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Fighting, Rivenshari Style.

This is a team based race around a flotilla, jumping ship to ship. Sounds easy right? Except that on each ship there are members of the other teams that are trying to make sure you don't get past. Any way possible. Oh and did I mention that the spectators are throwing fruit?

This race requires team of three. One runner and two brawlers. You don't brawl? A lot of people don't. That is what makes it fun. It is suggested that you know how to swim but if not, no worries we will have people posted to try and fish you out of the water before you drown.

We could use a healer around just in case?

Rules: No weapons, yes that is the only rule.. other than team size.

Prizes: There will be prizes for winning team, best thrown fruit and best heckler.


If possible, please let Eshra know before hand if you plan to have a team involved.

Date

May 17, 2020, 8:30 p.m.

Hosted By

Eshra

Participants

Rukhnis Cristoph Waldemai Reigna Rowenova Norwood Tatienne Athaur Kael Thea Rysen Felix Tarik Tolv Dianna Ravna Mikani Ras

Organizations

Location

Arx - Lower Boroughs - River Mouth

Largesse Level

Extravagant

Comments and Log


Elizabetta, a disapproving lady-in-waiting arrives, delivering a message to Felix before departing.

Steadfast, a dunskin stallion courser have been dismissed.

Sir Floppington the Soulful Hound, Tarik arrive, following Rowenova.

(OOC)The scene set/room mood is now set to: Hi! So going to let you all know how this works..
1: Every one please pick a boat and join, whether you are on a team or not. Each team, pick a boat.. your two brawlers join that ship, all runners please join the Windrunner.
2: Unless it has to do with the contest, please all rp remain at places, or we will never be able to get through this!
3: So how this goes, runners are going to have to jump from boat to boat, Windrunner, to the Lover's Dance, to the Dragon's Wake, to the Current chaser and back to the Windrunner. Racers will have to do an athletics roll, at 15, with 3 successes to make the jump. Easy right?
4:Brawlers.. your job is to stop the runners from passing through your boat. Any way possible. (no weapons). There are only two of you, and there could be as many as 4 runners in your boat at the same time. So, you will want to pick your targets. There will be a contest between the brawler and the runner he targets. If the runner wins, he goes forward.
5: The apples: So these aren't really apples, for reasons. But! there are barrels of apple shaped sandbags on every ship. These are for the spectators. To throw. Yes... throw. At the end of each contest between brawlers and runners, before the poses, the spectators on that boat, get to pick a target on their boat..(brawler or runner) and throw an apple at them. If they hit, their success are subtracted from their target's successes, to determine the winner of the contest.
6: Hecklers: Can come from all ships at the time of posing. There will be a vote from the teams who was the best Heckler of the event.

Rysen has joined the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Rowenova has joined the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Waldemai has joined the The Windrunner, A Rivenshari ship.

Athaur has joined the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Kael has joined the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Norwood has joined the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Tarik has joined the The Windrunner, A Rivenshari ship.

Cristoph has joined the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Cristoph has left the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Cristoph has joined the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Kael has left the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Kael has joined the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Athaur has left the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Norwood has left the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Norwood has joined the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Athaur has joined the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Tatienne has joined the The Windrunner, A Rivenshari ship.

Cristoph has left the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Cristoph has joined the The Windrunner, A Rivenshari ship.

Felix has joined the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Tolv has joined the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

2 Keaton Huntsmen, Marie, chef of Keaton Hall, Sir Pupsalot, a polite, tri-color corgi, Oaken, an Oakhaven bloodhound, Fidelity, a white-tailed eagle, 1 Healer Guardian, Gigi, an apprentice physician with attitude problems arrive, following Reigna.

Rukhnis has joined the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Reigna has joined the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Thea has joined the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Waldemai has left the The Windrunner, A Rivenshari ship.

Waldemai has joined the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Rowenova gets Sinew Lasso with Grappling Hook and Sliding Clips from Messenger Bag.

Trini Albricci, an attractive young Lycene woman, Fiorenzio Palmisano, a charmingly-confident middle-aged chef, 1 Templar Knight guards arrive, following Dianna.

Rowenova puts Sinew Lasso with Grappling Hook and Sliding Clips in Messenger Bag.

Dianna has joined the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

The ships anchored and lashed together in a circle. Decked out with ribbons and bells float in the wind, singing out in that melody that is purely Rivenshari. The decks themselves are cleared, left open to the contest while the long upper deck has chairs, tables of drink and plates of Amelia's ginger cookies. If you don't know what that is, shame on you. There are both chairs and areas where the observers can simply stand and watch. There is also two barrels of bright red sandbags in the shape of apples on each ship.

