(514-09-16) Famous to One
Summary: Iwan, Siani and Niclas all compete against their respective opponents. There's some conversation had.
Date: 09-16-514
Related: Summer Tournament, Round 3 jpust
iwan siani niclas 


Tourney Grounds


The open field south east of Sarum Castle itself, within the city walls, is designated for knightly activities. When the Keep grounds are too full, there is a number of knights that come here to train and practice. At times when Earl Robert hosts a tourney, this is the location of the lists. A slight rise of land to the north of this open field is usually a good place the main stand while to the west, just before the Farmer's Quarter is good place for pavilions. The grouns is worn here, two long rows where the tilts are and there are circles of trodden grass where knights duel each other in mock combat during training, or during challenges at tourney times. When no knights are present the commoner


One Sir Elger de Fisherton, an average Salisbury knight who lost his arse in the wedding tournament is facing another Salisbury knight this time around. He's at his end with his squire, the two seem to be in a brief heated discussion… well it's more one sided, and from the knight. The squire blushes, hands over the lance, bows his head and steps back. The announcement made, he awaits his opponent's acknowledgement he is ready as well before spurring on his horse to ride for the other.

Failed.
Iwan checked his tourney of 2, he rolled 8.
Success
Iwan checked his awareness of 12, he rolled 6.

Sir Iwan de Wilton is presently riding well, he's had enough dances of late that it doesn't matter how he does. He comes to the field with half smile on his face, riding out past the list just to take his position. A marshal stops the young man from Wilton to present himself for the moment, which he complies with then takes his horse to the end of the line. A quick look out past the lists though, just in case Sir Isyld is out there, but then he is ready. A look down, as if to check the straps of his shield, given to a silent moment of prayer. He lists the shield to inflict the cross over his heard with his thumb. Then he turns to Sir Elger ready to ride. Spurring his horse, he lowers his lance to meet the other knight halfway.

Success
Iwan checked his lance of 15, he rolled 9.
Success
Siani makes a check for Lance for Sir Elger de Fisherton, average knight at 15, she rolled 13.
Siani rolls 6d6 and gets (2 5 6 1 6 6) for a total of: (26)
Success
Iwan checked his horsemanship of 15, he rolled 5.

Sir Elger de Fisherton watches the other knight, sort of gauging him, watching the movements and when he sees the slight shift of the shield, he adjusts his lance, just minutely. Once he is satisfied with the trajectory, he rides for his opponent, meeting him in the middle with a crash of lances. His hits a little harder, but he takes a hit also. He manages to remain in his saddle and as he turns at the other end, he adjusts to compensate for the strength of his opponent as he goes for pass two.

Taking the better hit himself, Iwan is pushed over the side of his shield a little. A slight twist of his body, if not firmly in the saddle, he would of been upended over the backside of his horse. Still, he felt the hit, Sir Elger was eager for the win as much as he was. Less than a quarter of the field that started in round 1, everyone now could taste the end rounds of the joust. Slowling at the turn, he steels his nerves for the moment, giving a deep sigh to stay calm, then a slight blow of air up towards any bangs he may have. Tucked in the coif, its more a habit in this turn. Completing both the motion to turn about and flow, he comes to face Sir Elger again, a nod given, respect to the other knigh. Then he is ready for the 2nd pass as well and his horse is running while lance is lowered to meet with Sir Elger.

Failed.
Iwan checked his lance of 15, he rolled 18.
Success
Siani makes a check for Lance for Sir Elger de Fisherton, average knight at 15, she rolled 7.
Siani rolls 6d6 and gets (6 6 6 4 3 2) for a total of: (27)
Success
Iwan checked his horsemanship of 15, he rolled 12.

It was round three and few made it this far without the expectation of the end in sight. Round four was dangling there like a carrot and Sir Elger de Fisherton looked hungry for it. His opponents lance misses him completely but he manages to make contact to the Wilton knight. And again, he turns to see his opponent still well and truly on his mount. Each pass was another chance at a loss, so he was trying hard. The nod is returned, he rides for Iwan, lance out.

Success
Iwan checked his modest of 13, he rolled 5.

