Lux's Honour Code

Lux’s followers fall under two categories;
The Church of Lux, and;
The Order of Lux.

The Church of Lux is the organization of priests and monks, as well as the commoner believers. They archive major events, maintain buildings of worship, and educate commoners and The Order of Lux.

The Order of Lux is the organization of paladins who follow Lux’s legacy by following in his footsteps, upholding the law, defeating evil, and supporting communities.
The Order of Lux, along with following the 7 Feats, follow specific laws that guide them along a stricter path with Lux. These laws must be followed at all times by a paladin, and will allow them to mirror Lux, their goal in life and service.

These laws are as follows;

  • A paladin must never consume alcoholic beverages, or consume exotic or high class foods. The paladin may consume only bread and basic soups unless such foods are unavailable, then they may consume as long as they follow the law.
  • A paladin must never, through physical violence, force any sentient being to convert to The Church of Lux. They must encourage and display their feats to convert sentient beings.
  • A paladin must uphold abstinence at all times.
  • A paladin will never allow anyone to suffer, or be in a position below them. I.e. A paladin may not sleep in a bed when someone known is sleeping on the floor.
  • A paladin may never indulge in gluttony, but they may accumulate wealth to benefit the Church and all that is light.
  • Lastly, a paladin must give all enemies a chance to embrace Lux’s light. However, if said enemy is too tainted by evil, as to where no light shall ever shine, they are to be executed immediately and sent to Lux for redemption.

Where Lux devoted his life to destroying Tenebris, their afterlife fates are closely intertwined. This means that if a paladin submits themselves to The Order of Lux, that they now tread a line where Tenebris may consume their soul. This is why the laws and feats were established. It is believed that as long as a paladin follows these laws and feats, and follow Lux as close as possible, that they may never befall the influence of Tenebris. However, the more they stray from Lux’s life, the more exposed they will become to Tenebris. When a paladin has been fully influenced by Tenebris, and strayed from the path of Lux, they are deemed fallen paladins. These fallen paladins must be hunted and destroyed by all members of The Church, and The Order of Lux.

Event Honor Points
Convert an evil creature to the worship of Lux and the cause of good (Converting Alignment) +1/3HD
Offer Sanctuary and Defend it +3
Swear an oath and uphold it +2
Grant a creature that did significant harm mercy after a battle +1, +2 if a major enemy
Protect an innocent against significant odds +2
Complete a noble task for an honorable NPC (50+ Honor Points) and tell no one +2
Destroy an evil or dangerous magic item +2
Uphold the oath of poverty/abstinence when offered rewards +2
Complete an adventure, dedicating the deeds to Lux +1
Spread the word of Lux to an ignorant population +1/100 people preached to
Willingly break one of the laws of Lux -2
Use violence to solve a problem when negotiation was an option -3
Offer sanctuary and betray it -4
Attempt to intimidate a creature into following Lux -5