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Background:

Knight of Solamnia (UA)

Source: Unearthed Arcana 81 - Heroes of Krynn


You have trained to be a valorous warrior known as a Knight of Solamnia. Strict rules guide your every action, and you work to uphold them as you strive to defend the weak and oppose all forms of evil. Your honor is as important to you as your life.


Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Survival
Tool Proficiencies: One type of musical instrument
Languages: One of your choice
Equipment: An insignia of rank, a deck of cards, a set of common clothes, and a pouch containing 10 gp.

Feature

Squire of Solamnia

You gain the Squire of Solamnia feat.

In addition, the Knights of Solamnia provide you free, modest lodging and food at any of their fortresses or encampments.

Building a Knight of Solamnia Character

Any class or subclass that has martial prowess can be a good fit in the Knights of Solamnia. Fighters and Paladins make up the bulk of the knighthood’s forces. Clerics (often with the War Domain) can also be found among the knights' ranks.

For a more unusual take on a Knight of Solamnia character, consider playing a Bard of the College of Valor (or the College of Swords) or a Barbarian devoted to the ideals of the nature god Habbakuk (perhaps adopting the Path of the Zealot).

Suggested Characteristics. Adventurers who dedicate themselves to protecting the innocent and upholding honorable virtues are welcomed among the Knights of Solamnia. The Knight of Solamnia Personality Traits table suggests various traits you might adopt for your character.


Knight of Solamnia Personality Traits

d6Personality Trait

1I pledge my sword to the greater good. If I must perish in pursuit of that good, so be it.

2My comrades-in-arms are my family. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep them safe.

3The protection of innocent people comes first. All other concerns come second.

4I joined the knights for the free meals, but their lessons grew on me over time.

5I wish my deeds to become the stuff of legends—just like those of the knighthood's heroic founders.

6A dishonorable act drove me to become a knight. I have acted with honor ever since.


Knight of Solamnia Trinkets. When you make your character, you may roll once on the Knight of Solamnia Trinkets table, instead of on the Trinkets table in the Player's Handbook, for your starting trinket.


Knight of Solamnia Trinkets

d6Trinket

1A flat silver disk you record your heroics upon

2A piece of a fallen knight's armor

3A pendant featuring a crown, a rose, a sword, or combination of all three

4The pommel of your mentor's sword

5A meaningful favor from someone you defended—perhaps a handkerchief or glove

6A brass locket with a sketch of a silver dragon inside

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