Pathfinder 2: Factions

Pathfinder 2

Factions of Golarion

  • pf2-rb-cr PF2 Core Rulebook
  • pf2-lo-psg Lost Omens Pathfinder Society Guide
  • pf2-lo-wg Lost Omens World Guide
  • pf2-lo-cg Lost Omens Character Guide

Aldori Swordlords

Source: PF2 Lost Omens World Guide (pf2-lowg)

Archetype – Aldori Duelist

You have sworn the Aldori swordpact and study the art of Aldori dueling, a famed school of bladecraft which has been passed down for over a millennium from the teachings of Baron Sirian Aldori. One day, you hope to demonstrate your skill at swordplay in order to become acknowledged as a true swordlord.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

  • Aldori Duelist Dedication (Uncommon Feat 2 – pf2-lowg-35)

Feat 4

  • Aldori Parry (pf2-lowg-35)
  • Duelist’s Edge (pf2-lowg-35)

Feat 6

  • Aldori Riposte (pf2-lowg-35)
  • Unnerving Prowess (pf2-lowg-35)

Feat 10

  • Saving Slash (pf2-lowg-35)

Arcanamirium

Source: PF2 Core Rulebook (pf2-cr-21)

This is the largest and oldest school of Absalom, and the most prestigious school of magic in the setting, Characters who are part of the Pathfinder Society can also be a part of this group.

Aspis Consortium

Source: PF2 Core Rulebook (pf2-cr-21)

This is a trade organisation touching on each of the major ports of the setting. They have a regional headquarters based out of the Bronze House in Magnimar’s Vista District.

Bright Lions

Source: Lost Omens – Legends (pf2-lo-leg 101)

Focus Spells – Sun’s Fury (U Focus 3, leg101)

Archetype – Bright Lion

Bright Lion Dedication (U Feat 2, leg101)

Feat 4 – Warding Light (leg101)

Feat 6 – Sun’s Fury (leg101)

Feat 8 – Elude the Divine (leg101)

Eagle Knights

Items

  • Golden Legion Epaulet (Uncommon Worn Item 3 – pf2-lowg-124)

Esoteric Order of the Palatine Eye

The Esoteric Order of the Palatine Eye (rarely known as the Eldritch Order of the Palatine Eye) is a very secretive organisation thought to be based in Ustalav. The organisation works against the Whispering Way.

Firebrands

Source: PF2 Lost Omens Character Guide (pf2-lcg-71)

Characters with Renown with the Firebrands can access these options.

Feats:

  • Backup Disguise (Uncommon, Skill 2 – Deception) (pf2-locg-71)
  • Entourage (Rare, Skill 7 – Diplomacy) (pf2-locg-72)
  • Sow Rumour (Uncommon, Skill 2 – Deception) (pf2-locg-71)

Items:

  • Cloak of Repute (Worn pf2-locg-72)
  • Insistent Door Knocker (Held pf2-locg-72)
  • Snapleaf (Talisman pf2-locg-73)
  • Unmemorable Mantle (Worn pf2-locg-73)
Archetype – Firebrand Braggart

Many Firebrands travel the Inner Sea region drawing attention to themselves,
making great shows of their exploits, and proclaiming their great deeds.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

  • Firebrand Braggard Dedication (Uncommon Feat 4 – pf2-locg-74)

Feat 6

  • Boaster’s Challenge (pf2-locg-74)
  • Daring Act (pf2-locg-74)

Feat 8

  • Bravo’s Determination (pf2-locg-75)
  • Great Boaster (pf2-locg-75)

Feat 10

  • Daring Flourish (pf2-locg-75)
  • Demanding Challenge (pf2-locg-75)

Feat 12

  • Daredevil’s Gambit (pf2-locg-75)

Galt

Items

  • Final Blade (Rare Artefact Item 20 pf2-lowg-126)

Green Faith

Source: PF2 Core Rulebook (pf2-cr-21)

Also known as the Old Faith, is a naturalistic philosophy based on the belief that natural forces are worthy of attention and respect.

Hellknights

Source: Pathfinder 2 – Core Rulebook (pf-cr p21)

They are a collection of knights interested in the promulgation of law and order at all costs. Order of the Nail operates out of Korvosa in Citadel Vriad.

