Order of Mithril

The Adamantine Orders — the gold knights, iron knights, mithril knights, and silver knights — are beloved by the forces of good and feared by evil. All adhere to a strict code of honor and valor. Yet while they all swear oaths, having certain beliefs and practices in common, there are some differences among the specific oaths of the orders.


All who swear this oath share similar beliefs and practices, as follows.

  • Compassion. The meek and the helpless are your wards, as are the just and the righteous. Safeguard the lives and livelihoods of those in your care.
  • Duty. Be responsible for your actions and their consequences, and obey those who have just authority over you.
  • Honor. Let your word be your pledge. Treat others with fairness, and let your honorable deeds be an example to them. Do as much good as possible while causing the least amount of harm.
  • Mercy. Show mercy to your foes, but temper it with wisdom. For unrepentant servants of evil, a swift death is a mercy.
  • Valor. Never fear to take action when it is called for, even though discretion is also a virtue. Protect all those of good character, and punish those who would harm or threaten them.

Mithril knights are the most common type of paladin today, and they use the Oath of Devotion from the core rules.

Tenets of the Order of Mithril

In addition to the standard tenets of the Adamantine Church, mithril knights also hold to the following.

  • Courage. Never balk or hesitate in the face of evil. Stride forward fearlessly; on any battlefield, always seek out the greatest evil.
  • Perseverance. Never yield nor falter in serving the Lord of Valor. No persecution is too severe, no hurt too grave, and no obstacle too wide nor too high.