# 2011-06-24 The Priest of Law Said…

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Telecanter’s The Priest of Chaos Said… inspired me to the following:

“Alone we are weak and life is a valley of tears. Together we are strong. Together we build our homes. Together we till our fields. Together we defend our towns and villages. Together are we strong.

“We build dams against the flood. We build aqueducts against the drought. We build canals against the plague. We drain the swamps and push back the fever. We fill our granaries and defeat famine.

“We punish treachery and reward loyalty. We ensure law and justice. Even if the corruption of chaos and anarchy are on the rise, we have our heavenly order from the highest gods in heaven down to the lowest devils in hell. They make sure that punishment and rewards are not forgotten—not now and not for all eternity.

“In our world everybody has a place and there is a place for everybody—including you. See these books: the knowledge of the elders, the scriptures and tablets of our ancestors. This is our inheritance. Learn as much as you can, work as hard you can. Lift your head, rise! Be a true member of our proud community.”

Too bad it’s not as poetic as the chaotic counterpoint. Perhaps that is just as well. Law prefers lists of things rather than poetic allusions.

I now use these two points to explain alignment in my campaign to new players (in German: Gesinnung).

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Chaos is the creativity needed to create, the spark, the idea.

Law is the persistence to actually complete, the sweat and hard work.

– Jonas 2011-06-24 15:48 UTC

Very, very nice. I like the way the focus is on community and what we can achieve together. The elves don’t build cathedrals.

It is also fascinating to see something I wrote translated.

Telecanter 2011-06-24 23:55 UTC

I wrote a post on alignments in my new blog. I thought about it and decided that I don’t see the usefulness of alignments.

lior 2011-06-26 12:15 UTC

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