All about Cadomyr and its Guilds. / Alles über Cadomyr und die Gilden in Cadomyr.
Once again, these words are not law nor written in stone. We are a brotherhood, and should strive towards excellence together. I would however like to suggest tasks in current need of completion:Who may join:
Any Cadomyrian citizen of rank knight or lower may join the Order. Citizens who wish to join the Order should speak to a current member about becoming an Aspirant. After conducting themselves for a time honourably and serving Cadomyr, the inductee will be raised to the member status of Associate following recommendation by others in the Order.
House members are welcomed to join the Order, however, must be willing to act impartially when doing the work of the Order. Any work pertaining to the service of one's current house does not count towards prestige within the Order. Exceptions to this rule made at the discretion of the Order Master.
Cornerstones of the Order:
Service to the many as well as the few.
Faith to respectable gods, who empower us to be the best of ourselves
Honour as our actions affect not only ourselves, but those who we call brethren
Loyalty unto the Queen and the people of Cadomyr as well as unto the brothers and sisters of the Order
Champion - Can only be held by those with rank of knight in Cadomyr
How to gain prestige within the Order
Assistance of the citizens of Cadomyr
Donations of goods or coin to the Order
Holding of training or services to the gods - must first verify with the Order Master
Participation in missions held either by the Order or the Cadomyrian Houses
Helping with the completion of tasks
Report your activities to the Order Master or designated members. Unreported activities have the possibility to go unnoticed.
Bragon’s gift of fire blesses us daily. We know and see it in the sky day by day. We tend to it in our forges and ovens. However, the fire we need to tend to most, burns within us.
Just as the fire that burns to keep us warm and ward away the darkness in winter, his fire that burns inside of us, gives us hope in dark times, and these are indeed dark times. Undead roam the desert, spawned from an ancient demon who seeks to ravage our world. A mad man pounds at our gates, demanding that we bow to his will. But by Bragon’s fire we will not yield!
His flame burns differently in each and every one of us. And just like fire, it can be both equally helpful and equally deadly. Some fire burns fast and fierce, but dies out quickly. Others seek to consume all within their path. But the fire we should all keep within our hearts is the fire that burns steady throughout the night, like an oil lamp.
The fire in some men's hearts burn like wildfire. And in this dry world, like a drought stricken forest, their ideas and workings ignite the world instantaneously. They run rampant and seek to consume all who stand in their path.
These men tend to be villainous and foul, but even those who work for good can be attracted to this flame. They are impulsive, destructive, and unwavering to the wind. In fact, they will use the wind, just as they will use every tree in the forest, to fuel their fire. They will push along their ideas and create a world that is perfect for them alone. Innocents flee cities and towns to avoid such persecution, just as the rabbit and the deer flee the forest to avoid such deadly flames.
Just like a wildfire, these men and their workings will last so long as there is fuel to sustain them. As wildfires in the woods can last months in the summer heat, these mens workings can last years before they too are snuffed out. The change that they bring about, even if in their hearts they believe it is for the good of all, can destroy entire countries. Just like forests, it will take ages to repair the damage they have left behind.
Instead be the steady flame. That flame can both burn strong and bright throughout the coldest night, and turn to cinders by morning, while still burning hot under the ash. In the morning cinders appear cold, but in fact they burn still, with enough heat to cook on. One would think that by nightfall, these hot coals will have turned to dust. But no! Add a few logs, fan the flames, and once again the fire will roar to life!
This flame is constant and controlled. When the wind blows it may flicker and dance, when it rains it may seem to smolder, but it will spring back to life and continue to burn. If you let it burn for long enough, day in, day out, you do not need fresh kindling to reignite it. If it burns for long enough, you must dig deep in the ground and turn up the hot soil underneath, and dump upon it buckets upon buckets of water in order to put it out. The long burning flame is not easily extinguished.
Be the steady flame. Do not seek to control and consume everything in your path. Instead draw people to your hearth, warm them with your spirit, and ward away the darkest of night. Feed your spirit and burn brightly in times of war and doubt, but in times of peace, allow his flame to simmer inside you like the hot coals in a smith's forge.
Be the steady flame. Gather people around you in the darkest of night and treat them with care. Not only will they help to stoke your fire, but you will stoke the fire inside them as well. And together, you will ward off the cold, cold night and light the halls.
Be the steady flame. Cook bread to fill others bellies. Share it far and share it wide. And those who are hungry for hope will be drawn to your side. And soon, your work will heal a land that has been ravaged by wildfire.
Be Bragon’s steady flame and bring light to the darkness.