I had been led to believe that if you tried to retreat before interacting with the beasties, you would always manage it, but Talis has been killed twice now, and attacked several times when entering an area, and immediatly fleeing.
Is this a, a bug,
b, a new thing,
or c, the curse of curiosity in exploring places he knows he can't fight?
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process
he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss,
the abyss also looks into you.
--Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil