A cavalier who belongs to this order does all within his power to secure, protect, and deliver magical writings and other arcane knowledge into the hands of those who would ensure their proper use. Cavaliers of this order tend to be adaptable, quick minded, and concerned with the dissemination of arcane knowledge, whether it is scrolls, spellbooks, or the like. This order complements the Aegis Lancer multiclass archetype.
Edicts: An order of the scroll cavalier must guard and protect all spells or magic in written form at all costs. Some are also devoted to locating any evil or dark magic, no matter how devastating it might be, and zealously pursue its destruction. Most of these cavaliers believe that the preservation of written magic in all its forms is more important than a single life, even their own. It is their goal to ensure that future generations benefit from the repository of magical knowledge they’ve collected.
Challenge: Whenever an order of the scroll cavalier issues a challenge, he receives a +2 bonus on all saving throws against spells or spell-like abilities cast by the target of his challenge, and a +2 bonus on all Knowledge (arcana) and Spellcraft checks involving the target of his challenge.
Skills: An order of the scroll cavalier adds Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), and Linguistics (Int) to his list of class skills. Furthermore, he can use Linguistics untrained. If he has ranks in Linguistics, he receives a bonus on the check equal to 1/2 his cavalier level (minimum +1).
Order Abilities: A cavalier belonging to the order of the scroll gains the following abilities as he increases in level.
Linguistic Knowledge (Ex): At 2nd level, an order of the scroll cavalier can make Linguistic checks untrained. If he has ranks in Linguistics, he receives a bonus on the check equal to 1/2 his cavalier level (minimum +1) as long as that check involves a book, tome, scroll, or any other form of written knowledge.
Divine Understanding (Ex): At 8th level, an order of the scroll cavalier gains the ability to cast divine spells from a scroll as if he had a caster level of his cavalier level –4. Furthermore, he gains a +1 bonus to his Intelligence score for purposes of determining the level of spells he can cast from a scroll, and this bonus increases by +1 at 10th level and every 5 levels thereafter (to a maximum of +4 at 20th level).
True Enlightenment (Sp): At 15th level, an order of the scroll cavalier can use tongues (as the spell) for a number of rounds per day equal to his cavalier level. These rounds do not need to be consecutive. Furthermore, any ally within 10 feet of the cavalier gains a +4 bonus to any Knowledge or Linguistic checks while true understanding is in effect.