Eshra stands on a small platform that has been strung between the four ships. She waits for everyone to settle. "Welcome! Thank you for coming! As you all know, Rivenshari is a people steeped in tradition. And since our goals are to let the Compact know and understand us, we would like to introduce you to one of the older ones. The Flotilla race." she looks around with a smile. "So simply.. runners are going to have to make the rounds of the ships and everyone else is going to try to help or hinder their favorites. The brawlers will try to keep competitive runners from passing through their ships.. the spectators will use the apples... " cough. " to help their favorites. There are no weapons allowed. That means anything other than your body." looking to the contestants. "And for safety.. we have healers on board as well as men watching for anyone that goes over board.... Now, should we start?"

Rukhnis is probably at the race today because she made an explicit promise to somebody, somewhere, that she would be.

Whatever the case may be the Eurusi physician definitely looks about as far from thrilled about it as she can possibly be, and it is not only possible but almost certain that the events of the riots from only two days ago, and the suffering of the people in the Lowers all around her, are still very much at the forefront of her mind. The set of her mouth is tight and the look in her eyes rather remote as she stands at the ready, arms folded stiffly over her chest, and stares out over the scene of what she clearly views as an extremely inappropriate bout of frivolity carried out in full view of people with far more serious literal life-and-death concerns to preoccupy them.

In fact Rukhnis looks as if she pretty well despises herself just for being here.

Where are Kael and Norwood, exactly? Cristoph is shielding his eyes to get a look at them over the crowd. Whenever he spots them, there's a subtle chin nod. He's dressed in clothes that are functional, not stylish. Things he won't care about getting wet with... river water. While he waits for the go ahead to start, he does some stretching. Gotta get limber, etc.

Waldemai picks up an "apple" and tosses it up and down with a nasty look on his face. He just happens to be wearing his snowball fighting championship scarf.

A tired looking Reigna arrives, her guards carrying plenty of medical supplies. The Marquessa is looking around at the people here in the Lowers, worried, certainly, and somewhat uncomfortable. Still, her husband is here, and so she comes to support him and their liege. Spying Rukhnis, she moves towards the Eurusi woman, and nods a smile, "Hello. Here to assist with the healing as well?"

With the jingle jangle jingle of two bells (one each clamped to the wolf ears of her pelt headdress), Scout Rowenova strides up the entrance ramp onto the Dragon's Wake, doing so with a muzzle-shaded grin which ultimately outshines those bug bites along her right jaw and left neck. Toward The Windrunner, the Northern lass merrily blows a quick kiss before ultimately catching one a moment later and happily applying it to her double-breasted double right over her sternum area. Then, she analytically scans the whole setup before then moving closer to the Dragon's Wake's center.

Norwood stands on his boat a little bit like a cat that knows it's surrounded by water and is NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT. He's all stiff and stand-y up-y, ready for whatever comes but also hoping HE doesn't end up in the water. "So we just shove them off the boat?" The words are directed at Kael as he returns Cristoph's head nod.

Tatienne is doing some stretches at the side, getting ready to warm up. She's actually doing something exceptional for her, she's wearing silks. Colourful silks in a somewhat eclectic combination. Brightly coloured lycene style pieces on top of dark blue silks in a style more suited for the oathlands. The combined effect looks somewhat unusual, and of course the bells are still there and they chime as she practices.

Athaur is a jingling mess of noise. Not that this was at all unusual for him. He was dressed in leather and silks, his hair blowing in the breaze as he rocks easily with the movement of the ship in the water. Strips of linen have been wrapped around his knuckles to protect them as he takes his position on the final boat. There is a grin on the Marquis face as he basks in the good nature of the event.

Kael seems to be of fairly fine spirit, in attendance with a little chin-up nod toward Eshra by way of greeting. He's standing on the boat near Norwood, and doing his best *not* to rock it. Maybe there's a bit of fidgeting back and forth, testing the best places for balance. Or maybe he's just testing if he can bother a certain Baron Clement. That being said, once he spies his wife coming down the path with the variety of Keaton guards he exhales a huff of relief and raises his hand on high to greet her. Ah, upon catching sight of Cristoph he returns the chin-nod. "I think that is the goal, yes," he agrees to the man. "Let's try to not dunk one another." Sage wisdom from the Marquis Keaton.

