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Agents of Edgewatch

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Agents of Edgewatch is the twenty-seventh Pathfinder Adventure Path and ran from July 2020 to December 2020.

Amid the hustle and bustle of the world-famous centennial Radiant Festival, the guards of the so-called Edgewatch precinct must take down Absalom's sickest serial killers, brashest bank robbers, and cruelest criminal masterminds in order to ensure the festival's success and the safety of Absalom's citizens. After a string of seemingly unrelated crimes is revealed as part of a much larger criminal plot, the members of one select squad find themselves at the center of things and must put their badges on the line to prevent the city from falling into chaos. By the end of this six-part monthly Adventure Path, there's just one group that can lay down the law and save Absalom: the Agents of Edgewatch!

Agents of Edgewatch update

Erik Mona published a Paizo Blog post regarding this adventure path and contemporary real-world events here.


Pathfinder Adventure Path
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Devil at the Dreaming Palace Written by James L. Sutter Released July 2020
For level 1. The Devil's in the Details

Get ready to shine your badge and report for duty—the Agents of Edgewatch Adventure Path begins! In this thrilling new Pathfinder campaign, players assume the role of fresh recruits of the Edgewatch, the newest division of Absalom's city watch. Tasked with fighting crime during this year's Radiant Festival—a grand centennial gathering of exhibitors and wonders from around the world that this year celebrates the grand reopening of Absalom's treacherous Precipice Quarter, long a ruined haven of monsters and criminals. Soon after taking on the new beat, the detectives learn that the fair has attracted not only cutpurses and vandals, but also poisoners, ransomers, and even a sadistic serial murderer, and it's up to the Agents of Edgewatch to crack the case and bring these villains to justice!

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Sixty Feet Under Written by Michael Sayre Released August 2020
For level 4. Bury Them Deep

The Edgewatch agents follow up on a lead in Absalom's financial hub, where they unravel a series of clues to determine the target of an impending bank robbery and put a stop to the crime before it occurs. The robbery turns out to be just one piece to a much larger puzzle though—after the heroes investigate the bank robbers' slummy thief den, the trail ultimately leads them into the city's expansive network of underground catacombs, where the agents infiltrate and disband one of Absalom's most vicious murder cults.

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All or Nothing Written by Jason Keeley Released September 2020
For level 9. When the Chips Are Down...

When the Edgewatch agents receive a much-deserved promotion and transfer to Absalom's interjurisdictional Starwatch company, they find that with increased responsibilities come increased risks. Following the trail of clues left behind by the murderous Norgorber cultist called the Skinner, the agents find themselves caught between two sides of a gang war in the Docks, and they must choose which gang to tip the scales in favor of in order to get the evidence they need. Their investigation takes them to the Lucky Nimbus casino to perform a daring heist, then the gladiatorial arena known as the Irorium to stop a devastating plot that threatens thousands of lives!

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Assault on Hunting Lodge Seven Written by Ron Lundeen Released October 2020
For level 12. Unlucky Number Seven

Armed with the identity of a powerful Norgorber cultist belonging to the so-called Twilight Four, the agents infiltrate a soiree of alchemists and poisoners in order to apprehend the sinister Infector in his underground hideout. But before they can get their high-ranking criminal back to headquarters, foul weather and bureaucratic obstructions force them to hole up in the abandoned Hunting Lodge Seven, where they must barricade themselves against mysterious assailants and assassins intent on getting at their prisoner. Can the heroes stave off the assault long enough to see the Infector put behind bars? And what occult mysteries will they uncover when they pursue their next lead, a foray into the haunted old amusement park called Harrowland?

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Belly of the Black Whale Written by Cole Kronewitter Released November 2020
For level 15. Prison Breakers

Having been betrayed by their confidants and stripped of their badges, the Edgewatch agents must perform a daring prison break to spring the wrongly incarcerated primarch. Old enemies become new friends as the heroes work for an infamous underworld crime lord in order to prove their fealty and receive blueprints to the enchanted prison galley known as the Black Whale. Once they've rescued their key ally, the heroes must find a way to clear their sullied names and, in the process, exact justice upon the treacherous business mogul who betrayed them in the first place.

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Ruins of the Radiant Siege Written by Amber Stewart Released December 2020
For level 18. Battle for Absalom

Only one member of the fiendish Twilight Four remains, but having completed her pact with the murderous god Norgorber, the already powerful politician has risen to new heights as she is imbued with both a spark of divinity and the authority of Absalom's crown. Now, the heroic Edgewatch agents must stop a massive, labyrinthine excavator before it stampedes the entire Radiant Festival fairgrounds, then secure a sacred relic long hidden in one of Absalom's most famous siege castles. With this powerful artifact in hand, all that's left is to ascend the reanimated nightmarescape of Beldrin's Tower and face off against the daemonic Gray Queen once and for all!

Related publications

Player's Guide
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Agents of Edgewatch Player's Guide Written by Patrick Renie Released July 2020
The Agents of Edgewatch Player's Guide gives players everything they need to root out evil in Absalom. Within this spoiler-free guide are: recommendations for alignments, ancestries, classes, languages, and skills that make good choices for the Agents of Edgewatch Adventure Path; ten new backgrounds; an overview of Absalom and its districts; and advice for GMs and players on how to play this campaign without law enforcement.
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Absalom: City of Lost Omens Written by Erik Mona et al. Released December 2021
For nearly 5,000 years, the great city of Absalom has stood at the center of the Inner Sea's culture, commerce, and prophecy. Now, with the death of the its founder-god Aroden, the disappearance of its lord mayor, and new attacks from some of its greatest foes, Absalom stands at the crossroads of a new and uncertain destiny!
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Agents of Edgewatch Pawn Collection Produced by Paizo Inc. Released March 31, 2021
Enemies and allies from the Agents of Edgewatch Adventure Path take their places on your tabletop with the Agents of Edgewatch Pawn Collection, featuring more than 100 pawns for use with Pathfinder Second Edition or any tabletop fantasy RPG!