Deac: No, once a character is on the field they have to stay until the end of the battle. No Retreating.
BD: Compasionate character is Idun, and no it is not stupid for the Aesir to fight.
"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
Official Forum Expert on Norse Mythology
As Odin says in the Hovamal:
"Praise no day 'til evening; no wife 'til on her pyre; no sword 'til tested;
no maid 'til bedded; no ice 'til crossed;
no ale 'til drunk."