Lawful represents order, structure, rigidity, stasis, and predictability.


Some traits include:

  • Objectivity
  • Honesty
  • Completing contracts
  • Following a code of honor
  • Accepting authority
  • Adhering to tradition
  • Willingly following a routine, protocol, doctrine or instructions
  • Willingly accepting and obeying local laws (e.g. carrying identity papers)

More extreme traits include:

  • Intolerance
  • Prejudice
  • Coldness
  • Fatalism
  • Blind obedience to laws and authorities
  • Demanding and enforcing deference from subordinates
  • Completing contracts to the letter even when the outcome is not what the other party expected
  • Peaching even the slightest offenses to the authorities
  • Polarized (black-and-white) thinking

Dwarves, bladelings, devils, modrons, archons, monks, paladins, and law enforcement are archetypal examples of lawful, to various degrees.

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