View Full Version : Last ditch effort
02-01-2001, 06:22 PM
I am making this public as a last resort effort to bring closure with the problem with ser Aquila. In recent weeks I have suffered much loss and heartache, and to have to deal with him sperading rumors about me as well is a little much. I have been smacked, kicked, and spit upon as a direct result of his words to some of the newly awakened. I have tried to defend my honor and challenge him to a duel, but he refered to me as a child and said he could not duel me. I believe I need some time alone to think of how to move on after so much loss in my life. If anyone needs to speak with me they may send me a scroll through Sinistrelle, my brother.
Sera Hannah and the offending ser Aquila,
I hearby offer my sword in this public announcement to defend sera Hannah's Honor, and do hereby challenge the ser to a duel. If he feels he is incapable of defending his honor, then I suggest he also seek out a champion to defend his own honor.I humbly await to hear a reply on this challenge.
This is the second time I have offered the champion sera Hannah against ser Aquila, over the same matter. The first time, I did not persue this, since the sera said he would not duel. However, it is my hope that all in the outer Bailey realize if they are challenged to a duel of Honor, they understand that they may CHOOSE a champion to defend them. Tis our our very reason for being here. One of the basis of our Oath is that The Duelists defend Honor for those who can not defend themselves.
I hope that this has helped you to understand us a little bit more.
02-02-2001, 04:51 AM
My deepest sympathies to you. I know what it is like to deal with a man who lies. You may lodge a complaint of physical assault with the Watch against any person who has kicked or struck you. I assure you that the Watch is here to uphold the Queen's Law. Anyone who is struck may seek justice. That is what we are here for!
Hey Faer, since it's my sister you're offering to defend, I'll offer to act as your second in this. Aquila is a huge coward, though, and I doubt he'll choose to fight you. But, I thank you Faer for offering.
By the way Aquila, if you read this, you've made a gigantic mistake. I am not someone you want to cross. Your time in this castle, which I assure you will be brief, will be one of misery. I can hardly contain my grin as I write these words.
02-03-2001, 02:46 AM
My sympathies to sera Hannah.
I know that situation like those can be very hard to live with. May this story end up advantagedly for you.
02-03-2001, 04:17 AM
I wrote a poem "The lover, Aquila" on the same subject, and before I knew that ser Aquila had also mistreated sera Hannah.
Ser Aquila said to me that my words were unjust, and unfounded, and challenged me to a duel. Before I could accept or deny this, ser Kvalhion intervened and concilliated the matter a little.
However, the things raised by sera Hannah merely support my comments and prove the ser Aquila lied to me when discussing my poem, saying my comments about him were unfounded. Sera Hannahs comment proves him wrong. Accordingly I accept his challenge, and name sera Kristine as my second.
Therefore I claim precendence in these duels with ser Aquila.
02-03-2001, 11:15 PM
Martel, I have chosen to be Noddi's second.
He has asked me before putting the post up.
Noddi never refused the duel, he just stayed silent for a little longer. I am glad Ser Noddi accepted, because Aquila DID lie. Hopefully this will teach him a lesson.
Aquila, if you read this, I hope you go get some practice, for--you WILL lose.
Noddi and I will talk to you about this in person...
~Kristine, Awakener, Battler, Poet.
02-03-2001, 11:26 PM
I see we continue this strange tradition of issuing challanges via these forums. If you are too afraid of each other to issue your challange in person, how can you expect to face them in an honorable duel?
ser Noddi, you turned down ser Aquila, by your own words. This is not something you can simply undo. Challange him again, or make him challange you. and sera Kristine, tis your choice weither to serve as second or not, you can not be appointed.
Duels are honorable ways to settle your dispute. And it does sound as if much has occured that should not have. But respect the sanctity of the duel, and Her Majesties grace for allowing this method for resolving disturbances, and at least follow the few meager guidelines there are.
02-04-2001, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by Noddy:
[challenged me to a duel. Before I could accept or deny this, ser Kvalhion intervened and concilliated the matter a little.]
Looks like he never refused the duel. http://www.skotos.net/ubb/smile.gif
02-04-2001, 02:36 PM
I try to give people the benefit of the doubt whenever possible, giving them as much opportunity to realize their errant ways and change their attitude.
