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Re: Principalities and sizes of crowns

Poster: Thomas Hudson <hudson@cs.unc.edu>

Anarra ("Terry L. Neill" <Neilltl@ptsc.slg.eds.com>) wrote:

> I think whatever it is that's creating the problem (yes, I do think it's a
> problem) of <30 fighters in a Crown, in a kingdom with as many fighters as we
> have, should be dealt with first.
> I've no idea why Crowns are so small here.  I've heard things ranging from
> "Too Expensive" to "Not enough Time" to "Only the Really Good fighters
> should enter" to "Weebling".

Exempli gratia:

  Once, long ago, a honored local fighter decided to try for crown.
Something on the order of six months in advance, a special fighter
practice was set up for him, pulling many of the most dedicated fighters
of the region for three+ hours per week, with the sole purpose of training
this particular fighter for crown.  Fighting was reportedly very intense,
although I was never present.  The whole thing ended more than a month
before crown, when the star fighter was injured badly enough that he
could not fight.

  I suspect that this nonchalantly accepted standard of six months of
intense preparation -- this is not the only night that the gentle had a
very-high-caliber or by-invitation fight practice -- for somebody who was
*already acclaimed as one of the upper tier of fighters in the kingdom*,
is another barrier.

Giovan Donato Falconieri
Kappellenberg, Windmasters' Hill, Atlantia:  OCFA - LFET
// hudson@cs.unc.edu

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