|3. Starting Out
To start out, you might want to find an older paladin to take you as a squire, find a new paladin your age to work with, and/or work alone. A squire system will get you equipped and solve your money problem. Usually any paladin will tell you anything you want to know, help you out. Working alone will be extremely hard for equipment and paying your debts, yet you get a feeling of accomplishment. Working with a buddy, you might get a life long friend, enjoy Elanthia more, and get your money problem solved fairly fast. It's totally up to you, but I find that most prefer to accept equipment from an older paladin; so you can get started, along with a buddy you might meet along the way, then work together from then on, and possibly even eventually return the equipment when you get better items, or pass them on to another new paladin.
For weapons, again, that is totally up to you. A few go for weapons not many people use, such as quarterstaff, two handed blunt or what not; but most go with heavy edged weapons, or two-handed edged weapons. It's up to you, but before you buy anything, ask an older paladin to go over all the weapon types, or read a library book to find out about the different types of weapons so you can choose yourself.
Last Revised 2/12/2000