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Order of the Pike

Source Path of the Hellknight pg. 54

Analagous Order Order of the Scourge
Symbol dragonlike creature pierced by three black spears
Headquarters Tower of Ordeial, in Senara
Leader Lictor Lesheir “The Spear” Remsaine (LG female human cavalierAPG 5/HellknightISWG 8)
Members frontier dwellers, monster hunters, victims of monsters
Armor Features bestial bone-and-skull designs
Favored Weapon longspear
Reckoning run a bone knife over your skin
Tenants (from analagous order)
  • I will hunt down those who pervert the law to serve selfish ends.
  • Laws are not lawful merely by virtue of being laws; they must be examined lest they be corrupted.
  • Those who don’t fear justice will fear me.
  • A broken law is a broken vow, and penance must be paid in blood.
  • My fist will strike only the enemies of order, not their neighbors if they are innocents.
  • I will be mindful of danger, for every street and hall is a battlefield.
  • In my armor or without it, I am first and always a Hellknight.

Boons

(From analagous order)
1: Spill Guilty Blood (Sp) The end of a lawbreaker invigorates you like nothing else. Twice per day, you can cast death knell as a spell-like ability, using your character level as your caster level (DC = 12 + your Charisma modifier). If you do not have a caster level, instead of a +1 increase in effective caster level, this ability provides you a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls for 10 minutes per Hit Die of the target. If you have a caster level, you can choose to gain this bonus on attack and damage rolls instead of to your effective caster level.
2: Terrible Justice (Sp) You end a foe’s life with a brutal display of force. Three times per day, when you perform a coup de grace, all foes within 30 feet must succeed at a Will saving throw or be affected as per the spell fear (DC = 14 + your Charisma modifier).
3: Reason to Fear (Su) You fear nothing, as you know you are a source of nightmares. You are immune to fear (magical or otherwise). Three times per day, when you are the target of a fear effect or within a fear effect’s area, you can target the creature from which the fear effect originated with a phantasmal killer spell effect (DC = 14 + your Charisma modifier) as a free action when you strike it with a weapon. You must deal at least 1 point of damage to use this ability. This functions in all other ways as if your weapon were a spell storing weapon with a phantasmal killer spell stored within.
This small order of Hellknights operates out of the tower of Citadel Ordeial in northeastern Cheliax, where it organizes expeditions to seek out and slay a variety of monsters. The order was disbanded after the Chelish Civil War, but it was officially reinstated 30 years ago thanks to its members’ continued efforts to weed out monsters in the Whisperwood and beyond.