I did, my first character was Female City Elf. Was this the stuff from the Origin? I don't remember anyone mentioning purging anything, and I killed the dude who raped my cousin. I don't remember them saying they were going to purge anything though.
I did own up to killing the bastard though. Maybe that's why.
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