I think that a paladin would think “at least this order of dragon rule is better than no order at all. WWPDS What Would Patsy Do Sweetie? Shirt. He’s gonna be smart enough to know that charging around with a flaming sword of holiness isn’t going to be an effective solution in the long term since he would get killed in the short term without changing anything. I use this adage where it concerns heroism and paladins. “I’ll do the best I can, the best I can, as much as I can. Ultimately, being a force for good in the world necessitates some discernment. To survive you must have the humility to recognize your limitations, but the faith to surpass them when the occasion requires it. You aren’t a god, and you can’t shoulder the burdens of the entire world, or fight the entire world. You have to work to make the world a better place within the constraints of your own power, and the power invested in you by your god.
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So here’s the thing. WWPDS What Would Patsy Do Sweetie? Shirt. Everyone knows Paladins are Lawful Stupid. They charge headfirst into any circumstance, limiting first and asking questions later. We have a word for those type of paladins. Useful scapegoats. Yes, according to the paladin’s code (your god may vary, check appropriate sources please), you have to help those who are suffering. Slaves and that victim to a slave trade sure as hell count. But a paladin can also ally with an evil in extreme circumstances in order to stomp out a greater evil. Play the long game. Don’t bow to the dragon. Be up front and honorable. Stay in X location, make epic speeches about honor and nobility and this vile stuff shouldn’t stand, and make the dragon an offer; your services against a greater evil in exchange for releasing the slaves. Whether the dragon accepts or not doesn’t matter. Make the offer. Try to settle things diplomatically, without bloodshed. With honor. Meanwhile, your party rogue, completely without your knowledge, sneaks around and marks each slave trader.
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For the first: I’d say that I think so. WWPDS What Would Patsy Do Sweetie? Shirt. I think personal needs and desires have been the impetus behind many technological advancements in our own society (fancy cars, laptop computers, the modern cellphone, to name a few). I also think that the idea of technology as a measure of a society’s advancement is a flawed theory in and of itself. As for the second point: I think that it really isn’t that cut-and-dried. I don’t think that one can unilaterally say that Kirk did the right thing, but it would be equally problematic to state that he did the wrong thing. He was placed in a situation in which both action and inaction would have had dire consequences. If they do nothing, they have allowed the balance of power to be altered by an outside force (the Klingons) and possibly allowed one faction to be wiped out completely. But if they are the other side to try and maintain the balance, they risk escalating the conflict.
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Allow an entire faction to die. Picard — that’s an interesting one. WWPDS What Would Patsy Do Sweetie? Shirt. I feel like when it came down to it, Picard would have the same options Kirk would have. He may have a different set of skills, but that doesn’t change the options. I think for Picard we’d get a battle between rules and the emotional balance of the situation — I’d say he might have done something much like Kirk did (think “Pen Pals”, where he decides to bend the PD rather than willingly let a planet — and a small child — suffer). As to your question for the Neural people reaching our current level of technology without conflict, I would have to say yes, they would eventually. Throughout various episodes of Star Trek we’ve come across various species that refuse technology and advancements, but I don’t recall the Neural people ever stating they were against advancements. The action on the receiving end of the weapons from the Klingons sure didn’t seem to mind.