Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-15: The Blooming Catastrophe

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A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1–4 (subtiers 1–2 and 3–4).

The Pathfinders travel to Iobaria, where elven druids and centaur warriors are united against an unlikely threat: a self-propogating horde of corrupted leshys! The source of the Abyssal corruption may be tied to a previous trip to Iobaria by the Pathfinder Society, so it falls to the PCs to seek out the source of the leshy incursion and restore balance to the woodlands.

Written by: Mikhail Rekun

Scenario tags: Faction (Verdant Wheel)

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5/5

Loved playing and running this, it's definitely one of the most enjoyable ones :) As usual, running it online requires several extra maps and some extra art (kids and Jaldan, some of the camp inhabitants...). The story is good, the setting is compelling. Nice NPCs :) Shame that completing the secondary objective only hinges on one or two skill checks.




Great Mix of RP and Combat

5/5

I really enjoyed this as did my players. I ran it as a simple oneshot in Fantasy Grounds. There are a lot of cool little touches in the module that my players liked. No spoilers here, but I would wholeheartedly recommend this adventure!


Great scenario!

5/5

[Disclaimer: I played this with an excellent GM, and also had to read it as research for my own scenario, so I spent more time with it than I usually would while playing or running a scenario.]

This scenario is not only a lot of fun, but sets the stage for a lot of Season 2 stuff and meta-plot stuff as well. Interesting NPCs, and situations that can be solved in a variety of ways should provide a fun experience no matter what your party likes best.

For GMs - this may take a bit more prep than average to make sure you can pull off the various NPCs and be able to handle creative solutions your PCs may come up with. We tended to fight what we were expected to talk to and talk to what we were expected to fight, so be ready for those options for every encounter.

One of the most fun scenarios I've played in Season 1!


Dreadful NPCs and lore, but fun set pieces

3/5

Urwal is complete death as a character. Any time a character shows up and all of his words require a critical poetry analysis I am going to just check right out and so did literally every player who encountered this.

The lead NPC was a big geek and if you treat her as such you literally lose money.

And this whole idea of having a follow up for Breath of the Dragonskull only to not develop the ideas further is criminal.

But the actual set pieces involved with the three fights and the building up to the main fight with its alternate win conditions were cool.


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Paizo Employee Webstore Coordinator

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Announced for February!

Sovereign Court

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

Heck yeah!! ^_^

Dark Archive

Hooray!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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This title puts me in the mind of a disastrous appetizer order at Outback Steakhouse.

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Oooo, I wonder if they grown in ground steeped in Succubi blood.

Aka Succulents.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Sounds like a sequel to Scourge of the Farhavens!

Paizo Employee Organized Play Developer

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KitsuneWarlock wrote:
Sounds like a sequel to Scourge of the Farhavens!

Chronologically it's Scourge of the Farheavens > Breath of the Dragonskull > The Blooming Catastrophe. Of course, you don't actually need to play all/more than one of those to get a complete story and adventure, but if you've played the first two you'll bump into some old friends and familiar locales.


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My first PFS adventure! This is going to be wonderful. Or possibly a blooming catastrophe, one of the two.

Unrelated, I have been told that the leshy on the cover looks a lot like me. I am not sure how to take this.


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Been running/playing PFS for a few years now. This scenario is solidly in my top 5 after tonight. Really enjoyed the dialogue and references to locations. Combat was challenging (almost too much, but they managed). Looking forward to more from Mikhail. Keep it up!

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I really hope for:
leshy alliance becoming canon :3 We managed to distract leshy and shut down monolith. Though sadly we failed at checks to befriend the centaur shaman due to not having good skills for that particular camp encounter xD

Dark Archive

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Folks should totally review this- it helps the PFS folks know which adventure writers to give assignments to!

Radiant Oath

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N'wah wrote:
Folks should totally review this- it helps the PFS folks know which adventure writers to give assignments to!

Indeed. And which story threads they might want to consider following up on or expanding. ^_^


I just ran this, this past sunday, aug 9. At the end of the scenario, it says that the Verdant wheel reputation given is 1. Is this correct, or should it say 2?

Verdant Wheel

This was a lot of fun, and played out well! I liked that there were a lot of options for resolving the outcomes.

Regarding a flavor question on the chronicle sheet...:
I'm building a leshy sorcerer with the background provided in this adventure. I know the Abyssal influences tend more towards "demonic" but the unnatural feel of the monolith had me thinking more "aberrant," or at least that's how my GM ran it. How did others perceive this?


Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens, Pawns, Rulebook Subscriber

Really stupid question.. I just ran this and I want to rate it but I can't for the life of me see where I need to go to post a rating. sorry for the noob question but I'd like to start reviewing this more frequently..

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Something about clicking right into the discussion thread seems to keep the various tabs from appearing. Go to the default product link, and just below the "See Also" section you should see the review tab!


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Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens, Pawns, Rulebook Subscriber

Thanks Andrew! Lol. That was not intuitive for me but thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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