Pathfinder Society Adventures

The Devil We Know: Rules of the Swift

Venture-Captain Hestia Themis once again called a group of Pathfinders to solve a rash of kidnappings in Cassomir, Taldor. The Pathfinders consist of Cristabelle (human witch), Elihu (human ranger), Phantem (human fighter), Moku-Pa (human barbarian), and Kyrat (human cleric). Venture-Captain Themis informs the Pathfinders that Swift Prison has been overrun by derros and that staff members and prisoners alike have been kidnapped and most likely brought to the Darklands. She orders the adventurers to help the Cassomir constabulary in investigating and beating back the derro threat, but also to examine the bell located in Swift Prison’s chapel and determine if it is an artifact called the Bell of Obedience. The Pathfinders depart immediately for the prison.

In her pocket, Cristabelle finds a note from her Osiriani contact. In it, Amenopheus wants her to bring a sample of a black rock called Lazurite. This same substance was found in the head of Dalirio Teppish and the Sapphire Sage wants to research it more. He also wants the head of a ghoul or a ghast for study. He will compare the head with Dalirio’s head and learn more about Dalirio’s transition.

The group heads on over to Swift Prison and, in the neighbourhood surrounding the prison, are set on by roving patrols of the Cult of Nature’s Cataclysm for a total of four druids and their dire rat companions. A battle ensues where Elihu slays two dire rats with his composite longbow whilst Phantem cleaves through three dire rats. The cult members cast an entangle spell, but most of the party is able to not let it affect them. Elihu the ranger is responsible for killing two Nature’s Cataclysm members and his wolf dispatched another dire rat. Moku-Pa killed a druid with his bastard sword and Phantem finishes off the last druid with an arrow.

The Prince of Augustana

The Pathfinders met in the Grand Lodge in Absalom and spoke to Venture-Captain Alissa Moldreserva, who then ordered them to go to the Augustana Pathfinder Lodge in the nation of Andoran and check in with Venture-Captain Caudron Wallace. Venture-Captain Wallace tells them that a man claiming to be the Emperor of Andoran was found on the doorstep of the lodge and said that assassins from another plane had attacked him. The only reason why he is being given credence is that he is in possession of a wayfinder. Caudron doesn’t want anything to do with this issue so he orders the Pathfinders to go talk to the man.

The group is made up of Jaxon Dreadstar (human fighter), Elihu (human ranger), Phantem (human fighter), and Zyphur (elven cleric). The party enters the next room and starts interrogating the weird, pale man named Gandros Skytower. Gandros claims that he is the Prince of Augustana and that his dead father, the emperor, left him a kingdom beneath the city as well as the wayfinder. He also claims that he was attacked by dark assassins from another world and that, if the Pathfinders help him, he will grant them anything from his kingdom as a reward. The Pathfinders are sceptical, but decide to check out his story anyways. They return to Venture-Captain Wallace and he shows them on a map hanging on the wall where the entrance to the sewer where Gandros came out is most likely. He says his biggest concern is that there may be a portal to a different plane that is open. Wallace lets the group know that his diviners have determined that some parts of Gandros’ story are true.

On the way out, Jaxon finds an expected message in his pocket. Amenopheus, his master, lets him know that there is another Osiriani agent named Pteliut the Keen who was tasked with finding the routes that smugglers use to steal relics from Osirion. The last place he was to have been was in the sewers beneath Augustana and that, since he missed his last two scheduled communications, Jaxon is to find him and aid him, but not blow his cover.

Murder on the Silken Caravan

The group of Pathfinders, made up of Cristabelle (human witch), Ba’inta (human druid with tyrannosaurus rex companion), Moku-Pa (human barbarian), Babaganoush (half-elf rogue), Phantem (human fighter), and Elihu (human ranger) were summoned to the Grand Lodge in Absalom and given a briefing by Venture-Captain Adril Hestram. Adril tells them that Venture-Captain Targos Min-Katheer passed away and that his last wish was to have his body travel the Silken Way from Lopul to Katheer. Venture-Captain Hestram assures them that the mission should be easy.

Before leaving, Cristabelle notices a note in her pocket, most likely put there by her Osiriani contact. In the note, Amenopheus, the Sapphire Sage, orders Cristabelle to find a temple to Irori that is along the Silken Way and clear it of the monsters rumoured to be infesting the place. The sage wants the church to be cleaned and restored as well. Cristabelle carefully folds the note and returns it to her pocket.

The adventurers arrive in the caravan-city of Lopul in Qadira and manage to locate the house of Min-Katheer. They notice that the house is surrounded by mourners and when they knock on the door, they are met by a leper who challenges them. They identify themselves as members of the Pathfinder Society and he reluctantly lets them inside. One of the people inside was a masked man named Ben-Garri the Scarred and, as it turns out, he is a member of the sect of Lamashtu, there to desecrate the body of Venture-Captain Katheer. A fight starts and the adventurers defeat the cultists.

