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Your nation's official salute?

Postby Xekliv » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:49 pm

Post pictures or just describe it in text.

Xeklivians/Humanoids: Right arm diagonally across chest, hand balled into fist over left collar-bone while shouting "Rga'htn". Or in english, "Glory".
Equines/Quadrapedals: Right foreleg diagonally across chest, shout "Rga'htn".
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Postby Hibernion (Ancient) » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:57 pm

Balling your right hand into a fist and putting it on your heart.
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Postby Thurask » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:14 pm

The military salute is the right hand held at a 45 degree or so angle to the right temple. The raised fist salute is popular with certain political elements.
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Postby Saurisisia » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:24 pm

This should easily illustrate our salute:

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Postby Novus Niciae » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:04 pm

Right arm extended palm down 30 degrees off the ground, the saluting party will then say "Ave [Rank] [Name]" to the person they are saluting who will then return the salute.
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Postby Skibereen » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:24 pm

The traditional salute of the Yrysh-Fynndjall peoples and thus the Skibereen Armed service is far older than the nation itself, or the than the Republics which form the nation.

The salute is executed with the left hand, the fist is balled, the arm is raised from side rotating the fist so that the back of the hand is facing up and the palm towards the ground, the elbow is held out from the body at 90 degrees, the fist strikes the chest above the heart in a snap than the motion is revered and the arm returns to the side, a salute is never held.

Academics attribute the salute to two specific cultural points, one gestures made with the right hand are considered rude, and friendly gestures made with the right hand are also considered insincere. This is because the right hand is farthest from the heart and thus malign gestures do not offend one's spirit, and one's heart is not committed to false gestures of good will such as a hand shake, tip of the hat, or ...salute.

The second reason academics believe the salute developed in this fashion is because it is quick and may done almost unobserved at a distance, as well the traditional fighting styles of Skibereen use a knife in the reverse grip in the left hand, this style of salute may be done with weapon in hand.
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Postby Teddy Bear Republic » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:54 am

The official salute of the military in the TBRE is to touch your eyebrows / hat brim / glasses, and have the elbow bent below the point where it would be horizontal with the shoulder. The palm should face inwards, outwards, or not at all, depending on branch of service.
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Postby Sideonia » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:04 am

Balling your left hand into a fist, put in on your heart and say: Serrwa (Meaning: Together)
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Postby East Napalm » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:18 am

Raising your right hand and yelling "Sigh Heil" (Normal Citizen)
Putting your hands together and bowing. (Member of National Rebellion)

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Postby Central Lothian » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:56 am

1 - Put right hand up to eye level, with no spaces between the fingers and thumb on top, with the palm facing away from the saluter.
2 - Move hand down to side.
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Postby Tsarsgrad » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:01 am

1) Soldiers look their superiors in the eye.
2) Soldiers clench their right fist and raise it against their heart.
3) With the fist still raised, they call out the superior's rank.
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Postby Lykosia » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:12 am

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Postby Cruciland » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:41 pm

1. Put your right hand over your heart, and make one of 3 symbols...
THREE NON-OPPOSIBLE FINGERS: Saluting to peers and superiors, or people you wish to respect of a lower rank. Shows submission.
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2. If the target is a distance away, point to their head(s) almost as if you were looking for Kyle.

3. Don't forget good posture! Stand up straight and make eye-contact! This is important if it's a formal occasion, unless if you want to be called a hoodlum or something.
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Postby Farafra » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:07 pm

Our only salute is the raised, clenched fist.
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Postby Redsarkia » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:32 pm

The Redsarkian salute is a clenched fist (doesn't matter which) clasped against the middle of the chest combined with a quick bow of the head.
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Postby Sanctus Pacis » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:53 pm

1. Right hand in a fist over heart
2. Hold right hand above eyebrow, with thumb holding pinky-finger back and keeping index, middle, and ring finger straight.
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Postby Sovereign Nations » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:22 pm

For the Sangheili, you take your right hand, clench your fist and then place it on chest.
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Postby Equinia » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:29 am

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Postby Premislyd » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:43 am

The arm is held out forward straight, with palm down, and fingers touching. Some versions have the arm is raised upward at an angle, which is normally used in the military.
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