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Snowy Seas Tournament: Snowball Ship Battle

Just because the weather's turned snowy and the seas may be dangerous to traverse, doesn't mean that there can't be fun of the naval variety. So all and sundry are invited to partake in a tournament hosted jointly by Thrax and Darkwater. The tournament is open to all, noble or commoner alike. A rowing contest across a snowy sea, an obstacle course to run riggings in a snow storm, ice fishing and a snowball battle from 'ships', come join the city for a snowy sea based tournament. ooc: https://tinyurl.com/snowyseastournament
Event Page: http://play.arxgame.org/dom/cal/detail/3018/

Date

May 26, 2019, 1 p.m.

Hosted By

Alarissa Carita Vega

Participants

Svoli Mabelle Ouida Raimon Cillian Bonnie Monique Rowenova Arik Braith Galen

Organizations

Location

Arx - Ward of the Compact - The Training Center

Largesse Level

Grand

Comments and Log


1 Crimson Blades Sergeant have been dismissed.

1 Crimson Blades Private have been dismissed.

2 Laurent trained guards arrives, following Mabelle.

2 Harthall house guards, Niall RedTree, adorably awkward squire arrive, following Ouida.

Svoli looks naked without her horse when she shows up, but here we are.

2 Harthall house guards, Niall RedTree, adorably awkward squire leave, following Ouida.

2 Harthall house guards, Niall RedTree, adorably awkward squire arrive, following Ouida.

Mabelle travels into the center, her limp is utterly gone. She smiles to those in attendance with a "Good afternoon, Princesses, Duchesses, Ladies" and steps in to check if there are sweets.

Ouida drifts in to the training center, her expression pleasant and bright blue eyes curious as she takes it in. Her squire watches with wide eyes, and she sends him off with a smile to find a seat amongst those gathered, while the Harthall knight herself waits patiently for the the festivities to begin, a quirk of a smile curving her lips. She smiles at Mabelle's greeting, offering her a warm. "And a good afternoon to you as well, my lady," in return.

2 Laurent trained guards have been dismissed.

Niall RedTree, adorably awkward squire have been dismissed.

2 Harthall house guards have been dismissed.

3 Thrax Guards arrives, following Raimon.

Maxene, the steadfast ladies maid have been dismissed.

Pellinor have been dismissed.

Honey Snuggle, a Velenosian Angora cat have been dismissed.

3 Thrax Guards have been dismissed.

3 Thrax Guards have been dismissed.

A beautiful wintery afternoon (never mind what the weather says it is), the sun is out to add absolutely not warmth to the day, but it's not snowing. The snow on the ground has accumulated in the night to make for a wonderful consistency for hurling snow or, if you're not in the mood for that, making a snow man. A gaggle of Thrax attendants are circulating with drinks, some steaming, while the others are likely best chilled anyway. There are still more that offer blankets and tend to large brazier to help keep people warm.



It's a battle upon the high seas. Only the high seas is frozen snow beneath one's feet and the ships are well constructed platforms that look like ships of the four fealty's. Grayson, Thrax, Valardin and Velenosa, they stand at the cardinal points and the platform upon it - and the ready supply of snowballs for those who don't want to make their own - and much like on the high seas, try to take out the other team. But in a far more gentler and non fatal way!

Raimon has arrived, seeming to be slightly uncomfortable without his weapon or his armor on. But, that is the way the rules are set up and he is ... well willing to comply at least. He looks around for a moment, before his eyes settle on Rowennova. He makes his way over towards the wolfy scout and nods his head.

Cillian comes walking into t he center looking around he is with out weapons or armor, he spots Nova giving her a smile and heads further in to find his way to Alarissa to stand near her. "Your highness." he nods his head in a greeting to her.

Bonnie drinks a steaming drink with a mild look of bafflement towards the back of the attendant that brought it to her. Really, with all the steam coming off and the other sinister appearances, she may've expected something stronger. Yet it doesn't seem to dent her cheeriness overmuch, not when there's at least some reprieve from the constant downward drift of snow. Oh, poor Bonnie, what have you gotten into. When the cup is finished she finds some other attendant to foist it off on before pulling her gloves back on, making her way casually along to Mabelle with a fine, broad grin, "All limbered up?"

Svoli smears some purple pigment on her cheeks like war paint and takes off at a sprint toward the Velenosa ship, climbing up onto it to look around.

