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Campaign – Shadow Lodge Faction

Thassilonian Resurgence

Overview of the Shadow Lodge

The Shadow Lodge faction within the Pathfinder Society represented dissenters of the Decemvirate.

  • Leader: Grandmaster Torch
  • Alignment: Neutral
  • Headquarters: The Puddles, Absalom
  • Goals: Hold Your Leaders Accountable

They are the not so secret police of the Pathfinder Society, their role is to keep the leaders in check, and stop the abuse of junior operatives of the society.

Ranks of the Shadow Lodge Faction

Ranks: Firebrand (lo-cg-74, Fame +10), Lastwall Sentry (lo-wg-47, Fame +10), Pathfinder Agent (lo-wg-24, Fame +10), Red Mantis Assassin (lo-wg-72, Fame +10), Scrollmaster (lo-cg-113, Fame +10), Spellmaster (lo-cg-114, Fame +10), Student of Perfection (lo-wg-84, Fame +10), Swordmaster (lo-cg-116, Fame +10),

  • Pathfinder Enforcer (Fame +5)
  • Red Mantis Assassin (lowg71) (Fame +5)

Background of the Shadow Lodge Faction

For decades, a growing segment of the Pathfinder Society’s membership became disillusioned with the Decemvirate. Whether they held personal grudges against the masked leaders of the Society for slights they felt were never remedied or watched too many of their friends suffer for the good of a Society that seemed to thank them very little, these rebels’ numbers surged in the early 4700s AR, swelling the Shadow Lodge’s membership.

Faction Goal – Hold your Leaders Accountable

Members of the Shadow Lodge hold the Decemvirate accountable for its treatment of field agents and the consequences of its missions.

Spending Shadow Lodge Organisation Renown

Associated Regions with the Eye of Dread (lo-wg-37), High Seas (lo-wg-61), Impossible Lands (lo-wg-73) and Organisations Arclords of Nex (lo-wg-81), Esoteric Order of the Palatine Eye (lo-wg-46), Firebrands (lo-cg-75), Free Captains (lo-wg-68), Magambya (lo-wg-90), Red Mantis (rb-cr-21) and Whispering Way ()

FEAT OPTIONS
You gain a new feat, you cannot have more additional feats than levels.

  • (4) Eye of the Arclords (U General, Skill, Feat 2, lo-wg-82),

ITEM OPTIONS
You gain a new item (cost below, Uncommon level x2, Rare level x4).

  • (0) Jellyfish Lamp (Item 0, lo-wg-68), Swim Fins (Item 0, lo-wg-69)
  • (24) Aeon Stone – Black Pearl (U Item 12, lo-wg-64)

SPECIAL OPTIONS

  • Language training – Choice of Speak or Read/Write reduced depending on faction. It the same again to learn as Expert. It costs twice as much for Master, and three times for Legendary.
    • (1) Common language – Common, Dwarven, Elven, Gnomish, Goblin, Orcish
    • (2) Uncommon language – Hallit, Infernal, Kelesh, Mwangi, Necril, Osiriani, Skald, Varisian, Vudrani
    • (8) Rare language – Azlantu (Read-Only)
  • Other Services Unique to Shadow Lodge
    • (8) Lover’s Ink (R Item 2, lo-leg-25),
    • (10) No One Left Behind – If you fail a mission due to death, they will track down your body (as long as it still exists) and have you restored to life returning your equipment to you. (Shadow Lodge members only)
    • (12) Palm Crossbow (R Item 3, lo-leg26),
    • (20) Don’t Sully the Name – When faced with people claiming to be members of the Shadow Lodge, or members of the faction not acting in the interest of the faction, you have advantage on attack rolls.
    • (24) Clockwork Recorder (R Item 6, lo-leg-25),

