Conduct, or "The way in which one is to conduct themselves in this fair and equitable society, a means by which we can all cooperate and live by the virtues of righteousness, liberty, and justice" is a concept first proposed by Eieber and later expanded on in the early Golden Age. The name is drawn from a speech Lieber gave at the founding of the city of Arindell, and was later reinforced by several talks he gave, eventually being codified and growing into a common code of conduct. By the early Golden Age, the code had become quite complex, with hundreds of nuanced rules, the mastery of which was considered an epic agreement in and of itself.
Conduct was primarily a social code, and governed how men and women were to behave; but also included tenants regarding combat, bravery, and honor. The code continued to grow and evolve over the course of the Golden Age, and continued on well into the Second Age. While the actual codified version eventually fell away, the underlying precepts, especially in the city of Arindell, became long-standing parts of the city's traditions. Books and programs based on the code continued to crop up now and again, and it even saw full on modernization and revivals throughout the Ages of the Alliance. Conduct was always tied heavily to the Slayer Dragons, who's core practices and idioms were also created by Lieber, and thus had a great deal of overlap. Thus, throughout the history of the Order, the 'way in with a Slayer Dragon is to conduct them self' was reasonably analogous to Conduct as laid down by Lieber.
Sections of the Code
Steal the rest from code of chivalry later: i.e.,
- Stay true to one's allegiances (however lightly given);
- Do harm to no innocent, but give mercy (and protection) to all who ask of it;
- Take the side of anyone wronged, and right wrongs whenever one sees them;
- Go out of one's way for those in need;
- Speak kindly, or remain silent;