Wow! Those were some hefty blows yesterday. They left me bruised. You? These are some hard fighting knights. Give them all a Huzzah!
After three days of joust, the contest runs hot. Lady Mary has a slight lead at 109 points over Lady Elson who has 100.
Not far behind and nipping at their heels are Star Knight and Sir Xan, both with 54 points. Next come Sir K.E.N. and Ghost Knight with 28 and 24 points.
Whoever has the stamina over the next two days will claim victory! Huzzah!
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…
Taking Time excerpt by Ellie Garratt:
As I halted the stallion outside of Daring’s jail just minutes before starslight, I already knew there was no point hiding–Baine could simply tear down every building until he found me and let the starslight do its work. There was only one option left. I had to confess all to the sheriff except for my pact with McCaffrey. I hoped keeping that part secret would at least buy me some favour from the lithe porter when it came to escaping Revelation.
I dragged the sheriff from the horse, shoved him through the open door to Daring’s jailhouse, and pushed him into a cell. He didn’t fight me. I could still hear the demon pounding the ground behind us. I did not have the time to persuade the sheriff my plan was the only one that would work.
“Sheriff Tepper, I need you to listen to me.”
He shut his eyes and began humming a tune I didn’t recognise, pressing his hands to his ears to block out my voice. I ripped his hands away from his face and pulled him to his feet, shaking him until he was forced to open his eyes and look at me. As he did so, he stared upward above my face. His mouth opened, gaping with shock. “You’re hair is smoking. You’re a vamp–”
Twinned Universes excerpt by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan
“I still can’t believe you’re really my clone. How did they make you? Wait.” Sean’s eyes narrowed. “Did Jo have something to do with this?”
Paul went very still.
“She did, didn’t she?” Sean’s face turned red. “She had no right…she had no right to do that!” He stood up and stepped toward Paul.
“It wasn’t her idea….”
“I don’t care whose idea it was! She didn’t ask permission!”
“To put it bluntly, it’s as if your mother raped Sean,” Baby said.
“Don’t talk about my mom like that!” Cass picked up a mug as if she meant to hurl it at Sean and Baby.
“Yes, don’t blame her.” Paul called upon his acting abilities to keep a calm appearance. He held out his hands in a placatory gesture. “My mom felt guilty about it, but if she hadn’t done it, they’d have just sent someone else.”
“It still serves her right.”
It took a couple of seconds for Sean’s words to soak in, but when they did, they ignited. Paul’s guts clenched. “You…you bastard!” He was up and at the edge of the coffee table in two steps. “You don’t care at all my mom is dead?”
Let the Huzzahs Begin!
Prizes in today’s drawing generously offered by Ellie Garratt, M. Pax, and Sandra Ulbrich Almazan:
- ebook copy of either Taking Time or Passing Time by Ellie Garratt
- A character named after you in Ellie Garratt’s upcoming science fiction series
- ebook of Lyon’s Legacy by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan
- handcrafted steampunk pin by DireSteampunk from M. Pax
- ebook of choice by M. Pax (Backworlds series, The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear, and Semper Audacia)
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
At Phasers Today…
Steampunk pin by Dire Steampunk
Thank you all for playing in today’s joust! Comments for today’s contest are now closed. The final tournament will begin at midnight eastern US time. Get ready for the final rumble!