I'd just like the thank you @Combatsmithen
Yes you could've read the rules, regardless, thank you for not committing a potential rule break and trying to better grasp the rules.
I think anyone new in this community should have that "wary of killing mentality", not because we need to ALWAYS follow rules, but because it furthers roleplay when you do not, and shows you're invested into the community.
So thank you wo/man, I think you'll fit in here nicely.
I believe the comments above have hopefully answered your question.