Cavalier

Cavalier

Fighter Class Archetype

Mounted combat specialist with a penchant for lances

Cavaliers are an elite class of top-notch fighters. Only the most skilled warriors are accepted into the training, and must go through years of practice. The main focus of the Cavaliers is mounted combat, and they must be masterful riders on horses and various other animals. The program is extremely demanding and requires a great deal of endurance, making vitality the most important concern of the Cavalier.

A heavy snort shot out of wide nostrils as Gromus tugged hard on his mount's reigns. The massive horse snapped its head to the side, a bit of froth flying with an almost growling exhale. The horse itself struck fear into the hearts of the inhabitants of Tellerium. They were used to seeing men on horseback, but not horses this big.

Everyone in this equine city knew that the largest breed of horses came from the colder lands to the northeast. Truly this was one of that breed, long white hairs covered the hooves as they clacked along the cobbles. There was something different about this particular horse. It and its rider moved as one, armored creature. They glided through the heavy traffic of the city, the rider gripping his heavy spear, his gaze obscured by his heavy helmet. Instead, the steady gaze from the horse speared through the crowd as Gromus went to instruct the young minotaurs.

Gromus held the title of Golden Lancer for twelve consecutive years by winning the annual jousting tournament. Overall, he's held it twenty one times. One of Tellerium's champions, Gromus was never too busy to instruct the young cavaliers in the ways of horseback riding and wielding a lance. With the tournament coming up and one of his pupils threatening to bring his five year streak to an end, he was a bit on edge.

Lately he had been short tempered, letting his stubborn side get the better of him. All Gromus wanted to do was get to the Cavalier's Guild so he could give his lesson and go back to training. Unfortunately, there was a disturbance up ahead involving a gnome.

Because they almost always fight while mounted, the polearm is the weapon of choice for Cavaliers. They are also trained in other weapons that can be used in the saddle, including lances, pikes, halberds, swords, maces, and throwing knives. In fact, Cavaliers are far more effective while riding, and feel somewhat out of place in combat on the ground. They are still able to strike harder and more quickly than most opponents, and can regenerate faster after being wounded.

The Cavalier's guild began as an equestrian club centuries ago, but gradually evolved to include combat training. While the techniques that Cavaliers learn have been updated to reflect changes in combat style, they still retain the antiquated practice of accepting only males into the program. While this decreases the overall reputation and quality of the group, Cavaliers are still some of the best fighters around. Young Cavaliers wishing to test their abilities often travel to Tellerium, a city located on the continent of Avros. Because its residents distrust the use of magic, Tellerium is the perfect place to hone combat skill.

Cavalier Proficiencies

Weapon

Exotic Halberd Lance Mace
Pike Polearm Spear Sword
Throwing Knife

Defense

Parry Shield Block

Combat

Bash Charge Enhanced Damage Hand To Hand
Second Attack Strike Blow Third Attack

Technical

Fast Healing Perception Riding Scan

Mystical

No skills found.

Cavalier Spells

No skills found.