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PostSubject: Jousting Tourney (test)   Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:20 pm

The arena herald placed himself on a small heightened platform, signalled the crowd for silence and unrolled a piece of parchment 'Today, we will witness the first royal joust under our beloved Mordred the Great, Unifier of Pendor, Tamer of the Jatu, Befriender of the Nolder, Vanquisher of the Vanskeries, Bane of the Mystmountain Tribes, Hunter of Heretics, Uprooter of the Brotherhood, Conquerer of the Snake Cult, Spotter of the Fish Knight, Ally of the Mettenheim, Man of the People, Breaker of the Shield Wall, Victor over the Mad King Ulric, Master of the D'shar, Queller of the Empire, Smiter of Ravenstern, and King of Pendor.'
he took a moment to regain his breath, 'We start with a joust between two renowned tourney knights: The Dragon of Sarleon and Sir Toric of Laria!' the crowd cheered enthusiastically, but the herald could not determine wich of the two knights was more popular.


Sir Daemon the Dragon of Sarleon, clad in red and white, with his shield showing a white dragon on red.
his white courser draped in red leather and his helmet had a small white dragon sitting on it, with his wings spread out. He lifted his lance high up in the sky, letting the crowd cheer out his name once more before he gave his horse the spores and aimed his lance at his opponent.


Sir Toric of Laria, together with his horse was clad almost entirely in smooth green with only here and there a small silver deer. His shield showed a silver deer on a field of green. Sir Toric was a handsome man and had always a bunch of girls cheering his name and waving small green flags to show their support. He smiled at them, closed his visor and gave his horse the spores.

When the two knights collided, no one dared to utter a sound. Both had aimed for their opponents head, both had succeeded to do so, both fell, both lay unconscious. The herald bellowed 'A DRAW! Both knights are unable to continue and are eliminated from the tourney!' he stepped from his heightened platform while the knights retainers and squires gathered all the fallen pieces of armor and carried their masters to the tents.

Bad news, because who will be brave enough to joust now? It will be up to the proud Orders of Pendor to make the people forget about this horrible accident.


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This was an example of the upcoming Jousts, first both will post an introduction, than both will post their victory/defeat, followed by the herald calling for the next contestants.


If you want to compete, everything will go by private messages.. be sure to enter and in the spoiler you will find the instructions to jousting.


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This is the first time I am doing something like this, so please be gentle with me Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:55 am

The Boar was the first to emerge from the tents, clad in massive dark grey armour, a light silver dragon etched on his chest. His helm was carried in one arm, a simple device more practical than beautiful much like the rest of his equipment. Casting only a cursory glance at the two bodies of the unconscious knights being borne away from the lists, he moved towards the jousting track. Behind him marched two squires, one leading a squat but powerful horse, heavily barded in the manner of the Knights of the Dragon, the other squire carried a lance over his shoulder, unaware that he nearly toppled one of the tents with the tip as he turned to allow the stretcher bearers to pass.

Sir Arduin left the two squires at the end of the run, and made his way to the royal stand. Once there he gave the king a stern salute which was returned with a bow of the head from His Majesty. He then returned to his squires, and passed his shield to the lancer, then gripped the saddle and tried to mount the horse, only to slip down again. He stepped away and regarded the horse with a look of pure disdain, which the equine returned in kind. Taking a deep breath, the Boar hauled himself once more onto the saddle, his leg being pulled across the horses's rump by the squire. Once seated uncomfortably he held his hands out for lance and shield, and then waited for his opponent to show up.

OCC : Great work Aelos, looking forward to seeing how this turns out. I have sent you my plan via PM.

EDIT : Noticed and fixed a typo (held out his hand for a shield, not a horse!)


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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:06 am

The Silverfox followed shortly after, wearing her silvered plate armor. Before mounting the warhorse, she knelt and mumbled a prayer in the tongue of Barclay. For a moment it appeared that she was finished, but she had only looked up to face the sun.

Her prayer continued for a full minute.

Upon finally mounting her steed, and looking rather small compared to the massive warhorse, she placed her helmet upon her head, taking a moment to ensure her hair was smoothed first. Her salute to the King came on horseback, rather than on foot.

Uncomfortably, she took the shield from her squire, drawing more than a few laughs from the assembled crowd. The heavy lance, however, she held with ease seemingly impossible for her small size.

