[Ansteorra] Calontir waterbearing
dragonetti at generich.com
Wed Jun 25 15:37:23 PDT 2008
They offered both. But I only saw the straws in gallon jugs being carried to
the fighters by the water-bearers. For squirt-top water, the fighters were
invited to trek over to the water bearers station (not terribly far), where
they were available.
> From: Hillary Greenslade
> > Though I was quite taken aback by the contact
> water-bearing, I surmise
> > that Calontir's culture of camaraderie and esprit de corps lends
> > itself to such a practice. I will definitely be going back,
> though I
> > will take steps to insure my own water. :-) Baron Armand Dragonetti
> My understanding is that Calontir is determined not to offer
> ONLY non-contact waterbearing, in deference to the fighters
> who have closed face helms and couldn't get the squirt-tops
> in to a mouth opening that didn't exist or was too small.
> They offer both choices, and I can understand that.
> The thought is that it's the fighters choice to use contact
> or non-contact, and the fighter knows the consequences of
> that choice. But, as a waterbearer, Calontiri are going to
> get the water into the fighter, whichever choice was made.
> So, they still offer contact waterbearing (with a plastic
> straw to slurp up the water though the face plate) AND non-contact.
> If at Lillies this year they only offered the one
> (non-contact), then that's wrong.
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