Chelaxians are masters of seduction as well as pain. They bring their enemies to heel with promises of aid, riches, and glory, then keep them in line with cruel lashes and hellfire. The Cheliax faction wins others to its dark cause with temptation. Lust, power, riches, vanity—the Cheliax faction offers all, and caters to the sinful nature in everyone to bring them low. But once foes have been seduced, they must now be scourged. Many missions of the Cheliax faction involve tempting upright people into darkness and vice, and then threatening to expose their sins unless they aid the empire as dutiful agents. The tricks of devils have claimed souls since time immemorial, and the denizens of Hell serve the Cheliax faction well in its quest for control of Absalom. The manipulative, sultry Paracountess Zarta Dralneen guides the Cheliax faction of the Pathfinder Society. Deeply relishing her role as a diplomatic envoy, the paracountess is infamous for her excessive parties at her villa, and is adept at uncovering secrets with the promise of power.
Goal: Establish Order, No Matter the Costs
The Cheliax faction plans to spread Asmodeus’s law across the face of Golarion. It brings order to chaos, quashes the troublesome concepts of freedom and self-determination, and leaves broken souls eager to accept the bondage of slavery in its wake. The world must come to terms with the order of things—mortals are born to serve at the knee of greater powers. Law and order are Golarion’s natural overlords, and if the rabble gathered along the coast of the Inner Sea can’t be made to understand this simple fact, then they must be purged in a torrent of fire.