Evil, as a concept, can only be measured by the moral values of
society. In this case, that society is Avalon, and it has some
curious moral values. After all, killing, stealing, robbing
and vandalism are a day to day part of everyones lives here, in
one way or another. Both the forces of so-called 'dark' & 'light'
perform equally outrageous actions on a fairly regular basis.
But surely to call such things acts of 'good' or 'evil' is to
measure them by the standards of our mundane RL lives? In reality,
evil is a label given to things that are socially and morally
repugnant, even unacceptable, such as murder or theft, but in
Avalon this is not so.
To discover what 'true evil' is in Avalon, we must find crimes
that are against the moral and social fibre of this reality, and
not of others.
I humble submit, therefore, that gratuitously killing a smaller
player, so you can watch them suffer, squeal, try to escape and
then see how long you can keep them from dying on such low, low
health whilst you find amusing ways to remove each item of
equipment they own is a truly evil and despicable act, one that
would cause many, many players to gasp in outrage, and might
even makes the Gods punish you for doing such. Why, it doesn't
even matter whether is was a smaller player or not these days,
with the advent of teams. Evil in Avalon is the act of commiting
such acts themselves, without regret, without mercy, and then
to revel in the reputation they bring, and to snort in derision
at the punishments that are heaped upon you by player and
The last time such a being walked the world, he was called
Now, after considering that, I ask that you all, dear readers,
take a step back and think to yourself, am I truly Evil? if
you think you are, then the yardstick is there to be measured
by, if you think you are not, the yardstick remains exactly
the same length.
Surely then, there are none in the land who measure up to
this standard? surely there is no one left who has discarded
all sense of fairness, honesty, and sportsmanship utterly
in favour of a 'win by any means' philosophy? Surely there
is not a single inhabitant of this fantastic roleplaying
world that has reduced it to a simple game of getting a
I think the terms Evil and Good are not so appropriate
these days, but perhaps 'darkness' and 'light' are, and
we need to evaluate these in a whole new way.
Written by my hand on the 5th of Skyelong, in the year 1035.