I'm glad that you have brought this to the forefront, Ragar.
As you've pointed out, such aspects of the land are difficult to keep just
and fair if it is not enforced by the individual upon his or herself; the
gods of this land are not ever present and can't be constant policemen.
Consider that many items stolen from novices are stolen by novices, as are
many of the slayings which take place. In general, fighting experience of
any kind for those novices who wish to partake in such activities is
vital. They will then explore and learn how to defend both themselves and
their items. Of course, during the early days of a player's life this
aspect is a matter of degrees.
Generally, novices are often of similar skills and life experience and
thus very little is stolen or many deaths occur.
A novice may wish to abstain from active hostility but the learning
experience of having to deal with it can be vital. Pacifism or animistry
exist, after all, if a lifelong abstention is preferred.
That said, on a personal level, I won't stand by and allow mortals who
aren't on the LW list and are clearly beyond that stage in their Avalon
life to attack true youngsters. All must have an opportunity to find their
feet in Avalon; not mollycoddled but encouraged to contend and thrive.
I will act very strongly against culprits. Inform me of instances of
abuse; I'll take it seriously.
Those of you who do prey upon the young, be warned. Regardless of my
brethren deities I intend to take a pro-active stance.
Written by my hand on the 22nd of Ilmarael, in the year 1072.