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    Default Re: The literary merits of Alien Intelligence

    Quote Originally Posted by Amphiox View Post
    The phrase "a millimeter south of neutral" can be interpreted to mean a millimeter south of the minimum that defines the neutral band. It does not have to mean a millimeter south of the middle between good and evil.

    It doesn't matter how broad the band of Neutrality is.

    So if it is a 0-100 scale, and 33-66 is Neutral, than the spell pings "a millimeter south of Neutral" at anything less than 33.
    And that point is the "Event Horizon" - the point at which you have done enough damage to someone else or society as a whole that at least someone, somewhere is fully justified in killing you for it. More than likely, multiple someones justified in doing such.
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