MULTI-CLASS OPTIONS

  • (8) Firebrand Braggart (U Feat 4, lo-cg-75) You gain the Firebrand Braggart Dedication feat and gain the title Firebrand and access to Firebrand options.
    • (3) Snapleaf (Item 3, lo-cg-73),
    • (4) Backup Disguise (U Firebrand, General, Skill, Feat 2, lo-cg-71), Cloak of Repute (Item 4, lo-cg-73), Sow Rumour (U Firebrand, General, Skill, Feat 2, lo-cg-71)
    • (6) Insistent Door Knocker (Item 6, lo-cg-73),
    • (7) Unmemorable Mantle (Item 7, lo-cg-74),
    • (9) Greater Cloak of Repute (Item 9, lo-cg-73), Greater Unmemorable Mantle (Item 9, lo-cg-74),
    • (11) Greater Insistent Door Knocker (Item 11, lo-cg-73),
    • (12) Boaster’s Challenge (Feat 6, lo-cg-75), Daring Act (Feat 6, lo-cg-75)
    • (14) Entourage (R Firebrand, General, Skill, Feat 7, lo-cg-72)
    • (16) Bravo’s Determination (Feat 8, lo-cg-76), Great Boaster (Feat 8, lo-cg-76)
    • (17) Major Cloak of Repute (Item 17, lo-cg-73), Major Insistent Door Knocker (Item 17, lo-cg-73), Major Unmemorable Mantle (Item 17, lo-cg-74),
    • (20) Daring Flourish (Feat 10, lo-cg-76), Demanding Challenge (Feat 10, lo-cg-76)
    • (24) Daredevil’s Gambit (Feat 12, lo-cg-76),
  • (4) Lastwall Sentry (U Feat 2, lo-wg-47) You gain the Lastwall Sentry Dedication feat and gain the title Lastwall Sentry and access to Lastwall options.
    • (0) Armoured Skirt (Armour Item 0, lo-cg-92), Fauchard (Weapon Item 0, lo-cg-93),
    • (1) Lastwall Soup (U Elixir Item 1, lo-cg-93),
    • (2) Everstand Stance (U Feat 1, Champion, Fighter, Stance, lo-cg-91),
    • (8) Everstand Strike (U Feat 4, Champion, Fighter, lo-cg-91), Eyes of Ozem (Feat 4, lo-wg-48), Light of Revelation (U Feat 4, Champion, lo-cg-91), Necromantic Resistance (Feat 4, lo-wg-48), Rescuer’s Press (R Feat 4, lo-leg-68), Sinister Knight (U Rune 8, lo-cg-92), Sun Blade (U Feat 4, Champion, lo-cg-91),
    • (9) Crimson Brand (U Weapon Item 9, lo-cg-93),
    • (10) Serrating (U Rune 10, lo-cg-93),
    • (12) Grave Sense (Feat 6, lo-wg-48),
    • (14) Glorious Plater (R Armour Item 14, lo-cg-93),
    • (15) Radiant Lance (U Weapon Item 15, lo-cg-93),
    • (16) Impassable Wall Stance (U Feat 8, Champion, Fighter, lo-cg-91), Necromantic Tenacity (Feat 8, lo-wg-48),
    • (20) Lastwall Warden (Feat 10, lo-wg-48),
  • (4) Pathfinder Agent (U Feat 2, lo-wg-24) You gain the pathfinder Archetype and feat Pathfinder Agent Dedication and the Title Pathfinder Agent.
    • (2) Archaic Wayfinder (U Item 2, lo-wg-18), Pathfinder’s Coin (U Held Item 2, lo-cg-110), Wayfinder (U Item 2, rc-cr-618),
    • (3) Pathfinder Chronicle (U Item 3, lo-cg-110),
    • (4) Fortifying Pebble (U Talisman Item 4, lo-cg-110), Scroll Case of Simplicity (U Held Item 4, lo-cg-111), Shining Wayfinder (U Worn Item 4, lo-cg-111),
    • (5) Vanishing Wayfinder (U Worn Item 5, lo-cg-112),
    • (6) Bi-Resonant Wayfinder (U Worn Item 6, lo-cg-110), Pathfinder’s Pouch (U Worn Item 6, lo-cg-111),
    • (8) Careful Explorer (Feat 4, lo-wg-23), Deft Cooperation (Feat 4, lo-wg-23), Thorough Reports (Skill, Feat 4, lo-wg p23), Wayfinder Resonance Tinkerer (Feat 4, lo-wg-23)
    • (12) Forced Entry (U Feat 6, Skill, lo-cg-112),
    • (16) Recognize Threat (U Feat 8, Skill, lo-cg-112),
    • (20) Everyone Duck! (U Feat 10, lo-cg-112),
    • (24) Educated Assessment (U Feat 12, lo-cg-112),
  • (4) Pathfinder Scroll Expert (Feat 2, rb-cr-220) You gain the pathfinder Archetype for a another class as selected below.
    • Alchemist Dedication (rb-cr)
    • Bard Dedication (rb-cr)
    • Investigator Dedication (rb-apg)
    • Monk Dedication (rb-cr)
    • Rogue Dedication (rb-cr)