With the gaggle of people on the Thrax boat, Alarissa smiles at Cillian. "A good day to have a battle at sea yes?" She's drinking something hot and looking out over the other ships as people plot their strategy's/

Vega looks to Carita as they've drawn the same lot and murmurs, "Somehow, I don't think I'll be able to uphold the 'None Greater' motto of our adopted fealty. I was rather hoping more people would show up so I could sit on the sidelines and cheer." Still, she's smiling and chuckling, not terribly upset at ending up in the competition.

Kit, the grey fox, Primus, First of Monique's Assistants, 1 Greenmarch Guard, Tertius, Third of Monique's Assistants, Quartus, Fourth of Monique's Assistants arrive, following Monique.

Mabelle grins at Bonnie as she joins her side, "Well, I got lost on the way over and walked half the city in circles, does that count?", she offers a bow of her head and introduces herself, "Lady Mabelle Laurent, pleasure to meet you while hauling snowballs"

The tall Oathland's knight makes her way over to the Velenosa platform with good grace and an easy smile, offering a handshake and softly spoken well wishes to the others gathered there, and a grin upward at the petite purple-cheeked Volkov lady who's already up and scouting. "A good day for victory, my lady?" Ouida offers, brightly, to Svoli.

Kit, the grey fox have been dismissed.

1 Greenmarch Guard have been dismissed.

Quartus, Fourth of Monique's Assistants have been dismissed.

Tertius, Third of Monique's Assistants have been dismissed.

Cillian nods his head moving his hands together and then getting something warm to drink to warm his hands, "It is your highness, it is also something new for me." he chuckles. "I am use to scouting and much less use to boards but will be interesting and hopefuly everyone has fun."

Primus, First of Monique's Assistants have been dismissed.

Carita glances down at her attire, laughs softly, and shrugs. "Well, I think it's clear we /are/ none greater," that said with gloved fingers sliding through her hair. "I admit, I'd planned on cheering as well. Possibly covertly throwing a snowball at a participant or two, but as I sipped hot chocolate." She laughs, "Alright so.." and here she leans in to speak more quietly with Vega.

Bonnie nods solemnly after a fashion, while removing her gloves yet again, preparing to leave most of her suspiciously thick leather couture with another attendant. But she finds time to reach up, ticking a brief salute from the corner of her temple with two of her fingers, "Bonnie Shepherd, and likewise. Oh, we'll send them all swirling to the deep sure enough." A glance over her shoulder, and a shrug, "Or the.. uh, depressingly cold if not the deep. Look, it's about the spirit of the statement, right?"

Monique has joined the fighting grounds.

There's a horn blowing as participants are encouraged to go to their platforms.

Picking up a snowball, Svoli grinds it between her palms to pack it tighter, taking a practice throw.

This is what happens when you show up late. Monique arrives, getting paired with Arik, and it's visible the Greenmarch is none too thrilled about it. She spares a haughty look for the Redrain and starts making snowballs with those quick, dextrous fingers at their platform.

Arik has joined the fighting grounds.

Svoli has joined the fighting grounds.

Ouida has joined the fighting grounds.

Mabelle has joined the fighting grounds.

Rowenova has joined the fighting grounds.

Raimon has joined the fighting grounds.

Nova finds her place with Raimon, and she waves to all those she knows, especially her liege lord. She shoulder pats Cillian on her way by him, too.

Raimon hefts one of the premade snowballs, having no clue how to make his own. He scowls down at the snow.

Small snowballs are insufficient for a winter sport and it seems the Halfshav Lord is a bit squinty with his pairing as well. Thus he rather haphazardly makes big chunky palmfuls of snow, one might hope not to take one to the head given their size.

Ouida seems to not be totally new at making snowballs, though admittedly they're not perfect, perhaps a holdover from sharper childhood skills. But dutifully she does, placing them in various areas about the Velenosa platform, to keep a pile within easy reach, once things heat up.

Bonnie has joined the fighting grounds.

The Redrain team has no intention in rounding their own balls, at least Mabelle doesnt. She steps to the Valardin cart, because come on, packs four balls and steps back to Bonnie, handing her two.

Being a Northern lass, Nova makes snowballs rather quickly, but she soon slows her packing roll to helpfully demonstrate for Raimon the How To Do This

With the timely arrival of Monique and Arik, Vega can't help but look relieved at being able to slip back over to the sidelines with Carita. Still, they were Grayson for a time, so she helpfully calls out, "Go Grayson! We believe in you!" She then accepts a mug of steaming hot cocoa and looks vastly more cheerful.



