1. Let the blind reach for his food and,
in the touching, he will know where it lieth.
2. Let him
taste thereof and discern if the meal be
3. Let him with
sight behold the condition of the meat
ere it be consumed.
4. Yet both
are equal when the savour reacheth the
5. Yea, let
both be summoned to the great hall and
to its table by the herald, sight or
6. May all remember to
dwell together for comfort and in
safety with thy kindred be a
7. And if
with the wife of thy bosom, then the
better for it. But ne'er
forget the punishment
of Gwydyon and
8. Thus none
need flee when the enemy approacheth,
but stand with the might of Th
Warband within his
9. Forget thou
not thy mind records each act in all thy
ways and all thine imaginings.
so too does the
ear of Math ap Mathonwy.
10. Be ye sure
thy spirit fires the mind at all times.
11. Seek thou
contentment in life.
This be the first admonition.
12. And the
waters of compassion shall aid thee in
13. Yet anger, if
righteous, may not be denied and the
hosting of The Warband is ever just.
14. Go to thy
labour with a will and sincerity that
thou prosper well.
15. Thus shalt
thou receive joy from Kaer Fandwy in due
16. Ever keep
thy feet upon the Cantrydd of thy birth.
17. And be a
willing porter at the castle gate if
thou be called.
18. Keep thy
determination strong as the burning
19. So shall thy
wisdom be renowned in the land.
20. Yet forget
not whence proceedeth the skill of the
thou wearest the strong garments of Kaer
22. Or in Kaer
Wydyr thy raiment was fashioned at finer
23. Or the
brightness of Kaer Gwydyon is seen
within the colours of thy cloak.
24. Or yet thy
tunic of gossamer flew from the weavers
of Kaer Colur.
25. Yet be thou
ever mindful of the unseen Spinner of
Kaer Fandwy whence all proceed.
26. Beyond these
Kaerau lies Kaer Fedwid, and, still
further, Kaer Rigor - both beyond thy
And the greater of these be the Royal
Castle which girds all round - an
Kaer of mystery.