Duel Wallenstein

"Duel Wallenstein" is the formalised system of "duels" instituted among the mercenary personnel of Wallenstein to settle matters of "honour" without killing people. It was originally intended to ensure that the matter of duelling was going to be so embarrassing for both parties that they would make up their differences before hand, but in practice has turned into a bit of a laugh with highly formalised rules and precedents, ultimately kept by a Colonel who holds the title of Duel Judge.

A Duel Wallenstein is initiated in the customary glove-slapping manner, but the slapee is then permitted to suggest the contest subject to agreement from the other party. Contests must be capable of being judged in an objective manner and be within local laws, but apart from that the field is wide open. Contests have been known to include:

  • Baguette sword fights
  • Custard pie throwing contests (at the other person)
  • Monopoly
  • Tiddlywinks
  • Tug of war

Once a contest has been concluded, the winner is entitled to humiliate the loser in some particular way.