Welcome to the tenth episode of A Game of Thrones – The Quest of House Harrock.Previously: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24749571/All Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=HarrockIn this quest, the year is 284AL and it is six months after Robert Baratheon was crowned king. You are Lord Artys Harrock, thirty-eight years old and the head of House Harrock, sworn to House Arryn of the Mountain and Vale. You are a dedicated, devoted and cunning man, eager to see the rebirth of your house from its ruined state. With a head for numbers, a good sword-hand and an exotic Valyrian yataghan named 'Ambition,' you shall lead your family to new wealth and new stability.During the last episode, the third month finally arrived and you received the official invitation to House Belmore's tournament and Grimarbour. Entering yourself and your sworn sword Ser Morys into the joust and entering your son Brock Harrock into the grand melee, you left for Crown Crag the day before the tournament. Enjoying the hospitality of Lord Egen for the night, you spoke with your son on the topic of the lord's enigmatic daughter and also on your relationship. There may be hope for the boy yet. Alternatively, there may be none. Now the first day of the competition has finally arrived and it is time for you to head for Grimarbour.Is anyone interested in continuing?
For today alone, I am trying out a new rule for this quest.>Anyone who posts with a tripcode or a name will be ignored. If you wish for your contributions to the quest to be read, then you will post anonymously.I might try this again in the future if it turns out to be successful in this thread. If it does not, I might scrap the idea.But for today, please follow this rule.
Ready to roll sir!
>>24846748Yay another player!
>>24846748>>24846577All right. Two's a start. I hope we'll be able to grab the rest as we go along.A collection of important characters, for those who like the little details:>http://pastebin.com/PsCVnNnv
Westpass. This is your land, your territory, your home. It's a harsh and unforgiving place, sparsely populated by evergreens and hardy shrubs. It's a steep valley filled with sudden falls, treacherous cliffs and unexpected gutters and furrows. Anyone who lives in this part of the Vale of Arryn quickly learns to walk softly and with great care.Splitting Westpass in half is a great river just as unimaginatively named, the Westflow. Born from a great sheet of water that descends from the mountains, the small stream quickly transforms into a great raging current, with many muddy little rills and brooks contributing to its size. Despite the dangerous pace at which it flows, there are a few safe places where the river can be forded.Clinging to the mountains on either side of the Westflow, the road for which the region is named winds and bends, a well-worn path of gravel and dirt that it is your duty to protect and maintain. One of the few routes in and out of the Vale, many merchants use the Westpass for their trade routes for a certain fee. To the North, the road leads to Strongsong. To the East, the road leads to Crown Crag.Finally, there are the great structures of Westpass. The hub of civilisation is High Harrock, a grim and foreboding structure that brings comfort to the inhabitants of the region as the sole provider of protection, boasting an iron mine and great solid stone walls. Then there are the two towers that guard it; Skycliff built amongst the peaks and Wetrock built upon a solid stone foundation beside the Westflow.But what about the people who live here? There are a few thousand smallfolk scattered throughout the land, in huts and hovels that dot the rocky landscape. It's a hard life but honest life, where they harvest and farm what they can, whenever they can. Some keep herds of hardy mountain goats for their meat and milk, while others farm lettuces, berries and edible ferns.This is your land and these are your people. Treat them well.
>>24846833>MONTH 3, DAY 10Waking up while the sky is still dark and preparing yourself for the day ahead, you find that your hosts are used to life at a slow and leisurely pace. By the time they are ready to leave, the sun has already risen beyond the horizon and the surreal light of dawn has faded into morning. Sharing a brief glance between your wife and your son, you decide not to mention their sloth and join them on the ride to their port town.The journey is a quick and expedient one, with much casual chatter between yourself and the foppish Lord Egen. Off to the side you manage to catch sight of Brock chattering with Lorenna, asking about the various animals she owns and all the different dreams she has. The lass doesn't seem that interested in your son but at least she's answering his questions. He's doing a good job of pretending to be interested.After half an hour travelling along a down-hill road, you arrive at the nameless harbour. Only a dozen scattered buildings and a crude wharf, it's hardly in an impressive state. Fortunately, the quay is being reinforced by strong stone cut in a highly decorative design and new structures are being built from the same material. Wherever your artisan Yeorg is, he's doing good work.Is there anything you wish to do or discuss before taking a boat to Grimarbour?
>>24846841Not really, I think we're ready to sail.
>>24846485Stupid question time: If you post with a name and trip, do we ignore you?Just wondering.
I believe we're ready to sail, captain.
>>24846460I'm in, Plasma, no boffering for me today.
>>24846867First butthurt tripfag detected.
>>24846867Preferably not, otherwise this thread gets nowhere.
>>24846841Ask him if trade has been picking up or if he's gotten word of anyone that is excited about his fancy new port.Of course, this could be discussed while actually sailing.
>>24846884>>24846859Boarding one of the two galleys that are docked, you have the servants bring aboard the armour and the horses that you intend to use for the tournament. By your reckoning in the belly of the vessel, it is an hour before you arrive at you destination. While the two harbours are not separated by a great distance, the galley is travelling against the river's flow and the winds are lacking, forcing the rowers to struggle against the current.Once the agonisingly slow journey has finally come to an end, you disembark on the magnificent island of Grimarbour. Surrounded by a ring of piers and wharfs, there isn't an inch of the harbour that hasn't been used to construct homes, storage houses or brothels. The bustling streets are filled with merchants selling their wares and sailors carrying cargo to their vessels and row upon row of rickety wooden buildings are crammed together, some of them leaning crazily over the alleyways as though they're about to topple on top of you.Thankfully, the crowd and the streets become less dense as your armed escort leads you through the throngs of smallfolk towards the heart of the island. Where the market would usually be erected, a jousting tilt is arranged in its stead, surrounded by a barrier to hold back the filthy masses and with seating for the nobility in attendance. Many lords and ladies are already milling about and chattering, some armed and armoured while others are not. The event is yet to begin.The leader of the guards who had escorted you speaks, face concealed by a sallet.“Welcome to the Tourney of Lord Benedar Belmore, m'lord. Is there anyone you would like me to introduce you to or shall I take you to your seat?”
>>24847036Directly to our seats guys? I'm really excited to start this so I'm trying to skip as much to the battles so you say if you wanna do anything else.
>>24847036Should we go see Bronze Yohn?
>>24847105Oh yeah, that's a good one, we surely should talk and apologize about our fuck-up in person.
>>24847094Mayhaps soon we shall have myriad and divers goods which will bring traders flocking to your ports.
>>24847116He'll probably want to do the talking in private, but we should at least let him know that we are here, and we aren't afraid to answer for waht we did.
>>24846929>>24847135During the journey, Lord Egen spoke to you."Only those that do not wish to deal with House Belmore, those who are denied access to Grimarbour or those who are specifically trading with me. I'm afraid that my house cannot afford the same low taxes that Lord Benedar can, which puts my house in quite the predicament. Still, it is better than relying entirely on Benedar's generosity."
>>24846460Holy shit. I thought it was postponed to Friday? I am lucky
>>24847351Nope, special session in honor of Woden's Day. Also, >>24846485 you might wanna drop the trip.
>>24847116>>24847157>>24847105Lord Yohn Royce is easy to find, laughing boisterously and bantering in a friendly way with a young man with similar features and a lord that you do not recognise. He's a burly giant of a man, clad in armour inscribed with bronze runes. With a heavy mane and beard of greying hair and thick bushy eyebrows, he's an imposing figure despite his age and his gregarious nature. Spotting your approach and turning to face you, Bronze Yohn lets a broad smile spread across his face."Artys! Glad you could make it, it's good to see a lord of Harrock involving himself in the greater affairs of the Vale! I hope you are competing in the tournament? There's nothing quite like earning glory in your family's name! Allow me to introduce you to my boy Andar and my bannerman, Royce Coldwater."Andar has much in common with his father, only a few inches shorter and a few more broader, with thick brown hair rather than grey, clad in similar bronze armour and only a few years older than your own boy. He greets you with a cheerful grin and a bow of his head. As for Royce, he's a tall and slim figure covered with muscle and scarred skin, square-faced and clean-shaven with a head of wiry black hair. A grim and serious fellow that has likely seen many battles who offers you a deep and formal bow as a greeting, no words exchanged. "So Artys, what can I do for you this fine day?"
>>24847165Hey, low taxes are low tactics sometimes. Also, I meant for >>24847135 to be in quotes as a reply to Loras.
>>24847452Have a better coat of arms, while we're at it.
>>24847496>>24847452And a third.>They blazon their arms with a shower of pebbles on an orange field and their motto, is "We Remember".
>>24847452Definitely thank him again both for the supplies and for Corbray, as both of them made quelling the Milk Snakes a much less bloody affair- and our boy is making leaps and bounds in his training. Apologize for our mishandling of "that affair." Ask him if there are any deeds that he or Lord Arryn need doing, we are more than willing to help our liege lords.
>>24847452"We've simply come to make your acquaintance as we've only just arrived."I'd rather not discuss our little mishap until he decides to mention it first. He might not appreciate it in front of his son.
>>24847581Agreed, thanks are in order.
>>24847625>>24847587>>24847581"You're welcome. Lyn is a good knight, he deserves more than to be cooped up in the Eyrie to rust and wither. The lad needs something to occupy himself, a way of honing himself. He should do well enough in your service although I might need him at another part of the Vale soon enough. I'm just glad to hear you've managed to deal with the Clansman - as for your mistakes, we can speak of those once the tournament has come to an end. This is a day to prove ourselves, not to mull over the past. Learn to enjoy the day, Artys! Take your mind off of the world and just think in the moment."
