Although it may not feel like it, March (and the start of Spring) are just around the corner, and we are running four scenarios, two on March 7th and two on March 21st.
On March 7th, Jason Schaff will be GMing #3-16 “The Midnight Mauler” (Tier 3-7):
The Decemvirate sends members of the Pathfinder Society to the former crown jewel of Ustalav’s royal courts, the decaying city of Ardis. Tasked by the Society to look into the fate of Absalom’s former Master of Blades, Vonran Vilk, what they find will lead to exploration, diplomacy, murder, haunted pasts, and tragic love. Can the PCs stop the rampage of the Midnight Mauler before he kills again? “The Midnight Mauler” was originally an exclusive adventure, run only by 4-star Pathfinder Society GMs, Venture-Captain and Venture-Lieutenant campaign volunteers, and Paizo staff for its first year, but has been revised and updated for public release
And Rich McKean starts us off on the new Season Five three-part adventure with #5-12 “Destiny of the Sands – Part 1: A Bitter Bargain” (Tier 1-5):
Amenopheus has learned that the legacy of the Jeweled Sages lies near the Osirian trade city of Eto, and the Pathfinder Society has pledged its support in the Sapphire Sage’s investigation of his ancient order; however the lead dried up—that was until a familiar information broker contacted Amenopheus offering an exchange of services. To assist an ally and unlock the secrets of Osirion’s past, the Society must deal with a deadly antagonist once more by sending the PCs to fulfill the bargain and collect its due. The only question is what price their foe will demand. “A Bitter Bargain” is the first scenario in the three-part Destiny of the Sands campaign arc. It is followed by Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–15: Destiny of the Sands—Part 2: “Race to Seeker’s Folly” and Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–16: Destiny of the Sands—Part 3: “Sanctum of the Sages.” All three chapters are intended to be played in order. Content in “A Bitter Bargain” also contributes directly to the ongoing storylines of the Osirion, Qadira, and Sczarni factions.
On March 21st, I will be running another Blakros family scenario, #4-09 “The Blakros Matrimony” (Tier 3-7):
The eldest daughter of the prominent Blakros family is set to wed an influential Hellknight, and the Pathfinder Society is invited to the festivities. Dressed for a wedding befitting royalty, a team of Pathfinders attend the ceremony on behalf of the Decemvirate, but will their presence ultimately strengthen the Society’s relationship with the influential Blakroses, or will events at the wedding bring the already tenuous alliance to a breaking point?
Finally, Rich will continue the Destiny of the Sands trilogy with #5-15 “Destiny of the Sands – Part 2: Race to Seeker’s Folly” (Tier 1-5):
The Pathfinder Society has discovered the location of a powerful Osirian artifact secreted beneath the sands, but they are not the only ones who seek its power. The Pathfinders must endure the scalding Osirian desert, brave its inhabitants, and watch for hidden dangers if they are to survive. Can the PCs reach the ruins before their rivals claim the prize? “Race to Seeker’s Folly” is the second scenario in the three-part Destiny of the Sands campaign arc. It follows Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–12: Destiny of the Sands—Part 1: “A Bitter Bargain” and is followed by Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–16: Destiny of the Sands—Part 3: “Sanctum of the Sages.” All three chapters are intended to be played in order. Content in “Race to Seeker’s Folly” also contributes directly to the ongoing storyline of the Osirion faction.
And March 15th marks the one-year anniversary of Pathfinder Society play at October Country. During the first year, we have run 38 tables with 32 different scenarios or modules run by 7 different GMs. Pretty awesome! Thanks to all the GMs (Jason, Rich, Bob, Marguerite, Eric, and Patrick) , players, and October Country staff (i.e., John Ezell) for a successful first year!
So, how should we celebrate? :)