The Path of Enlightenment

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The Path of Enlightenment

Alignment: LN
Power: Greater Faith
Portfolio: Honor, Obedience, Harmony


The Path of Enlightenment reveres the Celestial One, a divine being who is embodied in the material world by the Emperor.

The teachings of the Path are said to have been revealed first in the Hungtse River provinces, blasted by red lightning into the sheer granite of the Cliffs of Tanghai; the inscriptions stand there even today. The teaching admonish followers to:

  • Honor that which has gone before you. For the past is eternal.
  • Honor and respect your Elders and the Ancestors.
  • Show honor in word, thought, action and deed.
  • Speak not false words, nor engage in false deeds, for these are not li (the term for rightness under heaven).
  • Do honor to he who rules you, for the Earth is the Mirror of Heaven, and the Son of Heaven is the mirror of the Celestial One. Be obedient to your lord.
  • Engage in no base thing, nor commit murder, for to strike another in the name of anger is not li.
  • Do honor to those you must rule, for under the eye of Heaven, they are your equals. Be fair to those you rule.
  • Know that all things are One under Heaven, even the lowliest of creatures.

The Path of Enlightenment

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