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Old Aug 12 2016, 05:38 PM   #15
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Default Re: Relative size of major holds.

I will grant you that changes of allegiance can have many causes. That does not guarantee that the 'loser' will graciously accept it. (^_^).

Considering the references to duelling, combat training for Harpers (mostly unarmed, admittedly), armsmen, and archers, Pern is a rough place. Almost two thousand years of human interaction without fighting is unlikely, and I am not suggesting that it was constant warfare, BTW.

F'lar describes Fax as having his hand cocked like a professional swordsman. While I doubt that F'lar had actually ever met a professional swordsman, it points out that Fax met him at High Reaches with a sword buckled on. Hardly something which would happen in a peaceful society.
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