>>24847581>>24847587Alright, combine mine and yours, minus the "affair" part? While trying not to come off as sycophantic.
>>24847755>This is a day to prove ourselvesDid we actually appointed ourselves as in Artys in the joust? Because if not we're gonna look like fucking faggots in front of Yohnny Macaroni
>>24847755Thank him again and go to prepare for the tourney. Also take a quick look to our wife and daughter to see what they are up to. The girl needs to be look pretty if she is to draw some attention.
>>24847755I will, my lord. I wish you the joy of the day.
>>24847764As an educated guess, there are several reasons. Some people feel slighted by the use of tripcodes on an anonymous image board, some feel it turns threads into a "trip club" atmosphere where anon voices aren't taken as seriously or are peer pressured by the tripfags who know each other into taking other tripfags suggestions.Every thread had at least a few vocal anti-trippers and I'm guessing there were more in the quest thread generals lately.
>>24847849Stop discussing it, focus on the game.
>>24847797Yeah, Artys is in the joust along with Ser Morys.>>24847755Thank him again. Now we should go on ahead to our seats if we're not competing soon.
>>24847879Oh thank god, if not we were gonna have so much shit.
>>24847849That's probably it.>>24847860We were just about to, you mongoloid. Nothing wrong with answering a question.
>>24847879Agreed, though we should see if we can find lord...Bandic? Was that his name? Try and chum it up with him a bit.>>24847860okay.jpg
>>24847808>>24847803>>24847797Deyya has already busied herself with socialising, eager to get away from the Lady Melicia. She doesn't seem fond of Lord Egen's wife, whether it's due to her lack of Westerosi manners or her inability to speak the Common Tongue properly. Instead she is with Little Katrin, speaking with a tall and lean man with bloody red hair, too vivid and vibrant to be natural. Beside him is a beautiful woman, voluptuous and ever-smiling with bright blue eyes and silver hair although she never seems to speak. With the duo are two infants, both sharing her unique appearance.Meanwhile, your son is sat with the Egens, quietly chattering with the young lady Lorenna and busying himself speaking with her as the melee isn't taking place today. At least he's doing something vaguely useful with his time.You head off to prepare for the joust with your sworn sword, Ser Morys. With the aid of your servants you don the weathered and aged half-plate of your house, complete with surcoats carrying the two towers. During this period of preparation, you manage to read the matches of the day.
>>24847968OH SHIT it's happening!
>>24847899>you mongoloidNow now gents, this is no time for bickering, we have a Belmore to topple! Or were you just complimenting his abilities as a mounted archer?
>>24847968>bloody red hair, too vivid and vibrant to be naturalOh shit, is she already chumming up the Bandics, good for her.Who are we to face today?
>>24847987Well, not exactly. But yes, Belmore is the important thing. To the lists!
>>24848016>>24847983>>24848041>Ser Lalyn, Sworn to House Hardyng shall ride against Ser Symond, Sworn to House Sunderland.>Lord Yohn of House Royce shall ride against Ser Osney, Sworn to House Pryor.>Ser Banton, Sworn to No House shall ride against Lord Royce of House Coldwater.>Ser Morys, Sworn to House Harrock shall ride against Ser Boyn, Sworn to House Coldwater.>Ser Cador of House Belmore shall ride against Ser Donnel of House Waynwood.>Ser Elys, Sworn to House Saul shall ride against Ser Crabnot, Sworn to No House.>Lady Delayis, Sworn to No House shall ride against Ser Andar of House Royce.>Lord Palfrey of House Badics shall ride against Ser Artly, Sworn to House Belmore.>Lord Artys of House Harrock shall ride against Lord Lyonel of House Corbray.>Ser Jalraeys, Sworn to House Badics shall ride against Ser Marwyn of House Belmore.>Lord Jon of House Lynderly shall ride against Lady Kaya, Sworn to House Hardyng.>Ser Byllabyr, Sworn to House Wydman shall ride against Ser Samyl, Sworn to House Royce.>Ser Naptys, Sworn to No House shall ride against Ser Lyn of House Corbray.>Ser Maladras, Sworn to No House shall ride against Ser Ronys, Sworn to House Belmore.>Ser Dalyn, Sworn to House Lynderly shall ride against Ser Yondagryn, Sworn to House Hersy.>Ser Crowlys, Sworn to House Egen shall ride against Ser Grys, Sworn to House Coldwater.
>>24848090BOOM. We can topple that pedophile's brother!
>>24848090Aglarbglragg I'm excited!
>>24848090In addition to your own match and Ser Morys' match, you can choose to watch up to four of these matches in explicit detail because writing out each of them would take the next ten sessions to finish this tournament and no more. You will still receive the results for the other matches but not the specific details.Which of these matches are you most interested in observing?
You guy might be interested into knowing that I named the new server after house Harrock
>>24848090Let's show our son what a Harrock can do to a Corbray!Also, are we trying to pick up a new knight at this tourney?
>>24848090So if we embarrass his brother, will Lyn like us more?
>>24848151I say dont bother with it. Only the Lyn's match perhaps. The results will be just fine.
>>24848151Ser Naptys vs Ser LynLord Yohn vs Ser OsneyLady Delayis vs Ser AndarSer Crowlys vs Ser Grys.(The last one was a random, the others are intredasting).
>>24848151I'd like to see Ser Crowlys's match and Ser Lyn's match at least. Lady Delayis against Ser Andar might be interesting, too.
>>24848151I vote Lord Yohn, if only for conversation later, Ser Cador to better know our enemy, Palfrey to know both enemy and potential friend, and Lady Delayis, for the novelty and possible recruitment.
>>24848151I think we should also observe the matches of Lady Delayis and Lady Kaya. Ladies jousting isnt something you see every day. See if we can hear something about that.
Question are you rolling everyone's joust, or have you decided who beats who?
>>24848154Hell yes.>>24848176>>24848181>>24848201>>24848224>>24848272>Ser Naptys, Sworn to No House shall ride against Ser Lyn of House Corbray.>Ser Crowlys, Sworn to House Egen shall ride against Ser Grys, Sworn to House Coldwater.>Lord Yohn of House Royce shall ride against Ser Osney, Sworn to House Pryor.>Lady Delayis, Sworn to No House shall ride against Ser Andar of House Royce.Is this agreed?
>>24848304I'm cool with that.
>>24848304Works for me.
>>24848304I can get down with that.
>>24848298Everything has been pre-rolled. Only your matches shall be rolled.
>>24848304And Lady Kaya match.
>>24848354We don't have the slots, man.
>>24848416Not enough sockets.
>>24848435I like the way this is starting to sound.Should we be doing some pre-match praying? I can't remember how religious Artys is.
>>24848466I'm sacrificing a lamb in the honor of the dice-gods.
>>24848466good idea. Let's pray to the Warrior to grant us strength.
>>24848319>>24848322>>24848332>>24848337>>24848339The pleasant chatter and conversation is interesting the loud, thunderous tolling of a bell, followed by another - and then another, each of a different tone. You can count five bells ringing in unison throughout the island and filling the air with musical cacophony. It's difficult to hear yourself think over all of the ringing metal but you quickly decipher the purpose.Riding in atop fine destriers are five men in armour. An elderly fellow with a long and masterfully groomed moustache, a youthful and handsome lad with freckled skin and ginger hair, a bored looking man with a large jaw and bleak, dead eyes and a terrifying mountain of muscle complete with bushy black hair and beard. Between these four knights is Lord Benedar Belmore himself, a man of great proportions, besting even your son in girth. With a fiery ginger beard and mane, he somehow manages to conjure an air of regal grace about himself. Perhaps it is the plate-mail that he and his knights all wear, coated in shining decorative silver ornaments and bells that ring with every step the horses take. Once they arrive before the assembled nobility, each of the five knights of Belmore dismount and allow servants to hurriedly take the horses aside. The tolling of the great bells throughout Grimarbour comes to an end and Benedar opens his mouth, his booming voice filled with pride and carrying itself throughout the square."Welcome each and every one of you to the tournament of Grimarbour! This week we shall retire from our hard labour and our duty to show our prowess and our honour, to gain glory and fame for our houses! My thanks and prayers go to Lord Jon Arryn, Hand of the King and King Robert Baratheon himself for ushering in an era of prosperity such as this! Without such great men to lead us, we would not be able to host this fine competition. But I have spoken enough! Let the contest begin and may the best man seize the day!"
>>24848582With a bow almost deep enough to leave him tottering for balance, Lord Benedar spends a moment to appreciate the polite applause before he strides towards the sidelines, where he takes his seat and is stripped of the gaudy, decorative armour he is wearing.Do you join in the applause and is there anything else you wish to do before the competition begins in earnest? This is the last chance.
>>24848591Let's get a token of affection from our wife before we ride, that'd be a nice detail.
If there are any hot wenches hereabouts, watch out, 'cause YOU GONNA GET CROWNED QUEEN OF LOVE AND BEAUTY
>>24848591No applause. We don't need to contribute to Lord Benedar's ego.Let the tourney commence!
>>24848757You mean, our wife?
>>24848825You tell me. Has she been cool lately?
>>24848638>>24848690>>24848702>>24848523>>24848466Murmuring a quiet prayer to the Warrior to grant you strength, you venture over to where your wife is sitting and request a token of her favour. Her reaction is a wide-eyed one and one of surprise; Deyya is a woman still not used to your affection after years of frigid silence between the tw of you. But with a smile that warms your heart and the spring air of the Vale, she offers a scarf of Myrish lace, one of her more prized possessions and one that she has owned since her days in White Harbour. Touching, in its own way.Returning to where the other knights vigilantly stand and await their participation, you settle to wait for your moment in the spotlight and watch the other knights as they perform.
