Alignment is a gauge used by Avalon to determine whether your character leans toward altruistic or selfish actions. Available when you type
STATUS, it measures your propensity towards the good forces in Avalon or the darker, more sinister cause of evil. Your character's alignment alters slightly with each and every action that you perform. You are more likely, therefore, to lean towards the dark sides through the act of slaughtering an innocent child or through aiding in the pillaging of a peaceful township. Equally you are upholding all that is Good should you defend that village or heal that beleaguered child. Alignment is one of the factors that govern many aspects of your character's interaction with Avalonian beings - it therefore rests at the crux of the question of role-play, and you should give considerable thought to where between the poles of Good and Evil your character should lie.