|Title:||Seelie court all the way|
|Posted On:||2007-03-12 17:29:45|
The Seelie have a reputation as the guardians of fae traditions.Listening To:
They see themselves as peacekeepers, proponents of
courtly love, protectors of the weak and embodiments of the
ideals of chivalry. They tend to be traditional and often conservative
in their outlook, preferring the tried and true over the
risky and innovative.
Most Seelie seek the reunion between the mortal world and
the Dreaming, and would like nothing better than a return to the
time before the two realms split apart. To this end, many members
of the Seelie Court consider the gathering and preservation of
Glamour to be their sacred duty, a process of reawakening in
mortals the ability to dream. Though they may consider the
Unseelie Court their greatest rival, Banality is their greatest
Seelie changelings place honor above most other virtues. For
them, the concepts of oathbreaking, treason, cowardice and other
dishonorable behavior comprise a litany of the most grievous
crimes imaginable. In addition to honor, they value courage, truth,
beauty, justice and other attributes of the code of chivalry.
The Seelie Code
• Death before dishonor.
Chivalry still lives. Honor is the most important
virtue, the source of all glory. Personal honor must always
be kept stainless. Sometimes death is the only path which
can erase a mark of dishonor.
• Love conquers all.
Love lies at the heart of the Dreaming. True love
transcends all and epitomizes what it means to be Seelie.
Courtly love best expresses love in its highest form, although
familial love and love of companions also serve as
pure embodiments of that exalted virtue. Anything is
permitted in the name of true love.
• Beauty is life.
Beauty is a timeless, objective quality that, while it cannot
be defined, is always recognized for itself. Beauty is the muse of
creation, the ultimate flowering of the Dreaming. Once found,
it must be protected, for it is both eternal and fragile. To die in
the service of beauty is an honor and a privilege.
• Never forget a debt.
One gift deserves another. The recipient of a gift is
obligated to return the favor. Likewise, a curse should be
returned in kind. An oath of friendship should be answered
with a corresponding oath. Never refuse to aid anyone to
whom you are indebted. Never forget a kindness... or a cruelty.
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