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Knight in Shining Armor Career (The Paladin from Dungeons & Dragons)

by FennShysa Posted 27th Nov 2007 at 5:40 PM - Updated 3rd Mar 2011 at 6:47 PM by whiterider
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This download is part of the Fairytale Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
UPDATE: 12/23/2008
While working on my carpool replacements recently I discovered a problem with the hansom carpool, it and the rickshaw were interfering with each other, causing the hansom to use the rickshaw's mesh. I fixed the problem and uploaded a new hansom carpool. If you have downloaded this before, you should download the new carpool below and replace the previous hansom carpool with it. If you are downloading this for the first time, use the new hansom carpool instead of the one in fighter carpools.rar.

I forgot to specify it when I first uploaded this, but this career does require Nightlife for the reward only, since it functions as a drivable car. Of course, if you wanted to play the career and ignore the reward, I think (but I'm not 100% positive) that it wouldn't be a problem.

This is the Paladin from the Dungeons and Dragons game. Your basic "knight in shining armor" so prevalent in many fairy tales. I based all of the chance cards in this career on situations from famous fairy tales. The levels are based on the level titles for the paladin class in the 1st Edition Player's Handbook from 1978. The carpools and reward for this career are based on Hexameter's work, with his permission. Enjoy!

-- Unfortunately, this career (because of the custom carpools) will crash the game if you only have the basegame. Apparently the basegame is unable to handle custom carpools so you have to have at least one EP.
-- Custom Icons
-- Complete Chance Cards
-- Custom Uniforms (the squire uniforms are recolors of Maxis basegame outfits, the armor is from Open for Business, but I have included a version of the career with no custom uniforms so people without open for business can still use this career)
-- Custom Career Reward (Hexameter's ridable horse is doubling as the Paladin's warhorse)
-- Doesn't overwrite any career that I know of
-- Custom Carpools (based on Hexameter's vehicles, listed below)

Hexameter's Victorian Coach
Hexameter's Ridable Horse
Hexameter's Rendezvous Hansom
Hexameter's Rickshaw
Note: I include these links so that you can see where the carpools came from and to give credit to Hexameter for his work. But these are not the carpools. Having his drivable vehicles in your downloads folder will not give you the carpools as well. They are completely separate vehicles that just look exactly the same. They have different GUIDs. The carpools (which are required for the career to work properly) can be found in the file called Fighter Carpools.rar. If you want to have, say, the Rendezvous Hansom as both a drivable vehicle and a carpool you must have both packages: Hexameter's drivable one and the carpool version. This applies equally to all four.

1. Squire ($225)
You've always wanted to be a knight, chivalrous defender of the weak and downtrodden and now you've gotten your foot in the door. You are in the service of a brave and noble knight, acting as his squire. If you prove yourself worthy, you have a chance to earn your own knighthood.

2. Gallant ($402)
Knighthood at last! No longer are you a lowly squire, fetching your lord his lance or sword, you are now a knight yourself, and you get to fight alongside your former master, always keeping the code of chivalry in mind.

3. Keeper ($512)
You have been assigned by the king to keep your village safe from evil. Assisting you in this task is the newfound ability to repel undead creatures merely through the power of your faith. This is your big chance to prove your worth, since there are quite a few threats to your village rearing their ugly heads.

4. Protector ($722)
You have successfully vanquished all the threats to your village and your king has granted your request to scour the countryside for other villages in need of assistance. You simply cannot abide evil or the thought of innocents being harmed. Help is on the way!

5. Defender ($831)
With several villages and townships rescued from destruction by your actions, the king has named you Defender of the Land. It is still your duty to travel the land and vanquish evil, but now you have some junior knights that you can send around to less demanding tasks while you handle the real threats, like maybe that dragon you've been hearing about lately.

6. Warder ($1005)
You have proven such a mighty man-at-arms that the king has called upon you to be the captain of his castle guard. This is quite an honor, and since you are going to be serving in the capital, you will have the chance to fight some of the more sinister forces that have been plaguing the land. Many plots exist to overthrow your good king and set in his place an evil despot.

7. Guardian ($1238)
After you have foiled several attempts to overthrow his rule, your king appoints you Guardian of the Throne. It is your job to locate and destroy evil forces seeking to supplant the king and subjugate the people of the land. You are once again traveling, seeking evil in its very lair so as to prevent threats from even reaching in towards the king.

8. Chevalier ($1474)
In your travels, as you went from place to place, smiting evil wherever you found it, you happened to meet several like-minded individuals of comparable skill. It is your idea that you should all get together and form a special order of knights. The most honorable and chivalrous knights in the land will all be chevaliers in this Order of Honor with the king as its leader.

