Every soul in The Forsaken Lands leans towards a particular alignment.
There are 9 unique alignments, across the dual axis' of morality and ethics.
At its core the Axis of Morals is defined by an inherent bent towards selflessness or selfishness, represented respectively by the poles of Good and Evil. This spectrum does not dictate the actions of characters, but rather their inherent intentions.
Good is characteried by selflessness, compassion, and a willingness to help others.
Lawful Good, Neutral Good, and Chaotic Good characters all share this core morality.
Moral neutrality is characterized by a balance, indecision, or apathy of intention.
Lawful Neutral, True Neutral, and Chaotic Neutral characters all share this core morality.
Evil is characterized by selfishness, cruelty, and a desire to exploit others.
Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil, and Chaotic Evil characters all share this core morality.
The central property of the Axis of Ethics is that it defines the typical course of action for a character, and their respective lean towards Law and Chaos. This spectrum does not dictate the intention of a character, but rather their preferred modality.
Lawfulness is characterized by a strong adherence to rules, social order, and principles.
Lawful Good, Lawful Neutral, and Lawful Evil characters all share this core ethic.
Ethical neutrality is characterized by indifference to or an equilibrium with structures of ethic.
Neutral Good, True Neutral, and Neutral Evil characters all share this core ethic.
Chaos is characterized by a strong reistence to rules, social order, and principles.
Chaotic Good, Chaotic Neutral, and Chaotic Evil characters all share this core ethic.