  1. Order of the Bank
  2. Order of the Chain
  3. Order of the Coil
  4. Order of the Crux
  5. Order of the Curse
  6. Order of the Fiend
  7. Order of the Gate
  8. Order of the Glyph
  9. Order of the Godclaw
  10. Order of the Nail
  1. Order of the Pike
  2. Order of the Pyre
  3. Order of the Rack
  4. Order of the Scar
  5. Order of the Scourge
  6. Order of the Scythe
  7. Order of the Thorn
  8. Order of the Torrent
  9. Order of the Vice
  10. Order of the Wall

Lantern Bearer

Source: PF2 Core Rulebook (pf2-cr-21)

A secretive society of Elves wandering Varisia.

Knights of Lastwall

Source: PF2 Lost Omens Characters Guide (cg-86)

Characters with Renown with the Knights of Lastwall can access these options.

Class Feats – Everstand Stance (U Champion/Fighter 1, cg-90), Everstand Strike (U Champion/Fighter 4, cg-90), Light of Revelation (U Champion 4, cg-90), Sun Blade (U Champion 4, cg-90), Impassable Wall Stance (U Champion/Fighter 8, cg-90)

Focus Spells – Invoke the Crimson Oath (U Focus 2, cg-90), Light of Revelation (U Focus 2, cg-91), Shall Not Falter, Shall Not Rout (R Focus 5, leg69), Sun Blade (U Focus 2, cg-91)

Extra Items – Armoured Skirt (Armour Item 0, cg-91), Crimson Brand (U Weapon Item 9, cg-92), Fauchard (Weapon Item 0, cg-92), Lastwall Soup (U Elixir Item 1, cg-92), Radiant Lance (U Weapon Item 15, cg-92), Sinister Knight (U Rune 8, cg-92), Serrating (U Rune 10, cg-93), Glorious Plater (R Armour Item 14, cg-93)

Archetype – Lastwall Sentry

While the nation of Lastwall is gone, leaving only the horror of the Gravelands behind, you refuse to give up and renounce your oaths. You’ve renewed your vows, swearing to combat the influence of the Whispering Tyrant wherever it might strike across Golarion.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

Lastwall Sentry Dedication (U Feat 2 – wg-47)

Feat 4 – Eyes of Ozem (wg-47), Necromantic Resistance (wg-47), Rescuer’s Press (R leg68)

Feat 6 – Grave Sense (wg-47)

Feat 8 – Necromantic Tenacity (wg-47)

Archetype – Knight Reclaimant

Knights reclaimant spend much of their time amid the horrors of the
Gravelands, rescuing civilians that remain and striking back against the
Whispering Tyrant’s agents. Accomplishing these goals requires the adoption
of subtle tactics, with a focus on stealth and survival.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

Knight Reclaimant Dedication (Uncommon Feat 6 – cg-94)

Feat 8 – Invoke the Crimson Oath (cg-94), Survivor of Desolation (cg-94)

Feat 10 – Shall Not Falter, Shall Not Rout (R leg69)

Feat 12 – Reaper of Repose (cg-94), Blade of the Crimson Oath (cg-94)

Archetype – Knight Vigilant

Taking their lead from heroic stories of the Shining Crusade, the knights vigilant
stand as a courageous example of morality and honor.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

Knight Vigilant Dedication (U Feat 6 – cg-93)

Feat 8 – Unshakable Idealism (cg-93)

Feat 10 – Endure Death’s Touch (cg-93), Vigil’s Wall Rise Anew! (R leg69)

Feat 12 – Aegis of Arnisant (cg-93), Knight in Shining Armour (cg-93)

The Magaambya

Source: PF2 Lost Omens Characters Guide (pf2-locg-86)

Characters with Renown with the Magaambya can access these options.

