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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Meet you at Red and Green

Another bit of streetwise lingo for you to enjoy.  This one is widely used in Arduin, Falohyr and Viruelandia but is less common elsewhere.  In Ghorfar and Chund they say "betwixt walls and blue" to mean the same thing.  Anyway, its used for challenges and duels.  The areas of fighting are usually set up somewhere in the community or outside the walls, usually on a green sward or open area.  The red in the saying is obviously a reference to the blood about to be shed, so the old "red and green" means the grassy area where you go to duel, and likely bleed.  Ghorfarian dueling areas are traditionally set up between the outer and inner walls and under and open sky, hence the references.

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