Masters of the World
Accept mead and meal, never an offered bed.
Tell only those tales that surprise.
Let no life be prolonged in suffering;
to one extreme or the other must life flow.
Never try to cause pain. Try to survive, try to overcome;
those are nobler goals than pain.
Give warning of a deed only when the warning and the doing
is simpler than the doing alone.
Any punishment fit for an offender can be meted
by your own hand. If you judge, you must enforce.
The threads of magic are upsetting to Norns;
Tie them on only when it enlivens the story.