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Old 2012-05-31, 00:19   Link #6207
Koveras Alvane
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Originally Posted by WarpObscura View Post
Real knights were still killers, by the neutral technical definition of "someone who kills" rather than any negative connotations sanitised modern society has. Honourable doesn't mean stupid, and dismembering is what broadswords could and did do.
Just a historical nitpick: the idealization of the knight status took place around the time of the Renaissance Wars, when mounted knights became increasingly displaced by mercenary infantry on the battlefield. The ideals of chivalry were attached to knighthood after it went out of style.
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