Yeah I decided I wasn't gonna savescum it anyway. Now that I know it's an actual roll, I feel a bit better about it. I was curious if it was part of a quest or played into some kind of event later. Just putting a thing in the videogame which would gank your character when interacted with seemed kind of thoughtless.
I really like the game though. If you took Skyrim, and you made it 2D, you'd basically have this game, which I think is pretty cool and pretty big praise for the game.