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Old 05-17-2018, 09:32 AM
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Chapter 001 - The Confirmation

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The invitation delivered last night was remarkably simple, and yet trying to remain cryptic. "Start where it all began. Meet us at the Pig's Paunch one hour before dawn." The letter was signed off with the Glyph of the Open Road, the symbol of the Pathfinder Society. Each of you have been waiting for this letter having signed up for the Pathfinder Society some days, weeks or months past, and you've been waiting for your opportunity to complete your confirmation to become a fully fledge member of the society.

The Pig's Paunch is a run-down building with a faded sign of a large pig standing on its hind legs, arms folded above a corpulent belly. Inside, the air is thick with the scents of human sweat, stale tobacco, and leftover food. In the center of the
room, surrounded by inebriates sleeping off their revelries, a familiar elven man stands high upon top of a large round table.
“Welcome! Welcome, my students! Please, have a seat!” With that, Kreighton Shaine, the Pathfinder Society’s Master of Scrolls, nimbly drops down to sit cross-legged on the table before looking about the tavern with a sense of reverent wonder. “Can you believe it? It all started here years ago—well, over four hundred of them at least. Under this very roof the Pathfinder Society was born."

“But today! Today you will begin your Confirmation! Master Farabellus, Master Zey, and I all agree you each have shown your worth and dedication to the Society, so there’s no better time to see if you can handle becoming full field operatives. Allow me to introduce you to Janira Gavix,” he says as he motions for an excitable halfling woman to approach. She wears a large backpack and carries all manner of tools, pouches, and scroll cases around her waist. Shaine continues, saying, “Janira here will be going with you on your Confirmation. She was one of my brightest pupils and will no doubt be an invaluable resource on your journey, for she discovered the caves you are about to explore during her own Confirmation.”

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Janira speaks up in an enthusiastic and cheerful voice, "Greetings, aspiring Pathfinders!" she starts as if receiting a prepared introduction, "Six months ago, while I was mapping cave entrances in the foothills of the Sorkas in the Taagon archipelago, I witnessed a lone gillman entering a concealed cave. I thought little of it at the time, but I saw another one enter the cave again a month later as my Confirmation stretched on. A few days later, after I completed my assigned task, I entered the cave system, but was unable to find the gillmen.”

Master Shaine hops to his feet. “Initiates, for your Confirmation, you will travel to these caves to explore and document its many passages. Additionally, and most importantly, you are to learn what the gillmen are up to in there. Oh, and you need to come back alive as well.” With these parting words, the Master of Scrolls jumps off the table and strolls out of the building while humming to himself, leaving you in the company of Janira.

"By Master Shaine!" Janira smiles and waves as the elven man walks away before turning back to you, "The island of Sorkas is a day and a half's journey by boat. I have already made provisions to depart here in a few hours, is there anything else you would like to know before we head down to Pord de Gond?"

OOCOnce you've created your characters, you can start to post here. If you can first introduce your character as you head into the Pig's Paunch before sitting down with Master Shaine, and once everyone has introduced themselves, you can post your interactions with the Janira Gavix and ask any questions before your ship is ready.

When posting, please make use of the bulletin board (BB) code tags. I'll provide a post template in the Dire Hawk Tavern for each character when they're made for easy reference, you don't have to use it, and you can make any changes you might want to it.
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