Surrender = lose talisman = game over?
I'm sure this has come up before (happened to others) but I tend not to risk surrendering, so hadn't hit this before... but a Bad Mutha left me no choice in an early-game encounter today. Imagine my horror when - after he accepted the shirt off my back - the Merga Wraith promptly spawned and killed me! I can only assume that was because my "surrender" gave the Bad Mutha my talisman?
If that was the case, shouldn't it be immune to "surrendering" the way it is left out of quick recipes? I don't mind losing everything else and I like the game trying to trick you into giving it up, but IMO it should be something you directly choose to remove or hand over, not something auto-surrendered in battle.