Dents and nicks fail to dull the shine of this knight’s armor. A sword and starburst decorate her shield.
Wayward Crusader CR 4
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 will—detect evil
Paladin Spells Prepared (CL 2nd; concentration +5)
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
SQ divine bond (mount), lay on hands 5/day (2d6), mercy (sickened)
Crusader’s Mount CR —
Speed 50 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d4+4), 2 hooves +4 (1d6+2)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
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
Treasure NPC gear (wand of cure light wounds [9 charges], holy water , mwk full plate, mwk heavy steel shield, dagger, javelins , 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.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars © 2014, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Jim Groves and Russ Taylor.