Coming comes just behind Rukhnis, looking a bit tired but hey! She too was up tending those from the riots the other night. Making her into a random boat with her medical supplies, she's pretty well prepared for just about anything today. She smiles over at Reigna as she sees her, just before sitting,"Marquessa. Hello."

Rysen comes to stand beside Rowenova on the boat. He offers a quick salute to Eshra and Athaur, before his eyes shift to Rukhnis. A troubled expression passes over his features, but when Rowenova says something quielty to him, he turns his attention to those on The Windrunner.


Felix is in a small hurry, having come from tending to more Guild business - but he's in a rather good mood, taking in a deep breath and making a show of flexing fingers. "Think next time I should make some big shields for the brawlers to use - let em push people off /or/ punch and grapple them." He gives a nod to Athaur, while keeping an eye on the two boats nearby. "Hope the lot of you came for a swim!" lifting his voice to call out to them.

Tarik let out a deep breathe and just shakes his head. Tarik stops shaking his head long enough to catch Rowenova's kiss. Tarik blows a kiss back to Rowenova. Tarik starts to stretch as he tries to gauge how far he has to jump.

Tolv gives a little sigh when he turns up and spots exactly what's intended. "Boats." It's quiet, and long-suffering. The man ambles on down to the river's edge in spite of this, and hops neatly into one of the boats seemingly at random. If he doesn't *like* boats, he certainly doesn't seem to have any actual fear of them.

Damien Pierce - A Charming Assistant, 1 Redreef Warden, Vagari The Cinder Cat, 1 Order of the Firebird, 2 House Crovane Guards, Biorna - The Protective Mastiff arrive, following Mikani.

Mikani has joined the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Rukhnis gives Reigna a small bow as the physicians guildmaster arrives, and as she observes the other woman with a keen eye to her appearance of profound fatigue, that same exact look of exhaustion is mirrored on Rukhnis's own hollow-eyed countenance. "I am," she agrees quietly. "I am supposed to be on one of these ships.. the Current Chaser, or something of the sort." Glancing around for the boat to ferry her out there, she pauses to nod to Thea as well, and to tell her two fellow healers, "Hopefully we will not be much needed. Both of you look as if you could very much use some rest."

Norwood checked composure at difficulty 10, rolling 21 higher.

Norwood just tosses Kael an I-see-what-you-are-doing-MARQUIS look for his attempts to rock the boat. But he will scoot just a litttttlllleeee bit away from Kael. Easier to not knock him off.

The lovely, Lycene priestess has come to watch this curious event, dressed in a sheath of seasilk and aeterna, the unmarred bronze of her shoulders, back and arms shielded from what breezes blow by a scarf the color of sunrise - a contrast to the night-motif of her shimmering gown. Dianna wears an amused smile at Felix, her gaze dancing over the other participants. There's little knowing who - if any - Dianna favors, but she smiles to Thea, Rowenova, Athar and Norwood when she spots them, too.

Thea smiles a little over at Rukhnis,"You have no room to talk,"nodding her head. "But you know that it never ends, yes?" She looks about in agreement, saying,"We all need a break from the stresses. This will do it,"offering a wave to Dianna.



There, by one of the many barrels of apples, is a man with a loooooong stem pipe in his mouth that puffs idly. A biiiig floppy hat. A red rubi staff and...tattooed hands toss an apple up and down. Up, and down. Do those markings have knives, skulls and coins? Is that a Culler's Sash!? IS THAT RAVNA CULLER!? It is. Grinning with his head tilted in such a way that only one, half-open eye can stare over those that might come his way. Apple being tossed up, and down. Up, and down. There, upon the Lover's Dance.

Tatienne checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 1 higher.

Cristoph checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 28 higher.

Tarik checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 22 higher.

Reigna waves to Kael and then looks to Ruhknis, "There are still patients to see in the wake of the riots. Thank you again for your swift work at the Docks." Reigna looks to Rukhnis with clear gratitude before she points to her husband's boat. "I should head that way, but I wanted to say thank you." With that, she departs to join Kael and Norwood.

Nova merrily chimes, "Duke Christoph, I bee that you wore your beeara today!"

Hearing that Norwood's just going to yell out in reply to Rowenova, "They are called Bee-rets!" Totally serious face.

Kael shoots Norwood a grin that is perhaps more boyish than not. He's in fine enough spirits, it seems, though there are occasional glances sent Reigna-wards. That being said, when the event begins, he calls in his best Keaton Tournament Voice <tm>, "Duke Laurent!" He's a cheer-er, not a heckler.

