Knights Code Hundreds of years ago special men lived by a special creed. An ethical code, a standard of living.

What they did, said, and their views were directed by this code. This code was a symbol of their position; and was carried by all worthy of that title. These men acted honorably, they gave respect, they were courageous in face of fear, they bore victory with great humility, they were devoted to their duties and king, they were loyal to God, their king, and country, they were modest in position and appearance, they were committed to their responsibilities, they were honest in word and deed, and they were pure of heart and mind. Sir, was their title; and their position, a knight. Did these values embody the knights of long ago? I do not know; but I would like to think so. Has knighthood been lost in the centuries following? Yes! This modern day knight has his own creed, do you?

A KNIGHT'S QUEST IS TO SEEK AND SERVE THE GRAIL. A KNIGHT DOES NOT FALTER IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY, BUT PERSEVERES. ALL KNIGHTS MUST UPHOLD THE VIRTUES OF DIGNITY, LOYALTY, BROTHERHOOD, MILTE, MAßE, EHRE AND COURAGE. A KNIGHT MUST RESPECT ALL THINGS AND BEINGS. A KNIGHT MUST NEVER RESORT TO PHYSICAL VIOLENCE TO SOLVE NON-PHYSICAL CONFLICTS. A KNIGHT SHALL NOT DOUBT THE QUEST, EVEN WHEN SCORNED OR RIDICULED. A KNIGHT MUST KNOW WHEN TO ACT, WHEN TO CONSIDER AND WHEN TO EMPATHIZE. A KNIGHT MUST DEFEND AND UPHOLD THE PURE, INNOCENT AND HELPLESS. A KNIGHT MUST LEARN TO EXERCISE POWER IN A DECISIVE, RESPONSIBLE AND JUST MANNER. A KNIGHT MUST HELP HIS FELLOW KNIGHTS TO OVERCOME THEIR WEAKNESSES. A KNIGHT MUST NOT HESITATE TO CALL UPON ANOTHER KNIGHT FOR HELP. "God make you a good man and fail not of beauty. The Round Table was founded in patience, humility, and meekness.Thou art never to do outrageousity, nor murder, and always to flee treason, by no means to be cruel, and always to do ladies, damosels, and gentle women succour. Also, to take no battles in a wrongful quarrel for no law nor for no world's goods. Thous shouldst be for all ladies and fight for their quarrels, and ever be courteous and never refuse mercy to him that asketh mercy, for a knight that is courteous and kind and gentle has favor in every place. Thou shouldst never hold a lady or gentle woman against her will. Thou must keep thy word to all and not be feeble of good believeth and faith. Right must be defended against might and distress must be protected. Thou must know good from evil and the vain glory of the world, because great pride and bobauce maketh great sorrow. Should anyone require ye of any quest so that it is not to thy shame, thou shouldst fulfil the desire. Ever it is a worshipful knights deed to help another worshipful knight when he seeth him a great danger, for ever a worshipful man should loath to see a worshipful man shamed, for it is only he that is of no worship and who faireth with cowardice that shall never show gentelness or no manner of goodness where he seeth a man in any danger, but always a good man will do another man as he would have done to himself.

realizing that the life of a Knight of Aslangrad is not simple. with my word being as important as my deed. No knight shall win worship but if he be of worship himself and of good living and that loveth God and dreadeth God then else he geteth no worship here be ever so hardly. I will obey all Knighthood rules and policies. I will never bring discredit upon myself. I feel that my calling is to the Knights of Aslangrad. nor any Military or Militia whose ideals are in conflict with those of the Knights of Aslangrad. honour and patience when dealing with others. and my god. anything that will in any way dishonour the fair name of Christian knighthood for only by stainless and honourable lives and not by prowess and courage shall the final goal be reached. I (state your name) will always carry myself in a manner befitting my Knighthood. Faction or Guild. It is . and if ye be of prowess and of worthiness then ye shall be a Knight of the Table Round. and Justice to the best of my ability. I will set the example through my actions and mannerisms for my subordinates." The Knight's Creed 'I will uphold the four cornerstones of the ethos Honour. Law. my Knighthood. nor any other God. Order. and for this cause all men of worship hate an envious man and will show him no favour. abstinence and truth. I understand that violating any of the Knights’ Creed and the Laws of Aelyrian Empire shall result in removal from the Knighthood. nor slay not.It should never be said that a small brother has injured or slain another brother. I will always work diligently at showing respect. my city. an aggressive stance can and will be taken against me by any current Knight of Aslangrad for dishonouring the pledge I make now. I understand that should I fail to uphold the tenets of our creed I can and will be removed from the Knighthood. peers. I will maintain my citizenship within the Empire. Therefore be a good knight and so I pray to God so ye may be. Thou shouldst not fail in these things: charity. or Immortal whose ideals and beliefs conflict with those of Aetheria I shall not hold membership in any other Clan. I will not worship the Gods of Aeternia. and superiors to follow. An envious knight shall never win worship for and envious man wants to win worship he shall be dishonoured twice therefore without any. For my disloyalty. I will show the utmost respect to the Gods of Telath. that action will be taken against me. except in self-defense. An attack upon any Knight of Aslangrad is tantamount to an attack upon us all and the ideals upon which we stand. I take this pledge voluntarily. I also understand that should I ever bring harm to a brother or sister of the Knighthood. my city.' Courtesy To a Knight. I am a Knight first and foremost. courtesy involves more than merely following rules of etiquette. or my god. and will diligently assist in the defense of the city within which I am stationed. In agreeing to this. Do not.

