In a lot of ways, Orielle, I completely agree with you.

It's odd. When I chose pacifism, a lot of people asked me, \"If you want to be a pacifist, why not do what Alexandra does? She almost never dies. \" And then when ever I spent time either with no protection or as a duelist, I got asked for challenges, and when I said, \"No. I'm a pacifist,\" I was asked, \"Then why not choose pacifism? \"

What it comes down to, you ultimately have to do what you feel is right in your heart. This world is big enough for all sorts, but it is also true that the status of duelist more then implies fighting to some degree. The idea of the duelist league doesn't punish those who want to be peaceful duelists, but it does encourage and reward efforts to making duellism what it's supposed to be.

I do agree that not everyone can be a good fighter. I'll even take it a step further and say that not everyone can learn how to defend themselves. I fall into both categories. But I would argue with you, Orielle, on the point that people frown less on duelists than they do pacifists. I would say, though, that it does let people join guilds that have a strict no pw rule.

Written by my hand on the 2nd of Hindyear, in the year 1211.