A question on War
n.b-reid at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Jul 18 06:58:44 PDT 1995
><mordraut at moritu.com (Mordraut Freyulf)>
>> Because they are fun? I enjoy fighting in war far more than I do in
>>tournament, as most people who know me can tell you.
>Ok, so they're fun for you. I can accept this with no problem. It may
>just be that as a Scholar I have little use for wars, other than as a topic
>for later study.
>I suppose what concerns me is that I can't afford to go to ONE
>war, let alone any of the others.
>We are involved in the Gulf Wars. We've got contingents that go to Pennsic,
>Estrella, and Lillies. Now rumor (probably baseless, but it's what brought
>the question to mind) has it that we are now looking to go to war with the
>Outlands, Calontir, and/or Meridies.
>Am I the only one who thinks that this is a bit extreme?
>In any case, what good are they? Ok, now from the non-heavy weapons
Uh... they get your heavy weapons fighter out of the house for a long
weekend so you can clean those disgusting areas where he plants himself if
there aren't any wars? No, seriously, the wars give fighters a chance to
use what I would think are more *period* fighting skills (the way we fight
the *majority* of tournaments is not period at all, being we don't start on
horseback). Wars give the fighters a chance to experience cameraderie and
teamwork, that kind of all for one thing that tournaments do not engender.
Having many wars is no different than having many events: you choose the
ones you can go to and leave the rest behind. And, having fought a couple
of times in melees, they are fun, if somewhat scary. Now I fence and I
have no problem with Conor going off to war, although this year we couldn't
afford Gulf Wars, can't go to Pennsic--gawd, when am I gonna clean the
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