(514-05-19) Dalan's 1st Round Joust
Summary: A long tough joust with Sir Dalan's 1st round opponent in the wedding tourney
Date: 514-05-19
Related: None
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Sir Dalan takes the field as his name is called by the herald for his turn in the first round of the tourny. The big knight, even more imposing in full armor, rides astride his charger, Agrippa. Scritching the might beasts neck, he rides into position and takes a lance from his squire Perry. Taking his position on the. He turns to the tourney judge and holds up his lance to salute and then turns and does the same to the knight that he is paired against and waits for the sign to tilt.

Waiting near the list, Isyld is already atop her horse, her name will be called any time. Her squire, Evae is at her side though, waiting with a small selection of lances. While she watches she gives a nervous smile to the younger girl. "I do hope not to make too poor a showing. Especially with all of the handsome knights watching." Priorities!

The herald calls Sir Dalan's opponent, "Sir Gwydion of Gorre!" And Cymric knight rides to position and salutes the big, but inexperienced opponent across from him. Salutes are exchanged and then both Sir Dalan and Sir Gwydion set their lances. When the judge cries, "TILT!" both knights spurr their horses and hoofbeats each against cool, wet spring earth as they charge for one another. Lances leveled and set.

Success
You check your lance at 12, you rolled 10.

Success
Idris makes a check for Average Knight's lance at 15, he rolled 3.

Dalan rolls 6d6 and gets (2 3 3 1 6 6) for a total of: (21)

Riding on a pure white charger Erion trots up close to the lists to wait his turn with his squire following behind him. The man would definately fall into the catagory of a handsome knight with his elegantly touseled golden hair and sparkling blue eyes. Wearing a set of well maintained maile and carrying a shield bearing the Woodford crest he looks ready to go. He peers at the current match thoughtfully before his gaze slips away briefly to note Isyld who is also waiting her turn. He offers her a warm encouraging and rather dazzling smile dipping his head to her in respect.

Success
Idris makes a check for Average Knight's Horsemanship at 15, he rolled 12.

Definitely Erion is a swoonworthy knight, and were Isyld in her dress she wears when not in her knight gear, perhaps the Chalke would be doing just that. For now, he is competition, so the once over she gives him is purely impersonal. Well, it would be were it not for the smile she flashes him, warmth returned in the gesture.

As hooves thunder and chargers draw nearer each. Sir Dalan and Sir Gwydion lock eyes for just a moment, but just before contact is made, Dalan leans into his strike, it strikes center shield and splinters thunderously. His opponent wavers in his saddle, but manages to hang in to his saddle. As he gets to the end of the run, Perry comes running with Dalan's second lance and tosses it to him, Dalan catches it sets it. Both knights turn quickly. Get their horses set and he charge for one another again.

Success
You check your lance at 12, you rolled 3.

Failed.
Idris makes a check for Average Knight's Lance at 15, he rolled 16.

Dalan rolls 6d6 and gets (5 3 3 5 3 4) for a total of: (23)

Success
Idris makes a check for Average Knight's Horsemanship at 15, he rolled 6.

As the lady knight returns his smile Erion's blue eyes shine with delight. He looks her over in thoughtful appraisal for a breif moment and then looks back to the match once more. He watches the current joust thoughtfully as if making note of something or other. Subtly out of the corner of his eyes he glances at Isyld once more as well.

And again they collide. Dalan's lance strikes the shield, though it is a bit low. Sir Gwydion strikes just a bit high and just misses Dalan's shield. Again the big knights lance explodes in splinters, but the skilled knight from Gorre is able to keep himself in the saddle. Dalan grimaces as he retrieves his last lance, turns his horse, and soo he and hte knight from Gorre are charging each other once again.

Failed.
You check your lance at 12, you rolled 17.

Failed.
Idris makes a check for Average Knight's Horsemanship at 15, he rolled 16. (OOC: we did not reroll because the Average Knights, Lance and Horsemanship score are the same.)

