Why a 'brooding paladin'?
As a teenager, I played the fantasy game Advanced Dungeons and Dragon. My favorite character type was that of the paladin, which was similar to a knight or champion. As a matter of fact, Dictionary.com describes a paladin:
1.any one of the 12 legendary peers or knightly champions in attendance on Charlemagne.
2.any knightly or heroic champion.
3.any determined advocate or defender of a noble cause.
To be honest, I don't account myself a champion or a knight, but I am an advocate of the Truth of Salvation for All. I brood because I see all that is going on around me, and ... I brood. I have to keep my motto at heart: "However Long The Night, The Dawn Will Break."