>>24848860Aww yeah, here we go!
>>24848860Who's doing really well? Is this a single elimination kind of thing, or are there Swiss rounds?
>>24848860Gentleman, clench your buttcheeks, we're going in dry.
>>24848851Yeah, we've been getting the sexy times.
Awww yuussss, it's Hangman time.
I know this is off-topic from the tourney, but a couple of sessions we mentioned getting our mason Yeorg to build a memorial dedicated to our fallen soldiers.>Defiant clean-shaven man armed with halberd guarding a child and woman with babe-in-arms"Until the Last Ridge"Engraved herein are the names of the brave souls who have fought and died in the defence of Westpass and its people. Let none doubt their courage or the rightness of their cause.>Call it the Sentinel>Get a Septon to bless it>Soldiers old/new reaffirm their oaths of service to us under its shadowThe soldiers will love us for it, and it will remind the smallfolk that we are the ones protecting them. If we pull it off right, our men will be that much more fearless in their service for getting their name enscribed to be an honour.
>>24849173>or the rightness of their causeThe last bit might be a bit wordy, but it does implicitly carry the message that any cause our soldiers die for is one the people should be supporting wholeheartedly.
>>24849173You should keep that proposal in mind to whenever we get back to our home, but right now we're tourneying so... yeah.
>>24849173I liked it before, love it now.Could we also get some sort of gallow carved into a cliff face somewhere along the valley? Could be purely decorative or quite functional.
>>24848860Ser Lalyn, Sworn to House Hardyng defeats Ser Symond of House Sunderland and advances to the next stage.Bronze Yohn rides against Ser Osney, Sworn to House Pryor, a little known knight from Pebble. The man seems like a reasonable knight; he's fit and healthy and strong and he rides with skill and finesse, yet he does not match Lord Yohn Royce in any respect. The Castellan of the Vale is a fitter man, a stronger fighter and a better rider even in his old age, besting Ser Osney at every turn. When they first meet, the knight of House Pryor shatters his land against the lord's shield only to receive a blow straight to his chest, knocking him clean off his horse. Struggling to his feet, the humiliating knight manages to clamber back on to his steed to ride again, limping as he goes. The second round is little better. Although he manages to score a clean hit, Bronze Yohn barely budges in his saddle while he easily dismounts Ser Osney a second time. This time the knight doesn't get up, lying on the floor in shambles. Attendants and servants of House Belmore rush out from the sidelines to check the knight's health, carrying him away to tend to any injuries he may have injured. Dismounting and sparing no time to celebrate his victory, Bronze Yohn leaves to check on the fellow's health.Ser Banton, Sworn to No House defeats Lord Royce of House Coldwater and advances to the next stage.
>>24849261I think our 'Hangman' persona is really something for the smallfolk to recognise us by. All well and good to cultivate the tales and reputation, but probably not appropriate for higher Lords and Ladies to see such striking evidence of us embracing our grisly side.
>>24849173>>24849211Whatever, most of our men can't read anyway. What are we making this out of? Stone will be hard to carve a halberd out of without snapping it into pieces, and bronze will probably be fucking expensive.
>>24849312Stone statue, bronze Halberd?
>>24849285Keep an eye on this hotshot hedge knight. If we beat him, it's likely he won't be able to ransom back his armor and horse, so we should be able to coax some service out of him.
>>24849312Eh, word will get around from our castle servants to the smallfolk.As for the cost, I'm sure Plasma said it'd be free if we were making our artisan work on it. After all, the guy is refurbishing the entirety of House Egen's port.Btw, how yummy does Grimarbour look? It's out of our reach for now, but give us time...
btw there are still the hides left unused. I propose to make them a nice Vale map.
>>24849308It's our law-enforcing, keeping everything safe side. Although that never really worked for Stannis, so you may have a point.>>24849312Probably stone with bits of bronze, although I hear Marble can be worked rather well.
>>24849285Ser Morys strikes a regal figure in the half-plate - it's difficult to tell his true age at all once he dons the helmet, riding as proudly and expertly as any youthful knight would. His opponent is Ser Boyn, a broad and brawny man who seems like a good rider but wields his lance with little finesse, letting it waver in the air before him as he rides. This time around, the contest seems a little fairer. The first round results in the Coldwater knight's lance shattering against the shield of Ser Morys, who delivers a strong blow against Boyn's chest. Although he wavers and sways, the knight doesn't quite fall. The second round follows a similar pattern and when the third finally arrives, the cumulative blows have taken their toll and Ser Boyn descends from his saddle, slumping against the earth. After a few moments, he manages to clamber back to his feet but your sworn sword has won this fight.Ser Cador of House Belmore defeats Ser Donnel of House Waynwood and advances to the next stage.Ser Ely, Sworn to House Saul is defeated by Ser Crabnot, Sworn to No House who advances to the next round.
>>24849285Ouch, looks like Lord Yohn is the real deal. I really hope we don't draw his lot.
>>24849285Oh Lordie, you guys remember what happened to Karban in his joust?
>>24849426Good on ya, Morys!
>>24849426Fuck yes Morys!
>>24849444"I swear my Lord, I flew from the saddle AFTER you hit me!"
>>24849461Yeah, he beat Robert Baratheon.And almost had his face taken off.
>>24849426That's what I like to see
>>24849426There's a lot of murmuring about the next match, this 'Lady Delayis.' A few of the more foul-mouthed call her a maimed whore who thinks a scar makes her a good fighter. There's even a few filthy rumours that she laid with a member of House Belmore for their endorsement. It is true that she rides on a Belmore steed and in Belmore armour, definitely a sign of their support but that is no reason to make such foul assumptions. As for who she is riding against, it is the proud heir of House Royce, Andar. Armed in bronze armour covered in runes, it is said that while a Royce wears such metal he cannot be harmed. The first round is a shocking one. Both are skilled horsemen yet the sheer aggression of the woman-knight knocks the Royce square in the chest, while his lance shatters on her shield. He is lifted from his saddle and slammed into the earth, resulting in some laughter and a few murmurs - why is the woman so aggressive and reckless in her riding? Something to prove, perhaps? Clambering back on to his horse, Ser Andar rides again and this time strikes a true blow - but so does his rival. The hedge knight and the son of Yohn are both sent to the earth in heaps, given a few moments to recover. The third and final round reflects the first. Riding forth like a madwoman, this Lady Delayis smashes her lance straight into the chest of the Royce heir and sends him out of his saddle for a third time. Winning against one of the finer knights that the Vale has to offer, the hedge knight dismounts and stalks off to the sidelines without casting a single glance at Ser Andar. Many murmurings and mutterings can be heard amongst both the smallfolk and the nobility, even a few jeers towards both her and Andar. It takes a while for the atmosphere to calm enough for the next contestants.Lord Palfrey of House Badics is defeated by Ser Artly, Sworn to House Belmore who advances to the next stage.Eight have lost and eight have won. Sixteen remain.Now it's your turn.
>>24849651Before anyone says anything:1) I love you guys and have enjoyed this quest while it lasted.2) Lady Delayis is probably not what we're looking for in a sworn sword.
>>24849651Oh shit, we're riding now. Please don't fuck up please don't fuck up pleasepleaseplease
>>24849651Maybe she's on her period.Wow though, sounds like one tough lady. Too bad that Belmore has her sponsored, though.
Rolled 5, 3, 3 = 11>>24849713You might be right. Also, don't mind me, just practicing mah dicing.
>>24849758>>24849731>>24849717>>24849713Clambering upon one of House Harrock's rounceys with the aid of the servant, you seize a lance and ride out to your side of the tilt. You can feel hundreds of eyes on you. Judging, watchful eyes, some filled with admiration and respect while others looking at you as just another piece in their game. Suddenly your armour feels a lot heavier and a lot hotter with all of this pressure weighing down on your shoulders, uncertainty wracking your mind and your body.On the opposite side of the tilt is Lord Lyonel of House Corbray, riding upon a noble destrier and wearing a clean and crisp surcoat, with three crows each clutching a heart against a field of white. His armour is clean and newly forged. In comparison to this lord, you feel old. An old man in old armour with old tricks. Perhaps that might be enough to carry you through against this rival lord.>LORD ARTYS 'HANGMAN' HARROCK>Health 6>Combat Defence 9>Damage 6>Roll to Hit 4D
>>24849651We might want to find out what is up with her, and what is with the Belmore involvement.Discreetly.Also, does anyone know what Ser Osney looks like?
Rolled 3, 5, 3, 3 = 14>>24849917'ere we go
Rolled 1, 6, 1, 4 = 12>>24849917Ohgodohdogohgod
Rolled 4, 5, 5, 2 = 16>>24849917I really don't want to roll, but fuck it.
>>24849987>>24849983>>24849977Hold your horses.First, we need to choose how we're riding.>AggressiveIncreases your chance of hitting, makes you easier to hit.>BracedMakes it easier to stay mounted, makes it harder to hit.>DefensiveMakes you harder to hit, makes it harder to hit.>Eyes FixedIncreases your chance of hitting, makes you easier to hurt - and injure.>High in SaddleIncreases your chance of hitting, makes it more difficult for you to stay in your saddle.Or, you can ride normally.Your choice.
>>24850062I vote for high in saddle
>>24850062I vote on normally.
>>24850062DefensiveIt worked for us in battle, it should work for us now.
>>24850121I vote defensive
>>24850062Braced.It's kinda our style, I guess.
>>24849651That sounds like there's a story behind the lady. We should find out more when we can
Rolled 5, 5, 2 = 12>>24850062>>24850121>>24850138>>24850166let's start defensive, see how he's riding and change if we need to.
