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I killed Robert from Meresti with Mister Sandman and didn't lose any karma. Because the rest of the Family were in another cell, none of them witnessed the murder. But when I entered the Family's main chamber area thingy, everybody was hostile. I escaped with only one casualty, Brianna, who stepped on a bunch of traps whilst chasing me out. I decided to check out Arefu, and everybody there was hostile too, including Alan. How did this happen? I thought towns only turn hostile when they witness you commit a crime. Telos 06:35, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

If you completed the Blood Ties quest the towns become aligned together in the agreement. If one goes hostile towards you, they both do. Knight Captain Ski (radio) 06:37, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

Fair enough, but that doesn't explain how everybody knew I killed Robert. We were alone and everything. Telos 07:19, June 11, 2010 (UTC)
That part I don't have an explanation for. Psychic vampire link? Knight Captain Ski (radio) 07:21, June 11, 2010 (UTC)
I tried waiting for three days for them to go non-hostile (actually two months, took the boat to Point Lookout and back), but everybody in Meresti and Arefu still wants my head on a plate. Will they permanently stay hostile to me? =( Telos 10:23, June 20, 2010 (UTC)