I vow to die unto myself. In this way I may live.
Ever shall I be a harbinger of hope, in all adversity.
For those in want, I shall be provider.
For those in illness, I shall bare them health.
For those in weakness, I shall wield my strength.
Ever shall I be the adversary of evil, in all its forms.
The cruel, I am to meet with courage.
The greedy, I am to meet with wisdom.
The wicked, I am to meet with justice.
Ever shall I be caretaker of the land, in all conditions.
Where the soil is dead, I shall work to enliven it.
Where the water is fouled, I shall work to cleanse it.
Where evil has tainted the land, I shall revive its sanctity.
These things I vow and I know them well. They are in my heart.
My blood is for this cause, all the days of my life.
If ever I stray from this birthright, so too shall I lose my inheritance,
And I shall wear the stain of my blood.
So that all will see that I have betrayed this righteous cause.
It actually came out pretty good, and is better than the 'Creed' I had them using before. It's not actually included in the book yet, but I am going to try to work it in at the beginning, perhaps carved into a placard above Gaelen's door. If you want the full effect read it aloud, the words come out rather powerfully I find...