The standard D20 Paladin
is a warrior-priest wholly committed to the cause of Good, Law and Honour. But
what about all those warriors wholly committed to other causes like Chaos, Balance,
or a Nation? Thinking of historical parallels, there aren't really any for the
Paladin as written. The Warrior-priests of the Crusades and the Templars would
be the closest, but that's a very narrow focus for a class.
This revised class is an
attempt to expand the range of paladins beyond that of followers of Law and
Good. Although these can be laudable ideals, there is no reason why characters
cannot be equally committed to other ideals.