As she approached the lists, she pondered her strategy for dealing with the massive man. One thing was certain, she couldn't possibly miss him.

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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:43 am

King Mordred rose from his seat to a roar from the peasantry and enthusiastic but polite clapping from the nobility seated around him in the stands. He then looked over to the Boar, who shut his visor and raised his lance to indicate his readiness. Next he turned to Ana, who did the same. The king then reached out behind him, and the crowd were stunned to momentary silence when a longbow appeared in his hand. A squire clambered up on the fence separating the two jousting tracks, a board held up over his head. The king took quick aim and let loose a shaft which slammed square into the centre of the wood, throwing the squire off the fence, and sending the poor man scuttling for shelter.

Ana was the first to react, her horse rearing from her excited tugging of the reins, but her superior horsemanship showed through, and the animal burst forward with a jolt of speed. The Boar was less lucky, his kicking his own mount resulting only in a slow shuffle forwards, but this seemed all that the Boar wanted from his animal.

Ana lowered her spear as her mount picked up speed, the crowd was shouting in approval as she rode faster and faster towards the unhurried Dragon. Ana thought her opponent was struggling with his lance, the weapon swinging out to the left, the tip aimed far past her. The Boar set his shield oddly, exposing most of his chest to Ana's own weapon, and with a smile she leant forward and set her lance at the exposed Dragon crest on his chest.

Sir Arduin himself leaned forward to take the lady's thrust, the tip slamming against his chest and splintering the lance with the hard impact. It knocked him back and nearly out of the saddle. Struggling to retain his balance, the big man yanked back with his right arm as his shield acted as a leverage point, sending the lance swinging back round towards Ana. The Silverfox saw the danger too late; that the Dragon had not aimed at her, but rather was trying to sweep her sideways off her mount.

The haft cannoned into her chest, catching her squarely in the midriff, making her body jack-knife around it painfully. She was held there in midair for a moment, as the horse charged on from under her, but the lance snapped and she fell hard, her armour crashing like a symbol as she hit the ground.


OCC : I wrote this and had it confirmed by Ana as I used her character in its writing. Her own piece is to follow.
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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:21 am

Ana laid on the ground, nearly motionless, for a moment. The wind had been knocked out of her by the lance, and a moment later, the ground.

Inside her helmet, she saw only darkness with no comprehension. A moment later she saw the sun and clouds. With the help of her squire, she rolled onto her hands and knees. After the squire pulled the helm from her head, she looked at the Boar. Could that really have just happened?

The Boar of a man didn't look smug, but rather relieved, as he inclined his head towards the fallen Lady.

Carrots... water... near death.. Her squire looked at her oddly, as if she were mad.

For the horse. She added.

His horse.
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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:33 am

'Boar! Boar! we want more!' the crowd cheered and the herald was amazed by Boar's unusual way of jousting, even some tourney knights cheered for the large man as he returned to his tent.

after a few minutes of loud cheering and praising the herald signalled the trumpeteer to signal silence. He blew the trumpet till he almost fainted and the crowd went silent once again. The herald filled his longs with air and almost yelled the following:


'Sir Arduin the Boar wins!, he will be the first to enter the second Tier!' someone in the crowd did a loud 'Groink' wich was followed by some laughter. 'The next joust will also be one to remember! We will see Lucius Valerius joust against the valiant Grandmaster of the Dawn he paused, building up the tension 'Sir Aranor!!'

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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:00 am

A heavily armored figure emerged from the tents, striding slowly towards his horse. His armor sparkled and shined like a beacon in the field. His armor was that of an ordinary Dawn knight, but trimmed with gold all over. Etched on his breastplate was a hollow golden sun. He held at his side his helmet, it was of Barclay origin, custom made with wings off the sides. He walked down the side of the arena and stood facing the crowd and royal court.

