Well, it has never been a secret that on OOC level I have good amount of respect for many of the Killers out there, and sought advice from Crow, Snow and others on how the BC united and raised their level of play to help raise the level of play of the Scarlet. Think that is why soo many warriors either tolerate me, or just straight up hate me.
Think it was Crow that really helped me develop a reference guide of Warrior/Killer interactions in order to help promote that strained rivalry. I know often I look forward messing around with Killers, the veiled insults and comments back and forth, it is tense dangerous fun.
Hawt Sommer wrote:Keeping the books in mind, How realistic is it for warriors to fight right along side with assassins?
Now, Ven has that respect of the Killers skill, but to him they are rivals or tools to be used. They are not comrades in arms or drinking buddies, they are dangerous men to be wary of because ultimately they have no loyalty to anything but themselves. As such, they cannot be truly trusted even if your the one paying the gold.
In majority of situations Ven is not going to fight alongside a Killer, unless it is a desperate situation of survival or such. Now he has used Killers as instruments in the past, the most famous was the Trevian week of hell to rescue the Cardy Ubara, but to him that is the same as giving guard a crossbow it is a tool to complete a task. As Crow said, in times of war a wise Commander uses whatever is at his disposal to ensure victory, if that means hiring a group of Killers to accomplish certain tasks so be it, but when warriors and killers start acting like long lost brothers is when you need to pull back and remind each side that....you guys are rivals, at best the relation would be reluctant allies.
Like Tarl and Drusus in Beasts, become temporary allies to accomplish a goal but still barb and bait each other. They also gained a mutual respect of each other but that rivalry still exists. After all it is a strong enemy that makes for a strong man.
“I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.”
“For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.”