  • (12) Pathfinder Scrollmaster (U Feat 6 – lo-cg-113) You gain the pathfinder Archetype and feat Scrollmaster Dedication and the title Scrollmaster.
    • (2) Archaic Wayfinder (U Item 2, lo-wg-18), Pathfinder’s Coin (U Held Item 2, lo-cg-110), Wayfinder (U Item 2, rc-cr-618),
    • (3) Pathfinder Chronicle (U Item 3, lo-cg-110),
    • (4) Fortifying Pebble (U Talisman Item 4, lo-cg-110), Scroll Case of Simplicity (U Held Item 4, lo-cg-111), Shining Wayfinder (U Worn Item 4, lo-cg-111),
    • (5) Vanishing Wayfinder (U Worn Item 5, lo-cg-112),
    • (6) Bi-Resonant Wayfinder (U Worn Item 6, lo-cg-110), Pathfinder’s Pouch (U Worn Item 6, lo-cg-111),
    • (16) Lore Seeker (Feat 8, lo-cg-113), Unravel Mysteries (Feat 8, lo-cg-113)
    • (20) Font of Knowledge (Feat 10, lo-cg-113)
  • (4) Pathfinder Spell Expert (Feat 2, rb-cr-220) You gain the pathfinder Archetype for a another class as selected below.
    • Cleric Dedication (rb-cr)
    • Druid Dedication (rb-cr)
    • Oracle Dedication (rb-apg)
    • Sorcerer Dedication (rb-cr)
    • Witch Dedication (rb-apg)
    • Wizard Dedication (rb-cr)
  • (12) Pathfinder Spellmaster (U Feat 6 – lo-cg-114) You gain the Feat Spellmaster Dedication and gain the title Spellmaster.
    • (2) Archaic Wayfinder (U Item 2, lo-wg-18), Pathfinder’s Coin (U Held Item 2, lo-cg-110), Wayfinder (U Item 2, rc-cr-618),
    • (3) Pathfinder Chronicle (U Item 3, lo-cg-110),
    • (4) Fortifying Pebble (U Talisman Item 4, lo-cg-110), Scroll Case of Simplicity (U Held Item 4, lo-cg-111), Shining Wayfinder (U Worn Item 4, lo-cg-111),
    • (5) Vanishing Wayfinder (U Worn Item 5, lo-cg-112),
    • (6) Bi-Resonant Wayfinder (U Worn Item 6, lo-cg-110), Pathfinder’s Pouch (U Worn Item 6, lo-cg-111),
    • (16) Surreptitious Spellcaster (Feat 8, lo-cg-114)
    • (20) Ward Casting (Feat 10, lo-cg-114)
    • (24) Spellmaster’s Resilience (Feat 12 lo-cg-114)
    • (24) Absorb Spell (Feat 14 lo-cg-114)
  • (4) Pathfinder Sword Expert (Feat 2, rb-cr-220) You gain the pathfinder Archetype for a another class as selected below.
    • Barbarian Dedication (rb-cr)
    • Champion Dedication (rb-cr)
    • Fighter Dedication (rb-cr)
    • Ranger Dedication (rb-cr)
    • Swashbuckler Dedication (rb-apg)
  • (12) Pathfinder Swordmaster (U Feat 6, lo-cg-115) You gain the Feat Swordmaster Dedication and gain the title Swordmaster.
    • (2) Archaic Wayfinder (U Item 2, lo-wg-18), Pathfinder’s Coin (U Held Item 2, lo-cg-110), Wayfinder (U Item 2, rc-cr-618),
    • (3) Pathfinder Chronicle (U Item 3, lo-cg-110),
    • (4) Fortifying Pebble (U Talisman Item 4, lo-cg-110), Scroll Case of Simplicity (U Held Item 4, lo-cg-111), Shining Wayfinder (U Worn Item 4, lo-cg-111),
    • (5) Vanishing Wayfinder (U Worn Item 5, lo-cg-112),
    • (6) Bi-Resonant Wayfinder (U Worn Item 6, lo-cg-110), Pathfinder’s Pouch (U Worn Item 6, lo-cg-111),
    • (20) Harrying Strike (Feat 10, lo-cg-115)
    • (24) Shoulder Catastrophe (Feat 12, lo-cg-115)
    • (28) Death’s Door (Feat 14, lo-cg-115)
  • (4) Red Mantis Assassin (U Feat 2, lo-wg-72) You gain the Red Mantis Assassin Dedication feat and gain the title Red Mantis Assassin.
    • (8) Basic Red Mantis Magic (Feat 4, lo-wg-72),
    • (12) Advanced Red Mantis Magic (Feat 6, lo-wg-72), Crimson Shroud (Feat 6, lo-wg-72)
    • (16) Achaekek’s Grip (R Feat 8, lo-leg-58), Mantis Form (Feat 8, lo-wg-71)
    • (20) Fading (R Feat 10, lo-leg-58)
    • (24) Vernai Training (R Feat 12, lo-leg-58)
    • (28) Prayer Attack (Feat 14, lo-leg-58)
  • (2) Student of Perfection (U Feat 2, lo-wg-84) You gain the Student of Perfection Dedication feat and gain the title Student of Perfection.
    • (8) Perfect Strike (Feat 4, lo-wg-84)
    • (12) Perfect Ki Adept (Feat 6, lo-wg-84)

RANK OPTIONS

  • 10 pts Enforcer – You gain access to a list of pathfinders who have broken from the rules of the society and need to be dealt with or they will continue to negatively impact on the perception of the society where they are based.

Gaining and Losing Renown in the Shadow Lodge Faction

Shadow Lodge missions often involve gathering evidence of slights against the average Pathfinder from high-ranking members like venture-captains and the Ten; assisting former agents in recovering from injuries, curses, or maladies suffered while serving as the Decemvirate’s pawns; or eliminating openly oppositional Pathfinders who claim allegiance to the Shadow Lodge and damage the organisation’s reputation. Shadow Lodge operatives who can operate without damaging the tenuous peace with the Decemvirate are quite valued.

Gaining faction renown

  • +1 renown – Completing an Objective of the Shadow Lodge Faction
  • +1 renown – Gaining a level while a member of the Shadow Lodge Faction

Loosing faction Renown

  • -1 renown – Turning down a Shadow Lodge Faction quest.
  • -1 renown – Failing to achieve an Shadow Lodge Objective in an accepted quest.
  • – half current renown – changing factions within the society.

Letters from the Faction

Characters associated with these adventures have the following letters:

#1 – Aspirant Pathfinders

Servant of the Society,

You doubtless know by now what being a Pathfinder entails, and have seen the danger into which the Decemvirate and their venture-captain lackeys are so willing to send you. I was once a Pathfinder like you, and ever since I was left for dead by my so-called allies after being cursed, I’ve worked to ensure that ordinary Pathfinders are given the rights and respect they deserve. Help us to rub out rogue Shadow Lodge agents who seek only their own gain and power. Make the Shadow Lodge a safe haven for all who have suffered because of the masked few who steer the Society. Work with me and the Shadow Lodge for Pathfinders the world over, and we will ensure that you reap the benefits of your deeds. You will hear from me soon.

In the shadow of the masked ones,
Grandmaster Torch

Character also gain a Book of Law for Korvosa to help keep them safe.

Content Updates

  • 2022-04-13 – Updated with content from Lost Omens World Guide.
  • 2021-08-11 – Updating the layout and links.
TRAP Campaign

Adventures, Challenges, Personalities, Runelords, Varisia, TRAP Design

Characters: Feats (Location, Social (RotR), Social (JR))

Main Settlements: Absalom, Korvosa, Magnimar, Riddleport

Other Settlements: Abken, Baslwief, Biston, Galduria, Harse, Ilsurian, Janderhoff, Kaer Maga, Melfesh, Nybor, Palin’s Cove, Ravenmoor, Roderic’s Cove, Sandpoint, Sirathu, Turtleback Ferry, Urglin, Velderaine, Wartle, Whistledown, Windsong Abbey, Wolf’s Ear

Other Locations: Ashwood, Bloodsworn Vale, Brinewall, Calphiak Mountains, Celwynvian, Chorak’s Tomb, Churlwood, Cinderlands, Crystalrock, Crystilan, Curchain Hills, Ember Lake, Fenwall Mountains, Fogscar Mountains, Gnashers, Gruankus, Guiltspur, Hollow Mountain, Hook Mountain, Iron Peaks, Kodar Mountains, Lady’s Light, Lurkwood, Malgorian Mountains, Mierani Forest, Minderhal’s Anvil, Mindspin Mountains, Mobhad Leigh, Mundatei, Mushfelns, Nolands, Red Mountains, Rift of Niltak, Rimeskull, Sanos Forest, Shimmerglens, Skotha Lake, Skull’s Crossing, Spindlehorn, Spire of Lemriss, Stormunder Lake, Stony Mountains, Storval Deep, Storval Plateau, Storval Stairs, Sunken Queen, Syrantula Lake, Varisian Gulf, Velashu River, Velashu Uplands, Viperwall, Wormwood Hall, Wyvern Mountains, Yondabakari River

Organisations: Hellknights, Pathfinder Society

PFS Factions: Andoran, Cheliax, Grand Lodge, Lantern Lodge, Osirion, Qadira, Sczarni, Shadow Lodge, Silver Crusade, Taldor

Adventures

Level 1: Aspirant Pathfinders, The Lost Star, Ilsundal Carnival, Pharasma’s Quest, Welcome to Kaer Maga

Level 2: Sandpoint Festival, Shard of Pride, Welcome to Korvosa, Welcome to Riddleport

Level 3: Korvosa Gone Mad, Missing people in Sandpoint, Rescue of Ameiko, Shard of Greed

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