Held in Redding, CA.Shasta and Lydd fought a melee. Shasta won.
“Makes me wish Bergen Von Rausch were on this list. He may remember his epic story of that combat better than I do. It involved such things as the challenges, and the "flubbada-flubbada" axe, and the desperate battle on the fire trail.
“Shasta's victory was not terribly unexpected. It was a three vs. three melee and two of the Shastans went on to become knights and Ranulf would have if he hadn't gotten distracted. I don't think any of the Lyddans went that far ...” – Stefan de Lorraine, who really wishes he remembers all the details of that story. In short form, the axe was part of an attempt to use other weapons than swords, but it proved to be a powderpuff axe that couldn't make anyone call a blow. It did help even the odds a bit. Bergen was reduced to egging his foes on and trying to set them up for his partners.
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