Cavaliers of the order of the waves explore the secrets under the sea.
Edicts: The cavalier must perpetually seek out and explore new places and secrets under the sea, stopping only to fight to protect his newfound treasures and his people from undersea threats (typically evil undersea races like sahuagin, but alternatively goodly or neutral enemy races for cavaliers from evil races).
Challenge: Whenever a cavalier of the order of the waves issues a challenge, he receives a +1 morale bonus on his saving throws as long as he is underwater. This bonus increases by 1 for every 4 class levels the cavalier has.
Skills: A cavalier belonging to the order of the waves adds Knowledge (geography) and Perception to his class skills. He can attempt Knowledge (geography) checks untrained, but if he has ranks in the skill, he adds half his cavalier level (minimum 1) to all Knowledge (geography) checks that involve finding an underwater location.
Order Abilities: A cavalier belonging to this order gains the following abilities as he increases in level.
At 2nd level, the cavalier gains a swim speed equal to his unmodified base land speed. If he already has a swim speed, his swim speed increases by 10 feet, and if he and his mount both have a swim speed, the mount’s swim speed also increases by 10 feet. He gains a +1 morale bonus on damage rolls when underwater.
Current’s Rush (Ex)
At 8th level, the cavalier gains a +2 bonus on attack rolls when charging in the same direction as a current that’s currently pushing him, as well as a +1 bonus on damage rolls for every 10 feet of the current’s speed (maximum +6 points of damage).
Explore the Seas (Ex)
At 15th level, the cavalier gains Pressure Adept as a bonus feat and adds two oceanic zones to his native range instead of one. When exploring a new location underwater, he gains a +2 morale bonus on initiative checks and Perception checks, and can always act in the surprise round.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Aquatic Adventures © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Amber E. Scott and Mark Seifter.