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PFS 6–12 Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1: On Sharrowsmith’s Trail

Date: Friday, April 17 2015
Time: 13:00 - 18:00 (GMT)
FG Type (Classic or Unity):

Ruleset: Pathfinder Society
Games Master: HoloGnome
Minimum Players: 3   Maximum Players: 6
Booked: 6   Pending: 0
Available: 0

  • Xazil
  • :{ BK }:
  • Farnaby
  • Lordkavos
  • Malkavian_Andi
  • Tsriel

ATTENTION: I would like to have at least 1 alternate for the series in case someone drops out or doesn’t show. So, if you’re interested in playing the series and the table is at 6, please submit a request for all 3 events via the comments section at the bottom of this page (and the other event pages). We may need you.

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1–5.

Click here for more details of playing Pathfinder Society at FG-Con.

Weeks have passed since Venture-Captain Nieford Sharrowsmith departed for the Bandu Hills, and having not heard from him since but learned of an Aspis Consortium expedition bound for the same destination, the Society and local allies have grown worried for the aging explorer’s safety. As the PCs travel south on Sharrowsmith’s trail, they must track the venture-captain to the ruins he sought while also dealing with the aftermath of his actions.

“On Sharrowsmith’s Trail” is the first scenario in the three-part Scions of the Sky Key campaign arc. It is followed by PFS #6–14: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 2: “Kaava Quarry” and PFS #6–16: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 3: “The Golden Guardian.” All three chapters are intended to be played in order.

Content in “On Sharrowsmith’s Trail” also contributes directly to the ongoing storylines of the Exchange faction.

Written by Robert Brookes, RPG Superstar 2014 finalist.

NOTE: My preference would be to run the same party all 3 days. If you sign up for this event, please consider signing up for the other events at the same time on each day of FG-CON 6.

It should be a lot of fun and I look forward to GMing for all of you!


This event is fully booked.

  34 comments for “PFS 6–12 Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1: On Sharrowsmith’s Trail

  1. pauljathome
    March 21, 2015 at 15:27

    Please add me as an alternate

  2. HoloGnome
    March 22, 2015 at 19:39

    Paul – you are 1st alternate for this game.

  3. Xazil
    March 30, 2015 at 06:49

    Hoping to play this on 4-5 with my level 4 Alchemist Ulheim. He would be just 5th for the 3rd of the series.

  4. Lordkavos
    April 1, 2015 at 12:57

    I will be playing Ember for this series – Swashbuckler 1 / Bard 1.

    Ulfgar will level to 6th after his next adventure 🙁

  5. HoloGnome
    April 2, 2015 at 13:55

    LK – does that mean you are thinking subtier 1-2 for Ember or did you want to play up? Alternately, is there any chance she would bump up to 3rd by the start? You should bring her xazil’s Emerald Spire game! 😉

  6. Farnaby
    April 5, 2015 at 21:04

    I’ll bring a Meredith, my lvl 5 ninja.

  7. Tsriel
    April 6, 2015 at 02:33

    Fox here. My local gaming convention was a few weeks ago and some characters really got powerleveled. Unfortunately, a few got too powerleveled and I can’t use them here anymore. =/ I’m posting to update my available stable of characters to play for the series.

    Cicero Ysond – Oracle (Life) 3
    Edward O’healy – Warpriest 2
    Ken “Oni” Hiyabuska – Bloodrager 3
    Soveliss LeShea – Summoner 3
    Win Nao – Sohei Monk 2
    Adeielody Sunstrider – Arcanist 1

  8. Farnaby
    April 7, 2015 at 12:38

    If we’re 1/2 then I can bring an investigator or a blaster wizard, both level 1

  9. Xazil
    April 10, 2015 at 07:12

    For 1-2 I’ll come along with my warpriest, Baranuk.

  10. :{ BK }:
    April 13, 2015 at 16:12

    So, what level range have we decided on for this? If we’re going with lower level characters, I have a Tengu Hunter and a Human Cleric, that both have 1XP each that I could bring. If not, then I could bring my 3rd level Human Druid… or play my favorite Hunter Pregen 🙂

  11. HoloGnome
    April 13, 2015 at 20:38

    This adventure is going to run on the lower subtier (L1-2). It sounds like everyone will be OK with their characters and it should be an interesting party. 3rd level is out-of-subtier, but OK, since it doesn’t look like we will have any APL issues.

  12. HoloGnome
    April 13, 2015 at 20:43

    I will be in touch via email.

  13. HoloGnome
    April 13, 2015 at 21:03

    server alias: cold wand bold fang

  14. :{ BK }:
    April 14, 2015 at 10:38

    Ok, i’ll get my Hunter and my Cleric up to date and send them to you… then, depending on what the rest of the party is playing i’ll make my decision.

  15. April 14, 2015 at 13:04

    I’ll play my Sylph archer, he’s level 3.

  16. HoloGnome
    April 15, 2015 at 11:12

    Andi – is your Archer at the start of 3rd level (3.0) or will he level out of the 1-2 subtier across 3 adventures? If he is higher than 3.0, please choose a different character.

  17. HoloGnome
    April 15, 2015 at 15:06

    I sent out an updated email with all the pre-game details for this event. Please check your email. Thx!

  18. Lordkavos
    April 15, 2015 at 22:31

    Hi HG,

    Sorry i missed your earlier message – Ember will level up to 3rd after pt 1 i think (maybe part 2 – at work trying to remember lol)…

    I am happy to play up as well if needed – i prefer to let people play what they want to play, and fit in from there – if that means playing up then so be it.

