I don't trust men to rescue princesses without ulterior motives. Post ladyknights to keep the princess pure.
The ulterior motive is gold, land, prestige, and/or the favor of a monarch, you moranus.
Wait, are you telling me all the other knights have been galavanting about rescuing all the princesses before I could get to them, and they've been doing it for FREE?!
Are you implying that lady knights aren't all lesbians?
The only time a lady knight isn't a massive dyke is if she met the only man knight that can put the lesbian in her place, or she has sworn celibacy.
Or she's addicted to Orc dick.
How can she even lift the spear? Don't get me wrong, I like female warriors, but she ain't doing nothing to an enemy in that shape.
That's a guy. The artist just draws really feminine men and armor. There's a picture right next to it of a clearly male knight with a buzz mohawk wearing slender, shapely suit of plate. His females also have the typical bright, clear skin and plastic surgery perfect looks of South Korea/2D.
>started out only being able to bench a 40-50 lbs par
>maxes out at 200 lbs with zero gains
That's actually kind of sad. I experienced huge gains when I started at about 120-140 lbs and hit 200 lbs. Are you a female by chance? If you're a guy you should have gotten a bigger chest and arms/forearms by at least a little bit, unless you started out huge already, which can't be true since you couldn't even lift any weights on the bar. Maybe you shed fat so you seem thinner? Or you simply got used to your gradual gains.
Male, natural t-rex mode. Even ate a balanced, relatively healthy bulking diet. When I realized how far I'd gotten and how little of it showed up on my body, it was really disheartening. I didn't expect huge beefy gains by then, but I at least wanted my arms to look normal. Haven't lifted in about a year and fell back into my lower-calorie eating habits so I've pretty much lost most of what gains I had. Trying to get back on the horse though.
>Implying female knights won't at least occasionally be viable love interests to the princess
>Implying there won't be at least one guy who gets butthurt about this because muh dick or muh het romance
>mfw I know ladies like Gwendoline actually exist out there, but that I'll likely never meet one, let alone be rescued from the bbeg by one.
But anon, you can join her as a loyal servant!
So longer as you can pass blaster inspection and she doesn't find a behelit.
In my younger /b/tard days, I'd spam this thread with the "Big dick problems" comics.
But as a mature fa/tg/uy, I'll play along and post a cute knight grill instead.
if it wasn't attached to you, and you'd left your shield at home, sure I don't see why not
Theres tons of styles that use a modified form to make room for that. its just a stick though and unless it has some bandings or its made entirely of metal it won't be blocking much and the hefty would be lack luster. Most i've seen is jabs and foot fowling to keep the opponent off balance.
Sooooo.... Kill the kingdom and let many people die so people, one who's purpose is to ensure the further safety of the previously mentioned people, can live happily ever after? Thats kind of selfish/genocidal.
Dude's shin-length coat will impede his movement, even more because he's got the bottom belt buckled. His female counterpart has less material to obstruct her stride and she made the smart choice to leave that bottom belt unbuckled. In a duel between these two, she'd dance rings around the guy, either stabbing him in the back or waiting until he falls down and then stab him in the back.
I read it. They stopped ONE siege. In an entire war. The war that apparently needed the help of the duke for them to survive or else the king wouldn't marry his daughter, a valuable political asset, off to his son. You're right though. I should have went with willingly mass-murdery.
The speed of drawing your sword is greater than the speed of flipping your gun around and winding up a swing to deliver a blow capable of the degree of gore created. That is to say that in no situation would you ever be advantaged to hit with the butt of a rifle in the degree shown in the picture, being that it would be both quicker and deadlier to produce your sword and run the other through, or start hacking.
Wait. I thought hitler was the guy that made civilization and then started slaving the other races who the evil god is patroning in the grudge match between good and evil and she's supporting that civ while the samurai, warlord, archers, and raped elves were being patroned by the good god who supported the anti-hitler movement. >>43458959
>if she met the only man knight that can put the lesbian in her place
Sounds like someone has had issues with rejection.
Can't blame the lesbians though, women are beautiful and you are probably passable on your best day.
Anon, don't you understand?
I am a white knight.
