I have had and only intend to have one patron during my lifetime.
I did not seek my allowing entrance into the order lightly and I did not
seek entry for any short term gains or rewards.
I made a choice and many times over the years I have endured pressure from
the immortals both personally and as a member of my patrons order.
Many will not remember the times of the last divine conflicts where orders
were pitched in conflict - I took pride in suffering the consequences
of these conflicts bearing eternal disfavours (I think at best I had 3 at once) with pride
(although to be fair I had 2 favours in counterbalance).
There are perhaps limits to punishments given to mortals but in the instance
that has occured is it really such a huge problem to stay divinely protected to
allow a player to continue in a pacifist way and still continue to both exist and serve
your patron ?
Mortals cannot contest the gods - its a fact that may annoy and rankle but it remains a fact.
However, there is strength and pride to be gained by sticking to your faith
through adversity - alternatively there are other options which invariably see
the individual losing out in some way or another.
Written by my hand on the 4th of Springflower, in the year 1058.