(urth) Honor

Roy C. Lackey rclackey at stic.net
Sun Nov 27 00:21:32 PST 2005

Rostrum wrote:
>There is this one case where we see what I might call "might makes
>right" where Able goes to defend the pass and challenge all comers.

The title of Chapter 32 of WIZARD is, "Trial By Arms". From page 386, Able
speaking first:
    "You have to let me do this, Your Majesty. I've worn your favor in the
lists. I'm your champion."
    "Oh, Lady! Dear Lady of Skai! It's . . ."
    "Ordained?" I suggested.
    Gaynor's eyes brimmed with tears. "It's for me, too. So the king will
see that -- that I'm not what he thinks. The Valfather will give the victory
to the right, won't he?"
    "That's what people believe, I know. It may be true."

There is more, including the specific mention of "Trial by Combat", but
that's enough to prove my point. The queen's honor had been impugned; Able
said he would vindicate her by winning the fight. He did, and Morcaine
acknowledged the queen's innocence. (391)


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