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"Duty is doing what must be done, regardless of what others may think."
-- Kierath Ranamor
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"I no naka no kawazu taikai o shirazu."
A frog in a well does not know the great sea.
"Ame futte chi katamaru"
After the rain, earth hardens
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Beginner's Guide to Traps: The Basics
Before one can begin to learn the intricacies of arming and disarming traps, one should first become familiar with what constitutes a trap and for what purposes they can be employed.
At it's most basic, a trap is any method by which one seeks to surprise an intruder with an unexpected obstacle. To that end, there are three things that are necessary: pre-planning, a triggering condition, and a result.
Having now defined what a trap is, one can consider the uses of a trap. Obviously, traps can be employed in an attempt to kill, injure, or incapacitate an individual. Those, however, are far from the only uses. They can also be used to funnel intruders in certain directions, mark them for later discovery, or even simply as a delaying tactic. On the battlefield, traps can also be used tactically against sections of enemy forces or as another layer of defenses for key troops.
The true key to any successful trap is to take the other individual's intended goal (espionage, robbery, etc) and prevent it from being accomplished through the placement of obstacles. In many cases, the mere existence of traps, or even the appearance or belief in the individual's mind of their existence, is enough to achieve this goal.