New Items – Blessed Tattoo (U Tattoo Item 4, wg-92), Scrollstaff (U Staff Item 1, cg-100)

New Familiar Abilities – Mask Familiar – Mask Freeze (cg-100)

New Focus Spells – Magic Warrior Aspect (U Focus 2, pf2-lowg-95), Magic Warrior Transformation (U Focus 2, wg-95)

Archetype – Halcyon Speaker

One of Old-Mage Jatembe’s central lessons was that magic was magic, no matter what the source. Though the Magaambya seeks to hold true to Jatembe’s teachings by aiming to understand magic of all kinds, the mages of the Magaambya have found the most success with magic rooted in the material world. Halcyon speakers are powerful conversants who epitomize the Magaambyan practice of blending arcane and primal magic, seeing both traditions as flowing from the same wellspring.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

Halcyon Speaker Dedication (U Feat 6 – cg-104)

Level 8 – Dualistic Synergy (cg-104), Persistent Creation (cg-104)

Level 10 – Halcyon Spellcasting Initiate (cg-104), Shared Synergy (cg-104)

Level 12 – Charged Creation (cg-104), Flexible Halcyon Spellcasting (cg-105)

Level 14 – Halcyon Spellcasting Adept (cg-105)

Level 16 – Fulminating Synergy (cg-105)

Level 18 – Halcyon Spellcasting Sage (cg-105)

Level 20 – Synergistic Spell (cg-105)

Archetype – Living Monolith

You have delved into ancient sphinx magic to imbue your body and soul with the patience and strength of stone, as you work to create a special magical ka stone to finalize your oaths.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

Living Monolith Dedication (U Feat 2 – wg-59)

Level 4 – Ka Stone Ritual (wg-59)

Level 6 – Stone Blood (wg-59)

Level 8 – Fortified Flesh (wg-59)

Level 10 – Attunement to Stone (wg-59)

Level 12 – Judgement of the Monolith (wg-59)

Level 14 – Stone Communion (wg-59)

Archetype – Mabaambyan Attendant

Taking their lead from heroic stories of the Shining Crusade, the knights vigilant stand as a courageous example of morality and honor.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

Mabaambyan Attendant Dedication (U Feat 2 – cg-101)

Feat 4 – Mask Familiar (cg-101)

Feat 6 – Adaptive Mask Familiar (cg-101), Cascade Bearers Flexibility (cg-101), Emerald Boughs Accustomation (cg-102), Rain-Scribe Sustenance (cg-102), Tempest-Sun Redirection (cg-102), Uzunjati Storytelling (cg-102)

Feat 10 – Cascade Bearers Spellcasting (cg-103), Emerald Boughs Hideaway (cg-103), Rain-Scribe Mobility (cg-103), Tempest-Sun Shielding (cg-103), Unzjanti Recollection (cg-103)

Feat 12 – Janitimo’s Lessons (R leg61)

Archetype – Magic Warrior

You mix magic and martial prowess, following in the tradition of the Ten Magic Warriors of Old-Mage Jatembe.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

Magic Warrior Dedication (U Feat 2 – wg-95)

Feat 4 – Magic Warrior Aspect (wg-95), Magic Warrior Transformation (wg-95)

Feat 6 – Nameless Anonymity (wg-95)

Ninth Battalion

Source: PF2 Core Rulebook (pf2-cr-21)

An inter-clan group of dwarves dedicated to the preservation of the Sky Citadels.

Old Cults

Source: PF2 Core Rulebook (pf2-cr-21)

These are groups of people who worship beings like the Outer Gods and the Great Old Ones.

Pathfinder Society

Source: PF2 Core Rulebook (pf2-cr-21), PF2 Lost Omens Campaign Guide

This is a group people who document the hidden and lost corners of the world to help society understand their world and history better. Player characters are encouraged to trying out for membership as part of their background.

The Pathfinder Society (2020-06-05): Andoran (2020-06-06), Cheliax (2020-06-07), Grand Lodge (2020-06-08), Lantern Lodge (2020-06-09), Osirion (2020-06-10), Qadira (2020-06-11), Sczarni (2020-06-12), Shadow Lodge (2020-06-13), Silver Crusade (2020-06-14), Taldor (2020-06-15).

