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What does their message mean? Something like "Bring it on!" ?

 

Something like that. In an extremely traditional Maori sense. It is the Ka Mate, if you care to look up the history.

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Is that the one the All Blacks 'perform' prior to a rugby match?

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Sometimes. They also perform Kapa O Pango (the earlier haka on most the correspondences), and regularly write ones for specific competitions.

 

Ka Mate is the most famous Haka, and the one you are most likely to have seen if you were ever at a show featuring Haka(s? what is the plural?). It is employed by the NZ military as well. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a video of a full platoon performing. :(

 

I will just close by saying these are considered sacred, so don't go mocking Haka in the public thread...

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I will just close by saying these are considered sacred, so don't go mocking Haka in the public thread...

 

Understood. Thanks for the heads up.

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I always prefer to mock Beta in the public forum anyway.

 

:ban::beta:

 

:D

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Indeed, thanks for the heads up. I looked the specific Haka up on wikipedia. It almost seemed like a national anthem. When translated to English (according to wiki) it gives indeed a warrior-song. I like their answer to our war-declaration! :)

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It seems so...

 

How do we proceed from this.

Can they capitulate to us in-game?

 

Then we just go for some of the victory conditions?

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:lol:

 

Great to see what went on on the other side of the diplomatic curtain!!!

 

I can't believe you thought we'd shaft you though....... :cute:

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