OATH OF THE ANCIENTSThe Oath of the Ancients is as old as the race of elves and the rituals of the druids. Sometimes called fey knights, green knights, or horned knights, paladins who swear this oath cast their lot with the side of good in an ancient struggle against evil that plays out across the wild places of the world. They adorn their armor and clothing with natural forms - leaves, flowers, antlers or bones - to reflect their commitment to preserving the circle of life and death.
Tenets of the Ancients
The tenets of the Oath of the Ancients have been preserved for uncounted centuries. This oath emphasises the principles of good as they occur in nature: wild and untempered. Its four central principles are as follows:
Shelter the Lost. The world is full of dangers, and the innocent can tread unwittingly into dark places. You guide the lost back to the light, and shelter the weak from harm.
Test the Faithful. Deeds, not words, stand as testament to your faith. To win your trust, others must prove themselves to you on your terms.
Punish the Wicked. Those who commit senseless acts of evil undermine the circle of life and death. You are the thorn that shall tear them from this world.