The Lands of Ridian has always been made up of many many different species and beings. Some holding diffrent ideas and beliefs as to their own code of honor. What we have done is issued forth basic ideals and common grounds for all knights to follow. Because the Lands of Ridian must have the same core rules and foundations for all its classes, we have established a code of Ethics for those wishing to be Knights. What we have done, is set goals and paths for Knights to follow making it harder to acheive these goals, earning the title of Knight of the LoR.
One of the original warrior virtues, one that is shared by all warrior cultures, along with loyalty and prowess. To be courageous, it has been said, is doing the right thing regardless of cost; it is a condition of a strong soul rather than of a strong body.
"If chivalry were stronger of body than is strength of courage, the order of chivalry would be more in accord with the body than with the soul. If it were such then the body would be more noble than the soul, and that is openly false. So nobility of courage may not be vanquished of men, nor surmounted, nor all of these men who have been what she is in her right strength. And when a body is lightly taken and vanquished of another, it is obvious that the courage of man is more strong and noble than the body. A knight who accompanies his lord into battle, who for lack of courage flees the battle when he should give aid, because he more redoubts or fears the torment or peril more than of his courage uses not the office of chivalry. Neither is he the servant nor obedient to other honors, but is against the honor of chivalry, which was bygone by nobility and courage. If the lesser nobility of courage should accord better to the order of chivalry than to the greater one of the soul, unto chivalry should accord sloth of heart and cowardice against hardiness and strength of courage. And if it were thus, sloth and courage should be the office of a knight, and hardness and strength of courage should disordain the order of chivalry."
His Oaths of Knighthood
THE OLD CODE of KNIGHTHOOD :
A Knight is sworn to Valor
His Heart knows only Virtue
His Blade defends the Helpless
His Might upholds the Weak
His Words speaks only Truth
His Wrath undoes the Wicked
OATH OF PROTECTION :
Call when you need of me
Ask what you will of me
My Sword, My Service are yours
OATH OF CHAINING :
I am your brother,
My life is your life,
Your joy is my joy,
My Honor is your Honor,
Your Anger is my anger,
My friends are your friends,
Your enemies are my enemies,
My secrets are your secrets,
Your Oaths are my Oaths,
My goods are your goods,
You are my brother.
The Ten Commandments of the Code of Chivalry
Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches, and shalt observe all its directions.
Thou shalt defend the Church.
Thou shalt repect all weaknesses, and shalt constitute thyself the defender of them.
Thou shalt love the country in the which thou wast born.
Thou shalt not recoil before thine enemy.
Thou shalt make war against the Infidel without cessation, and without mercy.
Thou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they be not contrary to the laws of God.
Thou shalt never lie, and shall remain faithful to thy pledged word.
Thou shalt be generous, and give largess to everyone.
Thou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right and the Good against Injustice and Evil.
The Code of Chivalry
Live to serve King and Country.
Live to defend Crown and Country and all it holds dear.
Live one's life so that it is worthy of respect and honor.
Live for freedom, justice and all that is good.
Never attack an unarmed foe.
Never use a weapon on an opponent not equal to the attack.
Never attack from behind.
Avoid lying to your fellow man.
Obey the law of king, country, and chivalry.
Protect the innocent.
Exhibit self control.
Show respect to authority.
Exhibit Courage in word and deed.
Defend the weak and innocent.
Destry evil in all of its monstrous forms.
Crush the monsters that steal our land and rob our people.
Fight with honor.
Avenge the wronged.
Never abandon a friend, ally, or noble cause.
Fight for the ideals of king, country, and chivalry.
Die with valor.
Always keep one's word of honor.
Always maintain one's principles.
Never betray a confidence or comrade.
Respect life and freedom.
Die with honor.
Be polite and attentive.
Be respectful of host, women, and honor.
Loyalty to country, King, honor, freedom, and the code of chivalry.
Loyalty to one's friends and those who lay their trust in thee.
I) These rules are for the player. These rules do not enforce the way in which you play your character, but how we all play together.
1) Knights follow the standard set by the LoR on Dice and Exp Growth/Death.
A) Knights can increase their power skills with devices Modifers
B) They can choose from any of the professions with in the LoR Professions
2) At no time shall a Knight have any power over any member who carries the proper defense.
3) Knights are required to follow the codes of conduct set forth by the community. And the Common Ethics set forth on the Codes of Knighthood.
4) Knights cannot cast spells that change the life status of any member unless they are a registered healer. Healers
5) Knights cannot kill unless they are a registered assassins Assassins
or unless ordered by the hire ranks during times of war.
6) Knights may participate in standard matches, including, Dm's, Spars and Ms's.
7) Knights may hire on as body guards Body Guards
8) Knights can pass on wills.
9) Knights must register themselves as being knights with their Commanders or with the forum head of Priests and Priestess and or Head of Knights..
A ) LoR Freelancer GateKeeper: These Knights hold no loyalty to one faith and can be hired on as mercenaries
B) Head of Priests and Priestess: These Knights are paladins as well as crusaders. They follow the Church.
C) Head of Knights: These Knights, gaurd the realms and become personal body gaurds.
10) Knights must submit training logs. These below are the standard requirements for squire ship.
A.) Registration of intended Knighthood.
B.) They must list Squire of the LoR in their lifescrolls for 30 mun days.
C.) They must submit a log to the head of Knights with these vows listed above being given to a LoR Priestess and or Priest.
D) They MUST have a chosen profession and be registered in that profession while applying for Knighthood.
E) They must submit the following logs to the head of their Knights order.
1) 5 Spar logs using only 1d of their alotted dice system. Thus teaching them humility
2) A log using the proper use of Modifiers
3) A log of them protecting the community . Body Guards
4) A trade log. Professions