The herald stood next to the knight and introduced him;

"My good people! Today, at this very moment, you stand in the presence of a hero! I have the privilege, the honor, nay, the pleasure of introducing this knight. A knight, born of a dynasty of knights, who can trace their blood beyond Cavalas himself! Before you stands a knight of your own blood! He was born here, in this great land, long ago. His body may have been in Barclay, but his mind was always here! His thoughts went to the forests of the Fierdsvain, the icy mountains of Ravenstern, the deserts of the D'Shar Principalities, the vineyards and beaches of the Empire, and the steppes of the east! Who here does not remember the Shadow-Seeker and his warband going all over Pendor, fighting whatever threatened the peasantry and smallfolk of the 5 kingdoms. Who here remembers, how he denied all rewards, at his own detriment! Who here has sung along to the tavern songs about the battle of Wygrove moor, where this knight slew Eyegrim the terrible with his own hand! He has slain countless rogue knights, defied kings, and has risen to the highest rank of his knightly order all before the age of 40! Enough of the pleasantries, you came here to see a good joust, I present to you, good people of Sarleon, the slayer of eyegrim, the grandmaster of the order of Dawn, the champion of light, the Dragon of the West, and the best damn drinking buddy I have ever met-

SIR ARANOR!"

the crowd went wild, some of them have even painted their faces with rising suns and golden falcons. Noble and common ladies alike waved to Sir Aranor, hoping that they could catch the knight's gaze. Unfortunately, to their dismay, they saw that Aranor wore a white ribbon on his right arm, his true love was Astraea, and no lady could take him from her.

Two squires ran out onto the field, one holding Aranor's lance, the other leading his horse, draped in gold and white. He neighed when he saw Sir Aranor, it almost looked like the horse was engaging in banter.

"The same goes for you old friend." said Sir Aranor as he mounted his horse. He gave the horse a pat on its side
"But how else am I going to make you work off all those apples I keep feeding you?"



He grabbed his shield and lance. His shield was just emblazoned with the order of the Dawn sigil. At the top of his lance was the coronal.

Sir Aranor trotted over in front of King Mordred and saluted, holding it until the king answered with a slight nod of his head.

Sir Aranor put on his helmet and trotted over to the the start of the track. He saw his rival for the day, Lucius Valerius.




Lucius appears a slender, dark-haired fellow, lean enough to topple most men in Pendor if not only by a hair, come complete with a short, dark beard. Clad in exquisite plate-and-mail, painted black and reforged several times to increase it's protection, it was the new sort of equipment that had started appearing from the forgeries of the Shadow Legion not more than a few months ago. His head missing a helmet, long strands of brown hair waved down his head, reaching halfway to his shoulders, hanging straight. You could often see him weary after a hard day's labor, yet more often than not he had taken to a cold, emotionless staring lately. Some say that the second-in-command is beginning to resemble the Grandmaster not only by appearance, but also by manners. He held his lance up high as if about to begin a charge right away. He hoped that it was an impressive entry as he pulled the reins, stopping the Hunter on its tracks. He gave himself a moment to look around.

There was King Mordred, the unstrung longbow on his back, eyeing the two contestants indifferently. He hoped it was indifferent. And Aranor, opposite of him. The shining mail gleamed in the sunlight. His own eyes had a thunderous look about them, of course intentional. This battle would spring many new rumors, he was sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:15 am

King Mordred fired the arrow

Both knights started off down the track. As his horse started off, Sir Aranor bent his body at an angle. he leaned into his stirrups and his horse sensed this. The armor of the rider and the horse's leather gold barding caught the sun's rays and appeared as a bolt of light racing down the track.

On the opposite end, in black armor, started off Lucius Valerius. As he started off, his horse started to rear, and the horse was appearing to disobey its master. Lucius got his horse to start down the track, but nowhere near as fast as Aranor's horse.

Aranor ignored the horse, if the horse was truly disobedient it would never have be allowed onto the tourney.

As Aranor and Lucius drew near each other, Lucius tried to aim his lance at Aranor's chest. His horse started to speed up and charge down the track. But Aranor was going too fast, and his stance made him to small a target. Aranor clung his legs to the horse and shifted his weight to his shield arm.

The next few seconds could only be described as astounding.

Lucius's lance hit Aranor's shield, but at the speed that Aranor was going the lance tip broke almost instantly and glanced off the side of his shield. Aranor's lance hit Lucius's shield dead center. Aranor's lance's coranel stuck to Lucius's shield, the force and speed of the lance hit Lucius with such speed that he was practically thrown from his horse. It happened so fast that nobody even realized what happened until Lucius was on the ground.

Aranor's lance was wrenched from his hand, and his horse slowed down to a stop. Sir Aranor took off his helmet and let it drop to the ground.

The Dawn squires ran over to Sir Aranor.
"Don't fuss over me squires, I'm fine.. just go make sure that Lady Sulran is taken care of."

