Paladin Codes of Iomedae

• I will learn the weight of my sword. Without my heart to guide it, it is worthless—my strength is not in my sword, but in my heart. If I lose my sword, I have lost a tool. If I betray my heart, I have died.

• I will have faith in the Inheritor. I will channel her strength through my body. I will shine in her legion, and I will not tarnish her glory through base actions.

• I am the first into battle, and the last to leave it.

• I will not be taken prisoner by my free will. I will not surrender those under my command.

• I will never abandon a companion, though I will honor sacrifice freely given.

• I will guard the honor of my fellows, both in thought and deed, and I will have faith in them.

• When in doubt, I may force my enemies to surrender, but I am responsible for their lives.

• I will never refuse a challenge from an equal. I will give honor to worthy enemies, and contempt to the rest.

• I will suffer death before dishonor.

• I will be temperate in my actions and moderate in my behavior. I will strive to emulate Iomedae’s perfection.

-From Faiths of Purity

Paladin Codes of Iomedae

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