A formal ceremony preliminary to the reconciliation of two enemies. Great skill is necessary to its satisfactory observance; if awkwardly performed the most unexpected and deplorable consequences sometimes ensue. A long time ago a man lost his life in a duel. That dueling's a gentlemanly vice I hold; and wish that it had been my lot To live my life out in some favored spot -- Some country where it is considered nice To split a rival like a fish, or slice A husband like a spud, or with a shot Bring down a debtor doubled in a knot And ready to be put upon the ice. Some miscreants there are, whom I do long To shoot, to stab, or some such way reclaim The scurvy rogues to better lives and manners, I seem to see them now -- a mighty throng. It looks as if to challenge _me_ they came, Jauntily marching with brass bands and banners! Xamba Q. Dar
A combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons, by agreement. It usually arises from an injury done or an affront given by one to the other.
To fight in single combat.
Killing a man in a duel was murder in England but until the 1840â€(tm)s it was a rarely convicted crime. Receiving a challenge to duel was considered an affair of honor and following through with it was mandatory.
In this context, a nickname for the style of combat favored by the Clans prior to their invasion of the inner sphere. In essence, one guy on each team picks a guy on the other team and they have a go at each other without interference until one or both are toast. The battle largely consists of pairs of combatants waging simultaneous duels.
When two players agree to fight together, usually with some bid and prices.
See trial by combat or judicial duel.
formal combat held in the Hall of Doom
a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)
fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman; "In the 19th century, men often dueled over small matters"
a combat between two fighters
a combat carried out by agreement between two persons, fought with deadly weapons, usually before witnesses called seconds
a contest between two people to decide the winner and who is the loser
a formal fight between two people armed with deadly weapons
a formality and is known by both and time is set
a limited form of combat described in the nearby rule box
a means of resolving short one-on-one fights
an honorable acknowledgment that both sides are willing participants in the contest, and therefore neither is taken by surprise or unprovoked
a Plaver vs Player (PvP) match (in game, where both parties understand and agree to the combat
a quick-draw simulation, where you must grab your holstered weapon, aim and fire before your opponent
when 2 or more players consent on fighting each other
Two players who have agreed to fight each other.
A fight between two players where both players consent to the battle.
by the Regency period, pistols were more frequently used in duels than swords. Duels were meant to settle disputes of "honor" in the Norman tradition of "trial by combat" (a la Lancelot fighting other knights to clear Guinevere's name). After a challenge had been issued, the offending party could apologize, but if he opted not to, then he and his opponent would have to meet on the "field of honor." Technically, duelling was illegal, but it was rarely prosecuted, probably because it was the rich and privileged who were the main participants. The where and when of a duel was worked out by the "seconds," and friend and representative of the participant who would have to fight in his place if the guy chickened out and didn't show up. A duel required the presence of at least one surgeon to give immediate medical care to the wounded. After the Regency, the authorities began prosecuting duels more seriously, until they eventually died out. Famous Regency figures who participated in duels included Byron, Fox, Pitt, Canning, and Wellington.
A duel is a formalized type of combat. As practised from the 15th to 20th centuries in Western societies, a duel may be defined as: A consensual fight between two people, with matched deadly weapons, in accordance with rules explicitly or implicitly agreed upon, over a point of honor, usually accompanied by seconds (who might themselves fight), and in contravention of the law.