What is your Avenger's Oath?

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After hearing Wil Wheaton perform a great improvised Avenger Oath in one of the PvP podcasts I was wondering what your Avenger's Oath of Enmity is?

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."

I win. You owe me one intarwebz. :D
How did I know that would happen...

This question bears some thinking about as to what would be the oath...
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"In Brightest Day,
In Darkest Night,
No Evil Shall Escape My Sight..."
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"In Brightest Day,
In Darkest Night,
No Evil Shall Escape My Sight..."

Cool! That's part of Green Lantern's vow right?
Hmm... I'll have to think about that. My first idea:

You've made your transgression, and I will stop you. Know that only the gods themselves can stay my blade now.

Or, more simple:

You dun gonna die now! CHAAAAAARGE!!!

Cool! That's part of Green Lantern's vow right?

I think you're right. I think it goes

"In Brightest Day,
In Darkest Night,
No Evil Shall Escape My Sight,
[Something] [Something],
Green Lantern's Light!"

Except, y'know, the proper line instead of [Something] [Something] :P

Though, were I to make an Avenger, and I decided against a serious oath, I'd have to go with:

"Before the gods, I swear I will:
Know when to hold 'em,
Know when to fold 'em,
Know when to walk away,
And know when to run."
"Hello, my name is Ignio Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die."

"Butts will be liberally kicked in good measure!"

"I will find the secrets I seek in your dying breath."-Avenger of Vecna ftw!
"SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!"

Sorry couldn't resist.
Aesop had it right 2,500 years ago, "By endeavoring to please everyone, he had pleased no one, and lost his ass in the bargain".
Cool! That's part of Green Lantern's vow right?

In Brightest day,
in blackest night,
no evil shall escape my sight
let those who worship evil's might
beware my power,
Green Lantern's Light!

How about this:

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

'course you need to have a coin pouch that says 'Bad Mother****er' on it.

Now, if you're a shifter you can use this:

Thunder. Thunder! THUNDER! THUNDERCATS HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

“If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared”
- Niccolo Machiavelli

“When the blameless and the righteous die, the very gods for vengeance cry”
- Vlad Taltos

“The divine wrath is slow indeed in vengeance, but it makes up for its tardiness by the severity of the punishment”
- Unknown (at least to me)

“To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee”
- Herman Melville, Moby Dick

"Mercy is the mark of a great man." "Guess I'm just a good man." "I'm alright."
- Malcom Reynolds, Firefly

"Veni, Vidi, Nates calsis concidi"
- Latin for: I came, I saw, I kicked it's ass.

Another Latin quote, because it bears being said:
Latinis Diest Flageris Sereramos Sunt
"In Latin, everything sounds awesome"
"SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!"

Sorry couldn't resist.

does your character wear armor made of huge monstrous blue ticks.
I loved the Tick cartoon and live action one too.


how about this one for my oath
"Victory will be mine"

or this one
"Get-er-Done"

"FOR PONY!"
One of my current ideas for an Avenger isn't the Divine Assassin but just a redeemed criminal with a divine calling. Therefore:

*Stabstabstab* "I'm sorry, did you think I was going to say something before I attacked?"
"I will find the secrets I seek in your dying breath."-Avenger of Vecna ftw!

I like this one! Especially because it's deity specific...

Maybe we should compile a list with possible oaths, one for each of the main gods? Or at least those that are likely to have Avengers?

Those mentioned in the PHB2 as likely Avenger Gods:
Ioun: ?
Vecna: "I will find the secrets I seek in your dying breath."
Raven Queen: ?
Erathis: "Thou has transgressed The Law!"
Sehanine: ?

Do you have good ideas for any of the others?
Raven Queen Avenger could be something along the lines of:

You should thank me for giving you an honorable death...

Torog: "He who lurks below will drink of your pain"

Erathis: "Your bones will form the foundation of the future"

Ioun: "There will be no end to knowledge-not because of you"

Asmodeus: "The false gods will kneel before the might of Baator"
Here are a few for Pelorians:

"Never again shall you know the light of his day, nor the warmth of his rays!"

