Salute to the Fallen Fencer (Camon? tradition)

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johnmkimmins
Salute to the Fallen Fencer (Camon? tradition)

So seeing an Olaran tradition proposal I thought of another.

It might work best among Camon fencing schools from what I've read, but it could work with most fencing schools any where.

When members of a fencing school die of old age the head instructor adds a move to an ongoing Salute to the Fallen Fencer.  This salute is then given after the session (prior to the signing off salute) in which the instructor informed the class of the person's death.  A member given this honour would typically have been there a while, but some more novice members may earn a move added to the Salute to the Fallen Fencer if they are held in high esteem upon their death.

Some fencing schools might alternatively given a Salute to the Fallen Masters which could be a series of moves commemorating instructors who have died honourable deaths and/or old age.

DavidFredricksonJr.
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And while they are saluting the barbarian guts them.

Est Sularus oth Mithas.

johnmkimmins

Who let him into the fencing school?

howardrbrandon-RF
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No one suspects the Fencing Barbarian.

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DavidFredricksonJr.
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A salute is done in one motion or not done at all. Anything that takes more than a single motion would be a death sentence in combat.

 

Est Sularus oth Mithas.

johnmkimmins

DavidFredricksonJr. wrote:

A salute is done in one motion or not done at all. Anything that takes more than a single motion would be a death sentence in combat.

The salute we give at the beginning and end of my HEMA class has 6 steps to it.

The salute I've described is done during a class, not at the beginning of combat.

DavidFredricksonJr.
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 then your instructor has too much time on their hands

 

Est Sularus oth Mithas.

johnmkimmins

Yeah thanks for that, I'll pass on your concerns for his use of our time.