(1866-09-19) Pacitta Tourney: Duels
Log Title
Summary: Pacitta Tourney: Duels
Date: 1866-09-19
Related: All other Pacitta Tourney logs for 1866
Players:
Aidric  Alexandra  Alina  Cathrynn  Clara  Devlin  Eduard  Elaida  Elrick  Evelyn  Gabriel  Graham  Jonathan  Leander  Lorelei  Lucas  Michael  Nadine  Raimond  Samantha  Samuel  Samwell  Talia  Thaddeus  Tiadora  Tristan  

Tourney Grounds - Pacitta City - Pacitta

The tournament grounds stand ready for use at a moment's notice. The stands are setup with the well-to-do sitting in the center, with the best seats, and for any courtiers present. A half canopy has been established to help keep the shade in the area and protect from any of the elements, a thick leather trim going across the area where the VIPs are sitting raised up about fifty feet and supported by heavy wooden poles and tethers tying it. The benches have been formed of thick wood in the gallery, with lesser galleries set to the side for commoners, guards, and those who are watching and not immediately involved over in the arena. There are roughly eight rows of seats set up for the commoners stretching off the full length of the viewing gallery, and roughly three rows thick for the VIPs to sit upon. Among the rows are those who are bringing beverage and refreshments.

The arena is dusty, a pit formed in the ground which has been dug down flat with padded dirt roughly two feet down from the main tents, the incline designed to give the crowd a better view. The center of the arena betray tell-tale markings where it is apparent that the rail for jousts could be set, if not set already. The dirt is thick and solid, packed down as firmly and evenly as it can be to ensure good footing. From the opposite ends of the exhibition pavilions are a pair of berths where the combatants would enter from and where judges and guards would otherwise sit, as well as attendants to quickly go and tend to the injured or break apart the combatants should it be necessary. The main pit is larger than the pavilions, being roughly fifty horse lengths wide, enough for all the combatants to have plenty of room to brawl without being so spread out that the main viewing area would risk losing track of them.

1866-09-19

The evening weather is perfect. The sun has not yet set, though its descent is obvious. A light sea breeze reaches the parts of the tourney ground not blocked, providing some fresh air. The crowd is larger than the one at the bareknuckle contest, though its rousing ending and the fact that circuit points and a larger purse ride on the duels have brought in more competitors and spectators. Barkers call out odds for the bookmakers, with many of them giving odds that show Gabriel l'Saigner as the bookmaker's favorite to win the contest, though some had been reserving opinions before the contest due to the debacle of the joust. Thanks to the brackets being posted in the arena two hours ago, they have been seening more business in the last two hours than in the six before it..

The Royal boxes have spectators from their respective houses in them, and both Chancellor Mancini and Vice-Chancellor Toulon are present in the High Council's box, along with the vast majority of the High Council members, or their proxies. Two of the seats in the Marchette portion of the box are the brothers Jensen and Samwell Marchette, Jensen looming as much as the short man can, sitting to Mancini's left, with Samwell on the other side of Jensen.

Once again seated in the Chancellor's box, Tristan surveys the field with some interest. He hoped Rivana could have a much better showing with properly seeded competition. He glances over at Elaida, and offers her a smile. "Today should be more entertaining, I think." Well, he hoped.

Gabriel l'Saigner rolls his shoulders, reliving himself of some of the tension that sometimes comes before these matches. It was his hope to go far in this competition, but a lot of that depended upon how well his opponents did too. Closing his eyes, he takes in a deep breath, and then lets it all out at once as his name is called. Gripping his sword in hand, he steps into the field to square off against Samantha. Raising his sword in a salute to her, he readies himself for the start of the duel.

The Lily Knight has shown up for the duels he stands off with the others. Graham checks his gear over and everything while he waits. If any would notice he does wear something which had been missing his other games. A favour tied to him him a ribbon with 'C's' on each side of it. He seems to think everything is in order for the most part everything looks to be in order though if any would look close enough his eyes are a little red perhaps tired or something else.

Aidric had been practicing with his squire and so when he appears at the tourney grounds he's already worked up a sweat and a thirst. He drinks down a cup of water to quench the thirst and wipes his brow.

His squire tilts his head at him.

"What? I need to be sharp today. If we don't score some victories against Couviere today we might as well all go home," Aidric mutters before holding out his cup. "More."

Evelyn shifts now and then, to keep her muscles loose, ready, and ready to respond less they tense up when she needs them most. But, for the most part, she remains calm and collected, watching the matches to come, and awaiting her own match. She'd seen Samuel's capabilities, and knew what the l'Corren were capable of. Occassionally, her glance strays towards the man.

Tiadora's Normont guardsmen stay closer at hand in the noble boxes than they had the previous nights. The lady herself, in blue and cream-colored satins, looks grimmer than usual upon taking her seat. She sweeps the silk of her veil back over her shoulder and watches the duels start, giving a smile and a nod to the familiar men on the floor.

First up tonight, Jonathan t'Maren is not especially worse for wear, though he's seen his share of hits in the past few events. He's clear-headed and eager, but not, perhaps, as much as he was at the beginning of the free-for-all at the beginning of the week. Off to the side twirling his tourney sword in each hand at turns, he breathes deeply, maile shining in the fading sunlight as his chest rises and falls. He's not looking at the crowd at the moment, or the other competitors - too much distraction. Instead he's inside his own head, trying to cancel out the noise from the stands and the other combattants.

Sir Raimond Giraldi waits on the sidelines, watching the initial matches with no small degree of interest. The skin he sips from is watered wine, this time, but his voice doesn't seem in much better shape than it was yesterday, as he remains quiet. He does scan the stands for a moment, grinning a bit as he spots the Marchette brothers in the High councilors stand, and if he manages to catch their attention, lifting a hand in silent greeting.

Sir Devlin Cassomir stretches and otherwise tries to get himself loose and limber for the battles to come, giving his tourney blade a few practice swings before turning his attention to the matches about to begin, grinning a bit in anticipation.

Michael shifts under his maile as he steps into the ring. People said Jonathan t'Maren was not a man to underestimate and Michael wasn't going to be fool enough to ignore them. "Luck to you sir," he offers even as he sizes the man up. Then, Michael drops into a low guard with his sword, and waits for the signal to begin.

Still over with the commoners is Lorelei Asheflour, face neutral and hair tightly braided back, unlike her norm. She's pressed between the fence and the stands - apparently her favorite spot, now - watching tonight's competitors warm up. She's scanned the crowd, made a note of who was where, and turned back to the ring before doing the same there, too. There's someone else in particular that she's looking for tonight, and she's hopeful she'll keep it together this time.

Having warmed up a bit, Sir Samuel l'Corren enters the field whistling. He sure seems in a good mood as he enters, looking around at the other competitors, as well as the stands. Seeing the fights that's starting this, he turns to watch, grinning a bit in the process.

Thaddeus Greycen is present and is currently preparing for his turn to take the field. A blue sleeve is wrapped around his right arm and he takes a moment to relax and survey the arena. he takes up a wine skin to battle his thirst, and continues his waiting.

Eduard Farrant is waiting in his respective area, getting a feel for his tourney sword and doing some stretches to ready himself.

Alina sits in the same spot she'd been occupying for the tournament, watching intently. The posting of the brackets has mollified her somewhat, though she seriously doubts Mancini posted it of her own free will, as one of the rumors states. (The other rumor says that Tarin Marchette stole a copy from Mancini's office in order to have a better handle on what his bookies should be saying the odds are. That she believes.)

Nadine waits on the sidelines for her turn to come up, limbering her arms and cracking her neck. The first round has both l'Corren twins, and she is interested to see how their respective rounds go. She wonders if the hubbub about fixing the tournament included having a pair of true twins fight different opponents at the same time… but perhaps not. The seeds had been posted.

Elaida squeezes Tristan's hand. "Daddy says tonight shouldn't be the debacle last night was," she notes cheerily. "Hopefully that means less shouting and angry people."

When the brackets were posted two hours earlier, Elrick immediately sent his squire to take a look and jot down the pairings. The Couviere and Rivanan rivalry is still strong but there is an established system. now. Luckily, the l'Corren twins are not in his bracket, however, he sees that Nadine is in the slot right below him which is not good. But, the t'Tremaine knows that he has to focus on his first match up, facing off against the t'Artan once again, quite the formidable opponent. He is already kitted out for the tourney, waiting on the sidelines as well.

