This short but beautifully-presented piece introduces the fell knight, a fallen paladin. Well... one who has turned from the light, from service to the forces of good, at any rate. He may not be strictly speaking evil, but he's no longer the shining knight he once was.
Suitable deities for a fell knight are those who have dominion over war or death, or a fell knight may have merely slipped from the high standards required of paladin-hood without actually having thrown in his lot with a fully evil god.
Many paladin powers can still be used by a fell knight, but elegant suggestions are made as to how to subtly twist them to suit his fallen state. A collection of appropriate prayers and other powers especially created for the fell knight are also available.
Characters dealt with, there is also a fell knight template which can be applied to any suitable humanoid of 11th level or above. Suggestions are made for the modification of monsters or NPCs to use this template. A fine example is also given, using an azer as the base monster. This comes complete with notes on lore and encounter groups and even a good name - he's a 'Blackfire Champion' whose dedication is to spreading darkness.
A neat and elegant adaptation of the paladin to show the potential for service to something other than good... perhaps suitable opponent for the good paladin in your party!