Ruby Rose Knight (Paladin)

(Champions of Valor variant, p. 49)

Members of Sune's order of paladins, the Sisters and Brothers of the Ruby Rose, are known for their charm, beauty, and aversion to ugliness and evil. They use the power of love to destroy evil and hideous things, and they draw strength from their many romances.


To take a Ruby Rose Knight substitution level, a character must have Sune as her patron and be about to take her 3rd, 6th, or 12th level of paladin.

Hit die


Skill points

2 + Int

Class Features

Enduring Personality (Su): A 3rd-level Ruby Rose Knight is immune to any effect that would deal Charisma damage or Charisma drain.

This benefit replaces the standard paladin's divine health class feature.

Expanded Spell List: At 3rd level, a Ruby Rose Knight adds love bite (see page 56) to her paladin spell list (even though she can't actually cast the spell herself until at least 4th level).

Heroism (Sp): At 6th level, a Ruby Rose Knight can use a heroism effect once per week, using her class level as her caster level. She can't use this spell-like ability on herself, only on another creature.

This benefit replaces the remove disease class feature gained by a standard paladin. If she would later gain extra weekly uses of remove disease, a Ruby Rose Knight instead gains extra weekly uses of heroism.

Heroic Rapture (Su): At 12th level, once per day a Ruby Rose Knight can spend a full-round action embracing another creature to grant it great bravery. The affected creature gains a +4 morale bonus on attack rolls, saves, and skill checks, immunity to fear effects, and a number of temporary hit points equal to the Ruby Rose Knight's paladin level. The effect lasts for 1 minute.

This benefit replaces the 3rd-level spell slot gained by a standard paladin at 12th level. From this point on, a Ruby Rose Knight has one less 3rd-level spell slot than normal.


Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special
3rd +3 +3 +1 +1 Aura of courage, enduring personality, expanded spell list
6th +6/+1 +5 +2 +2 Heroism 1/week
12th +12/+7/+2 +8 +4 +4 Heroic rapture

Class skills

Skill name Key ability Trained only Armor check penalty

Spells for Ruby Rose Knight (Paladin)