Spectators have gathered to cheer on their favorite 'Houses', or just their favored people. Children run about, laughing, throwing snowballs of their own at each other while their parents enjoy foods and beverages provided by Thrax and Darkwater. There are scattered calls of 'None Greater!' and 'No one may harm us unpunished!' or 'To the last!' as the combatants split off into their fealties and arm themselves with snowy weaponry.

Bonnie, Team Redrain, sort of sits/leans against one of the sides of the platform. Catching the two snowballs from Mabelle, there's a broader grin - she leans down for another two before starting to casually juggle, keeping them in the air and also keeping herself at the razors edge of competition for a snowball fight. Or at least she doesn't accidentally drop one on her forehead and disqualify herself.

Arik calls across while finishing his chunky snowball formation. "Row, stipend raise if you manage to take first."

Monique might shout out, "None greater than Greenmarch!" instead, for obvious reasons, despite being on Team Grayson.

Raimon scowls slightly at Vega as she cheers for Grayson team. But then business to attend to as he crouches next to Nova to learn the fine art of making snowballs.

Svoli has left the fighting grounds.

A gaunt young man with oily black hair and ice blue eyes arrives, following Braith.

A gaunt young man with oily black hair and ice blue eyes have been dismissed.

Cillian looks over at Arik a small grin comes to his lips as he now realizes his teacher is in this and he rubss his hands together.

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

1 Greenmarch Guard have been dismissed.

Tertius, Third of Monique's Assistants have been dismissed.

Quartus, Fourth of Monique's Assistants have been dismissed.

1 Crimson Blades Lieutenant have been dismissed.

While helping Raimon with his snowballs, Nova perks up after Arik's words. "Thank you! Gonna get you!"

4 Thrax Guards wakes up.

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

4 Thrax Guards wakes up.

Raimon checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 2 lower.

Monique checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 0 higher.

Raimon checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 24 higher.

Mabelle checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 2 higher.

Monique checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 44 higher.

Cillian checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 13 higher.

Bonnie checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 8 higher.

Braith checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 1 higher.

Alarissa checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 0 higher.

Arik checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 7 higher.

Arik has rolled a critical success!
Arik checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 102 higher.

Mabelle checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 5 higher.

Bonnie checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 28 higher.

Ouida checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 2 lower.

Alarissa checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 1 higher.

Rowenova checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 16 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 20 higher.

Braith checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 19 higher.

Cillian checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 9 higher.

Ouida has rolled a critical success!
Ouida checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 70 higher.

"Steel bends, honor holds!" Vega calls out to Raimon with a bright smile for her husband before settling in on the sidelines with her mug of cocoa to spectate and cheer on the competitors! Sipping from her mug, her eyes dart here and there to watch the snowballs fly, wondering who will be the first hit. She leans in towards Carita and murmurs, "All things as they are, this looks to be an excellent matchup. Care to make a small wager on who will win?"



Meanwhile, even some of the children have paused to gape at the adults who are taking up snowballs and arming themselves for battle. Young voices lifted in hoots and hollers, calling out to those more famous residents. "Get 'em, Lady Greenmarch!" "On your left, Princess Alarissa!" "Scout Rowenova's gonna beat 'em ALL!" "Lady Mabelle looks so COOL!" The parents are more subdued than the children, though no less boisterous in their cheering. "Lord Arik will show them how its done!" "Lady Ouida, we're behind you!" "Lady Braith, you got this!" "Cillian, represent!" "Watch out for Lady Bonnie, I hear she's a fast hand!"

Carita warms herself by the fire as she watches the battle begin, a cup of spiced wine in her hands. "None greater than Grayson!" She calls out at the top of her lungs, then laughs as she leans and arches a brow Vega's way. "A wager? Say, a dress? Or are we talking of something more significant?"

Snowballs fly, targets chosen. Arik and Raimon seeming to be the greatest targets, though Monique and Alarissa, Braitha and Mabelle seem to be targets as well. But hte snowballs in this first round don't seem to hit thier targets and all find themselves safe though there's a few other individuals who are taken out as collateral damage.

Arik checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 1 lower.

