How to Play TriadCity
The TriadCity Players' Guide
Moral alignment and Conversion
Moral alignment is a key concept in TriadCity. Your characters can choose
to be Evil, Good, or Neutral, and this choice will impact the ways in which
they experience the world, the character
that are available to them, the
they're able to use, and many other things.
In TriadCity, all characters are born Neutral. While your actions will cause
you to drift from your initially perfect Neutral alignment, that drift isn't
enough by itself to cause you to become Evil or Good. You have to make a
deliberate choice to do that. This choice is called "Conversion",
and while it's one of the major life
experiences your character may choose to undergo, it's a simple
To Convert to Evil, you must be Neutral (not Good), and your alignment drift must
be exactly -1000. Go to the Temple of Night, and
yourself before Nuit. You'll be asked to perform some actions;
and if you agree, Evil you'll be.
To Convert to Good, you must be Neutral (not Evil), and your alignment drift
must be exactly +1000. Go the the Cathedral of Light, and
to Luz. A ritual will be enacted, you'll be asked to do some things; and if
you agree, Good you'll be.
Of course, you can usually change your mind about being Evil or Good, and
can Convert back to Neutral. Usually. To do this, your alignment drift must
be +1000 for Evil, or -1000 for Good. Go to the Temple of the Laughing God, and
to the Buddha. There'll be a short ritual, you'll be asked to do some things;
and if you agree, Neutral you'll be.
Keep an eye out on your alignment drift. Certain actions will cause you to
drift Evil very quickly. Violence, for instance. If you drift too far off
center your existence will become unbalanced; and this will have consequences
for you throughout the game world.
You should note there are not many simple ways to correct an unbalanced
alignment drift. In some MUD traditions you can simply sacrifice some
equipment and your drift will be corrected. In TriadCity, you usually
have to undertake specific actions; and they're not always easy to do.
So watch out for your soul.
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