>>24850202I'm all for that roll.
>>24850213>inb4 denied because he rolled before asked.
>>24850138>>24850130>>24850121>>24850101>>24850099>>24850166Angling your body and your shield carefully, the profile of your body becomes much smaller and your become more difficult to hit. However, it's difficult to hold your lance properly in this position. You notice it wavering this way and that, waggling in the air in front of you. Suddenly, a colourful flag is waved ahead of you and before you know what you're doing, you're spurring your horse into action and charging ahead. You see the shining knight that is Lord Lyonel Corbray rushing towards you. In a few moments, the first round shall be decided. You hold your breath and aim true.>Every Jousting attack counts as a charge. This modifies your attack roll by -1D but modifies your damage by +2.>Roll 3D-2. I shall accept the THIRD ROLL.
Rolled 1, 5, 3 + 2 = 11>>24850236Let's do this.
>>24850248(I put minus I swear)
Rolled 1, 6, 3 + 2 = 12>>24850236Please bless us, Seven, and let us hit true.
>>24850213>>24850231Whups, left mah dice on.
Rolled 1, 6, 2 + 2 = 11>>24850236Allahu-Seven Ackbar!
Rolled 5, 3, 1 + 2 = 11Come on...
>>24850254I know. I forget that the minus doesn't work for /tg/ dice.
Rolled 5, 6, 5 + 2 = 18>>24850236PLease dice gods, deliver us from danger
>>24850269>>24850266Urg, only a 7. I don't think we hit, unless he isn't very good.Next time, eyes fixed, I think. We should look him dead in the eye, unnerve him.
Rolled 5, 2, 6 + 2 = 15>>24850266>SevenOuch, good job calling that one.
>>24850287The Seven damn it!
>>24850298I agree with eyes fixed, if we even get that chance.
>>24850319Let's see how he rides first.
>>24849944I'm all for the joust and glory it could bring but I'm with this guy in regards to the lady knight. As well as the Hedgeknight from earlier. As a lord we have other things to consider when at such affairs, perhaps make mention of our interest to our squire, those rascals always talk to each other.I certainly hope we end up in a tilt against either.
>>24850319He'll need 11 to hit us, so it's not a done thing yet.
>>24850354Actually, who is our squire?
>>24850381I'm relatively new to this quest so I had assumed we had one and had a name for him.Perhaps something of note worth asking.
>>24850266>1 + 6 + 2 = 9>9 - 2 = 7Averting your eyes at the very last movement to avoid getting a face full of sharp wooden splinters, you feel something give way and at the same time you find yourself jolting backwards. Two vicious cracks filling the air and matter goes flying in every direction as both lances shatter in a magnificent shower of wood. Charging past your opponent, you slow your rouncey and cast the ruined lance down to a servant for disposal while another immediately hoists another into your hand. In a matter of seconds you find yourself positioning your rouncey, readying yourself for another charge.>>24850319>>24850298>>24850339Do you wish to change your stance before your second charge?
Rolled 1, 4, 1 + 2 = 8>>24850406We do not have a squire. Our son is squiring under Ser Morys and Ser Lyn.
>>24850406>>24850381You do not have a squire of your own.You have a son, who is the squire of Ser Morys but is currently being trained by Ser Lyn because, well, Ser Morys did a poor job of keeping the boy in line.
>>24850406I honestly don't think we have one, we probably had a servant put on our armour. If we do have one we haven't been paying much attention to him at all.
>>24850421>Eyes fixedShit's getting real.
>>24850444Correct. I apologise for not mentioning specific details.
>>24850421Let's keep it defensive for now.
>>24850421Eye's fixed, let's get the bastard.
>>24850435>>24850436Oh. Well perhaps a thought for a later time. Acquiring one might help put old thoughts to rest and heal old wounds of past transgressions. Something to remember.
>>24850479>>24850456Now the /tg/ dice kill us.
>>24850494Nah, we get to decide how we take the damage, anon - whether as knocks on our health, or as injuries or wounds.
>>24850479Seconded. The Seven preserve us!
>>24850528We'll still die, somehow the /tg/ dice will find us and murder every one of us and our close relatives. You can't escape the will of the /tg/ dice.
>>24850485I'm not even sure we're a knight.
>>24850556You are.I need to update the information for this quest at some point, make it more informative.
>>24850479>>24850465>>24850456>>24850530>Eyes FixedNormally, a knight turns his head away from the impact to prevent himself from getting a helmet full of splinters. Not you. You're going to make sure you score a true hit and knock the bastard straight out of his saddle and you will staring into his very eyes the moment you do it.A flag waves.You spur the noble rouncey onwards, sending it galloping for his dear life.Lord Lyonel Corbray comes charge towards you at a similar pace, riding high in his saddle.>Roll 3d6+2. I will accept the SECOND ROLL.
>>24849173On that, even further back we mentioned the possibility of starting our own knight order.What about "the Second Sons" as an idea?In lordly terms, the second sons were always going to be the best warriors and commanders. The sword to the firstborn's shield, if you will. To the smallfolk who would want to join as men at arms, these secondborn would never inherit
>>24850547In which case we would have died regardless, and there is no shame in that.>>24850570You could perhaps put some of the info on a 1d4chan wiki page - I'm sure some of us would help.
Rolled 4, 2, 2 + 2 = 10>>24850587I'm scared.
Rolled 4, 6, 5 + 2 = 17>>24850587
Rolled 3, 5, 6 + 2 = 16>>24850587Come on you bastards, roll good for us!
>>24850615Yesssss. You're welcome, folks.
>>24850615OH FUCK WE KILLED HIM GG NO RE
>>24850615GTA MOTHERFUCKER, 10 POINTS!
>>24850589The problem is right now we lack the sort of politcal clout and resources to start up our own order.
>>24850615Let our lance penetrate him even deeper than our hangman's gaze.
>>24850615Neat.>>24850556>>24850570I believe lords can have squires as well, assuming the position our Lord is in as a current military mind I would assume this further. Regardless we are a night and capable of having a squire. The obtaining of such would be most interesting, perhaps following the melee such an acquisition would be possible. Assuming we have the respect from at least a few tourney wins and our past war against the mountain clans to back it up.
>>24850615>4 + 6 + 5 = 15>15 + 2 = 17You see it happen. You don't dare look away. Your lance smashes straight into the lord's chest and you see him reeling in his saddle, perhaps even flying straight out of it thanks to his posture. However, you also see his lance as it glides in past your shield and provides you with a face full of splinters, flying through the visor of your helmet and scratching against your face. For a precious moment, you are blind.>You take 10 damage.>Your half-plate armour soaks 9 damage.>You have 5 Health remaining.>Roll 3d6. I will accept the SECOND ROLL.
>>24850666>>24850589Yeah, we need to expand our own regular military a bit still, and a knightly order would probably want to be cavalry. Cavalry sucks in the Mountains of the Moon
Rolled 3, 2, 4 = 9>>24850732
Rolled 3, 4, 6 = 13>>24850732
Rolled 2, 5, 6 = 13>>24850732
Rolled 5, 4, 4 = 13>>24850732It's HAPPENING!
>>24850751>>24850752>>24850757Fuck yeah! Eat a dick man, we ain't leaving this saddle.
Rolled 5, 1, 4 = 10>>24850732Ohgods.png
>>24850779We get a steady influx of timelords in /tg/, didn't you know?
>>24850751... and you lurch back forward, clutching your beloved steed for dear life, legs clamped down desperately on either side. As the splinters slide down the inside of your visor, vision returns to you and you circle about. Unfortunately, it seems that Lord Lyonel Corbray remained in his saddle as well despite his posture - perhaps he is a better knight than the rumours give him credit. Still, you struck him true and your lance is intact, while he broke his lance against your breastplate.>Lord Artys: A miss and a two-degree, two points.>Lord Lyonel: A miss and a one-degree, one point.You are ahead, but this final round might change everything. As the good lord drops his ruined lance and seizes another, you prepare for the third charge.>Do you wish for a change in tactics at all before your final charge?
>>24850850We need to high in saddle guys
>>24850874Acknowledged. I apologise for the repost.
>>24850874I think defence. At this rate we're ahead...so a double miss gives us the win (and will leave us in good health for future jousts (in the event health carries over).
>>24850850>Eyes fixedAt him again!Damn, I have to go to class now. Don't die on me guys!
>>24850878Eyes Fixed once more - let's beat this guy.
>>24850891We're behind, he broke his lance and we didn't.
>>24850891Same anon.Just to clarify, Plasma, does the health carry over?
Rolled 5, 5, 6 = 16>>24850921its two points to one
>>24850921Plasma said we got 2 points, he got 1, and that we are ahead, no?
>>24850891I suppose, though I like the idea of trying to take him down again.That's probably the sensible option though, so I'll second Defensive.>>24850921No, we're ahead. We struck him better than he struck us.
>>24850878Lets ride normally
Rolled 3, 3, 3 = 9>>24850891Defence! We can't afford to die, not now!
>>24850926>>24850891Health does not carry over.At this point in the competition, injuries do not carry over.Wounds do carry over.>>24850921>>24850935>>24850891You are ahead.
>>24850891I say go Defensive, we'll win if he doesn't hit (though equally we'd lose if he hits us better regardless), so hmmm.....Yea' let's go defensive.
>>24850973Exactly, he'll just need to roll 2 higher to hit us anyway.Fixed eyes again, give him the gaze of the Hangman.
