Knight of the Rose - Greyhawk Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The Knights of the Rose are the highest tier of the Solamnic Knights, an order that embraces honor guided by wisdom and justice. They hold themselves up as examples of nobility, bravery, and honor to the knighthood and those who serve under their command.
Knights of the Rose are leaders, who must provide guidance and direction to their charges, as well as inspiration and courage when they must lead their order into battle. They act as diplomats and advisors to other governments, as well as forming the governing body of the Solamnic Knights themselves.
Hit Die: d10
To qualify to become a Knight of the Rose, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Lawful good.
- Skills: Diplomacy 8 ranks, Knowledge (nobility and royalty) 8 ranks, Ride 8 ranks.
- Feats: Endurance, Honor-Bound, Leadership, Mounted Combat.
- Base Attack Bonus: +8.
Base Save Bonuses: Will +7.
- Spellcasting: Ability to cast 2nd level divine spells.
- Special: To become a Knight of the Rose, the character must have at least one level of the Knight of the Crown prestige class and the knightly courage Crown Knight class ability. He must also have at least three levels in the Knight of the Sword prestige class and the aura of courage Sword Knight class ability.
Knightly Virtue: A character must be a Knight of the Sword in good standing before he can petition the Order of the Rose to be accepted into that body. During his time as a Knight of the Sword, the candidate must demonstrate his virtue and his adherence to the Oath and the Measure. Before he can apply to a Knightly Council for acceptance into the Order of the Rose, he must have accomplished all the following, and be able to present witnesses to attest to his performance:
- A journey of 500 miles or more in length and 30 days or more in time.
- One test of the knight's wisdom.
- Three tests of his generosity.
- Three tests of compassion.
- The restoration of something that was lost.
- Single combat with a worthy evil opponent (whose Challenge rating is equal to or greater than the knight's character level).
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