Again another hit, Sir Iwan presumed the other man the better at the joust, was holding on. Each round for him was simply a better chance. He would hold on as long as he could. Again a look out past the lists to where Sir Isyld was watching, a grin comes to him. He could lose, he would be fine. There was pride at steak, but he didn't need to gain that, no reason to boost. It was the personal experience, the betterment of himself for himself. Another hit but he was still in the saddle. Thus, he comes around again, turning to face Sir Elger and when ready, he comes to match lances again with his foe for this round.

Failed.
Iwan checked his lance of 15, he rolled 19.
Success
Siani makes a check for Lance for Sir Elger de Fisherton, average knight at 15, she rolled 13.
Siani rolls 6d6 and gets (3 5 4 3 1 5) for a total of: (21)
Failed.
Iwan checked his horsemanship of 15, he rolled 19.

Another pass, another hit, Sir Elger de Fisherton was doing fairly well for himself this time, making a good showing at least. He rides for his opponent, lance out in what would prove to be the final pass between the two. He manages to strike him, feeling the connect pretty strongly, and at the other end, he turns to see if it had been enough for the victory.

Already lined up for her own turn at the tilt, Siani is atop her mount looking rather intimidating. Her horse is large to accomodate her larger frame and she watches as the match plays out. When Sir Elger de Fisherton manages to succeed, she looks over to Iwan, a knight she knew from their time in Wilton. Silently, she had been cheering him on, but she does watch and see if he manages to get to his feet.

Iwan rolls 1d6 and gets (6) for a total of: (6)

Iwan knew it would happen, but the hit by the lance that sends him over still catches him unaware. When he hits the ground, the air leaves him and he rolls to his hands and knees sucking for air. Or trying to a moment. He has to resort to shallow breaths, but manages. It takes a few moments but he's up to salute marhals and his opponent. Then he moves to find his horse and squire, to get to his tent to recover.

Even as he's going off finaly, Sir Derwyn de Corton seems impatient for them to clear the field. He had to wait for Sir Iwan to leave that area and he's noticeably upset by the wait. Even when he's ready, he notices the wait by Siani for her fellow knight of Wilton. He tsks in disgust the moment, himself a manor knight of Corton. A shake of his head, he still has to joust her. Little respect shown other than that he is ready to joust when she is.

Success
Siani checked her lance of 15, she rolled 3.
Success
Iwan makes a check for Sir Derwyn de Corton Lance at 16, he rolled 13.
Iwan rolls 6d6 and gets (1 1 4 3 5 1) for a total of: (15)

Sir Elger de Fisherton does wait for his opponent to get to his feet before offering a salute to him, then the marshals and finally he salutes the crowds. Without fans, it wasn't as much fun, so he tried to keep them. How else could he one day become famous? He rides off for the side as the next two take the field.

Siani waits for Iwan to get to his feet before offering him a nod, but she is already focused on the pass coming up and when she rides, she manages to take hit from the lance. Her strength and solidness in the saddle is likely what keeps her there and she manages a nod to the man once she has turned to face him. Nice try, it seems to say. And so she rides again, hoping for a better pass and a better result.

He was certain that was a good hit, but Sir Derwyn feels a little push back from the solid woman that encountered the tip of his lance. He almost turns to look while he is still riding past her, but focuses instead on holding his lance and picking it back up so he can turn and face her. A slight lift in his brows, surprise at first, then he settles with determiantion, to unhorse her. She can't stay that solid each round, he can hit her, he will do so until he pushes her off her mount. A slight downcast of his head as he rides at her again.

Success
Siani checked her lance of 15, she rolled 10.
Success
Iwan makes a check for Sir Derwyn Lance at 16, he rolled 8.
Siani rolls 6d6 and gets (5 1 4 4 3 4) for a total of: (21)
Success
Iwan makes a check for Sir Derwyn Horsemanship at 16, he rolled 8.

Just as determined as he is, Siani once more rides for her opponent, but this time her lance is more solid against him while his hits her shield and doesn't manage to find anywhere to catch to push her off her horse. She breathes a sigh of relief at the end as she circles around, glad to be still in the saddle, but it's a mixed feeling when he remains in his. Another nod is given, another acknowledgement of the other mans talents, before she rides for him again.