After calling out Ser Aquila in public, I did feel that I had made some progress in that he did realize he had wronged a sera and had agreed to be cordial, rather than forward.
However, on the same morning we made our.. agreement, Ser Aquila did challenge Ser Noddi to a duel, calling Ser Noddi's poem unjust and untruthful. I did my best to explain to Ser Aquila that it was unnecessary to fight such a duel at this time, that he should indeed change his attitude and show others through example of his new way of thinking.
Eventually, both parties involved agreed not to fight in a duel. However, reflecting back, it was not a change in Ser Aquila's attitude that resulted. To learn that he has assaulted other seras unfortunately does not surprise me.
These situations are beginning to become more common; sers feel they can simply treat seras as objects of their desire, having literally no consideration or manners for anyone but themselves. I pray that those who wish to continue the peaceful times do not tolerate such actions.
Perhaps Ser Aquila needs to answer for his actions. Perhaps his fate should set a precent for those who shall continue this pathetic and cowardly behavior.
I do hope that Ser Aquila has indeed a changed mind. I hope that he is able to accept responsibility for his actions and is willing to accept such a duel. However, despite my urgings for a peaceful resolution, this situation and those like it simply cannot be ignored.
Starting now, let those who would treat seras in such a disrespectful and rude way answer for their actions.
02-04-2001, 02:57 PM
[It is my understanding that, in order to gain sanction for a duel of honor, the challenge must be issued within three days of the insult being delivered.]
Armsman, the challenge WAS issued within three days of the insult. Noddi just postponed his answer a day longer.
~Kristine, Awakener, Battler, Poet.
02-04-2001, 03:08 PM
Armsman, the challenge was issued within three days of the insult. Noddi just postponed his answer a day longer.
My apologies. I reread ser Noddi's original message and saw that he is accepting, and not issuing a challenge.
02-04-2001, 11:34 PM
Noddi never refused the duel, he just stayed silent for a little longer.
It is my understanding that, in order to gain sanction for a duel of honor, the challenge must be issued within three days of the insult being delivered.
Duty, Loyalty, and Honor,
02-07-2001, 04:27 PM
Though Ser Noddi and Ser Aquila shall have honorable duel to settle all regarding this matter, several complaints were raised as to the general conduct of Ser Aquila over the past several weeks.
An instance where a mortal threat was issued against a fellow denizen. Recall if thou may and hath been reported, upon that night the Watch, when summoned, was quite stern of character but merely instructed all to apologize. Though a warning was issued to a denizen for his reproachment of rights of the Watch in this regard, the matter was dropped without criminal prosecution. Ser Aquila was party to these events. All denizens were left with their freedoms intact.
Thereafter, complaints of Ser Aquila were raised to the attention of the Watch. Not alone amongst them were those entreatments of Sera Hannah. For the claims of incitement to assault, and for further disturbance of the peace of his fellow denizens, Ser Aquila was sought for and questioned by the Watch.
Last night Watchman Whyndam and myself questioned Ser Aquila as to his own opinions and recollections upon the matter.
For his part, Ser Aquila did answer the Watchmen's questions, albeit with some indignation as to the matter of the Watch's right to keep the peace, and even questioned their right to exist as an order within Her Majesty's service (LMSR).
Not for the specific breach of any law, but that Ser Aquila did question the entirety of the rightful regard of Her Majesty's rightful entrustment of Justice to the Watch, did thereafter the discussion not bode well for Ser Aquila's specific freedoms.
No formal charges were brought, no punishments meted out. Howsomever, a unique requirement was made to and hath been accepted by Ser Aquila for his conduct over the coming days.
Ser Aquila was directed to have no ado or interaction with Sera Hannah until the rightful settlement of this issue, either through counsel, honorable duel, or that Sera Hannah allows Ser Aquila to be reconciled in such a matter as to her satisfaction.
Meanwhilst, Ser Aquila is to avoid speaking with Sera Hannah, shall not have congress with her, shall not send any correspondences towards her, nor may he even stay within the same room with her if he may help it, or that he is directed to stay by a senior, or that Sera Hannah consents and permits his presence. He is, however, in no other way at requirement to follow her requests, unless it is to his own satisfaction and free will.