The first round of comabts is called, the black flag dropped. The crowd, so noisy, suddenly quiets, by and large, many leaning forward to see the combat begin.

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.

Also upon the sideline, with very little bravado, is the younger Giraldi, Leander. He paces back and forth, in a precise pattern, over and over. Perhaps to calm himself. Perhaps.

Clara Tracano has taken her customary spot in the Tracano box. The rumours have found her ears, too….so she watches the rivalry with intent.

It seems that Gabriel has underestimated the Rosendal knight, and so it has, as she has gotten the better of their thre exchanges. He gives her a nod in ackowledgement and then resumes a more defensive stance, hoping to wear her down an wait for a better opportunity to strike.

Indeed, Michael l'Corren isn't one to be underestimated, either. When he enters the ring opposite him, Jonathan bows his head in a quick, deferential nod, wishes him a good fight in return, and holds up his sword in a cautious but intent stance. Clearly it isn't cautious enough; when Michael's sword first makes contact with his chest, Jon's sent backward, coughing and gasping for air. He comes back quickly enough, striking at the l'Corren heir readily enough and landing a few hits, though none quite so purposeful as the first one dealt him.

Tiadora claps as the Rosdendal woman starts off well and follows with even more solid looking strikes. She has no interest in the other match as neither man looks or sounds familiar to her. Her round cheeks dimple as she smiles, "Well struck, Lady Knight, well struck!" A Gerrell cheering a woman fighter; times are indeed changing with Symon at the head of their house.

Samuel raises an eyebrow as he watches the fights, especially how Gabriel seems to be doing. He keeps on whistling, expression a bit thoughtful as he looks over at the other fight as well.

Thaddeus pays attention to the two bouts, but is pleasantly surprised when Samantha holds her own against the reigning circuit champion, "SEAGUARD!" he yells enthusiastically from the sidelines and applauds her solid strike to Gabriel's leg.

Talia t'Corbeau watches from her aloof spot. While she was absent for the joust preliminaries, the rumors of that particular event have drawn her out. Those rumors, and the new ones. Her gaze finds Alina l'Sainger who isn't -too- far away from her, and Talia smiles, briefly. She then goes to look, and watch the field as the swordsmen take up arms and begin the competition. "It should," she mentions casually, "Be interesting, regardless."

As things kick off Cathrynn joins the watchers in the stands. She is not wearing her usual Huntress garb, but Cassomir colors in the form of a finely made gown and her hair is not in a braid but drawn up on the sides so that it can lay in long curls down her back. She finds a spot from which she can clearly see the competitors, settling on one in particular whose favor echoes the color of her attire.

Michael comes out of his exchange with Jonathan battered and brusied but still ready to fight the first blow had been good, but he'd failed to follow it up. He was going to correct that error, and so continues to push hard against his foe from Lonnaire.

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

Graham watches the first three passes of the attack as each tests the defenses and even some good strikes landed upon one another he'll clap politely here for those fighting though he does also look back towards the stands he finds Cathrynn there and smiles to see the gown she chose he waves to her. He also waves to Lady Tia knowing his cousin might not make it this round to view the duels he's not surprised to not see her or he's missed her.

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Michael with Tourney Sword but Michael DODGES!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword but Gabriel DODGES!

<COMBAT> Jonathan has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!

Leander might have been watching the exchanges…or he might not have. He has, however continued to pace. A lot of nervous energy to work out, it seems.

Again, the three share a set of exchanges, and this time Gabriel does much better, scoring two hits to Samantha's one. Still, her blow was solidly truck. Licking his lips, he circles to his right, readying himself for the next exchange. His attention and focus all on the Rosendal woman.

"Hey, look at that." Tristan says with a wave of his hand. "Couviere's famed Champion is having himself a hard time against Sir Samantha." He sits forward in his seat to watch the rest of this bout, hoping that Samantha can pull this one out.

Tiadora smiles back to the Lily Knight, but for once it appears to be her turn to worry for him. Her expression is still guarded as she nods back, although Samantha's skill is helping her mood improve. "Again, for Queen and Country," she calls to the lady-knight, starting to show a bit of enthusiasm.

Michael presses Jonathan hard and as rewarded as the man tumbles. Though, there is still fight left in his foe, and so he backs away to let him stand and catches his breathe as he does.

OUCH. Apparently Jon hasn't recovered well enough from being punched in the gut the other night in the bareknuckle, so when Michael's sword hits him there, it's enough to knock him to his knees wincing, face screwed up in pain. He holds up a hand, asking the l'Corren knight to wait as he tries to catch his breath and deal with whatever this discomfort is. Did he break a rib? Augh.

She can't help it: a hand flies up to cover Lorelei's mouth reflexively as Jon hits the dirt, though she makes no noise. Holding her breath, she watches intently, waiting for him to rise and press on. She knows he can, right?

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

Raimond continues to watch the battles intently, still moving to keep the blood flowing, though now he waves off anything further from the skin. Which l'Corren brother is which again? He thinks it may be the Champion that's being pressed hard by the woman he's facing.

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samantha has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

After a moment Cathrynn sees Tiadora and walks over to where she is to join her. She inclines her head and slips down to sit, "I am more worried than usu.." she starts, then Samantha is down and she exhales, "..al.." she finishes and frowns.

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Jonathan has been KO'd!

Tiadora scowls as Samatha goes out after that tap on the head. She nods to Cathrynn and the guardsmen let her pass into the noble's box. "You and me both. After everything that's been going on —" She folds her arms over her ample chest in annoyance. "Are you worried about Sir Graham? It must be an odd turn for him to have people worried for HIM for a change."

Still wincing, Jon rises. There's a moment or two where he braces himself with a hand on his knee, but that's over quickly and he's standing at full height before too long. Though he manages to get a few, solid hits against Michael, his abdomen is still aching, and when his opponent hits his arm into his side, he's on one knee again. Nodding and putting his sword on the ground, he admits defeat for this round.

Cathrynn nods to Tiadora, "I always worry about him.. just not as outwardly as he worries," she says, grinning just a bit. "But yes, it must seem odd for him," she agress. She looks back to the field and frowns, "This seems.. to not be going well.." she says quietly.

Evelyn whistles low at both contests, and the double-elimination. Inespecial, at the fight between Jonathan and Michael. She's faced both of them before herself. But, she nods her approval, exhales a breath and side-steps a few times back and forth, while rolling her shoulders, preparing herself mentally. Staying ready physically. She nods over to Nadine, "May you fight well, Snowshield." She grins, haphazardly to the other woman. "I hope either you or I win this."

Talia t'Corbeau claps, politely from her booth with an appreciative eye for the skill shown below. She leans over towards the blonde woman sitting with her whom some will know as her personal servant, "The odds, of course, are on the l'Corren men to win. For good reason."

Tristan sits back in his seat, a little dejectedly after Samantha manages to go down. It had been a superb performance though.

Gabriel finally brings down the Rosendal woman, even though she had put up one hell of a fight. Helping her back to her feet, he slaps an armored hand to her shoulder and nods. "Well fought, Sir. Well fought indeed." He moves off of the field to wait his next performance, not even realizing just yet who his next opponent might be.

Michael nods in acceptance when Jonathan lays down his sword. One above that had been a long fight. He offers the other man a hand up before he removes himself from the field to get some rest before his next match. He'd need it.

Thaddeus is less than pleased to see Samantha go down in her round, but he at least knows she has another bout ahead of her. Knowing that he is up next, he does a few stretches and gives a polite nod to Aidric before taking his place on the sand opposite him.

He will stand watching the matches that go on here. They seem to be good matches though which are always fun to watch. Graham will clap when the first round ends and there are winners in each match though he shifts a bit a little nervous perhaps for the matches. He will step out onto the field saluting his opponant.

Samuel offers a brief grin to his cousins as they win their fights, continuing to whistle as he listens, turning to watch the new fights now.

The pacing stops as Leander is called to the field. He adopts a loose but cautious stance, dropping a slight bow to Graham in salute. Seems he is as ready as he is going to get.

Aidric too is less than pleased to see Samantha defeated. He does however give her a smile as she passes him out of the paddock. Then, he pulls on his helm and grabs his blade. "That's all I get?" he asks Thaddeus with a grin, before saluting the other man with his blade. "Let's make this look good shall we?"