Its funny when you think about the fact that men tend to do things many times without even thinking about it - like getting in danger to save a damsel cause she is there.
And then you compare it to women who as a gender are Known for -always- having ulterior motives. Quite literally, when a woman does something, its because she wants it to lead to X other things.
>>keep princesses pure
I want the pure fags to go back to /a/
>I don't trust men to rescue princesses without ulterior motives.
Seriously? Fucking seriously? All I ask is for one fetish, ONE MEASELY FETISH, to remain untouched by tumblr. Is that really too fucking much to ask? Can't we have ladyknights who, radically enough, are motivated by love for justice rather than hatred for men? Fucking hell, I don't know whether I should cry or vomit.
So blonde is the universal hair color of female knights?
>My ultimate fetish is brunettes in knight armor
>they are all blond
Put the helmet on them, then they're all brunette... and female. Know who's usually a brunette, black knights.
you know what? I kinda wish more d&d settings didn't simply accept women warriors so easily. Then I could rp as a woman who's trying to live outside of the role society has determined for her gender. Instead, I'd just roll up a female character, the dm might notice it says 'f' next to gender on the character sheet, and then we'd move on to mindlessly killing some goblins.
It also sort of trivializes all of the historical women who dressed as men in order to serve in the military.
I understand it. It's not like the table top community needs any more reasons to make women feel unwelcome without actually playing in the "-4 str setting". Oh well.
>Not penalizing people for playing what they want in a game of pretend is bad
>Stronk ladies in pretend game makes us real ladies look bad
Stop shitposting while high, cunt.
The hard thing about being a female elf knight is being taken seriously as a knight by men and as an elf by humans in general.
Humans act like we elves are good for only one thing.
Fetching firewoord, I mean.
>be in image thread on image board
>posting shit opinions
Its kinda hard to take someone seriously when their sword's weight makes them fall over when they swing. Also where's that damned firewood? its been 2 hours already. Get lost? I thought you wood elves grew up in places like this.
Stop being rude, round-ear. The sword is made with a special elven technique that allows me to wield it easily. And that firewood?
We're not all wood elves! I was raised in the city!
Are you implying men can't be princesses?
Yeah yeah yeah. Maybe if you spent time on forms rather than bathes and sniffing flowers then you wouldn't be falling all over yerself. Also you're a WOOD elf. Whether ya grew up in the streets ain't my business but that means you're better at finding wood.
Fact is boys make the best princesses.
It's almost like I'm just being an asshole as an excuse to post more armored ladies in response to what is probably bait, and not because the "realism in a fantasy setting" is tired argument at this point because there isn't just two binary states of realism or no realism, and not because there's already room to be accommodating for setting changes built into most rpg rulesets, and not because there's usually someone in charge of making up the settings of a game that you can talk to and plan with to make the game more interesting for everyone.
Nope. Post moar armorwaifus.
It's nice to smell good, you should try it sometime. And not all elves are wood elves!
Does anyone find the word 'ladyknight' really gross? I'm not against female knights or anything, but I just associate it with fetishfags or something. It reminds me of some of the gross-out DD/LG slang like 'squishies' and 'cummies' and shit.
It's just a knight, yo.
Lady knight or female knight doesn't seem as bad to me. It's the combined word, I just find it really gross. Like it's being posted by a super white knight fedora dude, I can't really explain it too well I guess.
I certainly intend to, shit-postmaster.
Leading an army is not the same as being a figurehead. There is no need to be upset, my English friend.
>Not posting best Saber
This is pure autism.
>i'm ironically shitposting so it's ok that I was wrong!
Yeah, I think that's it. These threads invariably descend into yuri kekolding or femdom, so I just know the people posting the term are actually whacking it rather than giving a shit about cool female knight characters.
Considering we're on 4chan, ladyknight is most likely a literal translation of "onna kishi", which Chinese cartoons use to refer to female knights. "Lady" is an official title after all, used in place of "sir" for female knights IRL.
The term "ladyknight" makes perfect sense.
>so I just know the people posting the term are actually whacking it rather than giving a shit about cool female knight characters
Have you ever considered NOT posting in these threads?
You're really bad at this, man. Fraud detected.
