Staffs Treatise III
|“||The Nine Virtues: the Path to Unity.||„|
- Sometimes sold by Gerlot, merchant in Mannshire.
- Sometimes sold by Bert, merchant in Osbrook.
- Always sold by Unar, scribe in Mannshire.
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The staff is akin to the Path - it's straight and unassuming at first glance but it holds many intricacies, which are impossible to grasp with a limited mind. The staff doesn't yield its secrets to those who are impatient, arrogant, cowardly, or corrupted with affluence - only those who understand the essence of things can hope to unlock its potential.
To learn the staff you need to understand three principles:
- All desires must be reined in. All thoughts must serve the Great Goal - Emotions lead you astray from the Path and therefore they lead you to ruin - The staff is not just your weapon. It's a continuation of your very self.
And remember, that blindly performing the techniques and learning the motions won't teach you the most important thing - the Unity, the greatest of the Nine Virtues.
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