Neutral is an alignment with multiple meanings, not all of which may apply to an individual character:

  • Alignment Default: Neutral is the default for those who have not taken a moral or ethical stance in any direction. This also includes non-sentient animals that have no capacity to choose and primarily follow their instincts.
  • Maintain the Balance: Neutral is the alignment for those who have choosen to enforce a 'natural balance' between all the other ethics. Those who have the 'natural balance' enforced upon them may feel differently about this.
  • Centered: Neutral is the alignment for those who seek a centered existance, with moderation in all things. Ascetics who take no side and instead seek spiritual perfection of the self are an excellent example of this.

The Nine Alignments

Lawful GoodNeutral GoodChaotic Good
Lawful NeutralNeutralChaotic Neutral
Lawful EvilNeutral EvilChaotic Evil