Title: History Swordsmen Tournament (Round 1 Fight 3)
Description: Miyamoto Musashi vs. Sir William Wallace
The Last Technomancer - May 29, 2009 09:19 PM (GMT)
Steel clashes with steel. Joan of Arc seems to be having trouble with Attila's strength. The Hun raises his legendary blade... *Squensh* Ladies and gentlemen, your winner by beheadment is Attila the Hun!
Our next match should prove just, if not more exciting than the previous two. Let me introduce or next two warriors.
Miyamoto Musashi: Miyamoto Musashi (Œm±¾ ÎäÊi?) (c. 1584¨CJune 13 (Japanese calendar: May 19), 1645), also known as Shinmen Takez¨, Miyamoto Bennosuke, or by his Buddhist name Niten D¨raku, was a Japanese swordsman famed for his duels and distinctive style. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. He was the founder of the Hy¨h¨ Niten Ichi-ry¨± or Niten-ry¨± style of swordsmanship and the author of The Book of Five Rings (ÎåÝ†•ø, Go Rin No Sho?), a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today. Miyamoto Musashi is widely reguarded as the greatest samurai and swordsman in Japanese history.
Sir William Wallace: Sir William Wallace (Scottish Gaelic: Uilleam Uallas; 1272 ¨C 23 August 1305) was a Scottish knight and landowner who is known for leading a resistance during the Wars of Scottish Independence and is today remembered as a patriot and national hero.
Along with Andrew Moray, he defeated an English army at Stirling, and became Guardian of Scotland, serving until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk. After several years in hiding, Wallace was eventually found and captured in Robroyston near Glasgow and handed over to Edward I of England ("Longshanks"), who had him executed for treason.
Wallace was the inspiration for the poem, The Acts and Deeds of Sir William Wallace, Knight of Elderslie, by the 15th-century minstrel, Blind Harry and this poem subsequently became the basis of Randall Wallace's screenplay for the 1995 film Braveheart
Which is the better swordsman? (I want serious answers Marvel Man and Surfer! :Darkrender:)
Confirmed round 2 fights: King Leonidas vs. Attila the Hun
nicker - May 29, 2009 09:42 PM (GMT)
Miyamoto wins. He would be agile and not brash like William would be,and would kill William with a quick move.
The Last Technomancer - May 29, 2009 09:45 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (nicker @ May 29 2009, 04:42 PM)|
| Miyamoto wins. He would be agile and not brash like William would be,and would kill William with a quick move. |
Don't forget to vote.
Marvel Man - May 29, 2009 10:44 PM (GMT)
What happened to your awesome Avatar?
The Last Technomancer - May 29, 2009 10:45 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Marvel Man @ May 29 2009, 05:44 PM)|
| What happened to your awesome Avatar? |
Thanos didn't suit me; it was eyesore.
Shadow Fenrir - May 30, 2009 01:13 AM (GMT)
The Scots own all! :) Voted. Actually, he's not brash, he's a good fighter with the sword.
The Last Technomancer - May 30, 2009 01:50 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Shadow Fenrir @ May 29 2009, 08:13 PM)|
| The Scots own all! :) Voted. Actually, he's not brash, he's a good fighter with the sword. |
If he wasn't skilled with a blade he wouldn't be here. However Musashi's credentials are a bit more impressive than those of William Wallace now that I look at it.
Shadow Fenrir - May 30, 2009 02:01 AM (GMT)
That was in retaliation to Nicker's post.
The Last Technomancer - May 30, 2009 02:04 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Shadow Fenrir @ May 29 2009, 09:01 PM)|
| That was in retaliation to Nicker's post. |
Shadow Fenrir - May 30, 2009 01:26 PM (GMT)
Marvel Man - May 30, 2009 02:02 PM (GMT)
treacherous - May 31, 2009 11:52 PM (GMT)
Why would you do that to William Wallace? Miyamoto will slice him to ribbons.
GruntKilla06 - June 3, 2009 04:26 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (treacherous @ May 31 2009, 11:52 PM)|
| Why would you do that to William Wallace? Miyamoto will slice him to ribbons. |
That's not what the votes say... :blink:
treacherous - June 3, 2009 11:57 AM (GMT)
That's because everybody is voting on Braveheart. Miyamoto's nickname is the "Sword Saint". He's often considered the greatest swordsman of all time. I think Wallace is awesome, but Miyamoto is on a whole nother level.
The Last Technomancer - June 10, 2009 04:58 PM (GMT)
Well, I'd been waiting for more votes to cancel out fanboys, it worked; I'll get the results up soon.
The Last Technomancer - June 11, 2009 10:36 PM (GMT)
Well guys, looks like the winner of this match is Miyamoto Musashi.