Too focused on hitting her, Sir Derwyn de Corton forgets for a moment his own shield. She finds it with her lances and rides the top of it against his shoulder. Holding the reigns he keeps to the saddle tjhis time. Then he gathers himself, aloof once more after the turn, he is better than her. His pride worn on his features, now its but a waiting game, he will outlast her. She cannot endure. He sits up straiter and rides for her. A slight shift in his saddle before he is at her again.

Success
Siani checked her lance of 15, she rolled 8.
Success
Iwan makes a check for Sir Derwyn Lance at 16, he rolled 8.

Oh Siani can endure, so far anyway, as they ride the list and she manages to stay fairly evenly matched with him. He is talented, she knows it, unfortunately, he knows it as well. Seeing the look, she buckles down and concentrates further, ready to make a change after the match of equal measure. How could you improve if you didn't beat your betters?

At least it was mutual contact, even if to no affect. Sir Derwyn grips his lance tightly after that hit, ready to throw it, hints of frustration showing on his face. He looks to those beyond the lists that he is certain came to watch him. There he finds his confidence once more. A nod to show he is fully in control of the moment just the same. He lifts the lance just a little in a salute to them then is facing Sir Siani once more. Riding for her, sure this is the round he claims his victory and eliminates her.

Critical Fail!
Siani checked her lance of 15, she rolled 20.
Success
Iwan makes a check for Sr Derwyn Lance at 16, he rolled 9.
Iwan rolls 6d6 and gets (6 6 1 3 1 5) for a total of: (22)
Success
Siani checked her horsemanship of 15, she rolled 8.

Perhaps Siani had overestimated herself. Riding with her lance it shatters, splintering into shards. It's not something that happens so often, but she does ride back to get a replacement. But not before her opponent hits her with his own lance rather solidly. Teetering briefly she manages to hang on. Once she has her replacement lance, she rides, again, for her opponent.

Feeling the lance give as it presses agasint him, Sir Derwyn smirks and pushes his against Siani. Alas to know avail, but the shattered lance of hers is a slight victory for him. Again eyes beyond the lists for that moment to celebrate with any looking his way. Smug, he turns about waiging for her sqruire to find her another lance as needed. Then he is read for her again, the smirk barely vanishing as he turns and then spurs his mount to charge against her.

Critical Success!
Siani checked her lance of 15, she rolled 15.
Critical Fail!
Iwan makes a check for Sir Derwyn Lance at 16, he rolled 20.
Siani rolls 12d6 and gets (3 2 3 6 5 5 4 2 5 2 5 2) for a total of: (44)
Iwan rolls 1d6 and gets (2) for a total of: (2)

Siani was a little disgruntled by the shattered lance. That was a little spendy for a knight, especially for something so frivolous as a tournament joust. She lifts her lance, kisses the shaft of it then aims it towards her opponent, a slight grin on her face. When she rides, she feels confident and then her lance finds her opponent, hard, and his finds hers. She rides to the end and turns to see the outcome.

Failed.
Iwan makes a check for Pride of Sir Derwyn at 12, he rolled 13.

A slight moment to watch her kiss the lance, a brow lifts. Though Sir Derwyn is determined to win. Too focused maybe. Surprise at his lance breaking, then he is rolling in the dirt where many horses have ridden since this tournemant started. A bruise, then humility in the fall itself. He gathers himself up, and though humiliated, he turns to her. "A good arm, a worthy foe." He musters a small compliment, then protocol to present and salute before he takes his pride with him off the field.

As round three continues on the field, Sir Niclas de Horton arrives, ready for his round. He waits for his turn, knowing it wasn't long until his. A ribbon tied into his chainmail, he is just as happy to wait. More a grin, this is just something to pass the time it seems. The time until he can see Sir Mari once more. But he has her favor, he sort of takes this business serious. When he is there, he finds the marshall. "I am here, have someone ready to pick up my opponent, I shall try not to hurt him too much." A chuckle, not serious at all, but he knows some of the knights do take it that serious, boastful and all.

Sir Edynfed de Deptford is rather old, but that only means he's rather talented. He knows his tourney's and he knows his opponents fairly well. Except the younger ones at least. When his name is announced he rides out, checking out his opponent. Like Sir Nic, he doesn't seem to take anything of it seriously. An easy going smile is offered to the Horton and he gives a salute before he rides towards him to meet in the middle.

