|E-Samurai Interview: Hawk
[01/31/2003] [The Interviewer]
State your full Amtgard name for the record.
Hawk. (His full Amtgard name, according to a post he signed to the VSR list, is Zacknefaine "the Hawk" Do'Urden. --ed.)
Yes, I have some but I don't like them. (Grand Duke, Lord, Baron, Viscount, Defender, Warlord, Marquis, Master Antipaladin, Master Assassin, blah, blah, blah.)
How did you come up with your name?
I have a monstrous nose that looks like hawk's beak.
What would you say is Amtgard's single greatest purpose?
Fun, cheap entertainment. The whole purpose is to have fun, to blow off steam and hang with friends.
What's your favored class, and why?
Assassin. No-one holds you to any moral standing.
What's your favorite weapon combination?
Twin poisoned long swords. It makes taking an arm so much fun.
You are a four-belted knight that is relatively unknown outside of the northwest. What did you do to earn your crown belt?
Served too long as monarch.
How about the flame belt?
Spent too much time being a sounding board. I wanted to grow our kingdom.
How about the sword belt?
Had a lot of fun. I mean an assload of fun. All of it. Fighting is what I come for.
How about the serpent belt?
I made lots of stuff. Weapons, garb, armor, live steel, knight's chains. You know, stuff
What's your opinion of those four belts?
They're fucking heavy. That's a lot of leather.
Funny. But what do you think of what each of them means? What do the belts mean to you?
They're a show of appreciation from my kingdom and I will have a hard time living up to them, after all, in case you haven't noticed, I tend to be kind of an asshole.
Do you feel you have a special duty to excel since you're a four-belted knight?
Belts equal no fun. Too many bullshit ideals. It's like everyone expects you to be good. They love to piss me off and yell at me when I get tired of and tell them off. Like now, it's that little bastard Jamus.
What do you think of the negative view many Amtgard knights tend to have of you?
Their fuckin' right. I'm an asshole. Shit, my temper is shorter than my penis.
What's with all those rumors of a "Knight of the Realm"?
Ask Icefyre. I was not all that clear on it.
Do you think there are too many knights in Amtgard?
No. The knights that I have met seem to deserve it and they worked hard to get where they are, some even too hard.
Zulu spears. Good, bad?
Cut off the royal beer supply.
So do you like to use them or not?
6.1. Good, bad?
IKBOD. Good, bad?
God, this could go a long way to bringing new ideas into the mix, and would limit the power of the Burning Lands BOD.
Oh, really? BLBOD. Good, bad, and why?
Good, but it is better to share responsibility.
What do you think of the current mess of the Mystic Seas?
They seem to need to talk to their outlying holdings more. I'm thinking that the outlying holdings need to go to Lukor and voice their concerns to him, and not just complain amongst themselves.
What's your single fondest Amtgard memory?
Trying to catch, and knight Blade. I didn't knight him, I just helped catch him. I don't know for sure [what belt it was], I think it was serpant. That was just fucking funny shit.
What's your worst Amtgard injury?
I broke a sword with my pecker.
You have got to be kidding me. Explain?
Self-explanatory. It fucking hurt.
Who do you most admire in Amtgard and why?
Newbies. Nobody talks politics with them.
Any newbie in particular? Give me a name, and tell me a bit about them.
All newbies. It's still fun for them. They have no responsibilities, that's where the fun is.
What is the greatest misunderstanding people have about VSR?
I dont think there are any.
If you could visit three (and only three) kingdoms, which three would you pick? Why?
I only want to see one, Britain, for the Royal Armory.
What do you see in your Amtgard future?
Well, since I can't see the future I think I'll say fighting.
Do you have anything you'd like to say to the readers of e-Samurai?
Hey, kids. Don't grow up to be monarch or they take your fun away.
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