Lacking a set of laws, or, in fact, any legal system outside of the Litany, personal Honor is one of the most important facets of a Garou's personality and reputation. A combination of integrity, honesty and fairness, Honor is the Philodox's arena, where the Garou can excel through just and proper actions. Often forgotten in the heat of glorious battle, or suppressed in the interests of intellectual success, Honor is the most difficult type of Renown to garner, but often the most respected. To be Honorable, in the eyes of the Garou, is to adhere to a code of ethics no matter the consequence. Frenzy is the honorable Garou's nightmare, as any vile deed might take place behind the veil of rage.
The Code of Honor: I shall be respectful. I shall be loyal. I shall be just. I shall live by my word. I shall accept fair challenges.
An example of Honor:
Isthia Stalks-at-Night is a hunter of the shadows, and a Garou well known for her ability at killing leeches. A woman of honor, she follows a strict code of ethics. Keeping with the code of the hunter, she refuses to hunt leeches during the daytime, when they are weakest. She believes in a fair struggle, and abides by these limitations. There is one particular leech, however, who constantly evades her grasp, preying on family and friends in revenge. Killing this leech would be the crowning achievement of Isthia's career, releasing her from the pain that drives her.
Then, one night, a contact offers Isthia the location of the archfoe's haven, and a means to attack during the daytime! A golden opportunity for Isthia, since she has never been able to kill this leech at night. Honor holds her back and she refuses the offer, even though she, and her loved ones, may suffer.
Honor is a painful thing, often, for to truly adhere to the code is to keep that same moral standard, no matter the cost.