Taming the West

A Pathfinder in Greyhawk Adaption by JMTyranny
The lands that now make up the Khababar Confederacy used to be inhabited by various Orcish tribes that have since been expelled into the Ironforge Mountains and beyond into Northern Mifob. Will the proud freedmen of the Khababar Confederacy be able to resist the green tide.
It's up to you now, you will set her free or leave her in the darkness.

Plot points/Scenes

Adventurers in Southeastern Mifob will oberve political and racial tensions focused on Alalqahia and Orc communities near the Ironforge Mountains.   Low-Level Encounters will be focused on placing adventurers in the midst of an escalating conflict. the various organizations at play will be introduced.   Mid-Level Encounters begin to reveal the broader underlying conflict between the forces of law and the forces of chaos.   In the End-Game of this arc, the characters will face off against Envoys of the Celestial Alliance and Hordes of Gorvag's Unchained.

Themes

Law vs Chaos

Structure

Exposition

The party is brought into Vrur to find an Augustian silver prospector's son after a mysterious plague has shut down silver production in Khababar.
Passer's Plague
The party is directed to Engleher, a town on the edge of the Khababar Confederacy that sits on a pass that leads into the wastes of Eastern Rove. The town was once the base of operations for Pogroms that forced goblinoid settlements off the southern coast and surrounding Ironforge Mountains an Orcish insurgent had contaminated the water supply of the town to watch the town wither and die.   The plague on Engleher was the unbalancing event that brought Khababar into conflict with the expeditionary forces from Saskhij and the civilizing influence of Khababar's city-states against the Tribes of Alalqahia.
Engleher
  • Drill Lodge- Melor'Tet's mercenary order is taking full advantage of the disorder in the north to raise their prices for convoy escort, the Dwarven Noble is aligning himself with Augustian interests in Khababar as his means to accumulate wealth and gather political power so he can challenge Qhattib Farha for control over the Confederacy. The lodge has recently secured a contract from Engleher Silver Suppliers to bring the silver mine back into operation.
  • Engleher Silver Suppliers - The Augustian Mineral Supply company maintains its charter on the promise of a steady supply of silver back to the republic. Johannas Engleher has secured a contract with the Drill Lodge since the clearing of the plague to bring the mine back into working order. The Silver supplier is represented by Arriana Feldspar on the Governing Council in Engleher.
  • Feisev- Seivon the Marshal of the Feisev believes the right to govern is bound to the ability to defend the sovereignty of a nation. Seivon believes Khababar only survives the tides of chaos through the strength of the Feisev's undead armies. He is using Orc incursions into Vrur Margrave as a pretense to accumulate Oaths of Defense from the remaining settlements of Khababar.
  • Jartkiir- The hybrid Thieves Guild\Spy Ring seeks to use the unrest as an opportunity to fortify the national identity of the Khababar Confederacy. The eyes of Khababar see a need to preserve Augustian investments on Mifob as a counter-balance to Saolish incursions on the Eastern coast of Mifob; they are still wary of the Drill Lodge's efforts to ride foreign influence to the seat of power, and the Feisev reach for political autonomy.
  • Kakesh Tribe- This Originally Orcish tribe has recently been integrating other communities of Sentient species as a means of maintaining a healthy population and establishing a means of resistance to regain its traditional tribal lands in the Vrur Steppe.

Conflict

People will slowly return to Engleher after the plague is cleared. From Levels 1 to 5 Adventurers will have access to factions that work the foothills of the Ironforge Mountains
Vrur Margave

