Quote Originally Posted by Frog Dragon View Post
Last time I looked XP was your aquired experience. A peasant has as much of life energy as a level 20 wizard. I agree it's tiring to do that stuff that's why I did new penalties.
If a peasant had as much life energy as a godlike wizard, he would be just as easy to kill. He isn't. Also, your XP represents the strength of your soul/personality/self/insert-your-term-here, which naturally gets stronger by overcoming great challenges (generally by adventuring). When you use powerful magic, some of yourself goes into it, so you lose XP.

It's all in how you think about it.