Some cavaliers wander the lonely roads of the world protecting travelers and acting as their honor guard. Like the Eldest they usually venerate, they wear heavy hoods and rarely show their faces. Hooded knights are usually members of the order of the blossom (see page 27), the order of the shield, or the order of the sword.
This alters the cavalier’s class skills.
A hooded knight’s mount has the feytouched simple template (see page 10) when he is riding it, but it cannot use its change shape ability while being ridden.
This ability alters the cavalier’s mount.
Hero of the Roads (Ex)
When on a road, a hooded knight gains a +2 bonus on initiative checks and Knowledge (geography), Perception, Stealth, and Survival checks. These bonuses increase by 2 at 9th and 17th level. The speed of any mount a hooded knight rides is increased by 10 feet at 9th level and by an additional 10 feet at 17th level. By spending 1 minute coaxing his allies’ mounts and expending one use of his challenge ability, a hooded knight can grant the same speed increase to the mounts ridden by all allies within 30 feet who can see and hear him. This speed increase to his allies’ mounts lasts for 1 hour.
A hooded knight and his mount can hustle while traveling on a road without taking damage for 2 hours each day, plus an additional 2 hours at 5th level and every 5 levels thereafter (to a maximum of 8 hours at 15th level).
This ability replaces tactician.
Champion of the Roads (Sp)
At 9th level, a hooded knight gains dimension door as a spell-like ability with a caster level equal to his cavalier level. If the hooded knight is riding a mount, his mount does not count against the number of creatures he brings along with this ability. If the destination is not a road, the hooded knight is shunted to the nearest open space on a road, taking damage as described in the dimension door spell. The cavalier can use this ability once per day, plus one additional time for every 4 levels beyond 9th, to a maximum of three times per day at 17th level.
This ability replaces greater tactician.
Paragon of the Roads (Sp)
At 17th level, when a hooded knight uses his champion of the roads ability, he can treat the ability as greater teleport rather than dimension door. The hooded knight’s mount and the mounts ridden by any creatures he brings along do not count against the number of teleported creatures.
This ability replaces master tactician.
Pathfinder Player Companion: Legacy of the First World © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Jake Alley, Judy Bauer, John Compton, Mikko Kallio, Jason Keeley, Joe Pasini, Mark Seifter, Kendra Leigh Speedling, Josh Vogt, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.