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Re: MR-Disc: What A Knight Requires
Poster: "Sharon Henderson" <email@example.com>
> The emperor then urged Breunis Saunce Pite' to ask what a man of
> arms needs, to which the king replied:
> "The first and principal thing a knight requires is to support the
> weight of his armor; the second is to practice arms constantly; the
> third is to withstand hunger; the fourth is to be able to sleep badly
> and live uncomfortably; the fifth is to fearlessly risk his life
> for justice and the common good, thus saving his soul as though he
> had been pious and chaste all his life; the sixth is not to fear the
> sight of blood; the seventh is to skillfully defend himself and slay
> his enemies; and the eighth is to be ashamed of craven flight."
> * Why isn't horsemanship on this list?
> * Should anything be added for a KSCA? Like a truck or van?
> * Should anything be deleted for the Current Middle Ages? For
> instance, does the "saving his soul" part violate General Order Six
> from the BoD?
> -- Alfredo
Perhaps the horse can be implied in the comment about supporting the
weight of his armor?
:-) for a KSCA, one might wish to add "a lady fair/handsome lord who is
willing to wash his/her gambeson from time to time, hug him/her while sweaty,
and make favors for him/her to wear into battle.... much less to inspire him/
her to deeds of martial fervor.... :-)
I don't think the saving his soul part violates G.O VI; after all,
since all religions have at least _something_ about the health of one's soul,
there's almost no way one could offend any of them by being so concerned.
My 2 pfennigs,
Meli ferch Iasper
Not At Pennsic (NAP) tm.
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