Things that Should be Self-evident

corby's picture

Don't sleep with your squires.

It's good to be hard to hit. It's bad to be hard to kill. One is a demonstration of skill, the other is a failure of judgment.

Make sure you and your squires have the same sort of fealty relationship in mind before you take them. See this article.

All other things being equal, it is better if the witnesses to a tournament final bout are happy with the results. If a victory is greeted with silence from an attentive crowd, the winner should look carefully within his heart. Either the fight looked bad, the opponent had a home town advantage, or they don't have much to look forward to for the next year.

A tournament prize should be nice enough that the victor isn't ashamed to display it, but not so nice that contestants will be willing to shame themselves to get it.