[Glorantha] Re: nobles and knighthood

From: Andrew Barton <AndrewBarton_at_compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 14:18:30 -0400


Jane Williams" <janewilliams20_at_yahoo.co.uk> Mae:  

> Huh? Bishop Odo carries a mace. For exactly the same reason that his
> brother William might - it's a symbol of authority. But it's also a
> knight's weapon.

Jane Williams:

> Wasn't there also some theory about it not drawing blood, this being a
Bad
> Thing for priests?

> I'm not claiming there can have been any logic or relation to reality
behind
> this theory, but I've heard that it existed.

It's a D&Dism, present as far back as the Red Box books. I've never come across any other reference to it.

The Templars were priests and knights and they certainly used edged weapons.

Andrew


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