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Pathfinder RPG - Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play - vpdf - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Pathfinder Society Field Guide. A Pathfinder Campaign Setting Supplement. Authors • Erik Mona, Mark Moreland, Russ Taylor, and Larry Wilhelm. Cover Artist . Pathfinder Society, and GameMastery are registered trademarks of Paizo Publishing, LLC; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder.

By Joshua J. Frost and Nicolas Logue Introduction by the Society wherein only the most impressive finds As to your life and limb, I make you no and bravest exploits of the Pathfinders are immortalized. Rest assured, you shall Pathfinders also follow a loose code that governs their never succumb to boredom and your feats actions: Explore, Report, and Cooperate more on this later. The time to find your wanderers. Beyond their adventures as Pathfinders, they path is at hand. Within these pages you will find everything you where five factions engage in a shadow war for control need to bring your very own Pathfinder character to life. Beyond Golarions most powerful nations. At the same time, your character works for one of the five competing nation-based factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas. Chapter 1 Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a constantly evolving mega-campaign played by thousands of players and the adventures you experience are shared by players the Pathfinder Society around the world.

Members include treasure hunters, treasure and secrets. These are the venture-captains who manage than the gods. These heroes brave vine-choked jungle regional affairs and their at-times-considerable cadres ruins, ascend snow-capped peaks, and comb sun-seared of cohorts, retainers, menials, and guardians. Venture- desert sands in search of buried tombs and monuments captains generally station themselves in Pathfinder lodges, of bygone ages. The Grand Lodge of Absalom stands alone reviews it for accuracy before forwarding the manuscript among its fellows.

Unlike lesser chapter houses in towns to the masked leaders of the Pathfinder Society, the throughout the continent, which often mask their purpose cryptic Decemvirate, an inner circle of 10 experienced behind facades of commerce or domesticity, the Grand Pathfinders who guide the Societys activities.

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This Lodge wears its affiliation proudly. The Glyph of the guidance is quite subtle, allowing individual Pathfinder Open Road, so often hidden in a maps compass rose or a agents to believe they act of their own accord when they books embellishment to show the covert approval of the are actually doing the bidding of the Ten. Pathfinder Society, blazes above the gate of a sheer-walled The Society recognizes no formal bylaws, but adherence redoubt at the heart of Absalom.

The wall circles seven to a general code of behavior is expected of all members, sturdy fortresses that date back to the citys founding, and reports of activity in contrast to this code are perhaps the estate of a long-dormant noble house or the grounds for removal from the organization. The three one-time bastion of a forgotten government. For the last most important member duties are as follows: years this has been the stronghold of the Pathfinders, Explore: Pathfinders are expected to further the the seat of the Decemvirate, and the legendary repository knowledge and reputation of the Society by traveling to of the orders treasures and legends.

Agents are The Pathfinder Chronicles encouraged to travel uncharted lands in search of ever- Lesser scholars and tomb-robbers unaffiliated with the more-fantastic mysteries. Pathfinder Society are crass villains who contribute Report: In the course of their adventures, Pathfinders nothing to the greater understanding of the world, selling are expected to keep detailed journals, maps, and accounts off their treasures without bothering to record the stories of their exploits.

At the conclusion of a successful mission, behind them or further understanding of lost races, the agent sends a copy of his notes to his immediate cultures, and times.

This is what sets the Pathfinders superior, a regional venture-captain, who makes a apart. The Chronicles, gathered over centuries of daring full analysis often involving divination. Especially work, records the Societys exploits and shares them noteworthy exploits make their way to Absalom and the with the entire organization.

Most volumes come packed Decemvirate, who compile the best tales into irregularly with maps, trap diagrams, and detailed explanations published editions of the Pathfinder Chronicles, which leading to highly profitable and extraordinarily fragile make their way back to venture-captains for distribution locales.

Common treasure-hunters, bizarre cultists, and to Pathfinder agents in the field. It is the motivations. At any given time, a Pathfinder lodge might burning dream of every Pathfinder to someday see their house a fiend-summoning Chelaxian, an Andoren freedom own exploits immortalized in the ultra-exclusive pages fighter, an antiquities-obsessed Osirian necromancer, of the Pathfinder Chronicles.

When you complete a scenario you gain 1 XP. For every 3 XP you earn your character gains one level. Pathfinder Society Experience points are no longer an expendable resource Organized play basics there are no item creation rules, and spells that normally require XP to cast are either rebuilt so as to no longer Joining Pathfinder Society Organized Play is easy!