Decline of Glory

The Pathfinders have been tasked by Osprey to travel from the Grand Lodge in Absalom to the settlement of Railford in Taldor and convince a man named Becher Railford to use part of the Railford Distillery as a Pathfinder lodge. Becher’s father, Iodun, was a Pathfinder before he passed away. The group consisted of Cristabelle (human witch), Wayo (elven alchemist), Tumbler (elven rogue), Markas (human fighter), and Sliska (human inquisitor). Osprey told them that the mission was going to be a cakewalk.

Whilst prepping for departure, Cristabelle was met by her shadowy Osirion contact. The message he delivered from Amenopheus said that a fellow Pathfinder named Abta Nuatha, himself an associate of Iodun Railford, has disappeared about ten years ago. If found, Pathfinder Railford should be brought to the pharoah immediately; however, if he is dead, he should receive a proper burial.

The Pathfinders travel towards Railford. The rain is falling hard, making the land around them a soupy mess. On the way to the distillery, the group is set upon by two soldiers, two dogs, and a wolf, who were patrolling the area. Tumbler completely massacres one dog with his rapier, cripples the second one, and kills the wolf for good measure. Cristabelle puts a thug to sleep and Wayo runs him through with her spear whilst Markas knocks out the last soldier.

The Devil We Know: Crypt of Fools

The Pathfinders were once again summoned by Venture-Captain Hestia Themis in Cassomir’s Pathfinder lodge. This time, the group was made up of brothers Gerrik (human rogue) and Gale (human rogue), Babaganoush (half-elf rogue), and Cristabelle (human witch). Venture-Captain Themis is distressed that there are yet more kidnappings in her beloved city and that the former victims are coming back as undead skeletons. She thinks the Cult of Nature’s Cataclysm is involved again and tasks the adventurers to visit Swift Prison and talk to a Nature’s Cataclysm cultist for more information.

On the way out, Cristabelle is intercepted by her Osiriani contact, who hands her a message from Amenopheus. The Sapphire Sage informs her that when the Ismacco family was being interred in the Crypt of Fools, Osirion mummy-crafters were the ones that were in charge of embalming them. She was instructed to locate one of these bodies and take a sample so the techniques could be learned. The Sapphire Sage also ordered her to bring the head of Dalirio Teppish. Even though he was killed earlier, if rumours are true and he is still doing his evil deeds, something must have reanimated him and Amenopheus wants to know what he has become and how.

The three rogues and the witch arrived at Swift Prison and met with Garvel, their assigned contact and local guide. He led them to a crazed cultist who was painting some crazy pictures on easels. Before he answers any of their questions, he demands that they go outside and describe the statue located out front to him. After that is done and the group returns to the painter, they notice three of his paintings with similar iconography. He tells them that his master resides in the Crypt of Fools and that the Cassomir engineers in the Hall of Wonders will know where that is.

The Hydra's Fang Incident

The Pathfinders travel from Absalom to the town of Diobel to meet a Pathfinder by the name of Osprey at a really seedy pub called The Tails in a section of town known as South Reach. The group consists of Jaxon Dreadstar (human fighter), Elihu (human ranger), Phantem (human fighter), Anaya (human), and Zial (half-elven alchemist). Osprey told them that the infamous Chelaxian pirate Darsielle Du Moire is in possession of some tablets that the Pathfinder Society wants to get their hands on. Du Moire razed a small Andoran village and took the tablets from a mystic allegedly of Azlanti descent. They were ordered to retrieve the tablets as, although they are forgeries, they depict ancient Azlanti rites. Osprey tells them that they can track down Du Moire at a shop called Lubor’s Imports because Darsielle owes Lubor Staizkal money and most likely went to pay him before setting sail in the Hydra’s Fang.

On their way out, Jaxon noticed a slip of paper in his pocket, most likely put there by his Osiriani contact. The note was from Amenopheus and, in it, he notes that the tensions between the nations of Cheliax (as Du Moire is Chelaxian) and Andoran (as the village he destroyed was in Andoran) may lead to war, which would be good for Osirion. The orders also instruct Jaxon that Du Moire has a bronze key on his person, which the Sapphire Sage suspects opens up ancient catacombs beneath the Spire of Nex, and therefore, strong magics. Jaxon returns and meets the rest of the group.

The Pathfinders go to Lubor’s Imports and find the bodies of two dead guards lying in the main shop. In the back room, they see two thugs and a little girl crouching over a dead body and calling it daddy. Phantem knocked one of the thugs out, but was betrayed by the little girl, who cast a magic missile at him. Betrayal! It turns out that the girl was a wizard in disguise by the name of Katiya. Anaya runs in and mortally wounds Katiya with a swing of her axe. The remaining thug injures Phantem with a mighty hit of his longsword. Jaxon dispatches the thug with a hit of a longsword. The dead body is that of Lubor Staizkal. The Pathfinders locate a trap door in the shop and go down below.

