(1866-12-12) Sunsreach Tourney: Duels
Sunsreach Tourney: Duels
Summary: The Duels event for the Sunsreach and Royal Wedding Tournaments. Many a grand fight!
Date: 1866-12-12
Related: he Royal Wedding and Other Sunsreach Tourney Logs
Players:
Adrienne  Alysande  Antonia  Broderick  Clara  Clarke  Dawn  Devlin  Elrick  Emilia  Evelyn  Gabriel  Jaren  Joffrey  Jordan  Leander  Lillian  Michael  Nadine  Quentyn  Raelyn  Raimond  Rashad  Rosana  Samuel  Stephen  Thaddeus  

Tourney Grounds - Sunsreach - Rivana

An open space in the middle of the city the tourney grounds is a wide flat field divided by rose bushes that have been allowed to grow here since the ascension of Queen Alysande.

The outer ring of the grounds is set aside for competitor pavilions and the stalls of merchants and food sellers fortunate enough to win a space from the master of the games to ply their trade. The inner ring is the tourney grounds themselves; a flat oval of earth ringed by a fence with openings on each end and a high gallery to one side and a flat open space to the other. On tourney days the fence is freshly whitewashed, the rose bushes are trimmed and the gallery is swathed in green and gold cloth while all around spectators and competitors mingle with gallery filled with nobles and the common folk packing in cheek and jowl across the lists to watch whatever event is on offer be it the melee, archery or that highest of competitions: the joust.

When the grounds are not in use the lists are off-limits to casual visitors and the grounds remain fanatically well-tended, lest the field become uneven and some future match be lost due to loose dirt or a wayward puddle.

1866-12-12

And so the crowds have gathered once more, and the fighting rings have been arranged for the Melee Duels. Vendors peddle their snacks and ale and wine, and the stands fill with nobles, with the commoners gathering at ground level (or the lowest parts of the stands in some cases). And of course, when the appointed hour arrives, the horns sound, and Queen Alysande and King Jaren make their way into the Royal Box. Once again they are joined by the leader of the Alhazred contingent and her husband, whom they occasionally chat with as the combatants move to their starting positions once their names are announced. And of course, once all is in readiness, the Queen gives her assent for the matches to begin!

Dawn is sitting up and over in the stands, observing quietly then with a broad smile on her face then for once. She has a kerchief tied over her arm as she watches the various knights and others assemble, settlingin to watch.

Adrienne is present in the stands, Huntress tunic and leggings more a sign of her profession than her status as lady of House Cassomir. Her hair that had been worn almost openly on the previous day, is now tamed into a variation of the usual Huntress braid, the kind that hugs the neck and then falls down over the front. Maybe a bit of conversation with her cousin, the Viscountess Raelyn had led to this rather modest hairdo, maybe it is just pure coincidence. Either way, a woollen cloak of green color is worn against the chill of the season, after all it is Decembre! Green eyes linger on her cousin Devlin down there on the tourney field, who is about to face off against Sir Lillian l'Valdan. "My bets will be on Devlin to win this…", Adrienne drawls, turning her head to shoot Emilia who is somewhere beside her a glance. "After all, our new King is not competing, which will give Devlin the space he needs to step out of Jaren's shadow!"

Antonia l'Valdan wears her lighter Maile armor today, and from the looks of her features visible beneath the tourney half-helmet she appears to be much less nervous; her lips curve in a more confident smile than on the previous day's joust preliminaries. After all, the sword is her weapon, much more so than the lance she had broken on Sir Evelyn l'Faust in the first pass of her second round. So… ironically enough it will be Sir Michael l'Corren Antonia shall be facing in this first round of the tournament duels. A friendly smile adorns her features as she glances towards her opponent, her sword raised in friendly salute. "A pleasure, Sir Michael," the l'Valdan Princess offers with a grin, grey eyes gleaming with a hint of challenge. "I shall be on my guard." Her eyes narrow as she gets ready, her posture showing off the slight tension that will have her launch readily into her first attack, once the sign will be given.

Sir Raimond Giraldi moves to his starting position, saluting the royals and the crowd, and then his opponent, "Let's give them a show, shall we, Sir Evelyn?" He smiles briefly before lowering his visor, bringing his weapon up into a defensive posture and awaiting the signal to begin the match.

Gabriel l'Saigner steps out into the field, lightly swinging his sword in gentle arcs, testing the weight and the balance of the tourney sword. "Guess the crowd loves seeing the two of us fight, Joff. Good luck to you." He lifts the blade into a salute to the man, before assuming a defensive stance. This was going to be a tough fight. He would do his best though, he hoped to put forth a decent showing this time around, make Alina proud that he was wearing black and purple.

When brackets for the melee duel event came out and Elrick took a looksee, he knew he was going to have a very challenging first round. But it was one that the t'Tremaine was more than willing to face head on, to win the event is to beat the best. Before the duel begins though, he surveys the field to look at the other knights in attendence, nodding his head in Antonia's direction when he sees her. Then it is across to his opponent, Elrick cracking a smile as he offers Nadine a salute. Once the Rose Queen signals for the duels to begin, the t'Tremaine Heir approaches Nadine with care, eyes never leaving her, "Good luck, Nadine." There is a pause before he adds with a grin, "Just not the face, please."

Present and participating, Samuel is looking to be in a good mood today. "Such a wonderful day for this, yes?" he asks one of the other competitors, with a grin. Getting ready, he prepares to face off against the younger of the Giraldis, offering the man a grin and a chuckle. "Let's make this a good show, shall we?" he offers, before he gets ready again now.

Evelyn l'Faust wishes Antonia, "May the One be with you, and I not on the end of your sword, Highness," with some measure joviality, before the call sounds for the melee to begin. Once it does, she does not have much time to choose her own opponent, as Sir Raimond seems headed in her direction. She nods to him, once. Curt, but, respectful. All measure of humor lost in that moment. "Sir Raimond. I shall do my utmost to prevent you from scoring points against me," she tells him. "Let our swords determine the better Knight, this day. I know I shall not regret it, either outcome." But the steel in her words suggest it's more than simple desire, now, to beat the man. Something to prove, perhaps. Most likely to herself.

A Giraldi and a catlord within the prep area for the knights. Unusual for some…but not for Leander. He strokes the top of his companion's head, then lets the female feline take a seat upon the bench he was just using. With a grin, the helm is donned and gauntlets slid on as Leander glides out into the field of battle. A nod is given to Samuel as the two square off, with Leander offering a laugh in return. "That is why we are here….to provide a spectacle. Good luck to you, Sir."

Another fine day for the tournament, and Emilia is present as well, wearing the usual turn of Huntress leathers and her dark hair braided in a simple fashion. With Adrienne's comment, Emilia gives a small incline of her head from wehre she sits with Clara,"Of aye, if I were of betting," something she enver seems to do really,"mine-money would be on Devlin," cause he'd truly think her 'touched' otherwise! "I am of sure he will be doing of well." A small flutter of her hand occuring,"Though not being in much of the shadow as some of think, of really." A bit of a look checking of the various pairings for this first rond of fights before focusing where Devlin will be fitting.

Broderick might not be having the greatest tourney so far, but he's focused on one thing, and one thing only has he dons his mail and tests the weight of his blunted sword. Cutting out the sound of the stands as he focuses on the battle at hand he's silently glad of the chance to fight the Lord Marshall, even though he can not help put think that the match is wasted on a first round bout. A silent prayer, a salute to his head of house in the stands, and then he's rolling his shoulders, finding his place, then giving Thaddeus a faint nod of acknowledgeent beofre droppinginto a ready, if perhaps fractionally cautious stance.

