Just had to splash "Flint", a lvl 16 former pirate. Attacked me in Far Point. Gave him every chance to disengage. Kept coming. Sigh. Gave him 3 circles without firing a shot. He waited until I was in among the snails before pouncing. That right there annoyed me more than anything. Even gave him two disengagements when he got armored. Oh well. You can't fix stupid, I guess.