>>24850973>>24850947>>24850944>>24850894>>24850892>>24850891>>24850886>1 High Saddle>3 Defence>2 Eyes FIxed>1 NormalOnce more, you lower yourself into a defensive position, making your body more difficult to hit and giving the opponent less area to hit with his lance. Spurring your steed onward, you find yourself filled with confidence as you rush towards Lord Lyonel Corbray, who is riding high in his saddle once. You avert your eyes the moment you strike one another.>Roll 3d6. I shall manually add the -2. I will accept the THIRD ROLL.
Rolled 1, 3, 6 = 10>>24851013
Rolled 3, 1, 3 = 7>>24851013Bless us Warrior, lend us strength!
Rolled 4, 1, 1 = 6>>24851013Was 3 for Fixed Eyes, but nevermind, I guess.
Rolled 4, 4, 4 = 12>>24851013Okay
Rolled 2, 4, 2 = 8>>24851013
Rolled 6, 3, 6 = 15>>24851013Come on!
>>24851035Why do we keep praying to the Seven!
>>24851036DIRTY MOTHER FUCKER!
>>24851036You done lost it for us.
>>24851045You should be praying to the dice
>>24851045what are you, a heathen?
>>24851036A close loss or a draw I guess.
>>24851044>>24851042Well balls to you sir.
>>24851060By the way does a joust go for a forth tiebreaker if the point standing is equal after 3 rounds?
>>24851036>4 + 1 + 1 = 6>6 - 2 = 4Your lance splinters against his shield. You feel a lance crack and shatter against your breastplate, sending you reeling backwards and perhaps even out of your saddle...>You take 8 damage.>Your half-plate armour soaks 8 damage.>You have 5 Health remaining.>Roll 3d6. I will accept the SECOND ROLL.
Rolled 5, 2, 6 = 13>>24851117Warrior give me strength.
Rolled 2, 1, 4 = 7>>24851117
Rolled 2, 5, 1 = 8>>24851117Please do this for us dice, please?
Rolled 2, 5, 3 = 10>>24851117We gon fuck up
Rolled 6, 6, 3 = 15>>24851117C'mon Dice, we need ya!
Rolled 2, 6, 3 = 11>>24851138Well fuck, we get unhorsed.
>>24851138Oh balls that hurts.
Rolled 2, 6, 5 = 13>>24851138
Rolled 4, 6, 4 = 14>>24851138Aaaaahh! Looks like we done!
Well, that's kinda shitty. We get knocked out in the first round, unless Plasma decides to cheat for us.Unless... do we have a Destiny Point we could use to get an extra dice?
Been nice riding with ya gentlemans, but it seems we're out.
>>24851208Good point, one extra dice could do it for us.Do we have a Destiny Point to spend, Plasma?
>>24851208>>24851220This - It just seems quite fucking shit if we lose in the first round, to be honest.
>>24851286When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you fudge the die.
>>24851323It's what Cersai and Littlefinger do.
>>24851220>>24851208>I decided to phase out Destiny Points to tell the truth, which is why I haven't mentioned them. But I never said that to you guys and I offered you the chance of using a Destiny Point earlier in the quest. So, it would be shitty of me to deny you the use of it this time. So, all right.>You have 1 Destiny Point.>Spent Destiny Points can be regained once an important objective has been achieved. Burnt Destiny points can never be regained.>You may spend the Destiny Point to reroll the dice roll. You must accept the second roll.>You may burn the Destiny Point to guarantee success as if you rolled the difficulty exactly.>Make a choice.
>>24851372Well I mean, if you're phasing destiny points out lets burn this one.
>>24851372What >>24851381 says - that seems fair, and then you don't have to deal with them in future.Based Plasma, you are amazing, and I want to bear your children.
>>24851372>You may burn the Destiny Point to guarantee success as if you rolled the difficulty exactly.
>>24851372Would burning it not result in us getting knocked out? I mean, if we remain on our horse, but he got more DoS and so still wins, we might as well go for the reroll, and then just scrap the Destiny Points.
>>24851432Well yeah, but we won't be able to use the destiny point in the future anyway, so why not burn it now? Even if we don't win, we aren't humiliated by being unhorsed.
>>24851483Fair point, let's burn it.
>>24851398>>24851381>>24851409>Just this once. This really goes against my ethos as a quest runner. I dislike giving out second chances like this. But you're in the right and it would make me a complete asshole if I said no. From this point on, Destiny Points are removed from the quest.As if by a miracle, you manage to cling on to your rouncey for dear life with your ankles and calves, pulling yourself back down into the saddle. For a moment you thought that everything was lost but you managed to pull yourself back into the fight, by the skin of your teeth. You can hear the crowd murmur in excitement and anticipation as you circle about. The three rounds are complete...>Lord Artys: A miss and a two-degree and a miss, two points.>Lord Lyonel: A miss and a one-degree and one-degree, two points.... and there is no clear winner. From this point on, it is elimination. If one jouster bests another in a single round then he is the victor. The joust shall continue until a victor emerges through this elimination method.>Do you wish for a change in tactics at all before your first elimination round?
>>24851506Eyes fixed. All in, boys.
>>24851506Eyes fixed. Defensive a shit.
>>24851372Burn baby burn. Jousting inferno.
>>24851506Plasma, you are a scholar and a gent, and you have my utmost respect.>>24851523>>24851530>>24851539EYE'S FIXED. DO NOT JOUST UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF HIS EYES.
>>24851506Eyes fixed one last charge.For Harrock and glory!
Rolled 3, 3, 3 = 9>>24851506Still voting defensive
>>24851523>>24851530>>24851539>>24851563>>24851573Looks like I'm outgunned.
>>24851631Defensive is poo.
>>24851631Jousting in this text based RPG over the internet with people I've never met makes my blood run hot.
>>24851545>>24851539>>24851530>>24851523To the Seven Hells with it all. You are not going to fail. You are not going shame your family at this moment. Your wife has given you her favour. Your son admires you and looks up to you. Your daughter thinks you are beyond flaw. Your sworn swords would give their lives to serve you. You cannot disappoint them. Not now. Not at this stage. For all of your life you have been the second fiddle. You have always been the bumbling scholar who never uttered a word, who only laid with his wife to pump out children that he never even noticed, who let his handsome, charismatic brother take all of the glory, all of the power, everything. Yet at the most important moment in your life, you gathered the courage to defy your brother and to take control of your own destiny. Now it's time to do that again. You're not going to let everything go to ruin because of your own incompetence. It's time to end this.Eyes fixed forward and staring deep into the visor of Lord Lyonel Corbray, you dig your heels and your spurs deep into the flanks of your beloved steed that has carried you so far and so proudly. Lance pointed straight and true, you charge towards the lordling even as he assumes a defensive posture.>Roll 3d6+2. I will accept the SECOND ROLL.
>>24851659Where is my life going.
>>24851659I have an erection too anon.
Rolled 2, 6, 3 + 2 = 13>>24851670Let's hit this faggot.
Rolled 6, 2, 2 + 2 = 12>>24851670
Rolled 1, 2, 1 + 2 = 6>>24851642It really is. It's The options that reduce your chance to hit, unless you're rolling 4-5 dice, make you unlikely to hit.>>24851659I know, I didn't know I could get this worked up over text-based roleplaying.>>24851670Rolling!
>>24851659Solidarity my brother.
>>24851691I'm hesitantly optimistic...
>>24851691Holy shit, thank you for saving us from my shit roll, based anon.>>24851695
Rolled 2, 1, 1 + 2 = 6>>24851701A 12 is a 12. After that 7 you should be gratefull we rolled that much
>>24851723I'm clearly sleep deprived, I laughed at that.
>>24851777Nah, I laughed too.Though I am sleep deprived (slept for 3 hours in 48 hours), so, yea....
>>24851691>6 + 2 + 2 = 10>10 + 2 = 12>9 + 2 = 11>12 > 11You hit. Your lance splinters against the shining breastplate of Lord Lyonel Corbray, leaving a small dent.>1 + 6 = 7>7 - 2 = 5>7 < 9He does not. His lance splinters against your shield uselessly, sending up a shower of wooden fragments. Your blow is enough to send him reeling, the nobleman's arse rising from his saddle. Will he leave it entirely?>1 + 4 + 3 = 8>8 < 9He does. The armoured figure of Lord Lyonel Corbray goes flying from his horse and smashing into the earth in a shower of dirt and soil while his horse trots away from harm, servants and attendants rushing out to lead it back to the stables and also to escort the apparently unconscious Lord Corbray to have his wounds tended to. The crowd is roaring like a wild animal, the cheering ringing inside of your helmet. It was the only joust of the day between two lords. The stakes were high...>As Lord Lyonel Corbray is unconscious, Lord Artys Harrock is winner by default... and you came out on top.What do you wish to do?
>>24851845Oh balls, what how when?
>>24851845Check upon our opponent in a show of solidarity. Modest celebration, mostly aimed at our lady-wives favor giving us the good fortune required to win.
>>24851845Let's check up on the dude, jesus christ.
>>24851845Heft our lance into the air, roar in triumph. Get ahold of ourself as we come off the adrenaline high and dismount the horse.
>>24851885>Wobbly legs incoming.
>>24851885This, and dismount the horse near him, to check to see if he's alright. If so, help him to his feet - we should be gracious in victory, it'll help our reputation.
>>24851906Oh jesus fucking christ with the fucking tripfags.
>>24851845Go kiss the wife?
>>24851940Victory kiss ftw.
>>24851926Dude shut the fuck up. I've been posting all night with it off and slipped one time. Get over yourself.
>>24851962You shoul've slipped 0 times you massive ego faggot.
>>24851926Calm yourself. He probably just joined.>>24851906We're supposed to remove our trips for this thread. Something new Plasma's trying out.
