WORK IN PROGRESS
"If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable." - Horace Mann
Helhet Tum, Son of Thrarm, Heir of the Dominion
The God-King of Loch Dubn
- Accountable to none
- Morally flexible & ethically innovative
- Keeper of the Eight Excellent Utterances & the Eight Deplorable Words (virtue & vice, Ultima style)
- Great (+4): Will
- Good (+3): Provoke, Rapport
- Fair (+2): Contacts, Deceive, Resources
- Average (+1): Lore, Notice, Investigate, Fight
- Physical 2
- Mental 4
The Eight Excellent Utterances and The Eight Deplorable Words
The Eight Excellent Utterances
- Compassion is nonjudgmental empathy for one's fellow creatures.
- Honesty is scrupulous respect for truth - the willingness never to deceive oneself or another.
- Honor is the courage to stand for the truth, against any odds.
- Humility is perceiving one's place in the world, not according to one's own accomplishments, but according to the intrinsic value of all individuals.
- Justice is the devotion to truth, tempered by love.
- Sacrifice is the courage to give of oneself in the name of love.
- Spirituality is the concern with one's inner being and how one deals with truth, love, and courage.
- Valor is the courage to take actions in support of one's convictions
The Eight Deplorable Words
- Despise: The Spiteful soul has often been severely emotionally scarred, leading to an intense hatred for all life, and an urge to exact vengeance upon anything breathing. They revel in the torment of others.
- Deceit: The Deceitful soul uses logic and quick thinking to decieve others for personal gain. A seasoned swindler can profit considerably from his skill, and often has an extraordinary ability to avoid capture or discovery.
- Shame: The Shameful soul can never be trusted, for it will committ treason for personal gain. It will pretend to be a friend, but what it truly wants is information, profit, a strong ally or other personal gain. When its friendship is put to the test, it will abandon you.
- Pride: The Proud soul considers itself to be superior to other living beings. It will disregard others' opinions, thinking that it, alone, is capable of valid reasoning. The symptoms of Pride include arrogance, intolerance and egocentricity.
- Wrong: The Wrongful never cares about right or wrong. If acting upon the orders of others, they will follow these orders blindly and stop at nothing to get the job done. If acting out their own interests, they will tend to pursue the greatest good for themselves or their closest allies with no regard for the consequences of others.
- Covetous: The Covetous soul will never give up anything that belongs to it, no matter how desperate the call might be. It is driven by an intense urge for material profit and will sacrifice the interests of others to please this urge. Unlike Sacrifice, the Virtue which stands for self-Sacrifice, Covetous represents the sacrificing of others for personal gain.
- Hyloth: The Hylotheistic soul does not believe in, nor care about the spirit. It believes that only matter exists and matters. For such a soul, there is no reason to ever pursue any higher ideal than personal gain, material security or sensual pleasure. The hylotheist often acts like a devout believer of its own religious school and may try to sway others to their belief. Hylotheism is closely related to and often leads to cynicism.
- Dastard: The Dastardly soul never dares to stand up for its beliefs, and it will not do anything that anyone may disagree with, out of fear for the consequences. When noone is around to see them, however, their true nature, whatever that may be, is revealed.