First, utilize XP as a component or have been excluded from create a Paizo account by visiting paizo. Anytime you would normally the Sign-In link at the top of the page, and then clicking receive an XP penalty for a multiclassing choice, you are on the Create a New Account button. Then, following instead prohibited from making that choice in Pathfinder the guidelines in Chapter 4, create your very own 1st level Society Organized Play. Pathfinder character and register him or her at paizo.

Here, you can also set up an optional you complete while playing through scenarios. PA not profile for your character, talk to other Pathfinder Society only earns you special rewards from your faction, but members, and download and print your membership its also added to your factions total Prestige Score.

Your card. In the future, youll be able to use the Pathfinder factions Prestige Score is a measure of their influence in Society website to locate nearby Pathfinder Society events the Inner Sea region and their level of control over the city run at conventions, game stores, or other sanctioned play. The PA you earn is pooled with PA earned by Youll even be able to even organize events on your own other members of your faction, together contributing to with a group of your friends. You can even make multiple Pathfinder Chapter 3: Society characters if you like and play them in different adventures, though you cannot play the same scenario Factions twice more on this later.

At present, five shadowy, nation-based factions struggle The special nature of this campaign means a couple for secret and subtle dominance of Absalom Andoran, of changes from the home games you are accustomed to.

Cheliax, Osirion, Qadira, and Taldor. These ancient For one, your Pathfinder Society character cannot earn and powerful nations have long been major players in experience or treasure from any adventure, scenario, Absaloms affairs, each waxing and waning with the or event outside of the campaign. Pathfinder Society sands of time. Now, in the year , they find themselves Scenarios may only be run by an official Game Master on equal footing in the City at the Center of the World, defined as someone who has registered as a Pathfinder each poised to seize control of the city through political Society member, has a membership number, and wishes and economic maneuvering.

They have their own unique to GM , who is then responsible for insuring the accuracy reasons for wanting to control Absalom, but they all of each players chronicle for that scenario as well as share one goal in common: they hope to one day turn this reporting the tracked results to a coordinator at a secret war into open and total control of the Inner Seas convention or reporting them to us on paizo. The factions of Absalom have long despised one another.

For each scenario, players will receive a chronicle sheet History is fraught with their bloody feuds, brutal wars, that theyll need to fill out in order to accurately track and oppressions. At the end of Season 0, one faction shall their progression and there are three spots on that sheet stand higher than the others, their talons sunk deep into that need to be signed off on by their GM. At conventions, Absaloms affairs reaping grand rewards.

With each new there will also be a small, additional convention tracking season, though, come new opportunities. The winds of sheet that the GM has to fill out for each player and then Absalom blow hot and fierce and they change direction turn in to Pathfinder Society HQ so the convention without warning.

Will you be a devil scholar of Cheliax, coordinator can upload the information tracked online a brave Andoren freedom fighter, a veiled vagabond of at paizo. For non-convention play, the GM is Qadira, an Osirian with pharaohs blood running in your responsible for uploading the information tracked online veins, or a secret blade of Taldor? Choose wisely, for your see Chapter 9. Each scenario contains one or more missions Notable settlements dedicated to your specific faction, all tasks that, if Diobel 4, , Escadar 11, completed, give your faction a small advantage in their Government shadow war against the other four.

During a scenario, Grand Council composed of representatives from several your faction might ask you to make sure a crime lord dies, major noble houses and religious groups. The greatest of this protect an innocent merchant caught in crossfire, save a council, called the primarch, enjoys a wide range of powers. Whatever the Common, Osiriani, Kelish mission, a positive outcome earns you and your faction Religion one point of Prestige Award.

Absalom is the most famous of all cities, and takes pride in As your Prestige Award total increases, your faction being one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the known rewards your excellent service with ever-increasing world. According to myth, Absalom was founded by Aroden boons. In Chapter 8, youll find an expanded list of items, himself when the Last of the First Humans raised the Starstone abilities, and services your Pathfinder gains access to as from the ocean depths and left it in its current resting place at his or her PA increases.

These items are rewards from your the heart of the city. It is thus a living part of mythology. All of these of Kortos in the eye of the Inner Sea. This allows the city items are outside of the normal list of items available for to control dozens of major shipping lanes and makes it a download and can be downloadd at any time once youve critical stop on any voyage across that sea. The confluence unlocked the ability to download them.

Choosing Your Faction Of course, it also attracts would-be conquerors, many of Every Faction has its own unique history, culture, style whom have unsuccessfully assaulted the city throughout and specialty. Each has its own modus operandi in the history. The ruins of dozens of siege castles litter the ongoing shadow war for control of Absalom, and each grounds outside Absaloms walls, and its harbor is so offers Pathfinders in their service different boons.

