Alter Aeon FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
FAQ 5.2 - What happens when I flee?
When you flee, your character runs away from something (usually a fight.)
There is no penalty for fleeing, and it can often save your life to run
away from something that isn't smart enough to follow you.
Flee early, flee often! It will help you stay alive.
A good rule of thumb is to consider fleeing when you drop below one third
or one quarter of your total hitpoints. (For blind players, watch out
when you get to 'pretty hurt'.)
If you drop much lower than that, your character may try to automatically
flee. The automatic flee works all the time and may save your life if
your network connection breaks in the middle of a fight.
(You can turn off automatic flee with the 'wimp' command.)