The Cathars

Considered to be the military of Innistrad, the Cathars were originally sanctioned by the church to push back against the dark,  all of their weapons and armor receiving a blessing from the church.  There are many ranks within the Cathars, but the highest calling is that of the paladins,  holy warriors who lead troops fearlessly into battle against all manner of the night creatures,  or at least they used to,  membership within the Cathars has waned over the years, with more and more town militias and guards cropping up, and with the fall of the paladins at Ashmouth not many have sought membership. 

 

benefits of membership: each new Cathar receives a blessing from the church as well as a holy weapon and a blessed suit of armor fit to their unique fighting style. 

The Cathars

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