Umm you know that the fact that he was undead was part of the miracleâ€¦ he dragged himself back from the dead to protect the people who he swore to protect. He was a devote follower of Hurrian, but yet he came back from the dead, without the blessing of Neroth.
It was a classic case of seeing the forest behind the treesâ€¦
A test you failed, congrats
Peter, though I loathe to defend a duplicitous, conniving, and
backstabbing scummy meatbag like PJ's PC or Matt's blindly loyal
annoying, Nierite, I beleive that you above statement is wrong.
You have broken your own rule when it comes to Living Arcanis. You
have judged actions in the manner of black and white and there is no
Living camapign out there where the world is not about black and
white but rather shades of grey.
They did not fail the test. They did what either their conscience,
religion, secret society, or national interest dictated. What is right &
proper to a Neirite might be treasonous or unthinkable to a Milandisian.
What is horrid to a Coryani might be commonplace to a Canceri
( especially when dealing with undead ). The one thing about Living
Arcanis that you can rarely ever say is that one action was clearly
"right" or "wrong". In my first adventure, I was supposed to hand over
a kid to the Harvresters and walk away. My PC is one of three survivors
of a Harvester attack that caused the deaths of hundred of unborn
brother and sister Black Talons and the death of my clutch protector.
So was it right for me to kill the Harvester instead of letting him take
the kid? Was it wrong of me to have taken revenge against the
Harvester for the suffering they have caused me and also disregard
my secret orders? Living Arcanis is all about the tough decisions and
what is right and wrong can be described in one word:
Calsestus has gone after perhaps the only two good men left in the
world. He killed one of them ( Felician Val'Mehan ) in front of my very
eyes like some macabre spectacle and put his head on the end of a
spear and on display for people to see. He then sent attacks against
the dwarves of Solanos Mor and last I heard it was so bad that Elabac
himself and a group of his trainees grabbed weapons and charged
against a group of Coryani troops. And yet today, Calsestus is held as
a hero and voice of the Mother Church in Coryan. I consider him a
monster and yet to others he is a saint.
Right... Wrong... in Living Arcanis, throw that out the window. It's
not that they didn't see the forest more than the trees or vice versa -
it is that they chose what they wanted to see and how they saw it.
In that respect, I cannot fault them.
Signed- Rene' Alfonso