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Re: [Authentic_SCA] War and Tournaments

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  • caoilte
    ... Besides, If you lost an arm or a leg, your life is about to be measured in very short minutes unless someone gets a tounaquite on quick. Most sword
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 31, 2001
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      "J. Badgley" wrote:

      > On Sat, 31 Mar 2001, wally meeker wrote:
      >
      > > What would you do about those fighters who are
      > > confined to a wheel chair to fight. We have at least
      > > one in Calontir who is a Fyrdman (AoA level Martial
      > > arts award here) The Chivalrous fighters here go down
      > > on a knee to engage him. So what would you do here?
      >
      > This is a different case entirely. I would, to play the game, be willing
      > to go down on my knees to fight if he wished.
      >
      > This is one of the ways in which our modern society does not reflect
      > mediaeval reality, as far as I've seen. Would people who are now in
      > wheelchairs have been fighting in tournaments in the Middle Ages?
      >
      > Nonetheless, I believe that going down and fighting from the knees or
      > fighting with the one arm behind your back because it was lost is a silly
      > rule. This is something different: this is someone with a handicap to
      > begin with. My main aversion to the former is that someone in such pain
      > as to make their limb useless would hardly be in a condition to keep
      > fighting. This latter is a case of someone who is not dealing with that.
      >
      > And, I hate to say it, but mediaeval tournaments were _not_ equal
      > oppurtunity events.
      >
      > -Ii

      Besides, If you lost an arm or a leg, your life is about to be measured in
      very short minutes unless someone gets a tounaquite on quick. Most sword
      strikes to the extremities would have ended a fight quickly. If it is a
      tournament instead of a battle, wouldn't yielding be apropriate?

      Caoilte
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