Order of the Iniquitous Blade

A cavalier who belongs to the order of the iniquitous blade has dedicated himself to both a sovereign (be it a king, queen, or warlord), and to the faith of one of the deities of evil. Cavaliers of this order seek to punish the guilty according to the letter of the law, live a life of unyielding devotion to their sovereign, and ensure the liberties of all who live within the borders or their realm so far as they do not oppose the cause of his sovereign. This order complements the Malevolent Knight multiclass archetype.

Edicts: The cavalier must be of either lawful evil or lawful neutral alignment, adhere to the strictures of the faith, strictly uphold the laws of the land without deviation, live up to his code of honor, dispense justice without compassion or mercy, allow the fate to dictate the destinies of the poor and weak, defend the freedoms of all within their domain, even if doing so results in tyrannical rule or exploitation.

Challenge: Whenever an order of the iniquitous blade cavalier issues a challenge, he receives a +1 morale bonus on attack and damage rolls made against the target of his challenge if the target makes an attack against a target other than the cavalier. 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 of good alignment, the morale bonus on damage rolls increases to +2.

Skills: An order of the iniquitous blade cavalier adds Knowledge (nobility) (Int) and Knowledge (religion) (Int) to his list of class skills. An order of the iniquitous blade cavalier can make Knowledge (nobility) 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 identify military standards, family crests, or heraldry emblems or symbols.

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

Concecrated Weapon (Ex)