Literature / Paladin Academy

"The sword of the paladin is not a weapon, but a tool. A tool for them to use to protect the innocent and pass justice onto the wicked."
Blue Ghost, Chapter 4

Paladin Academy: A Playground-Inspired Story is a Web Serial Novel written by Silverraptor on the GiantITP Forums. Originally a story about some of Silverraptor's friends as newbies in a school of Paladins, it has expanded to include a grand cast of... well, perhaps a dozen.

The first arc involved an invasion from the Legions of Hell and a traitorous Senior Paladin attempting to slay our heroes, Viola and Kurama. Unsurprisingly, they survived. He didn't.

It can be read in this thread on the forums.

Examples

  • Calling Your Attacks: The paladin's powers, although this seems to be optional since they pick the names themselves.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Grim. It is implied that while he was still Jerkass whilst a paladin, he was not evil.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Grim: from ordinary kid to first Blackguard and nearly destroyer of paladin order, to be specific.
  • Gilligan Cut: Bis suggests Nil is messing about with Mordakai's chair when the later's been left in charge. Cut to Nil spinning around in the chair while speaking to Blue.
  • Suicide Mission: A 14-year old girl invading hell alone? Yeah, that qualifies.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Jesse's Power is to partially become a dragon.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: At least according to Recaiden they are if you end up on his hit list. Bonus points for explaining the manner of victim's death in detail beforehand, too.

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