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The Free-for-All Part of the Rally and Free-for-All

This is the Free-for-All part of the Rally and Free-for-All! Because people kept being very worried that I was trying to kill everyone by hosting a free-for-all not in the training center. I always planned to parade over to the training center once the other two contests were done, but this way everyone knows! Yay!

Date

Feb. 2, 2018, 8 p.m.

Hosted By

Tikva

Participants

Victus Theron Cambria Cassima Aleksei Ainsley Galen Audric Rey Wash Brianna Magpie Jeffeth Reese Sorrel Cadenza Esoka Shard Luca Caspian Sabella Felicia Titania(RIP) Rinel Jessa Brogan Calaudrin Giulio Isabetta Alarissa

Organizations

Location

Arx - Ward of the Compact - The Training Center

Largesse Level

Grand

Comments and Log

Esoka

I'm still nursing my bruises, so I'm inclined to think the Grayson Free-for-All was a good one. I particularly enjoyed fleeing pies. Some of the pies. I got hit by a few of them, but it was all in good fun and my armor is none the worse for it now that it's gotten a deep cleaning.

It is well to clash with so many fine warriors and friends and allies, with true war on the horizon. I look forward to meeting the many fine blades of this city again in the upcoming Tournament of Gloria. May all our blades be guided in honor and good sportsmanship.


Victus has left the Benches.

Victus has joined the fighting grounds.

Jeffeth wields simple steel longsword.

Alarissa has left the Benches.

Alarissa has joined the Benches.

5 Thrax Guards, Bastian, the Reformed Rogue arrive, following Cassima.

Jessa has joined the fighting grounds.

Esoka wields Riversblood.

Titania wields Intricately forged ancient steel recurve bow.

1 Grayson Guardsmen have been dismissed.

Peaches, a lovely white war filly with a peach saddle have been dismissed.

Deliverance, an albino falcon have been dismissed.

Stormy, a silvery gray hunting hound have been dismissed.

Rascal, a hyper terrier have been dismissed.

Rosalie, a lady in waiting have been dismissed.

Felicia can't help but point at Theron as she heads onto the fighting field with the rest,"We fighting on the same side this time, my lord? Or shall I expect to have to stay clear of your blade again?" she calls his way with a grin.

3 Iron Guardsmen have been dismissed.

12 Thrax Elite Guards have been dismissed.

Audric saunters into the training center, an easy smile on the sellsword's face, multitude of swords slung across his back as normal. He produces a flask from somewhere, takes a pull, aaaand then is dragged, very begrudgingly, towards a bench. "I kind of want to make another ridiculous wager," he says, after a moment. "But I'm pretty sure if I -do-, people will just gang up on them to make sure I lose." He pauses a moment, then says, "...twenty five thousand silver on Magpie?"

Crow - Thraxian Steward have been dismissed.

Lilybelle - Fluffy Maine Coon have been dismissed.

Jessa wields a keen rubicund arming sword.

"This is the most tactical bakery! You can't call fakery! There are pies on the swords! Pie filling on the lords!" Sorrel begins singing as she enters the training grounds and pirouettes her way to the pit at the center in order to do the free-for-all. "A true martial delight! Come now, all, let's fight!"

Calaudrin wields an elegant rubicund longbow with reinforced tips.

"I don't have a team yet, Dame Felicia. It could be me, you, maybe Prince Luca if he's up to it, Master Wild," Theron considers the field with a lopsided grin. "Let's see..."

2 House Wyrmguard Guards have been dismissed.

Giulio tilts his head towards Sabella. "I am doing most well, thank you," he says, flashing the woman a white toothed smile. "I pray that you are doing well as well." There's a brief glance paid, however, towards Rinel, oddly enough. One brow lofts in consideration. "Well, now, that is... interesting," he muses, before settling down at one of the benches beside Cambria.

2 Grayson Guardsmen have been dismissed.

"What?? That's a really bad bet, Audric..." Magpie says, eying the man warily. "But, if I *do* win, I get half the winnings?"

2 Iron Guardsmen have been dismissed.

Ainsley has joined the fighting grounds.

Esoka has joined the fighting grounds.

Titania has joined the fighting grounds.

Audric grins at Magpie, all teeth. "Hell, man, if you win I'll give you four times that for the fun of it," he says, cheerfully. "Good luck!"

Gerard, an aristocratic secretary arrives, following Brianna.

Jessa laughs, applauding Sorrel's musical update of her 'tactical bakery' comment; she clearly considers it to be a vast improvement on the original.

"The rules for this free for all is ... there are no rules!" Tikva throws her arms in the air. "Except this: honor Gloria. You MAY fight in a team; you may not. Reese and Ainsley will fight as Graysons together, back to back! And if either of them is the winner, they may choose where we distribute our prize. And if you win, you get the prize yourself! Our prize? Six ingots of diamondplate, to be used as you might!"

"Ron-Ron, it's on." Luca calls aside toward Theron with a lopsided smirk, "FLASH. You're with us, Ron-Ron, and ... uh ..." The languid prince pauses with a lengthy sigh, "You'll need a nickname, Dame."

Alban has joined the Benches.



Cassima is here! It took her a longer time to get here, because she's carrying a baby and it's terrifying. She looks for Victus, look to step closer to him. Anyone she passes will overhear her whispering in sweet Astrid's ear: "Commodities and land investments are often considered the most lucrative for long term investments, but this is a folly my dear. We are Islanders, we know land is precious, but it also does not always pay off."



Magpie laughs, "Okay! You got it! I'll do my best!!" The smuggler wanders out to the dirt, drawing his little knife. He has no armor. But he does have a bandana and a very stylish jaunty hat.

Esoka does give her sword - an old but lovingly-maintained hand-and-half steel thing - a rub-down with a cloth after she reaches the training center. It's all well and good for /her/ to throw herself at people while wearing a thing coating of dessert, but she wants her weapon to be pretty. She scans the other combatants as she takes the field, flashing a broad grin back at Calaudrin. She positions herself near Jessa, perhaps curious how the Deepwood fights.

Cadenza had managed somewhat to clean up to get there but she looked to Caspian and....stared. Hmm. Does she? "Wait!" Looking to him she'd frown. "What better way to brush up than to get my..." Catching herself she would nod. "....than to get knocked down.

"Anyone wanna be on my team?!" Magpie calls, looking around the field.

One High Lord of Thrax likes these things and Alarissa, has been learning to tend to her husband. Down at the benches with the sole mercy, Alarissa watches and waits.

Brianna wields wicked wildfires one-handed waraxe with deer hide wrapped handle.

Aleksei looks a bit longingly at the gathering melee, but, in the end, he apparently opts for the benches, dropping into a seat next to Audric. "Put away the alaricite you cowards!" he hollers. Probably at Luca.

Aleksei has joined the Benches.

Alban has left the Benches.

Victus is off the back of having been on the receiving end of some very fun pie dodging and the like. Now without properly cleaning him up, he was pacing about the field. When Magpie makes his call though, he does clap him on the back. "Count me in."

Calaudrin seems inclined to try his hand at the sword in this, until he sees other people pulling longbows. He frowns faintly before he pulls his own free from his back. "Alright then." He nods his head and gets into position, grining at Esoka from his spot on the field.

Titania has left the fighting grounds.

Rinel gulps nervously as she looks around herself, her face paling slightly as the various lords and ladies take hold of their masterfully crafted weapons. Her slender fingers tighten around her spear, and as she focuses on the scrollwork engraved on the weapon her breath slows, and she looks up with a combination of fear and defiance.

A large hand sets down on Magpie's shoulder. "You're Mae-bug's boy aren't you?" Sir Jeffeth Bayweather is murmuring as he looks down at the man. "I grew up with her. Sir Jeffeth Bayweather." He thumps one fist to his breastplate. "I'm with you."

"You're just jealous of the curve of my sabre, Alley Cat," Luca defies the Archlector of Skald. Loudly.

"Hey, can I be on your team, too?" Sorrel calls over to Caspian, bouncing her way over to him with maybe a little too much energy.

Felicia laughs for Luca's words,"Well.. around the tower they call me the Wrecking Ball, but I don't think that's what you mean." she responds as she draws her sword, digging some pie out of her hair,"At least until the field's whittled down a bit, though, granted, I'm reasonably sure at least half the people here would be a nice challenge to beat." which doesn't dampen her enthusiasm in the slightest.

"Join up, Lady Wyrmguard," Theron draws Celebrant, the diamondplate sword with the blue sheen, from its sheath.

Lady Brianna Halfshav only shows up now. Not because she is a coward about pie, but because of other reasons. She doesn't wield alaricite, grinning slightly at the Archlector that shouts about it as she agrees with Aleksei, "Yeah, let's just all fight with our hands. Like real nobles." She tips a chin in greeting to Reese, calling lightly, "Ribbons." But she only moves around the ring to find a good place to start, alone.

