What was Vaal's wish again? I seem to recall it being immortality for the ChaosWeavers or something like that, but I don't quite recall.
An interesting parallel to the whole Edelia classing all who use SoulWeaving in battle as ChaosWeavers is the Dresden Files. *Spoilers* Within that series, one of the Seven Laws of Magic is "Though Shalt Not Kill Through Magic", a crime that apparently corrupts your soul, and is punishable by immediate execution via enchanted sword. The only on excused from this rule is the Blackstaff, who uses a magical artefact of the same name to escape the damage to the soul, in exchange for damaging his body. However, the main character, Harry Dresden, made the argument that when he used magic to kill his master, Justin DuMonde, his master was attempting to use magic to enslave him, resulting in Dresden getting off the death sentence, but being placed under the Doom of Damocles - if he ever had another offence, he would be executed. The Headmaster's SpiritLooms, which, when worn by Tomix, are noticeably different to those used by the majority of SoulWeavers, and may have been specially designed for combat - in relation to the headmaster's exception of the 'no SoulWeaving combat' rule. It is possible that Tomix, and by extension the player, or any other SoulWeaver who uses their abilities in combat, could argue for extenuating circumstances and self-defence, possibly with similar rules or penalties as with the Dresden Files. Tomix was excused from his crimes in exchange for hunting down the Corrupted Elemental Spirits, after all.
Oh, and all the item descriptions for the SoulWeaver weapons available in Niklos' shop in Book 1&2 Pellow Village says that they are 'a weapon crafted by a special sect of SoulWeavers'. So that does suggest that there are some exceptions to the rules, especially as Niklos states that he is there to 'supply those Soulweavers who come to explore Pellow Village', which, when combined with their appearance, suggests that they aren't SoulForged weapons. Because, as best I can tell, the only real ways in which SoulWeaving can be used in combat is either the creation of weapons out Soul Threads, or the manipulation of the opponent's soul, or of the users. So surely a sect of SoulWeavers dedicated to creating weapons would have to be exempt from the rules, much as the Headmaster of Edelia is.
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