In my - somewhat limited - experience with pacifists (I usually find them a waste of time), I have found that very few pacifists dislike fighting. Orielle is quite happy to lead her city into war, and quite content to stand in Springdale square as I

slaughter her citizens before her very eyes. On the occasion when there are 5 or 6 of them, she is even gleeful at my death. Warfarin seems to have a fine time gathering an army.

Hero is pacifist because his \"lag is too bad. \" Haluc used to love to follow me around to watch me kill people, then heal/bathe them, under the veil of pacifism.

Saphir enjoyed a little time under pacifism because he was tired of dying. Ulyssis uses it because he has better things to do, apparently.

Some young Avalonians are even suggested pacifism, so that they do not have to learn to survive in Avalon until they have all Ultimate skills, or some such nonesense.

Indeed, pacifism seems not to be an aversion to fighting, but rather a dislike of ones own death.

It is continually (ab) used by cowards and hypocrites.

This is not to say that there are no true pacifists. I have met many an Animist who holds real loathing for death and fighting. These people serve to keep the balance, and Avalon alive.

But then, I suppose even people like the Pacifist Princess, and her dear husband have a right to be here.

Sir Arthor

Written by my hand on the 19th of Paglost, in the year 1001.