The Forty-Seven Sayings of Mekhem was a book which recorded the teachings of Mekhem, the Little Prophet, in Medinaat al-Salaam, [1] the most common manuscript in the Jewel. [2] A sahir follower of Hakhim first wrote them. [3]

Known Sayings Edit

  • “A hero has the wisdom to awaken the courage that sleeps in the heart of the common man.” [4]
  • “A man who cannot watch and wait sees beauty in nothing…” [5]
  • “Always face the weak while standing beside the strong. The former will either fall or improve, and the latter will will remember your loyalty or be vulnerable to your sword.” [6]
  • “If you can't sabotage your enemy's plans, sabotage his men.” [7]
  • If you have wounded your enemy but he has not wounded you, you have done enough. Let him bleed and he will die. [8]
  • “Fear and respect are the same. Lady Sun provides for those who understand this truth.” [9]
  • “Never hesitate. All animals fight to the death when cornered – even human ones.” [10]
  • One copper to a man who has thirty is just another copper. But to a man who has nothing, it is all the world. [11]
  • “Rich men, powerful men, crafty men, wise men, witty men, handsome men, and cunning men. Without water, they are all dead men.” [12] [13]
  • “The majesty of nature was not meant to be imprisoned. The longer it remains docile, the more ferocious it will be when released.” [14]
  • “Those who voluntarily put themselves under the heel of a tyrant get exactly what they deserve.” [15]
  • “Trust not the slumbering giant.” [16]
  • “Vengeance is the purity of purpose without remorse.” [17]
  • “When all you have is a hammer, everything starts looking like a nail.” [18]
  • “When stranded on an island in a sea of adversaries, place your most trusted friends upon the shore.” [19]
  • “When you cannot seduce your enemy, seduce the one he loves.” [20]
  • “Whenever there is light, there must be Shadow.” [21]
  • “Women are charmed by bold audacious men, Lady Fortune is no different.” [22]


  1. Legend of the Burning Sands Roleplaying Game, p. 10
  2. Legend of the Burning Sands Roleplaying Game, p. 155
  3. Legend of the Burning Sands Roleplaying Game, p. 113
  4. The Heart of the Common Man (LBS - Shadow of the Tyrant flavor)
  5. Patience (LBS - Secrets and Lies flavor)
  6. Guerilla Tactics (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  7. Sabotage (LBS - Shadow of the Tyrant flavor)
  8. Let Him Bleed (LBS - Shadow of the Tyrant flavor)
  9. Faith (LBS - Shadow of the Tyrant flavor)
  10. A Moment’s Hesitation (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  11. One Dinari (LBS - Shadow of the Tyrant flavor)
  12. One Dinari (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  13. Secrets of the Unicorn, p. 81
  14. Hila (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  15. Qer Apet (LBS - Shadow of the Tyrant flavor)
  16. The Jinn Horde (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  17. Vengeance (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  18. Chandra (LBS - Shadow of the Tyrant flavor)
  19. The Askaree (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  20. Chandra (LBS - Black Hand, Black Heart flavor)
  21. The Rod of Dahab (LBS - The Awakening flavor)
  22. Blind Luck (LBS - Shadow of the Tyrant flavor)

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