|The Seelie Court
The Seelie have a reputation as the guardians of the fae traditions. They see themselves as the peacekeepers, proponents of courtly love, protections of the week and embodiments of the ideals of chivalry. They tend to be tradition and often conservative in their outlook, preferring the tried and true over the risky and innovative.
Most Seelie seek the reunion between the mortal world and the Dreaming, and would like nothing better than to return to the time before the two realms split apart. To this end, many members of the Seelie Court consider the gathering and preservation of Glamour to be their sacred duty, a process of reawakening in mortals ability to dream. Though they may consider the Unseelie court their greatest rival, Banality is their greatest enemy.
Seelie Changelings place honor above most other virtues. For them, the concepts of oathbreaking, treason, cowardice and other dishonorable behavior comprise a litany of the most grievous crimes imaginable. In addition to honor, they value courage, truth, beauty, justice, and other attributes of the code of Chivalry.
In many ways, Seelie Kithain concern themselves with the past. Bards and lorekeepers occupy places of honor in Seelie households. Those keepers of legends and knowledge counsel their Seelie lieges with storehouses and information on how things used to be and on proper behavior in any given circumstance, Many Seelie, especially the noble sidhe, devote themselves so entirely to recreating the past that they affect the dress and manners of Middle Ages, the period they last remembered from the time on Earth before the Shattering.
The Seelie Code
Death before dishonor.
Chivalry still lives. Honor is the most important virtue, the source of all glory. Personal honor must always be kept stainless. Sometimes death is the only path which can erase a mark of dishonor.
Love conquers all.
Love lies at the heart of the dreaming. True love transcends all and epitomizes what it means to be Seelie. Courtly love best expresses love in its highest from, although familiar love and love of companions also serve as pure embodiments of that exalted virtue. Anything is permitted in the name of true love.
Beauty is life.
Beauty is timeless, objective quality that, while it cannot be defined, is always recognized for itself. Beauty is the muse of creation, the intimate flowering of the dreaming. Once found, it must be protected, for it is both eternal and fragile. To Die in the service of beauty is an honor and a privilege.
Never forget a debt.
One gift deserves another. The recipient of a gift is obligated to return the favor. Likewise, a curse should be returned in kind. An oath of friendship should be answered with a corresponding oath. Never refuse to aid anyone to whom you are indebted. Never forget a kindnessů or cruelty.