Maquar Crusader - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
The Maquar are the noble class of warriors in the nation of Estagund that exist for one purpose - devoted service to the rajah of that land. A Maquar crusader follows a strict code of conduct that not only limits what he can own or where he can live, but also limits the ways in which merchants can influence him. Traditionally, Maquar crusaders are charged with protection of the royal house and family, defense of the nation, and consultation on battle tactics. They are both powerful champions, capable of impressive combat prowess with the falchion, and renowned defenders, skilled at protecting those who cannot defend themselves.
Fighters and paladins make up the bulk of recruits to the ranks of the Maquar, though rangers and clerics sometimes hear the call to serve the rajah. Members of few other classes have the combination of dedication, military skill, and discipline to succeed as Maquar crusaders.
Maquar crusaders usually operate in groups, though these can be small elite units tasked with specific jobs - such as security for the rajah's daughter - or in larger forces during times of war. A lone Maquar crusader might be sent on a serious mission in the service of his rajah, perhaps as a guardian for diplomats. At these times, the crusader might welcome the companionship of adventurers, though some find the Maquar's strict code of conduct inconvenient at times.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Maquar Crusader, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Lawful good or lawful neutral
- Skills: Knowledge (nobility and royalty) 4 ranks.
- Feats: Alertness, Combat Expertise, Weapon Focus (falchion),
- Base Attack Bonus: +4
- Patron Deity: The Adama
- Region: The Golden Water.
Special: The character must have a reputation as an honorable and dedicated person. He must spend one full month living by the standards of the Maquar crusader's code of conduct before being admitted into the Maquar.
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