Twice now, you have stated that there is a 'reason why the restriction from
engaging in mutual challenges exists. If by 'reason' you mean the cause, I
know the cause. If by 'reason' you mean rationale, please inform me, it may
alter my opinion. Otherwise, i believe you are making a distinction without
difference. If the sole purpose of mutual challenges is to give public
notice of the fact, thereby invoking the unwritten rule that you do not
jump mutual combatants, and that notice is not provided publicly, but provided
privately, then there is no substantive difference.
Your analogy is flawed. No rule, written or otherwise, prevents me from
taking the tankard as someone stands there typing out get tankard. Therefore,
you faile to incorporate a key feature to your analogy.
I await your informing me for the rationale, so that I may reconsider my
position. When you do, tell me also, if you knew I was engaged in a spar
with another, but we had not issued challeges at all, would you still jump?
I remain convinced you would not, because you would honour the mutual combat
between the two. If I am wrong, inform me.
Written by my hand on the 13th of Eleuthral, in the year 1072.