Field Commission

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Adventurers who prove exceptionally talented might
stumble upon the track to becoming a Pathfinder
without even realizing it. Through a field commission,
an explorer earns instant acceptance into the Pathfinder
Society based on an established record of significant
discoveries or exceptional deeds relating to the three
Pathfinder tenets. Field commissions aren’t given lightly,
and some adventurers work their entire lives to earn a
wayfinder. However, a Pathfinder hopeful who captures
the eye of a local venture-captain, performs a noble or
valuable service to a Pathfinder in the field, or uncovers
a truly notable location, treasure, or power can quickly
prove he’s up to the task of joining the Society.
Though Pathfinders who pay their dues during years
of training sometimes begrudge field-commissioned
agents their “accidental Confirmations” and view them
as loose cannons or lucky fools, venture-captains feel
reassured in sending seasoned adventurers on missions
since their years of informal preparation make their
safety and success more certain than those of green
initiates fresh out of the training yard. While this wisdom
doesn’t always hold true, it is worth noting that the
mortality rate of newly field-commissioned Pathfinders
is less dramatic than that of traditionally trained field
agents who’ve yet to even see a comrade bleed.
Characters of virtually any class or from any walk of
life can find themselves recipients of Pathfinder Society
field commissions, though the greatest share of those
called upon for their previous service are untrained or
self-taught adventurers such as barbarians and rangers,
or individuals with mysterious innate abilities that
weren’t honed so much as manifested, such as sorcerers
and oracles.

Field Commission

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