Paladin of Iomedae
can emit a 30-foot nimbus of light for a number of rounds per day equal to your level. This acts as a daylight spell, and acts mike actual sunlight. In addition, undead and creatures affected by sunlight within this radius take 1d6 points of damage each round that they remain inside the nimbus. Spells and spell-like abilities with the darkness descriptor are automatically dispelled if brought inside this nimbus. These rounds do not need to be consecutive.
Can at will make his body emit a nimbus of light in a 30’ area as a light spell.
Garviel grew up on the large plains of the north with his father, mother and sister, learning to ride and take care of animals on a young age, aswel as learn how to wield weapons to defend himself and his kin against bandits and wild animals. Even when he was but a boy, he always had a tendency to get into trouble, standing up for those who he fet were done an injustice, and as a result, he got his share of beatings. But he never gave up, and no-one would face him without respecting him, even though they might disagree with his vision. Apart from that, his life wasn’t too eventful.
All of that changed when a group of riders came to their village. Adventurers, heavily armored and armed, wielding powerful magical items. At their head a man who immediately caught Garviel’s attention. The man was wearing a magnificent armor, holding a huge hammer in one hand, the sigil of Iomedae on his shoulders and chest. They got rooms at the local inn and would ride on in the morning. But they never got that far. In the middle of the night a sound like the tearing of the world woke all living souls in the village and moments later chaos errupted as monstrous creatures came from everywhere, attacking everyone in sight, though focussing their main effort on the inn where the adventurers were staying. Garviel picked up his axe and stood defending his home, fighting with all the skill he could muster, but to no avail. A blow to the head and then darkness. When he woke up everything was quiet, the stench of burning flesh and death everywhere. He got up and wandered through the ruins of his home, yelling the names of his parents and his sister. When he came to the center of the village he found his parents…and most of the villagers, crucified and skinned, all save for his sister. He found the adventurers back at the inn, all dead, except for the paladin, and he was dying. With his dying breath the man handed his hammer to Garviel, saying go, follow them south, go and save them, save the world
Garviel took the hammer and what goods he could salvage and set off to the south in search of his sister and the monsters that had destroyed all he cared about. Travelling alone throught he plains and then the woods and mountains, he finally reached a large city. When wandering through it, his weapon was recognized by a priest from the temple of Iomedae and the man brought him to the temple. There Garviel told his story, of how he got the weapon, and what had happened to his village and the paladin. The priests took him in, seeing in him something special, and trained him in their ways, properly showing how to wield the large hammer and use the good in him, preparing him for his destiny.