Arik checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 42 higher.

Alarissa checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 0 higher.

Braith checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 7 higher.

There's nothing Monique likes better than crowds cheering for her. Literally, nothing. The redhead preens visibly and very clearly aims to give the people a show. Vain Minx is vain. Why else would she choose to target one of the winners of the past tournaments? A snowball goes flying in Raimon's direction whilst the Greenmarch-turned-Team-Grayson moves to elude any thrown her way. With flair.

Mabelle checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 0 higher.

Bonnie checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 9 higher.

Braith checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 29 higher.

Alarissa checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 4 lower.

Ouida checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 1 lower.

Bonnie checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 49 higher.

Monique checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 8 higher.

Rowenova checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 27 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 46 higher.

Monique checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 53 higher.

Mabelle checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 19 higher.

Raimon checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 6 higher.

Raimon checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 41 higher.

Cillian checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 5 higher.

Ouida checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 30 higher.

Cillian checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 31 higher.

r How did she get here?! Braith is not even sure as she picks up a snowball, glancing to her partner. "Lady Ouida, we shall win the day!" the Bard quips rather loudly. She steps back and though her aim is not all that good she tosses it quickly at Lady Mabelle in an effort to catch the Laurent off balance. "HAVE AT THEE!" Her first snowball goes wide and she makes a face, narrowing her gaze on the pretty Oathlander. She grasps up another snowball and is quickly tossing another in the direction of Mabelle. "I have you now!" AHHA! She does not relent on her target.



Bonnie gets into the fight with an immediate dive to the side, just to be safe, even though the snowball she sees coming for her is still pretty high and wide. But in general she at least manages the 'deck' of a 'ship' well in moving along and then coming up to throwing position, sidearm throwing over towards the Thrax ship even though her lumpy-round snowball doesn't quite go the way she wants it, "Ha! We'll send you to the Leviathan yet, you plaguey rigging rats!" Ooh, authentic sailing sailor dialogue.

After announcing Rowenova might get a raise it seems Arik immediately targets her team. Prince Raimon is either nimble of foot or the aerodyanmics of chunky snowballs leave something to be desire because he whiffs on his attempt before reaching for the next one and calling out, "The Oathlands winning a winter event, can't have that." in a clear bait to team Valardin, though he give Monique a sidelong look almost taking some snowballs to the head as he suddenly ducks a few.

Perhaps it's just playing outdoors with a bunch of other people, but defintiely the snowball fight has brought out a childlike side of the lady knight. Ouida's snowballs do not really get anywhere near their target--and she seems to be aiming at the Valardin platform of all places, not that one can tell from her off aim exactly /who/, though those snowballs splat more in Raimon's direction than Rowanova's, but she is dodging and diving and laughing, and cheering her teammate Lady Braith on as well. "Good arm! Be relentess! Strike swift and true!"

Raimon scowls slightly, ducking to one side as Arik sends a snowball flying his way. He hefts his own snowball, eyes narrowing at Arik's Fiery haired teammate as he hurls a snowball Monique's way.

Cillian makes sure he has a place to duck into if needed, he is good at that! He grins, "Strength from the Storm" the young northerner calls out as he wings a snow ball over at the platform Arik (The Quick) Halfshav is standing on! His eyes are watching using his scouting skills to be ready to move if needed.

After putting together enough snowballs, Nova picks the top one off the stack and hurls it at Arik. It would have probably hit most people, but her liege seems to be too deft to strike him this go. She gets another one. "We have a problem of mistaken identity here!" says she about her being an Oathlander!

Mabelle packs her ball tightly and begins to shower them at Cillian. Ball after ball she is relentless, but when the assault from Braith comes in, she finds she needs to duck under Bonnie to get cover and so her balls begin to miss one by one. She takes a breather to smooth the snow from her hair as she calls to Braith, "You will regret this" with a shaken fist that pokes behind Bonnie

Valardin versus Grayson. It's ON. Monique seems thrilled as she dances out of the way of Raimon's effort and... hey, where did that snowball come from? It wasn't in her hands moments ago! But now it's hurtling towards Raimon in return-fire aggression.

(024People are dropping like flies, indiviudals hit like snowballs. One thrown by the Shepard noble, Bonnie, does indeed suceed and plop goes a snowball against Alarissa's shoulder, eyes widening as the Princess Consort of Thrax has been taken out. But everyone elses snowballs, the platforms so packed and some really adept at dodging, soon find themself doing just that. dodging and surviving.