Caspian looks back to Cadenza, smiling to the woman, telling her, "It's all in good fun." He shrugs to her from inside the fighting grounds. "Up to you." He looks over to Sorrel and dips his head. "I'm not against it."

Cassima has joined the Benches.

Cadenza has joined the fighting grounds.

Brianna has joined the fighting grounds.

Tikva has left the Benches.

Tikva has joined the Benches.

Rinel checked composure at difficulty 15, rolling 2 lower.

"I don't need to be jealous, I've got one of my own!" Aleksei hollers back to Luca.

Ainsley has donned his helmet. The pinksteel winged thing with the visor down. He makes his way out onto the field to wait for Reese. Unsnapping the guard on Threnody and pulling it free. It's held out, and he slowly rotates his wrist, before aiming the blade straight down. Waiting.

Magpie throws a grin to Victus, "Alright..." He'll give the man a friendly light punch to the shoulder. Jeffeth gets a more confused look, but then the man brightens. "Alright!! We'll be Team Tough Fuckers." He smirks. "Yeah. TTF."

Cadenza would nod then as she made her way to the fighting grounds. "Okay I'm in!" Laughing, she made sure her fox was set with her things but moved towards them. "Alright! Who wants me on their team?"

Titania wields Stormguard, a standard longbow.

Audric tips his head to one side, slightly, and then reaches up to draw Coinspinner off his back. "Hey, Theron!" he calls, flipping the sword around to offer the hilt out. "I can't possibly let things stay uneven. Not in my nature."

Strolling into the Training Center in time for the Free For All, Brogan wears a large smile and chuckles as he sees the gathered crowd, and takes a drink from a flask he has on hand. He leans over the edge of the fighting grounds to see if there are any familiar faces.

Rinel begins to hyperventilate slightly, her eyes wide and flicking quickly between all of the contestants. She shrinks back to a corner of the fighting grounds and attempts to look inconspicuous. Her knuckles are white where they clench her weapon's shaft.

Caspian gets A steel barbute with rounded spikes along the dome from A simple leather backpack.

Theron grins at Audric, approaching him to take Coinspinner with a bow of his head.

"Shockingly close to DTF. That's where the lil dagger thing comes in, right?" Victus asks the the man, steadying his gaze upon this Jeffeth fellow. "You're a big one too. Stand close the front and we'll be winnin' this in no time."

Theron wields Coinspinner, a wickedly sharp alaricite long sword.

Titania slips her cloak off and puts in on one of the benches and pulls her bow from her back and moves down onto the fighting ring.

Audric says, "Try not to break it, eh?" He grins, leaning forward and taking another drink from his flask.

Cadenza wields Striker, a black steel battle short sword.

3 Iron Guardsmen have been dismissed.

Titania has joined the fighting grounds.

Ted, a melodramatic twenty something have been dismissed.

Brianna slowly removes her hairpins, then shrugs out of her pauldron, then her jacket, then her gloves, then her boots-- She stops there. She leaves her pants on. With her simple one-handed axe made of only steel, she eyes the array of weapons before her until she moves into a defensive position.

"Oh, you wound me so, BLESSED ALEKSEI." Luca loosens the peace-ties on the sabre at his hip, unsheathing Viper's Soul. He spins the pommel in hand, adjusting his grip before he holds the blade down and away from himself, prepared.

"Shall we fight together, Lady of Deepwood?" Esoka asks Jessa, with that big flash of a grin. "If this is anything like the last free-for-all, it will be a press. But I'll guard your back until I cannot anymore." A glance around the field as she notes some wielding alaricite. It just makes her bark a laugh, and pat her own steel blade. "We shall see how far this can go."

Jeffeth smirks a little at Victus. "All these nobles have very fancy weapons." He draws his simple steel sword with very little adornment. "And they're quick on their feet." He leans in to Magpie and Victus. "I suggest we corner one of the quick ones and take them down fast." Jeffeth murmurs lowly.

Caspian reaches into his backpack to pull out his helmet and put it on, strapping it to his head, looking over to Cadenza with a smile. "Hope you've been praticing." He looks over to Victus and Magpie, then back to Theron, "Looks like Victus is forming his own team. This is going to be a crazy fight."

"I don't think this breaks, my Lord, but I'll do my best effort." Theron winks at Audric, salutes him with the alaricite weapon and heads back to the fighting pit. "Well then," he reaches out to clasp Caspian on the shoulder, then Sorrel. "Iron Wall."

Sorrel salutes Theron brightly, dancing her way over with a cheerful little spin. "Do we have a plan? Is there a plan? Do we just fiercely attack the people who aren't on our team?" she wonders, all but bouncing on her toes.

Peaches, a lovely white war filly with a peach saddle have been dismissed.

Jessa draws her rubicund sword as she settles onto the fighting field -- still covered in pie guts from the earlier fight. With a smile, she nods to Esoka. "You watch my back, and I'll watch yours. And perhaps we'll stand a small chance of making it through at least the first bit of the combat."

Stormy, a silvery gray hunting hound have been dismissed.

1 Grayson Guardsmen have been dismissed.

Gerard, an aristocratic secretary have been dismissed.

Deliverance, an albino falcon have been dismissed.

Rascal, a hyper terrier have been dismissed.

"That's what my Pecker's for, Victus." Magpie says with a snicker, then leans in to mutter quietly with the other two men.

Felicia can't miss Brogan, not at his height, she raises a hand in greeting to him with a bright grin,"The amount of alaricite on this field could blind the unwary." she offers to those closest to her, not that she seems concerned about her chances with her own simple steel stamped with the heraldry of the King's Own.

Cadenza raised her brow at Caspian then pouted. "Well fine then. I see how it is." Folding her arms she'd then feign disappointment. "I shall fight alone!!!" Laughing then she'd nod. "And get knocked out I"m sure. I'm defenseless."

Theron whispers a battle plan real fast with his fellow conspirators, a lopsided smile, before looking over to Felicia. "You still short of a team, Wrecking Ball?"

Aleksei considers Luca with a narrowed gaze, then Audric when he lends Coinspinner to Theron. Then he cups his hands around his mouth. "Sir Jeffeth! Do you want to borrow a finer blade to represent the Faith with?"

Caspian gives a confirming nod over to Theron, but doesn't say more, and instead spins his dagger in hand. He laughs, then beckons Cadenza. "Come on then. I'm teasing you," he says, looking to the others. "Is it fine if she joins us?"

Tikva laughs and goes, "Oh, sporting!"

Titania looks to her bow and wrinkles her nose some, she looks around at everyone on the field her ocean blue eyes looking each one over as she studies them.

"Felicia! My brother is a lovely fellow that you should definitely team up with," Giulio calls out, catching Felicia's gaze for a moment. Hell, it might work.

"My lady, I would never leave someone on their own," calls Brianna towards Cadenza, despite not recognizing the woman. "I had planned on fighting on my own, but my team is better than /his/." She grins towards Caspian, as he offers as well.

Glancing up, Jeffeth turns from his conspirators to Aleksei. "That would be most welcome." The big man calls out strolling over to Aleksei.

"Yes! Come join us Cadenza!" Sorrel calls, motioning the woman over. "Bring your friend, too!"

"Hit the ones that aren't on our side. Repeat as needed," Luca tells Sorrel, and he does seem to pause - seriously - for a good gods' blessed moment in order to switch out blades. It's guilt-driven. But, he'll never admit to it.

Zavi have been dismissed.

At the raised hand, Brogan lifts his own back to Felicia, but remains quiet as he watches the individuals split up into various groups.

Luca gets a single-edged sword with a long, graceful curve and a circular guard of twining metal serpents from a black double looped sword belt with purple embellishments.

Reese is here, having joined the parade of those heading here. She heads into the fighting rink, seemingly getting ready to fight. She moves over to stand by Ainsley.

Reese gets Dazzler, a leaf-bladed short sword from a backpack adorned with delicate roses.

Luca wields a single-edged sword with a long, graceful curve and a circular guard of twining metal serpents.

Snickering she'd sashay her way toward Brianna then laughed. "Come on! Let's improve his team then." Waving her over she'd turn back towards Caspian, Sorrel and crew! Cadenza grined.

Reese wields Dazzler, a leaf-bladed short sword.

Isla, a small silver fox have been dismissed.

Reese has joined the fighting grounds.

Felicia's attention turns towards Giulio at his call out, then back to Theron,"Hey, I asked first... what are you talking about do I have a team yet? Or are you saying I need to go find one?" she asks with a loft of her brow.

"No, no, you're on my team, then. Come here," Theron beckons Felicia over, and tells her the plan as well.

Rinel glances at Reese's weapon and smiles despite herself. "I like your sword's design, Your Highness!" she calls out.

Audric lets out a little snort, then smirks at Aleksei. "See, now we've started a tradition," he says, dryly.

Reese wields Devotion, a silvery pink alaricite short sword.

Tikva laughs. "So generous."

"But then, how shall I try to beat up Prince Luca?" Brianna muses, though she follows. She greets Sorrel and Luca and Caspian with the quick flash of a smile, though she warns Luca specifically, "Once we've wiped everyone else out, you and me, ok?"

