I haven't played here that long, but long enough to figure out the notoriety system seems a tad buggy. A few things I've noticed was as a thief, I can steal all day and maintain neutral karma. Also, provoking healers, at one time was possible, would result in a huge karma loss, as well as killing seekers of adventure and nobles especially, which would provide enough negative karma to drop to -5th karma level. If this is hard to comprehend, sorry. I'm tired. Anyways, what's your $.02?