Knight Of The Order 5E Background

Hello adventurers! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for for checking out the 33rd episode of our background series. Today we’re going to be going over knight of the order. This i actually much prefer to unite i discussed in the previous articles for just headaches sake. Although i don’t know it comes down to the dm i suppose. In any case this dnd background was found in the sword coast adventurers guide as with quite a few of the backgrounds we’ve discussed thus far.

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In dnd 5e backgrounds you’re belonged to an order of knights those whoever have sworn oaths for being in achieving certain goals. Actually, the nature of this goal could be depended upon the order that you do serve, al though in your eyes it is almost without a question a vital and also honorable endeavor.

Now the sword coast adventures guide itself goes over several examples Knights of the unicorn, the Knight of myth drannor or the knight of the silver chalice but ultimately i would recommend you just come up with your own as dnd 5e is all about characters kind of choosing their own path. In any case let’s now move on to its mechanics here.


You’ll gain a skill proficiency in persuasion plus arcana history nature or religion and that will naturally come down to the origin and goal of the order of which you belong or maybe even something that happened before you joined the order. Under the tool proficiencies you gain one type of gaming set or one musical instrument kind of as a way to best represent the knight or the knightly order to which you belong and you gain a language of your choice as well.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Persuasion, plus one from among Arcana, History, Nature, and Religion, as appropriate for your order
  • Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set or musical instrument
  • Languages: One of your choice
  • Equipment: One set of traveler’s clothes, a signet, banner or seal representing your place or rank in the order, and a pouch containing 10 gp

Taking a look at your equipment you gain a set of travelers clothes, a signet, banner or seal something to representing the order of which you belong to and the rank and a pouch containing 10 gp as well.

Really nice stuff overall, really simple i do like the fact that you can customize your skill proficiencies to some degree or another i’m always in favor of that.

Normally, the Faerûn has a wide variety of knightly orders and also all of which those have a similar outlook which is to concerning their actions and also responsibilities.

Even though a term called “Knight” can conjure ideas of the mounted and also heavily armored warriors of a noble blood, even most of the knightly orders in a Faerûn do not stop their membership for such type of individuals. Mainly their goals and also philosophies of an order are much important than a gear and also the fighting style of its members, for that reason most of these orders are not to be limited for the fighting types, but they are normally open for all the sorts of folk those whoever are interesting to battle and wish to die for the order’s cause.

Al though, the “Knightly Orders of Faerûn” section above details several of an order which are almost active at present and also it has been designed for helping in inform your decision about what group that you owe allegiance to. Now let’s take a moment here and go over its feature. This one is called a knightly regard.

Feature: Knightly Regard

Being this D&D 5e knight of the order background you receive a shelter and also succor from the members of your knightly order and even those whoever are sympathetic for its aims. Suppose, if your order is a religious one and then you able to gain aid from the temples and even the other religious communities of your deity.

The knights of civic orders able to get help from their community- as whether a lone settlement or a great nation which they do serve and mostly the knights of philosophical orders could find some help from those they have aided in the pursuit of their ideals and also those whoever share those specific ideals.

This actually help to comes in the form of a shelter and also providing meals, of course it also healing whenever appropriate, also occasionally risky assistance, like the band of local citizens which are rallying to aid the sorely pressed knight in a fight, or else those whoever support the order in helping for smuggle a knight out of the town whenever he or she is being the hunted unjustly.

Really great stuff, i think a good way to kind of or an interesting idea at the very least of a knightly order is to treat them as kind of sort of bodyguards for hire not quite mercenaries because they won’t go out and do illegal acts but if you are a mage for example who needs protection while in a certain area then you can hire out a certain knightly order and they will come to your aid.

As long as the research you’re doing is either in line with the order goals or you provide the order with a copy of the research that you complete something that effect would be really really interesting and i would really like that. However this class just like a handful of the others from the sword coast adventurers guide is really all about flexibility and customization, so it’s certainly worth sitting down with your dungeon master.

Maybe coming up with a couple orders one that you represent, one that’s maybe antagonistic towards you and a handful of others that are either on good terms with you slightly disaligned or neutral and kind of come up with a whole other dimension of the world that they facilitated.

There’s a lot of really interesting ideas you can work with it gives the dungeon master a lot to think about and a lot of world building to do that is directly applicable to the party and it gives the character a lot to think about in terms of the grander goals for what their character might be. Now let’s move on to some suggested characteristics here.

Suggested Characteristics Of D&D 5E Knight Of The Order

You can also use the soldier background tables like the basis of your traits and also for motivations, even modifying some entries whenever it is appropriate suit to your identity. Or else you can use the below mentioned tables of this d&d 5e knight of the order.

Personality Traits

For the personality trait i went with, ” i’m haunted by the memories of war. I can’t get the images of violence out of my mind.”

D8Personality Traits
1I'm always polite and respectful.
2I'm haunted by memories of war. I can't get the images of violence out of my mind.
3I've lost too many friends, and I'm slow to make new ones.
4I'm full of inspiring and cautionary tales from my military experience relevant to almost every combat situation.
5I can stare down a hell hound without flinching.
6I enjoy being strong and like breaking things.
7I have a crude sense of humor.
8I face problems head-on. A simple, direct solution is the best path to success.