Engleher Watch

In Engleher the Drill Lodge's Interests are represented by Sheldon Feldspar and the Engleher Watch. If Sheldon is removed from his post as Watch Captain, the lodge will likely break their ties to Feldspar.
Ignored
Newcomers to the area may be ignored by the watch; additionally, Prolonged inactivity will cause their reputation to become ignored.
  • Investigating Engleher- (Encounter)- PCs can attempt to improve their standing with the watch by influencing Feldspar.
  • Influencing Engleher- (Encounter)- PCs can attempt to improve their standing with the watch by influencing Feldspar.
  • At this stage of the campaign, the PCs standing with the general community will be reflected by this faction.
Liked
Newcomers who arrive with an endorsement from Engleher Silver Suppliers will be treated with deference by the watch.
  • Investigating Engleher- (Encounter)- Watchmen will freely provide information to Liked PCs.
  • Influencing Engleher- (Encounter)- Admired PCs can join the Watch.
  • The Lay of the Land- (Adventure)- Trusted contacts of the watch will be approached to escort a load of Silver to Irhurma and finish by patrolling back to Engleher.
  • At this stage of the campaign, the PCs standing with the general community will be reflected by this faction.
Admired
  • Investigating Engleher- (Encounter)- The watch can be actively employed to collect information on the behalf of Admired PCs.
  • Breakin up a Fight- (Encounter)- Admired PCs will be expected to step in if a bar-fight threatens to get out of hand.
  • Vault of the Jade Key- (Adventure)- After a prismatic explosion in the sky, a streak of green crashed into southern Mifob. The Drill Lodge was contracted to escort an expedition to investigate the site.
  • Strikebreaker- Adventure- As trusted associates of the watch the PCs may get an opportunity to retake the Silver mine from a hostile Force
  • At this stage of the campaign, the PCs standing with the general community will be reflected by this faction.
Revered
  • Investigating Engleher- (Encounter)- Revered PCs have the ability to deputise helpful NPCs into the watch.
  • Influencing Engleher- (Encounter)- Revered PCs can petition for command over the Watch.
  • At this stage of the campaign, the PCs standing with the general community will be reflected by this faction.
Disliked
  • Investigating Engleher- (Encounter)- Watchmen will discourage citizens from helping Disliked PCs
  • Influencing Engleher- (Encounter)- Feldspar will attempt to counteract Disliked PCs attempts to influence Engleher's citizenry.
  • At this stage of the campaign, the PCs standing with the general community will be reflected by this faction.
Hated
  • Influencing Engleher- (Encounter)- Feldspar will not treat with hated PCs.
  • Meddling Watch - (Encounter)- The watch will actively surveil hated PCs, their belongings will be searched; hated PCs will be expected to keep their weapons sheathed while in town, particularly dangerous weapons may even be confiscated for the duration of their stay.
  • At this stage of the campaign, the PCs standing with the general community will be reflected by this faction.
Hunted
  • Influencing Engleher- (Encounter)- Law-abidding citizens will not meet with hunted PCs.
  • Wanted Men - (Encounter)- Sentries will attempt to detain hunted PCs; Patrolls of watchmen will also be mustered to capture Hunted PCs.
  • Prisoners in the Tower- (Adventure)- The Watch is unlikely to kill the PCs outright. If PCs are fell by the watch, they will reawaken under the Watch's custody in the Watch Tower.
  • At this stage of the campaign, the PCs standing with the general community will be reflected by this faction.

Passing Hand

The Passing Hand is Vrur's branch of the Jartkiir it is led by Pasker Mason.
Ignored
  • Investigating Engleher- (Encounter)- Open acknowledgment of the Jartkiir is considered a minor disservice.
  • Influencing Engleher- (Encounter)- PCs can attempt to improve their standing with the hand by influencing Mason.
  • Bandit Tolls- (encounter)- Ignored PCs are not grant clemency on the Jartkiir "Road Tax"
Liked
  • Investigating Engleher- (Encounter)- The Hand will freely provide information to Liked PCs.
  • The Lay of the Land- (Adventure)- Trusted contacts of the Passing will be approached to accompany a shipment of Alcoholic commodities to Irhurma and visit other stops on the way back to Engleher.
Admired
  • Investigating Engleher- (Encounter)- The Passing Hand contacts can be actively employed to collect information on the behalf of Admired PCs.
  • Vault of the Jade Key- (Adventure)- After a prismatic explosion in the sky, a streak of green crashed into southern Mifob. The Jartkiir was contracted to locate a Cartographers Guild expedition that was lost investigating this site.
  • The Wayward Accountant- Adventure- The Blackcap of Razahd has been out of contact for weeks. This disappearance seems to coincide with a spike in unsanctioned banditry in Eastern Vrur. Pasker wants the partyto find out what happened to him and more importantly his leger.
  • Admired PCs can join the Passing Hand.
Revered
  • Investigating Engleher- (Encounter)- Revered PCs have the ability to recruit helpful NPCs into the Hand.
  • Influencing Engleher- (Encounter)- Revered PCs can petition for command over the Watch.
  • Silver-Lined Pockets- (Adventure)-Pasker will ask Revered PCs to investigate corruption within the Engleher Watch.
Disliked
Newcomers to the area will be eyed suspiciously by the hand; additionally, Prolonged inactivity will cause their reputation to become disliked.
  • Investigating Engleher- (Encounter)-
  • Influencing Engleher- (Encounter)-
  • Passing Ruffians - (Encounter)- Members of the hand will ruff-up Disliked adventurers that would snoop around in their business.
Hated
  • Influencing Engleher- (Encounter)- Feldspar will not treat with hated PCs.
  • Passing Ruffians - (Encounter)- Members of the hand will ruff-up Disliked adventurers that would snoop around in their business.
Hunted

Rising Action

From Levels 5 to 10 Adventurers will encounter forces that want to use the Khababar Confederacy toward a larger agenda on Mifob
Khababar

Drill Lodge 

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  • Reconciled - (Adventure)- The Drill Logde has recently been contracted to help the Order of the Prow establish a bastion of law in Jareaha
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Climax

From levels 10 to 15, the PCs will uncover cosmic level organizations with stakes in this emergant conflict.

Jartkiir

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  •  Warden of the Green Tide- (Adventure)-
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Falling Action

Faction

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  • The Tomb of the Swamp Queen- (Adventure)- The party descends on the Dark Mother's prison to complete the rite of unbinding.
 


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