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“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#1 Apr 18, 2010
Welcome, brethren and sistren, to the First Hoplite Church.

No belief in any specific deity, or indeed any at all, is required.

The sole tenet of the Church (may it live forever) is that, since evil may be encountered anywhere, at any time, it behooves all to go forth equipped to defy it.

Be ye skilled or armed, or preferably both, for no-one knoweth whence the malefactor cometh, nor the hour of his coming.

- Bishop B.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#2 Apr 18, 2010
A hoplite was a citizen-soldier of the Ancient Greek City-states. Hoplites were primarily armed as spear-men and fought in a phalanx formation. The word hoplite (Greek: ὁπ&#955 ;ίτ&#951 ;ς hoplitēs; pl. ὁπ&#955 ;ίτ&#945 ;ι hoplitai) derives from hoplon (ὅπ&#95 5;ον, plural hopla ὅπ&#955 ;α), the type of the shield used by the troopers,[1] although as a word "hoplon" could also denote weapons held or even full armament.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#3 Apr 18, 2010
I'm not sure I can do spears. Will swords do?

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#4 Apr 18, 2010
Does this mean the stained glass doors at Castle Macumazahn need cleaning again?

*sigh* Calling maintenance.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#5 Apr 18, 2010
Hey macumazahn!

Thought I would swing by and say HI!

I like the idea. Fighting against the bad things in society should be everybody's common goal regardless of what or any religious belief. Peace:)

“Keeping my fingers crossed ...”

Since: Aug 07

Life's enduring gifts

#6 Apr 18, 2010
water_nymph wrote:
I'm not sure I can do spears. Will swords do?
I have a nice little dagger made in Toledo, Spain that I blooded myself. In fact, I blooded it ON myself quite by accident!

“Hippie Witch”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#7 Apr 18, 2010
I'm ex-military and am good with firearms...however I am clumsy with sharp objects so no knives for me.

;-)

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#8 Apr 18, 2010
I've got my sword !

I think I just cut myself.

MEDIC !!

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#9 Apr 19, 2010
RiverSpirit wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a nice little dagger made in Toledo, Spain that I blooded myself. In fact, I blooded it ON myself quite by accident!
Well, here's your chance to use it in defense of the Castle. Nothing like Toledo steel that's already been blooded.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#10 Apr 19, 2010
Did I mention no tithes> No collections, either.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#11 Apr 19, 2010
Full Irish breakfast available in the Great Hall. Nymph's whipping up some non-meat things at the other end of the table, just for the Vegan types.
Welcome to the Castle, all.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#12 Apr 19, 2010
"non-meat".

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#13 Apr 19, 2010
macumazahn wrote:
Did I mention no tithes> No collections, either.
Disam will have to furnish your plane, then.

“Keeping my fingers crossed ...”

Since: Aug 07

Life's enduring gifts

#14 Apr 19, 2010
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>Well, here's your chance to use it in defense of the Castle. Nothing like Toledo steel that's already been blooded.
I'm on it!

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#15 Apr 19, 2010
RiverSpirit wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm on it!
Hi, River!
Welcome to the Castle.

“Now I know how strong I can be”

Since: May 07

Marthastown

#16 Apr 19, 2010
I have Ichigo's sword, will that do?

“I can see my house from here!”

Since: Oct 09

Nazareth, Israel

#17 Apr 19, 2010
Woo hoo! Our own church!*

*Disclaimer: The above statement is designed as a bookmark to get the thread on my tracker, and does not necessarily reflect true excitement at the prospect of Mac starting a Church. Although it could.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#18 Apr 19, 2010
I volunteer to make breastplates for the women. I will need to take measurements, of course, and they will need to be extremely accurate, so please allow at least two hours per session.

What is a church without a sex scandal?

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#19 Apr 19, 2010
POP QUlZ wrote:
I volunteer to make breastplates for the women. I will need to take measurements, of course, and they will need to be extremely accurate, so please allow at least two hours per session.
What is a church without a sex scandal?
I urge caution.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#20 Apr 19, 2010
You do realize that this means our right to go about armed is now covered under the First Amendment as well as the Second?

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