[Elfsea] The Future of Elfsea Defender

Todd Marsh Llywelyn at ATTBI.com
Sat Oct 26 11:29:31 PDT 2002

I agree with Medb.  I think that the Swiss 5 is the best tradition of Elfsea
Defender.  Challenging fighters to be "schooled in all weapons" is a good
thing.  Our defender must be a true master, not just a shieldman.

The reverse OP challenge is my second favorite tradition.  We should play
this up to give new fighters a chance to shine.

I also agree that Spring Faire is a great place for a Pas d'Arme or other
type of judged tournament.  At Defender we are looking for the best fighter.
At Spring Faire the goal is to have the most fun.

fighter, Baron (ret.)

-----Original Message-----

Medb Liath here,,,and like Arabella, I have opinions.

> 3) Would you be willing to see how we choose our Defenders change? (i.e.
> Retire the Reverse OP challenge/Swiss 5 format)
No change in the format.  There need to be a few traditions, things that
you can count on.  Every new fighter needs to be able to walk to the front
of that line and gain word fame.

Every fighter deserves five fights.  All of those rhino-hiding stick jocks
out there who are sword and board sharks have to pick up a weapon that they
are not necessarily that especially good at.  Kind of evens out the playing
field a bit and keeps fighters in the game longer.  It also allows for
expertise in other areas to develop.


If we want to have a Pas, then let's have a Pas, but not at Defender.
Springfaire is a great time and event for a Pas and we could make a
really really big deal of it.

medb liath

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