Tuf’s Fate

When I posed a request for story ideas for my NaNoWriMo effort, Tuf asked,

can i [Tuf] be a character that seems like he’s going to be important but then dies in the second chapter?

I figured why not? But now I come to the heart of Tuf’s request. It is time to decide Tuf’s fate. Should he meet his ultimate demise or should Tuf live on?

If you can give me three reasons to let Tuf live then I will do so. If not, I may just have to go with Tuf’s original request… I sure would miss him though.