Point of Discovery/Informant Bio
I am an undergraduate student at Utah State University. I want to transfer to Utah Valley University to study illustration next semester. I am 20 years old, married, and have an ESA rabbit. I want to be a comic artist and I love fantasy and games, of which Dungeons and Dragons is both. I often collect and share D&D jokes with my close friends who also play D&D, as there is a vast variety of these jokes and we all find them hilarious.
I found this joke online when I was looking for some more jokes to share with my D&D friends. It was particularly funny, so I saved it for later on my computer and now share it here. In Dungeons and Dragons, the paladin class is a type of fighter that serves a god or deity.
Q: Why do paladins prefer chainmail?
A: It’s holey armor.
The website I found this joke on was a joke-dedicated website. I don’t remember what the url of the website was, but there was a large number of jokes from all sorts of categories that you could browse for your amusement and pleasure. The Dungeons and Dragons jokes on this website were of particularly high quality (by which I mean they weren’t over-used and were quite clever in their references). I shared this joke in an online group chat as a silly thing to make my friends laugh, not as any social commentary.
Semester and year
Ledyard, Rayna, "D&D: Holy Paladin" (2018). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 570.