"To be honorable means to respect the rights of others, including that of your oponent or enemy. The idea of killing in cold blood is one of the most dishonorable acts that can be achieved by knights or barbarians alike. Death is a holy occasion and if one's life is taken without the opportunity to save it then that life has been wasted. The code of a warrir is this: A warrior has forged himself in the fire of his will and, therefore, belongs to himself and his life is his own. If he chooses to give his life to another or challenge another for the sake of honor, he may do so. the killing of a defenseless life is unlawful and will bring dishonor to the warrior and to his family."