I was wondering what has been discussed (if anything) about adding non-sanctioned dueling schools. One thing that was nice about 1e was that you had Swordsman Schools that provided benefits but were not recognized by the Swordsman Guild. This helped allow characters to have an improved fighting style but not be officially recognized.
With the way Dueling Styles really impact combat in 2e, it seems harder for characters to contribute in combat without having a dueling style. However, there are going to be characters who want to be better at combat but for whom being members of a dueling guild don't make sense. What do others think? Have we had word on this officially? Has anyone thought about an advantage that would accomplish this? Maybe a 4-point instead of 5-point? Maybe some way to 'learn maneuvers' individually without the whole dueling school 5-point investment?