Rukhnis in fact seems a great deal more stressed to be here than otherwise, but she only makes a noncommittal noise in Thea's direction that could be taken however one wants. She then looks generally awkward at being thanked for anything by Reigna, yet obscurely grateful and oddly relieved by it at the same time. And then she's off to take up her post aboard the Current Chaser.



"Ooooooi! Are you all gonna win this fuckin' race or, you know, MAYBE I should go get some lil' kids from the docks to run for you? You seem real comfortable there! Y'soft-legged whinos!"
A call from Ravna Culler, still smoking, still puff-puffing, still tossing that apple up and down. Though the priestess nearby approaches him and - the apple drops. For whatever reason. Oh well, grab another.

After Norwood's reprimand, Nova shouts back with Northern Volume! "BEEARA!!!"

Noting Ravna, Dianna moves over towards him and presses her lips to his cheek, a wide some lifting her full lips. She distinctly does /not/ take 'an apple.' She'll leave that to others, apparently.

As things start, Tatienne realizes the competition is... a bit more physically adept than she is, she shrugs and charges forwards anyway, leaping with confidence; though not with the greatest of skill. She manages to grab hold of the next ship over, but didn't exactly get her clean landing, and now she has to climb on before she can continue.

Thea glances at Rowenova and grins a bit,"Hey! I have one of those things!" She then groans as Rowenova shouts,"Why are you SHOUTING!" Thea stares at her all bugeyed,"You're wedding is going to scare me. I doubt I'll sleep through it."

Is it time to go? It's time to go. Cristoph has been warming up, he's READY for this moment. It's the moment he's been waiting for all of his life, okay, that might be dramatic. Whatever. He gears up and then runs straight forward, launching off with good efficiency and landing on the other ship, both feet steady under him. He gives a quick thumbs up to Kael and Norwood before he gets ready to keep moving.

Mikani loves being on the ship. She climbs to the side of the ship and heckles the ships around her. "Duke .... your ship is slower than honey and your ship mates slower than bees!"

Tarik gets a good running start and leaps into the air and lands on the deck of the Lover's Dance. Tarik dusts himself off and offers another quick wave to Rowenova. Tarik smiles as his gaze shifts from the water and back to the the other occupants of the boats. "I guess this is where the fun begins."

To Thea, Nova wolfishly grins and ultimately explains, "I am a Northern lass!" Then, she lifts up an enthusiastic wave to Tarik over there on Lover's Dance. "You can do eet!" An aside to Thea, "It will be pretty intense, indeed."

Kael checked strength + brawl at difficulty 15, rolling 45 higher.

Norwood checked strength + brawl at difficulty 15, rolling 16 higher.

"Oi! My Lord Duke!" Athaur leaps onto the railing of the ship, his hands cupping his mouth to help his voice to carry across the the water. "Well landed My Lord! Far better then I expected! I see the buzz about you is correct!" The Rivenshari Marquis sways slightly with the movement of the ship to keep his balance. He grins brightly, perhaps happy to be on the water again. Or maybe because he picked the farthest boat so he gets to yell a lot. "Northman! Do not be alarmed! This is what Ice looks like when you are in a climate that is meant to be lived in!" He lets out a startled squack when Tatienne barely manages to catch herself, jumping up and down. "Tatienne! Don't let the Dryfeet better you!"

Tarik checked strength + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 51 higher.



A tattooed hand raises to his cheek, and Ravna gives a yell. "Heyooo! Watch your feet! Wouldn't want you to trip on those duck-paddles! Ahahahaahaaa!" Whoever the Culler is shouting at, matters little. He's grinning ear to ear, tossing that appl eup and down.

Ravna checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 16 higher.

Cristoph checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 25 higher.

Cristoph checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 24 higher.

"Thank you very much, Marquis Athaur!" Was that 'buzz' an intentional bee joke? If so, Cristoph neatly manages to notice it. He's had a lifetime of bee jokes, they roll right off him. When a sandbag comes flying at him, he looks surprised! This is really the point of the entire game, but still, he looks a bit surprised. Instinct tells him to grab it, rather than dodge out of the way. And he does, letting it smack him in the midsection as he catches it and tosses it off to the side. "Thank you!" he calls to Ravna before he springs for the next ship. It's all that training in full plate armor.

"I apologize for being so forward in this dance," says Kael with merriment given that Tarik just did talk about fun. Kael leaps forward, the intent clear to use the bulk of his form and snare the runner in his brawny grip, but alas, it was not meant to be...Tarik's evidently going to keep going through him, until Norwood steps in to intervene. Kael hoots a laugh as he has to reorient himself on the moving ship and in the midst calls another shout of, "Go Laurent! Team Proud Papas!"

From the Dragon's Wake, Nova shouts aloud, "You can do it, Love!" And then, there is Cristoph jumping aboard her own ship! She pivot turns, doing so and ultimately revealing she has been holding up steepled fingertips! And then, that wolf scout dashes forth! "Bee still!" says she to the Laurent ruler!

Norwood lets Kael throw his body into the FRAY first, but when Tarik is still going he'll join the fun. Rather than do anything smart or, like, athletic he's just going to throw himself down upon the deck of the ship in Tarik's pathway. Sacrifice his body for the TEAM! "Go Cristoph!" Norwood cheers from faceplanted upon the deck. This is fine.

Tatienne finishes climbing upwards, making her way onto the deck of the ship. She does not look like she anticipates much success in winning, but like she's having fun giving it her best shot. In fact, she even shouts back to Athaur. "I'm sorry, m'lord. If you wanted someone good at this, you should've asked someone other than the money counter."

Reigna laughs, shaking her head as her husband and the rest of his team give such a spirited effort. The louder Kael is, the more she smiles, though the ghosts of concern linger, and she is often distracted by looking around worriedly.

Norwood is overheard praising Cristoph.

Mikani takes Compact Ocean Colored Lute from Black Leather Holster Hip Bag with Crimson Accents.

"But why am I doing this again?" Tarik laughs in response to Nova. Tarik gets pass Kael, but trips over Norwood as he makes his way across the deck and slides towards the forward section. Tarik grinds his teeth as he goes to pick himself up. "The things we do..."

Mikani takes out her lute and starts singing to get the crew of her ship to cheer them on and entertain them. "..... Come away away out into the water with me .... we're drowning on dry land!"

Athaur grins brightly. "But of course! I hope you are able to continue on your way! It has been so long since I have been able to dump a duke into the River!" He probably hasn't ever dumped a Duke into the river. Maybe? "Bad luck there Tarik. They do get underfoot. Perhaps you should dance more."

Aside from a few quiet exchanges with her companions onboard the Current Chaser, Rukhnis continues to stare very reservedly off into the distance with not much expression on her face except for the one that says she hates herself and is ashamed of her whole existence, which only deepens whenever her gaze drifts back to the shore and the closely clustered, dilapidated buildings of the Lowers.

Ras wanders up to the outskirts of the commotion, likely having heard some of the noise from earlier. He looks strangely confused to see a competition rather than anything else ongoing, but then recognition flashes through his eyes, and he studies the vessels more somberly, and picks one to scramble and hop over to. It happens to be the one Rukhnis is on.

Ras has joined the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.



There comes another call after Cristoph, "Ooooiiii! C'mon then, you goat, let's fuckin' goooooo! I bet your Ma's faster than that!"

- This, from Ravna Culler.

Standing beside Ravna, Dianna just laughs, the merriment and sport of the event apparently pleasing the priestess. She doesn't heckle at anyone; nor does she cheer anyone. She just laughs, beams, chuckles and enjoys the very essence of this event.

Rowenova checked dexterity + brawl at difficulty 15, rolling 32 higher.

Rysen checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 46 higher.

Cristoph checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 2 higher.

MORE BEE JOKES. Cristoph almost loses it on the ship when Rowenova shouts for him to BEE STILL. Is it possible to have your progress halted from a bout of hysterical laughter? Because that's him right now. This will go well (it will not).

Norwood checked strength + brawl at difficulty 15, rolling 9 higher.

Kael checked strength + brawl at difficulty 15, rolling 10 higher.

When Cristoph leaps over to The Dragon's Wake, Rysen grins. "Sorry, My Lord," he says, "but I must stick to you like honey." He keeps his body interposed between Cristoph and the end of the boat with some swift footwork. "We used to play 'shadows' when we were kids," Rysen huffs as he remains firmly in front of the duke as much as possible. "Locke always hated that game," he adds laughingly.

Tarik checked strength + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 13 higher.

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

Tatienne has left the The Windrunner, A Rivenshari ship.

Tatienne has joined the The Windrunner, A Rivenshari ship.

Tatienne has left the The Windrunner, A Rivenshari ship.

Tatienne has joined the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Tarik has left the The Windrunner, A Rivenshari ship.

Tarik has joined the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Cristoph has left the The Windrunner, A Rivenshari ship.

