Surrender in Combat
Life is God’s gift and combat doesn’t always have to end in death! So when it’s clear that a combatant is beaten, he always has the option to surrender honourably, and the honourable response is to accept his surrender.
If someone yields to your mercy, it’s up to you to decide how to deal with them. You can simply let them go, or refuse to accept the surrender and finish the fight. Another option common in the Middle Ages is to accept your opponent’s surrender for a price – either money or equipment.
Surrendering to Guards
If a guard, catchpole or other figure of authority challenges you to surrender or to agree to a personal search, you can do so using But you’d better decide quick, because the guardians of the law have little patience in these troubled times and they won’t hesitate to use force if you don’t cooperate.