Starfinder Society Scenario #5-06: Tarnished Legacy: Historia's Holdout

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A Starfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st- through 4th-level characters.

For months the Starfinder Society has sifted through the wreckage of Histora-Prime's life, working to put an end to any of Historia-Prime's remaining schemes and to make reparations for his many crimes. When Celita discovers record of a hidden complex on Absalom Station owned by Historia-Prime, she and Ixthia dispatch a team of Starfinders to investigate the complex, uncover it's purpose, and shut the site down for good. What lays within Historia-Prime's final holdout? Can any good come from the tarnished legacy Historia-Prime has left behind?

This is the first scenario in the two-part Tarnished Legacy story arc. The second scenario is Starfinder Society Scenario #5-08: Tarnished Legacy: Star Sugar Superstar!!!

Written by: Hilary Moon Murphy

Scenario tags: Faction (Dataphiles, Exo-Guardians)

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    Fun scenario with great attention to lore detail


    The scenario picks up some of the loose ends of the Historia storyline, and does so with a nice balance of combat, social encounters and whimsy, all set in a very original and interesting adventuring location.

    I had great fun playing through this my character-that-takes-himself-too-seriously, and found myself enjoying the versatile encounters as well as the 'ah-ha!' moment of discovering the underlying mystery.

    The adventure does great job of tying up some old storylines while kicking off new ones, and

    best of all:
    There's some great swag to be had

    Nonsensical Activities


    Forcing Soldiers and other characters that only get 4 skill points per level to do crap like "Calm the crowd down with a skill check!", is just well...I'd rather not say. It feels great being punished for spending my few skill points on skills to stay alive like Athletics and Acrobatics.

    New chapter in dataphile storyline...


    So to be honest here, I'm in melancholy mood today so that might bring down my excitement a bit. Anyway, been a while since I played this, but decided to read it and review

    So there are several things I like about the scenario: old minor character coming back after small redemption, introduction of new plot hook(it is such a great idea that Historia-Prime would think in the "Well of course I preserved them for eternity, I'm a starfinder and leader of dataphiles" way.) and new character with potential. There is bit of the old good "man mystics have hard time vs specific enemy types" thing as in majority of starfinder scenarios, but encounters are quite fun "theme parks". My only real criticism is that the certain encounter mechanics were quite easy to ignore existing, like I didn't even realize as player that the second two devices would have had different effect than the first one.

    Overall, its really solid intro for future juicy storylines. Good prologue scenario.

    Paizo Employee Organized Play Coordinator

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    Announced for August! Cover and product description are not final and are subject to change.

    Silver Crusade

    The description sounds neat, I am quite excited.

    Wayfinders Contributor

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    I hope that everyone loves this one as much as I did writing it!

    Manifold Host

    Alex, shouldn't this also be

    Faction Question:
    Dataphiles faction?

    Paizo Employee Organized Play Coordinator

    Charli Poshkettle wrote:
    Alex, shouldn't this also be ** spoiler omitted **

    Not according to our spreadsheet but I'll be sure to double-check upon release!

    Wayfinders Contributor

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    Oooh, cover art!

    Paizo Employee Organized Play Coordinator

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    Cover and product description updated.

    Wayfinders Contributor

    Thanks for the faction update Alex!

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

    Ooh, this adventure is my jam. Fleshing out Starfinder history, character development for Ixthia, returning NPCs, yes please!

    Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

    Apparently, there was an updated PDF; the only difference I can see is that Ruby-17 got black shoelaces instead of red ones.

    Paizo Employee Organized Play Coordinator

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    That is indeed the single change.

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    Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

    That's a weird reason to update a year-old file.

    Pathfinder Starfinder Society Subscriber

    Is shoelace code really still a thing? I would have thought that it would have died off when WP skinheads crawled off to where ever they went to die out. Either way I guess this makes it more apparent that the android with purple skin and a head of amazing ruby-red hair isn't a racist skinhead. :)

    Wayfinders Contributor

    Oh! Is that why they updated the art? I never knew there was a shoelace code, but am glad that Ruby isn't sending the wrong message.

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