Yes, I'm fully aware that's what the book says. It was implicitly built into my example. (The part about possible ways to handle the situation.) What is the point you're trying to make?Yes. That section basically says pause the game, discuss the situation and ask questions, come to a consensus about what's going on and decide how you want to resolve it mechanically together, resolve the situation, then restart the game from that point. There's no bog standard PvP, it's all customized and individualized to the situation. So, if we're going to have a meaningful dialogue about these two PCs squaring off, we will need to start by reaching consensus on how we should handle it.I agree your first proposed resolution method doesn't make sense, so let's not do it that way.