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Humility
Humility
Colour: Black
Symbol: Shepherd staff
Principles: None
Explanation: Perceiving one's own place in the world according to the value of all individuals
Towns: New Magincia
Mantra: Lum
Word of Power: None
Player class: Shepherd
Dungeon: None

Humility is one of the Eight Virtues.

Humility is the opposite of Pride, and independent of the principles of Virtue, is about perceiving one's place in the world, not according to one's own accomplishments, but according to the intrinsic value of all individuals. It is the recognition of the worthiness of all beings, and the perception of one's own place among them, regardless of one's own personal accomplishments or mistakes in the world. New Magincia is a towne built on the ruins of old Magincia by a colony of humble people who understand well the dangers of false, self-serving pride and the beauty of humility.

The Shrine of Humility is situated on the Isle of the Avatar.

Blackthorn's law Edit

Humility

During Blackthorn's tyranny, Humility was turned into a law: "Thou shalt humble thyself to thy superiors, or thou shalt suffer their wrath."

Humility through the Ages Edit

Ultima IV Edit

Meditating at the Shrine of Humility will give these insights;

  • "Claim not to be that which thou art not. Humble actions speak well of thee!"
  • "Strive not to wield the Great Force of Evil for its power will overcome thee!"

Ultima V Edit

"Tis now thy sacred Quest to go unto the Codex and learn the weakness of a life consumed by Pride!"

"Pride is a vice, which Pride itself inclines one to find in others, and overlook in oneself."

Ultima VI Edit

"The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error."

LoreEdit

Humility is perceiving one's place in the world, not according to one's own accomplishments, but according to the intrinsic value of all individuals.

- from The Book of Lore (Ultima V)

Humility is the recognition of the worthiness of all beings, and the perception of one's own place among them, regardless of one's own personal accomplishments or mistakes in the world.

- from A Safe Passage Through Britannia (Ultima Underworld II)

On the road to virtue, humility is an elusive wind in the face. To lack Truth, Love, and Courage is to spread the seeds of pride. Humility is that gentle breeze which, upon seeing the seeds of pride, sweeps away these begetters of hubris and discontent. Humility is often the last virtue captured, for pride is quick to flourish. To find humility, you must bear witness to the pride in your spirit. Only after such an examination, can you call forth the winds of humility.

- from Journal (Ultima IX)

Trivia Edit

  • Humility is difficult to understand without knowing that it is the opposite of its anti-virtue, Pride.

The Eight Virtues
Principles TruthLoveCourage
Virtues HonestyCompassionValorJusticeSacrificeHonorSpiritualityHumility

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