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    Quote Originally Posted by Eraniverse View Post
    Which of those best describe V? Law/Chaos is just as valid as Good/Evil. Chaotic does not mean not having a plan... it means wanting to make your own plan.
    Law implies honor, trustworthiness, obedience to authority, and reliability. On the downside, lawfulness can include close-mindedness, reactionary adherence to tradition, judgmentalness, and a lack of adaptability. Those who consciously promote lawfulness say that only lawful behavior creates a society in which people can depend on each other and make the right decisions in full confidence that others will act as they should.
    V is certianly honorable, trustworthy (at least when she sleeps) judgmental, lack of adaptability at tiems, adherence to tradition, reliablity, and sometimes close mindedness. She also tends to act in an orginized and lawful faction. I admit she could be TN, but i'm thinking LN
    So how about the poisons and ravages? Poisons are always evil because they cause unnecessary pain, so here are new pois-*cough*- RAVAGES that cause even more pain, but they only affect evil creatures, for you exalted types. It also basically recommends Holy Word as a substitute for Detect Evil.
    Is it a silly rule. Certainly. Is poison being evil silly? yes. does that make the book lose validity. not really, it just means that one aspect of D&D morality doesn't make sense. however, it is still a rule, silly or not, so if we are going with D&D aligniment it still matters

    And more to the point, you cannot claim that V's actions are evil because the BoED said so if you only listen to the BoED some of the time.

    I listen to it all the time. You are the one who's evading the actual issue by pointing out problems in other parts of the book.
    Last edited by EvilElitest; 2008-09-22 at 11:31 PM.