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Iskar
Peasant turned Lord
Iskar

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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySat Sep 29, 2012 6:34 am

What kind of fencing? I only learned floret fencing.

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Sir Haegon
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Sir Haegon

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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySat Sep 29, 2012 6:39 am

Iskar wrote:
What kind of fencing? I only learned floret fencing.

University only wrote 'fencing', but I believe it is Epee or floret. (pretty sure actually, looked up the site again)
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Saeros
Voice of the Nobility
Saeros

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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySat Sep 29, 2012 6:51 am

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I remember many of you have done it (or still do), any tips so I won't fail terribly?
Fight as if your life depended on it.

And practice with your umbrella.
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Iskar
Peasant turned Lord
Iskar

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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySat Sep 29, 2012 7:03 am

It's actually a lot about technique. You have to learn the basic positions of the weapon and be really fast about switching between them.

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Marcus the Shadow Fighter
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Marcus the Shadow Fighter

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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySat Sep 29, 2012 7:17 am

It's more like dancing and flowing from stance to stance than leaping about.

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Iskar
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Iskar

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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySat Sep 29, 2012 7:54 am

Depends. In floret fencing you can only move backwards and forward, not sideways, so you need to parry blows/stabs all the time and at the same time try to place a hit yourself.

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Tubby McChubbles
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySat Sep 29, 2012 7:54 am

Two things, footwork and wristwork. Fencing is all about learning what reactions you can provoke from people.
It's generally better to be out of the way of a thrust, rather than block it, even though parry-riposte gains more points, because if they go around you, you are left open. Don't use your arm to parry, use your wrist, supported by your arm's strength. It's fast, and if you get the technique down, just strong enough to get their sword out of the way enough to strike. You don't really want to smash their sword out the way, because you can't recover and take advantage of it.

That said, I was rubbish, but my friend who taught me fought for team GB. (non-olympic, or he wouldn't be my friend Very Happy)

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"Manny! Manny to the rescue!"
-The war cry of Baron Walter de Masny

Project X-Ray: A US army project to strap incendiary bombs to bats and release them over Japan. The plan was abandoned after the bats escaped and destroyed a hangar and a general's car in New Mexico.


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Sir Haegon
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySat Sep 29, 2012 7:57 am

cool, I'll remember that Wink
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DrSane
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySat Sep 29, 2012 12:28 pm

Are you sure you wouldnt prefer to learn gaesatae fencing? All you need to do his inject 2 kilos of ice into your viens then strip down naked and run at your opponent screaming and thrashing. The celts had it right.
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Sir Aranor
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySat Sep 29, 2012 1:16 pm

DrSane wrote:
Are you sure you wouldnt prefer to learn gaesatae fencing? All you need to do his inject 2 kilos of ice into your viens then strip down naked and run at your opponent screaming and thrashing. The celts had it right.

Merzinas! Stop revealing our order secrets!


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DrSane
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySat Sep 29, 2012 1:35 pm

Sir Aranor wrote:
Merzinas! Stop revealing our order secrets!

Blaze has taught us much

where do you think he got his name from Wink
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DrSane
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySun Sep 30, 2012 2:49 pm

Double post, I've got my HSC tests in the next few weeks, dont suppose any of you have any blindingly brilliant interpretations of BladeRunner, Frankenstein, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Oedipus Tyrannus?
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Isabel Tenorio
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Isabel Tenorio

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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySun Sep 30, 2012 2:52 pm

In the words of my old mythology professor, responding to why Oedipus wouldn't just not get married: A life is a long time to go without killing or marrying anyone.


Blindingly brilliant or not, I remember that lecture. tongue
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Saeros
Voice of the Nobility
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptySun Sep 30, 2012 10:07 pm

You can impress by questioning the mythology: "which Oedipus? Sophocles' or Euripides'?"

There are different versions for every myth. For example: in one version Jocasta killed herself; in another, she was killed by a mob. This happens with other myths as well.