Arik checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 0 higher.

Arik checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 36 higher.

Mabelle checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 12 higher.

Raimon checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 0 higher.

Braith checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 12 higher.

Bonnie checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 4 higher.

Mabelle checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 12 higher.

Raimon checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 48 higher.

Ouida checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 6 higher.

Monique checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 15 higher.

Bonnie checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 32 higher.

Braith checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 34 higher.

Monique checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 22 higher.

Rowenova checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 21 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 42 higher.

Ouida checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 11 higher.

A messenger arrives, delivering a message to Mabelle before departing.

Cillian checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 13 higher.

Cillian checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 16 higher.

While Vega and Carita talk quietly between themselves, the people that have gathered continue to cheer for their favorite competitors. It all seems quite even until Bonnie scores a hit against Alarissa. There's a collective gasp, some cheers for Bonnie, a few calls of "Good show, Your Grace!" And one proud little boy of seven or eight years plucks up his courage and calls out, "Don't worry, Your Grace, I'll avenge you!" Before the little boy's parents can stop him, the child scoops up a snowball and hurls it into the fray! Two adults peels off, quick to grab their child and drag him back to the braziers with some light scolding for interfering with the contest.

4 Thrax Guards arrives, following Galen.

The snowballs fly with some vicious trajectory. Someone is taken out by the errant snowball from Alarissa's vengeful adolescent proteector. Mabelle too is a target by Braith who has set sights on the noble and swiftly that ball goes flying and she takes a hit to the midriff and a servant soon calls her out along with a few others. Arik and Raimon seem to still be targets for a majority but despite their size, still manages to avoid being hit.

Arik checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 3 higher.

Bonnie checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 2 higher.

Arik checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 7, rolling 51 higher.

Mabelle has left the fighting grounds.

Ouida checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 0 higher.

Monique checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 16 higher.

Monique checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 12 higher.

Cillian checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 10 higher.

Rowenova checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 24 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 15 higher.

Bonnie checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 28 higher.

Ouida checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 25 higher.

Cillian checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 7, rolling 22 higher.

Raimon checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 3 higher.

Raimon checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 22 higher.

Braith checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 33 higher.

Arik checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 18 higher.

Braith checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 3 higher.

Galen heard there was some kind of event going on at the Training Center, and what better for a Warlord to do than to drop by and visit! Even more fitting, he wears a helmet that displays the beauty of winter, a prize from a snowball fight of times past adorned with antlers! The Prince gracefully makes his way toward the benches. In one hand he carries a bottle of rum which is lifted to his lips for intermittent drinks while he walks, after all...Gotta stay warm! His stormy eyes watch the snowballs fly, and a lighthearted chuckle escapes him, "Go everyone! Get them!" he cheers.

Bonnie feels good about herself, targeting one of the people helping to provide the fun and excitement directly. With a big, throaty cackle to go with it as she scoops up another snowball and clomps it into more aerodynamic form. Ducking somewhat to the side, there is a horrorstruck expression just a bit overdone to be sincere, "Alas, you've been laid low!" Patting Mabelle on the shoulder, she turns to fling towards the Velenosa platform instead, "Prepare for your frosty doom; I'll see you sodden beneath the snows, and may the.. ..slush crabs? ..may they gnaw on your bones!"

Arik is unwitting cover for Monique on their platform as he launches more chunky snowballs at Raimon to no avail. It seems the hail of snow coming at him as him shifting to the left, shifting to the right, ducking in the snowball fight.

Cillian checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 8 higher.

Cillian continues to pick up the small balls even as Alarissa is taken out, he continues to move about ducking and slidding by the snow balls wizzing in his direction. His in turn seem to be heading for Arik's plat form still.

Ouida says, "s snowballs contiue to fall short (or go way long) of the Valardin platform. She manages to weave and dodge yet another volley of snowballs, but as Braith is starting to make ready her throw, the Harthall knight sees a snowball hurtling towards the Sanna lady. WIth a shout, she leaps up to block it from hitting her teammate with her own body, leaving her chest coated in snow, but Braith unscathed. Laughing, she calls out to her teammate, even as she's preparing to leave the field. "ONWARD TO VICTORY, MY LADY!""

