The Stormfarers' Creed Myth in Stormfarers | World Anvil

The Stormfarers' Creed

There are plenty of normal folks that wander between the stars. For who mining is just making a living, piracy a forced option, transporting just how they pay the bills. But then there's Stormfarers, those that risk their lives every day, not with a higher purpose in mind, not just because it lets them pay for their virtues and vices, but simply because they can.   Why stay stagnant when one can move? Why get stuck in a single system when there are countless stars out there? Why sail through a peaceful shipping lane, when the Hypersea contains gorgeous areas of cruel destruction, where nature even in space rattles your ship with a storm as you fight your way through an endless sea of darkness?   Let's face it, humanity will never come even close to discovering every secret out there that the universe holds. From the start of your life to its inevitable end, we will change so much, learn so much, yet as we learn, there is always more questions raised than questions answered. No scientist, no philosopher, no adventurous sailor will ever uncover all they want.   But in the end, ask yourself, does that matter? Does it matter that all we can do is weep as there is always more to conquer and discover? No, of course not. It's not about what you didn't manage to do, it's about what you managed to do and see. Not even about what you leave behind, because only a fool aims for a legacy. No, it is about enjoying what you have while always wanting more.   We do not sail because we seek safety, we do not weather the storm because we have to, we are out there because we want to see the sights. To see beauty in the face of death, to feel adrenaline pumping through our veins as we dance a dance of death. This isn't about a higher purpose, this is about how you want to spend your every living moment.  

We live to feel alive.


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Aug 7, 2023 00:42 by Deleyna Marr

Initially, I was put off by the wall of equally-sized paragraphs, but once I started reading I saw the beauty of what is essentially a prose poem. Nicely done!