|2. The Other Side to Paladins
If you read it this far, congratulations! You might have enough discipline for this guild after all.
I have left out most of the benefits above. One has to know the worst parts, before he can fully appreciate the best. We are leaders of Elanthia. We are looked to for protection, guidance, leadership, and skills. We are one of the three best fighters in Elanthia.
The first benefit: we have spells that are, for lack of a better word, awesome. Most of them have a defensive theme, but they are, indisputably, some of the best spells in Elanthia. Our two offensive spells are also ranked highly, with our oldest offensive spell, Smite Foe, being considered one of the most powerful spell out there. Though we can not cast offensive spells against the seven races, any creature is fine.
Secondly, we have major bonuses in armor, especially metal armor. Most of Elanthia wears leather armor or light chain, because everything hinders your movement, and those two classes hinder the least. The majority of paladins wear heavy plate, the most hindering, but most protecting armor. The reason is, unlike other guilds, we can train away all hindrance. This means that metal armor has the possibility of eventually becoming like a second skin to us, while still protecting like crazy.
Next, we have a sixth sense that will grow in time. It will tell us if we are being stolen from. It won't always work, but it's better then not having it. It can be extremely helpful, but there a down side: since we can not steal, we are easy to get stolen from. Our only defense to that is catching the pickpocket, carrying around small types of coins, like coppers, and the fact that if we catch them, they are afraid.
We also have something called a glyph. I won't go into the details, but it is an ability that you will get within the first ten levels, and it is something that you will have to find out about yourself. Please do not ask anyone about what I won't talk about, for it is something that will be the most enjoyable if you do it BY YOURSELF, or with a partner who is the same age as you. Do not listen if anyone tries to tell you, or else you might regret it later.
The last thing that I will mention, is Lead. The first time you level, you will get this, so don't ask. This isn't quite a quest, but it's still fun to hear what it does from the guild leader instead of from others.
There are some minor things I won't mention, that you will discover on your way, but I think you'll like the benefits.
Last Revised 2/12/2000