Despite throwing a couple more snowballs his way, Nova cannot seem to catch Arik with one. She makes sure not to fall from the platform and picks up yet another snowball, her fourth one, and hurtles it makes a feint as if to throw toward Arik once again but really sends it toward Monique instead after the Halfshav lord has shifted slightly. "Engard!" the wolf scout rumbles out!

Ouida has left the fighting grounds.

Raimon weaves around the torrent of snowballs falling his way. He moves surprisingly gracefully for his size, before tossing another snowball towards Arik.

Two more casulaties at this point, As Bonnie attempts to throw a snowball at Braith. She would have made it. She would have taken them out but here is Harthall, taking one for the tea and Ouida moves in front swiftly, turning to face Braith as a snowball hits her square in the back. There's no one to save Monique though, as Rowenova's ball of compacted snow strikes the side of those red locks and the Greenmarch must accept that there is something greater than Greenmarch.



Braith takes out Mabelle with a flourish. Do not be giving a Sanna eyes like that pretty face! She blows a kiss at the Laurent and is celebrating, which she probably should not. This is why Ouida is needed. A shield of honor and nobility, Braith is suddenly turning as she yelps out and laughs for her to go on! "IN YOUR HONOR!" She cries back and rushing forward launches without relenting, a snowball right at the brightest red hair in the group. As it hits Monique she throws her hands in the air and then blinks. "OH NO! Uhhhh I like you! I am sorry your hair was just such a great target!" She says and then winces a bit. She lifts her fingers however to point at her eyes and then points them at Bonnie. She's coming for you next!

Arik checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 3 higher.

Arik checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 25 higher.

Raimon checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 9 higher.

Raimon checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 35 higher.

Bonnie checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 5 higher.

Braith checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 10 higher.

Bonnie checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 14 higher.

Braith checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 2 higher.

Several snowballs, all at once. Clearly Arik wasn't that great of a barrier. A flying fury of snow whacks Monique square in that glorious red hair. It really does make a vivid target. There's a long suffering sigh from the Greenmarch as she concedes defeat, leaving Arik a stack of lovely snowballs. She makes her way off the platform, shaking snow from her hair, picking it out of her ears, ready to find the whiskey.

Cillian checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 7 higher.

Cillian checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 3 higher.

Rowenova checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 14 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 29 higher.

Bonnie curses, which actually comes out as "Curses" in brief under-the-breath muttering when she tags Ouida rather than her target. At least honor, such as it is amidst the flurries, is avenged; but with Braith there and pointing her out, she rises to the challenge admirably. Or admiral-bly, in scooping up a few snowballs and stepping towards the 'prow' of the Redrain ship, "Oh, you want it that way? One of us is going to the cold of the deeps here, and it's not going to be me!" Cackling cheerfully, she lines up her 'spare' shots at the edge of the ship before starting to pitch at Braith.

Bonnie checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 5 higher.

Rowenova checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 22 higher.

And two more are out, the playing field whittling down. Teh wolf headed scout's snowball is true and as Bonnie takes out Braith with a well aimed snowball, it's left Bonnie wide open.



Smacks goes the snow against Bonnie's shoulder and knocks out the shepard. The others manage to either not be targets or as Raimon and Arik seem to be, the biggest targets.

Arik checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 1 higher.

Arik checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 23 higher.

On the platform with Raimon, Nova quietly utters something to her teammate, doing so whilst throwing yet another snowball, which seemed to get Bonnie. Then, she starts to zero in on Arik once more!

Rowenova checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 16 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 23 higher.

Cillian checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 10 higher.

Cillian checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 5 higher.

Arik is not the bed cover in the world, given he is all to ready to get to the edge of the platform to dodge a snowball. Thus Monique is out and he's left with tiny aerodynamic snowballs to launch at team Valardin who is untouched in the fray, he starts throwing them in 1-2 succession trying to wing the Prince of Thrax.

Galen lifts his bottle in salute to the 'fallen' snowball warriors, "Well fought!" he cheers and then is looking back at the remaining competitors with those stormy eyes, "For glory and honor! And bragging rights!" laughing the Warlord tosses up a wave and turns back toward the way he came, "May the snowballs be forever in your favor!"

Raimon checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 5 higher.



Braith grins at Bonnie and she steps up and tosses up the snowball in one hand to catch it easily. As it comes down she grasps and then upnods at Bonnie. "We shall see!!!" Snowballs are thrown and Braith misses Bonnie by a little bit and is about to turn aside when the Admiral lands a heavy blow to her breast. "OOWWWWW" She cries out and hunches over. This could be a distraction for she watches as some snowball ends up biffing her killer! She points her finger out and starts laughing at Bonnie as the Bard falls to her knees to try to crawl underneath all the other snowballs. "HA!" She starts to make her way to the side lines trying not to get hit but she is not safe, a wayward snowball slams into her side and she oofs still wincing at the sting on her chest. "Nice shot!" She says to Bonnie.



Raimon checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 24 higher.

The only people who remain are a handful as the best of the best seem to stay standing while others slink off in snowy misery at not winning.

Raimon weaves among the snowballs flying his way, ducking and dancing to the side as he scoops up snowballs to toss at the Halfshav Sword. His face, normally stoic, is split in a feral grin as the thrill of combat starts to overtake him. Even if it is just snow balls.

Bonnie's exultation at pegging a snowball at Braith and hitting is short lived when there's that 'thump' against her shoulder. It's only a slight delay but she spins into it, taking exaggerated - more or less - side-steps to the rail of the ship, "Augh, I am undone.." Though rather than falling over the edge she mostly just scoots over it, sliding down to the ground and pinching at her shirt to shake off the rest of the clumps. Waving to Rowenova in passing though, there's a bright grin when she goes to find her way to the provided refreshments. "Thanks. I mean I had to, of course, but at least you dispatched Lady Laurent cleanly..."

Arik checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 4 lower.

Arik checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 37 higher.

4 Thrax Guards leaves, following Galen.

Rowenova checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 23 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 16 higher.

Cillian checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 18 higher.

Raimon checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 4 lower.

Cillian checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 9 higher.

Raimon checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 5 higher.

Another miss at her liege, but Nova does not give up, picking up another one, and throwing it right after the last toward Arik. She quietly utters a momentary mantra about a pay raise whilst dodging away from more snow, too.

Arik checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 4 higher.

Arik checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 15 higher.

Rowenova checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 6 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 8 higher.

Cillian checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 13 higher.

Cillian checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 8 higher.

Raimon checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 6 higher.

Raimon checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 6 higher.

Arik throws a particularly bad snowball. It's one of Monique's perfect bullets and it's wasted on some poor spectator. Was it a child, was it an adult, there is kind of a squint out to the stand and a holler, "Remember team Grayson hit you, not House Halfshav."

Arik checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 3 higher.

Arik checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 28 higher.

Cillian checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 19 higher.

Cillian checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 11 higher.

Raimon steps into a bad patch of snow, sent spilling to the side as he throws. The shot goes wide. He manages to get to his feet again. But the errant snowball launches through the air, striking Vega atop her own fiery red hair. Oops.

Rowenova checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 10 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 15 higher.

Raimon checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 4 higher.

Raimon checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 5 higher.

After Raimon's spill, Nova reaches down and grabs him by the bicep clothes, helping drag him back up to his feet again, so he can throw more snow sooner rather than later! With only Northerners and her teammate on the field now, Nova keeps targetting her liege! "You got this!" says she to Raimon, even though he just hit one of the judges and wife with a snowball.

Vega lets out a shriek as there's suddenly snow in her hair and running down under the collar of her coat. Her hot cocoa spills as well, perhaps the greater tragedy, though it thankfully just tumbles to the ground rather than adding to the indignity of the snow that's quickly melting into cold water along her spine. "I will get you for that Raimon Thrax!" Its called out laughingly, so perhaps she isn't being serious?

Rowenova checked strength at difficulty 7, rolling 9 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 15 higher.

Raimon checked strength at difficulty 7, rolling 14 higher.

Raimon checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 16 higher.

Arik checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 15 higher.

Arik checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 17 higher.

Rowenova checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 17 higher.

Raimon winces slightly at his wifes shriek and impending threat. Is it serious? Uncertain, but as long as he remains in the contest he doesn't need to find out. He accepts Nova's help back up, continuing to try and take out Arik as he stands the last Southern against the Northern horde

Arik checked luck at difficulty 7, rolling 9 higher.