"In brightest day,
In blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight,
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power,
The Sun God's might!"

(I always thought the Green Lantern Oath was perfect to tweak for Pelorian purposes.)

"You cannot pass. I am a servant of the sacred fire, wielder of the flame of the daystar. Dark fire will not avail you, flame of the Abyss! Go back to the shadows. YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"

"May his searing wrath char you, and his holy radiance blind you!"
Warforged Avenger : "I AM IRON MAN !"
Raven Queen: ?

Do you have good ideas for any of the others?

"My Lady would have a word with you, let me show you the way."

"Lady Fate commands me. Lady Death beckons you. We should not let her wait (or Let us answer her call)."
For an Avenger of the Raven Queen: You're overdue.
Avenger of Corellon vs Mage
"You are no longer worthy to wield Corellon's Art."

Simple words for simple persons.
"It's over."
"Now witness my power."

Avenger of the Raven Queen
"You are already dead."

Avenger of Lolth
"The Demon Queen will feast on your soul"

Avenger of the Chained God*
"It's just human nature..."

*In my worlds the Chained God was the god who created humans
"I am vengeance...I am the night...I! AM! BATMAN!"

Sorry. :D

When the Cat's a Stray, the Mice will Pray 

"I am the terror that flaps in the night..."
Bahamut: This is... justice.

Raven Queen: Your time in this world has expired.

Bane: Strength through discipline, order through strength, peace through order.

Cyric: NOW I WILL HIT YOU WITH MY STICK!!!
"I am the terror that flaps in the night..."

Ahh.. Darkwing Duck.

Raven Queen: It doesn't matter if you're a king or a lowly street sweeper, sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper.

Bane:
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hatred leads to power.
Power leads to victory.
Let your anger flow through you.
Your hate will make you strong.
True power is only achieved through testing the limits of one's anger, passing through unscathed.
Rage channeled through anger is unstoppable.
The dark side of the Force offers unimaginable power.
The dark side is stronger than the light.
The weak deserve their fate.
Maybe useful as guidelines:

Oath according to dictionary.com:

A solemn appeal to a deity, or to some revered person or thing, to witness one's determination to speak the truth, to keep a promise, etc.

A solemn, formal declaration or promise to fulfill a pledge, often calling on God, a god, or a sacred object as witness.

Hmmm, maybe I need to rethink mine...
There are more Lantern Corps now:

Blue
In fearful day, in raging night,

With strong hearts full our souls ignite,

When all seems lost in the War of Light,

Look to the stars--

For hope burns bright!


Red
With blood and rage of crimson red,

Ripped from a corpse so freshly dead,

Together with our hellish hate,

We'll burn you all--

That is your fate!


Sinestro Corps (Yellow)
In blackest day, in brightest night,

Beware your fears made into light

Let those who try to stop what's right,

Burn like my power... Sinestro's might!


Star Sapphires (Violet)
For hearts long lost and full of fright,

For those alone in blackest night,

Accept our ring and join our fight,

Love conquers all--

With violet light!


And there are 3 more coming. Orange, Indigo, Black.
"I pledge myself to thee, to destroy all the foes who stand before the mighty gift bestowed upon my unworthy hands."

"To right the countless wrongs of our day we shine this light of true redemption, that this place may become as paradise. What a wonderful world such would be..."

and something a bit more original...

"You that bump in the night, that threatens the sacred peace of lovers, that would rob us of our freedom, in the name of the Moon Lady I WILL bump back."
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"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."

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From some of the PHB dieties:

"Kord abhors cowards, but you are right to fear me!" - Kord

"Your luck ran out with my tolerance, friend." - Avandra

"It is my greatest honor to remove those who would defy the righteous." - Bahamut

"You are a wrench in the gears of progress, and I am here to destroy you!" - Ioun

For FR:

"The true light of Amaunator will purge you, heathen!" - Amaunator

"Nature, take the life she gave!" - Silvanus/Malikki (sp?) (this one is one of Jaheira's battle cries in BG 2, but it's to perfect)

"Bane willing, you shall be my next conquest!" - Bane

"The maimed one wishes for you to experience his pain, I am simply his instrument to deliver it." - Ilmatar

If you guys like these I'll post some more, these are just off the top of my head. I can't wait to take a crack at this class, hopefully I'll fall in love with it the same way I have with the Warlord and Swordmage.
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Sorry couldn't resist.