Cristoph has joined the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Tatienne has left the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Tatienne has joined the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Mikani checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 19 higher.

Thea checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 29 higher.

Waldemai checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 27 higher.

Ravna checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 19 higher.

Tarik checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 26 higher.

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

Cristoph checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 21 higher.

Rysen checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 55 higher.

Ravna says, "Aaaaaahahahahaha! You slow-asses! C'moooon! Move those legs! What, too many pies sitting as dead weight in your asses? Ahahaha!"

Tatienne checked luck at difficulty 15, rolling 4 lower.

Norwood checked luck at difficulty 15, rolling 8 lower.

Tatienne checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 15 higher.

Tarik checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 30 higher.

Norwood is going to THROW HIMSELF at Tatienne! Throw! Dance! MISS! He's been Bee-ten!

Tarik has left the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Tarik has joined the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

As Rysen distracts Cristoph, Rowenova glides closer to the Duke with what is a smile for the laughter which is warmer than the water to be. A deft reach with both gloved hands, and she ultimately grapples Cristoph into a happy hug, spinning him toward the edge from whence he came and into a flying 'apple', too. Once there, she speeds up the spin before attempting to launch him!
Could there be a chance he could catch and recover? Another apple is coming, after all!

A quick dash, a swift duck, and a cheerful, "My lord. I'm far too young for you." Before barely Tatienne manages to make it past Norwood and finds an opportunity to jump across to the next ship... and therefor the next set of obstacles.

Ras stands still, very quiet for a heckler. He's got a sandbag clenched in one fist, though, and is grumbling something to those nearby, low enough to be inaudible over the waves. Somebody's not winning any heckling awards.

Waldemai waits for one of the runners to jump onto the ship and then BOP! "Sorry about that," he says. He doesn't sound very sorry.

Kael goes racing toward Tarik again, attempting to shoulder into the man, but he steps wrong and quite likely simply spins a bit instead. Luckily however he manages to maintain his balance and stay standing on the vessel. That he is bested simply has Kael chuckling. He darts a glance to Norwood to see how he fares and then moves to clasp his upper arm, keeping an eye on the proceedings. Yet the fate that Cristoph has in store? That has his dark brows furrow and a frown manifest upon his features for the first time.

Come out to the Lower Boroughs, we get together playing a relay on ships, and we will have a few laughs doing it." Tarik sighs as he finally makes his way passed Kael. He starts to celebrate his victory when he immediately has to duck down from being hit. Tarik smirks, "I forgot about that part of the competition." Tarik peeks around before jumping to the next ship. Upon landing on the ship, Tarik smiles at Rowenova, "Did you miss me?"

Tatienne has left the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Tatienne has joined the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

"This ship suddenly got very crowded," Cristoph decides. He smiles at the people that are trying to get in his way. And they do get in his way. "No, excuse me. Pardon me. Well, do you mind." Dear gods, was that an apple?!

While Rysen is heckling and Rowenova is doing what she does best, Thea does sets her sites elsewhere--at Rysen. Maybe for bad poetry, maybe for because he's there, maybe because she's giving Rowenova and Cristoph a break, whatever the reason, Thea is all too excited for this moment. She winds up her arm, throwing her apple. Really hoping it hits Rysen SOMEWHERE! "I'm not fixing that either!"

Confessor Dale arrives, delivering a message to Norwood before departing.

After the spin off, Nova pivots back toward center ship and smiles brightly after Tarik's arrival. "I did!" says she before darting forth after Tati!

Norwood shouts from nearby, ""CRISTOPH CAN you SWIM?""

Rowenova checked dexterity + brawl at difficulty 15, rolling 52 higher.

Rysen checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 46 higher.

Tatienne checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 8 higher.

Cristoph checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 28 higher.

Tarik checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 27 higher.

Waldemai checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 102 higher. Waldemai rolled a critical!

Mikani checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 30 higher.

"Swim Cristoph! Swim!" Norwood calls, being a very supportive Rose Baron.

Thea checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 13 higher.

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

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

Tarik checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 33 higher.

Tarik checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 32 higher.

Tarik has left the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Tarik has joined the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

It turns out that Cristoph can swim and he spends his time doing just that, trying to swim back up to and onto the ship he was knocked off of.

Poor Tatienne, already the least skilled at this kind of thing of the runners, gets ganged up and shoved overboard; and then for good measure one of those sandbag apples hits her square in the head as she's teetering over the edge. She hits the water with a splash and a bloody nose.

