Pathfinder lodges, also known as outposts or chapter houses, are the accommodation build by the Pathfinder Society to house its members, their research, and artifacts found during their explorations. The basic purpose of the lodge is to provide support for Pathfinder Society members: a place to sleep, a library for research, meeting rooms to converse and plan, and mechanisms to communicate with other lodges.
There is no such thing as a canonical Pathfinder lodge—it could be a log cabin or a majestic fortress. But the following things must be true to give it true lodge status:
- It can only be founded by a member of the Pathfinder Society.
- The lodge founder must own a minimum of one volume of the Pathfinder Chronicles, to be kept in the lodge.
- The lodge must provide access to texts that specialize in the region in which the lodge resides: geography, flora/fauna, demographics, etc.
- The lodge must honor the requests of any Pathfinders seeking aid.
- The lodge must uphold the policy of tolerance and respect to all Pathfinders. The lodge is a safe-house for all Society members, regardless of religious beliefs, political persuasion, gender, or race.
Lodges can also be found in the following locations:
- Tim Hitchcock, Erik Mona, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor. (2009). Seekers of Secrets: A Guide to the Pathfinder Society, p. 29. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-178-7
- Benjamin Bruck. (2015). Trouble in Tamran, Paizo Inc.
- Tim Hitchcock, Erik Mona, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor. (2009). Seekers of Secrets: A Guide to the Pathfinder Society, p. 15. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-178-7
- John Compton & Mark Moreland. (2013). Pathfinder Society Primer, p. 16. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-534-1
- Kate Baker. (2019). Grehunde's Gorget, p. 3. Paizo Inc.