Aleksei stands and unstraps Chainbreaker, the Sword of the First Choice, from his hip. Because this is what the symbol of his office should be used for. He grins a bit when Jeffeth approaches and hands over the sword. "I'd say don't break it, but it'd sure be tough to."

Jeffeth wields Chainbreaker, the Sword of the First Choice.

Felicia cheekily blows a kiss Brogan's way before she heads over to Theron, nodding her head for his words and grinning broadly as she flicks her braid back over her shoulder,"Right. Sounds good." she nods firmly.

The Knight of Solace looks down at the weapon with arched brows. Surely never having wielded a weapon of such quality. Turning the weapon in his hand, Sir Jeffeth quickly bows back at the waist to the man. "I will do my all to do it justice." He murmurs in his bow. He is then turning to rejoin the sands, swinging the blade as if to test the weight. Sir Jeffeth arrives back in the ring, looking over everyone.

Caspian motions Theron, Sorrel, and Felicia to Cadenza and Brianna. "This is Princess Cadenza and..." He looks to Brianna specifically. "I don't think we've met before? I'm Caspian Wild."

The large Northman laughs and winks at Felicia as she heads towards Theron, and Brogan raises a hand in greeting to the Lord as well. Standing at the edge of the Pit, he takes another drink from that flask, eyes falling on a few more familiar faces.

"You'll get to beat him up, no problem," Sorrel offers cheerfully to Brianna, grinning at the woman easily.

Wash has joined the fighting grounds.

"Brianna Halfshav," answers the woman with a quick grin, reflected in iced blue eyes as she tips a chin towards Caspian.

A fight has broken out here. Use @spectate_combat to watch, or +fight to join.

2 Kennex corsairs wakes up.

Titania has left the fighting grounds.

2 Kennex corsairs have been dismissed.

"I should have gotten high. Think there's time for me to light up some Haze?" Magpie asks of Victus and Jeffeth.

A fight has broken out here. Use @spectate_combat to watch, or +fight to join.

"Iron Wall! Form up!" Theron calls out, wielding the Coinspinner in a defensive stance.

Reese is standing close to Ainsley and murmuring softly with him, possibly going over secret battle plans!

Wash takes moderate damage.

Wash takes minor damage.

Wash checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 33, rolling 11 higher.

Wash remains capable of fighting.

Wash checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 66, rolling 41 lower.

Wash checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 33, rolling 2 higher.

Wash remains alive, but close to death.

Wash falls unconscious.

Calaudrin takes minor damage.

Rinel takes very serious damage.

Shard slips in, moving quietly. Her eyes are on the combat, and she gives it a very, very wide berth as she moves for the benches.

Shard has joined the Benches.

Ainsley tilts his head toward Reese and gives a small nod of his head. Then he moves in together with the pink princess. Brianna and Cadenza are on him as he moves in, attempting to get at Victus but fighting Magpie in his way. He parries away Brianna's blade, and uses a gauntlet to absorb Cadenza's blow, but misses Magpie with his swing. "Reese?" He shifts to make sure he hasn't lost sight of her.

Brogan has joined the Benches.

Rinel checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 5, rolling 17 higher.

Rinel remains capable of fighting.

Victus takes serious damage.

Esoka takes minor damage.

Victus takes moderate damage.

Victus takes moderate damage.

Titania moves along behind Ainsley and Reese watching as people start to attack and she starts to knock arrows and shoot from behind them, team work yo!

Reese has her silvery pink blade drawn. She attempts to attack Victus, but Wash bravely gets in the way and Reese ends up attacking him instead. She looks over to Ainsley, giving her cousin a brief smile that touches her blue eyes. She then goes for Victus again, managing to hit the Thrax High Lord this time.

Look, Brianna thought she had a good shot at Ainsley just for a second. She did not, but she tried. She grins towards the Grayson prince before she is back onto the plan of her little group, attacking Victus even as he dodges her.

Esoka sticks close to Jessa as the fight begins, though she lets the woman take Rinel on her own. Her /own/ initial target is that line of Graysons, who she flies toward in a rush. She tries to keep half an eye on Calaudrin with his bow, to run some defense.

"Estardes!!!" Magpie yells out, going after the Iron Guard. Then there's someone coming after him. The smuggler doesn't look *so* surprised when Ainsley comes after him, but maybe he was expecting it because he jumps to the side. Then he swings back at the prince, but Reese is in the way. "MOVE! .. Your highness."

Wash gives ground defensively before an onslaught of blows, trying to buy time for Victus to work, but at some point he has to meet force with force and his skill is not enough to turn every blow. Fortunately, his attackers pull their blows enough that he lies dazed on the ground, bell rung.

"You move!" Ainsley informs Magpie, as he tries to jockey around the man and get at Victus. Only to find that his blade goes wide. "Gods, what-- where the hell did he go?" He turns trying to track Victus.

"Oh now -this- tactic looks familiar..." Victus calls out, namely to Reese, after he's taking a barrage of attacks after Wash's valiant sacrifice. Though he bobs and weaves through quite a few, there's only so much the large man could stick it out for before he's taking some damage himself. "Come on then!" He calls to his attackers as he holds his axe steady.

Tikva is overheard praising Wash for: A bold try in honor of Gloria. Someone must fall first, but he'll rise again and fight another day!

Rinel is blindsided by Jessa's onslaught, and the scholar's frantic attempt at a parry is almost wholly useless. Rinel slams into the ground and scrabbles to her feet desperately, just in time to receive another monstrous blow. She gasps in pain, staggering, but manages to remain standing by leaning heavily on her spear. The woman slowly gets back into position, eyes narrowed at Jessa, her breathing rapid.

Calaudrin just about sighs when Magpie comes at him. "What is your problem..." He mutters before getting out of the way and finding someone else to direct his attention to. Like Jeffeth. He highly appreciates Esoka protecting him, because he is very flimsy.

"IRON WALL! HUMAN WAVE!" Theron commands an attack on... Victus. He raises Coinspinner just as Wash starts to step in to protect the High Lord. He grins, launching an attack at Wash that likely knocks the Kennex back on their attempt to get to the Thrax. Jeffeth comes to attack him so he parries the strike, winks at the man and gestures to Luca.

Taking a blow against his armor, Jeffeth shrugs it off. "Sorry, was followin' his lead. Don't even know you!" The big man calls to Calaurdin before falling in line with Magpie and Victus. The big man looks for another target though when Calaudrin seems to focus on him he shrugs. "Well, alright then."

Jessa moves towards a nearby target -- someone who has that slender look of a quick, agile fighter. Those are, in Jessa's experience, often dangerous in a fray like this. And so she's landed two blows before she realizes her target doesn't even have /armor/ on; raising her sword, she takes a step back and blinks at the woman. "Gods above!" The Deepwood noble looks reluctant to attack further, given her opponent's state. And so she turns her attention towards a new target: the one who attacked her partner last.

Titania takes very serious damage.

Victus takes minor damage.

Victus takes minor damage.

Victus checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 11, rolling 69 higher.

Victus remains capable of fighting.

Titania checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 35, rolling 6 higher.

Titania remains capable of fighting.

Luca is practically dancing in place like an excited puppy, cinnamon-brown eyes wide and as bright as the crooked grin taking over his mouth, "Bayweather!" The peppy Lycene calls out to Jeffeth.

Felicia's trying to keep an eye on Cadenza, it seems, not that it stops her from striking at Victus when the opportunity presents, the knight content to stap on the defensive for now and take what opportunities she can with a broad grin etched on her face. There's nods, absent things, for words said, but her attention is largely on the battle at large.

For a moment, Brianna is just surveying the field. She is not, at all, trying to conserve energy while her new team is taking out opponents. Then she grins, swings her axe up and offers to Victus: "How are you feeling, your grace?"

The big man grunts. Moving both hands to his sword, the large knight sighs lightly as he anticipates the next wave going on him. Jeffeth glances over to Magpie, smirkling lightly. "TTF."

Esoka feels the faint swipe of an arrow her way, while she's blocking. She answers it by /charging/ in that direction. As much blunt, fast-moving object as sharp blade. While rushing, she parries other blows directed her way, that toothy smile now practically splitting her face. This is getting fun.

Ainsley keeps an eye on Reese and where she is at all times, though he goes after Victus... and so it seems to all else. "You good, Reesie?" He asks, as he moves to her left, gauging the fight around him. "Countess Fireviper?" A tilt of his head is given, "Reese, help me guard her."

"Keep up the pressure!" Theron manages to land a strike on Victus, whirling away from the attacks by his team-mates as they also strike the High Lord. This, apparently, pleases him.

Rinel looks around the room, wild-eyed, panting. Her eyes narrow on a target, and she breaks into a run...