With Cristoph in the water, Rysen offers Rowenova a fistbump, and smiles to Tarik as he brushes by. He then rushes forward to black Tatienne from advancing, wincing a little as she splashes into the river.

This time, Rowenova makes sure that Rysen gets to do the throw overboard, while helping the process in the efficient ways that she is known for in the North. After, she slides away from the incoming 'apple' that Thea threw her way and goes wideyed. "How?!" is all she asks of the Malvici lady before shouting out, "Go Tarik!"

Only because Rowenova has been well, being mushy, she didn't want the Duke to drown(how long can you swim in all that metal), she already attacked one of the Crovane, and Tatienne was already knocked off, Thea turns her sites that way. Tossing the apple in the air a couple times, she hurles it at the scout, laughing all the while,"I'm sorry Rowenova!" She really isn't. As the laugh shows. When there's a splash, she turns and winces at Tatienne. Gods that must be cold!

After dodging Thea, Rowenova fist bumps Rysen! Then, she happily heckles the swimming people. "Sea rats!"

Tarik had an easier time making it his way across this deck thanks to the members of his team. When Mikani throws an apple at him, Tarik rolls his eyes in an overly dramatic way before letting out a deep laugh "Really, and we partnered to do the Society of Explorers test for a member." He barely moves out of the way of the apple as he prepares to make to make his final jump. When he lands on the deck, he takes a long look at the water and back to the people on the deck. "I have a feeling I am going into the water."

Mikani laughs, "Sorry, thought you were .... well ... I don't have an excuse at least you dodged!"

Rysen checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 55 higher.

Rowenova checked dexterity + brawl at difficulty 15, rolling 74 higher.

Athaur checked dexterity + brawl at difficulty 15, rolling 9 higher.

Felix checked dexterity + brawl at difficulty 15, rolling 21 higher.

Tolv checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 46 higher.

Ras hitches a shrug at Tarik and doesn't throw his sandbag. He knits his brow at some smile from Tolv and then drops his gaze, squishing the 'apple' in unhappy consideration.

Tarik checked strength + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 80 higher.

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

Tolv whips his 'apple' at Tarik in a very quick, sudden motion, followed by a small lean forward to see the results.

Cristoph checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 6 higher.

Cristoph checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 2 lower.

Mikani checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 37 higher.

Tolv checked dexterity + dodge at difficulty 15, rolling 55 higher.

Tarik checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 34 higher.

After giving Thea a hard time, Nova lightheartedly grins then turns away to instead face the Current Chaser as she shouts aloud, "You can do it!" for the third time this evening!

Tarik is overheard praising Eshra.

Athaur is overheard praising Tarik.

Athaur is overheard praising Eshra.

Athaur is overheard praising Rowenova.

Rysen is overheard praising Tarik.

Rysen is overheard praising Eshra.

Athaur is overheard praising Norwood.

Rowenova is overheard praising Tarik: That's my Morien man!

Mikani is overheard praising Eshra.

Felix is overheard praising Eshra.

Mikani is overheard praising Eshra.

Tarik is overheard praising Waldemai.

Tarik is overheard praising Ravna.

Tolv sighs just a little as Tarik dodges his throw, but he doesn't seem too put out. It's when an 'apple' goes sailing at him, and he only just manages to get out of the way, that there's a little motion. "Ah! Oh. Who did that? I am not the one jumping over boats! I am sitting right *here*! Sitting!" He points at where he's planted his rear.

Eshra gets Voucher for One Keaton Hound from A wide leather belt with sheath.

a nondescript assistant, 1 Culler Boatswain arrive, following Acacia.

Felix has left the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

a nondescript assistant, 1 Culler Boatswain leave, following Acacia.

Eshra gets The Draught of Life - an invigorating fougere in a black glass flacon from A wide leather belt with sheath.

Sitting in a boat being a physician has never been so--FUN! "I got to throw apples. I wasn't expecting that. Even if they WERE dodged!"

Athaur is overheard praising Rysen.

Dianna is overheard praising Ravna: You wild Culler; I love the way you make me laugh, and the way you make others smile. Never stop. For anything or anyone.

Waldemai accepts a voucher with gratitude - "Thank you very much - and heads back to town with a wave and a "Sorry! Hope no one got hurt!"

Waldemai has left the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Rowenova checked dexterity + athletics at difficulty 15, rolling 31 higher.

