Who should fight (was)Re: Ducal perogative
elyh at wcc.net
Thu Feb 20 09:59:24 PST 1997
I know absolutely nothing about heavy fighting whatsoever. Except how
to help my friends into their armor. But, it is my gut feeling that
anyone who is able to fight, should fight in Crown tourney. If you
know you can't--for whatever reason--fulfill the duties of the king,
then by all means, bow out after a few rounds. But the king is king
by right of arms. What better way to impress this on the fighting
populace than to beat the holy living crud out of as many of them as
possible? Conversely, it gives the fighters a chance to give the
knights a run for it, and it gives them the assurance that the person
who wins won because of skill, and not because Sir So-and-So got a new
job and can't spare the time to be king and thus couldn't challenge.
The king, I like to think, is not the best of the fighters who have
the free time, but the best. Period.
Just my opinion.
Madame Ghislaine Fontaneau
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