September 4, 2011 by

We all speak our own words

With me, I make up my own terms and words as I go along. I might hear a term or word from someplace else or in some ancienttext and like it so I use it. Sometimes what a word means to me is different than how anyone else might have used it before.

So, here is a list of terms I might have used. Some will be familiar, some I might have used totally different than they were attended to be.

Terms found in the books:

A-B-C | D-E-F | G-H-I | J-K-L | M-N-O | P-Q-R | S-T-U | V-W-X | Y-Z

Match – When training with real swords a “match” is mock combat. All moves allowed, no holds barred, use which means to disarm or “kill” your opponent. Any deadly blow that isn’t parried or avoided absolutely has to be pulled, the swords are real, the death would be real too. No real deaths or serious injury has been remembered for as long as the collective memory of the elves has been, but that doesn’t mean perhaps it if there was it might have been too horrible to remember.Name Bound – Sometimes a dragon will find friend who becomes their best friend. It will be friend that there is nothing held back. Those friends a dragon will tell them his name – the “name bond” means acceptance into the dragon community. Other dragons will give their names, and even unknown dragons will speak openly in the presence of one who is name bound.

Oath Bound – Dragons seal their friendship with non-dragons by pledging an oath. To refer to the dragon’s link to his friend he is called “oath bound

Oath Sworn– Dragons are an independent lot. They pretty much travel the world and explore, listening in when they can but rarely interfering with the lives of others. They are a gregarious bunch, forming life-long friendships with members of races outside of their own. When they do find someone who has become a friend they pledge their friendship. The friendship is called “oath sworn” because it has been sealed by the oath of the dragon. The dragon becomes the “oath bound” of the person and the other way around.

Spar– The elves train their sword fighting the way they would fight – using the same sword they would use. The learn and maintain their skill by sparring with each other. The spar’s follow set moves and strikes, keeping to a script helps build confidence and strength. The advance drill allows for some mixing and improvisation and sometimes can resemble a full match.Trail-gait: A trail-gait is a gait that a horse uses when traveling to get someplace, rather than wander and eat or explore. It is usually a little faster than a walk, whether it be an amble, jog-trot, trot, single-foot, a four-beat, or any other gait. It is usually a gait that suits the horse, not one that is forced or endlessly trained. So a trail-gait might be different from horse to horse, it is practical, not provoked. It is a gait that can be maintained for a long distance and would get the rider to where he is going faster than a walk but not use the energy that a faster speed would need. The trail-pace is usually safer on more dangerous trails as well. s-t-u