Cillian checked strength at difficulty 7, rolling 26 higher.

Cillian checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 3 lower.

Splat. Arik's focus is on Rowenova, that snowball just barely missing. The redrain scout having moved at just the right time as she throws her at Arik too.



That he takes the shit to the face. Ice cold snow impacting the Halfshav and just like that, he's taken down and declared out, leaving just Raimon, Rowenova and Cillian on the battle field.

Rowenova checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 28 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 19 higher.

Raimon checked strength at difficulty 7, rolling 13 higher.

Raimon has rolled a critical success!
Raimon checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 33 higher.

Arik finally changes targets from Raimon to his own retainer, hucking a bare miss at her only to take a snowball to the face. There's an *oof* then a *woooah* and suddenly he's falling off the platform to the lightly snowed in field with a thud and a groan. He just lays there before lifting his fist to shake it in Rowenova's direction calling out, "Bounty on Row."

Carita pauses in her quiet conversation with Vega to shout, "Go Rowenova!"

Cillian checked strength at difficulty 7, rolling 11 higher.

Cillian checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 9 higher.

Looking up from her whisperings with Carita, Vega grins and calls out, "You can do it, Raimon!"

Bonnie has found a cup of something. Which, after the first sip, is fortified with a bottle taken from her reclaimed jacket before she even thinks about putting it back on. After refilling the cup with rum and giving it a stir with a pinky finger, that pinky finger is cleaned - and then put to the side of her mouth to blow a much longer, sustained whistle, "Yeah! Take out the wolf assassin before she snows everyone under!"

Raimon checked strength at difficulty 7, rolling 15 higher.

Raimon checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 14 higher.

Despite the bounty by Arik on her, Nova's teammate seems to be staying true, and she also does, too. Thus, they both go for Cillian. "So sorry!" says she to the Blackwood sword whilst hurtling a snowball at Cil and having one behind her back in her other hand ready to go for the final showdown. Then, the Wolfie Scout spins around to face off with Raimon!

Rowenova checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 21 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity at difficulty 7, rolling 30 higher.

Cillian does a little victory yes when he watches Arik fall off the platform but then moves to grab some more snowballs and move to start chucking them at platform Valardin but suddenly he is attacked and caught off guard getting hit and falling to the ground, "I'm coming for you later Wolf!" he calls out to Rowenova!

Raimon notes the call from Arik, making note of it for later. But still, he does not yet turn on his partner yet. The Snowball arcs towards Cillian, well on target. He only waits for the solid impact before turning to huck a snowball at the wolf scout. But then he is smacked in the face with snow.

Raimon has left the fighting grounds.

Arik sits up to watch as Rowenova and Raimon take first place and then clambers up to his feet brushing snow from his trousers and fluttering his tunic a bit to get the snow off his back. There is another fist shake before dipping his head to the Princesses and Countess, making his way to the exit. Evidently shamed in his defeat or going to the bank perhaps.

Arik has left the fighting grounds.

Cillian is overheard praising Alarissa: For holding a awesome set of winter games!

With prior preparation (at which the Halfshav scout/survivalist is quite good), Nova deftly dodged and brought out that readied snowball which sails forth, taking out her former teammate! After that, she snatches up yet another one, and crouches down before scanning around for any surprise foes!

There are no foes. Rowenova when she scan can see people cheering as the scout takes another belt, another win in the snowy sea's and i arik holds true to his promise, a little more silver each week.

Monique is overheard praising Alarissa.

Monique is overheard praising Vega.

Monique is overheard praising Carita.

It turns out Rowenova had it right to be paranoid! Even as she's crouched and holding her snowball... all the children from the even rush towards her in a flood of laughter and a literal hailstorm of snow! Handfuls are flung with abandon and she is left to find cover and quickly! Vega chuckles from her seat and calls out, "My apologies, Scout Rowenova! I fully expected it to be my husband taking the flood to the face!"

Cillian gets up brushing himself off, he grins stalks over to the scout and starts to help the children get Nova with snow balls!

Bonnie has left the fighting grounds.

When the little ones come forth, Nova lets drop the gathered snowball and then just takes the incoming hail, dramatically lowering herself in slow death to the white fluff below, doing so with her hand up as if she were reaching for help above, but then she flops over sideways and plays dead.

Monique has left the fighting grounds.



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