: So Alric beat the system?
: My respect for him just went up a few notches.
Yeah, that's the whole "wow" factor that the updated universe in M2 insinuates and GURPS makes poignantly clear: it wasn't the Light's turn to win! In TFL we thought it was a big deal because Alric had come up with a way to get rid of the Leveller forever, supposedly. But with the changed system (not the prerelease/early TFL one, but the M2/GURPS one), not only did Alric supposedly win majorly for the Light - he won when he wasn't even supposed to! He bested the reigning deitiy of the past few millenia at least, the most influential force on the face of the world.
Which is why those Mythworlders educated enough to realize this are really rather uneasy...