It's like you hate women or something.
She actually was just a figurehead though. Pretending otherwise means you are putting modern gender politics before historical fact. Something for which there is never an excuse.
What about girls on armour?
>Have you ever considered NOT posting in these threads?
I like the idea of the threads! I don't like that they tend to become super fetishy. I suppose that's a lot to hope for on 4CHAN DOT ORG though.
I totally disagree. Even in apocryphal IRL history you have people like Tomoe Gozen, Khawlah bint al-Azwar, Hervor, Olga of Kiev, Pingyang, Isabel of Conches, Khutulun, etc.
While these individuals are often not knights or do not live in a society with knights as we know them in the West, they're of noble rank and either fight or command armed combat. There are plenty of historical analogues (often of ambiguous historicity, sure) who could be considered/inspiration for knightly characters.
Looking through the Wikipedia section on her military escapades, the only actual things she seems to have done are: Carry a flag
Come up with a successful plan once
Warn a duke about a cannonball
Get hit in the head by a rock and live
Send threatening letters
If this had been done by an ordinary French soldier, ie a man who hadn't been claiming he was hearing the voice of God, nobody would have given a shit.
>Decided many strategic decisions
There's no need to be upset. And then there's
>Accepting Jeanne's widely reported and agreed on impact on the Hundred Years War
>In any way, shape or form related to modern gender politics
>Implying tumblr inspired Napoleon to make her a national hero
I see armor, I see waifus, hence I see armorwaifus
>ladyknight is most likely a literal translation of "onna kishi"
I'm aware of the term, but being the insufferable kind of weeaboos who must translate everything 1:1 is arguably even worse
>"Lady" is an official title after all, used in place of "sir" for female knights IRL.
Using sirknight would be as stupid as ladyknight.
But Nero really doesn't wear armor. Shielder on the other hand...
I don't know where you're coming from to be honest anon. Like "that's all they are"? What does that even mean?
There are exceptions which basically are, as you put it, "cool" female knight characters, so there is inspiration there. I'm not sure why there being less examples means it's somehow not valid to use in games.
That is because these people are desperate to dredge up and glorify every single example of a woman who took part in warfare in any capacity.
For some reason they find history offensive.
Order of the Hatchet. Then again, historically this wasn't extraordinary. When shit hits the fan and there is no hope of escape, everyone's a soldier. Women just have the luxury of being the last line of defense, as in the line that's almost never used and doesn't even come up in military analysis.
My favorite author says it best, really.
> The strategy of alluring a sexually aggressive woman by coy and amorous teasing and batting the eyelashes, so that she throws the man over her shoulder like a female Tarzan and carries him off to a floral bower for dangerously passionate ravishment makes the man weak and comical, a joke akin to Bugs Bunny wearing a dress.
> There is a reason why Superman rescuing Lois Lane remains a charming and beloved center of their myth even after more than half a century, whereas no one remembers or cares to remember any scenes of Wonder Woman rescuing Steve Trevor. The stark fact is that a healthy woman admires and should admire strength in her man, including when such strength sweeps her up in his arms. She should be delighted even if she is offended when Tarzan throws her over his shoulder, or her bridegroom carries her across the threshold. A man should not admire physical strength in women, because this is not a characteristic that differentiates the sexes for him.
> The sexes are opposite, and culture should exaggerate the complimentary opposition by artifice in order to increase our joy in them, including artifices of dress and speech: when women dress and speak and act like men, some joy is erased from both sexes.
>but being the insufferable kind of weeaboos who must translate everything 1:1 is arguably even worse
Propose an alternate translation
>Using sirknight would be as stupid as ladyknight.
As opposed to "sir knight", which is a valid way to adress a knight?
Never said it wasn't valid. It's fantasy so who cares. But the practice itself is a masculine one and the exceptions you listed don't change that, or you wouldn't be listing them.
>What is the obsession with being a girl's first?
Nothing important, just some shit only neckbeards worry about like
>Proof of loyalty/temperance
>Security of (future) paternity
>Desire to be free of STDs
When will these desperate losers man up and realize that a criminal record is a valid reason not to hire a woman for certain professions but a slutty history is no reason not to share the rest of your life with her?
