Since I began my work on fleshing out warlocks for the Greyhawk setting, I've come up with several other ideas surrounding those who associate with the divine. First among these ideas were about paladins.
In the old school, I was not too fond of the idea of paladins being the only holy warriors out there. Of course, there was the Anti-paladin and then the Plethora of Paladins from Dragon Magazine #106, but these were all associated with alignment and not with the deities they served. To me, a paladin should reflect their diety in their abilities.
5th edition took a step in the right direction, in my opinion, by severing the tie between alignment and the paladin and gave them oaths. The problem I found with oaths was they were too generic and took the emphasis off of being a holy warrior. No longer did the paladin serve a divine patron but instead an ideal. Ideals for paladins are cool, but I want holy warrior paladins too.
So, I decided that I should go through and give the paladins the same kind of special treatment that I did for warlocks. We start this series with one of my favorite gods in Greyhawk Trithereon.
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