Being combatative is by no means the only way to enjoy Avalon. There are guilds devoted entirely to pacifism, to the avoidance of combat, and even its prevention. The path of the pacifist is a more gradual one - because they do not fight, they do not ride the roller coaster of great victories and ignominious defeats. Pacifists or those who do not like combat tend to make excellent diplomats (pursuing positions such as Barony or Ministries of a city), or fine merchants. Traditionally the Animists, the Loremasters, the Alchemists, the Minstrels, and the Bards Guilds attract those who would prefer a peaceful lifestyle.
Since around 950 years after the Divine War, the god of life chose to exercise his divine right and formalise pacifism as an aid for the younger, more vulnerable or less belligerent mortals - or even for those who tire a while of battle and seek to rest and relax for a time. If you wish to choose pacifism for a while type CHOOSE PACIFISM to begin your thirty second prayer to the god of life for pacifist status. Pacifism lasts for around one year after you choose to adopt it. It will restrict your actions insofar as you will find it more difficult to interfere actively with combat between non-pacifists. Conversely, though, non-pacifists will find it almost impossibly difficult to harm you while pacifist and, unlike the temporary divine protection enjoyed after death, the pacifist protection cannot be broken by you until it melts away after new year and your experience gain is not inhibited at all. Type PW for a list of pacifists in your locale at any given time.