9. Justiciar ($1820)
Recognizing the degree of chivalry and nobility in his chevaliers, the king feels that the time is right to give them judicial powers. From now on, all the members of the Order of Honor will decide together how the law of the land should be enforced and what punishments should be handed out to violators. All of this is to be done in such a way as to stamp out evil and create a lasting peace across the countryside.

10. Paladin ($3111)
You are recognized as being the most honorable, fair, chivalrous, and noble knight who has ever served any king of this land. The king gives you the title of Paladin and charges you with doing good deeds and smiting evil in whatever way you see fit. After all, he knows that the best way to make sure that great things happen for his land is to give you free reign.

Body, Mechanical, and Charisma are the required skills.

There are several required files for this. All are needed for it to work properly. There are the career, the reward (the warhorse), four uniform files, and two outfits. In addition, you need to get the carpools. These are required for the career to work properly. If you already have my Warrior Career , you do not need the carpools, as both careers use the same ones. If you do not have Open for Business, make sure you download the No Custom Uniforms version of the career and replace the file in the main .rar called "Paladin Career (Custom Uniforms)" with it. They have the same GUID, so please don't put both of them in your downloads folder at the same time.

Here's a screenshot of Sanjay Ramaswami about to head off to smite evil on his warhorse:

For the career and squire uniforms:
Use these or modify them as you will, but please don't upload to any paysite, even if it's free on the paysite, and please give me credit and send me a link to what you've done with it. Note that using the career without removing the reward and carpools will cause it to require Hexameter's vehicles.

For the reward, carpools, and sound files:
Contact Hexameter

Custom Content by Me:
- Female Low Level Fighter Outfit
- Male Low Level Fighter Outfit
- Paladin Career with Custom Uniforms
- Paladin Career without Custom Uniforms

Custom Content Included:
- White Armor Uniforms by Created by Vagrant, modified by me
- Black Armor Uniforms by Created by Vagrant, modified by me
- Squire Uniforms by Created by Vagrant, modified by me
- The Paladin's War Horse by Hexameter, with slight modifications by me
- Red Armor Uniforms by Created by Vagrant, modified by me
- Steel Armor Uniforms by Created by Vagrant, modified by me

Additional Credits:
Maxis for the game
Hexameter for carpools and reward and being generally helpful
SuperFly for general tutorials
Bidou for the career editor
Skiingiggy for reward information
Vagrant for the uniform templates
Everyone at SimPE Everyone at MTS2

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
New Hansom Carpool.rar

Size: 401.4 KB · Downloads: 8,298 · 23rd Dec 2008
401.4 KB 8,298 23rd Dec 2008
Fighter Carpools.rar

Size: 2.74 MB · Downloads: 13,572 · 29th Nov 2007
2.74 MB 13,572 29th Nov 2007
Paladin Career (No Custom Uniforms).rar

Size: 67.4 KB · Downloads: 11,275 · 27th Nov 2007
67.4 KB 11,275 27th Nov 2007

Size: 1.15 MB · Downloads: 15,162 · 27th Nov 2007
1.15 MB 15,162 27th Nov 2007
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#2 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 5:38 PM
This is really cool. I hardly ever see careers in contests. Thanks and good luck!
Test Subject
#3 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 5:57 PM
As always, your work is greatly appreciated.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 6:39 PM
Awesome! I've always wanted something like this :D
#5 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 7:16 PM
Oooh - how wonderful - and absolutely enchanting!

(As a practicing Paladin herself I will have to let Mihura know about this!)
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 8:03 PM
This is so cool. Thanks

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#7 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 9:28 PM
Thank you all for the compliments. I hope you enjoy the career.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
#8 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 9:31 PM
Rah this reminds a lot of memories. Strengh, constitution, charisma oops sorry but your requires seem good.
Thank you FennShysa.

PS : Hihihi ! Thank you Sophie-David.

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 9:46 PM
Well, I used Mechanical as a stand-in for weapons training because none of the others seemed remotely appropriate. Strength and Constitution are both kind of included in Body. Charisma was already there. I hope you like the end product.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
#10 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 10:21 PM
I've played your careers before, and they're wonderful -- creative, well-written, and funny. I look forward to playing this one very much!

And good luck with the contest!

