The Story So Far
Early Spring, 490
Before Pentecost Court even arrived, knights across Logres attended to their personal affairs. There was no need to wait on formal announcements. A battle was coming, one whose bloodletting would be astounding even in these vicious days. Women were loved, children given one last lesson, swords sharpened, and land surveyed, all of it with a thought that never again would these things be done. Death was almost assured. What mattered then was victory.
It is said that Octa craved Excalibur as a magical trinket for his brother, something to match the Saxon king’s magical axe. Little could Octa have known that his own weapon was likewise sought after. For the last six years, the Centurion King has fought a desperate holding action against the Saxons in Malahaut. Now he sits in Eburacum, a prisoner in his own kingdom. With the certainty of a sunrise, all of Logres expects Octa to move his horde south.
Uther is determined to meet him. After years of maneuvering, the pieces are in place. The northern lands are reinforced. The western kingdoms are placated. Plunder from the continent funds additional levies. Duke Gorlois and his Cornish knights have finally rallied to the king’s banners. With Excalibur as a shining beacon, Uther Pendragon rides north to contest his Saxon foe.
Sir Gildas, Sir Marcus, Sir Pedivere
Sir Dagonet’s Jest (Funniest Moment)
Paul – Speculating on Sir Henry’s subconscious state of worry at sensing the presence of an intoxicated Sir Marcus hovering over his defenseless form.
Bryant – the look on paul’s face when I made a succeseful flirt roll to whore (ed. note: I don’t recall making a face at all, so it must have been that much funnier and authentic).
Incursion of the Fae (Eeriest Moment)
Paul – Sir Marcus’ reaction to finding the corpses in the forest.
Bryant – no arguments there but it have have been a few seconds earlier when the bodies where origuinally discovered
Sir Dalan’s Charge (Best Heroics)
Paul – A tie between Sir Marcus for honoring his duty to the Earl, Sir Gildas for being prepared to enforce the Earl’s justice if Sir Marcus tried to take matters into his own hands, and Sir Pedivere for joining the Quest for the Axe.
Bryant – sir gidlas for offering his entire house of knights to aid in the search
Hunting for Glatisant (Dubious Decision)
Paul – Sir Pedivere’s handling of Sir Elad’s papers. Not saying if he is right or wrong in his approach, but that if he is wrong, it could be considered dubious.
Bryant – the bandits for picking the wrong caravan to raid
A Dream of Camelot (Best Roleplay Moment)
Paul – Sir Marcus’ meditation on regret, vengeance, and mercy during the trial. Possibly Bryant’s finest roleplaying moment of all-time.
Bryant – there a moment early on that set the stage for the quality of night it was. Marcus, Gildas and Pediveire spoke of the saxon King and getting the Axe to save the soul of sir henry and the visit Sir Gildas received from Sir Pellinore.
Wily in Wylie (Luck of the Irish Award)
Paul – Umm…obviously the twelve thieves, eleven of whom now have a fighting chance for life and one who escaped a potentially worse fate than mere execution.
Bryant – the main thief because if he had met a younger version of Sir Marcus would have undoubtedly suffered a fate far worse than death
Curse of the Creamers (Luck of the Polish Award)
Paul – Sir Marcus learned some lessons about duty and responsibility the hard way.
Bryant – Marcus’s wench and poor daughter. if they just waited eventually marcus would have gone to them
Honoring Those Who Honor Us (Pat on the Group Back)
Paul – Loved the roleplaying tonight, and always enjoy these opportunities to get different characters to spend time together that might not otherwise. In this case, the emotionally wounded Christian Sir Pedivere met up with the apprehensive pagan Sir Gildas and the turbulent pagan Sir Marcus. It made for some interesting conversation and circumstances.
Bryant – A very good session setting up a very somber pentecost court
Sir Gildas felt an immense sense of duty to help out Sir Marcus in his quest, but was disturbed when he saw how much the tragic conclusion had changed Marcus’ attitude regarding justice.
All our actions have consequences even the ones we think can be left alone or gotten to in due time. Sir Marcus learned this lesson the hard way losing a daughter a guilt that will stay with him for the rest of his days. The killers were brought o justice but even so Marcus knew there was an emptiness inside of him. On that very night he went and met his son for the first time so he would never have to feel the emptiness again.
Pedivere found it strange that the bloodthirsty Pagan showed the quality of mercy more forcefully than the former monk had in recent years. The entire affair disquieted Sir Pedivere and left him ill at ease.