Tiadora lets out a cheer as Rivana versus Rivana is called. "Go Lord Aidric! Go Lord Graham!" She also claps for Leander and Thaddeus, although with more reserve as she does not know the Lord Marshall or the Giraldi knight personally. She turns to Cathrynn and smiles, "Oh this will be fun, won't it? At least it guarantees one of our countrymen will win the bout."

Cat looks to Tia with a grin as she claps too, "Well it's better to have a Rivana winner.. though I must admit I prefer one over the rest," she answers.

Moving next to where Nadine was standing while they wait their turn towards the bottom of the bracket, Elrick nods to the l'Corren twins, "Well fought by the both of them, though it looks like Sir Michael had the tougher opponent that round. I am glad that you or I will not be facing him until the finals."

Alina looks pleased as Gabriel wins, then looks to her brother at her side. "This looks like it will be a good fight."

Nadine grins back at Evelyn. "Good luck, sir," she replies. "I hope the same." She looks at Elrick and gives him a warm smile. "And good luck to you as well, Elrick. Whatever we do in this, it will be a good experience."

Tiadora whispers to the lady at her side as she giggles girlishly.

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword but Aidric DODGES!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Leander attacks Graham with Tourney Sword but Graham DODGES!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword but Thaddeus DODGES!

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Head.

<COMBAT> Leander attacks Graham with Tourney Sword but Graham DODGES!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Aidric has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Leander has been KO'd!

Cathrynn is whispering with Tia then as the match progresses she sits forward on her chair and blinks, "Oh!" she yelps then glances to Tia and back to Graham and his opponent.

Devlin sees it's his turn up to fight, and so with a grin he moves off to the fighting ring, giving Eduard a salute and a smile, before giving one to the crowd, as well. Then he takes up a defensive posture, blade kept up to guard from attacks, and adds, "Good luck to you, Sir. I hope the One will not take offense if I manage to beat you."

Evelyn nods to Nadine, grinning back. She exhales, knowing she is up next, and she begins to move out onto the field to face Sir Samuel l'Corren. She bounces once on the tops of her toes as she begins that movement towards her opponent. She nods, to Samuel, "May you fight well, Sir." She then readies her sword.

Tiadora winces when Aidric goes down, but Graham is victorious. "Hurrah the Lily Knight," she cheers, beaming at Cathrynn. "He did an excellent job," she says warmly. But her eyes drift back to Aidric to ensure her cousin is recovering from that nasty hit. As the other Cassomir on the field moves in against the Farrant, Tia claps enthusiastically again.

Samuel continues watching now, grinning momentarily. As the time comes for himself to get out there, he finishes his whistling, getting into positon now. A nod is given to his opponent, getting ready to the fight now. "You as well," he replies to Evelyn.

Tristan lounges as he watches Rivanan vs Rivanan and Rivanan vs Rivanan. Aidric landing the first hit on Thaddeus had given him some hope that his cousin and friend could pull an upset, but nope. The blow against his head makes Tristan wince in sympathy. Poor bastard, that had to have hurt. For the other duel, he's mostly indifferent, though it was good to see a Cassomir do well.

Thaddeus laughs to Aidric, "And good luck to you!" He has a rough start to his fight, being unable to find a good hit as Aidric avoids his blade and is able to land a solid blow on him. However, Thaddeus is quick to respond with a backhanded swing, which seems to do well enough to end the fight. Thad looks down to Aidric and offers a hand, "It's nothing personal, and good luck in the rest of the contest."

Eduard nods to Devil and salutes, "Good luck, sir. Let us pray thte One watches over us both and grants us a good, safe fight."

Graham holds his sword at the ready when the signal for go is given. He will step up quickly and swing his sword around. It is a good strike and manages to side step the next before his counter lands as well and the match ends quickly. "Well fought Sir." he salutes once more before he'll move off the field he does smile once again and wave to family and friends in the stands.

Aidric had trained under a lancer and Sir Paul Gerrell, so for all his whining about combat he knew how it was done. He slides under Thad's first blow and strikes savagely in return. He swings again, Thad dodges, then clang, Aidric is knocked to his knees, is head ringing. "Bloody Abyss…" he curses. Did he mention both of his knights died in battle? That might have something to do with the holes in his style. He gets up still, "And you, get the Couvieri, I'll join you presently."

Against Graham, Leander's swings just…kept….missing. But…Graham had no problem hitting him…enough to knock him down. Leander falls to a knee…waving off the assault. He stands and, as polite as possible, responds. "If you say so. Perhaps I should follow your example next time, Sir Cassomir. Well fought, indeed." Leander salutes…then walks off the field.

Cathrynn applauds too and looks over to Tiadora, "He did.. " and she smiles then inhales. He progresses. "I am pleased for him.." she says, her dark eyes shifting here and there to follow him along the field.

<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword but Eduard DODGES!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword but Evelyn DODGES!

<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword but Samuel DODGES!

Devlin and his opponent trade blows, and for these first several moments, they seem fairly evenly matched, though the Paladin seems to press him a bit harder than the reverse. Still, it's close enough that it's still anyone's fight, and Devlin knows it. He shifts his stance, and becomes a bit more aggressive, perhaps seeking to land a decisive strike before his opponent does.

Samwell pays attention to the fight between Leander and Graham, and cheers for the once-Pacittan knight and scowls at the result. "I may not be a knight, but I now see why Sir Graham does so well in fights, he simply avoids trying to be hit. He must be afraid or something." Samwell takes a sip of wine and continues to watch the next match.

Eduard begins the fight at the signal and takes a hit on the chest that has a decent amount of force behind it. He responds with a strike that only does marginally well. For the next little while the tide turns, but only so slightly, the paladin trying to continue his assault without forfeiting too much defensively.

The fight between Evelyn and Samuel starts, and they seem evenly matched, but not for lack of effort on Evelyn's part. Her first few swings are done with a wariness, to feel out her competition, not having seen him fight too much before. Blows are glanced, exchanged, swings missed. She nods to herself, feeling herself move into the rhythm of the match.

Footwork. That seems to be one of the key points to Samuel's tactics now. Which causes some hits, some misses and such. There's some words muttered under his breath, before he moves forward once more.

The Lily Knight will watch as his cousin takes the field chering politely. Graham watches the match as it continues to go on. They seem fairly even at least wich make for the most interesting matches. He will watch though as a way to study those he may fight its a good way to get an idea of the way they fight.

Off on the sideline, Jonathan watches as the subsequent fights take…significantly less time. He's catching his breath, wincing every now and again and taking interest in the winners.

Lucas is feeling more himself today and so stands near the rail to watch Evelyn fight Samuel. He's grinning, knowing a good fight when he sees one. Who cares how the Rivanans are doing.

Aidric though is cheering for Eduard, shouting "Get him Ned! Get him!" even as a healer has a look at the bump on his head.

Clara sits in her box….and frowns. Not because of the previous round's results…but lack of excitement of it all. It is supposed to be a duel, so why would one shy away from the fight? Nevertheless, she applauds appropriately…but has already moved on as the next matches catch her eye.

Tiadora's blue eyes stay on the Paladin and the Cassomir knight as they have a fairly good match between them. She mutters something to Cathyrnn and blushes faintly, hiding a laugh behind her hand.

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword but Evelyn DODGES!

<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword but Eduard DODGES!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Chest.

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Devlin has been KO'd!

Cathrynn glances sidelong to Tia at her whispering then grins and nods her head. She looks to the field and cringes then gives Tia a sort of sympathetic look.

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Samuel has been KO'd!

Well…that didn't go as planned, for certainly a decisive blow is struck, unfortunately it's from the Paladin right across Devlin's chest, and it sends him to the ground, wheezing and clutching at his chest a 'bit, before waving off any attempt at a follow up. After a few moments, he manages to slowly get to his feet, and smiles, if a bit pained, "Well fought, Sir. Looks like the One favored you enough that I didn't have to worry over angering him." He jests lightly, saluting Eduard, and then moving off the field. First match, and already in the loser's bracket. Ah well…there's still a chance, but so far it doesn't look like this will be a repeat of his victories last year.

Evelyn continues to fight with Samuel l'Corren, feeling the rush of the fight fill her ears, as she takes a few well-placed blows, delivers a few of her own. Samuel is able to evade her swings for a time or two in the nearly even-toed match, but finally Evelyn is able to land a solid enough blow to put Samuel down onto the ground. She smiles at him, grinning, offers her hand to him to help him get up. "Well fought, Sir. A good round." She's pleased with the fight itself, not just the outcome.

