[Ansteorra-rapier] A Challenge for the Known World

Darran Faulkner ingve at mindspring.com
Tue Jul 17 16:37:52 PDT 2001

I do declare, that sounds like some smack talkin there!!!

(Who would love to be there but other affairs will not allow.)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Purple, Academia Site Master" <purple at schoolofdefence.org>
To: <ansteorra-rapier at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 12:04 PM
Subject: [Ansteorra-rapier] A Challenge for the Known World

> Unto the Rapier Combatants of the Known World does The Honorable Lord
> Warder, Andrew Blackwood MacBaine the Purple, send greetings on this, the
> seventeenth day of July.
> Good my lords and ladies, pray attend!
> We have heard many tales and stories of the prowess of the Fencers of the
> Known World.  The names of Don Tivar, Don Dylan, Maestro Artimis, Baron
> Gwylym, and many, many others are well known, even to us in the MidRealm.
> But we have our own Fencers here in the MidRealm.  And the best of them
> enumerated in the Warders of the Company of the Bronze Ring.  And we
> wish to make it known that the Fencers of the MidRealm have tales to be
> about them as well.  If you have not heard about the deeds of Warder
> the skill of Warder Kristoff, the sheer audacity of Warder Vincent...
> Well, soon you will have.
> The Warders of the Bronze Ring offer this challenge to all the Rapier
> Combatants of the Known World, from every shire and canton, every
> principality and kingdom:
> Bring it on.
> We will be arrayed against you on Thursday, August 16th -- not 30 days
> today -- from 11 of the clock in the morn till 2 of the clock after the
> noon.  Bring your Dons, your Provosts, your Maestros, your Cadets.  We
> take them, extract all valuable liquids, minerals and nutrients from them,
> and cast back their lifeless, husklike bodies.  Oh, and we'll take their
> money, too.  :P
> And then the tales of the Company of the Bronze Ring will fly across the
> Known World, as fencer after fencer asks...
> "Who were those guys in the Bronze Scarves?"
> And I have a personal challenge for Don Thomas de Castellan:
> Thomas -- when last we met, you authorised me.  You were the master, and I
> was the student.
> You cannot defeat me.  I AM THE MASTER NOW!
> Don't forget -- right after the Youth Rapier Tournament and the Trimarian
> Fort Rapier Battle, from 11 am to 2 pm, in the Rapier List.
> (please forward this missive to all relevant lists, please)
> in service and in song,
> Andrew Blackwood MacBaine the Purple
> Warder, Company of the Bronze Ring
> Minstrel, Fencer, Bearward and Player (and INSTIGATOR) (from the ACTE of
> 1598)
> Web-Minion to the KRM -- http://www.midrealm.org/marshal/fencing/
> Welcome to the MidRealm.  Now please fill out these forms.
> "Passion is my sword, Goodness is my armour, Humour is my shield."  -
> Unknown epitaph
> "At any given moment life is completely senseless. But viewed over a
> it seems to reveal itself as an organism existing in time, having a
> tending in a certain direction." -Aldous Huxley
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