With respect, Lord Proteus, I'd like to voice my objections to this newest bout of safety.
As if pacifism, trees, store rooms, the Pool, and other impenetrable locations were not enough, now we need a landwide mist of peace to draw people out of their cowardice?
I fail to see much benefit to this.
If people cannot deal with the (decreasingly) harsh reality of Avalon, let them cower in their respective safety, but is it really necessary to effectively punish the rest of us?
To anyone who will ever be a decent fighter, death is not a deterrant, rather, it is a motivator. And anyone who has done much fighting knows that the detrimental effects of death are basically nil. Losing ship rides enough to lose skills can be har
d, and losing items is probably the worst punishment, but are people really concerned with a little health loss?
So I'll stay Ordainable without chance of losing it for a while... <shrug> As far as I'm concerned, fighting without the thrill of death lessens the pure joy of battle.
To my enemies: You will still die, it just won't hurt as much.
Lord Arthor, Scion of Darkness
Written by my hand on the 7th of Midwinter, in the year 1011.