On August 21, 2007 09:41 pm, donald_at_u-fR8pn1GcQRRz4D3kwKQB3Y9BYa5oN-Fsg_OzomG1-fbK1gm3hFaI36SrQ7Z-tWVGckKPKwCq72Vfnc_SCAtA.yahoo.invalid
> > >If it's a fair duel, I'd expect the gods or war to favour the clan
> > >whose member won the duel, if it comes to general battle.
> > I would have thought in such a formal duel both clans would swear
> > oaths to abide by the result.
> It sounds like Haran can't be sure of keeping his clan to that oath
> they win.
It's not up to Haran, but up to the clan. They swear the oath. Of, if Haran swears it, he does so in their name and they must obey it.
> > The biggest risk I can see is the
> > losing clan claiming the winner cheated. Maybe an independant
> > Humatki to rule on such claims would prevent that.
Wouldn't matter. First of all, what would they do to cheat? If they swear to use no magic (which would be very very unusual for this kind of duel) then one of them does use magic, he's broken his oath and cursed by Humakt (his sword beaks) or by Orlanth (any number of bad things happen.)
> Possibly. A humakti referee seems possible, as they are not truly kin of
> either clan.
It would be likely to hav one oversee this.
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