Category Archives: Golarion Lore

From the Field: Themed PFS Game Days

An entire day or two devoted to Pathfinder Society can serve a number of functions in your area. You can use Game Days to immerse new players in the Society; as a special event, possibly launched by the playing of one of the Specials; or as a way to catch some players up on scenarios they’ve been wanting to play, but haven’t made it onto the schedule at your regular events. Whatever the reason you run a PFS Game Day, […]

Pathfinder Society – Season Four Summary

A Chronicle of the Pathfinder Society’s exploits during the adventuring season from the First of Arodus in the year 4712 (by Absalom Reckoning), through the Thirtieth of Erastus, 4713 A.R., prepared by Chronicler Thaddeus Lamplighter, Pathfinder. [This is a player-friendly, spoiler-free summary of the events which occurred during Season Four, the so-called “Year of the Waking Rune”. ] The ancient empire of Thassilon once stretched across much of western Avistan, encompassing the area of modern-day Varisia as well as land which is […]

Know Your Nations: City at the Center of the World, Part Three

We continue our Know Your Nations lecture about Absalom Proper. After 10 minutes pass like sand through an hourglass, a chime brings the room naturally back to their seats and Ophelia returns to her place at the podium.  “Hello again Pathfinders. I am pleased to see all of you sharing your notes and hopefully adding a few additional notes of your own. However we are not quite done, so if you would turn to page 33, we will continue the […]

Know Your Nations: The Nation at the Center of the World, Part Two

Lady O’s Personal Note: This written episode uses information from a variety of sources (see below), but has been synthesized into a player-friendly, spoiler-free format. GMs should be assured that none of this information removes the need for Knowledge checks to identify locations and places in Absalom. This is information Pathfinders would have learned in training, but whether they remember that information when it counts is based on their Knowledge checks. Enjoy! The Large Seminar Room in the Pathfinder Society […]

Know Your Nations: The Nation at the Center of the World, Part One

Greetings lovely Pathfinders! Lady Ophelia here, sharing with you my wisdom and knowledge about the many realms of Golarion, and how they affect you the Pathfinder! These next two weeks, we will be going deep into the land of Absalom! Which to all Pathfinders, is acknowledged as “Home” or the “City in the Center of the World”. Writer’s Note: This is part one of a Three-Part Series concerning all things Absalom. Tune in over the coming weeks as we complete […]

Pathfinder Society Season Summary – Season Two

A Chronicle of the Pathfinder Society’s exploits during the adventuring season from the First of Arodus in the year 4710 (by Absalom Reckoning), through the Thirtieth of Erastus, 4711 A.R., prepared by Chronicler Thaddeus Lamplighter, Pathfinder. [This is a player-friendly, spoiler-free summary of the events which occurred during Season Two, the so-called “Year of the Shadow Lodge”. Blue text like this is out-of-character!] During the last months of the year 4710 by Absalom Reckoning, events were in motion which would change the Pathfinder Society […]

Know Your Nations: Taldor

Greetings lovely Pathfinders! Lady Ophelia here, sharing with you my wisdom and knowledge about the many realms of Golarion. What they are like, and how they affect you the Pathfinder who may be going into the country on a mission. Our next country on the lineup is Taldor, known as the “Decadent Empire”. History and Geography: Taldor is one of the oldest countries in Golarion. Major geographical features act as natural boundaries between the empire and its neighbours. To the north […]

Lamplighter Lecture 4713 A.R. – The Demons of the Worldwound

[NOTE: This lecture was delivered live and in-character at the Manitoba Pathfinder Lodge’s annual “Convocation” event in Winnipeg, Canada in September 2013, just before presenting the Season 5 special, “Siege of the Diamond City”. It uses information from a variety of sources (see below), but has been synthesized into a player-friendly, spoiler-free format. GMs should be assured that none of this information removes the need for Knowledge checks to identify demons and their abilities at the table; this is information […]

Running Season One Scenarios (for GMs – SPOILERS!)

[Based on reader feedback, I’m providing a bit more detail and spoilers for certain scenarios – hopefully this will help GMs select scenarios and prepare for them. As always, the GM Shared Prep is an invaluable resource for prep, and Pathfinderwiki gives additional detail and insight into the locations and people of Golarion. – Lamplighter] Season One was the first season of the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign to use the Pathfinder RPG rules. No mechanical conversion is necessary to […]