Empire Tips: December 2022

For those who can’t follow @empiretips@social.arkane-systems.net on Mastodon, or who prefer their helpful space elf life advice in larger lumps, here’s this month’s monthly digest post.


Imperial lifestyle tip:

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you’ll be alive.


Saravóné integrity tip:

Even if? Let justice be done especially if the heavens fall. Any heaven built on corruption is no true heaven.


Imperial civics tip:

If you would have a better world, pick up a hammer.


Kanáralath debate tip:

A sword is not an argument.


Cordelia Vintar-ith-Vidutar exploration tip:

When you detect a new civilization, call down and introduce yourself. No-one likes a creeper.


dar-bandal ethics tip:

A pup’s ball is the pup’s; a pup’s teeth are the pack’s.


Istar Sargas resource-management tip:

A dagger in the night is worth sur-dodeciad swords at dawn.


Ianthe Claves technepraxic tip:

The problems of knowledge will not be solved by ignorance.


Bertil Rúädha business tip:

To better compete, cooperate; to better cooperate, compete.


Alphas Amanyr management tip:

Trust your people. If you need to stand over them or bind their hands with rules, you shouldn’t have appointed them in the first place.


Galatia Allatrian social tip:

Courtesy is a man’s obligation; friendship, his gift.


Jynne Cerron safety tip:

Where arms may not be borne, there it is well to bear arms.


Valentia Amanyr lifestyle tip:

To be honored, behave with honor. To be respected, be respectable. To earn credit, pay your debts. This is the thing and the whole of the thing.


Lauré Muetry-ith-Mirari aesthetics tip:

The purpose of art is to uplift, inspire, and enlighten. Never subvert. Only supervert.


Olbria Amanyr character tip:

Noble blood is born from ancestry; noble souls are born from right action.


Fellowship of Natural Philosophy research tip:

Knowledge is its own justification.


Octíëve Súrnedal networking tip:

It’s always the Endpoint Location Protocol. Even when it isn’t. Even when it can’t possibly be. It’s ELP.


Lyris Belacquan transparency tip:

Dark deeds flourish in darkness; what cannot be done in the light ought not be done at all.


Traest Sargas tactical tip:

Treasure an enemy who seeks to die in the service of his cause; for you and he have the same objective.


Olbria Amanyr leadership tip:

If authority must be exerted by force, it is already lost.


Esseldár progress tip:

The old ways are best, except when the new way is better.


Cinníäs lifestyle tip:

No intemperance is greater than lack.


Eight Bloody Sages exploration tip:

Don’t fear the unknown. Make sure the unknown fears you.


Galatia Allatrian Darkest Night tip:

A gift is an appreciation of the recipient’s worth. Appraise your people highly today.


Valentia Amanyr ethics tip:

Where the law fails, honor must make good.


Alphas Amanyr career tip:

Pride is not a weakness. Ambition is not a failing. The stars are yours if you have but the will to grasp them.


Alwyn Muetry theology tip:

A god is a verb; an idea potent enough to reshape the world simply by existing.

Behold the faces of the gods that you refuse to name.


dar-bandal self-defense tip:

Tear at the throat, and be done.


Cordelia Vintar-ith-Vidutar exploration tip:

Death is not the next great adventure, nor is it an undiscovered country. Rather, it is the end to all possibility of adventures and discoveries.

Don’t go in without backup. Or until you’ve made a backup.


Xian Anandonos-ith-Anaxios strategy tip:

The ignorant fight to win; the enlightened win before they fight.


(And if you have forgotten, the quick guide to who all these folks are is found here.)

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