Blood And Iron
Order of the Wall Paladin, Member of the Old Faith
The Order of the Wall
With members who embody ideals at odds with the harsh dictates of the ruling scrutators, the Order of the Wall has experienced a turbulent past. Its enrolment as periodically dwindled to near extinction, only to surge back again in periods of turmoil to reassure the population that Menoth offers protection and not only wrath. Paladins of his order have served mankind since the first words of the Canon of the True Law, action as bastions of stability when the wilderness threatened to overthrow civilisation. The wall of their namesake stands for every barrier erected to shelter a community from external threats.
Paladins prioritize mercy and protection of the innocent, which can force them to disobey orders given by the scrutators. Priests take this as a sign hat paladins lack the obedience that is hallmark of the Knight Exemplar. Paladins prefer to protect the members of Menoths flock rather than drown them in rivers of blood, and they believe even the wayward can be guided back to the path of the Creator – a philosophy for which they are beloved by the people.
Encased in the protection of tempered steel and trained to hold against any enemy, each paladin is akin to an unbreakable fortress. When a paladin strikes with his Firebrand Sword, it erupts in holy fire like a sliver of the sun. Those who witness a paladin in combat cannot doubt Menoth;s power flows through them.
For every soul saved by a paladin’s actions, two are lost to the wracks and thumbscrews of the scrutators. Paladins cannot be deterred in their sacred obligation to protect the faithful, believing that each martial order has its function in Menoth’s temple. If theirs is to be one of endless sacrifice, so be it.