    Your call guys.

  19. Xazil
    April 15, 2015 at 23:26

    Baranuk is 2.1 and so will also be 3rd for part three.

  20. Lordkavos
    April 16, 2015 at 11:22

    I have a GM star replay I can apply to Ember (for running shades of Ice) – can give her a chronicle for pt 3 – that will level her up to 3rd.

    If you guys want to play high tier that will improve her survival chances…

  21. HoloGnome
    April 16, 2015 at 11:42

    Well…I don’t see that it will result in people playing up unless the others choose upper-level characters. BK & Farnaby are both Level 1 and Fox is anywhere from 1-3. It’s up to you and a CON game, so it goes by the book. Such is the way of the Society. In my experience with PFS, it’s less of a challenge when bringing a group of level 3’s into a subtier 1-2 module, even though the APL is still in the 2’s because of the 1st levels (and may overshadow them). In my last 1-2 adventure with a 3, they nearly one-shotted the BBEG, but were optimally opposed. But, it’s up to you. If we are going to change to upper, I have to scramble because of my CON schedule and need to know ASAP. The other option is that those of you who are pushing into out-of-subtier could bring a character that will stay in subtier across the series, where possible, or even make a new character if you are so inclined.

    Alternately, on the upper subtier, we have:
    xazil: Ulheim – 4-5
    Farnaby: Pregen/4 (Meredith is now Level 6 and would have leveled out anyway)
    BK: Hunter Pregen/4
    LK: Ember: Level 2-3, playing up
    M-A: ?
    Fox: ?

    Please let me know right away what you would all like to do. The best option might be to reconsider the Level 3’s.

  22. Lordkavos
    April 16, 2015 at 11:58

    Ember is going to be 3rd after part 1 anyway, so happy to apply the replay & make her 3rd at the start so the guys can play high.

  23. Lordkavos
    April 16, 2015 at 11:59

    as you said, it looks like we will overpower low tier anyway…

  24. HoloGnome
    April 16, 2015 at 12:07

    If that’s the case, then Farnaby would need to select a pregen. Also Andi – would you still bringing Whisper for the upper subtier? Fox? BK has declared Hunter Pregen. So…low or high? What’s it going to be?

  25. Xazil
    April 16, 2015 at 12:09

    If we are going for 4-5 then I do have my Paladin Archer at 3.2 and Samurai Tank at 4.0.

  26. April 16, 2015 at 13:17

    Who even brought up playing at high tier? This is the first time I see mention of level 4 characters.
    As at least two people would have to play a pregen, I’d rather stay in the low tier where everybody can play their own character.
    While it might get a bit easy at some point with some characters being level 3, that’s not neccessarily bad for a con. That way we will definitely stay within the schedule.

    Also, as for the APL, that doesn’t matter as long as no character is level 4 or 5. The Guide says that even with an APL of 3 with 6 players, if none of the characters actually is within the higher tier, we may still choose to play down.

  27. :{ BK }:
    April 16, 2015 at 14:05

    Ok, here is what I have available… you guys tell me what to bring 🙂

    Tengu Hunter – Level 1 with 1xp
    Human Cleric – Level 1 with 1xp
    Human Druid – level 3.1
    Human Hunter – Level 4 – Pregen

    I enjoy playing all of these characters, so really, it makes no matter to me what I bring 🙂

  28. HoloGnome
    April 16, 2015 at 14:44

    Andi – see my above post regarding this issue. It is OK whichever way it goes – low/high, but I need to know. The party needs to make a decision re: changing the original 1-2 plan.

    st1-2: So far, there are a couple of 2nd levels who will end up at 3rd before the end of the series and one that is already 3rd. Others are hopefully OK. The series will probably end up being relatively easy, but perhaps not without some challenges. If we’re still on the lower plan, that’s fine.

    st4.5: The game will be in sub-tier, at least 2 will play pregens and things will be more challenging.

    Again – please confer ASAP and decide if there will be any change from 1-2. Thanks!

  29. HoloGnome
    April 16, 2015 at 18:25

    I have received the following characters:
    Andi: Whisper, Archer/3.0
    LK: Ember, Swashbuckler/2, Bard/1 (3.0)
    xazil: Baranuk, Warpriets/2.1
    Tom: Tarani, Wizard/1

    BK/Fox – please elect and send me your characters ASAP. Thanks. We are playing subtier 1-2.

  30. HoloGnome
    April 17, 2015 at 02:40

    I have received the other characters – Fox and BK will decide tomorrow.

    BK: Jo’Qar, Human Cleric/1; Toshirô, Tengu Hunter/1 + Jiro, Roc Companion/1
    Fox: Adeielody Sunstrider Half-Elf Arcanist/2; Edward O’Healy, Aasimar Warpriest/2; Soveliss LeShea, Tiefling Summoner/3 + Papa (Eidolon); Win Nao, Human Sohei Monk/2

    All 12 sheets are loaded and ready to go.

  31. :{ BK }:
    April 17, 2015 at 10:59

    2 hours to go! wooohooo!! 🙂

  32. HoloGnome
    April 17, 2015 at 18:18

    Hey Guys – Congrats on a great job, a speedy run, and full success for the mission! I really enjoyed the game with all of you! Also – congrats to xazil for winning the player Boon with his awesome natural 20 roll!

    See you tomorrow for Part II!

    • Farnaby
      April 17, 2015 at 18:24

      Really looking forward to tomorrow.

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