but will never intentionally mislead anyone. A Knight's valor is particularly evident on the battlefield. but once he gives his word. Always demonstrates proper manners (shaking hands with friends. Behave with dignity. A knight may ask permission not to answer a direct question. a Knight chooses the most formidable . A knight carries himself proudly. No danger is too great to prevent him from fulfilling a promise or completing a mission. continuing to fight until the enemy withdraws or is defeated. A Knight never knowingly insults or slanders another person. even his greatest enemy. maintains self-control. If others engage in insults or slander. etc. A Knight attacks an enemy without hesitation. A knight refrains from emotional outbursts. but if pressed will tell the truth (However. a Knight cannot consider a divorce. he may frame his answer so as not to reveal vital information). He may decline or withhold information. He follows social customs to the best of his ability. and other boorish acts. a way of presenting himself to the world. A Knight doesn't make promises lightly. but they seldom ever let themselves get belligerent or boorish. many of Arthur's knights did drink. A Knight considers the feelings of others and takes care not to offend them. even his or her enemies. Whenever possible. His commitment is stronger than his fear of pain. He is polite and deferential to friends and strangers alike. abandonment.mannered behavior with grace.) Honesty A knight always tells the truth as he knows it. As a marriage vow is a promise. excessive eating and drinking. and accepts ill. the Knight walks away. hardship or even death. foul language. The only exceptions to this is if the spouse commits an evil deed. then the Knight can divorce Valor A knight demonstrates unyielding courage in the face of adversity. Speaks tactfully and kindly.also an attitude.(Not saying a knight can't drink. and the like. expressing gratitude for favors) and keeps himself immaculately groomed (bathing regularly and wearing clean clothes. he always keeps it. He regards war as a noble enterprise and combat as an opportunity to glorify his patron.

A True Knight must always keep their word. Powerful monsters. unless it . If he encounters a soldier without a sword. a dragon. Generosity A Knight gladly shares his funds and possessions with anyone in need. even on the vilest evildoer. (disobeys the will of the patron) may be challenged or disobeyed. himself. A Knights defends the weak. he will give one away as a gift. Honor A Knight conducts himself with integrity regardless of circumstance. He will give his last bit of food to a hungry person. He is generous of spirit. The Knight shows mercy to the repentant. He behaves in a morally sound manner even when he's by himself or when no one else will know of his actions. always willing to lend an ear to a troubled companion or acknowledge a friend's accomplishments with lavish praise. A True Knight is Honorable A True Knight must accept responsibility for the one thing that is within his control. It is an admirable act to comfort a dying friend. Accepts all challenges to duel of fight given by those of comparable status and power. even if he must go without food. He dies before compromising his principles. A True Knight must never speak harshly or critically of a Brother or Sister. betraying his liege or faith. or abandoning a protected charge. regardless of the sword's value. and refuses to inflict undue suffering. Obeys all just orders from his superiors without hesitation or question. An order that is considered unjust. A challenge from an arrogant youngster or a drunken warrior may go unheeded.enemy as his primary opponent. or the leader of an army are the enemies of choice to the knight. and the knight owns two. realizing that a person who's word is as good as their bond is held in high esteem by all. but an act of honor to comfort a dying enemy. a giant.

and the downtrodden. the oppressed. Always speaking to him or her for the purpose of aiding him to be a better knight. putting forth his best effort in all his school works. A True Knight must always excel in bearing. . A True Knight shall always stand to defend the rights of the weak. especially in the presence of those who oppose the cardinal virtues of the Knighthood. He or she should always be aware that it is through their bearing that our Division be judged by. remain loyal to his brothers. keeping his or her attitude and conduct above reproach. A True Knight must always rely on his or her instincts and those lessons taught to him throughout the course of his Knightly career when deciding right from wrong. A True Knight is Loyal A True Knight shall always remain loyal to the Order of Knighthood. at all times. A True Knight is never afraid to defend their own rights and those of others. A True Knight shall. A True Knight Shows Excellence A True Knight must commit to excellence. A True Knight must always excel in his education. A True Knight has Courage A True Knight must have the courage to stand up for those principles which he or she believes are right. and seek the highest level of excellence in all aspects of his or her in private and tempered with the love we have for each other.

