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4-22-2010 @ 4:29PM
Here's the thing: Both of the big paladin factions, the Scarlet Crusade and the Argent Dawn, are groups that fractured off from the Silver Hand. The individuals within are thus paladins because they were derived from the original order. Draenei "paladins" are not strictly speaking paladins either, they are members of the Hand of Argus and most often go by the title of Vindicator. It's like comparing a knight and a samurai, they both fulfill similar rolls in their respective societies and even have similar codes of conduct, but the differences between the two are such that calling them the same is inaccurate. As far as Blood Knights go, even if they have reformed and stopped being just plain evil, they still are not paladins, they are Blood Knights, with a different history and ethos to the organization. Undoubtedly when Tauren "paladins" arrive they, as Sunwalkers or whatever they end up calling themselves, will in turn have a different culture and ethos to any of the previously mentioned groups. The organization was created by humans and was until very recently the exclusive weapon of the alliance against the horde, and ignoring that history in favor of pleasing horde fans would do no more than further dilute the organization's name. Making a series entitled "Blood Knight", or "Sunwalker" to give tribute to those groups would be sensible and fitting, but don't try and pretend that paladins are not a mainly alliance tradition. If a series about paladins absolutely must have horde races involved then make i about the Argent Crusade, since as a derivation of the Silver Hand it's members can legitimately claim to be paladins.
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