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Old 06-22-2022, 01:30 PM   #709
jason taylor
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Default Re: 'Imperial Culture' (non-canonista)

Clan Champions:

A common custom among Aslan and many Humaniti especially those who are in close contact with Aslan. A clan champion's responsibility is to represent his polity in affairs of honor. Often he carries some sort of regalia. A ceremonial weapon is common or an artistic rendering of a dual from epic literature.

Taking up the quarrels of individuals is usually forbidden: often if a clan member is incapable of representing himself the Ko will pick a noble male's son for the duty. Equally a Champion cannot be insulted and so is not required to duel himself. If he insults someone, taking advantage of the privileges of his office he is likely to be deposed.

In between fights a Champion trains. Sometimes he doubles as trainer, schooling younger clan members in martial arts.
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