What does it mean to be neutral in a world ravaged by the eternal struggle of Law and Chaos against each other? While the followers of Law and Chaos might lead you to believe that neutrality is a mere lack of commitment to one of the great philosophies or another and that neutrals are against them by virtue of not being "with" them, the truth is much more complex. Neutrality, in truth, is actually the most wide-spread alignment in the world; often, this fact is due to the "moral apathy" that lawful and chaotic peoples accuse neutral ones of but nearly as often it is due to a dedication to nature, balance or self-determination.
Neutral As Undecided
Preservers of the BalanceAs Law and Chaos vie for supremacy, they ravage the world and leaving ruin and death in their wake. While those ethically committed to on side or the other claim this fact reflects the urgency of devotion to their side, that if Law or Chaos were to win the war, the entire world would be better off (if not the cosmos), there are many who understand that an end result on either side might be far worse than conflict. A balance of power, these philosophers posit, is far more desirable than the perfect, machine-like order of Law or the might-makes-right objectivism of Chaos; should either side attain primacy and victory over the other, the common man would be crushed beneath the weight of these cosmic forces. These philosophers actively work to support this balance, often playing devil's advocate for under-represented sides and willingly acting as a champion for either Law or Chaos, whichever side is on the decline at any given time.
The Uncaring Cosmos
One With NatureThough it may be orderly or wild, nature itself is neither lawful nor chaotic; similar to the cosmic forces mentioned above, nature cares only for the rise and fall of tides, the change of seasons and the life cycles of all things that grow. Nature has no goals, has no ends justifying its means, it has only method, for it is the process of vitality that drives all living things. Beyond such petty concerns as the self or civilization, nature merely is and will continue to be; so too are those who devote their lives to nature. For these devotees, neutrality is merely the path that life itself takes when no outside forces interfere with it; it is their responsibility to make sure that no forces are allowed such interference.
Champions of Freedom
|Sure, him, why not?|