Exchanging blows, in the end Samuel finds himself driven to the ground. There's a brief chuckle before he starts moving back to his feet. "Well fought," he offers, before he adds, "The best of luck for the rest of the tournament."

Ned nods to Devlin, a bit surprised, but overly so. "It is not over, yet. I wish you the best of luck in the rest of the contest, sir." With that, Eduard makes his way back to the sidelines to prepare himself for the next bout, and to pray.

"Ha! That's how you do it, Ned!" Aidric calls as Ned sends his man down. He grins. "One for Normont at least, shame Devlin was one of ours, though," he remarks to his squire. He turns to watched the Couvieri hack at each other next, until the winner is decided, quite a fetching winner too. He applauds her victory as well.

Lucas flashes Evelyn a grin from the stands. "Well done," he calls. That had been a good fight. He moves back up to his seat now that Eve's fight was over and seems quite pleased on how she was doing. "At this rate I'll make back the coin she lost betting on me," he jokes to his sister.

Exchanging blows, in the end Samuel finds himself driven to the ground. There's a brief chuckle before he starts moving back to his feet, taking the offered hand to help him up. "Well fought," he offers, before he adds, "The best of luck for the rest of the tournament."

With their turn up now, Elrick gives his swordarm a final stretch before patting himself down, making sure the chainmail armor is snug and secure. Then he gives Nadine a nod of confidence, "Bring victory to Couviere and perhaps I will see you next round." It has been a while since he crossed blunted blades with the t'Cadri but he will need to focus on his current opponent first as he steps into the ring. With his helm tucked under his left arm, he bows to the hosts of this event in the High Council's box, then gives a salute to Couviere's Royal box, and finally turns to Alexandra, offering her a salute before slipping on his helm.

Gabriel stands with the others who are waiting for their next duel. He has kept his eyes on each fight that has happened, hoping to get a read on how each person is fighting. He smiles when Samuel and Evelyn battle each other, their particular duel quite the back and forth before Evelyn finally gets the upper hand.

Instead of pacing, Leander has switched to watching the field. His expression is somewhat dark….he is still brooding over his last match. However, when his brother is called to the field, the expression changes to a more favorable one. A cheer rises up from him as Leander returns to his pacing, but more casually now. His attention is on the field…and on Raimond.

Tiadora has a momentary pout when Devlin goes out after that strong, ringing blow from Ned. But her expression fades and she claps happily. "Well done! Grand strike, Ser Eduard!" The match between Evelyn and Samuel is less interesting because she doesn't know either, but she appreciates the skill between them. Cathrynn is given a relaxed smile as she motions to the field. "I think whomever was reponsible for those terrible matches in the other events has been sacked. This is a much more entertaining balance this time 'round." And the Rivanans aren't going to have to riot when this is over. Hopefully. The Giraldi is called up again and Tia gives him due applause. "You can do it!" She calls loudly.

Raimond has studied just enough about the Couvieri opponents to know that the woman he faces is not someone he should underestimate. So he moves to the fighting Ring and salutes Nadine, adding a brief incline of his head, "Good luck to you, Sir. But please forgive me if I hope for a little more luck for myself, as I fear I may need it, for your beauty has near-disarmed me before the first blow has been struck." He flashes a bright smile, and takes up a fighting stance, ready for the match to begin.

Sadly blood is thicker than ale, and so while Evelyn may be a good one to roll some dice and pound back some ale with, Samuel is kin and so gets Michael's applause despite losing. "Better luck in the next round, coz," he offers with a warm smile.

The Lily Knight watches the matches going on though he winces at the hard hit his cousin takes and the round comes to an end with more polite cheering for all involced from Graham. He will glance back to the stands smiling before looking back to watch the rounds.

Alexandra steps into the ring and offers her bows to the box with her helm off then, slipping it into place she salutes Sir Elrick. What did she know of the man? He was a skilled fighter and had done well in past tourneys, she takes a middle guard, neither too cautious or too reckless and waits for him to come to her.

Nadine steps into the ring, though Raimond's flirtatious comments take her off guard. "Ah… thank you, sir," she stammers, before bringing her blade up to prepare to strike.

Cathrynn smiles to and her head nods at Tiadora's comment, "I am quite well entertained at the moment, let us hope it holds out," she says then she sits back and relaxes for a moment.

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Nadine has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword but Elrick DODGES!

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

Nadine's quite distracted— in fact, her sword is knocked from her hand in the initial combat! Flirtatious words are not something she is used to. She scrambles to grab her sword….

The first exchange of blunted blades between Elrick and Alexandra is a mirror of hits, the former's slashes striking the Lady Knight's midsection with a solid blow but he takes one of the same in turn. Then he is rewarded with yet another strike, slightly higher but not as hard, and then a final clash has him parrying his opponent's slash, opening her up for a solid blow to the arm. Caution appears to have been the right tactic for the t'Tremaine Heir but with two solid blows, he appears to be a bit more aggressive, not wanting to let up on the pressure.

Evelyn gasps when Nadine goes down at Raimond's hands, but breathes a sigh of mometary relief when the Snowshield manages to get back up to continue the fight. She nods her head, whispering so she doesn't shout, but loud enough that those near, such as Elrick, might overhear, "Come -on-, Snowshield. You can take him." Her fists clench, tightly.

Raimond hadn't really intended to throw Nadine off her game that much, or at least assumed the flirtation would fall on deaf ears. But when the blade flies from Nadine's hand, he steps back a bit to allow her to recover it, not speaking anything further. Besides, it took all he had just to give those words a more normal volume, and even then they sounded hoarse to his ears. Still, once the blade is back in Nadine's hand…the fight continues!

Alexandra trades blows with the t'Tremaine heir and by her estimate seems to be keeping up. So when he closes she whirls to the side and swings hard at him, keeping up the pressure. She's not letting up.

Michael makes a face as Nadine is disarmed, both literally and figuratively. "Mind on the fight!" he calls to her, grinning a little.

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword but Raimond DODGES!

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword but Elrick DODGES!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Nadine has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Alexandra has been KO'd!

May have let Nadine retrieve her weapon, but once the fight begins anew, he pursues her relentlessly. Despite seeming to have her off-balance, he does take a few strikes from the Snowshield, but he strikes solidly at her midsection again, and again, until finally the Couvieri knight falls. He takes a step back, and salutes Nadine, tucking his sword under an arm and lifting his visor as he offers her a hand to help her up, should she take it. His voices is hoarse and quiet, but loud enough for her to hear, "You fought well, Sir t'Cadri. But it seems luck was with me today. Good luck in the rest of the duels, and perhaps we will meet again."

Tiadora lets out a whistle as Nadine and Raimond trade blow for blow. It's turned into a grand match, with the Rivanan as the victor. "Well struck! Good fight Sir Raimond," she calls, clapping. But on goes Alexandra and Elrick. Strick and parry, back and forth. Her eyes widen in delighted surprise until finally - the bop to the head takes the lady-knight out of the match. She cheers for the pair as they certainly deserve the acclaim.

For Gabriel, the more surprising thing that is happening is not the fierce battle between Alexandra and Elrick. Both seemed overly stubborn and one would have to knock the other out in order to win their match. No, it is Nadine's performance against the Giraldi. And then her defeat.

Samuel whistles as he watches the fights, shaking his head a little. "Quite a field of competitors this time," he offers, before he moves over into place for the next fight. A nod is given to Devlin before it all begins.

Devlin whistles low at the display put on by these last couple of duels, then moves to the ring to take up his fighting stance once more, returning Samuel's nod and smiling, "Good luck to you, Sir. Let's give them a good show…those last matches gave us a high mark to try to beat."

When stepping into the ring against Alexandra, Elrick knew it would be a tough fight, just how tough of a duel it would be this was not what he had expected. Both fighters were a very good match for each other, their duel almost a dance, at least from Elrick's point of view. Blows were exchanges, so were parries and dodges, glancing blows that did no real damage. It wasn't until the t'Tremaine Heir landed a strong blow to Alexandra's midsection when he felt he had the advantage. However, he is still taking blows afterwards until a final strike to the t'Artan's chest finishes her off.