Before you choose your Faction, peruse depths of the Inner Sea and founded Absalom, he called each carefully and pick the most exciting one. Once this the wise and brave from nearby lands to inhabit the new choice is made, it cannot be changed until the end of land and bade them protect the Starstone from all who Season 0 after next years Origins in June of , so would relocate it.

Nobles, merchants, and adventurers choose wisely. We are the houses identify themselves closely with elements from those nations. The common folk represent an even wider future of humanity, and of all peoples. Ruled by array of cultural influences, from Mordant Spire elves to no crown or scepter, we instead rule ourselves. Tian traders to travelers from other planes. As a result, Captain Colson Mardris, Eagle Knight of Andoran food, song, and clothing from nearly every corner of Golarion can be found here if the visitor knows where to From humble beginnings as loggers and merchants, the look.

It is said with some seriousness that it is impossible Andorens proved themselves survivors on a hard frontier. Even before they won their independence they were an For additional information on Absalom, consult the impressive people. Brave explorers and canny merchants, Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting hardcover. They settled distant colonies, hewing a life 6 Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play from wild lands and an inhospitable coastline fraught these tyrants power is a worthy cause for an Andoren to with peril.

The power of Old Taldors navy rested on the lend himself to.

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The Eagle Knights of Andoran are champions of freedom. Andoran shrugged off the auspices of Old Taldor Icons of their national pride, these brave warriors have when Qadira invaded the empire.

Shortly thereafter they given their lives in battle against devils and monsters for shattered Cheliaxs diabolic chains. Now Andoran holds decades. Colson Maldris would much rather be out in the the reins of its own destiny in the strong hands of its field, his greatsword drenched in the blood of tyrants and people.

They are the first government of the Inner Sea to slavers, but his order has another use for him. Their weapons are Maldris served bravely aboard the warship Trident, innovation, a stubborn dedication to idealism, and a firm sending twenty three slaver ships to the bottom of the belief in the potential of humanity.

The Andorens are Inner Sea and slaying the mangy gnoll slavelord Pasha a hard people, dedicated to freedom for all, and unable Palrathgra in personal combat upon the bloody deck of to sit by and watch as the world around them submits to his pleasure frigate. Maldris was the youngest to wear the savagery and tyranny. His lauds and victories far outshine many of his senior Eagle Knights, and this may be why he was reassigned to Absalom.

Rumors that Where are you From? People from Cheliax are known as Chelaxians, use Chelish Whatever the reason, Maldris has been assigned items, and speak Common.

His true duties in the city are to acquire assets and speak Osiriani. Five men and women items, and speak Kelish. His courage and patriotism are without question, but more than a few wonder if this young commander isnt a little out of his Goals: Common Rule for All depth in a city whose murky politics can quickly drain an Andoran would see the tyrannic empires who once ruled eager mans soul.

They would see slavery abolished and those who would download and sell people punished in the Andoren Pathfinders extreme.

They would bring the torch of freedom to the Andorens are particularly suited to the life of a Pathfinder. Our greatest weapon is the tyranny of our Pathfinders not raised in Andoran yet still loyal enemies. Regardless of where they came from, non-Andorens in service to Andoran generally hold The Andoran faction attacks its enemies from within.

They these ideals above all others. Missions assigned to Andoran the following Pathfinder Modules: D1: Crown of the Kobold faction members tend toward helping dissident groups King, E1: Carnival of Tears, D0: Hollows Last Hope available within the other factions, though anything that shakes as a free download on paizo.

Keep checking paizo. Even as Andoran revels in its newfound freedom, the tendrils of Cheliaxs empire continue to expand.

The Inner Sea will fall with the rest as soon as Absalom rests firmly in the bloodied hands Asmodeous himself smiles upon our endeavor of House Thrune. Chelaxians plan to spread the dark influence of Asmodeus Paracountess Zarta Dralneen across the face of Golarion. They bring order to chaos, When Aroden died, some say the soul of Cheliax perished quell the troublesome concepts of freedom and self- with him.

The once mighty empire tore itself apart, and determination, and leave broken souls eager to accept only through the power of three noble Houses, each the bondage of slavery in their wake.

The world must steeped in deviltry, was order restored. The empire runs come to terms with the order of things. Mortals serve on the backs of fiends now, a perfect machine of hellfire at the knee of greater powers. The devils of the Nine and blood, where morality surrenders to the needs of law Hells are Golarions natural overlords and if the rabble and order. Its easy to curse Cheliax as a nation of devil- gathered along the coast of the Inner Sea cant be made to lovers, but few can argue with the results of their fiend- understand this simple fact, then they will be purged in binding craft.

