marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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paladins

So where do the adventuring paladins come from in a RPG?

In NPCs, the only paladin we see become one is directly, divinely appointed.  But that would throw most games off. (Besides, he's an NPC.0:)

And in Order of the Stick, though they even know they are in a game, the paladins who've taken center stage have belonged to an order with a mission.  (And the far-faring paladin is one they send on missions.)

Even in Rusty and Co., Madeline the Paladin goes on missions from some kind of church -- since Derek the Cleric gives her prophecies to direct her.

The random adventurer paladin would really interesting to world-build, even if possible.
Tags: heroes and villains, role-playing games, world-building: military matters, world-building: religion
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