Earth symbolizes the stability and wisdom to turn our swords into ploughshares, using our strength of character and the cutting-edge of insight to help build a better world and make things grow.
Claiming stewardship is a ritual where we symbolically claim responsibility for a public, community area; knowing that despite the additional obligations we are incurring, we will be entitled to nothing from this land. We make a life-long commitment to making that geographical space better; to taking care of it in every way necessary. As more heroes demonstrate their stewardship, the world literally becomes a better place, bit by bit.
Those who are 30 years of age or older may ask to claim a place as their stewardship, signifying their readiness to take on the serious commitments of leadership as an Epic Hero in The Assemblage of Areté.