Kreistor wrote:GaryThunder wrote:then he knows that they're so Lawful
How is "creating a super-powerful spell secretly so that no one in the MK knows about it to complain" Lawful?
How is "moving into the Portal Park to defend someone taht is banned from the MK" Lawful?
How is "capturing and holding, perhaps forever, a Warlord that is unaware that he is supposed to be serving them that isnt' serving them" Lawful?
And how on Erf do you draw any such conclusions about them? We've seen very little of them, and nowhere near enough to decide that they're Law-mongers. Frankly, very little that they have done is conventional. Even Isaac's playground is an attempt to advance knowledge of the universe, which is very much the antithesis of the status quo that Lawful types prefer. Change is Chaos.
Lawful doesn't just mean "the actual law as actually written down," Lawful can mean "adhering strictly to a particular code of conduct." And hopeful semi-omniscients like the Great Minds wouldn't violate MK convention by being the first to strike. Popping your head through an enemy city portal (that you practically own anyway) is hexes away from making an unprovoked first strike on a caster belonging to a side, from a neutral MK caster...They literally cannot afford to hit Jack. They're so hot on not bringing the war there, they are never ever going to be the first ones to attack. Resisting Parson's charge, they could justifiably claim self-defense, but smacking Jack for not even technically breaking the convention? Not a chance, not a chance.
People who aspire to omniscience almost always tend towards Law, I've found, because it helps unify the image of them as following some Grand Plan that all the Mere Mortals couldn't Possibly Understand. And the real thrust of my argument is that they are not the sort that would just haul off and shatter MK convention by attacking a non-neutral caster in the Magic Kingdom, which, really, do they look that sort?