Had a great tourney on Saturday. I drove down with my Lady and Theign Oak. We got through the border without issues and made it to the event just a bit before court, with enough time to get parked and set up and all. We came forward to kneel and say that we would fulfill the duties of a champion if we succeeded. After that we had the rest of the morning off, as the tourney was scheduled for one in the afternoon.
The event was outdoors with a few things in small halls. And it was freezing. Very freezing. It tried to snow once. So we spent most of the morning inside halls either watching the A&S or the Bardic competition and trying to stay warm. Around noon Oak and I began practicing a little, and trying out the baton and cloak, as both were likely to come up in the competition, and Oak didn’t have much practice with either.
After lunch we armoured up and began practicing. We got some fights in with some of the local dons and they gave us some good pointers, then we got ready for the procession. We had the procession and setup for the tourney. There were six entrants.