I mentioned before what the story of the paladins was trying to do, so I thought it might be worth the time to describe some of the in-world lore of The Paladin. So, without giving away any real spoilers, today I want to talk about the four Paladin disciplines.
Within my novel the Paladin Order acts as a sort of supernatural police force. Formed by the Catholic Church over centuries, the Paladin Order combines four distinct and unique groups into one. First up, the monster hunters.
Referred to in the novel as Anti-Freak, Anti-Abomination, and Anti-Midionite, these paladins are specialists in fighting creatures of the night that are physical beings. This discipline was originally formed by faithful monster hunters that bowed to the wishes of the Vatican when it needed an army against the creatures of darkness. These are your classic monsters: zombies, vampires, werewolves, etc. Within the lore of my story, these monsters make up the bulk of threats against humanity, therefore the bulk of paladins within the story have taken this as their specialty.
The next specialty are the Anti-Heretics. Originally formed from Crusaders, these paladins specialize in tackling human threats. This often comes in the form of witchcraft, but any human threat to the safety of the faithful is addressed by these people.
That's all for today, but tomorrow I'll give you a brief look into the last two disciplines: Anti-Specter and Anti-Demon.
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