Elrick would most certainly help the fellow Couviere Knight up to her feet if she needs it as well as a respectful nod of his head, "Well fought." Then he looks over to the other pairing only to see that Nadine has been defeated, stunning the t'Tremaine into silence as he studies Raimond. The Heir's outward expression is diplomatically neutral but there is a thinning of lips.

Evelyn seems disappointed that her friend lost, but she can't deny that was a good match. She almost hadn't even watched Elrick and Alexandra's fight, or seen much of it. She watches, waits as Nadine returns to the sidelines, telling her, "You fought well. And there is time, and room yet to come back, and still win, Sir Nadine. I have faith in you." These are genuine words, and Evelyn believes them as much as she fought with her in the North.

Graham watches all of the fights as they continue on the match with Sir Elrick which he remembers well those of his he had goes on quite a time but provides an intersting fight to watch to be sure. The Lily knight will clap and cheer along with the others "Well fought all."

Alexandra had lost count of the blows exchanged by the time she is finally brought down. Even then, she is just brought to a knee but is too exhausted to rise. "Well fought," she says, grinning, eyes gleaming with the adrenaline of the fight. "Get the others for me," then she pushes herself slowly with Elrick's help, to her feet and moves off to get some water before fighting again.

When she meets Nadine in the ring, she gives the woman a grim nod, they'd both just lost fights, this was going to be a gruelling fight win or lose. Still, she planned to win.

Cathrynn is watching too, her gaze following one swing then another and she applauds when each bout ends, the action is moving right along this evening. "It almost leaves me a little breathless just watching them.. I do not enjoy competing, myself, but watching this makes it quite tempting. Archery, that is.. not duels.." she says with a grin.

Forget decorum and all that nonsense. Leander's arms fly up into the air as Raimond emerges from his match the victor, followed shortly by a joyous cry. It isn't the fact that it was a win over a Couvieri at all. It is simple…he is happy for his brother. As Leander walks out to take the field once more, he pats his brother upon the shoulder in passing. "Well done, brother."

Then….upon reaching his appointed spot, Leander turns to face his foe, Sir Aidric, with a low and graceful bow. "Good luck to you, Sir. May the best man win." Yes…Leander is certainly in a better mood now.

Samwell is pleased and calls for some more wine for himself, "Well, at least one of our countrymen, well former countrymen, is doing well enough." He grins and relaxes in his seat a little more.

Alexandra's finally down? Jonathan's kept silent the whole match, watching while hardly moving. When the match ends, though, he doesn't say anything, either. Despite the arrangement of betrothal's lack of comfort for the knight, he can't deny being impressed with this showing.

Stepping off to the side, Elrick gives Alexandra a final nod after hearing her words but his attention has been drawn away, focused on his next target. When he reaches his squire, he issues a quick command, "Water." And a skin is quickly placed in the man's hands, taking a long and much needed drink, the t'Tremaine will watch the next bouts silently.

Aidric is well rested when he enters the ring against the Giraldi. He salutes, "Who knew they let merchants fight in tourneys," he smirks in response to Leander before taking a low stance encouraging the other man to come to him.

Tiadora gives an understanding nod to Cathrynn. "I've seen our men sparring in the courtyard and all, but it was -never- like this. So very exciting." Her cheeks are indeed flushed and her eyes bright. "Go Aidric! Come on! You can take him!"

<COMBAT> Leander attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword but Nadine DODGES!

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword but Jonathan DODGES!

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Leander attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Devlin has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Leander attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Jonathan attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Jonathan with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Jonathan has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Leander attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest.

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Leander attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Leander attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Leander attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword but Aidric DODGES!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword but Nadine DODGES!

<COMBAT> Leander has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword but Nadine DODGES!

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Alexandra with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Alexandra has been KO'd!

All told, while Devlin gives nearly as good as he gets…it's not enough, and he soon finds himself overwhelmed by his l'Corren opponent. After being knocked down into the dust, he puts his hands up and yields, before rising to his feet, chuckling, "Well fought Sir. Looks like this may not be my tourney. Good luck in the rest of the duels. I won't feel so bad if you win." He salutes Samuel, and heads off the field.

Tiadora's clapping proudly as Aidric and Leander have a fast bout against one another, light blows traded back and forth. "You can take the Giraldi, come on Aidric!" And at least, Aidric wins. She cheers and gives him a super happy smile, dimples plump in her cheeks.

While going in more cautious, he still takes a few good hits, doesn't he? Grimacing momentarily, Samuel keeps on swinging quite well, as one of those hits seems to work well. As he has his opponent beat, he offers the man a grin and a nod. "Well fought. You hit quite hard," he offers.

Raimond winces a bit as he sees Leander fall, but such are the fickle fortunes of the tourney. As his brother reaches the sidelines, he offers with barely more than a whisper, "You'll do better next time, brother." But then Raimond's next fight comes up and he moves to the ring, giving Elrick a salute, and another hoarse, "Good luck, Sir." No, he probably won't try to flirt with Elrick. He just takes up his fighting stance and readies for the fight. This one's not likely to be easy…Elrick has a reputation, after all.

The Lily knight who'd been standing watching hears his name called back up to fight. He will grab his sword and move back onto the field. "Sir Thaddeus, an honor. An honorable duel to be certain." He salutes his countryman. Graham will take a more careful posture this time than even the last time.

Nadine and Alexandra face off, and their fight is far longer and involves much more striking, parrying, and tourney blades crashing together than Nadine's previous combat. Her expression is focused and serious, and after she finally drives the t'Artan to the ground, she grins and offers her a hand up. "Well fought! Spar me anytime, sir!"

When Elrick's turn is finally up, he appears refreshed from the previous bout against the t'Artan. Stepping into the ring, he does the same as before before donning his helm, a bow to the High Council's box followed by a salute to the Couviere Royal box. There is no salute for his southern opponent though, but instead there is a focused gaze as the coif is slipped on. When the signal to begin is given, the t'Tremaine Heir surprisingly deploys a more cautious stance as he approaches instead of just boldly charging forward, cleaving away.

Aidric crows some as he scores some early blows against Leander, but soon, the fight is stretching on and on and Aidric falls silent. When it at last comes to an end, he is too tired to cheer. "Well fought," he breathes, leaning against his knees, sword still in hand.

After the first blow from Aidric lands on Leander, the younger Giraldi quips with a slight hint of approval and a certainly sardonic air. "You know, for a writer, you hit rather well!" There is a flash of a smile…then the two exchange blows back and forth. But…finally, the author does land a few harder blows upon the upstart Giraldi and causes Leander to take a knee. "I yield, Sir Author. I yield. Splendid match." Then…a minor salute…and off Leander walks, nodding to his brother's whispered words as he finds himself on the sidelines once more, but as a spectator.

A few surprising results this time around. Samantha beating Jonathan? Gabriel was glad to see that he would not be the only one being hard-pressed by that woman. She had some skill and it was being put on display today. His cousin Samuel beating the Cassomir is also an upset, but still, he is proud for Samuel. Nadine and Alexandra? Well, the only thing he could take away from that fight is that it was a ral shame that Alexandra would only fight twice this time around.

His name is called and it seems his brother is the one he must face. Stepping into the ring, Gabriel offers Michael a nod and says, "l'Corren versus l'Saigner. I am sure all of Couviere will talk about this." Though his words are said in an amused tone.

Up in his comfortable seat, Tristan claps his hands together when Aidric pulls off a victory. He was also quite pleased by Samantha's performance. Much more so than the performance of Devlin.

Evelyn is next up, and she nods with approval as Nadine earns herself a victory. She smiles, sharply, "Well fought, Sir. I shall attempt to try and duplicate your effort in my next match." She nods then to Eduard as she meets her new opponent on the Tourney field. "Fight well," she wishes him with good cheer, "Just not as well as me, Sir." Then, she moves to engage him in the fight.

Alexandra feels like she's been lit on fire when she finally falls, every muscle is screaming at her to stop, so she just lays there for a moment before rolling over, and forcing herself to sit, "You too, sir," she says an elated smile on her face. "And gladly, after a nice long rest," she says, before she is helped to her feet and out of the ring.

Michael grins at his brother as he stands opposite him in the ring. "Well let the best l'Corren win," he teases as he takes his position and waits for the fight to start. This was going to be one for the bards.

Tiadora squeezes Cathrynn's arm. "Here he goes again. I'm feeling better about this whole thing, are you?" She grins excitedly. She cheers when Ned and Evelyn square up against one another as well.

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!

