The Law is a trait in Streets of Rogue. With it, all Cops are Aligned and Supercops are Friendly to the character. However, you lose XP when you commit crimes against an innocent person. This includes robbery, murder, and so on.
- People who are innocent aren't distinguished in any way. But, people who are not are marked with [Guilty].
- The actions that cause XP loss are:
- Kill (innocent): -40 xp. Kill any NPC that is not marked guilty.
- Indirect Kill (innocent): -30 xp. Have a party member kill any NPC that is not marked guilty.
- Arrest (innocent): -80 xp. Use Handcuffs on an NPC that is not marked guilty.
- Knockout (innocent): -40 xp. Use Chloroform Hankie on an NPC that is not marked guilty.
- Steal (innocent): -10 xp. Loot a Refrigerator or Chest owned by any NPC that is not marked guilty. Items owned by guilty NPCs are ok to loot. Having Promise I'll Return It! will prevent the XP loss.
- Pickpocket (innocent): -15 xp. Using Sticky Glove on any NPC. Guilty NPCs are NOT ok to pickpocket.
- Though you can lose XP, you cannot lose levels. So, you will be unable to lose XP once you hit the level threshold.