but may cause physical or emotional damage to another. in any manner. realizing that that which is unseen is unknown. A True Knight is Well-Spoken A True Knight shall not engage in vulgarity. A True Knight shall keep to himself those things which are seen. bring shame upon himself or Knighthood. placing the needs of others above his own. A True Knight shall not engage in slander. and not hold their relationship up to public scrutiny. . always endeavoring to share his knowledge and experience with the younger Knight. A True Knight is Discreet A True Knight shall maintain all confidences reposed in him. A True Knight shall demonstrate his generosity anonymous and by example. A True Knight shall always be heard speaking favorably about the Order of Knighthood and his kingdom in general. A True Knight shall not consume anything that hinders their fighting ability or thinking ability to the point of being useless to the land in which they serve. A True Knight shall not engage in any conversation that demeans any woman in particular. A True Knight shall always offer to help and assist whenever the need should require it. A True Knight shall keep his relationship with his lady private. or women in general. A True Knight is Pure A True Knight shall not.A True Knight is Generous A True Knight shall be generous with his time.

A True Knight is Courteous A True Knight shall always take the time to display those courtesies which we all are entitled to. A True Knight shall always hold the tenet " Think twice before speaking once" as the basis for all his or her dealings with others. when asked to. A True Knight shall. and not require them to adopt his own. A True Knight is Just A True Knight shall not value himself above others or feel that he should be singled out for special treatment. mediate a dispute between two Knights. A True Knight shall refrain from judging others based on outward appearances or characteristics. A True Knight shall respect the fact that others have their own opinions. A True Knight shall be patient and understanding when working with a younger Knight or Squire.A True Knight is Wise A True Knight shall endeavor to use the tenets of the Knighthood and the lessons of life to prevent foolish actions. A True Knight shall always attempt to make others feel welcome and appreciated when visiting the Knight's Lodge. regardless of their station in life. A True Knight shall always attempt to apply practical knowledge to all of the situations he or she faces. remembering that familiarity does not serve as an exception. judge . A True Knight shall treat all people with fairness and honesty.

or the pure truth can bring grief. Franchise: Seek to emulate everything I have spoken of as sincerely as possible. your family. Seek the truth whenever possible. but remember to temper justice with mercy. Courage also means taking the side of truth in all matters. a knight should seek wisdom to see that stupidity and courage are cousins. Faith: A knight must have faith in his beliefs. At the same time. unencumbered by bias or personal interest. Tell the deeds of others before your own. let others do this for you. Nobility also has the tendency to influence others. honestly and without malice. largesse used in this way counters gluttony. Nobility: Seek great stature of character by holding to the virtues and duties of a knight. Recognize that the sword of justice can be a terrible thing. Defense: The ideal knight was sworn by oath to defend his liege lord and those who depended upon him. do not boast of your own accomplishments. and those to whom you believe worthy of loyalty. rather than in personal aggrandizement. rather than seeking the expedient lie. There are many places where compromise is expected. Humility: Value first the contributions of others. Justice: Seek always the path of 'right'. then you will earn renown beyond measure. taking into consideration the effects of his decision on his fellow knights and the Knighthood. It also makes the path of mercy easier to discern when a difficult decision of justice is required. so it must be tempered by humanity and mercy. Be prepared to make personal sacrifices in service of the precepts and people you value. offering a compelling example of what can be done in the service of rightness. If the 'right' you see rings agrees with others. In this way the office of knighthood is well done and glorified. loyalty is not amongst them. Loyalty: Be known for unwavering commitment to the people and ideals you choose to live by. the personally expensive one. growing the character from dust towards the heavens.fairly. seeking strength to be used in the service of justice. according them the renown rightfully earned through virtuous deeds. martial and otherwise. Seek always to defend your nation. Prowess: To seek excellence in all endeavors expected of a knight. the quality of striving towards them ennobles the spirit. helping not only the gentle spoken of but also all who call themselves knights. for faith roots him and gives hope against the despair that human failings create. Courage: Being a knight often means choosing the more difficult path. not for the reason of personal gain but because it is right. Do not restrict your exploration to a small world. and you seek it out without bending to the temptation for expediency. realizing that though the ideals cannot be reached. Largesse: Be generous in so far as your resources allow. but seek to .

Should you succeed in even a tiny measure then you will be well remembered for your quality and virtue. .infuse every aspect of your life with these qualities.

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