Introducing... The Crusader
Style: Proficient in most melee weapons and can cast beneficial spells when following a god. Can equip two shields for ultimate defensive abilities.
- Cavalier: a warrior who uses physical prowess to overpower his or her enemies
- Paladin: a holy knight blessed by their god to smite down their foes
The Crusader is a powerful knight whose devotion to king or deity is so great that he has been blessed with divine powers. A paragon of virtue, the Crusader commands the battlefield and defends the weak. Brave and bold, the Crusader is always at the front of any fray, guarding his allies against harm with armor and faith.
What is a Crusader?
The Crusader is a knight sworn to serve their king and country, to protect the lives of those who cannot protect themselves. A Crusader will pledge his or her allegiance to one of the kings or pantheons. They will abide by their laws, serve the people, defend their lands and travel great distances to strike down the enemy. This is the life of the Crusader, to prove their allegiance to any they serve. As the Crusader fights in the name of their god or king, their loyalty grows which allows them access to a vast assortment of benefits blessed by their lord. Their unwavering faith grants them the ability to deliver divine judgment and intervention. Many stories tell of the “white knight” in full plate armor on the hilltops accompanied by their squire proudly carrying the king’s banner. Wherever the Crusader may travel, whoever they may serve, word of their high loyalty spreads and the citizens will offer themselves up to become a squire under their stead. The squire yearns to please the knight, as they know they can easily be replaced. As the Crusaders loyalty and fame become stronger, so too does the squire that follows them. It has been known for Crusaders to change their allegiances from one country to another, though there may be consequences involved.
Crusaders are leaders, motivators and champions. Their leadership is inspiring to others around them, strengthening them in various ways and encouraging them to win the battle. Some Crusaders have been seen to focus their efforts in harnessing the powers of their faith. While still holding shield and weapon in hands, their attacks mostly consist of divine magic. The undead are abominations in the eyes of these shining knights and they use the power of the gods to banish them.
The Crusader shields their allies from the enemy onslaught using a giant tower shield. On Terminus, the size and shape of the shield can be as important as the metal it’s made from or the magic imbued upon it. Larger shields covering wider areas are easier to block with. Being a master of warfare, the Crusader is very capable of wielding most combinations of weaponry, from dual swords to giant axes. Their arsenal also consists of various spears, hammers & lances. While wielding two swords or a giant two-handed weapon, their damage is increased significantly as is their ability to destroy enemies both living and undead. Tales have been told of the Crusader’s magnificence when during intense battles they have been seen to grab a second shield. The Crusader may dual wield shields to protect his group and bash his opponents. Some have their shields turned into dangerous weapons. The safety of the Crusaders allies comes first and they never hesitate to put themselves in the way of danger. Whether it is healing wounds, empowering allies or striking with holy resolution, Crusaders have become a symbol of honor, valor and justice.
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