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at
Field Researcher
28th Nov 2007 at 11:04 PM
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Original Poster
#11 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 11:52 PM
Thanks, I actually try to go for funny a lot of the time, to keep in the spirit of the game. Thanks for the compliments, both of you.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 11:58 PM
This is fantastic. The first custom career I have downloaded, but I couldn't resist. Can't wait to play it in my game! :D
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 29th Nov 2007 at 1:27 AM
haha... this is pretty cool! thanks a lot for this new career!!!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 29th Nov 2007 at 1:59 AM
I am dazzled. I have the 1978 first edition books too. So awesome. I can't wait to try this. Consider "Thanks" pushed (rolls 2d10) 78 times.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 29th Nov 2007 at 4:24 AM
Thanks, everyone. I have other D&D careers. Three so far with more to come. I'm thinking about doing the bard next, and the cleric will come at some point.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
#16 Old 29th Nov 2007 at 12:16 PM
It is glorious! Thanks,
This is a tremendous improvement for the medivial neighborhoods, now still missing would be the career of the "Damsel in Distress" and maybe also "King"
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 29th Nov 2007 at 2:23 PM
The last level in my Warrior career is "Lord," that could double as king.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Forum Resident
#18 Old 29th Nov 2007 at 4:14 PM
Another piece of fine work! Thanks for sharing. Your ideas concerning careers are astonishing for me.
Field Researcher
#19 Old 29th Nov 2007 at 6:04 PM
This'll be perfect for my Black Knight in my latest series! All this time I've been putting him in the Slacker career because he never takes off the helmet. This is a great career track, but I'm not allowed to finish this sentence.
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Original Poster
#20 Old 29th Nov 2007 at 10:36 PM Last edited by FennShysa : 30th Nov 2007 at 8:05 AM.
Thanks, hexameter. I couldn't have done it without you. You're a credit to MTS2. Swordsmasterguy, I don't really know about the helmet part in this career. I don't know if a sim will keep it on in this career or not. I hope you enjoy this career, but I don't really know what you mean about not being allowed to finish your sentence. Thanks for the compliment, though.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 30th Nov 2007 at 2:55 AM Last edited by DoomAngelsc : 30th Nov 2007 at 3:08 AM.
I play only a medieval hood and this I know should benefit me most. I've got a few other careers I use but nothing as this. My king & queen rule my simland and I know this will definitely add to the challenge. I'll be sure to give a quick note after I've tried your career out. I just hope I get it all right.

I'm assuming all must be put in the downloads folder itself and no subfolders? careers I know can be troublesome when it comes to crashing.

Oh also I believe I may have a hack that allows a sim to wear everyday clothes to work, do you think that might come in conflict with your career here?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#22 Old 30th Nov 2007 at 4:51 AM Last edited by FennShysa : 30th Nov 2007 at 8:03 AM. Reason: Forgot to answer question about hack
I personally keep my careers in a subfolder with no problem, so I think you should be able to as well. If you like medieval careers, I have three others you might be interested in, my wizard career, my warrior career, and my magic career for pets (your pet ends up being a wizard's familiar). I have more in the works, as well.

I don't really know about the "everyday clothes" hack conflicting with this. I don't really see why it should, I guess the only way to really know is to try it and see.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Field Researcher
#23 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 1:20 AM
I'm going through a rough patch right now with a change in my pain meds, and this has actually made me laugh two or three times. LOVE the way the horse carpool slides on down the road whinnying. It's terrific.

My paladin isn't changing clothes to go off to work. But you know what--it's even more fun that he takes off to do his good deeds in his swimsuit. XD
Field Researcher
#24 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 2:33 AM Last edited by DoomAngelsc : 1st Dec 2007 at 2:51 AM.
Oh man I just had to come back an say how "freaken awesome" this career is. My god when the rider came to p/up my sim it nearly scared me too death... the sounds are GREAT!! the horse sounds instead of a horn (oh man you are definitely onto something here I can not STAND the horn) blew me away, I just got a killer sound system and it sounded so cool. The thought of maybe someday getting rid of cars altogether for me is a dream but this was one less damn horn I had to hear an I love it.

The clothes situation was fine, he kept his own clothing which was medieval of course and fit perfectly. I'm on my way to make some clothing changes for the drivers to look also the part (using NPC replacer). **Ah but now I'm wondering are these particular drivers (carpool) different or separate then the carpool drivers the base game has? I mean do they all come from or use the same ones, I'll try it an see, hope that makes sense...

The whole career is awesome, did I say that already! probably sorry... I just really can't get over it. I loved the fact you changed the icon that was a definite plus too. Okay well I'll stop... I just have to say "Anyone looking for a great medieval career this is the place & the creator" I'll be downloading the others you mentioned also, thanks.
Top Secret Researcher
#25 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 3:41 AM
This is going to be my first career to download and it looks like so much fun.
Thank you
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