The Mandate of Heaven was the power of the gods over the emperors who ruled on the Dragon Throne, sanctioning their earthly authority so long as they governed their people compassionately. The emperor’s reign was to be just and benevolent. If the emperor failed, the Mandate of Heaven would be withdrawn, which would be marked by natural disasters, eclipses, comets and other celestial signs. Other indications that the Mandate was revoked could be seen in the failure of the ruler to produce an heir, military defeat and overall discord and strife.
The Guardian Warrior protects the Emperor. The Emperor protects the people.
“The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War
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The Guardian Warrior
Artist: Mandy Boursicot