Impressive post, to which I'd like to add a thought or two.
At Tianimin (sic) Square, China, Pacifists were killed and beaten.
During Vietnam, The Hippies did not help the conscription program at all.
The Greatest examples of Pacifism throughout history have been from those
prepared to lay down their lives for their beliefs. What we have in Avalon
is not truly Pacifism, per se, but simply a shield for the easier completion
of those tasks you describe in your well thought-out post.
Pacifism is a philosophy, not a set of magical abilities.
'Diplomacy is best at the point of a loaded gun.' - unknown
Written by my hand on the 27th of Springflower, in the year 991.