This idea came to me in the Messer group thread, and I was considering starting it for Longsword as well.
The basic idea is this: we build a cooperative group flourysh based on a Dark Player (imaginary opponent) facing us. Each participant comes up with an idea, then 'tags' the next person they think should come up with another stroke. If possible, describe the conditions under which this occurs; for example, begin by describing your strike and what happens if it succeeds. Then describe the counter your enemy makes, so your 'tag' partner knows under what terms to begin. Where possible, use appropriate terms. German is our default, but since some of us study Fabris for example, use what terms you feel appropriate and we'll interpret them into the standard methodology.
The goal is to come up with a flourysh that we can use for solo practice and demonstrations.
As the idea man, I'll start it off.
Begin the flourysh by brandishing your sword with spirit, giving a war cry to cause your foe to quail.
Take your ground in Alber (the fool), with your foe before you. Spring forward with a thrust to langen ort (longpoint), taking his heart.
If he parries, it is by setting your blow aside to his left/your right from the Pflug.
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