It means that a girl loves you enough to save her first time for you. Used goods are second or third-rate at best. A virgin is a woman you can love first and foremost: A woman who isn't is someone you want to fuck.
I'd have probably filed that one in "catgirls", but then I'm terrible at organizing things. >>43461405
makes a fair point, though.
A string of mediocrity.
I found an image of Saber Extra in armor, not sure if its what we are discussing.
>Being an "exception" for a lesbian is one of the most satisfying feelings.
Yeah, it really sounds like one of those teenage fantasies people jerk to on hip happening sites like xVideo or Youporn.
Well Joan of Arc did lead her army in 13 battles, having a decisive victory in 9 of them. I'm curious why people actively try to undermine her contributions, like not even begrudgingly accepting she actually planned, positioned, and led armies. Everytime I see her brought up in /tg/ the her contributions go from her being a knight, to being a commander, to just carrying a banner and nothing more. Even though the people of her era, ally and enemy acknowledged her as a soldier and commander. I've never seen any other military commander so scrutinized by /tg/
What about a female barbarian in the party?
>go from her being a knight, to being a commander, to just carrying a banner and nothing more.
She did brag about only ever carrying a banner into battle. Hard to knight without a sword.
Anon, look at it this way.
You're getting upset by a single thread on a Chucklefuck Macaroni Art Website. Do you want a female knight motivated by justice? Make one in a campaign you're actually a part of, or DM a campaign featuring a justice-loving female knight. There are lots of things that /tg/ jerks to that I find reprehensible, but you don't see me getting upset because what will that accomplish?
>I've never seen any other military commander so scrutinized by /tg/
The Hundred Years War is a touchy subject in general here. I've seen people seriously, without trolling, argue that the English won.
>It was other people's armies
>The extent of her actual military participation and leadership is a subject of debate among historians. On the one hand, Joan stated that she carried her banner in battle and had never killed anyone, preferring her banner "forty times" better than a sword; and the army was always directly commanded by a nobleman, such as the Duke of Alençon for example. On the other hand, many of these same noblemen stated that Joan had a profound effect on their decisions since they often accepted the advice she gave them, believing her advice was Divinely inspired.
Calling her just a standardbearer and nothing else is a gross simplification.
>She did brag about only ever carrying a banner into battle.
Quite a few military commanders in history never personally killed an opponent.
>There are lots of things that /tg/ jerks to that I find reprehensible, but you don't see me getting upset because what will that accomplish?
not him but i'd like to hear you voice your complaints
There are accounts of her directing her army, dictating the placements of troops and cannons and prioritizing targets. Sure her tactics aren't subtle, or Subutai tier but she was infact the commander and leader of the armies afforded to her by either Charles VII or her own volunteers.
>On the other hand, many of these same noblemen stated that Joan had a profound effect on their decisions since they often accepted the advice she gave them, believing her advice was Divinely inspired.
On the third flipper, she was extremely popular at the time, and it might not have been the wisest decision to be the only guy at court saying 'she's an idiot who won't shut up when I'm trying to plan'.
Because people with some form of political agenda keep using her as an example of a female warrior.
To try and prove they were something other than extremely rare and for good reason.
I did say Gwendoline (the actress) and not Brienne (the character). Every time I've run into some account of the actress, people comment on how incredibly girly she is. Loves the shit out of dresses and makeup, apparently.
Also I'd say that dude is on the mark when it comes to find enjoyment in opposites, but off on the rest.
>/tg/'s obsession with Kobolds
>Dragon discussions turning into inevitable vore or "spelunking."
>Obsession with builds over concepts, and when concepts are brought up they're dumb "anime" crap
There are probably more but I'd have to see the conversation to know whether it makes me bilious or not.
To be fair, Brienne is fuck-ugly. Like, in the books, she's so ugly that Jaime can bathe naked with her and feel no flicker of interest. (While he does get aroused when Pia is around in Book 5, even though she's had her teeth smashed out.)
I actually liked that she didn't get raped. Like, there's always a little hope in her quest, you see? As if she's going to accomplish something. Then the ending has the cruelest joke of all.