"One." Victus weaves out of the way of one attack. "Two." Another clash of steel. "Three." A sidestep. "Four." That one catches him, catches him good in the side and he stumbles with a toothy grin. "Euurgh. Five." The big man moves fast! "Six, seven." One of those attacks breaches his defenses, leaving the High Lord staggering back again. "Eight. Nine." And another two deflections, just barely keeping his guard up. "Nine. Nine of you!" He shouts to the other combatants. "And you're /still/ having trouble? I said COME ON!" Though his grin is becoming stained with blood, his voice certainly isn't going out apparently.

Rey is definitely not enjoying this spectacle, but here she is, waiting for someone braver than her to get the injured off the field.

Jeffeth takes serious damage.

Victus checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 50, rolling 28 higher.

Victus remains capable of fighting.

Victus checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 55, rolling 21 higher.

Victus remains capable of fighting.

Victus checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 60, rolling 1 lower.

Victus checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 28, rolling 33 higher.

Victus remains alive, but close to death.

Victus falls unconscious.

Titania checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 76, rolling 40 lower.

Titania checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 41, rolling 4 lower.

Titania is incapacitated.

Titania falls unconscious.

Reese looks over to Ainsley, giving him a nod. "I'm good." She says in Ainsley's direction. Upon hearing his words she starts to guard Titania, taking a defensive postion over her.

Luca wields Viper's Soul, an elegant two-handed alaricite sabre.

"No offense friend, but I wouldn't follow Master Grayhope's lead!" Calaudrin calls across the knight of solace after he gets his hit in. Afterwards, he picks a different target. Spreading the love.

Rinel leaps at Reese, thrusting her spear at her tutor and hitting nothing but air as her erstwhile target flows out of the way like a leaf on the breeze. The scholar tumbles to the ground with an audible "oof."

Luca warbles, painfulle off-key. "I thought that I heard at very distinct 'come at me,' from somewhere --" a gesture with his chin "-- over --" a wider smile. "There."

Titania nods her head to Ainsley as she gets him pretty good but she has been hit harder she trained with Victus and Abbas so she shakes it off and aims for her next shot and lets lose. But even Ainsley and Reese at her sides its hard to keep her from being hurt and down she does go.

"How are you doing that?!" Magpie yells as Reese easily dances out of the way. Then he groans when he sees Victus go down and groans. "Fuck.. Well, now we're Team Fucked." He looks around, a worried look on his face and he considers a target, his blue eyes falling back on Calaudrin. "Hey!! I'm perfectly fine to follow!!"

Brianna says loudly, with overblown honor, as she promises Dame Esoka, "My darling, I will not attack you, even if you should prepare yourself." She also grins in greeting to Esoka as she says it.

Victus counts along again and it doesn't take nine separate strikes, instead it takes eight! The final blow being dealt by Princess Reese herself which drops him to his knees, holding onto his axe for support. "Get... Get..." The blood-stained High Lord holds up a hand weakly. "... Get Magpie." And with that he's clutching at the sands to start rolling himself out of harm's way.

Alarissa's moving from the benches where she was sitting, lifting dark skirts so she can go help with patching up that husband and cousin of hers. "Mercy Rey. Do you have Countess Fireviper?"

Tikva cheers for Brianna's show of honor, clapping her hands.

Magpie looks over at Victus, "You asshole!!" He shouts.

Esoka throws back her head and lets out a happy yell at Brianna, offering her a knight's salute with her blade across the field. A quick one. Before she gets back to work.

Ainsley shifts to put himself between Titania's the oncoming tide. He steps before Victus and parries away the man's blade, but while he's busy blocking Victus, Jessa is getting behind him and tat Titania. He steps back toward Reese once more and murmurs to her.

Reese peeks over to Rinel, having a smile for her. "Oh, you are learning." She murmurs after darting to the side of her blow. She then gives Luca a playful smile. She then turns to Magpie, giving him a grin and she starts in his direction.

Once people start carrying the injured off the field, Rey grabs her medical bag and gets to work. It's triage to start out with; she works quickly, humming little snatches of music under her breath, checking pulses, listening to breathing. Once she's sure nobody's going to die, she goes to take a closer look at Wash.

Jessa tries to move to get in a solid strike on the archer who shot at Esoka earlier. When Titania goes down, the Deepwood noblewoman turns her attention back to follow Esoka's lead once more -- her attention snaps now towards Sorrel, who her comrade last struck at.

Reese seems to change targets!

Wash has left the fighting grounds.

Magpie takes serious damage.

Esoka takes serious damage.

Esoka takes moderate damage.

Jeffeth takes moderate damage.

Esoka takes minor damage.

Victus has left the fighting grounds.

Victus has joined the Benches.

Calaudrin frowns when Esoka seems to come under a flurry of attacks, perhaps aimed for her, perhaps aimed for him! Hard to tell. So he starts aiming his attacks at some of those people. But which one!

"Dame Greenblood!" calls Ainsley, as he follows with Reese, apparently the two Grayson royals are going after Calaudrin now... "You're in the way, so sorry!" And then his blade is brought down at her.

"Ooooh, going after her betrothed! Oooooh!" Tikva hollers at Ainsley and Reese.

Calaudrin takes minor damage.

Esoka takes minor damage.

Esoka takes minor damage.

Esoka takes minor damage.

Esoka takes moderate damage.

Wash has joined the Benches.

"Hold onto your pink, precious Ribbons," Luca blows a kiss toward Reese, giving the Grayson Princess a wink before he turns continues to shift his focus between combatants - torn between Jeffeth and Esoka. Eventually he makes a decision.

Brianna keeps pressure-- on Jeffeth. She is getting hits, dancing in and connecting, but failing to do any damage to the man.

Starting to get a flurry of blows, Jeffeth is no expert at deflecting these attacks. He simply wades through them trying to push people aside as he pushes his attack. So many swings fly his way, and there is no one clear single target. So he decides to bear down on one.

Having decided that Esoka is the bigger threat, Theron waves his sword in a direction and advances towards Esoka, quick footwork to have him dash towards the powerful knight and launch a flurry of blows at her.

Calaudrin moves out of the way of several of his attackers, side-stepping them pretty deftly. He meets trouble in the form of Reese and Ainsley, taking a hit from them both before he jumps back out of the way. There's a warning shot fired off at Ainsley before he attempts to get out of the fray.

Rinel attempts once more to hit Magpie, but landing a strike is like catching the moon. She drops back and seeks out a new target.

Esoka finds herself facing /many/ blades. Some of which she's more successful at deflecting than others. A snort, to Ainsley. "I came to fight, your highness! I need no apologies on the field." Still, she backs off blocking for Calaudrin some. She needs to lick her wounds some. She looks around the field in a slow circle at her many opponents. Almost diving at one at random. It's toward Theron her blade goes this time, since he seems so game.

Felicia's defensive, for her, a strike against Esoka, one against Jeffeth... then she finds that there's a threat that's decided to come after her in the form of Jessa. There's a salute from her for the Lady Deepwood, the redhead shifting to face the other woman with delight.

Caspian takes moderate damage.

Jessa takes minor damage.

Calaudrin takes very serious damage.

Calaudrin takes moderate damage.

Felicia takes serious damage.

Ainsley grins at Esoka, even as he dodges out of the way of Calaudrin's warning shot. "You do Gloria proud, Dame Esoka." Then he's weaving forward, pressing after Calaudrin, grinning at the man. "C'mon, Cal, fight me!" ...which wins him a rather hefty smash to his rubicund armor... that's gonna dent!

"You mad or something? I steal a patrol that you like? Spill ink on your paperwork to Silas?" Calaudrin asks Ainsley, firing off another shot that dinks his armor. Then Reese is hitting him. "Ow!" That hurts. His choices at the moment are fight Reese or Ainsley and since the other man is INVITING HIM to...

Titania has joined the fighting grounds.

Jordal, a bodyguard have been dismissed.

Sorrel is having a fairly good time, grinning brightly. She looks to her teammates eagerly. "Let your blades sing to the gods!" she calls across the field.

Luca's weaving through, around, skipping a few circles with a twirl of the sabre in his hand as he presses his advantage - still moving forward on Jeffeth, "Bayweather, you're doing Gloria and the Faith proud!"

"We just know we have to take you down quick, if we want to win, Master Calaudrin." Reese says even as she gets ready to try and attack him once again.

Rinel falls back and watches the fight intently. Her eyes dart back and forth between the contestants. The scholar is still. A moment of clarity--a sudden rush of movement. As Felicia attacks Jessa, Rinel rushes forward, muscles cording in her slender frame as she spins her spear around and slams the shaft of it into the woman's back. Utterly unsporting.

Jessa takes minor damage.

Jessa takes minor damage.

Ainsley takes minor damage.

Felicia takes minor damage.

Jeffeth takes moderate damage.

Esoka takes minor damage.

Titania has left the fighting grounds.

Theron takes Esoka's attack, though he doesn't reel from it; she dodges his strike, though, and he laughs, flashing her a grin.

Titania has joined the Benches.

Esoka trades a quick blow with Theron but, when she sees Jessa tangling with Felicia, it's there she moves. She's limping a touch, but she fully intends to go down swinging.