In cases of public events, Ser Aquila may attend as long as he respects her distance and causes no provocation towards her.
To all this, let it be noted Ser Aquila hath given his word he shall do as requested of him for the sake of peace. However, if Ser Aquila fails to mark this requirement, he shall have been considered to have broken the Law as written in Her Majesty's Capitulary (LMSR).
To wit: "If any one shall willfully disobey the commands of a person in a superior position then let them suffer imprisonment until disobedience ceases."
As the Watch hath been entrusted with the enforcement of peace, and in that I prithee it is recognized that the Watch may therefore be seen in station superior to a denizen in this regard, I did require Ser Aquila to make such oath.
In this entire matter, there is no precedent of assaying this form of constraint in prior matters, no precedent nor policy.
And yet, for the sake of all those who seek to further the cause of Justice, it may be deemed better to have one's freedom about the Outer Bailey yet with limitations of interaction with another than to have either one or both parties all either in the dungeon, to not satisfy the imprisoned, or all or some out of the dungeon, which would cause consternation in the opposite manner.
For her part, it is encouraged that Sera Hannah not seek directly any interaction with Ser Aquila, except through the intercession of counselors, or other go-betweens, until this matter is brought to successful and peaceful resolution.
This entire form of Justice was of the initiative solely of this Watchman. Let none other disclaim the Watch in general for this as policy. And yet, if it is welcome by the denizens of the Outer Bailey, then it might become precedent for future congres over the peace.
If through further review of procedures internal to the Watch, this proscription upon Ser Aquila is deemed unfit, it shall be lifted or transformed into another more suitable form to Her Majesty's law (LMSR).
And yet, for now, let us test the temperate waters of this form of justice, and see whether it might calm the storms of disquietude.
Justice for all,
[ooc: This is a "restraining order" on Ser Aquila. I figured this might be a better way of enforcing IC justice than just throwing everyone in the hoosegow. However, if it becomes untenable / is still a problem, either IC or OOC, let me know.]
02-08-2001, 04:38 AM
Originally posted by Gareth:
An instance where a mortal threat was issued against a fellow denizen. Recall if thou may and hath been reported, upon that night the Watch, when summoned, was quite stern of character but merely instructed all to apologize.
Watchman Gareth, I can not let this pass uncommented because it is not quite what happened that night. There was NO mortal threat against anyone. Ser Aquila merely SAID there had been a threat, when in fact there had not been. And the Watch were not summoned, but a Watchman did happen by, and ordered ser Aquila to apologise for his slanderous comment. No apology was given just a flat statement by ser Aquila "I withdraw the accusation." This refusal by ser Aquila to give the ordered apology led to some heated words when ALL present were ordered to apologise.
In the interests of justice,
02-08-2001, 06:00 PM
Let it be known that two days ago I confronted ser Aquila to inform him of my acceptance of his challenge, and to name his second.
Ser Aquila then declined to name a second or to persue the matter. As he refuses to fight me after issuing a challenge on me, his actions can be deemed dishonourbale, and my verse, justified.
02-08-2001, 09:31 PM
Oh, yeah, Noddi, I asked him about the duel as well, and he told me he revoked it, although in my knowledge, he hasn't. I've been meaning to talk to you about that for some time, but these past few days...I have been tired and quite dizzy...My muscles ache as well, and I'm starting to suspect a fever, although my forehead doesn't seem to emit any heat.
*signed with defined strokes*
~Kristine, Awakener, Battler, Poet.
02-09-2001, 08:01 AM
Sera Kristine! I am deeply troubled to hear of your illness. I certainly hope that you have not contracted the ague that sera Faith is currently suffering. I hope that you can remain healthy and happy.
~Cody the Blade~
02-09-2001, 03:49 PM
Does sera Faith have a cold? I only have a fever...a bad one, at that...but...
I want to say that Aquila and I discussed a few things yesterday, and he has agreed to duel Noddi. Arrangements are going to be made as soon as he finds a second. (Well, as far I know, he doesn't have one yet)
~Kristine, Awakener, Battler, Poet.
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