My RP partner and I have come to a crossroads with one of her characters. A paladin who essentially no longer feels that the Light is her path. Her power and focus on any Light given abilities are diminishing, and she has no desire to face the Church to deal with it, and is considering taking time to re-align herself with something else entirely. Meanwhile, she's likely going to be pressured into either reconstituting herself back to the light, or finding an alternative (much like the blood knights have changed their focus to the sunwell, instead of the light)
Any interesting ideas for 'alternative' sources of power for a Paladin? I imagine that really all a paladin needs is conviction and willpower, and some source of energy. Arcane sources have been mentioned already.