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Posted - 18 Mar 2018 :  08:04:47  Show Profile Send portose_sharpe a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
My pcs like teleporting into their targets area and "surprise" attacking them so they cant prepare any defense spells.

Would be considered sneaky and be against the code of conduct. ?

one Paladin of Tyr and one of Illmater. 3.5 rules.

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Posted - 18 Mar 2018 :  12:13:38  Show Profile Send Diffan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by D&D SRD

act with honor (not lying, not cheating, not using poison, and so forth)

To me, this doesn't act against the Code. Sound tactics or strategic planning are things I'd assume deities like to have in their servants, especially in a Deity like Tyr who has the War domain. Illmater is slightly different, but if this approach means less non-combatants or civilians killed, all the better.

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Posted - 19 Mar 2018 :  02:32:17  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Stealth, ambush, and surprise win battles.

Attacking a "defenseless" target is bad form for a paladin, though, it's hard to claim you're just and righteous and honourable when - in effect - you teleport swords into your opponents's backs. A "real" paladin would fight "fair" and only use force when force is needed.

How would these PC paladins react to a "defenseless" target who falls to his knees and begs for mercy? Or to one who challenges them to "fair" battle or demands an "honourable" duel?

How would any witnesses (survivors or scrying spectators) react to these teleport tactics? How would the superiors of the church or the order react to it?

How would the PCs react if this "fair" tactic started being used against them? Word gets around, the bad guys know they have to strike hard and fast and hit where it hurts (when it hurts most) ... and, being bad guys, of course ... they wouldn't care about approval from church, deity, honour, or public regard ... they'd even be happy to openly "declare war" against the paladins then nuke a crowded village in the hopes of killing the paladins and of causing collateral damage/losses the locals will angrily blame on the paladins "who brought this death and destruction to their peaceful home".

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