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|Explanation:||Courage to give oneself in name of Love|
|Word of Power:||Avidus|
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.
Blackthorn's law Edit
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."
Sacrifice is the courage to give of oneself in the name of love.
Sacrifice is the placing of the interests of others and the ends of virtue over one's own well-being.
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.
|The Eight Virtues|
|Principles||Truth ☥ Love ☥ Courage|
|Virtues||Honesty ☥ Compassion ☥ Valor ☥ Justice ☥ Sacrifice ☥ Honor ☥ Spirituality ☥ Humility|