The Mark of Tyranny
Writing Exercise Question: What makes one evil?
Adran: Taking without recompense. The very definition of defilers.
Aleyn: To waste your pitiful life away, accomplishing nothing.
Archon: You do realize who you are speaking to?
Aristes: Hurtin’ those weaker than ya. Pretty simple.
Azad: Hmm… causing pain and suffering with no gain on your end?
Betresh-Lal: I’d rather not answer that. You wouldn’t like what I said.
Cha’ka: To betray one’s clutch.
Davion: Evil is ignoring the greater good. A terrible act can be forgiven, if it aids society as a whole.
Dragonborn Arena Master: It’s a… difficult thing to define. Murder of innocents definitely places you in that category though.
Elthea: In Nibenay, worshipping false gods, stepping out of the accepted social order, and showing defiance to the law were what marked a person as evil. Not illegal activity, or at least, not just that, but displaying dissatisfaction with the rules.
Haneth Tsalaxa: Leave. Now.
Harzen Scorchedskull: Does butchering looters make me evil? Probably. Doesn’t mean I’m going to stop, I’m finding out so much!
Moiraine: To harm others without cause. To dominate the wills of others, to take their freedom. To allow others to commit such actions without resistance. All that evil requires to succeed is for the good to do nothing.
Mr. Bread: Circumstance. It’s easy to not steal or fight when you have what you need. But if stealing means you get to eat this week, then you better believe I’ll be an evil bastard over a dead saint.
Nihlus Vor: Hehehe… Oh! You’re serious! This is Athas, isn’t that enough?
Verin Mathwin: A silly toss of the dice. I have resisted doing evil numerous times just today, but one thing going wrong can hurl you into villainy.