Codionic Knight
“The weak-willed either hates the strong willed or falls in line. I mourn for their ignorance, but I’ll not lose sleep. When I sleep, I stand guard over them, as well.”

Scatha Copperhead (CR 8; XP 4,800)
Male dragonblood codionic knight paladin 9
LG medium humanoid (dragonblood)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +9
Aura courage (10 ft.), resolve (10 ft.), supervision (30 ft.)
Defense
AC 24, touch 10, flat-footed 24
(+9 armor, +3 shield, +2 natural)
hp 81 (9d10+27)
Fort +13, Ref +7, Will +7; +9 vs. poison
Immune fear, charm, sleep; Resist acid 9
Offense
Speed 20 ft. (in armor)
Melee +2 called longsword +15/+10 (1d8+5/19-20), cold iron dagger +12/+7 (1d4+3/19-20/x2)
Ranged +1 returning hand axe +13 (1d6+4/x2), cold iron dagger +12 (1d4+3/19-20/x2)
Special Attacks channel positive energy (W-DC 17, 5d6), smite evil 3/day (+3 attack and AC, +9 damage)
Spell-like Abilities (CL 9th; concentration +12)
At will—detect evil
3/day—detect magic, shield other
Spells Prepared (CL 6th, concentration +9)
2nd—arcane lock, arrow of law
1st—alarm, divine favor, knight’s calling
Oath against Anarchy
Statistics
Str 16, Dex 10, Con 16, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 16
Base Atk +9; CMB +12; CMD 22
Feats Alertness, Cleave, Dragon Skin,Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Sense Motive), Wake The Dragon, Weapon Focus (longsword)
Skills Intimidate +6, Knowledge (nobility) +4, Knowledge (religion) +4, Perception +9, Sense Motive +9
Languages Common, Draconic
SQ aura, code of conduct, dragon-guile, gatecrasher, lay on hands (4d6, 7/day), mercy (shaken)
Gear +1 champion full plate, +1 arrow-catching steel heavy shield, +2 called longsword, +1 returning hand axe, steelhand circle, cloak of resistance +1, wand of detect the faithful, potions of bull’s strength, lesser restoration, shield of faith +2, cold iron dagger, 35 gp

Scatha, a captain among the Codionic Knights, has climbed his way through the notoriously rigid ranks of those staid warriors to become one of their most trusted servants. Though he has not yet been given the privilege of guarding the Codion himself, Scatha hopes that his thief-finding skills and fervor in fighting lawlessness among the masses will get him recognized—so much so that he risks the temptation of recklessness, doubtless a side-effect of his draconic heritage. As it stands, his loyalty cannot be questioned, and it would be hard for Scatha to believe that it ever would. He is eagerly waiting for a big criminal case in which to prove himself, and thus rise through the ranks again.