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Wayward Crusader (Human Paladin 5)

Dents and nicks fail to dull the shine of this knight’s armor. A sword and starburst decorate her shield.

Wayward Crusader CR 4

XP 1,200
Human paladin 5
LG Medium humanoid (human)
Init –1; Senses Perception +1; Aura courage (10 ft.)

DEFENSE

AC 20, touch 9, flat-footed 20 (+9 armor, –1 Dex, +2 shield)
hp 42 (5d10+10)
Fort +8, Ref +3, Will +8
Immune disease, fear

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft.
Melee mwk cold iron longsword +9 (1d8+3/19–20) or mwk lance +9 (1d8+4/.3)
Ranged javelin +4 (1d6+3)
Special Attacks channel positive energy (DC 15, 3d6), smite evil 2/day (+3 attack and AC, +5 damage)
Paladin Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th; concentration +8)

At willdetect evil

Paladin Spells Prepared (CL 2nd; concentration +5)

1stbless weapon, lesser restoration

STATISTICS

Str 16, Dex 8, Con 13, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 16
Base Atk +5; CMB +8; CMD 17
Feats Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack, Skill Focus (Ride), Spirited Charge
Skills Diplomacy +11, Heal +9, Ride +4
Languages Common
SQ divine bond (mount), lay on hands 5/day (2d6), mercy (sickened)

Crusader’s Mount CR —

Horse animal companion
N Large animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +9

DEFENSE

AC 21, touch 11, flat-footed 19 (+4 armor, +2 Dex, +6 natural, –1 size)
hp 37 (5d8+15)
Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +4

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d4+4), 2 hooves +4 (1d6+2)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

STATISTICS

Str 19, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 6, Wis 12, Cha 6
Base Atk +3; CMB +8; CMD 20 (24 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Iron Will, Multiattack
Skills Perception +9
Languages Common (can’t speak)
SQ link, share spells
Gear mwk chain shirt barding, bit and bridle, military saddle, saddlebags

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure NPC gear (wand of cure light wounds [9 charges], holy water [2], mwk full plate, mwk heavy steel shield, dagger, javelins [4], mwk cold iron longsword, mwk lance, everburning torch, silver holy symbol, spell component pouch, 83 gp)

This crusader believed her destiny to be as a sword and shield against the cancer of evil.

PCs may run across or even be rescued by a wayward crusader, and she doesn’t hesitate to enlist them in her cause. For low-level PCs she can serve as a powerful ally and mentor, while companions who surpass her in power could even claim her crusade for their own.

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars © 2014, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Jim Groves and Russ Taylor.