THE PALADIN CLASS - Achaea Online Help

8.1.11 THE PALADIN CLASS

(See also: HELP CHIVALRY, HELP DEVOTION, HELP FORGING, HELP 8, HELP CLASS)

The Paladin Knights are great warriors of Creation and Light, fighting for
what is right and good in the world. Much like the Priests, the Paladins, for
most of history called the Templars, are an ancient class.  Millennia ago,
mourning her death and celebrating her long life, Imithia performed the Rite of
Ending for Pasiphae, a daughter of Sinope and Callisto, and in doing so
founded the Church of Achaea. From the small band of devout followers led by
Imithia, the Church grew and evolved, and gave birth to her two guilds, the
Templars and Priests. The Templars served as protectors of the ancient Priests
and as great warriors for the cause of Good. Even Paladins not associated with
the Church adhere to at least some of the tenets of good, for to stray from the
path of righteousness is to risk losing strength as a Paladin.

A typical Paladin is noble, chivalrous, and as concerned with how he does
something as with what it is he's doing. He strives not to harm innocents,
seeks to do what is right, and generally seeks to be a shining example to the
younger, more impressionable residents of Achaea.

In battle, a Paladin is fearsome indeed. In fullplate armour, wielding twin
swords or axes, falcon by his side, the Paladin strides or rides into battle
ready to destroy those who would do evil with an overwhelming show of force.
Beyond these mere physical gifts is what makes a Paladin more than a mere
knight: the rites of Devotion. These rites, derived from the ancient and
powerful Rituals of the ancient Church, allow the Paladin to perform various
holy deeds such as resurrecting the slain, dispelling illusions with the power
of truth, and instilling overwhelming fear in his enemies.

The skills of a Paladin are Chivalry, Devotion, and Forging. A fledgling
Paladin gains Chivalry and Devotion, while Forging is gained upon embracing
class.

** Be warned that if a Paladin strays too far from the path of good, they can
be excommunicated and lose the ability to use Devotion. Thus, this class
requires roleplaying and may not be for everyone.


(See also: HELP CHIVALRY, HELP DEVOTION, HELP FORGING, HELP 8, HELP CLASS)