How Ultima presents the Virtue of Honor (e.g. in the Gypsy questions) often fails to align with how Honor is defined in Ultima lore.
On the importance of forgiveness…and of admitting fault.
Paradoxically, it’s often easier to be virtuous when it comes to the big things, and much more difficult to be virtuous in the little, private details.
Virtue is an interior disposition to do the good…but what if you don’t always perceive that interior call?
In which, somehow, we bring to a close this discussion of the Virtue of Spirituality and the anima technica vacua.
Deathblade Dragon chronicles his struggles with depression, fatherhood, and living according to the Eight Virtues.
How often do we miss perceiving the humanity of others around us, instead opting to distract ourselves with the fleeting and the ephemeral?
What is it about being human? And, more importantly, how should we respond — as humans — to other humans, simply by virtue of the fact that they’re human?
From a spiritual standpoint, progress can be a great thing; we should hope our spiritual journey moves us toward a telos, an ultimate end. But in other senses, progress doesn’t always mean that.
How do you live out the ideal of Spirituality? It might be better to ask, first, how you live in relation to — and in relationship with — others.
It’s the difference between looking at constellations in an app, and looking at a sky full of stars.
No, not origins in the sense of science. Rather, in the sense of people. And philosophy.
As we continue the discussion with Chlorthos Dragon, we discuss the need for parents to be able to show empathy. Also something about Forge of Virtue’s Test of Love.
Ultima doesn’t adequately represent all of the opposition that exists to each Virtue. Not that it handles anti-virtue badly…it just handles it incompletely.