>>24851952>>24851940>>24851918>>24851885>>24851879>Dismount>Kiss Wife>Go check on opponent>?????>Profit
>>24851972Check yoself, nigga. You're getting real worked up over nothing.>>24851974Sounds good.
>>24851845Dismount CAREFULLY.Attend to your fallen opponent.Celebrate modestly.
>>24851974Sweet, sounds good to me!>>24851990Yea, browsers auto-fill that shit all the time, he's just getting his panties in a twist over nothing.
>>24851973Yeah, I know. I've been doing it throughout the thread but slipped up once because I'm posting on other boards.>>24851972Stop getting so assblasted about people wanting their posts to be identified. Do you really have nothing better to do with your life than get upset over this?Sage for getting off-topic from a retard.
>>24852031>Go to anonymous website to get posts identifiedAnd I'm the retard.
>>24851894>>24851893>>24851885>>24851880>>24851879>>24851865With your ears ringing and adrenaline bursting through your veins, you trot your trusty steed over to where your good wife is sitting and you dismount, almost staggering and collapsing into the ground from sheer giddiness. Thankfully you refrain from humiliating yourself and remove your helmet, causing the splinters within it to cascade down your chest. The disadvantage of keeping your eyes fixed. You share a passionate and frankly crude kiss with your wife, disorientated by all of the excitement and the thrill of victory and the crowd only goes wilder, roaring and whooping. But there is something else you need to handle, much to Deyya's reluctance.By the time you arrive by the lord's side, his breastplate has been removed and the mail, the leather and padding beneath it are all being torn away. The lower the layer, the more blood it is soaked with. A Maester amongst the attendants looks up towards you."It seems like your first blow fractured Lord Corbray's ribs and one of them managed to penetrate the skin. I'm shocked that he managed to fight as long as he did without falling out of his saddle. "
>>24852041Sometimes it's appropriate to the thread, you twinkletoed thundercunt.
>>24852041>>24852031Gentlemen, you can't fight here, this is the Tourney Grounds!
>>24852061When you need it I'm cool with it, like plasma for example is entitled to use it, did he need ID in that post? No he did not, now shut the fuck up.
>>24852060oh my, what a badass. We should watch and wait while the maester does his work
>>24852060Send someone for Ser Lyn? Even if he doesn't like his brother all that much he should at least know what's happening.
>>24852060Begin to offer any help we can to help Lord Corbray. Maybe offer our maester to help?
>>24852060Did we actually fuck him up that bad? Man we're fucking deadly.
>>24852060Afford him all aid you possibly can, including the help of your servants in his care and your own services as well in the matter. Further point when you are in the stands again is to speak with his lady-wife and any children, offering the services again and your deepest condolences in the matter. But seriously get that man some help.
>>24852060Is he unconscious?Awake?
>>24852060This guy is a tank!Lets try and ensure that he doesn't die, would be pretty poor form.
>>24852080For the third time, it was an accident!>>24852060By the Seven, this guy's tough.
>>24852080For the third (fourth? I lost count) time you illiterate mongoloid, it was an accident. Stop derailing the thread or go somewhere else.
>>24852125This.It's a tourney, and while it may be a contact sport the goal is not to hurt the other guy, but to knock him off his horse.If he's conscious, tell him he is one double-hard motherfucker.If he is not, do as >>24852125say, and tell his Lady wife that her husband has enough courage for any two men.
>ensuring that he doesn't die >not ensuring that he doesDo you even game of thrones
I hope our daughter was watching. Brock too.also this >>24852195
>>24852125>>24852122>>24852111>>24852100>>24852099You send a servant to fetch Ser Lyn Corbray. This is his brother, he should involve himself in one way or another. It doesn't take long for the handsome young knight in all of his shining armour to approach, partially frowning, partially scowling, absolutely puzzled. He looks at the unconscious lord with an uncertain expression while Maester Ralion explains the situation."I mean no disrespect my lord but I doubt you have the medical knowledge to assist me. I have already arranged to have Lord Corbray carried to somewhere safer. Perhaps it might be best if you allow me to do my work; company does not aid me in my work, my lord."A crude stretcher of sorts has arrived and some of the attendants are gingerly transporting Lord Corbray's figure on to it, most of his armour already removed.
>>24852195Fourthed, though I still think making sure his brother knows should be on the list.
>>24852100This, his brother deserves to know.>>24852195Definitely this - he has balls of steel, and he deserves our respect and aid.
>>24852244Alrighty then, time for some celebratory cider.
>>24852244Welp doesn't seem like there is much more for us to do. Return to the tournament, we have honour and glory to bring to our house
>>24852244Fuck that.We're carrying his stretch.
>>24852244Ask Ser Lyn if we've wronged him by wounding his brother. Then ask Ser Lyn if there are any other problems
>>24852301Bad idea, we're not his house servant.
>>24852304It's a joust, injuries happen. You can apologize, sure, but this makes you sound rather skittish.
>>24852244Rouse the crowd in support of the fallen lord. He deserves that much for the sheer awesome he has shown. Continue on with; >>24852125 and >>24852195
>>24852304would you have us known as Artys, Panzy of the Vale?
>>24852304Wish him a fast recovery? YesApologizing? Fuck no, that's too gay son.
On a slightly related note, we should ensure that we always keep an eye open to see if there is any possibility of 'altering' Ser Crowlys chances in the joust. It would be truly unfortunate if he didn't make it back and if the poor hosting of House Belmore was to blame.
>>24852324Aye, we can visit him later though, to see how he is.>>24852362This, definitely. We may have won, but damn, Corbray was a tough son of a bitch.>tell his Lady wife that her husband has enough courage for any two men.Let's do this too, then go spend some time with our family - Brock first, if he was watching, and then perhaps have some personal recuperation with our wife...
>>24852370Yeah we don't apologize. He knew the risks the moment the put this foot in the stirrups.
>>24852409Oh yea, I forgot we were thinking of this! Yes, let's 'help' our friend in his joust. Perhaps get him a bit drunk before he goes out on the lists.
>>24852412>>24852362I can live with these
>>24852428Maybe something a tad less obvious and not as connected to us personally. Plasma, who did we bring to the Tourny from our house exactly? Maybe we should instruct one of our less 'morally conscious' knights or one of the more trusted personal servants to keep an eye out for opportunities.
>>24852244Well we've done what we can.
>>24852409I personally think it's easier and less risky to win him over to us rather than off him. He already views us a more fit to defend the region than his own Lord Egen. When we finally ask Egen to become our bannerhouse, Crowlys will more likely than not advise him in our favour if we show a little more interest in the defence and well-being of Egens land.I'm not against underhanded tactics, but right now I don't think it's the best option.
>>24852513Because if Crowlys gets badly hurt or killed, our sworn sword will remain in charge of House Egen's military, meaning they're all but a banner house to us, until we can change circumstances to make them our banner house in fact too.
>>24852324>>24852304>>24852301>>24852299>>24852289>>24852352Bowing politely, you leave to the side with Ser Lyn Corbray and ask about his brother, about his thoughts on Lyonel's defeat. You're careful not to apologise or show any sign of regret - this was a fair joust and Lord Corbray knew the risks when he participated. There's a brief grunt from him. When not confronted with the sight of the injured lord, he seems a little more confident."This just proves that our father made the right choice. I am meant to fight for our house, he is not. House Corbray is strong; for better or worse he shall endure. If that is all, I shall wait for my time.">>24852362You take a brief moment to call to the crowd, speaking of the great honour and bravery shown by Lord Corbray today. The way he fought on despite his injuries was evidence of his valour and greatness. You ask about any wife that the good lord might have yet apparently Lyonel has no sons or daughters and has never even had a woman to call his own. The same for his two younger brothers. There are many dark and dirty rumours of degeneracy and incest amongst House Corbray but you choose not to believe them. This is an opportunity to improve the common opinion of their family, not to sully it.Having a servant remove your armour, you return to sit beside your wife. Is there anything else you'd like to do before the contest continues?
You beautiful bastards.Who are we up against next?
Wait, I'm not sure about Game of Thrones, but in Tourneys aren't shattered lances worth more points?If I remember right it goes by a point system- hitting your opponent nets you one point, hitting his target gets you five, shattering the lance gets you ten and unhorsing your opponent gets you fifteen
>>24852542Yourself.Ser Morys.Deyya Harrock.Brock Harrock.Katrin Harrock.
>>24852623I think we're good.
>>24852623Congratulate Morys on his victory, of course. But other than that, no.I really don't think now is the time to sabotage Crowlys, if we really are going to be getting rid of him at all.
>>24852623Just thank her for the token and say it helped.>>24852636In actual jousting as far as I know it was one point worth for touching him, 2 per broken lance and automatic win if you throw him off his horse, actually winning his horse too.
>>24852233His death doesn't really gain us anything, his brother won't exactly be thankful for it.
>>24852623Look at us being Lordly. That is a true lord. I am proud. He's going to die an awful death.Nothing particularly special comes to mind. I say allow the day to go onward, we will have to remove ourselves to talk to the fallen lord if he is in better condition, to our son and see if he learned a lesson on valor and the ways of being a lordly lord, and of course give time to bestow our "favor" upon our lovely lady-wife.
>>24852636>Game of Thrones style for you.>I apologise for the missing tripcode, posted somewhere else for a moment.
>>24852645Ah dammit, I thought you brought along more Knights.Personally I think that Ser Crowly doesn't really like us all that much, and he seemed to be pumping a lot of his House's resources into rebuilding their shattered military rather than just relying on us for protection. I'm fine with trying to win him over, but if the perfect opportunity to see him killed presents itself, I think we should take it.