Clarke is sitting in a cluster of knights, not competing at the moment as he sits back to watch the melee brackets. He has a small cup of wine in his hand thenand is watching the participants assemble then as he raises it up in salute to those over in the melee.

Joffrey moves to his starting block and nods to Gabriel, laughing a bit, "I guess they wanted a rematch. Or they want us both battered and worn out so we falter in the latter rounds. I doubt either of us are too favored by this particular crowd." Not that they've been hostile, really, but certainly they're cheering for the home team more than the visitors. He offers his salute to the Royals and the Crowd (though one particular Lady in the crowd in particular, given the favor he wears), and then to Gabriel, "Let us both give our best, brother. On your guard!"

Dawn takes off her kerchief as she catches sight over of Broderick then, holding it up and over in a salute aimed over at him, going over to give a quiet clap and a nod as she watches at him,and then skims the area as well for Quentyn.

"Some of those Couivere Knights are made of the same stuff as Jaren was. Like the Red Knight," Raelyn counters to Adrienne, with some measure of practicality. She doesn't quite know if Devlin can beat them. But, "I'm certain, however, my brother will give them all quite the challenge." To this, she grins some. She nods to Emilia, "No shadow, he. He forges his own path. Much as I do now. And, you." She, too, looks to find her brother in the crowd.

"They've spent a year honing themselves in battle against the Tirians. I think Rivana enjoyed a slight advantage in skill before that, but the scales seem pretty even now." Stephen Cassomir notes to his wife Raelyn (and by extension Adrienne) while his eyes survey the field, and particularly watch his brother Thaddeus' first match.

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword but Leander DODGES!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Quentyn attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword but Jordan DODGES!
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Quentyn with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword but Thaddeus DODGES!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword but Evelyn DODGES!
<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Michael attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Quentyn has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword but Samuel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword but Leander DODGES!
<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword but Elrick DODGES!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword but Joffrey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Michael attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Michael has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Raimond has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword but Devlin DODGES!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Broderick has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword but Elrick DODGES!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword and MISSES!

The exchanges of tourney blades between Elrick and Nadine are quick, the former delivery two solid blows while only take a light one in return to his chest. The t'Tremaine appears to have recovered to whatever had ailed him the past few days, his performance much better. However, it isn't enough to bring down or disarm his opponent yet and two more blows are turned away enough that they glance off of the t'Cadri's armor while he in return receives a solid strike against his own swordhand in return. Elrick's eyes are focused though, as he continues to move in a clockwise motion in positioning.

Elrick's glance has been noticed, Antonia smiles back at her brother when she meets his gaze, a hand raised in a wave to wish him luck in the contest in a manner that does not involve yelling over the tourney field. When Sir Evelyn wishes her luck, the l'Valdan knight princess does the same. "May the One guide your sword," she smiles, inclining her head to the l'Faust. But then her attention is on Michael, and when the sign is given she does not lose any time, and goes at him, whirling the sword in a rather confident fashion, before it connects with the maille on Michael's chest; his own strike hits home as well, even so it skitters along the chains of her Maille. Antonia jumps back, catches a breath, grey eyes assessing Michael as she decides on her next approach in the fraction of a second, stepping backwards then, encouraging him to come at her, and while she does not manage to dodge his next hit, her armor saves her once again, while her own counter attack, occurring at the same time his sword hits her, breaks through his cover and manages a quite serious it to his abdomen. Michael yields and Antonia accepts with a nod of her head. "Well fought, Sir. It seems the One was guiding my sword. Even so I thank you for the match, it has been an honour."

Gabriel tries to fend off Joffrey's attacks, trying to remain patient and wait for an opening. While he does so, he ends up taking a few minor blows, and his prodding of Joffrey's own defenses goes unsuccessful. That is until he is able to quickly move forward and lash out, landing a resounding hit against Joffrey's helmet. He winces. He hadn't meant to do that, but sometimes things like that happened. He hoped Gwen wouldn't get too cross with him.

The younger Giraldi starts off cautiously, circling Samuel carefully before choosing to strike. He does manage to land some, though not terribly hard ones at all, as both seem rather fond of dodging. Leander doesn't see his brother fall…not yet. Instead, he shifts to a more normal, balanced stance…his attention upon the northerner.

Mentally, Quentyn Bazan resolves that perhaps three Courtesans last night was one too many, as he falls after one very solid strike to his chest. After he manages to reclaim his feet after lying on his back a few moments, he salutes Jordan and simply states, "Well-struck, sir." And then he's making his way off the field.

And it seems Raimond Giraldi's luck has run out, for the moment, as Evelyn sets him up with a mild strike, and then finishes him with a blow to the neck that nearly takes his head off, and leaves him struggling to get his helm and gorget off, more from the illusion of not being able to breathe for a few moments than the actuality of them constricting him. Still, he's coughing heavily when he slowly climbs to his feet, offering Evelyn a salute, "Well struck. *cough*" He almost says more, but bites it back, making his way to the sidelines, if a bit slowly.

Despite attempting a controlled and cautious start Broderick is engaged heavily and struggles to land his blows as he would like. Not for the first time he mentally curses that he favoured a longer weapon intraining and as such is less used to fighting in such a short reach as he might be. Such thoughts are knocked for six as Thaddeus plants a solid blow on his neck though, and he staggers backwards a few paces, almost forced to his knees by the force of it. It steadies himself though, and through force of will alone stays in contention, throwing caution to the wind as he tries to topple the Lord Marshall quickly, before he's forced out of the fight himself.

The first round of blade exchanges is too fast for Clarke to follow as he watches, trying to piece together who has struck what in each of the melee blows and the fast and furious exchanges of the knights. Some stand, some fall,and he appears to be quite invigorated in watching.

As Quentyn makes his way off the field, Dawn looks down at him sympathetically, getting up then to try and go lower then to see if she can't approach him as he goes off if that's permitted, her head cocking up to catch a view of Broderick still in the melee as she heads through the stands to see if she can't catch her son.

Emilia manages a faint nod towards Raelyn,"Not exactly of sure I am exactly of foraging of a path," more simply trying to survive the one she was set hurtling down. With the dueals begining, Emilia does focus to see how Devlin shall fair. Though there is a brief glance along to a particular feline ettled upon that bench…perhaps it's companion as well to see how his fight is fairing. A slight twitch to her lips in seeing a particular hit to Devlin's head. It was almost a trend amongst this tournament. "He is fairly of well of enough."

Taking some of those blows from Leander, Samuel manages to deliver a few of them as well. Seeing Leander move into a more normal stance, he starts circling, offering a grin to his opponent as he does. Preparing for another strike now.

Joffrey t'Synclarre comes off worse for his exchange with Gabriel l'Corren, but true to his nature, it doesn't stop him from keeping up the fight. He scores some mild to moderate hits upon Gabriel, but yes, that blow to his helm does slightly stagger him a bit, but it doesn't take him down. At least not yet.

Evelyn smoothly dodges Raimond's first cut at her, reposting with a decent hit back, and as she moves away and Raimond steps in to hit at her with a glancing blow she sees an opportunity. The hit is hard, and would send nearly any knight to the ground. She nods her head, noting to the man, "Your sword is a dangerous one. Your feet clever. Thank you." She might have had a very poor first impression of the Knight, but his performances in the Tourney have, grudgingly, earned her respect.

Clara sits up next to Emilia, watching intently. "Oh, I can never tell how these things are going. Is your brother doing well? " The princess seems to be looking at everyone but the Giraldis….both brothers just skipped over without a thought.

"One above, Devlin and this Couvieri knight seem to be quite well matched," Adrienne comments, a faint line forming between her brows. To Raelyn, she nods. "Indeed, hard competition. But at that… perhaps a good thing that you advised Lady Tia yesterday to go and speak with him in the aftermath of his good showing at the preliminaries." A smile is offered to Clara, sensing her unrest and concern. "Ah, Devlin is doing fine!"