Aranor looked up to the heavens and whispered a short prayer to himself.

He then smiled and rubbed his horses's head.


"See Ventus, we still got it in us."

Aranor faced the king once more and bowed his head.


Aranor dismounted and jogged over to Lucius.

"That was a fine joust Sir Valerius. It was my honor to face an opponent such as yourself" said Aranor while extending his hand out to help Lucius up.

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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:38 am

Too fast. He had barely enough time to think; Aranor's lance seemed to explode against his shield, sending him several paces backwards, and he felt his lungs emptying of the impact. For a moment he could only stare; brown eyes, cool as ever, challenging the skies to mock his defeat. A wild look flashed on his face, but just then he heard someone speak to him. Sir Aranor stood there, the gilded plate-and-mail gleaming like the sun itself, the hollow sun flashing as he shifted on his place. Almost he reached out for his sword, but he knew it was not there; and this was no Cultist. He took the Grandmaster's hand, murmuring acknowledgements as they both manhandled him from the ground. The armour was still a heavy burden.

To coolly face someone who just beat you in a fair duel, even if only a joust, posed little challenge to Lucius. He had learned meekness early, and the correct times of when to be meek and when not; besides, there was still the emptiness within that helped him to stay cool. He looked at Aranor with his brown eyes, shaggy strands of hair and mud covering his face, suppressing a grin. Perhaps, just perhaps, he could make the first steps to befriend the man here. If he made the right moves.

"It indeed was. Your skills in jousting are as great as I've heard; I am impressed. Congratulations on your victory, Aranor."

Fascinating how one could get so entangled in his own schemes, so entangled in something he would've ten years ago called manipulation. He had come to respect the skill later, though; it had its uses everywhere, even subtle ones such as this. And besides, he thought he liked the man. Befriending him would only be inevitable.

"Perhaps we can share a mug of ale after the jousting has finished?" he asked politely, but placidly. He was painfully conscious of the calm coolness of his voice, but he dared not let go of the emptiness yet.

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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:14 am

Sir Aranor smiled at Lucius.

"Of course. I must also compliment your own skills at jousting. Your the first one in a long time who actually managed to get up after the joust heh. Plus, not a lot of people would have recognized what you did with your horse. Hell, there are a lot of knights who would have fallen for that and taken the lance straight to the chest. I know a nice place in this city, called the Blind Archer, I'll buy."

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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:44 am

wow, the herald couldn't think of anything else. The crowd stood in awe as well, it even took several minutes before they finally managed to express themselves and started cheering the heralds eardrums to shreds 'Why do they have to place this platform so close to the crowd?' he complained. He had to endure though, the two fine men had left the arena with their retainers and squires behind them and it was his duty to announce the next two.

He waved one hand in the air and the crowd understood, they were really excited to see what had yet to come.

'Listen, proud people of Pendor' this really caught the attention of the smallfolk, and a few men were so caught up in the moment that they even saluted the King then and there. 'The Grandmaster of the Dawn is through to Tier 2' he was sure there would be several men in the crowd that would join the Order of the Dawn if wins all his jousts like that

'The next joust introduces one of the King's foremost Griffon knights, the morningstar hero, Sir Kamos!' he paused a moment, the crowd was complete silence out of admiration of this valiant knight 'His opponent is a most infamous Eventide knight, master of whisperers, he is the spider! Sir Varys! this time the deafening silence was mixed with fear.

Ser Varys, the Spider emerged from within the tents, wearing the infamous Eventide gear. His horse was armored quite lightly, which seemed odd. Varys was tall and lean next to his courser. He murmured something that seemed like a prayer, but to what, no one could tell. His squire, Rocorad, handed him his shield, which was quite startling. It had an unfamiliar emblem on it. A spider, with red eyes was the focus of the shield. Varys smiled as he saw the crowd shift uncomfortably at his display. Rocorad handed him his helmet, and he put it on. He stood and let the crowd rest their eyes on him, then quickly mounted his horse. He glanced up at the king, and nodded his head at him, showing no other sign of salute. Rocorad handed him a lance, and he tested it's weight. He moved towards the stands, hoping to get this over with quickly.

