Spread the wisdom of Tian Xia within the Inner Sea.
While the Pathfinder Society makes its home in the Grand Lodge of Absalom, its membership comes from and travels to all corners of the known world. Outside the Inner Sea region, one of the highest concentrations of Pathfinders is on the continent of Tian Xia, and specifically in the metropolitan city of Goka. Most Tian Pathfinders operate independently of their brethren in Absalom, but occasionally agents cross the Crown of the World, make the treacherous naval voyage south around Casmaron, or simply teleport to travel between the two hubs of activity. The Lantern Lodge represents Tian interests in the Inner Sea region, ensuring that Pathfinder Society agents far to the east of the Decemvirate’s direct view are considered in organization-wide affairs.
The same principles of exploration, reporting, and cooperation that dictate the life of Pathfinders from the Inner Sea region also guide the actions of Lantern Lodge Pathfinders. Most members of Venture-Captain Li’s slowly growing organization either hail from Tian Xia themselves or are native to the Inner Sea region but interested in exploring the east. Those Pathfinders from Goka, Minkai, and the Successor States, among other Tian lands, often possess class archetypes not seen in the Inner Sea region, and as such provide valuable, specialized assistance to expeditions in Avistan and Garund. Though they also participate in missions with non-Lantern Lodge Pathfinders, most members of Amara Li’s lodge enjoy adventuring with one another, as their sense of solidarity and camaraderie is strong. Most Lantern Lodge Pathfinders are neutral-aligned.
While Lantern Lodge Pathfinders participate in normal missions throughout the Inner Sea region—seemingly without ties to Tian Xia at all—Venture-Captain Li frequently finds tasks for them to carry out while engaging in other activities. These include diplomatic missions to allies of her cause throughout the Inner Sea region, retrieval of long-lost Tian artifacts she hopes to see return to Goka for study or display, or the elimination of enemies who hamper the Lantern Lodge’s efforts in one way or another. Lantern Lodge Pathfinders are Pathfinders first and foremost, but Amara Li rewards them significantly for dedication to her and her lodge while they carry out the will of the Ten.