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Guiding Precepts

  1. Respect not pity or weakness, for they are a disease which makes sick the strong. But be able to give the illusion of both, for in deception, we gain our most powerful moments to strike. Thus one who is skillful at keeping the enemy on the move maintains deceitful appearances, according to which the enemy will act. Hence, we move both brazenly and in shadows, that our enemy never understands the true nature of our path.

  2. Never love anything so much you cannot see it die. When we love this much, we sacrifice the self and lose not one weapon of darkness, but two. For focus can not remain on a target and one you would protect at the same time. One will fall.. if not both. Love Fully and Honorably - but do not lose the self!

  3. Strive ever for more, for conquest is never done and die rather than submit. Give not our enemies.. the satisfaction of breaking you to their will.

  4. Learn to raise yourself above yourself so you can triumph over all. Learn self-control, will power and the ability to chose when to speak when angered. The Shadows represents undefiled wisdom, instead of hypocritical self-deceit! Learn from its example.

  5. Reject complacency and lethargy, for they hinder the strong --- what does not kill you, makes you stronger.

  6. To lower an enemy's guard you must act in the open hiding your true intentions under the guise of common every day activities. The man gardening is ignored while the rogue in the bushes is quickly discovered.

  7. When the enemy is too strong to attack directly, then attack something he holds dear. Know that in all things he cannot be superior. Somewhere there is a gap in the armour, a weakness that can be attacked instead.

  8. The truest way to destroy an enemy is from within. The wise use of rumors, false facts and deceptions are to be used to turn an enemy within. When he is torn asunder by inner strife, Shadows can move forward against him.

  9. When you do not have the means to attack your enemy directly, then attack using the strength of another. Trick an ally into attacking him, bribe an official to turn traitor, or use the enemy's own strength against him.

  10. The truest weapon of Shadows is Faith: The Great Shadow does not always explain its directions and choices. One must have faith that any request made of by the Tyrant or his Prophetess is for the greater good of the shadow's plans.
The Great Dark guides us to a reality where we are blanketed in its power, protected by its unholy grace and fulfilled by its promises.
Dark Matron

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