The Hero is Dead
Bahamut is stern and very disapproving of evil. He brooks no excuses for evil acts. In spite of this, he is among the most compassionate beings in the multiverse. He has limitless empathy for the downtrodden, the dispossessed, and the helpless. He urges his followers to promote the cause of good, but prefers to let beings fight their own battles when they can. To Bahamut, it is better to offer information, healing, or a (temporary) safe refuge rather than to take others’ burdens upon oneself.
The Ptarian Code
All of the faithful of Bahamut must follow the Ptarian Code of Honor developed several millennia ago by a great golden wyrm. The Code is similar to the code of chivalry adopted by certain segments of humanity. In its full form, it comprises several hundred lines of elements, nuances, and commentary. The major precepts, however, include…
Justice and Good above all; Honor and Fealty to the King; Honor and Respect to Righteous Innocence; Honor and Duty to the Justicemaker; Honor and Protection to the Lesser Races; Honor and Correction to the Enemies of Justice and Good; and Honor and Forbearance for oneself.
Notably, the third precept refers to the protection and respect for good aligned innocents. The fifth precept is also noteworthy in that, destroying an enemy of the Law and the Good is a second-best solution. The ideal outcome would be the conversion of the enemy to the ethos of goodness/lawfulness. For this reason, the faithful always try to parley before fighting and they always give an opponent a chance to surrender and recant their evil ways.
Bahamut is very stern and disapproving of evil. He accepts no excuses for foul deeds. On the other hand, he is very compassionate, and has boundless empathy for the weak and downtrodden. He urges his followers to promote good, but to let people fight their own battles when they can, providing healing, information, or temporary safe refuge rather than fighting alongside those who can fight for themselves.
Bahamut’s own greatest priority is his endless war with his sister Tiamat. He opposes all her schemes, answering them move for move. He values wisdom, knowledge, prophecies, and song. For a dragon, he is neither vain nor greedy.