<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword but Elrick DODGES!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword but Devlin DODGES!
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword but Thaddeus DODGES!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword but Gabriel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Nadine has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword but Samuel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword but Thaddeus DODGES!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword but Gabriel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Broderick has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Devlin has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

A nod goes to Clara,"Of aye, is if of doing of well. They are of decently of matched, but of seeing of that Sir of Lillian in of other events…She is quite of skilled of herself. It is making for a good of fight." Emilia giving a slight glance, briefly so, to the other matches as several seem to have found their decisions. A mild quirk of a brow to finally notice that Quentyn's is amongst those that is done. Though that other brow quirks up as well as she looks back to catch Devlin taking a rather serious looking blow to his chest and stumbling. His own match over. "Well..he was of doing well..that was a rough of looking hit." A round of clapping is still given towards her brother. Though with him out…Emilia does seem to focus on the Giraldi yet fighting.

And perhaps not at all unexpectedly, the match between Gabriel l'Saigner and Joffrey t'Synclarre makes for quite a show in this first round, with both men seeming quite evenly matched. A few strikes glance off of armor or are parried or miss their mark, but by and large, Joffrey continues to pepper Gabriel with quick, light attacks, until one of them goes high and while equally unintentional as Gabe's was, rattles Gabe's helmet quite audibly. Hopefully Gwen won't be upset with him….

It might not have been the strongest blow to his leg that fells Broderick in the end, but it lands in almsot the same places as an earlier one, to the side of his knee, and the joint buckles. Nothing that'll cause lasting injury most likely, but enough that his fight is over. He's stubbon enough to try and right himself, extra stubbon given his opponant, but it's no good and he's forced to yield, although given the expression on his face it's not something he's particularly happy about.

Taking a step back, Gabriel takes in a breath and circles Joffrey. Nodding to the man, he moves forward and begins his careful testing of the man's defenses. The two exchange several blows, both going back and forth, but it seems that Joffrey will get the better of this exchange, as he feels his tourney sword clang off his helmet. Taking a few staggering steps to the side, he shakes his head, tightens the grip on his sword and then readies himself for the next exchange.

Once more exchanging the blows with his opponent, Samuel tries his best to gain the upper hand. He takes one hard hit to his chest that makes him stagger back a bit, but moments after, he's at it again. "Well struck, sir," he offers.

"A fine set of matches," agrees Raelyn, off Emilia's words. "Sir Lillian does seem to be giving Devlin a bit of a challenge. But, he's not unused to such. He'll be fine," she tells her sister, as well as Clara, and the others near them. She gives the Princess a faint smile, "He's had the best training he can get, afterall." Then, she's watching the fights again.

There is a little bit of sway in Gwen's gait as she walks toward a seat. She's been up and down a few times, though she seems to settle in pretty well to watch her husband. Gwendolyn winces at the smack to Joff's head then her nose wrinkles as he returns tit for tat, "That won't help either of them now will it.." she says with a slight glance toward her swollen belly, upon which one hand pats for a moment.

Wincing softly as well as Broderick yields, Dawn walks down from the stands then, at least to as much a point as she can try to approach him over in passing and Quentyn if possible from her position then, her head craning to still follow what is going on.

Clarke goes to watch as the ranks are further thinned, the duels continuing on as he rests his hands on his legs then, wincing at well struck blows and trying to follow them.

That Giraldi still standing seems to be giving what he gets, too. Leander still finds himself on his feet, though he has received a good series of hits, including a particularly solid one in the chest. Yet…he delivers a blow of his own to the chest. "you…as well." A bit of breathless exchange with Samuel…and yet the two continue

A final clash between Elrick and Nadine was able to determine the victor between the pair and it was the former. The t'Tremaine Knight deals another solid blow to his opponent's sword hand, disarming her and points his blunted blade at her chest. This is to force a yield and for Elrick to be declared victor for that round. With a respectful bow of his head, he says, "Good fight."

A glance towards where Elrick was facing off against Sir Nadine t'Cadri will bring a smile to Antonia's face, seeing her brother obviously has managed to win this round. "Well fought!", she calls, perhaps slightly less lady- and princesslike. But even so she has to get ready for her next opponent, the cousin to her husband Prince Silvio, Sir Lillian l'Valdan. The sword is raised in salute, a smile given to the member of her House by marriage, even though this smile is more polite and less friendly than the one she gave Sir Michael. "The One with you," is her brief statement, both greeting and courtesy, as Antonia assumes her stance, grey eyes never leaving Lillian, ready to start the next round when the signal comes.

Nadine returns Elrick's bow of the head with one of her own once she gets back to her feet. "Well fought," she grins. "See you later tonight," she gives him a knowing look and moves off the field waiting for her next duel.

With an all clear from the ring-side healers, Broderick moves over towards where Dawn approaches, giving her a somewhat disgruntled nod as he attempts to walk off the pain in his knee. He doesn't look at Thaddeus now though, concentrating on a small patch of the world that doeesn't include the Greycen as he tries to swallow this disapointment and anger enough to focus on the fact that he has atleast one more fight to come.

"Ouch!", this is Adrienne's comment to the blow that decides the match between Sir Lillian and her cousin Devlin. "So that's that…" Her eyes shift to Emilia and Raelyn, then to Clara. "No more Cassomirs in the contest. Shall we cheer for Lord Thaddeus, then?"

Dawn inclines her head over at Broderick, speaking quietly ,"You did fine." Going to watch over at him and seeing if shecan catch her son out of the corner of her eye, otherwise going over to try and quickly check over Broderick for any injuries otherwise.

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword but Joffrey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Joffrey has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Leander has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Samuel has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword but Samuel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Leander with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Samuel has been KO'd!

The princess frowns as Devlin falls. "That's it? just one chance and you're out? I thought there was two goes?

Emilia nods to Raelyn,"I am knowing he will be of fine. Likely just got of his breath knocked out of him." A bit of a head cant occuring at Adrienne's comment,"He is not of completely out of yet, mine-cousin." It was a double elimination event. "Though we can of certainly of cheer for Sir of Thaddeus in of his of matches." Then a mild blink when Leander and Samuel both stumble before continuing on, though it is actually to that grey feline her gaze goes. Before she does look to see just who it is Devlin will be facing for his second fight.

From tough, to tougher. Evelyn nods to Thaddeus, "Sir," she greets him, her features just as grave. Her eyes seek to try and determine if the older Knight still has that aura of anger about himself, "We jousted well against each other. An honor to face you again." She inclines her head, much as she had with Raimond, before moving to face off against the more grizzald, and veteran opponent.

Broderick doffs his helmet briefly so he can take a drink from the flagon of water his squire is holding, then has some poured into his helmet so when he puts it back on it cools his head and neck. Dawn is given a faintly pained smile, he's trying her really is, "thank you Aunt. I appreciate your words, but I begin to fear that perhaps the One does not shine on me in this endeavour." He offers her a polite inclination of his head then and turns back to the field to seak out his next partner. A Giralsi. It just gets better and better.

Another exchange of blows and it seems that Gabriel has come out on top. Reaching down, he gives Joff a hand up and slaps the man on the shoulder. "Well fought. That could've gone either way. Go win the next one alright? Let's give Gwen something to cheer for, eh?" He gives a grin and trudges off to catch his breath and get some water. When the next round is called, he steps in and squares off against Jordan. He salutes the younger man and then assumes a defensive stance.

