Does the Ghost Knight make you tremble? She was the 2012 jousting champion. Ooo! I love the way the ground rumbles.
You, the crowd, will be eligible to win prizes via drawing everyday during the joust. All you need to do is leave a comment cheering for any knight. You may cheer up to three times a day. Each comment will earn you an entry in the drawing. Comments close at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time US each day.
You score points for the knights by using key words they were given. For instance, if I were jousting as Pax Knight and my key words were huzzah, Pax Knight, and Backworlds, and you left a comment that said Huzzah, Pax Knight! That would score two points for the knight. If you use all three words, the knight gets three points.
The knight with the most points at the end of the week will win a year of promotion on my website, a signed M. Pax paperback of their choice, chocolate, a steampunk pin, and bragging rights.
To get the key words, visit the jousting knights:
- Star Knight
- Lady Mary
- Lady Elson
- Sir Burns
- Xanthus Ehrensvard
- Ghost Knight
- Lady of the Lab
- Sir Elias Gargarin Tavish
- Lady Patricia Lynne
Rumor has it some of the knights are offering
bribesfavors on their sites. Ooo!
Sip Your Grog While the Bards Say…
They All Fall Down excerpt by Angela Brown:
“Please. Don’t go, Basil. I have a bad feeling about this. Everything’s going so good for us. I mean, it is good right?”
“I have to do this, Abby.”
Abby walked closer, tossing the obituary on the bed. He didn’t answer my question. I thought it was all good with us. I love him beyond death so it has to be. “At least make me understand why you’d risk this…risk us, to fly off willy nilly!”
Basil rounded on her, his face etched with pain. “Because I didn’t get to say goodbye! Okay? Is that enough? Or not enough? I didn’t get to end things with my parents like you did. No closure. My life got ripped away from me. All because I joked with the devil! A few choice words with the wrong person and I ended up with this!” He slapped his palm against his Harvestor’s mark.
The Newstead Project excerpt from Melanie Schulz
It was one of those moments in my life that I wish I could have a do-over; like that instead of going to my coach’s office between third and fourth period, I would’ve done something else; anything else. Even that wasn’t my last chance to escape what seemed to be a fixed course. If I’d just pulled my head back into the hall once I saw my coach’s blank stare, then maybe I wouldn’t be writing this now. But I didn’t do either of those things. I went to my coach’s office and I turned on the light and when I did, I didn’t walk away.
“You must be Joel,” the man standing behind my coach’s desk said confidently, like he already knew it was me. He held out his hand and I stepped into the room to shake it. “My name is Mike Arberdean. I’m here to represent Newstead, a private high school in Vermont, that-”
“Newstead-never heard of it,” came Coach’s cocky voice from somewhere behind Mike.
Mike’s smile stayed fixed on his face, at least the outline of it. There’s something freaky about a mouth that’s smiling and eyes that aren’t. After a second or so of that, I decided there needed to be some more space between us, so I took a step back and took my hand with me.
Let the Huzzahs Begin!
Prizes in today’s drawing generously offered by Angela Brown and Melanie Schulz:
- ebook copy of either NeverLove or The All Fall Down by Angela Brown
- $25 Amazon gift card from Melanie Schulz
- copy of The Newstead Project by Melanie Schulz
All joust winners will be announced on this blog Monday, November 18th.
Visit the other Realms Faire Events
Joust ~ Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Dueling Bards ~ Phasers ~ Masquerade Parade ~ Collective Performance ~ Castle Jumble ~ Dragon Hunt
Rumor has it there’s a Kindle being given away at Phasers…
Continue the fun at Grogz on Facebook. Sing, drink, and spar with the knights. Or use the hashtag #grogz on Twitter.
The book bundle includes ebooks from authors: Catherine Stine, M. Gerrick, Cherie Reich, Graeme Ing, Christine Rains, Laura Eno, Ellie Garratt, M. Pax, Angela Brown, Gwen Gardner, Nicki Elson, Melanie Schulz, Julie Flanders, Sandra Ulbrich Almazan
A prize at Phasers today…
Steampunk necklace by Dire Steampunk.
Thank you for joining the fun today. It begins again at midnight eastern US time.