Reading through the rules for DoW, there's a few things that aren't immediately clear to me.
1) What is the Obstacle for the various maneuvers? The chart on page 394 says "at the obstacle indicated", but there seems to be no indicated obstacles. As an example, Obfuscate says that a successful use adds +1 Ob to the opponent's next action - but if Point (for instance) doesn't indicate a target Ob to begin with, what does that mean? Does that mean it defaults to 0 Ob, and with a successful use of Obfuscate the next usage becomes 1 Ob?
2) What are the guidelines for DoWs when someone wants something that's patently ridiculous? For instance, what if a beggar engages the Emperor in a DoW for the hand of his daughter? It's implied that declining a DoW essentially is a forfeit... yet it makes no sense whatsoever for the Emperor to even consider this at all.
I'm pretty sure I'm missing something obvious in these two cases. But I want to make sure I understand the system before I run The Sword with my group.