The Eagle Knights are an order of freedom fighters founded in Andoran. The order there, holds freedom in highest regard, and fights to defend Andoran against would-be invaders. Often, Eagle Knights travel outside Andoran to spread their ideals and work their cause in other lands, most often in those countries where oppression and slavery are part of every day life.
Most often, paladins, inquisitors, and clerics, are drawn into the order. Sometimes fighters, rangers, monks, and even bards join their ranks, drawn to their cause of freedom, equality and their ability to look at situations outside of the law. Arcane casters, rogues, and druids rarely become Eagle Knights
While Eagle Knights are not trained to work within the law, paladins who join the order mostly keep their powers, except for those of lawful deities (such as Iomedae and Abadar). They gain abilities much like a paladin does, and spells as well (although tied more toward fighting law than fighting chaos). They gain an eagle companion who improves towards a celestial creature as the bond between knight and companion grows tighter. Further, their very presence can rid others of enchantments, compulsions, and other forms of unwanted control.