I'm still going around for the first time with a PC who's a technologist Dwarf presently at level 26 whose alignment is 53 and tech aptitude had reached 100%, but I've brought it back to 78 or so. My followers are still just Virgil and Sogg. I'm doing manual leveling and have managed to get myself into three situations I'd appreciate help getting out of. 1) The magick shop keepers have stopped being willing to barter with (or otherwise constructively converse) me, which seems like a potentially severe restriction on the items I can acquire and limits the price I can get for acquired magical items. Since then, I've put a point each into fire magick (since the dexterity boost should help my throwing and firearms), charisma, and persuasion as well as one into beauty to overcome a scar I didn't realize I hadn't healed promptly. What will I need to do to make the shop keeper's response at least good enough to let me barter? 2) Somewhere along the way Virgil's response went from courteous to neutral and I didn't notice so I don't want to back up that far. I expect it was around my visit to the Ancient Temple where all I tried to do was slaughter bad guys. It took several tries to leave without Virgil turning on me. The same happened in the Black Mountain Mines, but sometimes it was Sogg who turned. I presume we're running into mind control spells or traps. I've since bumped my willpower up to 10 (or is it 11?) which was probably a waste since I wasn't the one being effected. Are there good ways to salvage the situation after a follower attacks me? I've tried running, but perhaps not for long enough. With a tech aptitude of 100% at the time I wasn't carrying a dispel magick scroll. Would one of those do the trick? Is getting my charisma up to 20 the only sure long term solution? 3) I got into a seemingly unavoidable (once I initiated conversation) bar fight in Ashbury, got interrupted by a guard and killed him and another outside. Since no reputation was entered into my book and we could pass guards later that same trip through town, I thought everything was OK and went on. Upon leaving town and returning we get attacked on sight by some villagers and guards. I was able to ship out, but had other things I thought to do in town later. Will I always have to sneak around avoiding guards, or is there some better resolution? Thanks!