The Devil We Know: Cassomir's Locker

The Pathfinders were again called to the Taldan Pathfinder lodge in Cassomir with Venture-Captain Hestia Themis giving them their mission briefing. The group consisted of Jaxon Dreadstar (human fighter), Elihu (human ranger), Yukatashi (half-orc barbarian), and Anaya (elven fighter). Venture-Captain Themis told the Pathfinders that a friend of hers, the Countess Arieta Patrizia, died after being captured by the Cult of Nature’s Cataclysm. However, before she passed away, Arieta escaped her bonds and told her tale to Hestia. She reported that an artifact called the Jet Rat was transforming normal rats into dire rats and that the artifact should be safely kept in the Pathfinder Society’s Grand Lodge in Absalom so it can be studied and catalogued. The Jet Rat was in the hands of a Darklands race called the derro. The group was ordered to get the Jet Rat and free any captured Taldans.

Before the group set out, Jaxon was met by his Osirion contact and handed a message from Amenopheus. The Sapphire Sage ordered Jaxon to ensure the Jet Rat was delivered to the Grand Lodge in Absalom for safekeeping. In the letter, Amenopheus says that the Jet Rat sounds like an ancient Osirion artifact that was used to create a vermin army. His second mission was to find a rat transformed by the Jet Rat and take a sample from its body to give to Amenopheus for study.

The Pathfinders travelled to the place in Cassomir where Countess Patrizia remembered being taken and dropped down into the sewers. Anaya was the first down and the grate she landed on gave way and she dropped down into a pit. When the rest of the group descended into the sewers to help Anaya up, a giant spider attacked them. Yukatashi got entangled in a web the spider shot out. Jaxon poked the spider with his longsword whilst Yukatashi got free and killed it with his greataxe. A dead derro was found and, when the body was searched, was revealed to have two potions of cure moderate wounds.

Mists of Mwangi

The group of adventurers were awoken in the middle of the night in the Grand Lodge of Absalom by Venture-Captain Adil Hestram and given an important mission. There are strange things afoot in the Blakros Museum and Venture-Captain Hestram tasks the Pathfinders to go there and find out what is happening. The museum is curated by an ex-Pathfinder named Nigel Aldain, who apparently has some bad blood with the Society, and never lets any Society members examine the exhibits. A current Pathfinder, named Lugizar Trantos, has just returned from the Mwangi Expanse and went straight to the Blackros Museum without stopping at the Grand Lodge, and sold some wooden idols to Aldain. Whatever he brought back may be causing people at the museum to go mad.

The group is made up of Jaxon Dreadstar (human fighter), Lariden (dwarf inquisitor), Byron (human paladin), Dakov (human alchemist), Randy (half-elf), and Francis (human rogue). Once they reach the Blackros Museum, they notice a strange mist flowing around the open lobby. They search around, but find nothing of interest, and decide to go into the West Exhibit Hall with the Honored Dead exhibit. Before entering it though, they grab a pamphlet on a display case that includes a map of the interior.

Whilst walking around the West Exhibit Hall, the party is attacked by animated corpses, one ghoul and two skeletons. The ghoul attacks Byron and Dakov throws a bomb, injuring one of the skeletons. Jaxon dispatches both skeletons with his longsword and Randy fires an arrow, taking down the ghoul.

Delirium's Tangle

The adventurers were summoned to the Grand Lodge in Absalom on behalf of Venture-Captain Drandle Dreng. The party consisted of Jaxon Dreadstar (human fighter), Lord Traice (halfing rogue), Hamick (human fighter), Elijah (human wizard), Phantem (human fighter), and Athena (elven witch). Venture-Captain Dreng introduced them to Grandmaster Torch, an “associate” of the Society. Grandmaster Torch tasked them with locating Nuar Spiritskin, Minotaur Prince of Absalom, who apparently got lost in Delirium’s Tangle, a grand maze underneath Absalom. He also mentions that there is an ancient elven artifact, Izryen’s Hourglass at the maze’s center and that the Pathfinder Society can keep it if they bring back the minotaur. Dreng tells them that the minotaur is a useful ally to the Society and to go forth and prepare.

Whilst preparing, a member of the city guard slips Jaxon a piece of paper. Orders from Osirion, from Amenopheus himself. Legend says that the sands flowing through the elven hourglass artifact come from the deserts of Osirion. Jaxon is tasked with getting a handful of sand from it and bringing it back to Osirion. The Sapphire Sage also believes that Delirium’s Tangle is acting like an enormous magic circle and he asks Jaxon to map it as best as he can. Jaxon tucks the message into his pocket and meets the rest of the party for departure.

After approximately eight hours, the team finally finds the entrance to the maze beneath Absalom’s Ivy District after going through a maintenance tunnel. Once entering the maze proper, they come across a large chamber with big sandy patches on the floor. Suddenly, two feral mining beetles rise out of a patch of sand and attacks them! One of them surprises Phantom and bites him, but it barely penetrates his armour. Jaxon killed one with his longsword and Athena injured the second one with a shot from her crossbow. Traice cut off the beetle’s leg and mortally wounded it. When the group searched around, they came across some potions and a scroll and the beetle’s nest, which had some eggs in it. Hamik managed to grab two eggs after breaking the first one. The group sees tracks and signs on the ground that indicate the minotaur was dragged away by several dozen medium-sized creatures.