We should make some bets and get some dosh
>>24852636Jousting has changed a lot in real life, in some Euro contests the lances have splints that help decide which lance was more damaged in the joust. Don't know if we have those.
>>24852636The rulebook just works on who gets the better Degrees of Success, or who unhorses who, rather than getting into proper point-scoring.But yea, technically, unhorsing your opponent in GoT (in the rulebook at least) wins you his horse and his armour.>>24852675Yep, congratulate Morys, he did well, the equal of any lord or knight we saw.>>24852735Nah, Boros didn't want to take part, and Tenry is currently running House Egen's military while Crowly and Lord Egen are here with us.We need to try to recruit that female hedge knight, she was a fucking beast of a fighter.
>>24852623As the day progresses, we might try and have a chat to the Lord of House Bandics. A strategic alliance with him would see Belmore opposed on three sides.
>>24852735Every post where Plasma has mentioned him makes note of him admiring our military and the serious manner in which we deal with military matters.Where is there evidence of him disliking us?
>>24852781It's generally good form to ransom the armour and horse back at around half-price, right?
>>24852828I'd believe it in better form to give it back as a gift to his health in this case. If we are talking about such.
>>24852781Personally I don't like her, she's too brash and tempermental. On top of that she's already in with the Belemores, even if we hired her I don't think we could fully trust her.Besides, we should be looking for suitable captains/leaders, not warriors perse.
>>24852848That's humiliating him, no.
>>24852828Lets wait to see if he dies or not. If he doesn't, half price; if he does, give it back for free.
>>24852848I dunno, it's a nice set of armour...
>>24852864I agree personally.
>>24852869Good idea, that would mollify Ser Lyn somewhat.
>>24852781The ransoming of such things shall happen after the tournament has finished.>>24852711>>24852690>>24852675>>24852672Thanking your wife and congratulating Ser Morys, you sit back to watch the rest of the tournament for the time being.Ser Jalraeys, Sworn to House Badics is defeated by Ser Marwyn of House Belmore who advances to the next stage. He shall be your next opponent.Lord Jon of House Lyndery defeats Lady Kaya, sworn to House Hardyng and he advances to the next stage.Ser Byllabyr, Sworn to House Wydman defeats Ser Samyl, sworn to House Royce and advances to the next stage.
>>24852828Traditionally, yea, it's good form to give them back for 50% of their worth.>>24852811Hell yea, I suggested that last thread. We'd surround Belmore then, which puts them at a distinct disadvantage, and all their routes to the sea then go through the territory of houses opposed to them, which might harm their economy.>>24852869Good idea.>>24852903A sworn sword of House Belmore is our next opponent?WE MUST FINISH HIM.
>>24852924BREAK HIS BACK
>>24852903A Belmore? Excellent...
>>24852711It is kind of sucky that our victory may cost the life of a fellow noble
>>24852957Oh, I also agree with talking to the Badics when we get the chance. Nothing too forward, we don't know where they stand with the Belemores.
>>24852969He knew the rules and so did we.
>>24852869I dig that idea.>>24852903Are we tilting with him now or tomorrow? If the latter I say it is time to find our son and talk to him, gaining his insight on our joust and what happened afterwards.
>>24852988Oh definitely, we're not idiots who openly say stuff like that. It might just be worth talking to them for trade, etc, and see what they say as part of that.Perhaps also ask their knight about tips against Ser Marwyn, so we can better know our enemy.
>>24852623Congratulate Morys and various other victors, other than that, spend the time between matches with our family. Maybe meet our wife's new friends?
Do we get to joust again today? If not, when is the melee happening?
>>24853037Ohh, definitely this, since it appeared as though our wife's new friends were the Badics.
>>24852988Our wife was talking with a man with unnaturally red hair, Lord Badic spent time in the Free Cities, I think we have an in.
>>24853003House Richard of the Roil.
>>24853028Oh yes, especially that last part. It's a very good excuse to talk with them.
>>24852924Of House Belmore. Not Sworn to House Belmore.You are facing an actual Belmore.>>24852903Ser Naptys, a hedge knight of no renown is the opponent of Ser Lyn Corbray. He's a stocky fellow, brawny and rippling with muscles yet you have your doubts about the houseless man the moment he clambers atop a horse, swaying this way and that in his saddle. There's quite a bit of mocking laughter from above at the sight and even Ser Lyn smiles before he dons his helmet and lowers the visor. All of the man's strength and brutality shall not matter if he does not know how to ride properly. The two charge towards each other and all it takes is the first round for it to end. Neatly cracking the lance of Ser Naptys on his shield, the Corbray knight lands the tip of his own in the middle of his opponent's chest, lifting him clean off of his saddle and launching him into the floor with a loud crack of shattering bone and bending metal. He does not get back up. A groan of anticipation rises from the crown and Ser Lyn lifts his visor, any sign of a smile gone. The hedge knight's injuries are far worse than those of Lord Lyonel and he is swiftly carried away, either to be tended to or to be prepared for a funeral.Ser Maladras, Sworn to No House is defeated by Ser Ronys, Sworn to House Belmore who advances to the next stage.Ser Dalyn, Sworn to House Lynderly is defeated by Yondagryn, Sworn to House Hersy who advances to the next stage.
>>24853099"Never give thou up"
>>24853106Ouch, damn Ser Lyn.How did Ser Maladras do? He's the only other potentional sworn-sword I can see here.
>>24853106SER MURDERSALOT STRIKES AGAIN
>>24853106If that isn't a statement I don't know what it is. That man means business. And while we haven't a clue his taste for us now I believe him a man worth watching.
>>24853106Fuck Ser Lyn, you are Ser Murdersalot.And hells yea, let's beat the shit out of a Belmore.
>>24853106>You are facing an actual Belmore.Bring him on!Man, Lyn sure does like to one-up us.
>>24853170Mediocre. He was fit but not fit enough. He knew how to ride but not well enough. He knew how to carry a lance but not with enough finesse. As a result, he lost against Ser Ronys, an absolute giant of man who endured every hit and bowled Ser Maladras over on his final run.>>24853106The final tilt of the day is Ser Crowlys, Sworn to House Egen riding against Ser Grys, Sworn to House Coldwater. The former, a grim and solidly built fellow who seems to have a strong military mind from your experience with him while the latter seems to be short and scrawny, a thin and willowy fellow who wouldn't stand a chance in a true fight. But the way he carries his lance and the way he rides atop his steed shows where his true expertise lies - this is not a knight of war but a knight of tournaments, trained to compete and defeat other knights in the joust alone.>The majority of you seem to have decided not to tamper with the performance of Ser Crowlys.It's obvious who has won from the very beginning. With each charge, the lance of the Egen knight uselessly breaks and splinters against the shield while the lance of the Coldwater knight always strikes true, knocking Ser Crowlys off of his horse and into the dirt. Although the serious-faced knight never seems to gain any great injury, he is removed from his horse with great ease and he doesn't seem surprised by it at all. Once the anticlimactic tilt has come to an end, Ser Crowlys goes to call the good Lord Egen aside for a private chatter while the contest of the next day is announced.
>>24853359>Ser Lalyn, Sworn to House Hardyng shall ride against Lord Yohn of House Royce.>Ser Banton, Sworn to No House shall ride against Ser Morys, Sworn to House Harrock.>Ser Cador of House Belmore shall ride against Ser Crabnot, Sworn to No House.>Lady Delayis, Sworn to No House shall ride against Ser Artly, Sworn to House Belmore.>Lord Artys of House Harrock shall ride against Ser Marwyn of House Belmore.>Lord Jon of House Lynderly shall ride against Ser Byllabyr, Sworn to House Wydman.>Ser Lyn of House Corbray shall ride against Ser Ronys, Sworn to House Belmore.>Ser Yondagryn, Sworn to House Hersy shall ride against Ser Grys, Sworn to House Coldwater.
>>24853378When is the Melee?
>>24853330Dude, that's awesome. Did you draw this?Also, why am I thinking of this guy?
>>24853359 If that is the case I'll bring up this post of mine again; >>24853012Always worth a shot to talk to our son, especially when he has seen so much today.
>>24853041>>24853413The joust shall continue tomorrow.The grand melee shall take place after the joust has finished entirely.The day has mostly passed away and the smallfolk are beginning to file out. Now is a time for feasting beneath the sky of the spring evening, to enjoy the cool air and the pleasant lack of rain. The perfect time to socialise and learn more about the other combatants, or to forge deals with specific individuals.For now though, it's about time that this session has come to a close. Thank you all for participating, we shall continue on FRIDAY, 9PM GMT.I'd like any input, criticism and commentary, especially on the tripcode rule. Should I include it in the next thread?
>>24853359Since we're not set on offing Crowlys, lets have a talk with him instead. We should be sure to deride the poncy Ser Grys and mention that we're sure he wouldn't last two second with a Mountain Man breathing down his neck.So let's get our priorities straight>House Badic talk, on the pretense of finding out more on our opponent>Ser Lyn, he may have just killed someone>Brock(?)>Ser Crowlys
>>24853465No it's an artist called Mico. Does a lot of ASOIAF portraits.>>24853500Tripcode rule seemed to work out well enough.
>>24853378Hopefully Morys should get through to the next round then. Might be tough for us though.>>24853500As one of the tripfags, I think it worked quite well as a rule.I'll sort out the archive as usual now.
>>24853500Always a pleasure, Plasma.Frankly I'm all for the ban on tripcodes, especially if the one naysayer doesn't get riled up over it again.
>>24853532Actually here's all of it.http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Category:Images_by_TheMico
>>24853531We also might have killed someone...