Titania comes walking over to the benches a bit of a limp nothing to serious, "May I sit with you?" she asks of Victus and co.

"Lady Deepwood, you do dance di-vine-ly," Luca murmurs as he switches targets, again. From Jeffeth to Jessa to Jeffeth to -- who knows at this point.

"Ah, the ever honorable action of tag-teaming another opponent with lesser weapons and armor. By all means, go ahead princess." Calaudrin replies to Reese with a crooked smile before letting off another round of arrows and dodging blows from the Grayson pair.

Brianna is following orders! She attacks Jessa now, even as more members of her newly found party that may or may not be called the Salacious Seven also attack the lady.

Jeffeth raises a brow as he passes Luca, swinging at Caspian. Taking a blow from Sorrel he grunts, tottering to the side. He picks himself up quickly still looking after Luca, unsure as whether the man was being sarcastic or not. He finally glances at Sorrel frowning lightly. "Alright, alright."

Calaudrin checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 4, rolling 110 higher.

Calaudrin remains capable of fighting.

Rinel checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 8, rolling 26 higher.

Rinel remains capable of fighting.

Jeffeth checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 10, rolling 41 higher.

Jeffeth remains capable of fighting.

When Jessa moved to go after a target earlier, Felicia got in the way -- now, it seems, the Deepwood woman and the knight are entangled in a back and forth, with Esoka joining in on the fray. Still, Luca's comment earns a fierce, joyous smile in answer. "Why thank you, your highness; though I'm afraid I'm a far better dancer on this floor than a ballroom." But then she finds herself all but besieged by Brianna and Felicia working together, and her attention soon snaps back that way.

Magpie watches Jeffeth take a beating. "Ouch! Hang in there, teammate!" He calls, grimacing. Then he gives up trying to hit Ainsley and swipes at the next nearest target.

Cadenza had been so busy going with the wave and finally was focusing. A smirk was on her lips the entire time as she went after each person she figured was next best target. It had been a long time since she had this much fun it would seem.....still with pie in her hair.

Attack one, get hit from the other direction. Attack that one get hit from the other direction. It's enough to frustrate a big old bear. And soon this big old bear is struggling to keep himself upright. Jeffeth staggers as he gets attacked from opposing directions, finally lashing out in a desperate swing.

Rinel frowns when Esoka parries her attack with ease, and turns just in time to see Cadenza coming at her! The scholar yelps in surprise and escapes with only a nasty thump to the side.

Reese hesitates for a moment and the more empathic might gather that she almost changed targets at Calaudrin's words, but then she continues onwards still going for the guardsman commander. She loks over to Jeffeth and winces, but gives him a smile.

Jessa takes minor damage.

Jeffeth checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 19, rolling 33 higher.

Jeffeth remains capable of fighting.

Jeffeth checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 28, rolling 8 higher.

Jeffeth remains capable of fighting.

Calaudrin checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 45, rolling 21 higher.

Calaudrin remains capable of fighting.

Theron continues with the Salacious Seven's initiative at attacking Esoka, maintaining the pressure on the Dame without minding it too much. As she appears to parry a large amounts of their attacks, he laughs. "You /are/ a tough one!"

Calaudrin takes a rather impressive hit from Reese as the pair keep coming at him. "Of course, no. By all means. Continue. Prove to everyone that you want to win." It might be sarcasm or just him obnoxiously egging her on. He doesn't exactly lay down on the ground and take a nap. He staggers from the blow, regains his footing and continues.

Calaudrin checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 102, rolling 51 lower.

Calaudrin checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 61, rolling 22 higher.

Calaudrin remains alive, but close to death.

Calaudrin falls unconscious.

Jeffeth checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 41, rolling 1 higher.

Jeffeth remains capable of fighting.

Jeffeth checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 84, rolling 46 lower.

Jeffeth checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 47, rolling 14 higher.

Jeffeth remains alive, but close to death.

Jeffeth falls unconscious.

Felicia takes moderate damage.

Jessa takes minor damage.

Victus gestures for Titania to sit. Well, sort of. He makes a noise of approval and vaguely waves his hands which should be telltale enough.

Black meets green as Cadenza's sword glances off Rinel's spear. Rinel grins, eyes bright as she wheels to counterattack--and is promptly stopped by Felicia, who effortlessly swats aside her weapon. The scholar's grin becomes more a baring of teeth.

Three! Three on Felicia! The redheaded knight laughs as she steps off slightly to grant herself more room in which to wield that great sword of hers, her attention on Jessa, certainly, for all that she endeavors to keep Esoka and Rinel where she can see them, in the least.

Esoka flashes that grin of hers to Theron. She answers in nothing but a barked laugh, but it communicates, 'Damn straight I am' well enough. There is a glance back at Calaudrin as he's pressed, and she offers him a quick salute. "Gloria be with you, my love!" Under all of that.

Reese's cheeks are bright as the ribbons in her golden locks. She looks all conflicted! Calaudrin's words seem to be effecting her.

"You're amazingly sturdy," laughs Luca as he grins merrily at Jeffeth. No, he is perfectly bright - and genuine. The duelist prince dances away from the very large knight, offering him a bow of his head. "Well fought!" Next, it's time to round on Esoka.

Luca wields a single-edged sword with a long, graceful curve and a circular guard of twining metal serpents.

Another few swings and Sir Jeffeth Bayweather is staggering. Though as he continues to get pummeled he lets out a roar. Feral and primal as he continues to withstand more blows. Finally letting his guard down altogether and taking a few strikes freely. And then Luca hits him over the head and he falls back. He's not roaring anymore.

Alarissa has left the Benches.

5 Thrax Guards, Olenna, Pellinor, Duchess, a graceful greyhound leave, following Alarissa.

And then? Magpie stands alone for his team. He gives Jeffeth a little salute as he goes own, then adjusts his jaunty hat and makes another careful poke at Jessa.

Cadenza would grin eyes with Rinel. Smirking she would blow her kiss as they pushed. But that was soon ending as she winked before turning and running after her next target. "Next time, hm?"

Rinel begins to chant an country Oathlands hymn to Gloria. She is only slightly off-key, but her rhythm is excellent!

Jessa takes minor damage.

Jessa takes serious damage.

Esoka checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 38, rolling 67 higher.

Esoka remains capable of fighting.

Esoka checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 80, rolling 4 lower.

Esoka has rolled a critical success!
Esoka checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 44, rolling 64 higher.

Esoka remains alive, but close to death.

Esoka falls unconscious.

Ainsley calls to Reese as he goes, "Press on, Reese. None Greater!"

"You can do it, Magpie!" The bloodied Victus calls from his position on the benches, no doubt irritating the mercies that are trying to keep him still. "Use your Pecker!"

Jessa watches Esoka drop with a wince, but can barely spare the attention for her fallen comrade. The Deepwood noblewoman is definitely flagging now, as she tips her head in acknowledgment to Felicia; her opponent is the more skilled fighter, and she knows it -- especially with others at her side. But it seems she, too, will go down fighting, as she raises her sword for another assault.

"Salacious Seven!" Theron shouts out as he tries to swing at Esoka, only to come up at-- empty air? Or rather, the sword ends up clashing with Ainsley's. He looks confused for a moment, and grins, withdrawing back to his group.

Rinel flushes crimson at Cadenza's little taunt, her song dying in the rush of embarrassment, but she lets the noble proceed without chase. Instead, the scholar retreats once more, trying to decipher the ebb and flow of combat like the grammar of an ancient text.

Rey has bandaged enough fighters up before that she knows not to expect them to keep still. She manages to keep wrapping even with Victus moving his arm around. Practice with stubborn patients FTW!

Reese murmurs softly with Jessa and the more empathic might think that she is taking direction for him. She starts to charge toward Jessa!

Jessa checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 15, rolling 13 higher.

Jessa remains capable of fighting.

Jessa checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 47, rolling 7 higher.

Jessa remains capable of fighting.

Jessa checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 90, rolling 55 lower.

Jessa checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 52, rolling 18 lower.

Jessa is incapacitated.

Jessa falls unconscious.

Sorrel takes moderate damage.

Ainsley takes minor damage.

Isabetta has joined the Benches.

Isabetta wanders into the area, with vague interest and heads to some semi-occupied benches before dropping into one.

Calaudrin has left the fighting grounds.

Esoka has left the fighting grounds.

Jessa has left the fighting grounds.

Jeffeth has left the fighting grounds.

Rinel makes a move and is instantly rebuffed by Ainsley. She nearly bounces off the man as Threnody slams her spear to the side, and she scrambles to retrieve it. And then runs far, far away from the prince.

Esoka takes...many, many blows, and stumbles, getting knocked flat on the field. She holds up a hand. "Enough! I yield!" She sounds unsure who she's yielding /to/, but she'll figure it out later. She manages, with some help, to get properly dragged to the sidelines.

Brianna takes minor damage.

