i hate extremes and absolutes. they just aren't realistic in any universe, even fantasy ones. that's why i have always hated paladins. too goody goody. nevertheless, there are paladins in istaria. to become a paladin (which i did, accidently, and i couldn't wait to change....), you need 200 in two hand slash (at least level 20 in warrior is the easiest way) to cover the combat side. paladins are also spellcasters, using the life type; anyone seeking to become a paladin must also have a skill level of 150, usually gained via cleric leveling to 15, altho healers gain 11 points per level in life, if you go that route first.
there is only one trainer for paladins (thanx to the gods, they are rare) - a human male named geriad, visiting the 'temple' in dalimond, looking for recruits. you may remember from our cleric meetings that the temple building the the western most one, right next to the western gate. run down the western road from the port pad, behind the vault building, and enter the temple. past beccan the cleris, in the meeting area against the far wall, you will find geriad the paladin. speak to him to become a fighter for the good of istaria.
well, my children, it is that season again!! i haven't heard of the gnomekindle being held this year, but players on all shards have holiday parties anyway. that means it is time to dust of my other shard alts and file a queen's report or two. something to look forward to, eh? talk to you again soon!