House Thrune, the greatest of its diabolic a torrent of fire. Cheliax rises like a dark star, as strong as Methodology: The Kiss and the Lash ever, despite the recent losses of Galt and Andoran to A true corrupter can convince a man to hand rebellious forces.

Though a big chunk of this chapter offers examples of how They bring their enemies to heel with promises of aid, to play certain classes from specific countries, you are by no riches, and glory, but keep them in line with cruel lashes means required to create a Pathfinder Society Organized Play and hellfire. The Cheliax faction wins others to its dark character from the same country as the faction they are loyal cause with temptation.

Lust, power, riches, vanity, the to. Ulfen barbarians in service to Qadira, Vudrani monks in Chelaxians offer all, and cater to the sinful nature in service to Andoran, Mwangi Wizards in service to Cheliax, and every man to bring him low. If a foe cannot be seduced, he so on are all possibilities. Dont let our suggestions shorten must instead be scourged.

Many missions of the Cheliax the list of locales your PCs could call home. The tricks of devils Asmodeus proves as powerful a divine patron as have claimed mens souls since time immemorial and Aroden ever did, shepherding his people toward glory and they serve the Chelaxians well in their quest for control dominance of the Inner Sea.

His plans reach eons into the of Absalom. Chelaxians always Faction Leader: Paracountess Zarta Dralneen plan for a long campaign, and never trifle over todays Most people thought Zarta was nothing more than the skirmishes. In the end all will burn in hellfire. It is only a spoiled daughter of a wealthy paracount. Then her father matter of time.

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Their compact with great devils gives brothers consent. Contant rumors abound that her elder them power beyond measure, and no other nation of the brother has long been deceased, and the thing that Inner Sea can compete with their summoners when it wears his skin now is just one of Zartas many diabolic comes to trafficking with dark forces. These devils require servants. Shes always found of tender flesh and fresh blood. Slaves are an important the city rife with sins-in-the-making, and takes pleasure 8 Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play in Golarions largest cesspool of corruption.

She uses Now, Osirion emerges from millennia of foreign rule her beauty and her diabolic power in equal measures to under the rulership of the youthful Ruby Prince Khemet corrupt the souls of her enemies.

Its been said Zarta is an III, who hearkens back to the ancient days of Osirions erinyes in human form, but one victim of her corrupting glory. One year ago, Khemet opened the vast deserts of influence who lost his entire family in a quest to please Osirionlong closed by the Keleshite overlords who held the coy womans evil whims claims: She could set the the nation as a satrapy of Qadirato foreign exploration.

Today the great treasures and arcane formulas of the Zarta paints the veneer of a cultured aristocratic lady living gods of ancient Osirion are unearthed for the on her outside, especially when appearing on official entire world to see, and the ascendancy of the Land of Chelish business her cover role in Absalom is that of a Pharaohs is at hand. In truth, Osirion is a slumbering giant excess she holds at her private villa are legendary affairs that, when awakened, could wash away all fledgling that most scorn with curses, even as they secretly yearn challengers with the power of its traditions.

The for an invitation. Dwarves also have a tendency toward traditionalism and isolation that sometimes manifests as xenophobia. Elf : Tall, noble, and often haughty, elves are long-lived and subtle masters of the wilderness.

Elves excel in the arcane arts. Often they use their intrinsic link to nature to forge new spells and create wondrous items that, like their creators, seem nearly impervious to the ravages of time. A private and often introverted race, elves can give the impression they are indifferent to the plights of others.

Gnome : Expatriates of the strange land of fey, these small folk have a reputation for flighty and eccentric behavior. Many gnomes are whimsical artisans and tinkers, creating strange devices powered by magic, alchemy, and their quirky imagination.

Gnomes have an insatiable need for new experiences that often gets them in trouble. Half Elf : Often caught between the worlds of their progenitor races, half-elves are a race of both grace and contradiction.

Their dual heritage and natural gifts often create brilliant diplomats and peacemakers, but half-elves are often susceptible to an intense and even melancholic isolation, realizing that they are never truly part of elven or human society. Half Orc : Often fierce and savage, sometimes noble and resolute, half-orcs can manifest the best and worst qualities of their parent races. Many half-orcs struggle to keep their more bestial natures in check in order to epitomize the most heroic values of humanity.

Unfortunately, many outsiders see half-orcs as hopeless abominations devoid of civility, if not monsters unworthy of pity or parley. Halfling : Members of this diminutive race find strength in family, community, and their own innate and seemingly inexhaustible luck. While their fierce curiosity is sometimes at odds with their intrinsic common sense, half lings are eternal optimists and cunning opportunists with an incredible knack for getting out the worst situations.