Under ideal i went with “responsibility, i do what i must and obey just authority and this puts in a lawful position. ”

1Greater Good: Our lot is to lay down our lives in defense of others. (Good)
2Responsibility: I do what I must and obey just authority. (Lawful)
3Independence: When people follow orders blindly, they embrace a kind of tyranny. (Chaotic)
4Might: In life as in war, the stronger force wins. (Evil)
5Live and Let Live: Ideals aren't worth killing over or going to war for. (Neutral)
6Nation: My city, nation, or people are all that matter. (Any)


Under bond “i would still lay down my life for the people i served with.”

1I would still lay down my life for the people I served with.
2Someone saved my life on the battlefield. To this day, I will never leave a friend behind.
3My honor is my life.
4I'll never forget the crushing defeat my company suffered or the enemies who dealt it.
5Those who fight beside me are those worth dying for.
6I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.


Under flaw “i have little respect for anyone who is not a proven warrior. In this case your knightly order might be something more along the lines of the knights of helm from the baldur’s gate series kind of more in your face might as write kind of an order.”

1The monstrous enemy we faced in battle still leaves me quivering with fear.
2I have little respect for anyone who is not a proven warrior.
3I made a terrible mistake in battle cost many lives – and I would do anything to keep that mistake secret.
4My hatred of my enemies is blind and unreasoning.
5I obey the law, even if the law causes misery.
6I'd rather eat my armor than admit when I'm wrong.

But ultimately there are so many deities in the multiverse and so many things you can come up with on your own that don’t feel like you’re being pigeon holed in one way or another.

As per the suggested characteristics your bond is almost always to be involved the order for that which you do belong to be (or at least key members of it), and also it is highly unusual for the knight’s ideal which is not to reflect their agenda, sentiment, or philosophy of one’s order.

In this case your knightly order might be something more along the lines of the knights of helm from the baldur’s gate series kind of more in your face might as write kind of an order but ultimately there are so many deities in the multiverse and so many things you can come with on your own that don’t feel free or don’t feel like you’re being pigeon holed in one way or another.

Feature: Knightly Orders Of Faerûn

Many of knight of the order background whoever rightfully call themselves as “knight” earn that normally title like a part of an order in the service of a deity, like the Kelemvor’s are eternal order or else the Mystra’s Knights of the Mystic Fire. So, the other knightly orders can serve a government, royal family, or are the elite military of a feudal state, like a brutal Warlock Knights of Vaasa.

Even some other knighthoods are much secular and also the non-governmental organizations of warriors that who follows the particular philosophy or else they might consider themselves as a king of extended family, which are similar to an order of monks.

Even though there are some organizations such as a Knights of the Shield which is actually use the trappings of a knighthood that without necessarily being warriors, of course most folk of the Faerûn that whoever hear the word “knight” they might think of the mounted warrior in an armor beholden to the code. We have mentioned some knightly organizations from below lines.

  • Knights of the Unicorn: Knights of the unicorn is a feature and this has begun as the fad of romantically thinking sons and also the daughters of patriar families in a Baldur’s Gate. So on a lark, they have taken the unicorn goddess Lurue like their mascot and also they went on some of various adventures for fun.

Of course the reality of the dangers that they have faced time to time sank in, like did Lurue’s tenets. Over the time some small group of grew and also spread, even they are gaining some of a following in a places as far as Cormyr.

Actually, the knights of the unicorn are the chivalric adventurers those whoever follows some of the romantic ideals: the life is almost to be relished and also lived by laughter, the quests should be taken on a dare also the impossible dreams must be pursued for the sake of sheer wonder of their completion and even each and every one should be praised for their strengths and also comforted in their weaknesses.

  • Knights of Myth Drannor: A long time ago, this knights of the myth dannor organization had a name with famous adventuring band, and also the dove Falconhand even one of the most famous seven sisters, were one of them. Normally, the band has been taken its name for the honor the great but the fallen city, of course just like the new Knights of Myth Drannor do today.

Whenever with the city one more time in the ruins, also the dove Falconhand decided for the reform of the group with a primary goal of building alliances and also the friendship between a civilized races of the world and also goodly people in an order to combat evil.

Also the knights of myth Drannor once again can ride the roads of Dalelands and also they have begun for being spread to the lands beyond to it. Of course their members, each were accepted by the Dove herself, are above all valiant and honest.

  • Knights of the Silver Chalice: This is an organization, it was formed by the edict of the demigod Siamorphe in Waterdeep a century ago. Also the Siamorphe’s ethos was the nobility’s right and even their responsibility to rule, also the demigod is incarnated like a different noble mortal in each of their generation.

By also the decree of the Siamorphe at that time and also the knights of the silver Chalice has taken it upon themselves for putting a proper heir on the throne of Tethyr and re-establish order in that kingdom. So, from then they have had grown to be the most popular knighthood n Tethyr and also a nation which has been hosted in many of this type of knighthoods in fealty to the crown.

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I really do like the knight of the order. I think it’s cool, i think it’s a good balance between utility as well as a quest providing options and it gives the DM a ton to work with as well. Overall really nice i like it. I haven’t played with a lot of characters who have picked the knight of the order. But i feel like a lot of that has to do with people just not knowing it’s really a thing.


In any case let me know what you think down beneath in the comment section. Be sure to mention any thoughts, questions, comments, or concerns you have regarding the knight of the order and be sure to mention any cool stories or ideas you have. That being said, thank you so much for checking out and i hope you all have a great day and as always happy adventuring.

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