If you are guiding a novice around you should always take advantage of the GUIDE command. It will prevent anyone from harming you whilst leading round a new Avalonian. As to chatting, if you stand around talking it's your own fault if you get waylaid by a sorcerer. You should be standing somewhere safe, like the pool of life. And whatever you are doing you should always ensure you dont have less than half mana, since that is an open invitation to be absolved.
Isildur, HighPriest of Justice and Baron of the Great City of Mercinae.