The stress of knighthood and justice can be too much upon many paladins. Some crack under the pressure, some face worse. For those unfortunate souls, they witness tragedy so great that they can no longer see value in “goodness”. The “Cynics” were formed as a more grey-shaded alternative to the “Order of Goodness” that is the traditional paladin. The Cynic believes that absolute order is the only method of achieving justice. For them, protecting the minds of the innocent from things that would destroy them is for the best, even if that leaves them ignorant. To the cynic, “Good and Evil” are a means of propaganda that distort and contort law and order to one’s ends. Cynics hail from far and wide! From the worshipers of Ilmater from the Forgotten Realms to the Bleak Cabal in Planescape’s Sigil; these dour knights reach the cosmos and beyond.