Master of Scrolls for the Pathfinder Society
The Pathfinder Society’s most eccentric dean is Master of Scrolls Kreighton Shaine, a Forsaken elf who most Pathfinders agree is brilliant, if not entirely sane. A scholar all his long life, Kreighton has watched empires rise and fall from behind piles of books and scrolls, and his meandering lectures are sprinkled with random facts that most sages have long forgotten. Under his tutelage, students are encouraged to pursue whatever branches of history or study most intrigue them, learning those languages, arts, and other skills that come in most useful along the way. When not leading a class through ancient scrolls, Kreighton can often be found wandering through the gardens with one shoe on or only one arm through the sleeves of his coat, talking to himself or conducting intricate experiments to test theories known only to him. Yet despite Kreighton’s strange mannerisms, anyone who spends significant time with the scholar finds his insights and observations uncannily astute.
Tutelage of the Scrolls was briefly transferred to Drandle Dreng during Master of Scrolls Kreighton Shaine’s three-month sabbatical in the Mwangi Expanse. Kreighton doesn’t speak much of his experiences there. Since his return, the previously flighty elf has resumed his duties at the Grand Lodge, but with a pronounced limp and a decidedly prickly mood. Of late, he’s spent much of his time sequestered in study with favoured former students, leaving some initiates fearful as to the quality of their education. Those working with Kreighton rebuff any inquiries about their research, but seem to spend a lot of time reviewing texts about both Osirion and Shory.