It's a loser round, no? Despite this, Jon goes in swinging, and he's doing well against Samantha Rosendal for the most part…until she swings and hits the back of his knee. When he hits the ground this time, there's no rising again. Somewhat embarrassed, he holds his hand up, avoiding looking anywhere but the ground as he removes himself from the ring.

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword but Evelyn DODGES!

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Graham with Tourney Sword but Graham DODGES!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Graham with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest.

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword but Raimond DODGES!

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Eduard has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Michael with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Raimond has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Graham with Tourney Sword but Graham DODGES!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword but Thaddeus DODGES!

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword but Raimond DODGES!

<COMBAT> Elrick has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Graham with Tourney Sword but Graham DODGES!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Leg.

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Thaddeus has been KO'd!

Cathrynn looks over to Tia and grins, "I'm trying not to think about it…" she admits then her attention is on the duels and she sucks in a breath, waiting, wincing when Graham takes a hit near the head, then the hand, nevermind he is landing strikes too, she's more intent upon the strikes on him. She exhales, a miss. She gasps and looks to Tia, "Goodness!" and she applauds, what a contest!

Tiadora watches in admiration as the matches continue. Raimond is very good, but more importantly, so is Graham. The two Rivanans are cheered for as their bouts continue and both emerge victorious. She leans in to Cathrynn and smiles proudly, "He really is very good! He was so worried he wouldn't do well in the duels."

Wait, what? Ned against Aidric. "Oh no!" Tia frowns in dismay. "I don't want to see them beating up one another…"

This was how it should be the l'Corren brothers blade to blade. Michael keeps his head though fighting smart and trying not to be too be caught up in the thrill of the thing. Testing his brother as hard as he knows Gabriel will be testing him, and to his surprise he comes out the victor. "Abyss," he he curses when the fight is done, "Well fought though," he says and offers his twin his hand.

In a series of exchanges, Michael gets the better of Gabriel. He could press on further, but no, he should save his strength and try to work back into the finals through the losers bracket. Conceeding, he gives his brother a nod and his hand and then steps off of the field, to get ready for… yep, time to go back onto the field. And face Nadine. Well this should be a hard-pressed fight.

Raimond unleashes a torrent of strikes against his Northern foe, hammering away at his defenses, and scoring several hard hits, though after a while, he does get pressed, stumbling back and nearly falling, before hopping back to his feet and regaining his balance…and the momentum of the fight. Still, several more strikes lash out to Elrick, and even as many of them land, the t'Tremaine heir stays on his feet. At least…he does until he finally falls, and Raimond salutes him once more, "Well fought, Sir." He croaks hoarsely, offering a hand towards Elrick to help him up as well. Accepted or not, he soon moves over to the sidelines to take a bit of a breather until his next match.

Evelyn starts off again slow, rather than all-out. There's no hurry, for her, to the fight, and she exchanges a few swings with Sir Eduard. And while her opponent is the first to get a solid strike against her, their turns go only a few more rounds before she's able to strike the blow that takes Eduard down. She nods her head, and much as she did with her former opponent, she offers the Knight her hand to help him up, smiling. "You fought well," she says. "Luck to you in the rest of the Tourney." Then, she moves back to watch the rest of the fights, … of course the attention-grabber being the fight between the two brothers.

Thaddeus is ready for the fight, but not for how long the duel would take. Eventually he falls and after rising he offers Graham a nod and resumes his place on the sidelines, clearly not pleased, but not showing any real anger at this point.

Graham fights hard thought he two are closely matched. He barely strikes a winning blow though bowing and a bit out of breath needing a chance to rest before his next. He may indeed be bruised the next day. "Well fought Sir Thaddeus I thank you." he bows to the man before moving off to the side. The Lily Knight will smile up to the stands waving.

Damn, Thaddeus was down. He frowns, and then when his name is called steps into the ring. "Luck to you, Ned," he says saluting the lord, before getting down to the business of winning this fight.

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

Anyone could see that the duel between Elrick and Raimond, it is the latter who was definitely more impressive in performance. The only two things that the t'Tremaine Knight was successful in doing was weathering a number of brutal blows that luckily were made by blunted blades, and that he was able to somehow get Raimond to trip up. However, the Couviere Knight did not last as long as his previous match, finally going down to a knee and unable to rise in time, he says, "I yield." Then followed by a surprising, "Well fought," Though the words were said in a neutral manner, as if it was his duty to say so.

Rising slowly, Elrick returns to the side of the ring where his squire waits with the skin of water and a towel. After wiping off the perspiration on his face, he soaks his hair with some water and then takes a long drink. Soon enough, it is his turn again and once more he will face a Rivanan Knight. The same respectful ritual is made to the audience and then he looks to his opponent, Samantha, a slight nod offered to the Lady Knight.

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword but Gabriel DODGES!

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

Watching the fights happening, Samuel grins a bit as he prepares for his own next fight. "Still quite a good group left," he offers to whoever is near, before making his way out for the fight. A nod to his opponent, and he prepares to move.

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samantha attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword but Elrick DODGES!

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Samantha with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samantha has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword but Aidric DODGES!

<COMBAT> Nadine has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword but Samuel DODGES!

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword but Aidric DODGES!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Thaddeus has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword but Eduard DODGES!

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword but Eduard DODGES!

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Thaddeus has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Eduard attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Eduard with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Aidric has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Eduard has been KO'd!

Raimond watches the next round of battles and nods as they prove well-fought. And then it's once again time to take the field, and he moves to his position and salutes Evelyn, smiling and stretching his voice a bit once more to say, "We meet again, Sir Evelyn. Good luck to you, though you may not need it, having mesmerized me already." Hey, he can't resist, really.

Now that is one of the hardest fights Samuel has fought here. Taking hits, delivering hits, and more than one time it might look like he'll get knocked out, but he stays in it, and finally delivers a solid blow. When it's all done, he offers a hand to Thaddeus. "Well fought, Sir. Quite a fight." That done, he moves to prepare for the next round, offering a grin to Gabriel. "Let's make this a good, entertaining one, cousin?" And he's ready to face the man.

Tiadora cheers as Eduard and Aidric go back and forth in their duel. "This is how it's done! For Rivana! For Normont," she yells, on her feet in excitement. "Symon is going to hate having missed this," she says of her brother, Normont's Duke. And what a match! The audience is roaring like mad and Tiadora is no question. In the end, Aidric manages to get back up. She could not be more proud. "Amazing! What a duel!"

"Stay down!" Aidric shouts as he and Eduard swing at each other. The fight had been a monster, a battle of inches grinding it out and pounding on each other until one of them falls. In this case, it's both of them. "No, no, no," Aidric murmurs as he tries to get to his feet. He makes it but Eduard does not. Tiredly he raises his sword in victory!

When he faces Elrick a short time later, he is only a little recovered. "Let's begin sir," he says with his salute, then lays into his foe with a tired desperation when the fight begins.

Graham watches the next rounds and more great matches. He will clap and cheer for those who win and lose before his name is called to fight once more. He grabs his sword and moves out onto the field to face is opponant giving him a bow. "Sir Michael, an honor a good fight."

"I have heard better," Evelyn returns back to Raimond in jest. What affected Nadine won't be so easy with Evelyn. But her mood is good-natured nevertheless. "We do meet again. So let us see who luck favors this time." She smiles, suddenly, with a fierce measure of competition about her, and moves with that same caution she's shown before to begin her next fight.

Michael walks into the ring and salutes Sir Graham. "Likewise," he says before he takes his stance to begin the fight.

Tristan literally stands up, applauding as both Eduard and Aidric knock each other down and then Aidric stands back up. He'd buy his cousin a dozen bottles of whatever drink he wanted and all the whores in Pacitta if he could pull off a win of this entire event.

Gabriel is wary of Nadine. With good reason. She is a tough opponent and she will fight you to the end. When they exchange blows over and over, he is left amazed and relieved that he managed to outlast her, though he has to thank her previous opponents for helping wear her down a bit. He offers her a hand up and a "Well fought." Then he prepares to go and fight his cousin. A cousin who had just put a serious hurting on Thaddeus Greycen.

Thaddeus grumbles as his final fight concludes. He says with what remains of his good sportsmanship, "And to you as well." With that he makes his way to the sidelines, knuckles white under his gauntlets. Thad is certainly displeased.

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Graham with Tourney Sword but Graham DODGES!

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Leg.

