Struck by Shadows
|“||Time after time, enemies of the Society have attacked the Grand Lodge in Absalom. Following the sudden surge in disasters befalling the Society's lodges across the Inner Sea, the Society's leadership sought the expertise of one of its strongest new allies—the hobgoblin nation of Oprak—in bolstering the Grand Lodge's defenses. These new defenses prove their worth when they signal a sudden infiltration by shadowy foes. With the Society's forces stretched thin, will the few agents stationed at the Grand Lodge be enough to repel this sudden attack? If they succeed, what might the agents learn about the enemies orchestrating the Society's recent troubles?
Struck by Shadows is part of the ongoing story of the Year of Shattered Sanctuaries. It is the second scenario in a four-part arc detailing the events taking place in and around the Society's headquarters at the Grand Lodge in Absalom, the City of Lost Omens. Other arcs explore other locations across the Inner Sea. While the arcs can be played in any order, it is recommended that players experience the scenarios within each individual arc in order.
Scenarios in this campaign arc include:
- Season 3 Intro: Year of Shattered Sanctuaries
- #3-06: Struck by Shadows
- #3-17: Dreams of a Dustbound Isle
- #3-19: Mean Streets of Shadow Absalom
Recurring characters, concepts, & locations
The following characters, concepts, or locations can be found in this scenario, but also significantly appear in the publications listed below:
- Janira Gavix (The Absalom Initiation, All the Gods Beyond, Citadel of Corruption, The Confirmation, Fate in the Future, First Taste of Eternity, Serpent's Rise, Serpents Fall, Struck by Shadows, Who Speaks for the Ten, The Wounded Wisp)
- Onyx Alliance (The Blakros Deception, The Blakros Matrimony, Cairn of Shadows, The Daughters' Due, Grand Convocation 4712, The Penumbral Accords, Struck by Shadows, True Dragons of Absalom, Year of Shattered Sanctuaries (scenario))
- Oprak (Iolite Squad Alpha, Snakes in the Grass, Struck by Shadows)
- Shadow Absalom (The Daughters' Due, From the Tome of Righteous Repose, Grand Convocation 4712, The Penumbral Accords, Struck by Shadows, True Dragons of Absalom, Year of Shattered Sanctuaries (scenario))
- Shadow Plane (All the Gods Beyond, The Blakros Deception, The Blakros Matrimony, Cairn of Shadows, Call of the Copper Gate, The Darkest Abduction, The Daughters' Due, Fragments of Antiquity, The Penumbral Accords, Struck by Shadows, To Seal the Shadow, True Dragons of Absalom)
- Sorrina Westyr (Abducted in Aether, The Absalom Initiation, Captive in Crystal, The Cosmic Captive, Graves of Crystalmaw Pass, The Hao Jin Cataclysm, The Hao Jin Hierophant, The Pathfinder Trials, The Second Confirmation, Struck by Shadows, Tapestry's Trial, The Thorned Monarch, Ungrounded but Unbroken, Unleashing the Untouchable)