A knight for the Order of Saint Lazarus. Originally founded in the 11th century during the Crusades the Order was formed to provide care for lepers and to protect pilgrims traveling to and from the Holy Land. Though they were a militant order it seems that they focused more on providing care for those suffering from leprosy. This was so ingrained in their philosophy that many knights that fought for the order were lepers themselves! The Order of Saint Lazarus still exists today as a world wide Christian charitable organization.
I wanted to play around with the idea of a leper knight. What i'm imagining right now is that in the world that these knights live in the Order still provides the same services though they come with string attached. Amputated limbs can be replaced with prosthetic ones, but based on the nature of the replacement the recipient is required to spend a certain number of years in service as payment. This applies to those wounded in combat, the sickly, or any other instance of medical emergency. Limbs can be replaced, surgical operations can be performed, and aid can be provided, but at a price. Either monetarily or paid in service.
I have some more ideas floating around. We'll see how it all turns out.
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