(514-01-21) Joust of Endurance
Summary: Landon de Baverstock fights hard for a win, nine rounds later the outcome is decided… !
Date: 514-01-21
Related: None
landon 

NPC Rolled By

lysanor 


Sir Landon de Baverstock sits on his charger 'Brute,' the stocky mount a bloodline mixed with the workhorse to provide larger knights such as himself with one that can endure the heftier weight for longer periods of time. Wearing the black and red tunic over which a golden bear is breasted upon it, the Baverstock peers ahead toward his opponent, a man with a yellow and black checkered heraldry, a Sir Jules Stafford. The two had a bit of word with one another prior to the joust, sportsmanship shown in a forearm shake and now again, in the lifting of a lance.

Failed.
You check your Lance at 15, you rolled 16.
Success
Lysanor makes a check for Landon's Average Knight Joust at 15, she rolled 6.
Lysanor rolls 6d6 and gets (1 1 6 3 3 5) for a total of: (19)
Success
You check your Horsemanship at 15, you rolled 13.

As Landon looks toward Carl, Bryce's squire really, he takes the lance and spurs his mount forward in the first charge. He is unable to get the lance to sit properly underneath his shoulder and his lance fails to strike, while he feels the full force of the other's strike against him, splinters flying. He manages to hold onto the grith of the charger he's sitting on, reining around without having to accept another lance. His shield was already scuffed from the last impact.

Success
You check your Lance at 15, you rolled 13.
Critical Fail!
Lysanor makes a check for Landon's Average Knight Joust at 15, she rolled 20.
Landon rolls 6d6 and gets (1 6 6 5 1 1) for a total of: (20)
Success
Lysanor makes a check for Landon's Average Knight Horsemanship at 15, she rolled 14.

The second charge produces a better result for the Baverstock, as the Stafford suffers some faulty grab of his own lance during the charge and drops it on the field! A wild murmuring undertakes the crowd as the man rides forth to valiantly defend the incoming lance charge instead of balking at it. Landon does make his best effort to take advantage of the mistake and try as he might to center his lance and deliver that blow, somehow, by a miracle, Sir Jules stays on his mount. They turn and reset, Sir Landon lifting his lance to salute the other's good fortune.

Success
You check your Lance at 15, you rolled 7.
Success
Lysanor makes a check for Landon's Average Knight Joust at 15, she rolled 11.
Lysanor rolls 6d6 and gets (6 5 5 6 2 4) for a total of: (28)
Success
You check your Horsemanship at 15, you rolled 6.

Success
You check your Lance at 15, you rolled 8.
Success
Lysanor makes a check for Landon's Average Knight Joust at 15, she rolled 11.
Lysanor rolls 6d6 and gets (5 5 5 1 4 6) for a total of: (26)
Success
You check your Horsemanship at 15, you rolled 5.

Two more passes are made, bringing the match up to four charges. The horses are breathing deeper now and Brute's gait is slowing, which gives Stafford the advantage. Each man hits but Stafford's results seem ever more prominent and lance shattering. The sound of wood against armor can be heard, those deep pitted thumps as each man takes blows meant to send the other off saddle.

Success
You check your Lance at 15, you rolled 14.
Success
Lysanor makes a check for Landon's Average Knight Joust at 15, she rolled 13.
Landon rolls 6d6 and gets (5 3 1 2 5 2) for a total of: (18)
Success
Lysanor makes a check for Landon's Average Knight Horsemanship at 15, she rolled 12.

The Baverstock is looking tired by the end of the fifth round. He lacks a powerful hit to knock his opponent on, as they keep battering each other. But Landon is trying to keep face and stay amount, as if waiting for the other to wear out before him!

Critical Fail!
You check your Lance at 15, you rolled 20.
Success
Lysanor makes a check for Landon's Average Knight Joust at 15, she rolled 8.
Lysanor rolls 6d6 and gets (2 3 6 4 1 1) for a total of: (17)
Success
You check your Horsemanship at 15, you rolled 5.

The contest is very back and forth. One pass seems to be in favour of the Baverstock, the next to the Stafford. The results are the same. Both men are stubborn enough that they stay aboard their mounts, neither giving ground - though Sir Baverstock made a critical error in the last round, his lance swinging wide and unbalanced, taking a full hit from Stafford and bowing backward in his saddle for it.

Success
You check your Lance at 15, you rolled 13.
Success
Lysanor makes a check for Landon's Average Knight Joust at 15, she rolled 1.
Landon rolls 6d6 and gets (5 5 6 4 2 4) for a total of: (26)
Success
Lysanor makes a check for Landon's Average Knight Horsemanship at 15, she rolled 9.

Shaking off the hurt, Landon makes a fine come back that looks as if he puts everything he has into it. It should have very well been nearly powerful enough to send the other knight sprawling. However, Stafford definitely has much more reason to keep to saddle - he's a contender and he won't lose to a young spring buck! Gripping onto his saddle straps, the man keeps from falling off and at the end of the list, hauls himself back upright, to turn and face Landon once again. The hard hit deserves a salute!

Success
You check your Lance at 15, you rolled 6.
Success
Lysanor makes a check for Landon's Average Knight Joust at 15, she rolled 9.
Lysanor rolls 6d6 and gets (1 4 5 1 5 6) for a total of: (22)
Success
You check your Horsemanship at 15, you rolled 9.

Success
You check your Lance at 15, you rolled 12.
Success
Lysanor makes a check for Landon's Average Knight Joust at 15, she rolled 13.
Lysanor rolls 6d6 and gets (6 1 4 5 6 3) for a total of: (25)
Failed.
You check your Horsemanship at 15, you rolled 17.

On the eight and ninth round, it's easy to see that the Baverstock knight had given it all in the seventh and was breathing heavy in each subsequent round. The eight pass sees both men hit, but the ninth, for whatever reason, brings Sir Jules more strength against the Bear of Baverstock than the Bear had left in him. The powerful punch is enough to losen him from his seat, ending up in the dirt with a heavy thud and sputter.

Because of the stretch of time it took for the match, Sir Jules comes over and dismounts to help the Baverstock up, patting him on the back even as Landon hunches over in obvious discomfort. He's seen off the lists by the squires while Sir Jules remounts and rides around to the sound of applause!

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