Order of the Blessed Hand

A cavalier who belongs to the order of the blessed hand has dedicated himself to the faith of one of the deities of good. Cavaliers of this order seek to serve to his fellow beings, to heal the sick and afflicted, ease the pain and suffering of others, eradicate disease, and breathe life again into those who are deemed worthy of a second chance. This order complements the Radiant Knight multiclass archetype.

Edicts: The cavalier must be of good alignment, adhere to the strictures of the faith, show compassion to the poor, heal the sick, tend the wounded, ease pain and suffering wherever they are found, and provide life-giving aid to those in need.

Challenge: Whenever an order of the blessed hand cavalier issues a challenge, he receives a +1 morale bonus to his Armor Class against attacks made against him by the target of his challenge. This bonus lasts for 1 minute. The bonus increases by +1 for every four levels the cavalier possesses. Furthermore, if the target of the cavalier’s challenge is an undead creature, he gains a +2 morale bonus on saves against attacks that grant negative levels and saves to overcome negative levels.

Skills: An order of the blessed hand cavalier adds Heal (Wis), Knowledge (nobility) (Int), and Knowledge (religion) (Int) to his list of class skills. An order of the blessed hand cavalier can make Heal skill checks untrained. If he has ranks in the skill, he receives a bonus on the check equal to 1/2 his cavalier level (minimum +1) when making attempts to perform first aid, treat deadly wounds, or care for those who have been poisoned or diseased.

Order Abilities: A cavalier belonging to the order of the blessed hand gains the following abilities as he increases in level.

Battlefield Medic (Sp)

At 2nd level, the cavalier can automatically stabilize a living creature that has –1 or fewer hit points, so that it does not lose any further hit points. This ability functions as the stabilize spell with a caster level equal to his cavalie