Rinel checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 140, rolling 118 lower.

Rinel checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 92, rolling 59 lower.

Rinel is incapacitated.

Rinel falls unconscious.

Ainsley takes moderate damage.

"Ribbons," gasps Brianna with a look of faux betrayal as Reese gets past her guard to hit her. She tries to attack back, though, of course, with a wild laugh though Ainsley gets in /her/ way.

Calaudrin backs up as he takes several more heavy hits from the Grayons. "I yield!" He holds up both hands and then staggers off to go sit on a bench somewhere and lick his wounds.

Reese dodges away from Luca's attack and her husband is given a playful grin. "Oh, Nimble, nice try." She murmurs toward him.

Ainsley goes for Brianna as well... and well hey look! A laugh is given and they go at it... his armor absorbs Brianna's hit, but Caspian manages to whack him good.

With more injured coming off the field, Rey seems to have deputized Isabetta (is healer deputizing a thing?) when the poor woman made the mistake of wandering close enough to have bandages put in her hands. Now Victus and his refusal to sit still is someone else's problem. Rey goes back to triage mode, just making sure that nobody's in any actual danger from internal injuries or the like.

Esoka has joined the Benches.

Felicia barely registers Esoka's falling off, her attention has been focused on Jessa, though when both Esoka and Jessa go down she can breathe at least before turning her attention to Rinel,"Scholar." it is at least somewhat regretful. A wince given when she shifts to make sure he isn't trampled underfoot, only to gawp at Magpie,"Really?! Don't think that I'll take it easy on you, Grayhope!"

"Love taps, Ribbons. Just the merest suggestion of a love letter by blade,

Luca says, "Luca claims that."

Reese looks over to Ainsley, giving him a nod. Brianna is given a grin at her words.

This time, the seven-fighter human wave turns on the Graysons and Theron joins the fray! "

Jeffeth has joined the Benches.

Calaudrin has joined the Benches.

Ainsley finds the tide turned onto him; either he's getting in the way of attacks meant for Reese or he's being targeted directly. It seems not to matter to the prince. He parries attacks that he can, and uses his armor to block others. "Ooof! Careful, Reesie. I think they're onto us!"

Magpie scoffs, "I was aiming for her!" He says to Felicia, pointing at Cadenza. "Stop! Stop attacking me woman! Well fine!" Magpie yells as he tries to dance his way around.

Rinel begins to move forward before wheeling at Felicia's "Scholar." Her spear comes up and is knocked aside. Rinel backs away, frantically attempting to parry as her opponent moves implacably toward her. The scholar cries out in dismay as her weapon is knocked out of her hand, and her eyes widen as she sees the final incoming blow. With an audible thump, she falls to the ground and lies still.

Serenity arrives, delivering a message to Magpie before departing.

Luca wields Viper's Soul, an elegant two-handed alaricite sabre.

"Are we allowed to just tell people to stop attacking us in a melee?" challenges Brianna lightly towards Magpie, considering it, it seems, for a moment.

Reese tries to take a protective stance over Ainsley. She still seems focused on attacking Caspian. "I think so." She agrees.

Jessa has joined the Benches.

"What?!" Looking to Magpie she would point Striker at him then. "Back off!" Though said loudly Cadenza was laughing with a grin on her her face as she went back into the fray with her group.

Caspian lets out an 'Ack!' sound as the two Graysons gang up on him, the man ducking and weaving the best he can. "Hey! Watch where you swing those things! I don't like loosing!" He swipes at Ainsley, but he isn't able to score a hit.

Magpie takes minor damage.

Caspian takes minor damage.

Aleksei wields Chainbreaker, the Sword of the First Choice.

Rinel manages to drag herself out of the ring and makes her way slowly to the mercies, leaning heavily on her spear.

Rinel has left the fighting grounds.

Rinel has joined the Benches.

"Really, Mags, really?! I thought we were --" Luca clutches a hand to his chest, switching swords and stances in a blinkk. He sighs out, "I thought we were friends." With a laugh, he grins.

"Don't trust him, Mags!" Aleksei calls from the stands.

"Stop getting in the way!!" Magpie yells back at Luca, "And then we can *be* friends again!"

"I'll send my apology's to your wife afterwards!" Felicia grins at Magpie, though the stop does at least get her to pause briefly with a loft of a brow, like, really, ya thought that would work?

"No, no, totally trust him," Sorrel calls out in support of Luca, grinning impishly.

"DRINK FROM THEIR SKULLS MAGPIE!" Victus wails from the sidelines in the middle of all the other fighters who have moved off the field.

"Please don't drink from anyone's skull!" Tikva calls in light counterpoint.

"DRINK IT!" Victus fires back.

Brianna's brows sweep up as her gaze lifts to the sidelines at Victus's call. She is distracted, momentarily, from doing anything.

Caspian takes minor damage.

Felicia takes minor damage.

"I need a skull first!!"

"Yes -- no -- yes -- no. Totally don't trust me while trusting me implicitly," Luca beams. "Only, you know. Without SKULL drinking, please. Unless you're gonna invite me."

"That's right, Luca, confusion to the enemy!" Tikva laughs and claps her hands.

Brianna takes moderate damage.

Magpie takes moderate damage.

Ainsley takes serious damage.

"Help me take them all down, Luca, and I'll definitely share the skull drinks with you!" Magpie calls.

"We're all going to need drinks after this!" Sorrel says eagerly. "Although probably not served in skulls. That sounds leaky."

Ainsley laughs at something, shaking his head but continuing onward.

Cadenza would laugh a bit. "It depends on the angle you hold the skull....totally do able!"

"I know an exceedingly oversized goblet everyone could probably drink together from," Theron calls out.

Caspian continues to do his best to dodge the incoming attakcs at him, laughing as he shakes his head. "Everyone picks on me!"

Magpie takes moderate damage.

"Better than being ignored?" Brianna calls to Caspian, trying to cheer him up, maybe, as she continues trying to get through Ainsley towards Reese.

The large man looks up to Rey with a light smile. "It's alright then. I always look like this." Jeffeth gets out with a light laugh. At the fingers he shakes his head lightly. "I'd likely get that one wrong no matter when you asked it." Sir Bayweather concedes leaning back some with another laugh. "I'm alright really. I've shook off worse." His arm meets Victus' in a firm grasp, though as he says his name the man's features contort a little bit. For a moment it seems Jeffeth may be standing up to do his courtesy but instead, Jeffeth takes a peat, gives the other man's arm a firm grasp before releasing. "Well met, Victus."

Reese nods. "Totally better than being ignored." She agrees. She gives Brianna a playful smile as the redhead goes for her.

Aleksei has left the Benches.

Aleksei has joined the Benches.

"Who needs the attention now?" Luca asks, looking toward Brianna as he continues to try and break through Reese's defenses.

Aleksei stands from where he sits, striding over to the other benches where the wounded are getting patched up.

Moving his sword up to deflect an attack by Reese, Theron inclines his head to the General with a grin, before trying to get through Ainsley to her. Instead, he ends up hitting the Grayson Prince on the breastplate.

Reese looks over to Luca. "Oh, I need your attention Luca!

"Save that for the bedroom!" Cries Caspian with a laugh as he swings his blade at Reese, and Ainsley ends up guarding her, as usual.

"You really ought to pay attention to your wife, yes," agrees Brianna with a laugh, her lips curving into the flash of a grin as she drags her gaze towards Reese as well.

Magpie takes minor damage.

Brianna takes moderate damage.

Felicia takes minor damage.

"Oh, my beautiful unicorn-warrior princess --" Luca sighs out, "I wish that I could dote on you, but our cousin keeps getting in the way." That said, Luca offers Ainsley a nod, smiling. "Cos."

"Ribbons! Shouldn't you be paying attention to your husband?" Brianna suggests as she is punished for trying to attack the Grayson royals by the General, grinning through the wince of pain.

Felicia's maybe not putting as much focus into trying to attack Magpie as she could, or she's just getting tired... or maybe he's just that good that she's catching nothing but air and trying to fan him with that huge blade of hers. Certainly she's not terribly worried about it as much as trying to stop herself from getting poked with his Pecker in the interim.

Reese hmmms softly and she looks between Brianna and Luca, seemingly quite torn. "So hard to choose between you too!"

Magpie checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 4, rolling 67 higher.

Magpie remains capable of fighting.

Ainsley checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 2, rolling 46 higher.

Ainsley remains capable of fighting.

Titania has left the Benches.

Magpie isn't giving up, and he doggedly keeps on Felicia despite having her and Sorrel both coming after him. "Ladies! I'm married! But I really appreciate the attention!" He says as he ducks and dodges and grits his teeth when a blow strikes true. "Hey! Watch the shirt! Aureth gave this to me!"

Magpie checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 15, rolling 6 higher.

Magpie remains capable of fighting.

Magpie checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 35, rolling 10 higher.

Magpie remains capable of fighting.

"Oh! Hello... Your highness.." Magpie says in a gasp as Cadenza joins the other two ladies fighting him.

