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Faction Archetypes

These archetypes are closely related to an existing Faction in Golarion.

PFS LimitedBellflower TillerDedication Feat 6

Source Pathfinder #147: Tomorrow Must Burn pg. 75
Bellflower tillers handle most of the ground-level efforts of freeing slaves and escorting them to safety. They use farming-related code words to hide their work: a tiller’s freed slaves are her “crop,” which she moves along secretive paths termed “rows,” taking shelter in secret hideouts referred to as “barns.”

Butterfly BladeDedication Feat 4

Source Pathfinder #166: Despair on Danger Island pg. 78
You've trained in one of Goka's oldest traditions of espionage, intimidation, and combat mastery. You use your skills to learn about your enemies and cut them down with your mastery of the butterfly sword.

PFS LimitedCrystal KeeperDedication Feat 4

Source Pathfinder #148: Fires of the Haunted City pg. 74
In the era before Earthfall, the elven people of Golarion exhibited a wide range of mastery over magic. A sect of elves who venerated the goddess Yuelral first developed the techniques of the crystal keeper, but this tradition has since been long forgotten by most of the world. There are those who still remember, though—PCs can gain access to the crystal keeper archetype from the tragic figure that haunts Jewelgate waystation in “Fires of the Haunted City.”

Edgewatch DetectiveDedication Feat 2

Source Pathfinder #157: Devil at the Dreaming Palace pg. 79
You're a specially trained detective for the Edgewatch guard precinct in Absalom.

PFS StandardFirebrand BraggartDedication Feat 4

Source Character Guide pg. 74 2.0
The following archetype is available to prominent members of the Firebrands.

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

Golden League XunDedication Feat 8

Source Pathfinder #167: Ready? Fight! pg. 76
You've become a xun, a powerful gang enforcer.

PFS StandardHalcyon SpeakerDedication Feat 6

Source Character Guide pg. 104 2.0
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.

PFS StandardHellknightDedication Feat 6

Source Character Guide pg. 84 2.0
Hellknights are among the fiercest warriors in the Inner Sea region, as they have emerged from hell-forged trials ready to serve as faceless bastions of law wherever chaos might threaten to rear.

PFS StandardHellknight ArmigerDedication Feat 2

Source World Guide pg. 107 2.0
You have presented yourself to a Hellknight citadel as a candidate to become a fearsome Hellknight. You believe that all who live must be forced to obey law, and you adventure as a test of your loyalty, discipline, and courage. Someday you will take the Hellknight test and battle a devil in single combat to prove your strength and join the Hellknight ranks.

PFS StandardHellknight SigniferDedication Feat 6

Source Character Guide pg. 85 2.0
Signifers are the powerful and enigmatic Hellknight spellcasters who support and sometimes lead other Hellknights on their missions to enforce unwavering law. Formidable in their own right, signifers are trained to be unstoppable forces of order and authority when they stand alongside their martial counterparts.

Jalmeri HeavenseekerDedication Feat 4

Source Pathfinder #158: Sixty Feet Under pg. 78
Certain martial artists dedicate themselves to fighting in Jalmeray's Challenge of Sky and Heaven; these individuals devote themselves to the esoteric mysteries of the sky and incorporate these lofty abilities into their martial arts maneuvers. You may have learned these skills from the Houses of Perfection in Jalmeray, or from a practitioner of this style who left Jalmeray bearing its secrets (such as Shristi Melipdra). The Houses of Perfection focus on honing elemental powers, but the Jalmeri heavenseeker isn't limited by the powers of air alone. This style's attacks emulate darting flashes of lightning and the crash of thunder from roiling storm clouds. A true practitioner masters control even over dense matter, causing the air to support its weight or bring it crashing down.

PFS StandardKnight ReclaimantDedication Feat 6

Source Character Guide pg. 95 2.0
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.

PFS StandardKnight VigilantDedication Feat 6

Source Character Guide pg. 94 2.0
Taking their lead from heroic stories of the Shining Crusade, the knights vigilant stand as a courageous example of morality and honor.

PFS StandardLastwall SentryDedication Feat 2

Source World Guide pg. 47 2.0
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.

PFS StandardLion BladeDedication Feat 2

Source World Guide pg. 131 2.0
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.

PFS StandardLiving MonolithDedication Feat 2

Source World Guide pg. 59 2.0
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.

PFS StandardMagaambyan AttendantDedication Feat 2

Source Character Guide pg. 101 2.0
Magaambyans attendants have become full members of the Magaambya and begun to learn the secrets of the university. Not all Magaambyan attendants necessarily have this archetype, and this archetype doesn’t represent the abilities of all attendants; rather, the archetype represents many of those who have affiliated with a branch and are pursuing conversant rank.

PFS StandardPathfinder AgentDedication Feat 2

Source World Guide pg. 23 2.0
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.

PFS RestrictedRed Mantis AssassinDedication Feat 2

Source World Guide pg. 71 2.0
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.

PFS StandardScrollmasterDedication Feat 6

Source Character Guide pg. 113 2.0
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.

PFS StandardSpellmasterDedication Feat 6

Source Character Guide pg. 114 2.0
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.

PFS StandardStudent of PerfectionDedication Feat 2

Source World Guide pg. 83 2.0
You studied martial arts at Jalmeray’s Houses of Perfection.

PFS StandardSwordmasterDedication Feat 6

Source Character Guide pg. 115 2.0
Though the ultimate goal of the Pathfinder society is to learn, knowledge cannot be spread if those who discover it fail to come back alive. The Master of Swords teaches recruits to survive, to defend other Pathfinders, and to defeat the Society’s enemies. The swordmaster embodies these skills, focusing on practicality and ignoring ideals or methods that interfere with their ability to overcome any challenge.

PFS LimitedZephyr GuardDedication Feat 2

Source Pathfinder #149: Against the Scarlet Triad pg. 81
You are one of the Zephyr Guard, professional soldiers who protect Katapesh from military threats, economic sabotage, and elite thieves.