We often forget that myths are not ideas eternally floating around, but are only found in people's writings. Naturally, different people write different things.
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Zekic Thunion of Laria
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Zekic Thunion of Laria

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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptyMon Oct 01, 2012 5:29 am

Always wondered, Knights of Ebony Gountlet can't have income or something like that(to lazy to look exact wording) to what extent it goes? I mean i hardly believe i can't have pocket money with me to buy a drink in tavern for example.
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Isabel Tenorio
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Isabel Tenorio

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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptyMon Oct 01, 2012 5:33 am

So far personal wealth has been entirely up to the individual players. I don't think we've had much in the way of purchasing equipment or anything yet. Having a drink or paying for a meal is perfectly fine, unless there is some conflict with that. Some orders have vows of poverty for instance, which is a hard limit on their money, but they probably still have some pocket change for small things like that.
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Zekic Thunion of Laria
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptyMon Oct 01, 2012 5:37 am

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vows of poverty
^This is the exact wording ^^

Thank you.
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Isabel Tenorio
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Isabel Tenorio

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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptyMon Oct 01, 2012 5:37 am

I don't know if the Gauntlet has such a vow. If so, Tubby is the one to answer how much money Zekic would have access to.
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Tubby McChubbles
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptyMon Oct 01, 2012 6:10 am

Your incomes are signed over to the order, as is any inheritance you might have. You can still leave an amount of money to others instead of the order, but I doubt there are that many members with family.

You get your wage, which supports you, and doesn't depend on rank, so you would have "pocket change", but you aren't like one of the other knights who is still a noble or something.

Considering all of that, the signing over of knights' wealth should have an effect on our metagame.

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"As the plague hit Paris and killed thousands, in England the king held a series of splendid tournaments. In mid-February he was jousting at Reading, then later that month at Bury St Edmunds, where he appeared dressed in a huge bird costume."

"Manny! Manny to the rescue!"
-The war cry of Baron Walter de Masny

Project X-Ray: A US army project to strap incendiary bombs to bats and release them over Japan. The plan was abandoned after the bats escaped and destroyed a hangar and a general's car in New Mexico.


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Isabel Tenorio
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Isabel Tenorio

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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptyMon Oct 01, 2012 6:16 am

That's an interesting idea.

On one hand, it's a nice bit of income, but it probably turns away some potential recruits as well. I would expect that most of those men of means would give their wealth to their family or some other heir before joining the Order, though. Likely that is very linked to how strong/appealing the ideology is.
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Tubby McChubbles
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptyMon Oct 01, 2012 6:22 am

The order was very ideological in the game, and I think that it still would be, as there are obviously still problems.

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"As the plague hit Paris and killed thousands, in England the king held a series of splendid tournaments. In mid-February he was jousting at Reading, then later that month at Bury St Edmunds, where he appeared dressed in a huge bird costume."

"Manny! Manny to the rescue!"
-The war cry of Baron Walter de Masny

Project X-Ray: A US army project to strap incendiary bombs to bats and release them over Japan. The plan was abandoned after the bats escaped and destroyed a hangar and a general's car in New Mexico.


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Isabel Tenorio
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Isabel Tenorio

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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptyMon Oct 01, 2012 6:26 am

If the ideology is strong, it then has to be appealing. Given that xenophobia is a fairly constant theme throughout RL history, I imagine a dislike of the Noldor is quite common. A good social mobilization strategy should help the Gauntlets out in that regard, I would think.
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Hetzau
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptyMon Oct 01, 2012 6:33 am

Deport the Noldor. They're after our jerbs.
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Isabel Tenorio
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptyMon Oct 01, 2012 6:34 am

It's those pointy ears! You just know they're up to no good!
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Mordred
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PostSubject: Re: Just talking   Just talking - Page 12 EmptyMon Oct 01, 2012 9:05 am

-0.1 with the Nobles, +0.1 with the Merchants (to account for members giving up funds to the order). Could work, need to see precisely how this fits into the new system.
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