Felicia takes minor damage.

Magpie checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 86, rolling 53 lower.

Magpie checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 48, rolling 12 lower.

Magpie is incapacitated.

Magpie falls unconscious.

Jessa takes moderate damage.

Cassima has left the Benches.

5 Thrax Guards, Bastian, the Reformed Rogue leave, following Cassima.

Giulio has left the Benches.

3 Armed Confessors leaves, following Giulio.

Jessa has left the Benches.

Felicia takes moderate damage.

Reese takes moderate damage.

Ainsley steps out of the way of Reese and shifs, beginning to rely on her to protect him. "Watch my back, Reese." He's rather ragged now. Slower and clearly tired-- weighed down by all that rubicund.

"And a fine woman she is too, but I believe I owe you for some nasty pink concoction you inflicted on us recently." Felicia huffs at Magpie, wincing were he finds a chink in her armor again. When finally he goes down she has to stop and breathe before moving on towards Ainsley, only to find herself in front of Reese instead,"Your highness!" she offers with a tired kind of smirk, acknowleding the blow struck already.

Felicia checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 7, rolling 48 higher.

Felicia remains capable of fighting.

Reese takes minor damage.

Ainsley checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 5, rolling 29 higher.

Ainsley remains capable of fighting.

Brianna laughs at Sorrel, nodding enthusiastically.

Reese looks over to Ainsley, giving him a nod. "I got you!" She says and winces as Theron hits her. He is given a quick grin though. She then turns to Felicia. "Dame Felicia." She says.

Magpie's finally swept off his feet at the same time that Sorrel points a blade at him and the man just groans, holding his free hand up to wave them off. "I'm done! ... I'm done... " He lays his head back.

Felicia checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 40, rolling 5 lower.

Felicia checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 12, rolling 47 higher.

Felicia remains alive, but close to death.

Felicia falls unconscious.

Jessa takes moderate damage.

Reese takes moderate damage.

Magpie has left the fighting grounds.

Magpie has joined the Benches.

Magpie has left the Benches.

Magpie has joined the Benches.

"Keep it up!" Theron watches Felicia fall with some concern, swinging the blade at Ainsley -- and getting parried by Reese instead. He chuckles, pushing forward nevertheless.

"The Salacious Seven will win this for you, my lady!" Brianna calls in a promise to Felicia as she is the first to fall of their group, laying her fist and axe over her heart for a moment before turning to Ainsley.

Luca offers their fallen Felicia a salute with his sabre.

Felicia was already tired when she came up against Ribbons, and it tells, it doesn't take much to put her out, and she staggers and drops to a knee, waiting until she's had a few moments to breathe before she goes to try and crawl off.

Jeffeth has left the Benches.

Felicia has left the fighting grounds.

Brianna takes minor damage.

Reese takes minor damage.

Reese takes minor damage.

Ainsley calls out to Luca, "Luca, my favorite of all Luca's, we're going to be here forever. Stop fighting us and join your wife and I! /FOR GRAYSON/!"

"Well, your wife isn't fighting. I can't suggest that you go pay attention to her instead, like I did with Reese, can I, Prince Grayson?" questions Brianna as she fails to dodge the small hit she takes from Ainsley's sword. Her nose wrinkles, but her ice blue eyes crackle with amusement.

Tikva calls, "What if I enjoy watching him pay attention to you?"

"He says that, but he was trying to hit you earlier!" Theron calls out to Luca. "Once more! Wave!"

Reese looks over to Luca, nodding in agreement with Ainsley's words. "Come help us Nimble!" She says, trying to help encourage him over to their side. She gets hit a few times and looks prety bruised up.

Luca offers a Ainsley a look - a considerate look, and he shrugs. "Not yet. Still having too much fun!"

Jessa has joined the Benches.

Brianna cackles, the laugh a wild thing as she calls back to Tikva, "You scandalous Southerners!"

Reese takes moderate damage.

Reese has rolled a critical success!
Reese checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 0, rolling 222 higher.

Reese remains capable of fighting.

Felicia sheathes her blade after a couple of attempts after she manages to limp to the side of the fighting ring and elects that is a great place to rest at this point, quite content to flop onto her back and try to catch her breath while the adrenaline fades and various little nicks and bruises make themselves known.

Now Brianna has /both/ the Grayson royals trying to hit her. She tries to attack, to no avail, before she falls to dancing back away from the attacks. "My darlings, a two-on-one? I am not opposed," she counters.

6 Thrax Guards arrives, following Galen.

Reese checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 9, rolling 80 higher.

Reese remains capable of fighting.

Brianna takes serious damage.

Reese checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 34, rolling 39 higher.

Reese remains capable of fighting.

Brianna checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 28, rolling 18 higher.

Brianna remains capable of fighting.

Brianna grins at Theron, tipping her chin to him in a show of appreciation.

Theron nods once to Brianna, winking to her as he stands in front of the Halfshav lady, sword at the ready, defensive stance.

Reese checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 59, rolling 0 higher.

Reese remains capable of fighting.

Brianna checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 40, rolling 9 higher.

Brianna remains capable of fighting.

Reese checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 64, rolling 28 higher.

Reese remains capable of fighting.

Leans over from the benches to look down at the flopped form of Felicia. He hands her a flask, with a grin, "Looks like you could use this. Well done in there. I might have to go for a roll on the next one."

Brianna checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 55, rolling 5 lower.

Brianna checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 24, rolling 29 higher.

Brianna remains alive, but close to death.

Brianna falls unconscious.

Reese checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 75, rolling 9 lower.

Reese checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 40, rolling 85 higher.

Reese remains alive, but close to death.

Reese falls unconscious.

Ainsley checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 20, rolling 28 higher.

Ainsley remains capable of fighting.

Galen strolls in, his storm blue eyes reaching out over the multitude of people, and combatants. A curious brow lifts and suddenly he realizes something is going on! A chuckle is given to himself, before his eyes fall to rest on Sorrel, a smile is given to her should she notice, though he did also catch sight of Victus, and that is where he shall go plant himself.

Ainsley checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 46, rolling 9 higher.

Ainsley remains capable of fighting.

Ainsley checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 73, rolling 40 lower.

Ainsley checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 38, rolling 17 higher.

Ainsley remains alive, but close to death.

Ainsley falls unconscious.

Jessa takes serious damage.

Jessa checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 25, rolling 26 higher.

Jessa remains capable of fighting.

Galen has joined the Benches.

"VICTORY TO THE SALACIOUS SEVEN!" Theron calls out with a grin. They've done it.

With even the protection of Theron standing in front of her, Brianna still takes a hit from Reese that has her finally throwing up a sign of surrender. She smiles to Theron, her gaze dragging over the man before she says: "Thank you for trying, my lord." Then she moves to roll from the ring.

Merciful booze. Felicia grins tiredly up at Brogan,"It was fun, tough, but fun... pity about the diamondplate, though... I'd have liked to make a sword out of that." she forces herself to sit up so she can lean against the bench and snag the booze for a drink, that definitely helps.

"REESE!" Ainsley calls out when she goes down, attempting to shift toward her. Slashing back out at oncomers. He slashes at Sorrel, and takes a blow from the Wyrmguard Bladesong that has his legs giving out from underneath him. "Fuck, Ree-" He topples with a flop.

Caspian calls out as the graysons go down, "Only one can remain! Civil war!"

Reese is taken out by Luca! She goes down with a yelp, falling to the ground. She looks pretty bruised up. "Oh...I yield." She says and it is clear the Grayson Princess is not getting back up.

"I'm coming for you now!" Sorrel calls delightedly to Caspian as he calls for civil war.

Luca takes minor damage.

Caspian takes moderate damage.

"Get Luca! He's the strongest!" Caspian calls out as he begins taking a million hits.

Sorrel takes very serious damage.

Felicia has joined the Benches.

a black robed Silent Reflection arrives, delivering a message to Felicia before departing.

As civil war is declared, Theron stands with Luca, flashing the Grayson a smile after an exchange. "Look alive," he tells the Prince.

"It looked like fun...." The Northman tells her, and he seems as if he truly means it. Leaning back as Felicia takes a drink from the flask. "Eh, next time then? Work on getting that diamondplate. I'm guessin' at some point there'll be another chance."

Luca yaaaawnss, rolling his shoulders back. "Sure thing, Ron-Ron."

Caspian takes serious damage.

Luca takes minor damage.

Caspian continues to dodge and block as he tries to keep himself from getting hit, telling Theron, "Luca is gonna win! You can't take him on your own! Fight him!"

"Next time." Felicia agree's with Brogan, stirring as a Reflection arrives and accepting the slip of paper from them before she groans,"Help me up." she says to Brogan and extends a hand,"Seems that there's no rest for the wicked."

Brianna has left the fighting grounds.

Sorrel checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 1, rolling 66 higher.

Sorrel remains capable of fighting.

