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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Prince Arok Speaks: Rules for Alignment

Wherein Prince Arok, Dark Lord of Chaos, pontificates on the proper use of alignment in Sword & Sorcery campaigns.

"Verily I say unto thee:

1. All ordinary mortals are Neutral. They require Balance to live. No mortal is ever Lawful.

2. Certain deities, along with their demonic servitors, seek to increase the amount of novelty and diversity in the Multiverse. These are called Chaotic.

3. Certain deities, along with their servitors, seek to increase the amount of order and stability in the Multiverse. These are known as Lawful.

4, Certain deities, along with their servitors, seek to maintain the Balance between Chaos and Law within the Multiverse. These are called Neutral.

5. When Chaos and Law exist in balance, the Multiverse brings forth numerous living beings, and these living beings are able to grow and evolve.

6. If either Chaos or Law grow too powerful, life will cease to exist.

7. All magic is chaotic, and tends to warp those who use it. This is how some who begin life as mortals become creatures of Chaos.

8. Only those monsters that have been warped by magic, or are clearly magical, are Chaotic. Nonmagical creatures, no matter how deadly, are Neutral.

9. It is in the nature of the gods of Chaos and Law, to ever seek to destroy the Balance; nevertheless, should we succeed, it will destroy us along with the entire Multiverse."

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