Remember that death in a fantasy world is different to death in the real world (for all I know). With the whole souls thing and gods existing, I imagine there are lots of niches that involve a life (and, especially, death) not worse than one in a neutral or good civ. At the very least, life would be very, very interesting . Balseraphs sound very interesting in that they aren't evil due to any evil agenda, but due to their chaos, unpredictability, and lack of morals. The civilopedia entry of Garrim Gyr (?) is a prime example of this. Besides, the insanity would be centered around Perpentach and Keelyn, so I suppose as long as one wouldn't draw their attention (or engage in power struggles with the "normal" leaders), one would be fine. And as has already been said, there would be real entertainment, from the normal to the insane, but entertaining in any case. I figure the Balseraphs would follow OO, so as a priest of that religion, one would be kind of fine, too. One's own insanity would blend in well with the insanity of the civ . Calabim society sounds nice with becoming a vampire, but if that's impossible/not certain, this is probably the last choice. If it isn't, I guess this (or life in a Sidar civilization) would be far better choices for those who want nothing to do with the gods than the Grigori (after all, when you die, they kind of get you back, don't they?). Sheaim with the AV sound great, too. You get incomparable magical power and ancient forbidden knowledge, trying to bring about the world's end (which might involve your death, but not necessarily your end, although I'm not sure what the possible outcomes of a successful Armageddon in respect to one's soul are). This society would probably be among the easiest to rise up in power, too, seeing how their magical secrets are shared openly. Then again, power always has a cost...but not having power would be much more costly in a society that sacrifices the weak. Svartalfar society sounds rather humane to its own citizens, as has been said previously, and I figure being a priest (of CoE or FoL) or a druid might give a male the best chances to survive in a female-dominated society of backstabbers. Or simply leading a normal life without being in a position of power.