Items

  • Pathfinder Chronicle (Uncommon Item 3 – pf2-locg-110)
  • Bi-Resonant Wayfinder (Uncommon Worn Item 6 – pf2-locg-110)
  • Fortifying Pebble (Uncommon Talisman Item 4 – pf2-locg-110)
  • Pathfinder’s Coin (Uncommon Held Item 2 – pf2-locg-110)
  • Pathfinder’s Pouch (Uncommon Worn Item 6 – pf2-locg-111)
  • Scrollcase of Simplicity (Uncommon Held Item 4 – pf2-locg-111)
  • Shining Wayfinder (Uncommon Worn Item 4 – pf2-locg-111)
  • Vanishing Wayfinder (Uncommon Worn Item 5 – pf2-locg-112)
Archetype – Pathfinder Agent

You’re a field agent of the globe-trotting Pathfinder Society, sworn to report, explore, and cooperate. You explore the world, gathering artifacts and antiquities, and record your adventures for posterity.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

Pathfinder Agent Dedication (Feat 2)

  • Source: pf2-lo-wg p23
  • Tags: Uncommon, Archetype, Dedication
  • Prerequisite: Member of the Pathfinder Society, trained in Absalom
  • Your pathfinder training has broadened your horizons and made you more flexible at various skills, since you never know when you might need an obscure skill to complete your mission. You become trained on one skill of your choice, expert in a skill of your choice in which you were trained. You also become trained in Pathfinder Lore, or an expert if you were already trained. When using a skill untrained, your proficiency bonus is equal to your level instead of 0. You gain access to wayfinders.
  • Special: You cannot select another dedication feat until you have gained two other feats from Pathfinder agent.

Feat 4 – Careful Explorer (pf2-lo-wg p23), Deft Cooperation (pf2-lo-wg p23), Thorough Reports (pf2-lo-wg p23), Wayfinder Resonance Tinkerer (pf2-lo-wg p23)

Feat 6 – Forced Entry (U pf2-lo-cg p112)

Feat 8 – Recognize Threat (U pf2-lo-cg p112)

Feat 10 – Everyone Duck! (U pf2-lo-cg p112)

Feat 12 – Educated Assessment (U pf2-lo-cg p112)

Archetype – Scrollmaster

Members who align themselves with the Scrolls branch of the Pathfinder Society are fervent seekers of lore, experts in esoterica, and masters of the wealth of knowledge at the Society’s disposal. In addition to maintaining and researching the Society’s massive collection of tomes and artifacts, these scholars are also eager to adventure in order to add to the Pathfinder’s archives. They take tremendous pride in their ability to thoroughly observe, research, and catalog creatures and events. Members of the Scrolls value knowledge and preparation above strength and cunning, and they work to hone their intellectual skills. As a Scrollmaster, you are an elite member of this arm of the Society.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

  • Scrollmaster Dedication (Uncommon Feat 6 – pf2-locg-113)

Feat 8

  • Lore Seeker (pf2-locg-113)
  • Unravel Mysteries (pf2-locg-113)

Feat 10

  • Font of Knowledge (pf2-locg-113)
Archetype – Spellmaster

Those who train under the Master of Spells concern themselves with all matters related to magic. Though not all members of the School of Spells are spellcasters, those who would become Spellmasters of the highest rank and influence have at least some spellcasting capabilities,

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

  • Spellmaster Dedication (Uncommon Feat 6 – pf2-locg-114)

Feat 8

  • Surreptitious Spellcaster (pf2-locg-114)

Feat 10

  • Ward Casting (pf2-locg-114)

Feat 12

  • Spellmaster’s Resilience (pf2-locg-114)

Feat 14

  • Absorb Spell (pf2-locg-114)
Archetype – Swordmaster

Those who train under the Master of Spells concern themselves with all matters related to magic. Though not all members of the School of Spells are spellcasters, those who would become Spellmasters of the highest rank and influence have at least some spellcasting capabilities.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

  • Swordmaster Dedication (Uncommon Feat 6 – pf2-locg-115)

Feat 10

  • Harrying Strike (pf2-locg-115)

Feat 12

  • Shoulder Catastrophe (pf2-locg-115)

Feat 14

  • Death’s Door (pf2-locg-115)

Red Mantis Assassins

Source: PF2 Core Rulebook (pf2-cr-21) PF2 Lost Omens World Guide (pf2-lowg)

A society of people who always seem to know when and where people need to be assassinated for a price.

