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Sacrifice
Sacrifice
Colour: Orange
Symbol: Tear
Principles: Courage+Love
Explanation: Courage to give oneself in name of Love
Towns: Minoc
Mantra: Cah
Word of Power: Avidus
Player class: Tinker
Dungeon: Covetous

Sacrifice is one of the Eight Virtues.

Sacrifice, founded on the principles of Courage and Love, is the courage to give of oneself in the name of love. It is the placing of the interests of others and the ends of virtue over one's own well-being. Minoc is the centre for studying the virtue of sacrifice. The homeless of Britannia are welcomed in Minoc; here they find refuge in the Mission of the Helpless, with ready access to a charitable healer.

The Shrine of Sacrifice is situated east of Minoc, in the middle of the Drylands in the dried-up Lake Generosity.

Blackthorn's law Edit

Sacrifice

During Blackthorn's tyranny, Sacrifice was turned into a law: "Thou shalt donate half of thy income to charity, or thou shalt have no income."

Sacrifice through the Ages Edit

Ultima IV Edit

Meditating at the Shrine of Sacrifice will give these insights;

  • "To give thy last gold piece unto the needy shows good measure of self-sacrifice!"
  • "For thee to flee and leave thy companions is a self-serving action to be avoided!"
  • "To give of thy life's blood so that others may live is a virtue of great praise!"

Ultima V Edit

"'Tis now thy sacred Quest to go unto the Codex and learn the failing of unwilling Sacrifice!"

"None live alone, save they who will not share their fortune with those around them."

Ultima VI Edit

"The universe is so vast and so ageless that the life of one man can only be justified by the measure of his sacrifice."

LoreEdit

Sacrifice is the courage to give of oneself in the name of love.

- from The Book of Lore (Ultima V)

Sacrifice is the placing of the interests of others and the ends of virtue over one's own well-being.

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

Sacrifice gathers Love in the palm of Courage. Sacrifice requires a love of self to be given without consideration to others when that selfish love suggests safer choices. Where there is no choice, therein lies no sacrifice. Where the shape of those choices blur and lose definition, the highest standards of the common good find expression. In finding the Courage to share your Love, you shall fine therein Sacrifice.

- from Journal (Ultima IX)


The Eight Virtues
Principles TruthLoveCourage
Virtues HonestyCompassionValorJusticeSacrificeHonorSpiritualityHumility

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