This immediately made me think "Leroooooooooooooooooooooooy Jennnkins!!!"

What happened to my post count? It seems the more I post, the more it drops. Is that how it's supposed to work?

If I was able to change my radiant damage to sonic... hm...

"In loudest din or hush profound,
my ears catch evil's slightest sound.
Let those who toll out evil's knell,
beware my power: The F-Sharp Bell!"

Or The Raven Knell or something.

Then if I were a Raven Queen follower who avenged undead though...

Hm...

"What hope have the harvest if not for the care of the Reaper Man?"

Just a few I'd toss out there...
Raven Queen
"Valaar Doheris, Valaar Morghulis."
or rather
"All men must serve, all men must die."
:D
In Brightest day,
in blackest night,
no evil shall escape my sight
let those who worship evil's might
beware my power,
Green Lantern's Light!

Meowth that's right!

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-Joni
Any god of Law, as a harsh absolute, as opposed to altruistic justice could simply pronounce sentence as his Oath of Enmity.

"You are guilty aggravated assault, and attempted murder. For the common good your life is forfeit."
Aesop had it right 2,500 years ago, "By endeavoring to please everyone, he had pleased no one, and lost his ass in the bargain".
Or perhaps like this:

"Crime! Aggravated Assault! Plea! Guilty! SENTENCE! EXCECUTION!!!"

Or for Avengers with limited vocabulary...

"ExTERminATE! EXTerMINAte!!!"
Shar - "The Mistress of the Night sees all offenses. I carry her vengeance." From her description in FRPG, I think Shar is perfect for Avengers.

Silvanus - "You have offended nature. Your death restores the balance of life." I really like the idea of an Avenger of Silvanus. Think eco-terrorism. :D
Or perhaps like this:

"Crime! Aggravated Assault! Plea! Guilty! SENTENCE! EXCECUTION!!!"

Or for Avengers with limited vocabulary...

"ExTERminATE! EXTerMINAte!!!"

...I bloody love you!


"I serve [Insert Diety]. And if you don't like it, if you want to take it to a higher authority: there isn't one. It stops with [him/her]."
I'm shocked no comic book fans went with the obvious:

"And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes were united against a common threat!"

Or just ...

"Avengers Assemble!"
I can't believe no one's given this one yet.

"And shepherds we shall be,
For Thee, my Lord, for Thee.
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
And teeming with souls shall it ever be.
In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti."

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Or perhaps like this:

"Crime! Aggravated Assault! Plea! Guilty! SENTENCE! EXCECUTION!!!"

"I never broke the law! I AM THE LAW!"

Or for Avengers with limited vocabulary...

"ExTERminATE! EXTerMINAte!!!"

Great for a warforged Avenger that wants to wipe out the Deva.

Comic bookish ones:
based on race:
"It's clobberin time!" - Goliath
"Flame on!" - Firesoul Genasi
"There can be only one!" - Deva
"Half-Orc SMASH!"
"Yay! Now is fighty time! Blood blood blood..." - Uhh.. horribly scarred, halfing that never shuts up.

"You can only heal the wounds of the flesh once you have healed the wounds of the soul. "

A whole bunch from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann:

"Just who the hell do you think I am?!"
"Mark my words! This drill will open a hole in the universe! And that hole will be a path for those behind us! The dreams of those who've fallen! The hopes of those who'll follow! Those two sets of dreams weave together in a double helix! Drilling a path towards tomorrow! And that's Tengen Toppa! That's Gurren Lagann!! My drill...IS THE DRILL THAT CREATES THE HEAVENS!!!"
"FINISHING MOVE! GIGA DRILL BREAKER!"
"Would you die if I wished hard enough?"
"When there's a wall in our way, we'll smash it down! If there isn't a path, we'll carve one ourselves!"
Go beyong the impossible and kick reason to the curb!

Pierce the heavens with your drill!

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-Joni
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