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword but Evelyn DODGES!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword but Raimond DODGES!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).

After crossing blades a couple of times with his opponent, Elrick can tell that the Lady Knight he is facing is certainly weaker than him but her quickness still allows her to land a couple of decent blows on him. Perhaps still a bit slow from the brutal hits he took earlire, it takes a few more clashes of tourney blades before the t'Tremaine finds the advantage and with a solid blow into Samantha's midsection, causes her to to go down and without giving her a chance to rise again, he follows by pointing his blade down at her. When she yields, he nods his head and heads off to the side, watching a rather ruthless match between Samuel and Thaddeus, followed by a longer marathon duel than he had with the t'Artan, of Aidric and Eduard.

With how early he knocked down his opponent, Elrick had some time to refresh himself with water as he steps back into the ring. After respectfully acknowledging the audience again, he nods to Aidric and meets the other man's charge.

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Graham with Tourney Sword but Graham DODGES!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword but Elrick DODGES!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Michael with Tourney Sword but Michael DODGES!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword but Raimond DODGES!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Graham has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Evelyn has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword but Raimond DODGES!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword but Raimond DODGES!

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Elrick has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Evelyn has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Samuel has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Elrick has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Samuel has been KO'd!

Today is not the day for Elrick to be victorious as another upset in the melee brackets has occurred. It had been a close fight until Aidric delivers a brutal blow against the northern knight's chest, sending the man back a few steps and down. But stubborness and perserverance has him rising to his feet once more but it is clear, the fight has left the Couviere Knight. Though he manages to turn at the last moment to deflect an incoming blow, the next one to the neck brings him down to a knee and he yields, out of the melee now.

Perhaps its' luck, or perhaps it's simply that Raimond seems to have found his Rhythm. Or that Evelyn's style seems well-countered by Raimond's own. But in any case, he proves a highly elusive foe, dodging and parrying and otherwise turning what would be telling blows into strikes that just glance off his armor, all the while peppering the Lightning Brigadier with strikes of his own. When she finally falls, he salutes once more, and again offers his hand, croaking out a hoarse, "Well fought, Sir Evelyn. I think next time you may have my measure."

Aidric is stunned as the northern knight falls a second time. "What in the Abyss?" he murmurs before lifting his hands in victory as the crowd cheers his unlikely win. He turns back to opponent and gives the man a shrug, before slipping out of the ring and slumping down hard on a bench. He needed to rest.

The match with Michael doesnt go very well, he lands a few small strikes but takes a rather hard hit himself in the process. Graham looks over as his sword clatters down. "I yield this round Sir." he says with another bow given. He will collect his weapon and step off for the short breather before its back on. "Sir Aidric. An honor." he bows to him.

Tiadora is on her feet the whole match, cheering for the Lily Knight and the Carling. Graham is taken out, but Aidric gives one hell of a match. " Paul would be SO PROUD," she calls out, referencing her famed uncle. "Symon is going to SO hate himself," she says again in comment, laughing at Aidric's amazing final victory. But ohno! Aidric versus Graham? She looks to Cathrynn and frowns, "Oh, no fair! I want them both to win!"

The princess in the Tracano box lets out a whoop of surprise and excitement. There might have been a blush before…but not now. Clara is definitely into it. Aidric gets a cheer….as does Michael and Gabriel. Wait…Michael and Gabriel? Well…of course. After all, they are Clara's cousins, too. Now it comes to each of her cousins, Aidric included in the next three matchups. Oh….decisions…who to cheer for?

Buuuut there's no rest for the weary, as Raimond must go face the future Duke of Murnord, moving to the ring again and saluting the man, "Let's give them a good show, hm?" He can feel his throat going raw. But it just wouldn't be right to remain completely silent. He might've liked to make a quip about Michael's father almost killing his grandfather, but he doesn't have the voice for it. So he just gets ready to fight.

"One above," Aidric groans when he is urged back to the ring by his squire. Graham now. Wonderful, he'd wagered good coin the man would win the tourney. "To the Abyss with it, I want to win," he mutters and enters the ring. "Likewise."

Samuel was going to be a hard fight. Gabriel knows it, expects it even. As he and his cousin begin to earnestly exchange blows, it is Gabriel who scores the first big hit, but Samuel comes right back and delivers one of his own. Gritting his teeth to ignore the pain of it, he presses and is pressed by his cousin. Blow after blow is exchanged and then finally, Gabriel manages to drop his cousin at the end. His breath is heavy as he steps over to Samuel and helps him up. "God damn it, cousin. You keep that up, you will be win one of these tourneys some day. Good on you." He slaps the man companionably on the shoulder and then readies to face Evelyn.

Evelyn can't seem to get a number on Raimond, apparently. Not in the group melee, and not in one-on-one combat. Her swings either miss entirely, or glance uselessly off his armor save one or two small hits. She's knocked down partially from a hard blow that Raimond delivers and manages to not quite fall down, catching herself on her hand and pushing herself back up, but luck seems to have left her. Or, she just can't seem to understand Raimond's fighting style. Whatever it is, she's felled again. There's a momentary look of self-frustration that shows over her features, before she admits, "Well done, Sir." She must admit that. She pushes herself up to her feet, only to find there will be no rest. Now? Now she has to fight against the Red Knight. She exhales, takes a few moments, nods to Raimond. "That I may, Sir. That I may." She can't deny him his skill, though, having bested both herself and Nadine. She moves to then look Gabriel in the eyes, "Sir Gabriel. I fear I cannot let you best me," she tells him, "Having already lost. I've practiced long for this moment." She nods to him, taking the fight as seriously as she ever had. And moves to strike.

Michael grins and nods to Raimond. "Agreed," he says saluting the man. Then letting out a breath he gets ready to meet the Giraldi blade to blade.

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Michael with Tourney Sword but Michael DODGES!

It's not just another opponent in his way here in the contest, but it's his cousin that Samuel's facing. That also means there's some extra prestige in this, and for a while it looks well. But then he goes down to his knee, and up again. The last hit from Gabriel knocks him down completely, causing his own swing to miss. Staying down for a few moments, he lets out a breath. "Ow…" As he's helped up, he offers a grin to Gabriel. "Thanks. Hopefully I'll be able to do that at some point." A brief pause, and he adds, "Now go there and win it, either you or your brother." That said, he starts mving off the field, to find himself somewhere he can have something to drink, and some rest.

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Graham with Tourney Sword but Graham DODGES!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword but Gabriel DODGES!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Aidric with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Aidric attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Aidric has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword but Evelyn DODGES!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest.

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword but Evelyn DODGES!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword but Evelyn DODGES!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Michael with Tourney Sword but Michael DODGES!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Leg.

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Raimond has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.

<COMBAT> Evelyn has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Gabriel has been KO'd!

And so Raimond Giraldi's streak comes to an end. Only managing to land a couple blows in passing on the future Duke of Murnord, he finds himself fairly thoroughly beaten down, until he's forced to signal his surrender, "I yield, sir." He whispers, moving back to his feet, and saluting Michael before heading back to the sidelines to watch the next match. At least there's a bit of a breather to be had.

Michael nods to Raimond when the Rivanan is defeated. "Perhaps we'll meet again," he says before moving off to get some rest. He does however see Gabriel and Evelyn's battle and flinches as they both go down. Quite the tourney for that.

The round against Aidric starts well for the Lily Knight landing a blow. Graham manages to dodge the next strike and deliver another strike. He will step back as the man seems to need a moment to compose, but it seems to end the round. He will bow "Well fought Sir Aidric." he says before moving off to allow the other fighters to continue. He will take the moment to relax, but it doesnt last long before he's called back out. "Sir Gabriel." he will salute "It is an honor." he will take up a cautious posture to get a feel for how the other moves.

Approaching the l'Faust in a defensive manner, he knows that the woman is skilled. Moving forward, Gabriel strikes out and gets an early hit, but his opponent comes back with a vengeance, pressing him hard. He goes down to a knee at one vicious blow, but is back up and attacking again. Finally they both knock each other down, and it takes him a moment to roll up to his feet. "Well fought, Sir Evelyn. Well fought. That is the hardest I've been hit in a while." He lets out a little chuckle and then prepares for the Cassomir.

