8.14.5 The Paladins
The two impressive towers of the Paladin fortress stand unwavering in the northwestern-most corner of Enorian, guarding all who call the Beacon of Light home. Here the Paladins learn their skills, enrich their minds, and strengthen their resolve. The path of a Paladin is one of sacrifice, and of hardship, so that they may better prepare themselves for the challenges they might face. Considered the defenders of Enorian and their allies, the Paladin Knights stand strong in their opposition against the ever-adapting forces of Darkness, Corruption, and Artifice, facing them with steadfast faith and an iron will. Becoming further aware of the changing faces of their adversaries and their duties as protectors of the Innocent and advocates of Light, the Paladin Knights now strive towards an altered path. Though still treasuring the importance of Loyalty, Courage and Honor in their lives, they believe that their Conviction allows them to fearlessly stand against any obstacles while they carry their duties out. Through the pursuit of Truth, they are freed from the vices of Artifice that seek to manipulate them, thus providing them with a clearer understanding of their objective. Hence, to keep them true to their path, a Paladin should always inflect towards Mercy to maintain purpose in their actions. Through their combative skills in Chivalry, they uphold these principles in their prowess with a blade, their close connection with their falcon companions, and more. They use Devotion, the holy powers imbued to them by the Gods, to become a formidable protector of the faithful. Their combative training gives them the patience and resolve to create most, if not any manner of weaponry and armor through Forging, from constructing a mere dagger to a powerful assortment of one-handed and two-handed swords.