Factions

Faction Representatives Successes Failures Bluff Diplomacy Intimidate
Cartographer’s Guild Sanford the Cartographer 6 1 ? ? Easy
Clerics of Pelor Bohm 10 1 Hard Easy Moderate
Crimson Brotherhood Stiletto 1 1 Hard Hard Moderate
Dark Legion Julius “Crusher” Bonchev 3 3 Moderate Hard Moderate
Kingdom of Greenwood Ambassadora Mariana Ellebran 2 0 Moderate Moderate Moderate
Knights of Avandra The Warden, Jyrus Thakarr 7 1 Hard Moderate Moderate
Order of the Nightshade Elhazra, Longtooth 10 2 Moderate Hard Moderate
Royal Guard, Paladins of Erathis Sir Mattheus Ironstone 5 2 Moderate Moderate Hard
Society of Twilight Wanderers Deftblade 10 2 Moderate Moderate Moderate
Xavier Royal Family Prince Donovan, King Xavier V 10 2 Easy Easy Hard

Faction Benefits Gained

  • Sanford the Cartographer (Human Artificer) can be recruited or substituted into the party as a player character.
    • Sanford’s maps provide a +2 item bonus to Explore strategic actions.
  • Bohm (Halfling Devoted Cleric) can be recruited or substituted into the party as a player character.
    • The Clerics of Pelor provide a 20% discount on scrolls and potions.
    • This faction challenge is complete. The Clerics will join in the final battle against the Deathwind.
  • Any member of the Dark Legion can be recruited into the party as a companion character.
    • This faction has turned hostile to the party. No benefits are available, nor can further influence rolls be made, until the faction is appeased.
  • Mariana Ellebran (Striker) can be recruited into the party as a companion character.
  • Jyrus Thakarr (Dragonborn Fighter) can be recruited or substituted into the party as a player character.
    • Name-drop the Knights to gain a +2 circumstance bonus on any interaction roll with a merchant.
  • Elhazra (Human Dark Pact Warlock) can be recruited or substituted into the party as a player character.
    • Members of the Order of the Nightshade provide a +2 Aid Another bonus whenever the party researches necromantic lore.
    • If the party visits the Shadowfell, the Order can provide ritual scrolls to take the party between there and Hallowdwell.
    • This faction challenge is complete. The Order will join in the final battle against the Deathwind.
  • Sir Mattheus Ironstone (Defender) can be recruited into the party as a companion character.
    • The Paladins of Erathis provide a 10% discount on arms and armor.
  • Deftblade (Halfling Trickster Rogue) can be recruited or substituted into the party as a player character.
    • Deftblade can be dispatched to fulfill “retrieval” or “delivery” quests alone.
    • The party gains +2 to Streetwise checks in any area where they have located a Wanderer contact.
    • This faction challenge is complete. The Wanderers will join in the final battle against the Deathwind.
  • Prince Donovan (Human Inspiring Warlord) can be recruited or substituted into the party as a player character.
    • The party is permitted to visit the Throne Room and speak with King Xavier.
    • The party gains a +2 bonus to Influence strategic actions with other Allandrian factions due to the backing of the throne.
    • This faction challenge is complete. Donovan will join in the final battle against the Deathwind.

Notes

Most faction challenges require 10 successes before 3 failures to complete. Failing at a faction challenge causes an extraordinary complication in the relationship between the PCs and the faction. They might grow standoffish or hostile, or an external force might intervene, disrupting access to the group. The PCs can undertake quests to restore the status of a failed faction.

Benefits typically accrue according to the following scheme:

  • 2 successes: A representative of the group can join the party as an NPC ally.
  • 4 successes: Gain a minor benefit specific to that faction.
  • 6 successes: The faction representative can join the party as a full-fledged PC.
  • 8 successes: Upgrade the benefit gained at 4 successes, or gain an additional, major benefit.
  • 10 successes: You can no longer fail the faction challenge. The PCs are considered trusted members of the faction and can make decisions on the faction’s behalf. Faction forces will join the party in the final battle.

Factions

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