Codes & Creeds

There are many Codes and Creeds in the Star Wars universe. It will be up to your to decide which codes your character follows.. and which they break.

Jedi Code

The Jedi code is often spoken as a mantra by Jedi reminding themselves and their padawans how to train in the ways of the light side of the force. It teaches to not give in to feelings of anger, to resist fear, and avoid the temptations of the dark side.

There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.

Code of the Sith

The code of the Sith is the Jedi Code’s counterpart – a mantra that reinforces the core beliefs of the Sith Order. It focuses on the needs and desires of the individual reciting it, in a direct contrast to the Jedi Code.

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.

Bounty Hunter’s Creed

Most bounty hunters adhered, at least to some degree, to an unwritten code of ethics, titled the “bounty hunter’s creed.” All bounty hunters were expected to abide by these guidelines, or have their bounty hunting license revoked… not to mention have every licensed bounty hunter turn their backs on them.

NO Bounty Is Worth Dying For
People Don’t Have Bounties, Only Acquisitions Have Bounties
Capture By Design, Kill By Necessity
No Hunter Shall Slay Another Hunter
No Hunter Shall Interfere With Another’s Hunt

Mandolorian Resol’nare Rhyme

Young Mandolorians were often taught a rhyme to help them learn the tenets of the Resol’nare, to help them memorize the tenets while they grew to understand what they meant.

Ba’jur, beskar’gam,
Ara’nov, aliit,
Mando’a bal Mand’alor—
An vencuyan mhi.

It is translated in Basic as:

Education and armor,
Self-defense, our tribe,
Our language, our leader—
All help us survive.

Smuggler’s Code

The Smuggler’s Creed is similar to the Sith code, in that it encourages self-presevation. We only know a small portion of it, titled the Combat Litany. This creed shows up in Han Solo’s era, but if you’ve ever played a smuggler, you know it would fit well even 3,000 years in the past!

Never fight when you can bluff.
Never bluff when you can run.
Never run when you can sneak.
If no one knows you’re there, you win.

The Mandolorian Canons of Honor

The Canons of Honor were a Mandalorian text of law and behavior, and were based off six tenets of the Resol’nare.

Strength is life, for the strong have the right to rule.
Honor is life, for with no honor one may as well be dead.
Loyalty is life, for without one’s clan one has no purpose.
Death is life, one should die as they have lived.

The Six Actions of the Mandolorian Resol’nare

The Resol’nare, translated as the “6 Actions”, are the central tenets of Mandolorian life. Mandolorions were expected to live by these tenets, or become dar’manada – someone who is ignorant of their Mandolorian heritage and bereft of their Mandolorian soul.

1. Wearing armor.
2. Speaking the language.
3. Defending yourself and your family.
4. Raising your children as Mandalorians.
5. Contributing to the clan’s welfare.
6. When called upon by the Mand’alor, rallying to his cause.

 

 



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