Entry 142: Fame, Glory, and Honor
This is a story of three noble knights serves as an allegory, which I thought up while at work...
The Knights of Three
The first knight held the conviction of Fame. In all his ways and manners, this proud knight served his kingdom with high esteem and greatness. In his actions, he was able to exemplify the dignity and respect of his fellow kinsmen, such that they praised his great deeds and would proudly follow him to any battle.
The second knight held the conviction of Glory. In everything he set forth to accomplish, greatness and amazing feats were accomplished. During any campaign or battle, this exemplary knight performed beyond any man in his league, such that he was victorious in all of his endeavors.
The third knight held the conviction of Honor. Against all trial and tribulation, this dedicated knight never faltered from his path, never forgetting his creed. No amount of coin nor marvel could break this knight's commitment from his kingdom, which has earned the trust of many.
The Fallacy of Three
The claim to Fame requires a personal touch, in such that this knight relies on his comrades to feel fulfilled. When his deeds go unnoticed or respect is drawn away from him, the knight of Fame begins to question others, even going as far as pointing the flaws of others so his image appears brighter. When he becomes overlooked, he shall undo his kinsmen to replenish his Fame.
The quest for Glory requires the physical realm; the tangible object that satisfies the soul. To this extent, the knight of Glory can be bought or persuaded, thus having no true allegiance except to the world and not its humble servants. When opportunity arises, he shall betray his comrades of flesh and virtue for the material.
The path of Honor requires a set of codes, ones that cannot be broken by man nor any amount of untold treasure. Since he will never waiver from his doctrine, the knight will stop anyone who attempts to soil his Honor, even his own comrades. When he discovers corruption amongst his own kinsmen, he shall see to the destruction of his kingdom before he breaks any of his codes.