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Why did the Dunyain learn how to fight? posted 02 January 2008 in Author Q & AWhy did the Dunyain learn how to fight? by Khan, Commoner

The Dunyain exist in isolation from the rest of the world. They are (because of their coldness) a society with no violence. Why then does Khellus have all these super-awesome fighting abilities? view post


Why did the Dunyain learn how to fight? posted 03 January 2008 in Author Q & AWhy did the Dunyain learn how to fight? by Harrol, Moderator

How else would they be able to subdue the defectives? view post


Why did the Dunyain learn how to fight? posted 03 January 2008 in Author Q & AWhy did the Dunyain learn how to fight? by Israfel, Peralogue

Well, I saw it as partly a side-effect of their philosophical system, partly a way to test that under extremely distracting conditions and partly a way to protect themselves and their way of life should they be discovered at some point in the future - a form of insurance as they are essentially creatures of rationality and wouldn't get as complacent as others might in their situation... view post


Why did the Dunyain learn how to fight? posted 04 January 2008 in Author Q & AWhy did the Dunyain learn how to fight? by Hawk, Commoner

I thought that it was just an extension of their intellect. Cnaiur said that War was intellect and Kellhus being a Dunyain could simply fight based on his intellect and they did say he was in peak physical condition. view post


Why did the Dunyain learn how to fight? posted 09 January 2008 in Author Q & AWhy did the Dunyain learn how to fight? by Mandati Wannabe, Candidate

I always thought it was just because the Dunyain also seem to have a side-mission of mastering all avenues of thought, so to speak. All skills, all trades, everything is mastered by the Dunyain (except sorcery, as they don't accept its existence). view post


Why did the Dunyain learn how to fight? posted 10 January 2008 in Author Q & AWhy did the Dunyain learn how to fight? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

Quote: "Mandati Wannabe":1qsiiy31
I always thought it was just because the Dunyain also seem to have a side-mission of mastering all avenues of thought, so to speak. All skills, all trades, everything is mastered by the Dunyain (except sorcery, as they don't accept its existence).[/quote:1qsiiy31]
Or history.
They could have benefited from a sense of humility as well. I suppose logicians wouldn't be able to find a root for that though... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> view post


Why did the Dunyain learn how to fight? posted 12 January 2008 in Author Q &amp; AWhy did the Dunyain learn how to fight? by Mandati Wannabe, Candidate

They could have benefited from a sense of humility as well. I suppose logicians wouldn't be able to find a root for that though... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->


How humble would YOU feel if you could dominate everyone you met so easily? view post


Why did the Dunyain learn how to fight? posted 12 January 2008 in Author Q &amp; AWhy did the Dunyain learn how to fight? by Andrew, Peralogue

I would say that fighting offers one of the best ways to master and to prove mastery over the physical body and over the mind because fighting has a huge mental component. You have to free yourself of the fear of pain etc. and you have to master your reflexes and physical responses. I think it is totally consistent with what the Dunyain are all about. view post


Why did the Dunyain learn how to fight? posted 16 January 2008 in Author Q &amp; AWhy did the Dunyain learn how to fight? by Curethan, Didact

I agree. The discipline of martial arts is the physical aspect of mastery of oneself. Remember the flashbacks to his martial training; it is more about being able to occupie the spaces of opportunity within the area of your immediate sphere of influence. Also a neat way to provide eugenic selection for physicaly healthy specimens <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> view post


Why did the Dunyain learn how to fight? posted 12 March 2008 in Author Q &amp; AWhy did the Dunyain learn how to fight? by RazorSmile, Candidate

I always thought it was just a convenient side effect of the superintelligence and the body control and the tendency toward domination. view post


Why did the Dunyain learn how to fight? posted 06 June 2008 in Author Q &amp; AWhy did the Dunyain learn how to fight? by Callan S., Auditor

They don't fight. They dominate circumstance. &gt;:) view post


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