Kierath Ranamor
Memorial Library

.:| Quote |:.

"Honor isn't about making the right choices. It's about dealing with the consequences."
-- Kierath Ranamor

.:| Vornae Proverbs |:.

"I no naka no kawazu taikai o shirazu."
A frog in a well does not know the great sea.

"Ame futte chi katamaru"
After the rain, earth hardens

.:| Libraries |:.

Code of Bushido

The Code of Bushido, or "Way of the Warrior", is considered by many Dark Elves to be not just a moral code but a complete way of life. In many respects, it is quite similar to the Evendarrian Code of Chivalry.

The seven points of the Code of Bushido are:

Gi - Rectitude

The warrior is acutely honest throughout his dealings with all others. He believes in justice, not from others, but from himself. To the true warrior, there are no shades of gray in the question of honesty and justice; there is only right and wrong.

Rei - Respect

The warrior is not only respected for his strength in battle, but also for his dealings with others. He is courteous and respectful, even to his enemies. He has no reason to be cruel or prove his strength. Without this outward show of respect, he is nothing more than an animal.

Yu - Heroic Courage

Hiding like a turtle in a shell is not living at all. A warrior must rise up above the masses who are afraid to act and have heroic courage. It is absolutely risky and dangerous, but it is also living life completely, fully, and wonderfully. Heroic courage is not blind; it is both intelligent and strong.

Meiyo - Honor

The warrior has only one true judge of honor, and that is himself. The decisions he makes and how he carries them out are a reflection of whom he truly is. He cannot hide from himself.

Jin - Benevolence

The warrior is not as other men; through intense training he becomes quick and strong. He develops a power than must be used for the good of all, and helps others at every opportunity. If such an opportunity does not arise, he goes out of his way to find one.

Makoto - Complete Sincerity

When a warrior has said he will do something, it is as good as done. He does not have to promise or give his word . Speaking and doing are the same action, and nothing will stop him from completing what he has said he will do.

Chugi - Loyalty

For the warrior, having done or said some  thing , he knows that he owns that  thing . He is responsible for it and all of the consequences that follow from it. He is immensely loyal to those in his care, and remains fiercely true to those he is responsible for.