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It is so strange, my boy. Many people say they wish to serve the Lord of All Peace. But in an advisory capacity: “Ah, my God, you are most wondrous, having created all the planets and the stars. However, you are quite wrong to choose me. I know this, for I am Vintar, and I am weak.”

The Abbot, to Vintar, The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

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All things that live must die. Man alone, it seems, lives all his life in the knowledge of death. And yet there is more to life than merely waiting for death. For life to have meaning, there must be a purpose. A man must pass something on – otherwise he is useless.

For most men, that purpose revolves around marriage and children who will carry on his seed. For others it is an ideal – a dream, if you like. Each of us here believes in the concept of honour: that it is man’s duty to do what is right and just; that might alone is not enough. We have all transgressed at some time. We have stolen, lied, cheated – even killed – for our own ends. But ultimately we return to our beliefs. We do not allow the Nadir to pass unchallenged because we cannot. We judge ourselves more harshly thanothers can judge us. We know that death is preferable to betrayal of that which we hold dear.’

Vintar, to Rek, Hogun and Bowman, Legend


‘Sometimes, it is hard to define the will of the Source. I have known men who wished to travel to far lands. They prayed for guidance. Amazingly they found that the Source was guiding them to do just what they wished for. I say amazingly because, in my experience, the Source rarely sends a man where he wants to go. That is part of the sacrifice we make when we serve Him. I do not say it never happens, you understand, for that would be arrogance. No, but when one prays for guidance it should be with an open mind, all thoughts of one’s own desires put aside.

Now the Source very rarely speaks to us directly, and the question is: How do we know what is required? These matters are very complex.’

The Abbot, to Vintar, The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend