King Arthur Pendragon

483: Ambushed

The Marriage of Count Roderick

The King has announced he will decide who gets to marry Lady Ellen by summer of 483. Everyone hoping to marry her is making their way to Rydychan for easter court.

So our knights join Count Roderick, his marshal Sir Elad and 6 of Rodericks household knights to make their case and present the King with horseloads of gifts.

One evening, halfway to their destination, the group stops to make camp and they are ambushed by saxon warriors and cavalrymen. Sirs Digon and Iefan are both caught off guard and face 3 warriors. They fight bravely, Iefan taking down two of his foes while Digon trades blows with his. Alas, Digon is taken down and falls to the ground. Sir Iefan spurs his horse towards the two standing over Digons unmoving body and takes a nasty lick from his final foe. He slays one, but is brought low by the other.

Thankfully the counts men come in to clean up the survivors and the good squires heal their lords wounds. Neither are in condition to carry on and are left at a nearby monastery to heal up. After a week though both men are able to stand and wish to hurry up after their liege.

When they are caught up, they hear the surviving saxons were interrogated and said they were hired by a masked man who paid in silver and promised them all the loot the count was taking to the king.

When the party arrives at court, the tale is told to the king and he has the men executed publicly. Sir Iefan noticed that Sir Blains was noticably relieved when the headmans axe fell…

Later in Salisbury: Sir Iefan is confronted with the very pregnant Lady Gwenynned and her father Sir Galed Baron of Barehill. Iefan immediately admits his part in the matter and proposes marriage. The lady’s father is not in a forgiving mood and casts her out, but later relents to a dowry of a small manor.

Sir Digon of Tisbury presents his case against Sir Avery of Chicksgrove on the matter of the missing destrier. The evidence is examined, witnesses are heard and in the end the horse is returned to Tisbury. Sir Avery seethes in anger. In christmas court Sir Avery proposes to Lady Anwedd who Sir Digon of Tisbury has been courting. Digon’s mother pushes him to intervene and he professes his love, but unworthiness of the lady. Lady Anwedd crits Amor: Sir Digon and suggest he win her in a duel with Sir Avery. The next day the two meet in the courtyard and cross blades:

Round 1:
Sir Avery: Pass Hate: Sir digon +10Sword
Sir Digon: pass Love: Family +10 sword, borrowed sword +2

Digon: 14+10+2=26: 16 pass
Avery: 15+10=25: 20 crit, deal 19 damage (3 through), dex pass

Round 2:
Digon: 9 pass,
Avery: 23 crit, deal 25 (9 through), dex fail, [honor, pass] allows to rise

Round 3:
Digon: 15 pass
Avery: 22 crit, deal 23 (7 through), dex pass

Round 4:
Digon: 11, pass, deal 21 (5 through), dex pass
Avery: 9, pass hp:23-5=18

Round 5:
Digon: 12,pass
Avery: 13, pass, deal 9 (0 through)

Round 6:
Digon: 22 crit, 2 damage
Avery: 20 crit, 2 damage hp:18-2=16

Round 7:
Digon: 22 crit, 40 damage (24 through)
Avery: 15 pass, död

56G + 25G

Lady Anwedd rushes Digon to sickbed, stays with him 3 weeks for recovery, makes loving gestures. Count Roderick comes visiting, agrees to marriage in spring 484.



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