Minor Tenets, Benefits, and Expectations (“Low Covenant”)

A minor bond is about building a real community around shared values, as well as actively promoting the groups and institutions supporting them. Its prescriptive elements may be a custom Code of Conduct, an exp personal or institution’s existing Code of Conduct, or Creed which encompasses all Minor Tenets and key principles of the Major Tenets. Members have a willingness to sacrifice and endure censure or penalty. There is a sense of obligation to assist others of the same creed.

Minor tenets are more easily approached, general guidelines that may be open to interpretation. These are some minor acts, beliefs, observances that the character internally holds as valuable. They contribute to how they regard opportunities and interactions, and generally guide their outcomes without deep obligations that may bring them in conflict with others.

Story Hook ++

This presents a good opportunity for adding Character Story elements to the Character.

Role-Play ++

This presents a good opportunity for adding Roleplaying elements to the Character.

Typical Requirements/Expectations: Oath of Service, Tithe, Membership, Participation (occasional important observances), Sponsorship and/or Patronage

A Share of the Proceeds: For obligations of fees, tithes, and other promissory support elements it is often necessary for a character to contribute monetary value to the operations of the group or membership they are part of to remain in Good Standing and enjoy/retain its benefits. The group must assess the obligations based on the expected share – make it as fair as possible. Authorities are likely to do an occasional review to make sure they are getting a fair share. Monetary obligations may go to get someone else to fulfill the obligations, allowing the character to get out of institutional duties – ministry, teaching, training, bureaucratic tasks, etc. The expectations of their obligations should be very clear and consistent.

Typical Benefits: Common and Uncommon Knowledge and Teachers, Sponsorship (as financial means or vouchsafe), [both mundane and specialized & appropriate] Supplies (possible reduced costs and borrowing), [appropriate] Contacts, Shelter and Rehabilitation

Breaking the Tenets: The source of the tenets may have proscribed impacts, loss of Good Standing, and/or considered to have Transgressed and require Atonement of some kind.