>>24853500First time participating for me but I enjoyed it quite thoroughly. The tripcode/namefag rule is fine, does cut down on drama that can erupt from this sort of stuff. All in all, good stuff man. I'll be back for the next round for sure.
>>24853531Agreed on all points.>>24853500Seemed to be a lot of participation, with very little anti tripfag angst, so it seems like it worked. I don't mind it at all, this is the only thread(s) I've ever really tripfagged on, so it's not a big loss to me.Great session as usual, Plasma
>>24853596>>24853591>>24853565>>24853549>>24853532All right. I'll reinstate the tripcode rule next thread. If it continues to be successful, I'll make it a permanent thing. Thank you to everyone who has participated and I'll try to work on creating a 1d4chan article that contains most of the important information.
>>24853500Thanks plasma, great thread as always. I enjoyed the no tripcode rule
Rolled 1>>24853500First thread for me. Seems pretty okay.
>>24853650Oh, and can we have a slightly altered opening text detailing the newer land acquisition and its inhabitants?What's the timeline on the Inn being fully open for business?
Here's the link to the archived thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24846460/And here's the link to the general quest archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=harrockRemember to vote guys!
>>24853685I'll see what can be done. Thing is, that opening post is almost exactly 2000 characters long so I'd have to remove some details to make it worth.
>>24853769Maybe just put that in a different post then, I like the current opening post.
>>24853685Also maybe a comment on how our new goat herd has impacted on the small folk at the end of the month.Great thread, thanks Plasma!
>>24853685I don't think we've even started on that.>Goats for the Goat Tower
>>24853805>>24853797I think Maahira of Qohor has cursed you with some sort of goat-based obsession.
Fucking brilliant Quest as always, based Plasma! Keep up the good work!>pic related, Buddhist Monk approves of your quest
>>24853843Hey, it works for us. Good luck and all that.Here's what I hope to see in the political circle for House Harrock sometime in the future>>Secure House Egen as bannerman-Marriage? Perhaps, but can likely be achieved without doing so.-Protect Egen from Yohn's rebuke. He seems on good terms with us, so we'll be able to do so without upsetting him and Egen will surely be grateful. It also looks like we're taking responsbility both for him and of him.-Crowly, could be a deciding factor. His removal could ensure that Egen's forces are almost entirely under our control. Risky though. Convincing him to support us in becoming bannermen is the easier option, but control over Egen's military won't be as complete.>Further Allies-House Bodic is the obvious go-to-Other option are finding out anyone who is on friendly terms with House Egen or (even better) on bad terms with House Belemore-Re-establish contact with Manderlys, but only when we look to be pushing our claim on Grimarbour. That's when they'd be most likely to support us since we have very favourable trade concession with them.>Lord Arryn-Capturing our brother and bringing him to the Eyrie will give us the perfect excuse to prove our loyalty AND voice our claim to Grimarbour.-We could also throw in the broken clan cheiftan if we like, say we think our brother aided him with the archers
Also, we might want to take a look at these (from many threads back):WESTPASS:Bleakfaith RuinsBleakfaith is an old tower built over a thousand years ago by House Belmore, on the Northern side of Westpass when they sought to encroach upon and claim your land for their own. After their attempt to seize the land failed, the tower fell into disuse and was abandoned. Bandits and clansmen often frequent the ruins.Costs 5 LandProvides 3 Defence and -3 Law. Enables construction of a Tower at this location for 5 Defence.---Blackpitch WoodsA small cluster of trees to the very South of your territories, very close to where you expect the Milk Snakes are hiding. It's a chaotic, unlawful place that's frequently raided. Otherwise you would've already used it for lumber production, which would decrease your need for trade with House Egen.Costs 3 LandProvides 3 Wealth and -3 Law.---Grosspike LandingOn the opposite side of the Westflow from Northmarsh, Grosspike Landing is the perfect location to build a port. The only issue is the expense of the port - is it truly worth the cost?Costs 3 LandProvides 1 Population, 1 Wealth and -1 Law. Enables port construction at this location.If we get 3 Land, it might be worth trying for our own port, since we'll need one to take Grimarbour anyway.
>>24853986Sounds good, pretty much covers everything I think we need to be doing.
>>24853996Blackpitch looks like the most promising of these, I think we'll be busy working on other areas of our Land before we start building our own port. Besides, we can easily rely on Egen's port if it comes to military action.
Infrastructure wise, I think we should focus on grabbing a master blacksmith. Even if we expand our mine we're not going to become the leading source of iron in the Vale. We should go for quality, rather than quantity of resources. And we get the castle-forged bonus to our stuff as well.Other thoughts>Inn RenovationA good baby-step to encourage trade. Should be first on our list, really.>Settlers-Having the rangers help them settle in might be a good idea.-Also, we should hire a bard. Maybe pay him to include a song about our battle with the milk snakes on his travels. The gist should be that the mountain men fear us while the smallfolk rest easy. That should help encourage immigration.>Mine improvement-New mine or expanded mine?
>>24854057Fair point, Blackpitch would be pretty good, and then Bleakfaith Ruins, because taking land Belmore tried to claim, and rebuilding the tower, gives us a one-up over them, and also puts a defence position near to their border that can keep an eye out on what Belmore are up to.
>>24854130We've already renovated the inn though. As for the mine, in the first thread of this quest, Plasma said we'd need to claim new mountain land, like Bleakfaith Ruins, to build a new mine. On the up-side, it might find us some different ore, which would be good for trade.
>>24854171True, and in reality we'd only need 5 land and 2 defence to score ourselves a new tower.We'd need more men though, both to guard it and move on Grimarbour.
>>24854250Well, we could recruit a new group of rangers, perhaps have them stationed in the new tower. They'd only cost 3 Power, which should be easy enough to get, and with bows, they'd be better at holding the tower than a Garrison would.
>>24854235So, in the ways of land aquisition.1) Blackpitch Woods. If we don't need to rely on House Egen anymore we COULD keep the price the same and win brownie points with him. Trading with him on 'account of our friendship' and all that.2) Bleakfaith Ruins (Makes Belemore look bad)3) Rebuild tower (Also makes Belemore look bad, but we should buy bleakfaith until we get that 2 defence we need to build the tower.)4) Mining time
>>24854323A garrison gets a bonus when defending on our land though, it's what garrisons are for I think. Besides, we don't really need to get more troops to cover the towers.Castle-50 Garrison-100 ArchersTower 1-50 GarrisonTower 2-50 GarrisonTower 3-50 GarrisonThat leaves our 100 infantry and 200 rangers as a fluid force. Throw in the 100 archers in emergencies and we're set. Of course, over time I'd like to see that number of infantry quadruple.And if we have wealth to spare we should kit out our guys a whole heap.
>>24854402I'm not sure you can split the garrisons and still have them be efficient. It wouldn't take much to get Green Garrisons anyway, they're 3 Power too.
>>24854442We had already split our garrison between 2 towers when they came under attack as I recall.Besides, I thought that was the point between the signal fires we were working on? We only have the towers garrisoned enough to hold off an attack long enough for our central force to arrive.
>>24854442I'm hesitant to get anything lower than trained. Lord Egen's guys were green and they were cut down in swathes even with our support.
>>24854488Nah, we had one 100-man garrison at one tower, and the other at the other tower, and we came to the rescue with our 2 groups of rangers and the archers.
>>24854597So we had no left at the castle at all?
>>24854637At the time? Nope, we charged in leaving only the civvies at the castle.
>>24854735Wow, didn't realise we were that reckless. Well, by the time we can afford the tower we'll probably be able to get a Trained Garrison, right?
>>24854891Maybe, that'd be 5 Power. And I think we were that reckless because we thought it was a much larger attack than it ended up being.
>>24854917Bugger, we really need a way more decent infantry core before anything else.How do we feel about offering amnesty to those that joined our bastard-brother?
>>24855073Might be a worthwhile idea, though I still think we should put out feelers to our brother, given that he was a great soldier and strategist. We might never trust him, but we could sure as hell do with that sort of expertise.
>>24855166Working with him can only ever bring us trouble, if not from himself then from our liegelord finding out.
>>24855241Robert gave amnesty to a lot of people who fought against him and his allies during the Rebellion.Otherwise, we could just use our brother, but either way, I think it's worth at least trying to talk to him.
>>24855166>>24855307I agree, I reckon it's worth trying to get in touch with him, to see whether we can get him, and all those troops, back on our side.
>>24855307This is a whole different bag of bones, what Ulrif did was outright treason to his own liegelord.I am strongly against any sort of mercy for our brother that doesn't come directly from the lips of Lord Arryn.
>>24855389If we cut the head off the snake, the body won't have anywhere else to turn to.
>>24855406Well yes, obviously we should send a raven to Lord Arryn to enquire about it, but if it removed a band of nearly a thousand highly-trained veteran troops, led by an expert soldier, from wandering around the Mountain and Vale.
>>24854511the issue would have been that they were peasant levies, not that they were green. They had no weapon or armor worth the name.
>>24855441>My Lord, pretty please can I welcome by traitor brother back into the fold and the several hundred men he took with him? I promise he won't do it again.>Shit no, son. What the hell do you think you're doing?Before you try, there is no way we could possibly word it that won't cast some suspicion on us. We'll be rebuked for even considering it. Our brother can't keep his head, his men can.
>>24855478Yea, even trained levies are fucking awful. Green garrisons would be better than them.
>>24855535really the only way to do levies is eitherA) with proper spears and absurd numbers so it doesn't matter how bad they are at fighting.orB) with institutionalized training in something (like the British and longbows) for every man in the country over a certain age.The peasant levies we'll see here? Untrained and unarmed in small numbers.