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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 12:20 PM
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Who gets choice of weapons in the Matthews-Miller Duel?
I believe that the rules of dueling stipulate that the person being challenged to a duel gets to choose the weapons. Someone correct me on that if I am wrong.

So Matthews should accept the challenge and for his choice of weapons -- how about logic?
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 12:23 PM
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1. You are correct.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 12:38 PM
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2. Here's a snip on dueling etiquette:
traditional duelling etiquette--

When a dispute arises between two clans, or two clan members, the way to heal their injured honour is through a duel. Duels are traditionally extended by a slap across the face with a glove or gauntlet and dropping it at their feet. By picking up the gauntlet or glove, you accept the duel. One must be warned that challenging someone of lower or higher rank than yourself is a social faux pas.

When the challenge is accepted, a Second is chosen. Your Second is usually a kinsman, but always someone you trust. The Seconds discuss the principals of the duel, as the duellists can't talk to each other afterwards. The challenged chooses a weapon, the honourable choices being duelling rapiers or pistols (other weapons, such as heavy artillery, aren't.) The Challenger chooses the place, and the Challenged chooses which Disciplines of the Blood (as in, will the duel end at the drawing of blood or the death of one or both duellists) will be used during the duel, all of this information conveyed through the Seconds. The Seconds will then watch the duel to make sure that fair play is used.

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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 12:42 PM
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4. Hmmmmmm
So who should be the seconds?

How about Michelle Malkin for Zell?
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John_H Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 12:39 PM
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3. hand grennades for both--ten paces then throw.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 12:43 PM
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5. The Mark of Zello?
Chris should stay away from swords....
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 12:55 PM
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6. Matthews should obviously choose pistols
Miller would end up shooting himself in the foot, as usual.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 12:55 PM
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7. Homer Simpson dueling episode
Glove Slap
B-52s:
A glove slap in a little old face will
Get you satisfaction.
Glove slap ba-a-beee ...
(Glove slap, baby)
Glove slap, baby, glove slap!
Glove slap, I don't take crap!
Glove slap, shut your big yap.


For every situation in life, there is always a Simpsons episode.

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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 02:43 PM
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8. I say that all the time, tanyev!
There is a Simpsons episode for everything! I love that show.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 02:49 PM
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9. challenging someone of lower or higher rank than yourself is a social faux
Zell is ok on this one then, cause he and Tweety are about at the same social rank, IMO.
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