Tarik makes his way pass the last occupants on the boat and somehow manages to dodge an apple coming at him. Tarik takes a quick peek around to see where the other competitors are before launching in the air and landing on the final boat. Tarik smirks, "Like a white bear moving across the ice." Tarik waves to his teammates. "Congrats!"

Kael has a brief exchange with Norwood and with a little chin up, he is offering forth a call of, "My liege!" to Cristoph. "Keaton Hall awaits!" Evidently there is a all for one and one for all for the group (as well as afterparty), for Kael and Norwood leap down from their boat and into the river, starting to swim over toward the Laurent Duke and play the role of shield just in case anything else gets pelted his way. The trio, just like that, are heading toward Reigna. After all, the Marquessa must be collected as well. It is only Kael, however, that embraces her in a wet hug before they collect various things to depart. Before they leave there is, of course, various waves/bows of gratitude toward the Rivenshari hosts.

Tarik has left the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Rowenova has left the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Dashing forth at messenger speeds, Rowenova speeds down the exit ramp from the Dragon's Wake until she can meet up with Tarik, around whom she happily throws /not/ sandbag apples but a victory hug! "Congrats to you, too! Thank you!"

Reigna squeals and jumps as a dripping wet Kael hugs her, "Noooooo!" Reigna shakes her head and flails a little, though she does not make too much of an effort to get away. She looks up at Kael and wrinkles her nose, "You are going to catch your death. We need to get you home and changed!"

Norwood has left the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Thea climbs out of the boat and chuckles,"Gods, this was more entertaining than I thought it would be." She looks around, asking,"Is anyone in need of anyting? Blanket, drink? Feeling alright?"

Reigna has left the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Kael has left the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

2 Keaton Huntsmen, Marie, chef of Keaton Hall, Sir Pupsalot, a polite, tri-color corgi, Oaken, an Oakhaven bloodhound, Fidelity, a white-tailed eagle, 1 Healer Guardian, Gigi, an apprentice physician with attitude problems, Kael leave, following Reigna.

Cristoph has left the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Mikani kisses Rysen's cheek when she gets close enough to him. "Well we have a goat ....."

Thea has left the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

"Good run," says Rysen to Tarik smiling. He makes his way off the ship, waiting for Mikani, and offers a word of thanks to Eshra and Athaur.

With a grin and a warm chuckle, Dianna curves her arms around Ravna's left elbow. "Come on, you mad Culler. Will you walk home with me?"

1 Rivenshari Clansman have been dismissed.

Patock, A clever Youth have been dismissed.

Unnamed Chocolate Goat have been dismissed.



Ravna stumbles some at the push, and his arm slides with Dianna's own. "Mmmmnnnnnhmmm. Yes. I will. Certainly." There's a new Hat! A JESTER'S HAT. That is popped onto his The Hat, and Ravna grins like a hungry coyote.

Athaur has left the The Current Chaser, A Rivenshari Ship.

Rysen has left the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Mikani has left the The Dragon's Wake, A Rivenshari Ship.

Damien Pierce - A Charming Assistant, 1 Redreef Warden, Vagari The Cinder Cat, 1 Order of the Firebird, 2 House Crovane Guards, Biorna - The Protective Mastiff leave, following Mikani.

Lygeia, a calligrapher and alchemist, Leonce, an apprentice confessor, Mikani leave, following Rysen.

Rysen leaves, following Athaur.

Damien Pierce - A Charming Assistant, 1 Redreef Warden, Vagari The Cinder Cat, 1 Order of the Firebird, 2 House Crovane Guards, Biorna - The Protective Mastiff arrive, following Mikani.

Lygeia, a calligrapher and alchemist, Leonce, an apprentice confessor, Mikani arrive, following Rysen.

Rysen arrives, following Athaur.

Ravna has left the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Dianna has left the The Lover's Dance , A Rivenshari Ship.

Trini Albricci, an attractive young Lycene woman, Fiorenzio Palmisano, a charmingly-confident middle-aged chef, 1 Templar Knight guards leave, following Dianna.

Knife-Fingers - the asshole jackrabbit, Dianna leave, following Ravna.

Damien Pierce - A Charming Assistant, 1 Redreef Warden, Vagari The Cinder Cat, 1 Order of the Firebird, 2 House Crovane Guards, Biorna - The Protective Mastiff leave, following Mikani.

Lygeia, a calligrapher and alchemist, Leonce, an apprentice confessor, Mikani leave, following Rysen.

Sir Floppington the Soulful Hound leaves, following Rowenova.

Rysen, Tarik, Rowenova leave, following Athaur.



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