Another flurry of strikes, and finally, when Gabriel manages to swat the sword right out of Joffrey's hand, he lifts his hand in the sign of yielding, laughing a bit, "Well fought brother. I think we did indeed give them a show." He retrieves his weapon and salutes Gabriel, then the Royals once more, before moving to wait a few minutes before his next match. He moves to one of the rings again, and salutes Quentyn Bazan, "Well met, Sir. Good luck to you." He takes up a defensive posture and awaits the signal to begin.

Raimond Giraldi has had some time to catch his breath, and moves back to the fighting ring, offering a salute to Broderick, "An honor Sir." He's not risking his voice on more words for the moment, instead readying himself for the fight.

On and on the fight goes. Samuel delivers some hits, and takes some hits. At one point, he sinks to his knees, before he gets up to continue fighting. That is, until he takes a very solid hit that knocks some air out of him, making him sink to his knees once more. Holding up a hand, he takes a few deep breaths, before he offers a brief grin to Leander. "Told you… we'd give them a good show… Well fought, sir. Congratulations." Getting back to his feet, and then preparing for the next round. Offering Nadine a nod and a grin. "Good luck, sir," he offers to her.

There's a half smile from Dawn, "I believe that we have to make our own luck. And I'm sure you will do fine. Whether or not you win, you strive and you earn glory then." She goesto make sure that Broderick has his water then after quickly checking him over,and then looks over to see Quentyn in the field agin with a half smile as she watches, and some of the other fighters catch thier breath.

Clarke turns his attention to the updated brackets, otherwise watching the new pairings of combatantson the field, otherwise resting his hands on down on his lap as he watches the fresh round of exchanges of blows begin.

Hearing his sister's congratulatory words from afar, Elrick flashes her a smile and offers a silent salute in return as he awaits the other duels to finish. When they are, he sees that he is paired up with a southerner next, which brings some joy to the northern knight. Stepping into the area where he is to have his duel with Leander, the t'Tremaine Heir looks over to his opponent and offers a wordless nod, which is better than nothing.

<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Michael with Tourney Sword but Michael DODGES!
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Head.
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Michael attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Quentyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Quentyn attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword but Gabriel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword but Gabriel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Quentyn with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Quentyn attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Michael attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Raimond has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Michael with Tourney Sword but Michael DODGES!
<COMBAT> Michael attacks Devlin with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Quentyn attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword but Joffrey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword but Broderick DODGES!
<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword but Samuel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword but Gabriel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Quentyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Devlin has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Nadine has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Raimond with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword but Antonia DODGES!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Quentyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Raimond attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Quentyn attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jordan has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Raimond has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword but Elrick DODGES!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Quentyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Quentyn attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Thaddeus has been KO'd!

Broderick accepts the salute from Raimond, returning it with one of hos own before they set to. He's a touch careful of his knee, but doesn't let that stop him from working from the front foot, pushing his attacks hard against the younger knight. A solid hit, a weaker one, another solid one. It's a back and forth that in other circumstances might be deadly, but on it goes beneath the chearing crowds. Drving another hit into the Giraldi's trunk he almost lets himself smile ruefully, wondering where this form was when he faced Thaddeus mere moments ago. As Raimond submits though he steps back, giving the fallen man a quick salute with his sword before returning to the edge of the arena once more for another drink of water and as much of a rest as he can grab before he's needed to fight again.

When Devlin takes that rather nasty hit, Emilia does lean foreward, making sure he actually gets up again before a breath comes again. "Of aye, Raelyn..I am knowing he will be of alright…But I am of allowed to be of worrying of all the same. " A slight glance towards Adrienne,"Now he is of out."

Dawn watches as the fights continue, softly holding her hands together then as she observes the fights with Broderick and QUentyn more than any other, smiling as she sees the results then, and moves to return to her half space back in the low stands.

Elrick appears to be a bit more cautious against his southern knight, not over-extending as much as he studies his opponent through the sword blows they exchange. Most are either dodged or parried enough that they do not inflict much of a hit on each other, mostly glancing or light blows. After the last exchange where the t'Tremaine Knight manages to parry Leander's tourney blade but only counter with a light hit to the sword hand in return, the former appears to be further on his guard.

Lillian does not seem to be inclined to make this easy for the Falcon Sir Antonia. The strike that somewhat hits the helmet and the head within elicits a slightly surprised growl comign from the l'Valdan princess, her own strike connects but seems to be deflected by Lillian's armor. "One above…", Antonia tries a different strategy, stepping sideways, to bring her sword down in a different angle, only to receive another oh so well placed hit to her abdomen, her own strike, once again stopped by the armor of Sir Lillian. The next exchange of blows is no real exchange, when only armor becomes more dented, and in the next moment, Antonia manages to bring herself out of reach of the hissing sword that passes her by mere inches! The two female knights continue to fight, not intending to make it easy for the other. Lillian's cover is breached, when Antonia deals her a blow to the abdomen, while Lillian strike against Antonia's left arm seems to be graced with success. Both are still standing, the match as of yet undecided, a thin line of red trickling down from Antonia's nose, until she raises the hand of her aching left arm, to whipe some of the blood off her face.

A fellow might really start to think that people are deliberately trying to hurt him, given the strikes to the head and neck. In fact Raimond Giraldi takes a solid *THWACK* to the noggin…and never really gets the chance to recover. A few more strikes and he's down. Looks like no repeat of his Pacitta run at "home." He salutes Broderick, muttering a "well fought" through clenched teeth, and then moves off to the sideline, pulling off his helmet and tossing aside his tourney sword, obviously not looking pleased.

It seems that there is still fight left in Leander. He faces off against Elrick…no lover of the south in the least. And…he holds his own, trading blows with the obviously more experienced northerner.

Clara remains close to Emilia, frowning as Devlin falls. "You think afterwards we should go down there to make sure your brother is alright? Or…would that not be too welcomed? I wouldn't know…"

Raelyn watches, mostly fixating on her brother, and his fight against one of the more proven Knights of the Tourney. Through all the Tourney's she -has- watched, she still winces, just a little, when she sees a rather harsh blow such as the one Devlin takes. She inhales, sharply, then exhales, telling herself Jaren's taken far worse; and to the point, so has Devlin. Still, "I imagine," she exchanges with those close to her, "He's learning quite a bit in there." Yet, when he falls again, she shakes her head, noting quietly, mostly to herself, "He'll be hardest on hiimself, no doubt."

Sir Evelyn does, indeed, have her work cut out for her. Still, the Tourney has toughened the young woman, that and the war against the barbarian hoarde. She exchanges a few blows against Thaddeus, and taking just a little more than what she's able to give out though the fight seems to be evenly matched enough. She takes a hard hit, deals one back with the urgency to get some space between her and Thaddeus, and taking a step back to see, then, if Thaddeus is getting up to continue the fight or not.

Joffrey and Quentyn exchange a flurry of strikes, both scoring hits, but neither a truly telling blow. Each strike answered, every step matched, though in the grand scheme, it may look as though Joffrey has a slight edge. Still…it's easily close enough to be anyone's match.

Gabe watches Jordan carefully, never having fought the man before. Fortunately for him, he feels more experienced and when the man attacks, it is almost without any effort that Gabriel steps to the side and delivers a blow, one after another after another. A deflection is all the t'Acuto can score against him as the l'Saigner knight finally lands a harsh blow against the lad's chest, knocking him to the ground. He helps Jordan up and nods. "Well fought." Then he is heading to the sidelines for a breather and some water.

Adrienne's frown deepens, seeing Devlin lose a second time. "One above… Yes. I believe we shall go down there, to check on him.", she states. "Later. But well… At least Lady Tiadora is not here to witness this… Oh my, she would be devastated…" A slight hint of mockery there in her tone? Who can tell. But yes, it is fond mockery, as she neither dislikes her cousin Devlin, nor the rather anxious but oh so warm-hearted Tiadora.

