The Complete Warrior sourcebook presents prestige classes, feats, spells, magic items, and organizations geared for the martial at heart. Now Darrin Drader expands one of these organizations, the Order of the Chalice, with details of membership, a fully detailed chapter house, and complete statistics blocks for three NPC members. So drop the Order of the Chalice into your campaign today and strike fear into the black hearts of demons everywhere!
The Order of the Chalice Expansion
The Order of the Chalice is the organization to which all knights of the Chalice (and those aspiring to that prestige class) belong. Unsurprisingly, its membership is made up largely of characters with paladin levels.
Members of the Order of the Chalice devote themselves entirely to the organization's primary mission: the complete eradication of demons in the multiverse. To this end, they seek out and destroy demons wherever they exist on the Material Plane, and they also carry out well-planned surgical strikes against targets within the Abyss itself. These stalwart knights have battled demonkind in every place and every situation, and many have sacrificed their lives to the cause. Nonetheless, the group has had enough successes that its existence has become a concern to the demon princes themselves.
The Order of the Chalice considers its hard-won victories to be the necessary precursors to its inevitable triumph. The leaders of the order have researched the Abyss in considerable detail. They believe that if the demon princes are removed from the Abyssal power structure, the remaining demons will fall to infighting. Those groups that do not simply eradicate one another in the struggle for supremacy will splinter, and the resulting subgroups will be much easier for members of the order to confront and vanquish. Thus, the order has targeted the most powerful demons for early extinction.
About the Author
Darrin Drader was born in Pullman, Washington in 1973, and he attended Washington State University there as well. He has lived in western Washington for the past six years and is thrilled to be an employee of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Darrin has done design work for Asgard Online Magazine, D20 Weekly Online Magazine, Dragon Magazine, Star Wars Gamer Magazine, Bastion Press, and of course, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.