|From Sir Blackhand West, Champion of the Sword!
-Any advice for aspiring sword masters?
Sure! Grab a bunch of your friends and go hunt the large even monsters that terrorize the country side! Not only will you be paid for it...in silver from that local lord who may or may not be generous enough to pay for the service of cleansing their lands, you might even find a nice shiny item worth some 20 gold.
On the other hand, having your life being in constant danger - that is, the danger of being ripped in half by a monster, will improve your sword fighting, dexterity, and blocking like nothing else will! If you don't improve within 60 days, you're probably dead!
But hey, you'd be surprised at how far you can advance. I did this for a couple years and look at me - I can win tournaments I go to (for the free training) somehow!
-Any plans for the prize money (if you don't mind our askin')?
I'm buying myself a ship of the line and riding all the way to where-ever I'm going. My old employer in Falasan ran low on money, side effect of having his region burned to the ground, and it seems MI is full of fat nobles who are too busy in the whorehouses to have gold to hire me.
Thank god I'm leaving.
AND TO ANY ONE ELSE READING THIS! I'm the handsomest, finest, stabbing, jumping, running, hair-swishing, swashbuckling, troop leading, Mercenary Captain around. Competent, good with ladies, good with...hm, can direct men in battle, I'm the best mercenary around! Hire me for the low price of something to be negotiated later!
Unfortunately, I have no idea where I intend to go, so I intend to capitalize on this interview to reach the broadest audience possible. Pretty smart, eh? Yep, I'm smart too!
I guess that also counts as what I might have wanted to say to the public - although I wouldn't go so far to say adoring.
Yes, I'm not too good at this - professional soldiers aren't often interviewed. Alright, I'll see you sometime soon, Sir Hyral.
Blackhand West (Knight of Lothruin)
Such a likeable energetic young man, it's okay that he's using us for advertising. It's even okay that he called the editor Sir! Just, somebody stop him from leaving the Atamara tourney circuit!!!
From Sir Gucky Zortal, Champion of the Joust!
The only thing that I have to say to aspiring joust master is to kept working hard. I am a little surprised to have win as I have been away from tournament for a long time.
As for the money, I don't know what I will do with it. Will see in due time.
Gucky Zotral (Knight of Barad Gardor)
Honest, short, to the point. We like that, too...