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The House of Maldaathi
The Maldaathi are the embodiment of "honourable evil". Those who do not embrace the ideals of honour, discipline and furthering the aims of the gods of evil shall find themselves ill-suited to this House. Few are those who are strong enough and dedicated enough to walk the path of the Maldaathi, but for those chosen few, the rewards are great. The Maldaathi ideals are built upon three concepts, the first of which is honour. Our word is our bond. Having honour proves that one has the strength to live up to his word. We accept death before dishonour, for the dishonourable are weak, worthless maggots to be crushed underfoot. The second concept is discipline. In combat, an undisciplined rabble will be slaughtered when facing a well-trained and disciplined enemy. The Maldaathi impose strict discipline and hard training in order to mould ourselves into a deadly fighting force to further the sinister will of our Masters. The third and most important concept is total and utter dedication to the gods of evil: Lord Shaitan, the God of Oppression and Lord Apollyon, the God of Suffering. We exist for the sole purpose of furthering Their divine will and greater glory. To this end, we aspire to be the living embodiment of the Seven Truths of Evil, which are the guiding light of true followers of the path of evil. The Seven Truths consist of purging oneself of weakness - both physical, mental, and spiritual, eliminating conscience, enduring hardships - both self-imposed and externally-imposed, making the body stronger through combat and shunning the effeminate virtues of forgiveness, tolerance and laxity of discipline. The Maldaathi House resides in the island-fortress city of Mhaldor and requires that its members also be citizens of Mhaldor. The great Houses of Mhaldor are united as one under the iron will of Lords Shaitan and Apollyon and bitterly oppose everything for which Shallam and the Te'serra stand. The Maldaathi welcomes those few determined individuals who seek greatness and are able to endure the hardship, pain and suffering that are the price of success.