I thought that was Pia, in A Dance With Dragons.
Fair enough, hope is acceptable.
Did anyone else go full Lannister reading the books? I started out thinking Starks or Targs must be the "good guys", or even Stannis the mad, but by the end of book 3 Tywin had me going full lion.
>On the third flipper, she was extremely popular at the time
You're tying the horse in front of the cart here. Did commanders allow her to influence her decision making because she was popular, or was she popular because commanders acknowledged her decision making?
She was quite literally a peasant with nothing to her name, up until the relief of Orleans she could easily have been disposed of and nobody would bat an eye at it.
Not really. The thing about the series is that it's easy to like the characters while hoping for horrible things to happen to them. Like, Tomem is a good kid, but I can't wait for him to die. Similarly, I don't really want the Starks to 'win', because I don't want Jon to do the fantasy hero thing. I want it all to tumble down.
Except 'stop making shit up because history and biology offend you' is obviously a better 'agenda' than trying to pretend women are as strong as men and that they were commonly warriors in history.
Facts are more important than modern gender politics.
>I thought that was Pia, in A Dance With Dragons.
Nope, Jaime popped a boner in the bathhouse at Harrenhal when he got a full-frontal of Brienne., way back in Book 3.
I don't know if he got a boner from Pia, but I do remember he encouraged his squire to "fuck her gentle."
>than trying to pretend women are as strong as men and that they were commonly warriors in history.
You don't have to pretend about that anymore, since they discovered female graves with swords it's now becoming accepted history that Viking raiders were ~50% women.
The "Did she actually do anything" argument could equally be applied to every other successful war leader in history really.
If she did nothing, why do you think the English were so eager to murder her?
(maybe cause she successfully turned the entire campaign around and smashed multiple English armies?)
Maybe it's just because I loved reading about the War of the Roses as a kid, but I thought an ending where the Lannisters squeak out a win with Tommen or some cousin on the throne and Westeros reduced to ashes would be great. I suppose I like that the Lannisters are somewhat honest in their "give no shits" attitude about getting things done. Starks were stupid good, Dany is just boring now, and the last Baratheon is a nutcase.
Funny how the civil war plot is ten times more interesting than "le fantasy ebil dark ice creatures" plot beyond the wall. Although that said I do love reading about the Night's Watch itself.
No, its not. The only people who 'accept' that are delusional political extremists.
Give actual evidence that women were a common participant in raids, let alone '50%'. Swords being found in graves proves nothing, Scandinavian women were expected to defend their homes while men were away.
And no matter how much you jerk off to female warriors men will still be much, much stronger than women. And always have been.
As a tiny, tiny minority of soldiers.
What I do not understand is this childish obsession with female warriors or the fact you get called a sexist for not compromising a setting to include them as a normal thing.
Actually, those graves were settlers.
Not actual viking raiders.
Women held positions of influence and legal standing in old Norse cultures, but we don't have much solid on actual composition of groups that went a viking.
It does reinforce stereotypes, but unfortunately there's a grain of truth in it. Reversing the stereotype creates something that reads differently from the original, due to the traditional social gender roles involved. While the female damsel in distress was praised for her beauty and innocence, the male is mocked for his lack of strength. You can reverse the roles within the story, but reversing them in the minds of the readers is far more difficult and takes a master writer. It's far easier to go along with and play off audience expectations then to try to change the way they think.
The way they think may indeed need changing, don't get me wrong. But this is one example of just how deeply ingrained those ways are. It's not as easy to undo as simply flipping the gender roles of old stereotypes.
Nobody is ignoring it, or mentioning it with Joan of Arc. I have no doubts about her swinging a banner instead of a sword, but that doesn't stop people from trying to over simply what she did and continue to undermine what she did. The detractors are conveniently ignoring that the people of her time saw her, and acknowledged that what she was, was a soldier and commander to push this narrative of "modern gender politics screwing up history" when they themselves are doing the same thing.
I don't read/watch GoT/ASoFaI but holy shit, does the author really spend this much time describing who does and doesn't pop a boner under what circumstances?
>Actually, those graves were settlers.
You think that's going to change the popular image of what this evidence suggests?
