I'm new to factions, and only sort of new to UO PvP. "Back in the day" before Trammel I was active in PvP. When Trammel was introduced I stopped playing UO for a while and just returned a couple years ago and have mostly PvM'd except for some disappointing moongate PvP (and some occasional good dungeon fights), so I know PvP has changed dramatically since I used to play way back when. During my leave from UO I did regularly play and PvP on PRS's but those were unique rule-sets that don't transfer well to production shards. So anyway, I decided to join in Factions and have been having a blast. I get my butt kicked most of the time but it's still fun. I have some questions. 1) I was attacked the other day by an opposing faction. I ran like a little girl because I was alone and clearly outmatched. I was hit a few times before I got a lead and was able to gain some distance. Oddly enough... I was able to Sacred Journey soon after that. Why was I not hit with the whole "in the heat of battle" thing and prevented from traveling? (Or am I just confusing production shards with PRS's I've played where you can't recall while in the heat of battle?) This is new to me. Normally I don't even attempt to instant travel. This time, I hit my macro by mistake and was surprised that it worked. 2) What is the max silver you can get from opposing faction monsters and players? I know what I've been getting but I don't know what the current tithe is, or how to check it. 3) I was under the impression that kill points come only from killing players. I've only killed a small handful of opposing faction players but I've farmed a lot of opposing faction monsters. I'm already rank 7 or 8. How is that? Am I somehow getting kill points from monsters? That doesn't seem right, although I'm not complaining about being able to buy rank 7 faction artifacts (even if I do already have the non-faction versions.) Is this one of the faction bugs complained about? 4) Can a faction crafter repair faction artifacts, or is the only way to repair faction artifacts by using Powder of Perseverance? If the only way of repairing faction artifacts is by using Powder of Perseverance, it seems more efficient to not even bother repairing rank 1 artifacts more than once or twice before simply replacing them entirely. If faction artifacts can only be repaired 5 times, it seems I should keep 2 different suits? My Fel suit and my Tram suit... so I don't waste my Fel suit on PvM. 5) Currently I'm not guilded and mostly go it solo. If I decide to join a guild of a different faction, and leave my current faction can I still use faction artifacts previously acquired while in the other faction after I wait the (3 days?) and join the new faction? Thanks!