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Archetypes (Holy Knight)

Table: Holy Knight Archetypes

ArchonIt takes incredible focus to wield magic, but even greater will to withstand it. The archon originated with the establishment of the order, and their mandate remains the restriction and containment of mages. But the abilities archons command are not divine; they are the product of intense training and rigorous devotions. These are achievable by any holy knight, although the discipline required may seem just as much a calling. Archons don’t just endure magic, they deny it, and deny others the use of it. At the height of ability, an archon simply shrugs off most harmful effects, and can completely suppress a mage’s ability to cast. They are holy knights of singular focus, and none can match their dedication or effectiveness at taming those who would abuse the magical energies.
Ark KnightIt’s often thought that all of those touched in divine power are ignorant of the world they inhabit; heads too far in the clouds (or in dark places) to pay heed of mortal affairs. Alas, this is often more the case than many may realize, yet not all such beings are quite as distant to the world. There are those that lead lives of epic struggle of Good and Evil with earthlier grace and wisdom, and are perhaps more dangerous because of it. These more level-headed knights are known as Ark Knights, and while they are less mystical than their fellows, they make up for the loss of divine power with greater worldly know-how.
Heaven KnightValor, justice, and honor are the heaven knight’s lifeblood, and he would sooner cut out his own heart than betray his comrades or his faith.
Holy SwordsmanA peerless warrior who commands an entire knightly order. It is said that none can match his swordplay. These knights exchange spells for advanced holy sword techniques.
PaladinPaladins are righteous guardians of the weak. Trained under the royal banner of Ul’dah, and known by some as the Sultansworn, these paladins use the divine light inside them to protect their Oaths and their allies. Using their Divine arts to protect or heal their allies and using their Holy brand to vanquish their foes.
RedeemerAs most qus are outcasts, a qu holy knight recognizes that often those who are monstrous are not necessarily evil and that sometimes even those who are evil became that way because of circumstances and misfortune. Some qu holy knights take up these misunderstood creatures as their cause, standing up for the monstrous creatures and, when possible, leading them to the light. These holy knights are called redeemers. Available only to qu holy knights.
Rune KnightThe holy knights trade in white magic and smiting evil for the ability to inscribe magical runes of ancient and mysterious power upon their weapons and armor and to perform bard songs.
StonelordA stonelord is a devoted sentinel of dwarven enclaves, drawing the power of the earth and ancient stone to protect her people. Available only to dwarf holy knights.
Temple KnightSome holy knights feel the call of white magic more closely than others, focusing on reaching greater heights.
Tranquil GuardianA tranquil guardian is a missionary of peace and tranquility, a soothing voice of succor in a violent and dangerous world. Available only to ronso holy knights.