[Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge
james at crouchet.com
Tue Jan 30 22:32:21 PST 2007
Remember, we were talking about RAPIER marshal staves here. Let me point
out that I can -- and DO -- use a hardwood stick for parrying on the
rapier field. So, it is legal to fight with it but not to marshal with
it. Seems kinda pointless huh?
Beside, I already know the REAL reason for this rule...it provides the
armored fighters with a ready source of free rattan. ;-)
Michael Silverhands wrote:
> Suppose you are on the field, marshalling with a nice oaken staff.
> Suppose a combatant stumbles and falls against you, and the staff
> breaks. Suppose what happens next when the combatant lands on the
> nice, fresh, sharp, oaken stakes.
> That's why marshalling staves (and banner poles and anything else
> that ends up in a "live" combat area) are required to be made of the
> same material as our weapons. :-)
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