Because the societal view and historical view of an event or individual has always been identical, right/
Not even that guy but are you guys ACTUALLY using wikipedia as a source?
Eves are just magically adept humans with long ears and longer life times, but that's a problem with all fantasy races. Small human (halfling), small digger human (dwarves), tall ugly brutish human (orcs), tall lithe magic human (elves)
That's the joke. Also Astolfo looks too goddamn ambiguous.
>People are equal
Legally, not biologically. This is biology 101. Men have testosterone, women do not. Men are bigger and taller than women. Men have narrower hips which gives them more stability. Men have broader shoulders which gives them more upper body strength.
Time for everyone to play amateur anthropologist, its because as birthgivers they have more value, one man can impregnate several women, men are risk takers, women are risk adverse, etc., etc.
>compromising a setting
M8, your setting is as sexually dimorphic, fair, bigotted or apologetic as you want. Any author's setting is as whatever as they want.
"Compromising setting" only happens if you use someone else's or are claiming 100% historical accuracy.
People accept that arcane mumblings can turn bat shit into napalm, but suggest that gender roles may be other than what DAESH wants and people lose their damn minds.
Gender roles were defined by culture and were far from universal. The same as warrior traditions. Pretending the our world had a monoculture is absurd.
Sad, but true, unfortunately. These differences aren't inherent qualities of gender, but ones that society projects onto people, with expectations. It just so happens that these expectations are so deeply rooted in our culture that, by and large, people accept them as fact.
Maybe one day the world will change, but I probably won't be alive to see it.
>a page with 104 sources and a massive 'further reading' section
Yeah sure man, it's obviously completely unfounded.
The real question is how much of that is made up/exaggerated, either by the French, the English, or the Vatican.
Actually, a few Feminist blogs I peek in on were pretty adamant about not holding up false evidence. Something about it making real evidence (Scythian chariot sites and Roman Gladiatrixs for example) far harder to communicate. Then again, she was catching flack from other womyn for bursting their bubble.
I want to get captured and used by a blackguard, and then I want to get rescued by a cute female knight! And then I want them both to share me!
Are you nutcases REALLY pretending the huge biological strength differences between men and women have nothing to do with gender roles and the fact men are almost universally the warriors? How about the fact women are the ones who have kids?
Except you now get called a sexist for not forcing modern notions of equality into a pre modern setting. Just look at the idiots who make Pathfinder deciding that not abiding by modern left wing morality prevents a deity being good.
>due to the higher concentration of testosterone in their bodies.
And yet we've proven that testosterone or even genitals does not determine your gender, so in essence men and women should be completely equal since biology does not matter.
>I can't tell whether they're serious or just troll pictures.
They're 100% serious, the author draws in that overtly cute and cuddly artstyle to make it impossible for you to criticize their "peaceful, loving" message, and to make it palatable for children.
Both Sexes do produce Testosterone and Estrogen, but in varying amounts.In fact, excessive alcohol consumption actually leads to an excess of Testosterone in women, leading to heightened aggression.
In general, yes.
However, if we are going with biology we also need to examine the degree of sexual dimorphism across genotypes. Simply put, the difference between Devonian men and women is significantly less than the difference between those with Neanderthal stock.
In cultures that did feature female warriors with any regularity, they were trained in different techniques. Specifically to compensate for/take advantage of the differences.
Why would you ever wear your hair down when you have to put on and take off a helmet? That seems like an unnecessary hassle, and also your hair could fall into your eyes at an time. As someone with long hair, I would definitely put it into a ponytail before wearing any sort of helmet.
>Just look at the idiots who make Pathfinder deciding that not abiding by modern left wing morality prevents a deity being good.
You think that's the worst of it?
Oh boy, you haven't been reading their recent works or noticing trends in their portrayals, have you.
>Men have testosterone, women do not
Men have MORE testosterone than women.
This leads to greater muscle density on average.
>Hormones do not determine what gender you are, nor do chromosomes.
...Is this one of those 'gender DNE biological sex' things?
Because this makes no sense in any other case.
I'm going to come across as dense asking this but I never really understood the reason why the women warrior thing was such a controversial point?
