Doctrine of Righteous Crusade

Palomar the exalted

Justice is my weapon and honor is my armor. Without law, there is only chaos. Without good, there is only evil. I am the light in the darkness. I am the hand of judgment that brings wrath to the wicked. My soul is pure and my word is truth.

Evil is not a philosophy, an influence, or some abstract concept. Evil is real. It is sentient, conscious and full of malevolent desires. It stalks the world like a fearsome predator seeking those it can devour. It crouches in the shadows like a skilled assassin, ready to pounce. I am all that stands between evil and its prey, and a holy avenger for those lost to it.

The path of the righteous is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil. Blessed is he who shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. I will strike down with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy the innocent. And the corrupt will know the presence of the gods when I lay righteous judgment upon them.

Many are called champions and heroes who strike at evil. There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. I seek not glory, nor reward, nor even life but sacrifice all that is mine on the path of righteousness.

The path of righteousness is mine alone. Few are called to walk it and even fewer understand it. Those that claim friendship, kinship, and more reject me for it. So be it, it is not their path. It is mine to walk alone.

Faith is a weapon. There are many weapons, but faith is mine. My faith is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without faith, my actions are meaningless. Without action, my faith is meaningless. Before the Sovereign Host I swear that my faith and I are devoted to the righteous crusade.

Doctrine of Righteous Crusade

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