Final Day of Jousting Tournament for The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear


The knights are dragging, Lords and Ladies, Knaves and Wenches. They need your cheers. If you missed the rules: the knights score points by you cheering for them. One point for using the knight’s name (ie, Stormy Knight) and one point for using the knight’s special Renaissance word. Each day you cheer, your names gets put into the drawing to win a free ebook of The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear. You may cheer for more than one knight, and you may cheer up to three times. The joust closes at midnight Pacific time (US).

I hate to see the party end. What fun it has been, and the knights have graced all of us with their impressive skills. There has been some talk on the Facebook of making this an annual event. Next year even grander and greater spread over many kingdoms (blogs) and turning this into a Renaissance Festival of parties, feats, and contests. Yes? I think so.

Current standing: Ghost Knight 78, Knight Aidensdein 75, Stormy Knight 65, Knight of Uber 60, Knight of the Whispering Woods, 57, Knight McSquee 50, Knight Light 50, Knight of the Fae Forest 41, Gibberish Knight of the Triangle Ottoman 40.

Stormy Knight, special word is wherefore (meaning, ‘why’)

Knight of the Whispering Woods, word is S’wounds (meaning ‘wow’)

Ghost Knight, word is hark (meaning ‘hey, listen up’)


Knight of Uber, word is prithee (meaning ‘please’)

Knight McSqee, Protector of Fandom, word is tosspot (meaning ‘drunkard’)

Knight Aidensdein, word is poppet (meaning, ‘child, doll’)

Knight of Fae Forest, word is cutpurse (meaning ‘thief’)

Knight Light, word is pray tell (meaning ‘please tell me’)

Gibberish Knight of the Triangle Ottoman, word is forsooth (meaning ‘indeed’)


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  1. Joy Joy
    November 17, 2012    

    Sir Knight of Uber, hope todays battle is not with a bear, prithee take care in the forest

  2. Joy Joy
    November 17, 2012    

    To Sir Knight of Uber, todays battle will ot be with peppers, prithee get some rest

  3. November 17, 2012    

    Wherefore did Sir Com-Puter choose to go to war with Stormy Knight in the midst of a joust of such importance? Have heart and three Huzzahs to cheer you on!

  4. November 17, 2012    

    Wherefore is Knight Stormy in the lead?
    Knight Aidensdein, you dropped your poppet.
    Hark, Knight Ghost may win!
    Huzzah, I am out of cheers…

  5. November 17, 2012    

    Huzzah Knight Aidensdein! Rally to me and with a kiss from my darling poppet, ye will find the strength to be victorious!

  6. Lady Marie Lady Marie
    November 17, 2012    

    A new day dawns bright and clear. The Knight of Uber saddles his steed and prepares his gear. Prithee may be do well on this final day of challenge. Safety to all the gallant knights!

  7. November 17, 2012    

    Knight of Uber, prithee be strong on this last day of jousting! And smite knightly tushes with much force.

  8. November 17, 2012    

    Hark! The grog runs low. Wherefore the knight move so slow? The last day of the joust gets run over by cutpurses, tosspots, and poppets dreaming of grandeur. Prithee keep they lances straight today, brave knights. Forsooth, it foretells the victor. S’wounds you do me proud Ghost Knight, Knight Aidensdein, Stormy Knight, Knight of Uber, Knight of the Whispering Woods, Knight Light, Knight McSquee, Knight of the Fae Forest, and Gibberish Knight of the Triangle Ottoman.

  9. November 17, 2012    

    Lady Joy! I admire your everlasting enthusiasm.

    I believe Sir Com-Puter is either a tosspot or a cutpurse, Lady Laura.

    Fine cheers they are, Lord Alex.

    Huzzah! Lady Christine.

    A noble knight he is Lady Marie.

    Great to see you returning to the games today, Lady Pauline.

  10. Marie Bittinger Marie Bittinger
    November 17, 2012    

    Such ferocity, such tenacity, such bravery from all the knights. My favorite remains the gallant Sir Allan, Knight of Uber. Prithee may this gallant knight remain strong to the finish!

  11. November 17, 2012    

    Good luck to the knights! And I do hope you’ll do this again. Even though I didn’t get a chance to participate this year, it was a lot of fun watching. :)

  12. November 17, 2012    

    It was fun seeing all this jousting. You had a fantastic launch week.

  13. Marie Bittinger Marie Bittinger
    November 17, 2012    

    A round of java for these brave knights, I’ll supply, for they gorw weary from combat. A double portion to the Knight of Uber, prithee, for the gray haired gent’s strength is all but spent. Well done to all the knights!

  14. November 17, 2012    

    Huzzah! Lady Marie.

    A few of us on FB were discussing making this bigger and grander next November, Cherie. A whole Ren extravaganza using several kingdoms… err blogs.

    It was fun to watch, Lady Medeia. I’m glad I thought it up.

  15. November 17, 2012    

    Aye, as the battle draws to a close, I would like to say one final battle cry to all the knights who have rallied against each other , it has been a mighty joust and one I would participate in again!

    Thanks to all of those Lords and Ladies, who have cast their cheers and made this so much fun!

    Knight Aidensdein!

  16. November 17, 2012    

    What a mighty joust it has been. Congratulations to all the knights!

  17. November 17, 2012    

    Huzzah! The sun dips low in the sky and the Knight do drag their…ah, armor near the ground. Hark and be of good cheer, Knights Aidensdein, Stormy, and Ghost. Ye’ve fought well. Wherefore my poppet calls out to each of you, I cannot say, but the grog will soon console all injuries.

  18. November 17, 2012    

    One more grand HUZZAH for Knight Aidensdein!

  19. November 17, 2012    

    S’wounds, Knight of the Whispering Woods, you’ve fallen a bit behind, but I know you can pull through and do some smiting!

  20. November 17, 2012    

    Tosspot! Love this idea and the picture is great! Virtual jousting is awesome. :)

  21. November 18, 2012    

    I’m late to this tournament. Looks like I missed some mighty deeds of great valour. Huzzah for all the knights!

  22. November 18, 2012    

    I know it’s over. Sorry I didn’t get here more often! I barely even had time to post my blog. I should be back in the swing of things in December, just taking my precious time getting used to the new schedule. :)

  23. November 18, 2012    

    what a splendid week of jousting & merry making!!

    may your stories be read all over the land!!