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    Another Broken Moral Dilemma (Nazrielle Spoilers)

    Finishing the Nazrielle's Greatest Creation quest chain left me with a sour taste in my mouth. As a Good character I try hard to maintain my Good alignment and always pick the right thing. Now I learn this guy has been deliberately ruining an innocent crafter's reputation out of revenge and even admits to trying to get her executed, and in the process has been selling cursed items to my barony's citizens. Yes, she's probably just as sinister as he is, but she's not actively hurting anybody. So what is up with the potential responses? The alignment tags associated with many of them don't make a whole lot of sense. Let's run down the list.

    If I choose to let him go, that's Chaotic Neutral. I can see this. CN has always been the 'IDGAF' alignment, and it also lines up with the faith of Calistria, Pathfinder's Goddess of Revenge.

    If I choose to accept his counteroffer that's Neutral Evil. I would rate it as Chaotic Evil since you're choosing to backstab the person you made a deal in good faith with to support her much more sinister and openly evil rival.

    If I choose to kill him, that's Chaotic Evil. Chaotic I can see, Evil not so much. The guy is, by all standards, fully deserving of it when you look at all the crimes he's committed and how completely unrepentant he is about it. I would almost consider this a Chaotic Good action.

    If I choose to throw him in jail for his crimes that's Lawful Evil? Why?! This is the one that makes me bang my head on the wall. What is Evil about locking up someone who has admitted to committing several major crimes, hurt dozens of innocent, unsuspecting people, and tried to use me as a proxy to get his rival executed? Yes the person he's trying to ruin is a psycho herself, but he has very definitely done several evil things and stopping him is very definitely a good thing. This is Lawful Neutral at worst and I don't think even a paladin would flinch at jailing him for his actions. Nazrielle is no saint but that doesn't even remotely excuse anything this guy did.

    So in the end I'm given a choice between a CN response and three Evil responses, leaving a Good character no way to not take an alignment ding, and some of the Evil responses don't even make any sense with the information I've been given because they're not really evil. I unflinchingly picked the Lawful Evil response (My first Evil action of the entire game) and will accept the strange alignment hit to do what is basically the right thing. Did I miss a check somewhere that would have given me another option? Is the plot not over yet? Where does the Evil come into play? I genuinely don't know.
    Last edited by BobTheBard; 10-05-2018 at 12:17 AM.

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