Re: Humakti and parting shots

From: Jarec Basham <jarec_at_...>
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2000 11:23:17 -0000

> The prohibition against ambushing can also, IMO, be over-stated. I
> see a problem with a Humakti walking up behind someone, drawing
> sword, and chopping their head off, so long as they don't *sneak*
up and
> attack them. The chances are the target will hear him and react,
but if
> they don't, that's their problem.

Indeed. If for instance a Humakti is up against a superior force of undead what is he going to do. Risk losing and letting the undead survive by acting 'honourably' and confronting them head on or ambush them.

Also Humakt is the God of Death not wounding, so I have no problem with finishing off the enemy if required.

My take on honour is kind of like the Arthurian idea. Honour is sticking to your personal rule set and the society meta rules. The Black Knight is just as honourable as the White Knight, even though the White Knight may dissagree on some of the finer details.


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