Order of the Abominable Horde

A cavalier who belongs to this order drawn to summoned creatures, particularly those of outlandish and strange origins. Although this unusual attraction is often unwelcome, the cavalier is driven to manifest this affinity in one of three ways–strive to protect and befriend them, attempt to dominate and enslave them, or seek to irrevocably destroy them. Regardless of one’s moral position, cavaliers of this order tend to be resolute, unbending, determined in their endeavors, and permit nothing to stop them from fulfilling their goal. This order complements the Abomination Rider multiclass archetype.

Edicts: The cavalier must strictly adhere to his chosen course, strive to uphold his moral position in regards to extraplanar creatures, and seek to reconcile his actions with the whispering of his heart. He must always seek out such creatures for the purpose of accomplishing his ultimate goal, and cement his name in history as a friend, subjugator, or eradicator of extraplanar beings.

Challenge: Whenever an order of the abominable horde cavalier issues a challenge, he receives a +1 morale bonus on Will saves and all attack damage rolls made against the target of his challenge. This bonus increases by +1 for every four levels the cavalier possesses. In addition, the cavalier gains a +2 bonus on all Diplomacy, Intimidate, and Sense Motive checks related to creatures of the outsider type until the end of the challenge.

Skills: An order of the abominable horde cavalier adds Knowledge (planes) (Int) and Perception (Wis) to his list of class skills. In addition, an order of the abominable horde cavalier adds twice his Charisma modifier to any Diplomacy or Intimidate checks pertaining to creatures of the outsider type.

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

Bonded Sense (Su): At 2nd level, an order of the abominable horde cavalier gains the summoner’s bond senses ability, except that it applies to his mount.

Abomination Warp (Su): At 8th level, an order of the abominable hordecavalier has studied the shifting and ephemeral forms of extraplanar creatures and learned their techniques. He can cast evolution surge on his mount once per day, plus one additional time per day for every four levels beyond 8th.

Shield Ally (Su): At 15th level, an order of the abominable hordecavalier gains the summoner’s shield ally ability, except that it applies to his mount. If the cavalier already has shield ally, he gains greater shield ally instead.