A chaotic neutral character is an individualist, resents restrictions, and challenges tradition. He does not intentionally promote anarchy, however, as that would require he be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make others suffer). A bard who wanders the land living by his wits is chaotic neutral. Chaotic neutral represents freedom both from society's restrictions and from a do-gooder's zeal, though a character of this alignment is not totally random in his actions. He is not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it.
This alignment is seen by some to be the most unpredictable, as it lacks the motivation to pursue good or evil, and at the same time rejects rules and traditions, leaving no particular impetus for any course of action (chaos). Alternatively, instead of lacking motivation, a chaotic neutral character may attempt to keep the forces of good and evil in balance, not wanting to be ostracized should good become too powerful, yet not wanting to be subject to the unchecked forces of evil. In any event, the character tends to follow his whims.
The extreme of the chaotic neutral alignment is represented in Neverwinter Nights as a rating of "0" in law-chaos and "50" in good-evil. The alignment title is "free spirit". The outsiders who represent this alignment are the slaadi.
Guidelines[edit | edit source]
- Tends to let others fend for themselves (looks out for "number one")
- Values freedom.
- Is not bound by promises made.
- Rejects authority.
- Is loyal only to oneself. ("ME, myself, and I")