Use the Pathfinder Society’s resources to do good in the world.
When the existence of so many factions within the Pathfinder Society began to become apparent, many were dismayed, especially those who took umbrage at the Society’s resources being used for ethically questionable purposes or personal gain. Unable to eliminate such elements as the Shadow Lodge from the ranks of the organization, an influential group of Pathfinder clerics, paladins, and servants of good-aligned deities banded together to form their own faction—the Silver Crusade—as an answer to these undesirable offshoots of the Society. While a crusade in name only, the Silver Crusade models itself after the staunchly good silver dragon, making a valiant effort to use the Society’s influence, reach, and resources to do good throughout the Inner Sea region and beyond.
Pathfinders who support the efforts of the Silver Crusade are often priests of Golarion’s good-aligned deities, such as Cayden Cailean, Desna, Erastil, Iomedae, Sarenrae, Shelyn, and Torag. Though each faith has its own methodologies and philosophies on how to go about helping the weak and destroying evil, they all share the same primary goal of making the world a better place. As such, any Pathfinders who share the same paramount tenets are welcome in the Silver Crusade, whether they be law-abiding paladins or tyranny-defying freedom fighters. Most Silver Crusade Pathfinders are good-aligned.
Just as there are countless interpretations of what doing good entails, there are an equal number of variations in how the Shining Crusade asks its agents to spread its message throughout Golarion with each mission. Whether delivering much-needed medicine to victims of a rampant plague, ridding an oppressed village of a tyrannical local villain, or aiding an established organization of like-minded humanitarians like the Cult of the Dawnflower, the Knights of Ozem, or the Mendev Crusaders, agents who take every opportunity during the course of their normal Pathfinder duties to leave the indelible mark of good upon the world are valued, and they tend to move up swiftly among the inner ranks of the Shining Crusade.