Knight Protector - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The few, the proud, the Knight Protectors are warriors dedicated to restoring the ideals of knightly chivalry before they fade forever. The Protectors see moral decay everywhere they look in the world around them, brought on by a lapse in ethical behavior following the collapse of the once-proud Great Kingdom. The Protectors are the last remnants of a formerly great order of knights who pledged their existence to defending that now-defunct nation. Few of this ancient lineage remain alive today and all that remains of the Great Kingdom - is its name and a scattered few inheritor countries. But those who take up the mantle of Knight Protector today still hope for the return of the Great Kingdom, and believe they can hasten its restoration and repair society's ills by living their lives as paragon of their venerable chivalric code.
Like paladins, knight protectors adhere to a rigid code of behavior that expresses such values as honor, honesty, chivalry, and courage. Unlike paladins, the Protector's first duty is to this code and the vanished nation for which it stands, rather than to a deity or holy order. The Protector is expected to display these ideals in all aspects of his behavior, and throughout all his actions and deeds, however arduous they may be. A Knight who unwillingly or unknowingly violates this code, or violates it willingly in the belief that doing so contributes to an act of greater good, may redeem himself by undertaking and completing a quest or other dangerous mission assigned by the order's leadership. A Protector who willingly and knowingly violates this code for no adequate reason is removed from the order, and may no longer advance in levels as a Knight Protector.
Hit Die: d10
To qualify to become a Knight Protector, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Lawful neutral or lawful good
- Skills: Diplomacy 6 ranks, Knowledge (Nobility and Royalty) 4 ranks, Ride 6 ranks.
- Feats: Armor Proficiency (heavy), Cleave, Great Cleave, Mounted Combat, Power Attack.
- Base Attack Bonus: +5
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