Dojo Darelir, the School of Xenograg the Sorcerer

Confucian Mandate of Heaven

According to Confucian principles, governments were maintained by their moral weight, their capacity to promote welfare and justice. Such a virtuous government enjoyed the Mandate of Heaven, and dynasties fell when they lost this mandate. Consequently the moral corruption of a ruler provided a harbinger of his fall.

John A. Lynn, Battle, p. 42