Company Chivalry is a code of conduct associated with the institution of UTC in the field such as chance encounters, training or field missions. The Code of Conduct is not set nor has it any one origin but is generally agreed that it has arisen as a natural counter-culture to the actions of the Company's premium enemies whose culture of trashtalking, betraying and or pitiless conduct was despised by senior Company members.

Terminology[edit | edit source]

Colonels of the French Guards and British Guards politely discussing who should fire first at the battle of Fontenoy(1745). The UTC's senior members almost always offer their opponents in training or any organized fight to fire the first shot.

The term Company Chivalry refers to an unfixed canon of virtues and manners, further influenced by Western notions of chivalry, specifically the ideal Christian Knight of the late Medieval Period and the ideal Gentleman-Soldier of 17th-19th century Europe.

Virtues and Ethics[edit | edit source]

Company Virtues[edit | edit source]

The Company Virtues arose out of the admired virtues of the ideal Company Member. Very similar to Prussian Virtues, the Company Virtues are seen as central to UTC identity and makes them socially distinct from the other sub-communities in Shotbow and or Shotbow in General.

  • Austerity or Thrift
  • Bravery without self-pity - "Learning to suffer without complaint."
  • Courage
  • Determination
  • Discipline
  • Frankness or Probity
  • Humility or Modesty
  • Incorruptibility
  • Industriousness or Diligence
  • Loyalty
  • Liberty
  • Obedience, but not without frankness.
  • Punctuality
  • Reliability
  • Restraint
  • Self-denial
  • Self-effacement
  • Sense of duty
  • Sense of justice
  • Sense of order
  • Sincerity
  • Straightforwardness
  • Toughness  - being even harder on yourself than on others.
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