Quote Originally Posted by Swordguy View Post
Well, thanks. I'll be sure to call up my old platoon sergeant and tell him that we're all evil. Those people we shot at in our engagement zone were wearing body armor and headscarves and carrying RPGs and rifles, and there were no friendlies but us operating in that area, and they were setting up a mortar position to drop fire in our firebase...but they hadn't actually done anything yet, so it was CLEARLY evil for us to shoot them. The fact we found documentation on them showing that they had put fire on us on previous occasions clearly means nothing, does it?

I think you've said here what I've been thinking, but EE has been arguing against. I think that while V's act was more chaotic than anything, it was not evil. Waiting for a trial? Lawful. Skipping the trial because you know the accused will rig the thing and end up scott-free? Chaotic and shady, but in the world of D&D I don't see it as evil. Most DM's I know would give XP for dealing with the issue...

And I'm sorry, but I don't believe this goody-good argument that all of Kabuto's threats and testiments to rigging the trial (fresh after murdering someone) don't mean anything at all. Come on now. I'm reading posts that would say to let him have a trial, KNOWING that he will get away with it (and make Hinjo lose face in the process), and that anything else would be evil. What you're saying is that there's no way to capture or incriminate this villain. If a DM wrote that scenario into my D&D game, I might be looking for a new group.

While V's methods were crude, the results in my opinion have more likely spared many more deaths and injustices (and I say V is just as qualified as anyone to judge; after all, what places a judge above other mortals?).