I am a cowardly, sneaky thief I am..
For the sake of role-playing purposes, I plan to max out on Speech, Sneak and Illusion.
This is a smooth-talker character that likes to watch people bash each other's head out in a fight he himself kindled.
It's mostly fine against people that are always hostile, but what I wonder is, how do I make the little peaceful ones to attack me first, so that I can slay them without being penalized?
In short, is there such a thing as self-defence in the world of Skyrim?