Oh please Allanon. Don't give me all this running away stuff. Are you so forgetful of your numerous rapid trips to the pool when attacked? Malachiaus does not have a coward command built into his skill set as you do, and although I in no way condone his actions, he was merely doing what you so often do in a different manner.
As for him disgracing the great seers of the past, I can, in all my time in Avalon, only recall one great seer. There has been none before or since Blodywn that can claim the title of 'great seer'.