Korovia - The Free License Fantasy World
|Archaic Korovian Knight
This ancient order of knights was mostly wiped out during the last demon war, but has been reborn when their bodies were released from the para-elemental ice inside the Star Citadel. Since then the order has been re-founded by building a new fortress-temple over top of a magical river south of Oraknev.
Korovian Knights are known for their resilience. They are a tough breed known for being able to survive almost anything. They are also known for their tempers. Korovian Knights are the only paladin order known to rage. They still use their archaic (some say barbaric) methods, but coupled with their stern discipline and violent tempers they are force to be avoided with a measure of fear and respect. Archaic Knights speak with a heavy accent and can automatically speak and read Ancient Korovian, which is an useful skill. To become an archaic Korovian Knight, a character must be one of the warriors who were frozen in the Star Citadel*. The preferred weapon of the order is the Great Axe, which they learn special attacks with it.
*New Korovian Knights have started to enlist in their ranks, but they do not gain the ability to speak and read Ancient Korovian, but also do not suffer from Culture Shock (see the Blizzard prestige class) because they were raised in modern Korovia.
Korovian Knights believe in the Korovian Code of Honour: "Honour is a white cloth that can never be cleaned." Meaning: Evil is a cloth stained red with blood. Actions dictate how stained a person's cloth is and will be.
Hit Die: d12
Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Reflex Will Special Spells per Day 1st +1 +2 +2 +2 Holy Rage 1/day, Great Axe Ability +1 level 2nd +2 +3 +3 +3 Holy Smite 1/day, Great Axe Ability +1 level 3rd +3 +3 +3 +3 Holy Rage 2/day, Great Axe ability +1 level 4th +4 +4 +4 +4 Holy Smite 2/day, Great Axe Ability +1 level 5th +5 +4 +4 +4 Holy Rage 3/day, Holy Smite 3/day +1 level
Holy Rage: As per Barbarian Rage, except the Korovian Knight can only rage against evil creatures. If they already have levels of barbarian, the ability stacks.