What is Honor Before Victory?
“Honor Before Victory”
Sounds epic, doesn’t it? But what does it truly mean?
“Honor Before Victory” is a goal, an ideal, a virtue that both Gregor and I seek to achieve on a daily basis, both in and out of the SCA. We put honesty and integrity over a win, be it on the battlefield, in a competition, during an argument, or in our daily efforts. It is more important to us to accept an honorable, if disappointing, defeat than it is to take a glorious, but tainted, victory.
Our definition of honor includes courtesy, generosity, loyalty, respect, excellence, courage, and nobility. We do not claim to have mastered each of these values in every situation. Rather, we strive to attain them in all that we do. We may come close, or fall short, but we shall not give up.
“For honour is more worth than gold or syluer withoute any comaryson.” Raymon Lull, The Order of Chivalry – 13th Century
This site is a chronicle of our efforts to practice “Honor Before Victory” through our projects, events, and endeavors in the SCA.
Genoveva and Gregor