Sir Kamos exits his tent and calls for his Squire Aelos to bring forth his horse while he grabs his lance and shield himself. His armor is plain and he wears of Griffon talbard. He scans the area around him including the crowd and King before looking across the field at his opponent and staring at him until his horse arrived. Once Aelos arrives with his horse he just stares at the beast for a moment with clear disdain, it's not a bad looking horse though. With the help of Aelos he mounts up if somewhat unsteadily and meticulously slides on his helmet, shield and grabs his lance.

He trotted up to the tilting line and saluted King Mordred by raising his lance in the air briefly before turning his eyes back to his opponent with an unflinching gaze.
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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:33 pm

The two knights started their joust. Varys seemed to be going slowly, not speeding up at all while Kamos started his horse off full speed. He was getting closer, watching Varys with intense concentration.

Suddenly, Varys dug into his horse and sped up. Kamos seemed to not be prepared for the sudden change, and quickly brought his shield up to counteract the change. Seconds later the two clashed in full fury with the loud crack of wood heard between the loud clattering of steel and hooves. Varys lance slid off the shield of Kamos directly over his shoulder while Kamos' lance wobbled around before slamming into Varys shield knocking him backward in his saddle. However this was not enough to unhorse him as he reeled back around until he was upright on his horse once more to the roar of the crowd.

The tilt was called as a draw and both knights returned to their starting position to ready for another tilt.

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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:33 pm

Both Knights readied themselves for the next tilt waiting for the signal. Eager to engage in another round and decide the victor. Their horses shifted in anticipation while the riders stood strongly.

Finally the signal was given and both riders exploded forwards bring their lances to the ready sending dirt flying behind them and the crowd into a roar.
Sir Kamos was making a rather sloppy approach with his shield dangling low and his lance weaving unsteadily. Sir Varys was as stiff as stone with his lance drifting upwards towards the exposed upper torso of Sir Kamos. Quickly they closed in towards each other as the crowds steadily grew more quiet. Filling with anticipation.

However mere seconds before impact Sir Kamos lunged forward in the saddle compressing himself towards his horse and bringing his shield out to steady his lance in the lower torso of Sir Varys. Varys lance flew too high and although he attempted to lean back in the saddle the lance struck low making his effort for naught. Instead he violently jerked forward and was ripped from his saddle by the force of the impact that sent splinters of lance scattering about.

Sir Varys tumbles to the ground as Sir Kamos rode past carrying a splinter shield and the roar of the crowd. Slowly he made his way back to check on his opponent as the herald began to speak.

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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:42 am

Varys clenched his teeth and got up. He had been beaten fairly, and he knew it. He got back up, nodded at Kamos, and said, "That was a good joust. I commend you on your victory, Ser."

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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:39 am

A smile spread across the face of Sir Kamos as he held his position.
I thank you for you words Sir Varys. You did well yourself and it's good to see you don't seem worse for wear.
He shifted his horse over to face the crowd and gave a quick bow before heading back to his tent.

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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:22 pm

The herald would not waste time on long introductions for this joust, featuring two men, both no knights, the first a squire that wears no real armor, the other is a retainer who just recently joined the Ebony Gauntlet. However it was is job, so he signalled to crowd for silence and stood high on his platform.

'Sir Kamos goed to Tier 2! We should be glad to know that the Griffon Knights protecting this very city can squash a spider they need to' a short silence, 'but can he do the same with a Boar?!' Because in Tier 2, Sir Kamos will be jousting against a Boar! and not just any Boar, mind, he will be jousting Sir Arduin!' After hearing the name of the crowd's favourite boar they kept cheering till all of them were out of breath and desperately searching for air.

'But first a joust showing the superiority of the Dawn! Even their squires join a joust with the odds in their favor! Let me present to you the wanderer of Erstinat, Sir Merzinas of the Dawn!'

Merzinas walks alone onto the field with his horse, lance and shield. Sticking the lance butt first in the ground and leaving his shield tied to his horse, his lighter armour allows him to vault onto his steed, he then shuffles his shield onto his arm and lifts the lance from the ground. His dark horse bears no regalia save for a piece of steel for its headpiece. Looking up to the herald he waits stony faced behind his visor, ready for the competition to begin.

Is he really wearing no plate of chainmail? The question was heard whispering through the crowd

'His opponent is not just anyone, rumours about this man's battle prowess comes to Pendor with every Mettenheim merchant, a protector and savior of humanity! let me present to you the Aegis of the Ebony Gauntlet, Savan!

