Knight, of the Old Code
He as seen everything he has believed in fail and the person he placed his hopes with betray him. Bowen’s fall is very human and presents a far more compelling story than a simple “strike me down with all your anger and your journey to the dark side will be complete” type story.
Ironically this is a much better depiction of Paladins than I have seen in many D&D games. The Old Code is one of the high points.
His heart knows only virtue,
His blade defends the helpless,
His might upholds the weak,
His word knows only truth,
His wrath undoes the wicked.
Sadly most Paladins played by players would tend to fixate on the last line of the code, forsaking the rest. I think if I ever run a D&D game (or any fantasy game that has them) I will make sure that players are aware that this is the Paladins code and it will be enforced.
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