The fight between Gabriel and Evelyn? Well - it could arguably be called one of Evelyn's best displays in the Tourney, as far as the Melee goes. She strikes a hard, fierce, and shattering blow against Gabriel, and is able to follow up with another hard-hit that makes her think, momentarily, she's won. That feeling is quickly shifted as the Red Knight proves why he was Tourney Champion. And a few more blows are exchanged, until Gabriel's able to set her off balance with a hit of his own, and send her down to the ground as her own blade connects to him. She'd almost defeated the Red Knight, single-handed. And that's nothing to cough at, in her book. She pushes herself up to her feet, exhales, and tells Gabriel, warning, "If you do not win, after that, I will be certain to tell the healer's to line your bandages with salt," huffing, but in good cheer and humor.

<FS3> Gastogne rolls Investigation: Good Success. (5 8 7 1 1 8 1 5 1 4)

<FS3> Gastogne rolls Investigation: Good Success. (3 1 8 5 5 6 2 5 8 3)

Tiadora gives Catherynn an excited smile. "Here we go, here we go! I assume that's your favor around his arm," she says of the Lily Knight.

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Graham with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Graham has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Leg.

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Graham with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Graham attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Graham has been KO'd!

Raimond again moves to the fighting circle, and salutes Gabriel. He'd laugh if he had the voice for it, but since he does not, he stage-whispers, "We meet again, Sir Gabriel. I'll hope to fare a bit better this time, but I fear I'm not counting on it." He lifts his sword once more, he hopes not for the last of his matches this evening, but he knows he's facing long odds.

Samuel watches from the sidelines, sipping something to drink. Raising an eyebrow as Gabriel once more goes down but manages to advance. "Didn't hit his head that hard…" he remarks to the person next to him, with a grin.

Cathryn stands up sharply when Graham goes down, "Yes.. my favor.." she remarks to Tia somewhat absently. She frowns and watches, wondering just how badly he's beat up tonight, he's fought a lot!

Fight after fight, and Gabriel is having to act defensively more often than not. Graham comes out strong against him, but there is a moment when he opens himself up, and the l'Saigner knight takes it, lunging forward and deliving a solid hit. The Cassomir goes down once and then gets back up, and the two begin to exchange blows again. Finally they both go down, and again. Damn. This was going to be a long, long night. Rolling up and over, he helps the man up and then readies himself. The best that he can. The other Giraldi was next, and the man was given ample time to rest and wait the next challenge.

Tiadora's clearly saddened that the Lily Knight is out of the tourney, but it was -such- a gand match. She claps for his loss, but then for Raimond's entry for the final match. "For Rivana, come on!" The Gerrell girl cheers for the Giraldi with aplomb.

Having been long helped out of his armor, Leander stands on the sidelines and shouts out to Raimond. "You can do this, brother! Have faith!" Leander certainly has faith in Raimond. He hopes that the One will find favor for the older Giraldi, as well.

Michael watches as his brother makes it through another match by the skin of his teeth. He chuckles. "This tourney," he mutters. Then moving to an empty space, he gives his sword a few swings to keep loose while he waits to see who he is next to fight.

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Left Leg.

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword but Gabriel DODGES!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Leg.

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword but Raimond DODGES!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword but Gabriel DODGES!

<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Gabriel has been KO'd!

Graham makes a good showing his his fight landing some blows his armor dinged and taking some hits as well. He is struck hard once the wind knocked out of him taking a knee. The man will stand back up and finds the strikes to be coming fast finally they land solid blows and both go down his opponant gets up first though and he will nod "Well fought." He breaths moving over to the sideline obviously the blow took a bit out of him, the hard hit he'd taken is seen to by the healers. He glances up to his family and friends looking well let down but does wave to show he's okay.

Samwell has been keeping rather quiet since his last remark, but with the victory of Raimond over the reigning champion he rises to his feet, applauds, and yells his support for the Giraldi knight.

Michael grimaces when his brother is defeated by Sir Raimond. So much for one re-match, but there is another her with Sir Raimond. He salutes the knight when he joins him in the ring. "Another one for the crowd?" he asks.

There can be no doubt that Raimond Giraldi gives his battle with the Red Knight his all. And this time, unlike in the melee, it seems that he does indeed prove to still have the rhythm he'd found earlier against Evelyn, though not nearly as evasive, and in truth it soon proves a nail biter of a match, as both men seek to pound each other into submission, until finally, it seems it is the Giraldi knight that carries this match. He salutes Gabriel, panting and clearly hovering on exhaustion, "Well fought, Sir…it was an honor."

And then there's not much time to rest as Raimond soon turns to face Michael, smiling a bit cheekily and saluting him before noting, "Didn't I just fight you? But yes…one more. But hopefully two."

The fight is definitely heated…and all eyes are on the combatants. But none are as excited as Leander, who erupts into cheers as the Couvieri is felled by Raimond. He remains on his feet, shouting encouragements as Raimond prepares for the final bout…

Gabriel tries to put up the best fight that he can. He makes a good showing of it, but exhaustion from having to fight opponent after opponent and the fact that Raimond had time to rest shows in the performance of the two knights. "Well fought." He responds to Raimond, and then steps off the field to go and get some water and to finally sit down.

Cathrynn seems to relax a little with Graham's wave and she sits back down and smiles over at Tiadora, "He fought well," she says then rests her hands in her lap. "Now..who is..where.." she says, her attention back on the duels.

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword but Raimond DODGES!

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Michael with Tourney Sword but Michael DODGES!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Michael with Tourney Sword but Michael DODGES!

<COMBAT> Michael attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.

<COMBAT> Raimond has been KO'd!

Sadly, with so much effort expended facing the Red Knight, Raimond just doesn't have enough strength left to repeat the performance against the man's twin. While he manages to land a couple of fairly solid blows, ultimately the l'Corren heir again batters him down with two powerful strikes to the Giraldi's chest, and soon he finds himself in the dirt, panting and exhausted. Pleased he survived this long in the duels, and a bit disappointed that he couldn't force it to the bitter end, but certainly feeling as though he's made an impression. He slowly rises to his feet, a bit wobbly still, but manages a salute and one last, "Well fought, Sir. Until the jousts, or the next tourney, whenever we may meet again."

Tiadora is clapping for the Giraldi brothers, giving them a sunny dimpled smile. Even if Raimond didn't win, the matches were grand. "You did Rivana proud, Sir! For Queen and Country!" Her brother probably would not approve of her cheerful applause of them, but the Duke of Normont isn't there. She nods back to Cathrynn and says, "You should go to him, he's probably got one bloody bad headache and will need someone to help him get home safe," of Graham and his showing.

The Rivanan fights well but Michael fights better, he nods to the man's words, when the fight is over "I hope it's soon, you fight well," Michael says to Raimond before clasping the man's shoulder before raising his own sword in victory. So this was what it felt like to win. He'd chased it for some time but now that he had it he didn't know how he felt. "Well, there's still the joust to go," he says to himself before he climbs out of the ring and goes to press the flesh with the crowd. His wife hurrying down from the box to join him.

Cat nods to Tiadora, "You're right.." she says and rises to her feet. "Thank you for the company.. " and she smiles then heads down to the field to find Graham.

It is luckily only a bandage job to his chest no stiches required though he will be bruised and a bit sore tomorrow but for now he with offer his armor and sword to a squire and look up to the stands. Graham looks when Cathrynn shows up by him he's kept her ribbon despite his armor being removed. "Hello love." He says managing a smile despite the injury and not winning. "I am sorry I didnt win while wearing your favour, but I belive it still provided me luck."

Cathrynn finds the knight and smiles, "Hello there," she says. She rests her hand on his arm and nods, "You fought well," she assures him. "Do not be sorry.. I'm quite proud of you," she tells him.

Graham reaches to place his hand over her "Thank you Cat." he will smile at her being proud of him. He will lean over and place a gentle kiss to her lips. "Mind if we return back to the manse? Could use another glass of wine and some food." he reaches his free hand touching his chest. "That one will hurt, hope I can joust tomorrow I will worry about that later though." he looks wondering about the question.

Cat smiles and kisses him back then she nods, "Yes, we'll get you back there and I'll send for a healer, we'll have you ready to joust," she assures him. She steps back to allow him room to get to his feet, ready to move, "Come," she says and nods to him.

He will indeed place his arm around her and will smile and nod heading off back towards the manse they've been invited to as the other Cassomir's here. "Is this my turn to be stuborn and say I dont need the healer?" Graham asks of her with a smirk playing on his lips as he walks on.

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