subscription? It wasn't included in my auth e-mail.

Silver Crusade

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I second the Question of David Knott 242 - it did not appear in my subscription either.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

One bit of evidence -- Pathfinder Society Quest #1 appears not to have been part of the subscription either. My order history shows that I bought it and never got a refund as I did for 1-00.

Grand Lodge

This one is not short. We needed 3 hours to finish that one.

Dark Archive

Is there GM Prep forum for this? I have a question...

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Maps, Pawns Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Was it ever confirmed that Quests are not part of the Subscriptions?

Paizo Employee Organized Play Developer

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Jib916 wrote:
Was it ever confirmed that Quests are not part of the Subscriptions?

Apologies for the delayed answer, there was a lot of traveling and illness going around the last two weeks that was making it hard to track down someone who could confirm the answer and that it was working as intended:

Per Tonya, the quests are not currently part of the subscription package, as the subscription pricing is based on two Pathfinder scenarios a month.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Maps, Pawns Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Thanks for the update Micheal! This is what i figured but thought it was worth asking before purchasing it :)

Grand Lodge

Couple of [potential] editing errors...

On page 14, Meleeka has +1 striking handwraps of mighty blows, but her damage is only listed as 1d6+2. Shouldn't it be 2d6+2?

Also, can you confirm that the shuriken on page 14 are supposed to be 1d4+8 damage? The +8 seems high and I cannot mathhammer how it got that high.

Paizo Employee Organized Play Developer

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TwilightKnight wrote:

Couple of [potential] editing errors...

On page 14, Meleeka has +1 striking handwraps of mighty blows, but her damage is only listed as 1d6+2. Shouldn't it be 2d6+2?

Also, can you confirm that the shuriken on page 14 are supposed to be 1d4+8 damage? The +8 seems high and I cannot mathhammer how it got that high.

This is less an editing error and more a "we didn't sudoku things well enough" kinda thing. NPCs and monsters aren't built with the same rules as PCs, and they have numeric metrics that they're supposed to hit at different levels based on role, damage type(s), etcetera. Long story short, Meleeka's damage is correct for an NPC of her level, but normally we feng shui the numbers around more so that they match up more closely with what a PC in the same basic loadout would look like.

Grand Lodge

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I don't seem to be able to submit a review for this? I think it's because I haven't purchased it but I just played in this and I have to say this is hands down the most fun I've had in pfs2 so far. Don't misunderstand, I've really enjoyed all the pfs2 quests and scenarios I've played in so far but this tiny quest blew everything else out of the water and I'm pretty sure my entire table would agree with me on that.

Without spoiling anything beyond what's already in the product description, I played a paladin of Shelyn who was very conflicted the entire time over the relic and wanting to preserve the martial ART that the rogue monk was creating. This quest was only supposed to take an hour but we spent a solid 4 on it and had SO much fun with the roleplay and characters. All of us got super into it and I cannot stress enough how much fun we all had.

Our outcome:
We tracked down the thieves, tried to convince them to return the statue, instead they convinced us to take the initiation challenges, we DESTROYED the bandit students at the challenges, found the scrolls and journal, felt really bad for Master Sanvara, all decided we wanted to help her but didn't want to fail the quest, tried basically everything we could before finally getting into a duel with her, won through AWESOME prepping and planning on our part, and convinced her to join the PFS.

10/10 amazing quest and all of us lost it over how cool the chronicle sheet was.

Please please please do more with:
This style, it's feats, and Master Sanvara.

I seriously loved all of this quest so so much. Thank you!

Paizo Employee Editor

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Rain Quinn wrote:

I don't seem to be able to submit a review for this? I think it's because I haven't purchased it but I just played in this and I have to say this is hands down the most fun I've had in pfs2 so far. Don't misunderstand, I've really enjoyed all the pfs2 quests and scenarios I've played in so far but this tiny quest blew everything else out of the water and I'm pretty sure my entire table would agree with me on that.

Without spoiling anything beyond what's already in the product description, I played a paladin of Shelyn who was very conflicted the entire time over the relic and wanting to preserve the martial ART that the rogue monk was creating. This quest was only supposed to take an hour but we spent a solid 4 on it and had SO much fun with the roleplay and characters. All of us got super into it and I cannot stress enough how much fun we all had.

** spoiler omitted **

10/10 amazing quest and all of us lost it over how cool the chronicle sheet was. ** spoiler omitted **

I seriously loved all of this quest so so much. Thank you!

I was having the kind of writing day yesterday where you need to write 3,000 words but only 500 came out. As I ubered home, I read this post and was reminded how lucky I am to write for Organized Play and how amazing our fans are. This post brought a huge smile to my face. Thanks so much for all your support. Really glad you enjoyed the quest. I'm hoping we can do more with some of the material here in the future too!

Big shout out to Michael Sayre for all his work as developer on this quest. Cheers!

EDIT: I also ran this for Michael and some other Paizonians a few weeks ago and we had fun, too. Took us about an hour and 20 minutes.


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I don't get it - why use maps that are no longer available?
I can go to amazon to get this - at $45...

Seriously this is a WotC move guys.
Do better.

Liberty's Edge

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Kordrath wrote:

I don't get it - why use maps that are no longer available?

I can go to amazon to get this - at $45...

Seriously this is a WotC move guys.
Do better.

Answered above

Michael Sayre wrote:
The same as any adventure that uses a custom map. In this particular instance there was a bit of a miscommunication several months back regarding which maps were going to be getting the Classics treatment, but the PDF is still available for GMs to reference and draw out on a plain battle-mat or print out as they'd like, which is more than we'd typically have for a custom map.

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