The first match over Gwen scoots to the edge of her seat to watch as Joff begins another match. She lifts her brows, flinching and moving as he moves or is hit, as if right there with him. She looks over to Gabe and his match as well, clapping for him as he knocks the other man down.

<COMBAT> Leander attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Quentyn attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword but Samuel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Quentyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Quentyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Nadine with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Quentyn attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Nadine attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Nadine has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Quentyn has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Leander with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Leander with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Lillian has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Leander has been KO'd!

"He would not mind of it, and no of doubt will expect of some…" Emilia gives a faint corner tugging to Clara,"sisterly of worry. Just we should perhaps not of linger of long." A nod to Raelyn,"Are of we not all hardest upon are of selves?" It was a thing they all did quite well. "But I do of imagine he has learned of a few of things." With Devlin out, it seems Emilia's attention goes to see where Quentyn and Leander's matches are at…though that stoic gazes settles briefly upon her cousin with that turn of mockery dished out. A faint twitch of her lips occuring when Quentyn ends up yielding again. "Think Sir of Quentyn might have been of learning a few of things this of day as of well." With both of Jaren's once squires out…Emilia does a slow blink to see that the remaining fight of the roud is between Elrick..and Leander? There just might be a flicker of curiosity as the last bit of the round is watched til that decision is had. "Unsurprising…Sir of Elrick is a bit more of expereienced of a knight," Emilia comments.

Broderick eyes the listings as the latest round of bouts is revealed, feeling perhaps jsut a touch better, and walking just a touch taller now he has a win beneath his belt. There's even the faintest of smiles under his helmet: Tracano vs l'Valden. How fitting. Doubly so as it's one of those who teamed up to remove him from the free-for-all. Taking a moment to compose himslf properly, he then offers a salute first to the royal box, then across to Lillian as he squares up to face her once more.

Joffrey t'Synclarre and Quentyn Bazan continue to trade strikes. Both men scoring hits as the round continues, until finally Joffrey manages to knock the man off his feet. He offers a hand to help the man up, which is accepted, and gives him a clap on the shoulder, "Well fought, Sir. You do your order proud." And with a final salute, Joffrey moves off to await his next fight, sparing a moment to offer a smile and a wave towards Gwen in the crowd, before he moves back to the next ring, saluting Leander Giraldi, "Well met, Sir. The One favor us both with a good match." And then he readies himself to attack.

Evelyn exhales a breath to get rid of the tightness in her chest when she sees Gabriel win, and knows she will be facing him in the next bracket. But she whispers a few words to herself, under her breath as she enters the ring to face him. "Sir Gabriel. A man who I have always held in the highest of esteem. It is an honor, truly, to face you and test my mettle." She raises her sword to him, smiles for the briefest moment before steel resolve takes over. "It shall be a fine battle."

This round of bouts over, Gabriel considers what he has seen so far. The competition is definitely fierce this tournament. Can't take any fight for granted. Especially not his next opponent. Moving back out onto the field, he gives Evelyn a nod. "Sir Evelyn, we meet again out on these tourney fields. Come, let us give the crowd a show, yes?" He assumes a defensive stance and then readies himself for the fight to come.

This is a tough fight. Taking and delivering hits, Samuel tries to keep the attacks coming frequently. Towards the later stages of the fight he winces a bit more, perhaps the hits he's taken is starting to make him slow down a bit. But in the end, when he manages to outlast his opponent, despite taking another hit there in the end, he lets out a breath. "Well fought. I thought you were going to win there…" he offers, along with a quite polite nod, before he moves to face his next opponent.

Despite some of his best blows…Leander just isn't able to take down the t'Tremaine. As Leander falls to a knee, a hand extends outward…the unspoken sign that he yields this match. With a nod, he accepts the defeat, even smiling at Elrick…who may return with a snarl of his own. Nonetheless, Leander walks over to his next match…with yet another Northerner. "Well met, indeed. May we provide some more entertainment for the One…and for the crowd." Then, a tip of the helm to Joffrey…and Leander shifts to his cautious stance…but not before a tip of his sword to the sideline….and to the catlord watching patiently on the bench.

The both female l'Valdan knights continue to go at each other, Antonia's breathing going heavier, as she has to put in every effort to keep Lillian at bay. A lighter hit to Lillian's chest is scored, when the sword of the same manages a light yet painful hit to Antonia's swordhand. "One above…", the low grumble, that precedes Antonia's next strike, paying Lillian back with a slightly more pronounced hit that will certainly cause more pain. More blows are exchanged, and once again, Antonia's head rings from the impact of another hard blow, she falls to her knees, and for a moment it seems as if it were over. Or maybe it was just what Antonia needed to clear her head of all unnessary rubbish. She gets to her feet, the stance slightly less steady than before. She nods her head to Lillian in acknowledgement of her performance. And then the match continues, the clash of steel against steel ringing over the tourney field, both obviously shifting the focus more on their attacks than keeping their cover. One rather well-placed hit to Lillian's chest manages the Princess knight, while acquiring another hit to the right hand. In the end it is Antonia's armor that saves her, while her own strike hits home with less momentum than the previous ones. It is enough to decide the match. "Sir Lillian. I am very impressed," Antonia states, slightly breathless, wincing as she straightens, shifting the sword to the left, to move her right hand a little. "You fought well, and gave me a very hard time."

Despite taking two rather hard blows from his opponent, Elrick shows that he has the endurance to weather the hits as he remains on his feet with his blade still in his hand. Not only that but after taking the blows, he was able to slash out with his own blade to hit Leander on the chest while evading enough to change a hard blow to his head to just a glancing light hit. Then a final strike at Leander's hand has him come out on top. After that long exchange and being the final two on the field for the round, the t'Tremaine Knight actually offers the southern knight another nod of his head, out of grudging respect before moving off the field for some water, a quick breather, and to see who he faces next.

As fate would have it, Elrick would be facing his sister, the newly knighted Princess of the north. As he steps onto the field once more, the smile returning as he salutes his sister. "Let's see if you still have the upper hand with the blade like you did when we sparred at home, Sister."

Clarke has to sit up almost on tiptoe in the stands to get a better view of the battle and the combatants then, trying to take in as much as he can on how they move, how they spar, and how they fight while occasionally looking up at the brackets to follow who is who. For him, this is immensely interesting and he is learning a great deal as he follows as best he can how they move.

Watching Broderick and Quentyn, Dawn is content to applaud as her family does well or take blows, wincing softly as they are hit and cheering quietly as they hit over in turn, enjoying the melee as they do her proud.

Settling back in the crowd, Clara leans over to Emilia gently. "Well…it seems that at least, this time, that the field is somewhat well balanced." She pauses…looking down on the field…and shakes her head. "It seems that the younger Giraldi somehow is dancing his way through the field." Then…a wince as the younger brother takes a blow to the neck…again. "He's not going to be dancing much longer, I wager."

<COMBAT> Leander attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword but Gabriel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Michael attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Michael with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword but Jordan DODGES!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Michael attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Michael has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Broderick with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword but Antonia DODGES!
<COMBAT> Broderick attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Leander attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword but Joffrey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck.
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Leander with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Broderick has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Leander has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

"Brother," Antonia smiles, "you know how I enjoyed giving you a beating." Jest? Truth? The chuckle that escapes her still shows relief that she has managed to win the previous very hard round. She meets his attack with a strike for his right leg, thereby opneing her cover slightly, which he takes advantage of, slipping through with a strike to her abdomen. Oh these bruises. She will hardly be able to move tomorrow. More blows are exchanged, but it seems, through the rather trying warm up with Sir Lillian, Antonia is a hard opponent for her own brother. Her armor once again saving her more than once, while her own strikes connect, again and again! "Thank you for the match…", is all she manages as she helps him up, still breathless, still aching but her grey eyes are gleaming with astonishment and glee.