Savan entered the jousting arena from a side door. He was wearing a layer of chainmail crafted masterfully from ebony, wearing a white tabard over the top of it that covered the chainmail fully, but still left some of it visible under his arms. Over the tabard was an ebony breastplate often used by the Order of the Ebony Gauntlet. Adorned on his head was a helmet not often seen in Pendor, one of mettenheim design known as a combed morion. Savan's was black and featured both cheek guards and a faceguard, protecting his entire head but leaving his eyes exposed for full visibility. He had customised it further, adding a visor that was up into the comb at the current time. He approached the horse given to him carefully, and mounted it awkwardly, requiring help from another retainer of the Gauntlet. The same retainer also gave him a shield and a lance.
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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:54 am

On the signal, both horses broke into a charge and there was only a few precious seconds for the two competitors to ready themselves. Merzinas had his lance angled such as to hit the head of his target, the retainer Savan, which would certainly unsaddle him, his eyes were uncovered! The tension rose as the two horseman drew closer together, Savan still having not moved his lance. It seemed that this joust was going to be over before it had started, any of the people in the crowd could predict the outcome.

Except they would be wrong. At the last minute, Savan brought his shield up and knocked Merzinas' lance out of the way, and went to bring his own lance up, but was not fast enough. Lances are heavy, and cannot be moved with such speed, Merzinas had already gone past by the time Savan had his lance ready. He gritted his teeth, cursing under his breath and rode the rest of the length of the piest. He turned the horse around with difficulty, he was not a master of these beasts, and prepared himself for the next run.

Merzinas reigned in his horse. If he was at all disgruntled or bothered by the failure of the first run there was no evidence of it on his face, and he looked more than ready for another go. With a few taps of his heels, his horse turned around and he was once again facing his ebony-clad opponent. His horse, 'Lantre' tossed her head and pranced from side to side, obviously getting impatient, eager to have another crack at the Gauntlet.
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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:54 pm

Merzinas charges towards Savan, lance aimed directly at his head. Savan closes in with his lance held stoically aimed for the small squire, and at the last moment before impact bashes forward with his monstrous shield, catching Merzinas' lance at an angle and shattering it. His arm jarred by the jolt, Merzinas fails to angle his own shield properly, and is pummeled of his horse, crashing to the ground. His horse studders to a halt as soon as he falls, wheeling around trotting over, whinnying and pawing at the ground, pushing him with her head whilst he groans on the floor. His eyes roll back from behind his head, and achingly, he heaves himself up from the ground, swaying slightly from the shock. As the tourney hands gather up the shattered lances he walks over to the victorious Gauntlet, giving a respectful bow to his victory. As he passes however, his horse leans out and tries to bite Savan, fortunately he is wearing plate gloves, and no damage is done.
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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:30 am

Savan's hand shot back in a reflex action as the horse attempted to bite him, thankful for the heavy armour that is typical amongst the Gauntlet. He nodded respectfully to Merzinas, speaking outloud "You did well, you will make an excellent Knight of the Dawn one day." His voice was slightly tinged with a mettenheim accent, and it was even more apparent when he added "I am also glad to see you were not injured too badly, that would have been a terrible draw on my conscience." Savan then dismounted, and walked back to his tent.
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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:34 am

As his name was announced by the herald, Sir Arduin "the Boar" emerged from the camp already mounted, and clutching his lance and shield his horse moving at a canter. As he reached the royal stand, he tried to stop the horse, but instead made it turn in a full circle. Finally getting it under control, he lifted the lance in salute to the loud snort of his steed.

The salute accepted, he waited calmly for his opponent to show up, kicking his mount sharply in the ribs from time to time to keep it from wandering away. Only then did the audience notice that the tip of his lance was in the shape of a fist, sending a ripple of laughter through the crowd from those who knew the recent history behind the Dragons and Griffons.
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PostSubject: Re: Jousting Tourney (test)   Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:49 pm

Sir Kamos was slow to get to the starting position for the joust though he was perfectly prepared being led by his Squire Aelos. Apparently he had been distracted by a very loud ongoing argument back in the camp. As he lined up for the joust he looked to the King and gave a salute by putting his fist over his heart, beating it twice. He noticed the crowd was laughing and it took him a second to see the lance head of Sir Arduin. He gave a short laugh before raising his lance to salute his opponent.

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