Pathfinder: Hell's Rebels

Act 2

From the Revolutionary Journals of Caden of the Silver Schollars

Appendix A: Members of the Revolution

Amongst the leaders of the various stages of rebellion, one unparalleled individual continues to stand out. Though history has latched on the title ‘Queen of Spades’, evidence suggests that she preferred the name Gravedigger. Thus one code phrase used by supporters became: The Gravedigger’s out tonight. Or alternately: She’s out digging graves. It is told these various monikers arose from her choice of weapon, that of a silver shovel of justice wielded in the name of Kintargo.

She exists in the records as a woman without a name, having cast it aside. Rumor persists that her name was so horrible to speak, and her deeds so steeped in blood, that those who learned her name and uttered it were struck dead on the spot. These fanciful tales hold NO basis in fact. Rather she abandoned her name in what logic suggests to be a futile attempt to keep those in her past safe. With the full might of the Prince of Lies at their disposal, rational thought tells us that her friends and family were slaughtered to a man. This did nothing but fuel her rage and the swing and crack of her shovel on bone was heard throughout the revolution. Of course, her name remains lost to history.

This humble scholar, dear reader, proposes the honorific ‘Knight of the Shovel’ as an alternative to these more grizzly names. For it is only with her help that the present day Kintargo was founded.

Session 2

From the Revolutionary Journals of Caden of the Silver Schollars

Indeed, there was a great deal out of the ordinary with the rebellion in Kintargo. Not least of which, of course, was that it succeeded in the first place. Unlike the majority of Chelaxian revolutions, the merciless boot of the Hellknights, backed by their infernal lords, failed to stomp hard enough. It may be telling that, for a time, said booted foot simply stomped in the wrong places.

Secrecy and misdirection played a part in the days of the Silver Ravens, certainly. But it was only through great perseverance and study that the secrets of the Veils of the Raven, as they would come to be known, can now be written. The greatest of puzzles, of whence these Veils came, is still not known. Several theories have been presented. but none stands before the rigors of logical discourse unscathed. I shall not go into those wild fancies in these pages, dear reader, but shall mention them only briefly for the purposes of completeness.

The leading theory for the appearance of these cloaks at just the right time is, naturally, divine intervention. Though fanciful and certainly worthy of the Bard, this tale focuses on the Goddess delivering unto the revolutionary leaders a method by which they might perpetrate numerous offenses against the ruling parties whilst maintaining complete anonymity. Were this to be the case, it would mark a noted departure from the teachings and practices seen in future years. That, alone, seems to discount a direct intervention by the hand of the Rose.

But if they came not from the realms of the divine, they must have a more corporeal origin. That they were created specially for the task at hand seems the most logical conclusion, and is the one I myself prescribe. One must simply answer the question of ‘how?’ and the puzzle shall be solved.

The most unlikely of guesses put forth by my peers involve these relics surviving from the days of the first Silver Raven group. That these items of worth simply vanished into the seas of time, only to surface once more at the time of greatest need is an idea plagued with inconsistencies and leaps of supposition. Scoff, dear reader, as I do, at the unlikelihood of the conjunction of events that would have had to occur to place such valuable items in a place of safety that could, nonetheless, be unearthed at but a moment’s notice.

But enough of wild supposition, and back to the facts at hand. In the earliest days of the revolution…

Session 1

From the Revolutionary Journals of Caden of the Silver Schollars

It seemed quite provocative that Barzallai Thrune would attack his own population only a week after taking power. But such I observed on the eve of what was to come. After proclaiming the cut-off of trade, the life’s blood of the city, Kintargo’s new ruler seemed to declare either a complete lack of political awareness, or as it turned out, an alternate motive entirely.

The soon-to-be leaders of the revolution were there on that day. They saw what I saw. They heard what I heard. But unlike me, they acted and put into motion all the events that followed. Some of what follows in these pages was learned only after the revolution reached its historic end. Some is conjecture on the part of your humble author, combining reports, personal accounts, and logical thought to fill in the gaps of what was directly witnessed. I welcome you, dear reader, to follow their paths as I did and learn from their example.

Hells Rebels

I would recommend people take a look over the wiki for the character creation stuff and the house rules before we start. People should also get hold of the Hells Rebels Players Guide primarly for the Rebellion in Play rules which will come into effect as we play.


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