Sir Evelyn is slow, and cautious. She's not only watched Gabriel in Tourney's, she's fought alongside him in the war, in a Tourney, and against him. She knows him well, and she is not over eager in the first few moments of that fight which are often the most critical, indeed she is able to land a few blows against him, more than she initially recieves, and her lack of banter further shows she is doing her best to keep her wits about her, and not hurry the thing along until it's due time.

Once the duel between Elrick and Antonia starts, it is clear which t'Tremaine is better with the blade. Right from the first exchange, the younger brother is put on the defensive as he takes a hard blow to his right leg, expecting an attack to up top. Then his armor protects him with from a glancing blow, but then the hit after strikes his neck, followed by two blows to his chest and driving the t'Tremaine Heir to a knee. Out of position to defend himself now, Elrick yields, "Well fought, Sister. Thank you." Is the answer as she helps him to his feet, "If I don't see you in the finals, beat whoever is there."

Emilia nods to Clara,"I am of agree, seems much more of balanced of this of time around. Several of good of fights." A mild twitch of her lips,"And of aye, seems he was not quite dancing as of well of enough. This and of his last of fight were of against two rather of seasoned of fighters. Think he was doing rather of well all of considering." Yes, a Giraldi was just complimented. With those she had been watching now out of the tournament, she does take to looking between all of the fights a bit more.

The fights go on, and Dawn sits then, watching and resting her hands in her lap, trying to follow the blows exchanged then as the field seems to be slowing. She cheers, more quietlythen as she sits back to observe the exchanges and dips her head over. She catches sight of some familiar beings in the stand, and gives Clara an Emilia a light wave.

Gabriel knows that Evelyn is someone worth being cautious for, and his approach to the fight shows that. He tests her defense, unable to penetrate except for a few light hits. In return, she has dinged him a few times. He takes a few steps back, giving her a nod, indicating that she has gotten the better of their exchange so far. Taking a breath, he exhales it slowly and tries to focus his mind on waiting to exploit any openings that may come.

Well, it's fair to say that that didn't go quite as Broderick had intended. A bit of back and forth, followed by a hearty smack to the head, good thing he's got a thick skull really. Only able to reply with a few tickles with his sword he is eventually forced to admit the futility of fighting on wen his balance is compromised and his head ringing he yields, offering an inclination of his head towards Lillian and a "well faught again Sir," before he's retreating to the edge, his squire, and something to drink.

Joffrey t'Synclarre shows his experience against the more green Giraldi knight. The younger man fails to get past Joffrey's defenses, while Joffrey answers his attempts to strike him with swift counterattacks that find purchase, before finally the other Knight is knocked to the ground. Joffrey again offers a hand to help him up, "This match is mine, it seems, Sir. But you gave a valiant effort. Next time I might not be so fortunate."

It would seem that Samuel's plan of attack is to keep on raining attacks against Jordan. But while that might be a good plan, there might be some fatigue too. But while he seems to be close to going down, especially that solid hit to his hand, he's still standing. Trying to circle a bit to give his opponent some problems.

Gwen applauds Joff's victory and then smiles as she watches him, resting her hands in her lap glancing around briefly. Her eyes find the field again and she watches her brother, eyes shifting between him and his opponent, following their moves.

Two hard matches before…and Leander just doesn't have the stamina to keep up with Joffrey. The fight is over almost as soon as it started, with the Giraldi being smacked three times in quick succession…causing Leander to drop to both knees, simply from exhaustion. "I…fear….that the show must go on…without me, good Sir. I yield to you." The comment about fortune is not responded to…but the hand is taken as Leander is pulled to his feet. A bow is given…then the Giraldi heads for the sidelines…to claim a spot alongside a grey feline at a certain bench.

There is a blink of surprise as Clara catches the fact that Emilia just complimented Leander. "Well…yes. It seems he needs a bit more lessons in dancing on the field, rather than on the dancefloor. But…he did do well. Sir Elrick is a formidable opponent…and Sir Joffrey even more so." Yes…Clara just betrayed her knowledge of the two northerner knights. First names, even.

<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Samuel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Samuel attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Samuel has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Gabriel has been KO'd!

A light fluttery bit of a handwave is given back towards Dawn from Emilia. Emilia had shown her own turn of knowledge concerning the knights, even if for different reasons then Clara. "Of aye, they both of have a bit more of experience." Perhap just a brief glance to where the Giraldi has settled with Fritti. Before Emilia is watching the remaining bouts. A light turn of her hand motioning towards the battle between Evelyn and Gabriel, all the rather hard blow being exchanged before Evelyn seems to win out,"Have seen of her before, seems to be of improving each of tournament. Still needing of a bit of experience, but one of to watch, I am of thinking."

Joffrey moves once more to his starting mark for this round, offering a salute to Lillian after saluting the royals and the crowd once more. "Good luck to you, Sir. Let's do our kingdom proud, shall we?" And with that, he takes up his typical defensive stance, awaiting the signal to begin the fight.

In the end, a hit to his neck area brings Samuel down. He stays on the ground for a few moments, before he slowly rises to face his opponent. "Well struck, sir. Good luck in the rest of the contest," he offers, before he moves off to watch the rest from the sidelines, steps rather slow.

Another exchange occurs between Gabriel and Evelyn, and while Gabriel is able to get a few small cuts in here and there as well as one really solid blow, the l'Faust knight is able to ring his bell a few times with three solid hits in a row. Finally the last of them drops him to a knee and he nods. "Well fought." He gasps in between breaths. Grunting, he gets to his feet, salutes the woman, and then trudges off to get some more water. This was thirsty work.

The fight is long one, and Gabriel gets in a few light hits and dings, initially; more than what Evelyn can give. She does not give into haste, though, and it pays off; first in a rather wicked blow to the man's chest, and then a far more harsh to the chest again, with a final follow up against Gabriel's hand, even as she takes a hard hit to the abdomen after a rather hard blow in return from the Red Knight. Both Knights go down, briefly, but Evelyn is up first, sword at the ready. When she sees Gabriel slow in getting up, she knows she's won the round, and moves over to offer her hand to him. She is smiling. But not too much. "Sir Gabriel," is all she says at first. The statement is an offer, and an honorific. There is a pause, "Thank you for all you've taught me," she says, sincerely. "I wish you well in the rest of the duels." She moves to get her own water, before the next round. Seeing she faces Antonia, she nods to the Princess. "You got the best of me in the joust, Highness. Shall we now test our blades? It will be an honor." She inclines her head, readies herself.

"Sir Evelyn.", Antonia greets her opponent in the next round, inclining her head in the same moment she brings up the sword in salute. Rolling her shoulders a little, sensing the multitude of aching muscles and bruises, the blood cleaned from her face meanwhile witha handkerchief offered from a squire. "It is a pleasure to finally face you." Sentence number 32 in the book of effective tournament contest greetings, executed with the gravity that somehow does not really fit the glee in the pair of grey eyes of the princess. "May the better fighter win." Said before she exhales, fingers gripping the hilt of the tourney sord more tightly, bracing herself for this next round.

<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword but Joffrey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword but Lillian DODGES!
<COMBAT> Evelyn has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword but Joffrey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Jordan with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jordan attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword but Thaddeus DODGES!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Jordan has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Lillian attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Lillian with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Lillian has been KO'd!

Fate is both kind and cruel, it seems Evelyn is fated to have short-lived battles against the Princess, it's only two quick exchanges of blows. She gets up, after the hard hit taken, coughing a little, smiling nonetheless, telling Antonia, "You had the better sword, this day." But, she's not disappointed in the least. She knows where she'd made the error, and it won't happen to her again. She exhales, to look to see who she'll be competing against, next.

