The Question of Morality
Things have been busy here in Twilight. We were recently able to rescue a group of dwarves that had been taken hostage by a group of aberrations living in the hills near Twilight. There were some great battles and close calls, but the party and I prevailed. Which brings the point of this letter. If there is one question I ask myself more often than others, it is the question of morality and ethics. Specifically, where do I draw the line between cleansing and murder? There have been a few situations in which I found myself having to justify my acton of sparing an enemy's life to my party members. In fact, it nearly got my Bard friend killed during our last adventure. The last thing I want is a decision of mine to get another party member killed. Skafloc is brash and bold, but he is a good man and a good friend. Obviously, he made his own decision when he decided to pursue the enemy I had let flee from us. But I question my original decision still. Solarus preaches tolerance and mercy, both qualities I posses, but I do not know if I am showing too much mercy. I feel my soul is in conflict on this situation. Death to an enemy in combat or after being judged to a sentence of death I have no problem with, pronouncing death on an opponent who is helpless I do. I know my heart would have me serve justice upon these evil doers, because in Twilight there is no such courts or authority, save those who can be bought. Anduin, you are wiser in these matters than I, and I ask for guidance and insight from you and the Elders of House Shadowbane into my dilemma.
Solarus be with you my brother,
Knight of the Sword