Heroes of the Everflame
Explore. Report. Cooperate.
The Pathfinder Society is a globe-spanning organization based out of Absalom, the world’s largest city. The membership consists primarily of Pathfinders, adventurers who travel throughout Golarion—usually inconspicuously—and explore, delve, and otherwise experience the lesser-seen parts of the world. They send journals documenting their travels back to their venture-captain, who also assigns them new missions and suggests new places to explore. The most exciting and illuminating of these journals are compiled in the Pathfinder Chronicles, an ongoing series of books which collect the history and mystery of Golarion for their membership.
The Pathfinder Society was founded in Absalom in 4307 AR by a group of adventurers as a means to share stories and resources.1 The first meeting place was a bar in Absalom called the Wounded Wisp; the meeting locations changed frequently over the next decade. The incredible stories shared among members at these early meetings became popular forms of entertainment among the public as well.2
In 4317 AR, a sage (whose name has been lost to history) offered to publish the best of the Society’s stories in book form. The first edition of the Pathfinder Chronicles became wildly successful and began the Society’s tradition of publishing the best of its members’ exploits. In the nearly four centuries since, members of the Pathfinder Society have aspired to undertake adventures worthy of publication in the Chronicles.
In 4320 AR, the Society’s Grand Lodge was founded in Absalom, using a manor house donated to the Society as a home base.