[Ansteorra] A few things GW rapier fighters might want to know...

bsmall at suddenlink.net bsmall at suddenlink.net
Tue Mar 6 10:38:46 PST 2007

---- Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace <sirlyonel at hotmail.com> wrote: 
> Salut cozyns,
> Restriction? I'm confused. Beyond the vagueness of "get plenty of practice" 
> and the impossibility of enforcing such a rule, how can you justify this as 
> a restriction? I realize that you can argue that a swordsman with a new, 
> longer rapier might be prone to overthrust. I can see that such a 
> possibility warrants a warning to the less experienced swordsman. I don't 
> see that this possibility warrants a universal "shall not use" restriction.
> En Lyonel
> _________________________________
> Impedimentum via est
> (The obstacle is the path)

Actually, as the person that put the "restriction" into play last year, let me explain.  It's not verboten, per se, to go out, pick up a longer weapon you have no familiarity with, turn right around and use it in the melees.  However, should something happen, and the marshallate discovers this fact, you will, most likely, be facing much more than a simple warning.

Think of it as a suggested self-imposed restriction.  Should a fighter decide to risk it, the fighter now knows that there are serious consequences.  The best policy is to simply not do it.


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