The Realm: A Dungeon World Campaign
Myths from many ancient cultures speak of the Right of Kings, a divine gift for war and leadership that ran through the bloodlines of long extinct dynasties. These dynasties claimed to be descended from The Old Gods themselves.
The Church of Eight Scrolls dismisses such stories as blasphemies. When a child manifests powers akin to those of the Kings of old, they are taken by the church and given as wards to one of the Templar Orders.
The Paladin could be one such child taken by the church. Once a templar has sworn his or her final oaths, he or she is mostly free to go where they please as long as they follow the vows and agenda of the order.
Alternatively, the Paladin could be one of the children who slipped through the Church’s net. He or she might worship one of The Old Gods or simply follow strict moral code.