Fox Talks/The Word Tournament
|Tournament Held in Holy City Metemec!|
Greetings! With the absence of our editors among the crowds we bet you thought we’d missed this one. Tsk tsk tsk, oh yea of little faith. We wouldn’t miss the first religiously sponsored tourney of Atamara for the world! Well, maybe for the ‘’world’’…no no! Not even the world! Ahem. This is the way! A total of 95 nobles from 12 of the 13 realms attended (who skipped, who?!) in hopes of winning the 500 gold first place prize in the sword ring (200 gold for second place). Dame Helisara of the Ash Sea Islands bested Count Doromir of Darka in the final round, congrats to the champion! The main event was something to see to be sure, but perhaps the best part of this tourney was the entrance fee. Exactly zero gold. You heard it right, free entry! Duke Zebulon Ilwaukim is forever in our hearts.
|The Word Celebrates Bahtansktsul|
|As some of you may know, The Word sponsored this most recent of noble tournaments. We were fortunate enough to enlist the help of Sir Kartet ka Habb, Hab’b of The Word, to give us some background. Here’s what he had to say:
|The Especially Generous|
|A list of those crafty types who enjoy sabotaging the competition while showing off their lavishness:
Memnoch, Drare---- Tereth, Ealdur, Ktrien, Helisara, Arrzus, Marty, Lavigna, Kepler, Therrien.
Now, we wanted to think that this list is somehow incomplete, that the record keeper arrived the day before the main event or some such thing. It had to be, right? Imagine our shock, nay, our horror, when we were informed that the attendant who was first to arrive at the grounds compiled this list! Come on Atamara, where is your generosity?! How can you travel hundreds of miles to the outskirts of the desert and not drink anything??? That’s just...sad.
|Helisara Judged a Master!|
|Tourney-goers could only stare in awe as Dame Helisara showed off her stuff. Don’t let that pretty face or youthful appearance fool you, she’s a deadly warrior who can kick arse with the best of ‘em. In fact, she could probably beat the best of ‘em without breaking a sweat. Don’t believe us? Check out the official account:
’’Troop leader showing off’’ ’’You heard some people speaking about the show Helisara Warrah (Dame of Ash'rily) did to show her skill at the tournament. From what they tell, you figure that her swordfighting skill is 100%. You just wish to not meet her in battle, she seems to be a true master.’’
Shaking in your boots, boys?