New Focus Spells:

Focus 4 – Achaekek’s Clutch (R leg58), Mantis Form (U wg-71)

Archetype – Red Mantis Assassin

You are a Red Mantis assassin, inducted by the mantis god and sworn to chase your prey to the end of the world and beyond.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

Red Mantis Assassin Dedication (Uncommon Feat 2 – wg-71)

Feat 4 – Basic Red Mantis Magic (wg-71)

Feat 6 – Advanced Red mantis Magic (wg-71), Crimson Shroud (wg-71)

Feat 8 – Achaekek’s Grip (R leg58), Mantis Form (wg-71)

Feat 10 – Fading (R leg58)

Feat 12 – Vernai Training (R leg58)

Feat 14 – Prayer Attack (leg58)

Religious Factions

Source: PF2 Core Rulebook (pf2-cr-21)

Each of the religions in the region will have its own active faction. This will include those that have been introduced as part of player character backstory and in game actions.

New Focus Spells

  • Perfect Strike (Uncommon Focus 2 – pf2-lowg-83)
  • Unblinking Flame Revelation (Uncommon Focus 3 – pf2-lowg-83)
  • Unbreaking Wave Advance (Uncommon Focus 3 – pf2-lowg-83)
  • Unfolding Wind Rush (Uncommon Focus 3 – pf2-lowg-83)
  • Untwisting Iron Buffer (Uncommon Focus 3 – pf2-lowg-83)
Archetype – Student of Perfection

You studied martial arts at Jalmeray’s Houses of Perfection.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

  • Student of Perfection Dedication (Uncommon Feat 2 – pf2-lowg-83)

Feat 4

  • Perfect Strike (pf2-lowg-83)

Feat 6

  • Perfect Ki Adept (pf2-lowg-83)

Taldor

Archetype – Lion Blade

You’ve trained as a spy in service of Taldor, learning secrets of disguise, manipulating crowds, and deceiving various sorts of magic users with ease. You likely dropped out of the Kitharodian Academy, Taldor’s premier bardic college, in order to train at one of the Lion Blade’s elite Shadow Schools.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Uncommon.

  • Lion Blade Dedication (Uncommon Feat 2 – pf2-lowg-131)

Feat 4

  • Lost in the Crowd (pf2-lowg-131)

Feat 6

  • Crowd Mastery (pf2-lowg-131)
  • Expeditious Advance (pf2-lowg-131)

Feat 10

  • Spy’s Countermeasures (pf2-lowg-131)

Feat 12

  • Flicker (pf2-lowg-131)

Thassilonia

Artefacts of the past gods are reawakening and effecting the current population.

Archetype – Runescarred

The rune magic of Thassilon and its descendant nations has left its mark on your very flesh. As a runescarred, you have an unusually close connection to this ancient magic, which has become a newly emerging field of study for small pockets of interested scholars in Varisia.

Note: All feats associated with this Archetype are considered Rare. Was upgraded to rare due to the timeline of the campaign.

Runescarred Dedication (Feat 2)

  • Source: pf2-lo-wg p119
  • Tags: Rare, Archetype, Dedication
  • Whether through blood (if your Varisian or Shoanti) or by exposure to rune magic, you have become runescarred, with visible, glowing runes on your body in the form of tattoos or scars. You might have possessed these marks before gaining the archetype, but you only truly become runescarred when you choose to study and tap into the runes power. You become expert in Arcana and you also become trained in Thassilon Lore, or an expert if you were already trained in it.
  • Choose one cantrip from the arcana list. One of the runes on your body corresponds to the chosen cantrip, and you can cast the chosen cantrip as an innate arcane spell.
  • Special: You cannot select another dedication feat until you have gained two other feats from the runescarred archetype.

Feat 4 – Spell Runes (pf2-lowg-119)

Feat 6 – Living Rune (pf2-lowg-119), Warding Rune (pf2-lowg-119)

Feat 8 – Greater Spell Rune (pf2-lowg-119

Varisian Wanderers

Source: PF2 Core Rulebook (pf2-cr-21)

A group of travellers who gather once a year when the spring rains subside at Magnimar to celebrate their goddess Desna.

New Spells

  • Snowball (Arcane Primal Spell 1 – pf2-lowg-112)

Content Updates

  • 2021-12-20 – Updated Magaambya, Red Mantis Assassins.
  • 2021-12-14 – Update to Pathfinder Agents and Runescarred.
  • 2021-02-27 – Fixed faction links trying to go into edit mode.
  • 2020-11-14 – Adding in information from Lost Omens World Guide.
  • 2020-11-06 – Related information for Lost Omens Character Guide.
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