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What do you choose?

Normal Trial
42
46%
Trial by Combat, you represent yourself
27
30%
Trial by Combat, hire a professional fighter
13
14%
Trial by Combat find a family/friend to fight for you
2
2%
Trial by Combat, use Coster-Waldau as the champion
7
8%
 
Total votes : 91

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The Nuclear Fist
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Postby The Nuclear Fist » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:53 am

The Two Jerseys wrote:How did I not figure it out sooner?

Choose an unborn fetus as your champion. It is Texas, after all.

Make this man Duke of Texas.
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Postby In-Exile » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:01 am

So, wait, let me clear this up for myself:

You commit a crime (in this case a willing injury or killing of an another person) to prove that you didn't commit a crime.

Hold on, where did the logic go?
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The Empire of Pretantia
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Postby The Empire of Pretantia » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:34 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:
The Nuclear Fist wrote:Yes.

Also OP, can I get something other than a gladius? I'm decently trained with a spear, I'd rather fight with that. Besides, IIRC, in GoT you get to choose your weapon. I choose a spear and shield.


I'm not sure the state will agree to that. Your lawyer could plead it. The thing is, the Gladiator movie has a very strong cultural influence in the USA and people want to see a fight with the Gladius similar to the Maximus Commodus duel.

Actually, I'll pretty sure any of the other fights left more of a mark than that duel.
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:29 pm

Infected Mushroom wrote:
Nazi Flower Power wrote:If I fight for myself, can I demand that the governor of Texas also fights for himself?


You can try to do so by calling out for him before the media.

Maybe he'll bow to political pressure. Unlikely to work though but who knows. He's not legally obligated to meet you in the field of course. But you could try calling him a chicken or trying to get to his sense of honour somehow.


I bet I can get him to come out and fight by reminding him about the Civil War and saying he's afraid of Yankees.

hy? You think you could take the politician in the field?


Decent chance of it.

But mostly I just don't take this thread entirely seriously and I think the idea of dueling the governor of Texas is amusing.

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Postby Gnork » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:59 pm

What utter bullshit...alright, here's my version. you get a knife, the state gets a tank.
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Postby The Empire of Pretantia » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:00 pm

Gnork wrote:What utter bullshit...alright, here's my version. you get a knife, the state gets a tank.

If a monkey can do it, so can you.
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Postby Gnork » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:04 pm

The Empire of Pretantia wrote:
Gnork wrote:What utter bullshit...alright, here's my version. you get a knife, the state gets a tank.

If a monkey can do it, so can you.


Huh?
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:41 pm

Nazi Flower Power wrote:
Infected Mushroom wrote:
You can try to do so by calling out for him before the media.

Maybe he'll bow to political pressure. Unlikely to work though but who knows. He's not legally obligated to meet you in the field of course. But you could try calling him a chicken or trying to get to his sense of honour somehow.


I bet I can get him to come out and fight by reminding him about the Civil War and saying he's afraid of Yankees.

hy? You think you could take the politician in the field?


Decent chance of it.

But mostly I just don't take this thread entirely seriously and I think the idea of dueling the governor of Texas is amusing.


I see...

So you come from the North? You're not a Southerner?

I doubt the governor's going to put his own skin in the game though. These days, very few politicians have any honour.
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Postby Confederate Ramenia » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:51 pm

Infected Mushroom wrote:I doubt the governor's going to put his own skin in the game though. These days, very few politicians have any honour.


My cousin is on the town council of a small Midwestern town. I'll try to get him in a duel.
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:52 pm

Confederate Ramenia wrote:
Infected Mushroom wrote:I doubt the governor's going to put his own skin in the game though. These days, very few politicians have any honour.


My cousin is on the town council of a small Midwestern town. I'll try to get him in a duel.


is he skilled with the blade?
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Postby Genivaria » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:54 pm

Stop making Game of Thrones threads, it's retarded.
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Postby Confederate Ramenia » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:58 pm

Infected Mushroom wrote:
Confederate Ramenia wrote:
My cousin is on the town council of a small Midwestern town. I'll try to get him in a duel.


is he skilled with the blade?

As are all the people in his town, he is skilled in separating corn from the ground.
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Postby Kubra » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:58 pm

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Postby Meryuma » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:02 pm

Nah, I'm a mediocre fencer.
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Postby Dracoria » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:03 pm

Normal trial. I'm sure my lawyer and I would be able to find a way to prove my innocence that didn't involve murdering someone else.
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Postby Dracoria » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:04 pm

Genivaria wrote:Stop making Game of Thrones threads, it's retarded.


Hey. R word. No.

Plus, I'd imagine those with mental impairments would come up with more entertaining discussion threads.
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:21 pm

Confederate Ramenia wrote:
Infected Mushroom wrote:
is he skilled with the blade?

As are all the people in his town, he is skilled in separating corn from the ground.


Interesting

I thought Midwesterners were mostly skilled at riding and shooting.
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:22 pm

Dracoria wrote:Normal trial. I'm sure my lawyer and I would be able to find a way to prove my innocence that didn't involve murdering someone else.


I see...

Though technically, you know that a kill in a trial by combat isn't considered murder under the law right?

It's kind of like how in war the state wouldn't prosecute regular soldiers for murder.
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:23 pm

Meryuma wrote:Nah, I'm a mediocre fencer.


But you do fence?

If you went up against Coster-Waldau in a death match who do you think would win?
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Postby Dracoria » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:27 pm

Infected Mushroom wrote:
Dracoria wrote:Normal trial. I'm sure my lawyer and I would be able to find a way to prove my innocence that didn't involve murdering someone else.


I see...

Though technically, you know that a kill in a trial by combat isn't considered murder under the law right?

It's kind of like how in war the state wouldn't prosecute regular soldiers for murder.


Maybe legally. Doesn't mean it's morally acceptable to me, or to others who'll be observing via the media. The rest of the western world kind of moved past that in the middle ages, not sure about Canada.
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Postby The Nuclear Fist » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:54 pm

Infected Mushroom wrote:
Confederate Ramenia wrote:As are all the people in his town, he is skilled in separating corn from the ground.


Interesting

I thought Midwesterners were mostly skilled at riding and shooting.

Er, most of the Midwest is former industrial areas and agriculture. In your familiar GoT terns, we're closer to the Reach than anything else. Farmers, laborers, masons, etc.

We're not cowboys.
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:04 pm

Gnork wrote:What utter bullshit...alright, here's my version. you get a knife, the state gets a tank.


Dude, it's Texas. Strasserism and Texas don't mix.

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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:11 pm

Infected Mushroom wrote:
Confederate Ramenia wrote:As are all the people in his town, he is skilled in separating corn from the ground.


Interesting

I thought Midwesterners were mostly skilled at riding and shooting.


Where do you get these bizarre ideas about the US?

Midwest = people that grow corn

West = cowboys and stuff

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Postby Dracoria » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:15 pm

Nazi Flower Power wrote:
Infected Mushroom wrote:
Interesting

I thought Midwesterners were mostly skilled at riding and shooting.


Where do you get these bizarre ideas about the US?

Midwest = people that grow corn

West = cowboys and stuff


If he was from a country that bordered us I'd be upset about his knowledge of American geography and culture but Canada's over in Europe or something.
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