Look, it's not that complicated.

I come on, I type CHALLENGES. I see if there are any mutual challenges, if not, I'm free to go about my business without staying out of someone's way.

I cannot type SHOUTS (or whatever) to see if anyone has shouted that they would like to go around hitting another and would everyone please leave them alone.

The rationale behind the restriction placed by the challenge system is not mine to control, it is the way it is.

The gods have chosen it to work the way it does, and if you can't issue a challenge then tough luck, you ain't in a challenge.

If you informed me that you were in a spar with another, but no challenges at all had been issued, then because I am a nice guy I probably would not intefere, no.

But there is absolutely nothing wrong with me doing so, and could not be compared to attacking during a mutual challenge.

Maybe if I didn't like your sparring partner, then I'd jump in.

It wouldn't bother me that you had told me.

Ranger Keldor.

Written by my hand on the 14th of Eleuthral, in the year 1072.