Like, I completely understand that women warriors were never a thing that occurred in significant numbers historically, but aren't adventurers supposed to be exceptional individuals? Of course if you have military forces that are half composed of women it raises all sorts of weird questions about the setting and ends up looking kind of silly, but I don't think too many people are asking for an equal gender divide in fantasy armies. Isn't it safe to assume that a female adventuerer who's a barbarian or a fighter or some shit is an exceptionally, unusually strong woman since adventurers in general are exceptionally clever/sneaky/magical individuals to begin with?
>tfw androgens are required precursors to estrogens
I guess if you want to give a bit of a handwave about why your fantasy setting doesn't have that problem you could use the OP for inspiration.
Special lady knights are trained because men aren't trusted with the protection of young women.
That's why your female character can have a back story justification for her class.
The reason that her stats are the same as her male companions is just because she's a statistical outlier.
A tiny minority of soldiers (like 10-20% in some estimates and wars) in societies where child birth was often very fatal.
We're talking about D&D, a society with magically advanced medicine in excess of what we get today
>but I never really understood the reason why the women warrior thing was such a controversial point?
It's not so much having female warriors, it's people trying to say female warriors are completely normal and in fact the only reason they didn't exist in modern western society was sexism.
One of the easiest ways to get people thinking that way is the portrayal of female warriors in popular media.
Full stop m8
Unless your testosterone or estrogen controls ability to use magic, having a society with as rigid of gender rolls as western Europe (where it was all war on horses and Saul hates women the religion) is a bigger suspension of disbeleif than Tesla coiling a fucker with a rod of Amber and some wool.
The game designers at piazo can make their setting how they want. They also held up slavery as lawfulbut not evil. You don't like it? Scrap it or play a different game. Thier setting is theirs to shit up as much as your setting is for your feces. The owner of a place ain't got to please anyone else.
>a society with magically advanced medicine in excess of what we get today
You mean where the advanced medicine gets canceled out by advanced curses, planar radiation and possession?
What happens when a human mother gives birth to a Tiefling, and the father was also human?
Are you sure you're not mixing up battlefield casualties (ie. dead during the battle proper) and total ones there? Because while the former is easy to estimate (and generally speaking rather low) the latter isn't (in both cases)
What? nothing the person you replied to makes me believe they're sexist. If anything, having to face struggles against unfair societal norms as a character makes for more interesting roleplay, and deciding how your character reacts to those norms creates more depth of character. Pretty sure it says that somewhere in the player's handbook or DMG for 5e D&D. Specifically, when related to gender, it gives the example that a male drow cleric's gender would be extremely culturally unusual, and should be an important point.
>Saul hates women the religion
...You mean Paul, right?
Either way, this entire post can be reduced to bait, horrible phrasing, and 'don't like, don't read', which isn't an argument so much as stating criticism need not apply.
Wonder if you'd hold the same shield up for the objectively horrible shitfest known as FATAL. Someone must have enjoyed it.
>this [shitposting] is a string of mediocrity
Since you also can't read well, apparently.
This wave of Joan of Arc posts without a single Joan pic? Now that's some good shitposting, or at least competent shitposting.
Magical medicine most people cannot afford in most settings.
Bullshit, post evidence for that. They are notable because they are so vanishingly rare and are usually noble women taking over when their husbands are absent or town dwellers helping protect where they live.
Actual soldiers are almost never women in any historical period.
How about an elven knight?
To be honest, this line of thought has always seemed bitter and irrational to me. What if she lost her virginity before she ever met you, let alone fell in love with you? People can't honestly be this stupid.
This still infuriates me.
I know it shouldn't but it does.
Are captured female knights ransomed or sold into slavery?
Holy shit I couldn't agree with you more.
I hate how this place has turned elves into moe humans with pointed ears. I like anime myself, but god damnit keep this weeb shit out of my western fantasy races. I miss the good old Norse mythological elves.
I'm pretty certain I'm not yes.
The fact is women have always fought. The second fact is that if you're going to have any kind of fantasy in your fantasy game, our rules don't apply.
If you want female warriors to be as common, less common, or more common than male warriors it's really easy to justify that.