Recently, in preparing to assume a more active hand in affecting the supratemporal dynamic of human destiny, I have been considering the possibility of compromising principles of morality under which I continue to conduct myself.
While examining some works from which I have often sought guidance, I again read the Irish Duelling Code of 1777. Exhaustive discussion regarding the parallel of issues inherent between the practices of duelling and spellcasting is beyond the bounds of this post. It did, however, afford me keener clarity into the responsibilities and prerogatives of thus exercising my intent.
In labouring upon the question of discerning that point in which commitment to action becomes service, rather than mere caprice, and the will necessarily enjoined therein, I drew considerable guidance from Rule 13; which states:
“No dumb-shooting, or firing in the air, admissible in any case. The challenger ought not to have challenged without receiving offence; and the challenged ought, if he gave offence, to have made an apology before he came on the ground: therefore, children’s play must be dishonorable on one side or the other, and is accordingly prohibited.”
This steeled my conscience that, upon making the decision to act, I must do so with full awareness that the full results thereof will be of my design and endeavour, and that, though opportunity may be afforded to rescind my purposes, I must embrace the probability of their utmost fruition.
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