[Ansteorra] Rita update

medicfem at aol.com medicfem at aol.com
Sat Sep 24 20:37:55 PDT 2005

 Ah, Hum....
Would Chirurgeons have to be swift-water rescue divers?
Concerned about finding new instructors,
Lady Caley of Lancashire
DKC - Training
-----Original Message-----
From: davidjhughes.tx at netzero.net <davidjhughes.tx at netzero.net>
To: ansteorra at ansteorra.org
Sent: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 17:09:02 GMT
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Rita update

Stefan li Rous wrote:

> On Sep 22, 2005, at 5:39 PM, Baronman at aol.com wrote:
>> I may have to scuba dive for my armor in order to fight or change  my persona
>> to begger.
>> Bors
> Hey, there you go! A new tournament style. Underwater armored combat.  A mix 
of the medieval and modern world! Compared to regular scuba  diving, you 
wouldn't need a weight belt. Sure would change some SCA  fighting styles, 
though. That extra water resistance would sure slow  things down. Might give a 
big advantage to spears over swords or even  maces.

Short thrusting spears, or thrusting swords like the gladius iberius would be my 
recommendation, longer weapons would suffer a real penalty in lateral or rotary 

> And no three or four hour courts, since your air wouldn't last that  long!

With tanks, sure, but some of the new rebreather setups have impressive 

David Gallowglass

> :-)
> Stefan
> --------
> THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
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