Order of the Thundering Lions

A cavalier of the order of the thundering lions has pledged himself to a duly noted authority; be it a sovereign, city state, or a powerful organization. Cavaliers of this order are brave, stalwart, strong-willed, experts in all forms of combat, and honor-bound to protect those under the rule of the individual or institute he serves. This order complements the Warbound Juggernaut multiclass archetype.

Edicts: The cavalier must be of a nonchaotic alignment, and often prefer lawful good or lawful neutral. Cavaliers of this order seek to expand the power and influence of his realm, employ tactics of intimidation and strength of arms to gain victory over enemies, and strive to dominate those in opposition to those he serves.

Challenge: Whenever an order of the thundering lions cavalier issues a challenge, he receives a +1 dodge bonus to his AC against attacks made by the target of his challenge. This bonus increases by +1 for every four levels the cavalier possesses. Furthermore, the cavalier gains a +2 morale bonus on saves against any fear or compulsion spells or effects used against him by the target of his challenge. At 9th level, this bonus increases to +4.

Skills: An order of the thundering lions cavalier adds Knowledge (local) (Int) and Knowledge (nobility) to his list of class skills. An order of the thundering lion cavalier can make Intimidate 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 demoralize his opponents.

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

Thundering Lance (Su)

At 2nd level, the cavalier’s weapon creates a cacophonous roar like thunder whenever it strikes