Another long match, and fairly even, as Joffrey squares off against Lillian l'Valdan. However, it seems clear after several exchanges that Joffrey's strikes are landing more solidly against Lillian than hers against him, even if she does still land many of those blows. Finally though, she falls, and after a salute and a few murmured words of encouragement and sportsmanship, Joffrey moves off to take a short breather before returning to the ring, offering up a third salute to his Good-brother, chuckling behind his helm, "Well, brother, forgive me if I hope for a slightly different outcome this time, but I'm sure it'll be a good bout nonetheless."

Gabriel admits, whoever is going to face Antonia in the finals has their work cut out for them. Woman was cutting a path through the competition. He shakes his head, getting that thought out of his mind. Rolling his shoulders, he comes onto the field and faces off against Joffrey again. "Why do we keep meeting up in these things? Aw well, I wish it was the final and Gwen could cheer us both on, but lets at least give her another good show, yes?" Saluting the man, he takes his stance and readies himself.

It seems her senses are finally in the state of high alertness, her arm meanwhile numb to the pain, as it executes moves that have been hammered into the muscles and sinews through more than a decade of training! And so she strikes home twice, in short succession, twice against Evelyn's chest, the second blow even more devastating than the first. But. The l'Faust's sword comes down on the left leg, sending waves of pain through Antonia's physique, she will endure with gritted teeth. Even so, the match is decided. "Sir Evelyn.", Antonia says as she inclines her head, "Well fought! Thank you. And yes… Fate seemed to be in my favor today." The worth of lessons, and every spar being one of them. Antonia seems to be relieved when she has a little time as her last opponent is to be decided yet, and she will use it to catch her breath, and watch the next pairing of Gabriel l'Saigner versus Joffrey t'Synclarre most attentively.

The last fights are going on, and Dawn Bazan's attention is on them as she rests her hand on her lap, quietlywatching the exchange of blows, of chivalry, and of derring do as the fights continue on.

Samuel grimaces a little at the sidelines as he watches the fights, sipping from something to drink. Shaking his head a litle as he mutters something to himself, he winces once, then turns to watch the fights happening now.

The break offered when he slips to the loser bracket is much needed for Elrick as he stays hydrated with a skin of water from his squire. Watching the duel between his fellow Circle knight and the Lord Marshal, it is obvious who the t'Tremaine was rooting for. But when the Lord Marshal was victorious, Elrick knows that he is in for another challenging fight. Rolling his shoulders a bit so that they do not stiffen up, the northern knight takes the tourney blade from his squire and heads towards the field as it is his turn. Eyes are focused once more as he looks across to the Lord Marshal of the South, Thaddeus.

<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword but Elrick DODGES!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword but Joffrey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Thaddeus with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Thaddeus attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Thaddeus has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Critical wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword but Joffrey DODGES!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Joffrey has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Joffrey attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Joffrey with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Gabriel has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Joffrey has been KO'd!

There is a mild twitch of Emilia's lips as the last of the Rivania's knights competing falls,"Good of fights. Though I am of sure Sir of Thaddeus will be much of hard upon of himself." Continuing on to watch and see just who is going to end up winning the event with the knights continuing to be pared down.

Well, this match gets off on the wrong foot as Joffrey seems unprepared for Gabriel's first attack. He recovers well enough, and fights back fiercely, but ultimately his best effort simply isn't good enough against the Red Knight, and so Joffrey's journey in these duels comes to an end when once again Gabriel manages to disarm him with a strike to his sword hand. "Well, it seems the pattern repeats." He retrieves his weapon and salutes Gabriel, "Now as terrible a thing as it may be to say, I do hope you manage to claim victory…even if it means besting one of our Princesses." He jests lightly, before moving off to the sidelines and removing his helm and coif, taking a good long drink of water while he watches the remainder of the fights.

It appears that Elrick is up to the challenge of facing a formidable opponent as the initial exchange he takes a blow to the mail coif but in return he is able to land a solid blow on the Lord Marshal's chest. Then a parry is made neatly, a light counter-blow struck in the same place. Seeing that he had the advantage, the t'Tremaine isn't one to let such an opportunity go, especially against a Southerner and he presses. A hard blow is landed on Thaddeus's left arm followed by a strike to the chest, then the midsection. This brings the Lord Marshal to his knees with the t'Tremaine Heir balling his empty hand into a ball as he silently celebrates his victory. He also looks over to where Jordan may be, to give the fellow Circle member a nod as if to say that his loss has been avenged.

Samuel smiles as he watches now, draining the last of his drink. There's a moment he turns to watch the people in the stands, doing so rather slowly, beforehe looks back to the fight at hand.

A nod from the redhead echoes Emilia's thought. "Yes….Thad will be rather besides himself for a while. Until he has something else to distract himself."

Raelyn watches the competition thin, and the fights continue to be as brutal. She exhales, then, shaking her head, "Well," she ventures to her sister, Clara, and Adrienne who sit near her, "At least we will have a very good chance of taking the archery competition," with a wry smile. She then says, "It may well be my last. Though, we'll see."

Evelyn, meanwhile, is watching the bouts with a critical eye; afterall, the men competing now each in their own way are her friends. But also the blockade in her way to combating against Antonia again. She's more than pleased at her showing in this Tourney, but her stillness suggests the woman is exerting careful control to not fidget, or overthink.

Gabriel matches Joffrey, cut for cut, thrust for thrust, the two of them exchanging a healthy back and forth. There is a moment there when Joffrey staggers him to the point where he has to take a knee, but recovering, he presses the attack further. Finally the two of them knock each other down. Giving a grunt, he rolls and gets up. "Good fight. -Good fight-." He clasps the man shoulder nodding. "I honestly don't know if I want to fight that Princess. She seems to be in a mood for putting people down today." Laughing, he lets Joff move off, and then he takes what rest he can as Elrick moves into position. "For Couviere, Elrick."

Dawn continues to quietly cheer as the brackets are narrowed down, the fighters thinning then, and the bouts getting more personal then as they seem to befinishing, her applause quiet as she watches.

Catching Raelyn's remark, Adrienne quirks a brow. "Your last…? Are you serious?", she inquires, the tone slightly astonished, her attention by now less engaged on the tourney field.

<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword but Elrick DODGES!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword but Gabriel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Gabriel attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Gabriel with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Elrick has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Gabriel has been KO'd!

Emilia nods to Raelyn,"Of course we will be of seeing, after of all, it will only be of your last if you manage to beat of me of again." A minor deadpan tease towards her sister. A faint tugging at the corners of her lips afterwards. "Though of aye, we have of a better of chance in of the archery." The odds did tend to often be more in their favour. Idly watching the fight going on as the final brackets are worked through. "After of all, Prince of Tristan might of surprise of us further in of this tournament and take of the archery of prize."

There is a soft giggle and a nod from Clara. "Of course Tristan will take it. He has the One's luck, as I heard." There is a light laugh, then the young lady leans back, keeping an eye upon the field. "Though, honestly, I feel it will be a Cassomir. One of the three besides me, in fact. I just sense it."

Stepping onto the field again, Elrick faces off with last year's Tourney Champion, shaking his arms a bit to keep the muscles loose. "That last duel between you and Lord Joffrey was a close one, a very good fight." As for Gabriel's words, the t'Tremaine nods and repeats them, "For Couviere." Then the duel is on. Blows are exchanged right from the start by both northern knights and then parries or dodges are made by both. At one point, Elrick falls for a feint from Gabriel and bites on a fake, only to dodge in time to avoid most of the hit. However, this also shifts his balance more than he had intended and after the light hit, he ends up on the ground. Elrick does have enough time to roll back onto his feet and get right back into the fight with a series of hard blows, enough that in the end, he was declared as the winner of the fight. "Damn Gabriel, that was a close one. But it was one that Couviere will certainly be proud of." A quick glance towards the two other knights that remain, Evelyn and Antonia before the t'Tremaine looks back to Gabriel, "I may envy you being able to rest on the side line while I go take more beatings from another Lady Knight."

