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    Good. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    What are the measurements for a staff weapon?
    How long is it? How wide at it's widest point?
    I can give you the exact measurements of a Sodan staffweapon.

    I have a replica at home, made from the moulds of the screenused ones.

    So, if you still want me to measure it, let me know.
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    Teal'c Re: Fic help.

    If you'd be so kind, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    If you'd be so kind, yes.
    I'll get you the measurements later today, when I get home.
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    My sodan staff weapon replica is 133,5 cm long, measured from the bottom to the utter tip.
    Which is 4 ft 4.56 inch in non-metric measurements.

    And I found you a 1:1 staff weapon replica on etsy which states that the item is 6 ft in length.
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    Excellent!

    Thank you very kindly indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    Excellent!

    Thank you very kindly indeed.
    You're welcome. Glad I could help.
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    How informal can officers of different ranks be with each other?

    In my specific case, an Army Major and a Navy Lieutenant. They've been working together for several years, and are friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    How informal can officers of different ranks be with each other?

    In my specific case, an Army Major and a Navy Lieutenant. They've been working together for several years, and are friends.
    If they're working together, it implies that they are part of the same command and since the Army guy outranks the Navy guy, the fraternization rules apply. (They'd apply even if they were the same rank grade (O-4 for the major and O-3 for the lieutenant) or one/both of them was civilian.)

    I'm pretty sure they can refer to each other by first name or nickname, go each other's quarters to watch live sports, have drinks together at a bar, play on the same sports team, etc.

    So long as they don't form a romantic attachment with each other or the major give illegal orders to the lieutenant it should be fine.

    The above of course applies to US personnel, I'm not familiar with how other nations would handle this.
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    Hmm, ok.

    For context, the Major's male, US Army.
    The Lieutenant, female, Royal Navy.

    Both part of the same multi-nation, multi-service command. He's field commander, she's intel officer.

    No romantic attachment, he's happily married with two daughters (one grown up and one a teenager).
    She's single and gay.

    Been working together for the past five years or so.

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    As long as their informality is not "detrimental" to discipline, good order, the mission, and respects the chain of command it's okay.
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    The fraternization rules are pretty much the same in every nation's military, I think.
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    Teal'c Re: Fic help.

    One for the classical historians in the audience.

    Would a Roman Legionary recognise a white flag of truce?

    Or if not, what would they recognise as a sign that their opponent wishes to discuss terms?

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    Wikipedia says that in 109 AD or CE white flags for surrender were recognized in the Roman Empire and before that they held their shields above their heads to signify such.

    As for what symbols to use to signal a truce to discuss terms I can't find any as my google-fu seems to be weak,
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    An Olive branch has been used since the 5th century BCE in Greece and Rome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    Or if not, what would they recognise as a sign that their opponent wishes to discuss terms?
    A truce?!?

    They came to conquer and subjugate... a truce... *snort*

    Anywho... this is what History.com has to say on the matter:

    The ancient Roman chronicler Livy described a Carthaginian ship being decorated with “white wool and branches of olive” as a symbol of parley during the Second Punic War (218 - 201 BC), and Tacitus later wrote of white flags being displayed as part of the surrender of Vitellian forces at 69 A.D.’s Second Battle of Cremona.

    ** Links contain more information about the war and Tacitus' writings.
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    Ok, good. So something white and/or an olive branch.

    It's just one of these odd ideas that pooped into my head. An SG team on some distant planet facing the descendants of a lost Legion who were abducted from Earth by Goa'uld slavers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    Ok, good. So something white and/or an olive branch.

    It's just one of these odd ideas that pooped into my head. An SG team on some distant planet facing the descendants of a lost Legion who were abducted from Earth by Goa'uld slavers.
    There's the Lost Legion of China... well, sort of... if you need any sort of inspiration...

    And then there is of course, the 9th Legion which mysteriously disappeared... the Legio IX Hispana.

    The 9th could easily be the ancestors of your off-world legionaires.
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    Oddly enough, a couple of weeks ago I happened upon a website that makes custom replica Legion signet rings and ordered myself a Legio IX ring.

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    Now you just need your SPQR tatt
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