Neither knight is quite set perfectly when the start their next charge, and both end up raising their lances to avoid hitting the other's horse as they make a close pass. This time, Sir Dalan and Sir Gwydion stop full and turn. Each man's charger beats their hoof against the ground impatiently, but once they are both set, each man salutes the other and then the charge again!

Failed.
You check your lance at 12, you rolled 13.

Success
Idris makes a check for average knight's lance at 15, he rolled 5.

Idris rolls 6d6 and gets (5 4 3 4 1 3) for a total of: (20)

Success
You check your horsemanship at 12, you rolled 1.

This time the knight from Gorre shows his greater experience. As Dalan tries to lean into his strike again, Gwydion reads him like an old book and lowers his lance just a touch. I slips just beneath Dalan's and strikes his shield, sending him rocking almost out of the saddle, but the big man manages to get his balance back. Reaching the end of the run, Dalan turns and spurs his horse to charge again for another pass.

Success
You check your lance at 12, you rolled 3.

The passes made by the two manage to capture Isyld's attention for a bit, though there is another glance to the knight she will likely be facing in the joust. Her own lashes lower demurely and there may perhaps be a hint of pink in her cheeks but she smiles back unabashedly.

That subtle glance from Erion has him noticing Isyld as she looks back towards him. He turns his head to her and another charming smile is given. "Good luck to you when it comes to be your turn. Hopefully we will both put on as good a show as those two." He offers to her in a smooth polite tone. The pink in the lady knights cheeks is noted but not remarked upon though those blue eyes do linger there a moment.

Success
Idris makes a check for Average Knight's lance at 15, he rolled 9.

Idris rolls 6d6 and gets (1 1 5 4 3 4) for a total of: (18)

Success
You check your horsemanship at 12, you rolled 3.

Again the knight for Gorre show's his superior experience. His lance connects no more than the span of a breath, faster than Dalan's and the big knight is rocked back in his saddle, barely able to hold on this time, Dalan manages to steady himself, when he comes to a stop at the end of the run he looks down to the black ribbon with the small silver cross tied around his rist. He brushes a thumb across the cross and his eyes narrow with resolve and he levels his lance for his next pass and then spurs his horse into action.

Success
You check your lance at 12, you rolled 1.

Success
Idris makes a check for Average Knight's Lance at 15, he rolled 8.

Idris rolls 6d6 and gets (5 2 6 1 2 4) for a total of: (20)

Success
You check your Horsemanship at 12, you rolled 10.

Somedays, grit will get you further than skill. Dalan is having one of those days. By this point is it is very apparant that Sir Gwydion of Gorre is the more skilled knight. Sir Dalan just refuses to fall from that saddle though. Again he is rocked by the lance of of his opponent, but Dalan makes his to hold on and reset himself. He looks down at the favor tied about his wrist again and smiles. His lance set again he fearless charges towards his opponent once again.

Success
You check your Lance at 12, you rolled 2.

Failed.
Idris makes a check for Average Knight's Lance at 15, he rolled 16.

Dalan rolls 6d6 and gets (5 3 4 2 6 5) for a total of: (25)

Failed.
Idris makes a check for Average Knight's Horsemanship at 15, he rolled 17.

And on this day, grit, faith and favor have brough tht young knight from Newton victory. Finally, the skilled Sir Gwydion is forced from the sadly and crashes to the ground. As he falls, Dalan breath's a sigh of relief and pulls off his helm and pulls down his coif. Sliding from his saddle, he gracious goes to help Sir Gwydion up, "You are a great knight sir, better than I, I hope it will be some time before I am on the other end of your lance again." he says as they clasp hands in sporstman fashion and Dalan begins to lead Agrippa from the field. He looks down at the favor tied about his wrist and lifts it his lips, kissing the silver cross once and saying, softly, beneath his his breath, "Thank you."

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