Gabriel squares off with Elrick and the two exchange blows. After the first series of exchanges, Gabriel manages to come away with the advantage, forcing Elrick to regroup. He allows it, taking the moment to catch a breath and regroup himself. Once the man is back on his feet, he moves forward again and attacks. Elrick gets the first major hit in, but Gabriel is able to counter it. The next one that comes is countered as well and both men are staggerd. Giving Elrick a nod. "Good fight. Go give them hell, Elrick." He moves off to the sidelines to get water and then get out of the maile.

"Says the very modest Tracano Princess with the most exquisite bow, and her own renowned skills in archery," Adrienne comments dryly, towards Clara.

Antonia watches the match between her brother Elrick and the famed tourney champion of the year 1865, Gabriel l'Saigner attentively. It is a close match, and her left hand clenches into a fist when she sees her brother receive a hard hit that makes him stumble. Air leaves her lungs in a relieved exhale when it seems Elrick emerges as the winner, and Antonia's lips curve even more. Grey eyes flitting from her brother towards Evelyn, as they begin the match that will decide Antonia's opponent in the finale.

Evelyn nods to Elrick, "We both fought hard, and well to get here. Let us give them a good show, Sir Elrick." She half-smiles, nods again, and then sets herself to fight, caution again showing in her movements, as she weaves slowly in to engage the man for that second opportunity to redeem herself against Antonia.

<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Evelyn with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Evelyn attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Evelyn has been KO'd!

"It seemed of so when he entered of the bareknuckle, who of knew he had it in of him." Emilia waiting a beat before she adds,"Wonder of how his face is of doing." All the hits to his face and head! Noting to Adrienne,"You make of it sound like we should stop of helping her of train."

A glance back to Adrienne, and the Tracano flashes a soft smile. "Again…accusing me of false modesty. I told you the bow was obtained through the power of Tracano gold….and our little practice session was a rather unique affair, I would think." However, that smile is a bit wide to be all that modest. "Though….it was a good practice, wasn't it?"

"Indeed, Sir Evelyn, a good fight." Elrick says with a grin as he moves onto the field once more after another quick drink from the waterskin that his squire ran over to hand him. Once the duel begins, the t'Tremaine approaches, eyes fully focused once more as he runs on adrenaline now. The Lady Knight is certainly quicker but Elrick stands his ground as they both exchange good first blows. He remains relentless though, a tactic that appears to have been working, perhaps knowing that a long, drawn out battle will work against him. With three continuous solid strikes, Elrick comes out on top as he pumps his fist again to the crowd that watches, obviously pleased with another victory. Then an extended hand is offered to Evelyn to help her up, "Well fought, Sir Evelyn. You are a formidable opponent as usual."

Her hands are brought together in a genuine applause, as Antonia watches her brother Elrick defeat Evelyn in the match that decides him to be the winner - and so, when he approaches with his sword and maille she offers him a smile, this perhaps an odd mixture of fondness and pity. A few of those rolls of her shoulders executed before Antonia grabs her sword and raises it in salute. "And so we meet again, brother…" Her senses are alert, but they are both already showing some wear of the matches they had fought to reach this finale of the tourney duels. "Good luck." This meant for him or herself or maybe both… most probably the latter.

<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword but Elrick DODGES!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia has been KO'd!

Nadine cheers as Elrick triumphs over his sister in the next to last round of the night. It's probable that they'll be sharing his room tonight at the manse the l'Corren have rented.

And now it seems Elrick is getting the upper hand, not with one or two devastating blows, but with a series of strikes, aiming at diverse points of her body. Antonia grumbles a low curse through gritted teeth, even so, her grey eyes continue to gleam. "Will you hold still, little brother…?" She manages a few hits of her own, but the first round goes to Elrick.

"Indeed, we face each other again, Sister. Glory to our House and to the northern victory in this event." Elrick says with a pleased grin before offering Antonia a salute before their duel begins. Then the t'Tremaine Heir is moving purely on instinct, years of training and experience, and momentum now as he is still able to be nimble on his feet while remaining relentless in his attacks. He manages to land blow after blow, some glancing off of Antonia's armor but others striking true. Soon, he is able to break down her defense and claim the first win, one of two that he needs. Releasing a long and slow breath, Elrick offers his sister a nod as he moves to his side again, waiting for his sister to ready herself for the last round. "For Couviere!"

"I wouldn't say we are no longer to train with her," Adrienne replies to Emilia, her green eyes flitting from touched Cassomir to Tracano Princess. "And yes, I enjoyed that archery practice very much. I'd like to repeat it at some point." An exchange of glances there, between freckled Cassomir and Clara, a faint smile curling Adrienne's lips.

<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword but Antonia DODGES!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword but Antonia DODGES!
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elrick attacks Antonia with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antonia attacks Elrick with Tourney Sword - Moderate wound to Left Leg.
<COMBAT> Antonia has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Elrick has been KO'd!

"For Couviere," Antonia agrees, gathering her focus before they engage in the second round of exchanging blows. She gains ground on him, definitely, striking true more often than not, whilst reactivating her agility, muscles screaming as she evades one or two of his blows. But in the end it is a very close fight. Even so… when both fall to their knees, it is clear that Elrick has decided this second round in his favor. "Congratulations, brother," Antonia says in a murmur, lips curved, her eyes still gleaming. "That was a… splendid match. Ironic though, I would have to get knighted and take part in this tournament, to get myself once beaten by you…" Jest? Tease! But an oh so fond expression of sisterly affection. "t'Tremaine!!!", she calls, rising to her feet, joining in the cheer of the crowd.

With the last show downs completed, Emilia gives a glance towards Clara before her sister and cousin,"Seems it is time to be of moving of on." After having offered some mild sort of clap for the winner, it was only polite to do so. The cheering not quite as loud as had been earlier when the field was fuller. Many having departed after their favoured knights had fallen out. "Shall of we?" Already drifting to her feet to make way from the stands and gronds.

Dawn lightly rises up at the epic finale, her hands clapping until sore then as she looks through the throng of watchers to see if she can spot Broderick or Quentyn then, slowly rising up and over to make her way on down.

The final duel is just as long as the previous one between brother and sister, if not longer, and just as eventful. Digging into the reserves of his stamina for energy, Elrick tries to remain focused for this last round, having now seen his sister's style of attacks up close for two previous rounds. His start is a touch slow though as he wasn't able to bring his blade up for an attack before Antonia does, her movements quicker. Luckily for the t'Tremaine Heir, it glances off of the chainmail protecting his chest. That was a wake up call for Elrick, causing his adrenaline to surge through him once more. Multiple strikes are exchanged, landing, glancing off of armor, or parried but finding a second wind at the end, he was able to deliver a series of hard blows on his sister. First to the neck, then two to the chest has his opponent fall. However, a strike at to his leg also has him driven to a knee but in the end, he was declared the winner. It has been too long since he was able to bring the t'Tremaines another victory but he has done it, and the tourney is not over yet.

Exhausted, Elrick slowly rises to his feet and offers a weary smile for Antonia, "Thank you, Sister. Can't have a rookie knight take the victory now, can I?" Words of equal jest answered in turn and despite the usual proper behavior, the t'Tremaine Heir briefly embraces his sister before turning to the crowd with a fist raised proudly.

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