Success
Niclas checked his lance of 10, he rolled 5.
Failed.
Siani makes a check for Lance for Sir Edynfed de Deptford, old knight at 18, she rolled 19.
Niclas rolls 6d6 and gets (2 1 3 6 3 3) for a total of: (18)
Success
Siani makes a check for Horsemanship for Sir Edynfed de Deptford, old knight at 18, she rolled 17.

Meetinng with Sir Edynfed, Sir Niclas grins and is ready. "Best of luck sir, may the better win. The loser is welcome to treat the winner to a mug at the Boar's Beard." He would gladly pay for a round with the old man. Then he rides at him. Maybe an offer of the drink throw the fellow off, but Sir Niclas can feel his lance make contact but little from Sir Edynfed. Surprised to still be going, he chuckles and turns his head a little before his mount begins the turned. Surprised to have hit, less surprised his opponent still remains seated. A nod, "Well done. I hope to make it a few rounds against you." Then he simmers down for another pass.

Sir Edynfed de Deptford returns the gesture and the greeting, "Good luck to you as well, Sir." Then he does ride, not answering until the first pass is over. When he, himself, takes the hit and misses with his lance, he grins crookedly. "A mug at the Boar's Beard, I will hold you to it." The first round complete, he rides for the second.

"Aye, as you should, I need the luck Sir Edynfed, and you wish you the same." In the tilts, he chuckles as the agreement is reached on mugs. A more worthy puruit for Sir Niclas. Jousting is fun, he's a knight, he's a good knight even, its the after times when Knighting is done for the day that he lives for. Nodding ot the man, he lowers his lance and rushes to meet with him.

Failed.
Niclas checked his lance of 10, he rolled 13.
Success
Siani makes a check for Lance for Sir Edynfed de Deptford, old knight at 18, she rolled 8.
Siani rolls 6d6 and gets (5 1 5 2 5 5) for a total of: (23)
Success
Niclas checked his horsemanship of 15, he rolled 13.

"Anyone could use a bit of luck." Sir Edynfed de Deptford tells Niclas in return. He gives a bit of a lazy smile, his demeanor still relaxed, not taking anything of it seriously. He is having a good time of it, sure, but he's not all gung ho about winning.

A slight pause, wisdom from his opponent. He won't pass up on luck then in that case. While the other coudl use a bit, Niclas could use a lot. But he keeps his spirits up the same about it all. It was friendly competition, and he couldn't have a better opponent. The drink all the more earned now no matter who wins. He turns and gives a wave to Mari as if winning regardless then he's off after the tilt again with Sir Edynfed.

Success
Niclas checked his lance of 10, he rolled 3.
Success
Siani makes a check for Lance for Sir Edynfed de Deptford, old knight at 18, she rolled 11.
Siani rolls 6d6 and gets (5 1 2 5 6 3) for a total of: (22)
Success
Niclas checked his horsemanship of 15, he rolled 11.

Sir Edynfed de Deptford is having the time of his life. It's a long joust, the best kind, nothing hurried or rushed like the kids nowadays, always in a hurry for the next biggest and better thing. He's just happy to take the time to enjoy things, live in the moment. Turning his gaze in the direction of the wave, he grins, "Got a girl to impress do you?" There's a nod to the girl, then the older knight rides for his opponent.

"There is one, I'm trying to impress her, hopefully this is working. If not, I need to work on my dance I believe." Grinning, Niclas turns to meet again. The longer they went, the better the chance for the more experiences jouster. He manages another round at least, nearly unhorsed. Turning again to meet with the venerable sir, he continues. "Perhaps she will come along later, you can meet the girl. I'll surely take more advice on how better to impress this girl." While there is a joust to finish, there is also a pretty girl to see, some ale to drink and the rest of the day to see where it takes him. It couldn't be a better day.

Failed.
Niclas checked his lance of 10, he rolled 14.
Success
Siani makes a check for Lance for Sir Edynfed de Deptford, old knight at 18, she rolled 11.
Siani rolls 6d6 and gets (2 5 3 5 4 4) for a total of: (23)
Success
Niclas checked his horsemanship of 15, he rolled 6.

"I look forward to it, she seems a pretty lass." Sir Edynfed de Deptford tells him with a smile. He positions his lance again, making a pass.. and then another and both times the Horton manages to remain on his horse. "Well done, Sir, let's see if we can impress her with how long you last in the saddle." Oh were those challenge words?

