Order of the Horn and Fang

A cavalier who belongs to this order devotes his life to the service of his liege lord, and the protection of his land and his people. Cavaliers of this order are of minotaur heritage and tend to be strong, cunning, and courageous, of noble heart, and tactically sound in battle. This order is restricted to the Horned Skyguard racial archetype.

Edicts: The cavalier must seek to bring relief to those under oppression, protect those unable to do so for themselves, defeat the enemies of his people, and do all within his power to ensure the survival of his mount. He must always act in a manner becoming his rank and station. The cavalier must ensure his actions are in the best interest of the minotaur race above all others, and destroy those who seek to bring turmoil and dissonance to the rule of his liege lord.

Challenge: Whenever a horn and fang cavalier issues a challenge while mounted, he receives a +1 morale bonus on all attack and damage rolls made against the target of his challenge. This bonus increases by +1 for every four levels the cavalier possesses. Furthermore, should the horn and fang cavalier use Diplomacy or Intimidate to either change the initial attitude of or demoralize the target of his challenge, the horn and fang cavalier gains a +2 bonus on all such skill checks until the end of the challenge.

Skills: An order of the horn and fang cavalier adds Knowledge (arcana) (Int) and Knowledge (nobility) (Int) to his list of class skills. In addition, an order of the horn and fang cavalier adds his Charisma modifier to any Knowledge (arcana) checks related to dragons and any Ride checks made while riding his wyvern drake mount.

Order Abilities: A cavalier that belongs to the order of the horn and fang gains the following abilities as he increases in level.

Aura of Valor (Ex): At 2nd level, the cavalier gains a +4 moral bonus to saving throws against fear effects. Each ally within 10 feet of the cavalier gains a +2 morale bonus on saving throws against fear effects. This ability functions only while the horn and fang cavalier is conscious, not if he is unconscious or dead.

Deadly Charge (Ex): At 8th level, whenever the cavalier makes a charge while mounted on his wyvern drake, he gains a +4 bonus on all attack rolls made to confirm critical hits. If the cavalier confirms a critical hit, he applies the effects of the Bleeding Critical, Crippling Critical, or Staggering Critical feat an immediate action.

Horned Defender (Ex): At 15th level, the cavalier gains DR 3/—, and energy resistance 10 to the same energy type as his wyvern drake mount. In addition, the cavalier is treated as a creature one size category larger than his own when making grappling checks.