Caspian checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 15, rolling 48 higher.

Caspian remains capable of fighting.

Offering a hand that grasps her around the forearm, Brogan pulls her up and to her feet, and holds to keep her steady for a moment. "Hmm, I say that all the time..." with a grin he asks, "Off to work?"

"In a civil war, there's none greater, my friend," Theron tells Caspian with a lopsided smile, and a salute. "See me after this." And then he strikes out at the Thraxian man.

Caspian checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 17, rolling 32 higher.

Caspian remains capable of fighting.

Ainsley has left the fighting grounds.

Jessa moves to stand from among the benches, though her movements are a bit stiff and tender still. She offers a grin to those still watching -- Brianna, Rinel, Esoka, and others -- and then turns to head towards the door.

Alejandra, a snowy white hound have been dismissed.

Planchet, a young valet have been dismissed.

Ainsley has joined the Benches.

"Something like that. Come with me?" Felicia suggests to Brogan, raising a hand in salute with a glance at the battlefield before she limps off.

Sorrel checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 66, rolling 17 lower.

Sorrel checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 32, rolling 26 higher.

Sorrel remains alive, but close to death.

Sorrel falls unconscious.

Caspian checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 22, rolling 40 higher.

Caspian remains capable of fighting.

Luca takes moderate damage.

Magpie has left the Benches.

Zavi leaves, following Magpie.

Caspian checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 23, rolling 40 higher.

Caspian remains capable of fighting.

Jessa has left the Benches.

Caspian checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 28, rolling 31 higher.

Caspian remains capable of fighting.

Caspian checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 50, rolling 6 higher.

Caspian remains capable of fighting.

Caspian checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 133, rolling 73 lower.

Caspian checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 86, rolling 30 lower.

Caspian is incapacitated.

Caspian falls unconscious.

And no diamondplate dagger for Caspian! He is knocked flat on his ass as it turns into a three against one fight, too tired too out numbered, he takes blow after blow until he falls to the ground, grunting. "Damn it."

Cadenza takes critical damage.

Cadenza checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 70, rolling 16 lower.

Cadenza checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 36, rolling 18 higher.

Cadenza remains alive, but close to death.

Cadenza falls unconscious.

Sorrel just can't hold out against Luca. But she made a good showing of herself at the very least, even if she's exhausted and on the ground now. She rolls over and scrambles herself out of the way wearily, just far enough to sit on the ground watching her former teammates fight it out. "Go Team Civil War!" she calls out brightly.

"Just the two of us," Theron grins at Luca, slipping into a defensive stance. "We'll give them a good show for now, yes?"

"Certainly, let's." Luca's bright-eyed grin never leaves him.

Tikva cheers for Sorrel with a MIGHTY WHOOP because she hasn't worn herself out fighting this whole time.

Ainsley takes minor damage.

Cadenza was shocked she lasted as long as she did! She went out after Caspian but when she was done went for Theron but....was a mistake. One hit and she was done.

a black robed Silent Reflection arrives, delivering a message to Felicia before departing.

Ainsley takes serious damage.

Cadenza has left the fighting grounds.

Theron takes moderate damage.

Isla, a small silver fox have been dismissed.

Jordal, a bodyguard leaves, following Isabeau.

Caspian takes serious damage.

Caspian has left the fighting grounds.

Caspian takes minor damage.

Felicia has left the Benches.

Ainsley takes serious damage.

Theron takes minor damage.

Luca takes moderate damage.

Theron takes minor damage.

Theron takes moderate damage.

Luca takes serious damage.

Theron takes serious damage.

Theron checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 6, rolling 44 higher.

Theron remains capable of fighting.

Luca checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 2, rolling 54 higher.

Luca remains capable of fighting.

Luca checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 25, rolling 54 higher.

Luca remains capable of fighting.

Theron checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 42, rolling 44 higher.

Theron remains capable of fighting.

Brogan has left the Benches.

Theron checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 47, rolling 35 higher.

Theron remains capable of fighting.

Luca checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 56, rolling 12 higher.

Luca remains capable of fighting.

Theron checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 85, rolling 11 lower.

Theron checked stamina, willpower + survival at difficulty 48, rolling 4 higher.

Theron remains alive, but close to death.

Theron falls unconscious.

Sorrel is overheard praising Luca for: For being a real badass!

Luca has left the fighting grounds.

Ainsley is overheard praising Luca for: GOOD SHOW!

Ainsley is overheard praising Reese for: AN HONOR TO FIGHT WITH

Luca is overheard praising Theron.

Luca is overheard praising Ainsley.

Brianna is overheard praising Theron.

Ainsley is overheard praising Theron for: GODS WHAT A HARD CASE! MADE IT TO THE LAST

Sabella is overheard praising Luca for: Well fought!

Brianna is overheard praising Luca.

Ainsley is overheard praising Sorrel for: NOT THE HEAD!

Sabella is overheard praising Theron for: Amazing fight, good job!

Luca is overheard praising Reese.

Ainsley is overheard praising Tikva for: BEST. WIFE.

"Well, Luca!" Tikva spreads her hands wide as she stands from the benches. "You've surely done us the honor of proving there's None Greater, my dear Winged Fox. You have won this melee, and this prize!" She holds up a purse with the weight of diamondplate inside it. Her grin crooked, she asks, "Had you thought this far ahead?"

Tikva gets the Pink Griffin Medallion from a large leather bag.

Cambria is overheard praising Theron.

"Good show," Theron states from the ground, Coinspinner still in his hand before he lies down into the floor and laughs. Rising to his feet, though, he heads on over to Audric and offers the blade to the man, with a bow of his head. "I hope I did it honor, my Lord."

Sabella gets to her feet, a slight smile on her face as she claps quietly. "Well fought!" She calls out before she picks up her carryall and steps down off of the bench.

Shard snorts a little behind her hand as Theron calls Audric 'my Lord'.

Caspian did not leave the training ground, but rather he was sitting off to the side, gathering himself, still kinda dizzy, getting treated. But once done he looks to the field, asking, "Lord Theron lost? So much for an underdog story," he laughs, approaching the field. "Guess what they say about the longest nail getting hammered is true." He gives a grin over to Luca and Theron. "Good job you two." He turns to Cadenza, "And you as well, you lasted untilt he end!"

"Truthfully, no --" Luca sheathes the blade, muffling another yawn behind his hand. His eyelids have started to droop, and he is smiles drowsily. "None Greater, Tik-Tik. Though, Ron-Ron's a solid Lycene. Couldn't have finished on a high note if he wasn't around." With an eyeroll, "Iron Wall." He laughs.

"Underdogs don't always win," Theron grins at Caspian, heading back towards Luca and clasping the man on the shoulder. "Congratulations, Your Highness. Well fought. And yes, Iron Wall. Or Salacious Seven. We hadn't decided before the fighting got ugly."

It takes Tikva's archer's strength to hoist the diamondplate one-handed, but she descends from the bench to do so, holding it out. "It's yours to bestow or keep, my friend! Beautifully fought."

"Hurt my feelings, could have finished with me," Caspian says, nudging Luca. "I don't even know what Salacious means, but anything other then Iron Wall. I would take Ugly Fuckers over that." He shakes his head at that, smirking.

"Luca, Lord Mazetti. Please." He insists, accepting the hefty purse from Tikva. He juggles it a little in his hands, splitting the prize with his cohort. "There. Well fought."

"Heads or tails," Cambria remarks from Audric's side. "The winner is the one holding the coin in the end." She offers Theron a wry grin. "An exceptional show, coz. I felt quite alive just watching it all go down."

Audric lets out a snort, taking the sword back from Theron. "It's a sword, man," he says, cheerfully. "You did pretty well, though! Well done!" He grins, showing teeth.

"Thanks," Theron grins, taking the half of the prize that's given him. "Call me Theron, then." He squeezes Luca's shoulder in a friendly manner before he grins back to Audric, bowing his head again.

"That was amazingly fun!" Sorrel says enthusiastically, making some effort to get somewhat unsteadily to her feet. "We all make a great team together!"

Rinel moves abruptly and groans, settling back down. "Nobody told me sparring hurt so much."

"Oh, that's pink. Matches everything else. Not too bad." Another yawn, noisy and toothsome, and Luca has already started to wander away from the dueling ring in the general direction of home. "Need a drink. Earned it..."

Theron has left the fighting grounds.

Rey hangs around a while longer before, her doctor's bag and her energy used up, she drifts out, to sleep the sleep of the dead. Like her player.

Rey has left the Benches.

Shard pushes up from her spot on the bench. She stretches once, casts a single glance over those gathered, and then angles herself toward the exit.

"Lady Sorrel," Theron salutes the Wyrmguard. "A pleasure to fight by your side." With a smile to the Bladesong, he heads on over to Cambria, grinning at her. "This calls for celebration back home, I think."

"Thank you all!" Tikva calls. "And /good night/!" and with that last, she moves to collect her battered husband and call it a day.



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