A nod, Nicals returns "Thank you sir." They pass, again he takes the hit and manages to stay on his horse. At least he hasn't fallen yet, that's something to work with. "Ah, hopefully I can stay in quite a while." A chuckle, a challenge returned, if its concerning how long he will last that is. Sir Niclas likes this fellow more and more. A turn, another pass. More interested to ride past and exchange banter than simply joust it seems now.

Failed.
Niclas checked his lance of 10, he rolled 18.
Success
Siani makes a check for Lance for Sir Edynfed de Deptford, old knight at 18, she rolled 11.
Siani rolls 6d6 and gets (6 6 4 1 4 4) for a total of: (25)
Success
Niclas checked his horsemanship of 15, he rolled 13.

Sir Edynfed de Deptford laughs, glad for the lightness of the moment. Despite the seriousness all around them, they are managing to have a good time of it at least. To make their own fun. "I've found over the years it's not always how long you can stay in the saddle, it's also how you ride." The man offers a playful wink even at the pass and then the turn. "You seem to be doing excellent at both.

When he turns and listens, Niclas laughs in return. "Aye, perhaps so. But if I could say in the saddle and ride well, that would make me famous … in the saddle." A chuckle, he doesn't return to the wink, but his eyes show that grin. Simply amused. Who cares who wins. The old man is needed at the Boar's Beard for stories. Certainly he has somne good ones. "You show me I still have some to learn."

Success
Niclas checked his lance of 10, he rolled 6.
Success
Siani makes a check for Lance for Sir Edynfed de Deptford, old knight at 18, she rolled 8.
Siani rolls 6d6 and gets (1 6 5 3 1 5) for a total of: (21)
Success
Niclas checked his horsemanship of 15, he rolled 10.

"A man doesn't have to be famous to be good, young knight. Sometimes being famous with only one is more valuable than many." Sir Edynfed de Deptford relays easily. "Everyone is always learning, no matter how old you get. The day you stop learning is the day you give up. Never give up, son." He continues to ride, enjoying the talk with it.

A grin, Niclas passes gain, barely holds on, but keeps going. He's still seated at least. Turning about, "Ah, famous with one …." Playful grin comes more towards adoration in the thought and his eyes go again to the lists seeking out Mari. "Never give up, I shall take that with me to the grave!" Serious, then a beat before he chuckles, obviously the grave is when he would give up. He adjusts in his saddle, "Never give up, never stop riding?" Then he is rushing to tilt again with Sir Edynfed.

Success
Niclas checked his lance of 10, he rolled 9.
Success
Siani makes a check for Lance for Sir Edynfed de Deptford, old knight at 18, she rolled 5.
Niclas rolls 6d6 and gets (1 4 3 5 3 3) for a total of: (19)
Critical Fail!
Siani makes a check for Horsemanship for Sir Edynfed de Deptford, old knight at 18, she rolled 20.
Siani rolls 1d6 and gets (1) for a total of: (1)

Sir Edynfed de Deptford grins in response. Indeed, famous with one. He, himself, looks over towards the crowd towards an older lady who is smiling brightly at her husband out on the field. He salutes her with a wink and a loving twinkle in his eyes, she blows him a kiss. "How could being famous with many ever compare to being famous to one?" He means it, those heartfelt words. When his opponent rides, he rides as well, but his lance misses while his opponents finds him. He falls off the horse, but it's a graceful fall, sort of sliding off and catching himself so he lands on his feet. He bows to Nic then turns to his lady love who looks proud of him still, and he blows her a kiss in return, bowing to her. He finishes with the marshal, then turns back to Nic. "Never give up," he grins before sauntering off.

Turning after that pass, feeling the shatter of the man's lance, Niclas wants to be sure he's okay. There he is on his feet. A grin given to him, a look towards the kiss blown to him, thenhe look for Mari again, with a grin. Taking his moment to salute judges and the lists, Niclas looks to the old man who returned the kiss. "Aye, never, words to live by sir. Never give up, no matter the odds. A good lady is worth that I'll take it." His eyes seek Mari thinking she is one of those good ones. Then he turns once more to Sir Edynfed, "A round in the tavern, I'll pick up the second one." Sure there was a bet, he could still repair the same. A nod and he rides off the same, done with his round.

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