To Study the Blade

Take up the path of the swordman
And follow the legend of steel
Find strength in yourself to defeat them
When foes on the way are revealed

Forget not that you are no better
Than the baker, the farmer, the maid
Who chose not the path of the fighter
And took not the sword for their trade

And know that the battle is hardest
When the foe you are facing is you
So turn not your heart to the darkness
Lest darkness taint all that you do

And last, by the blade you will gain it
But might is no measure of man
The truth must decide what you will do
And might will decide what you can!