HumilityReturn to: Virtues
Humility is the opposite of Pride, which is the absence of Truth, Love or Courage
Derived From: Truth, Love, and Courage independently
Original Class: Shepherd
Original Home City: Magincia, New Magincia*
Opposing Dungeon: Doom aka the Abyss
Sigil: Shepherd Crook
Word of Power: Veramocor
Ankh Pendant: +3 Random Regeneration
Lord Blackthorn’s draconian Law: Thou shalt humble thyself to thy superiors, or thou shalt suffer their wrath.
*Magincia was destroyed by demons for its Pride (Pride’s mantra is Mul, the reverse of Humility’s mantra). New Magincia, built in its ruins, was founded on Humility.
Humility is the most difficult Virtue to describe, as it cannot really be understood without its Anti-Virtue, Pride. Pride merely has nothing to do with Truth, Love and Courage; Humility is similar, but rather than being a complete antithesis, it exists independently of the Principles and acts as their foundation.
The ghosts of New Magincia also have a few things to say about Humility and pride, from which the following may be constructed:
Humility: The absence of Truth, Love, and Courage is Pride. Pride is the surest measure of goals never attained. Pride goeth before, Shame cometh after. This Shame leads to awareness of Humility, the root from which all Virtues grow. Humility is to strip oneself of all conceits
The greatest friend of Truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility
– Charles Caleb Colton in The Lacon
The Virtue of Humility has been described thusly:
“Humility is perceiving one’s place in the world, not according to one’s own accomplishments, but according to the intrinsic value of all individuals.”
The Virtue of Humility
in Ultima Online
[Information obtained from official UO.com Website]
As of right now there is no Virtous Ability for the Humility Virtue.