The last day already? Seems the fun has just begun. Huzzah! Brave Knights! Huzzah! Thank you heartily for a phenomenal show.
Current standings from the tournaments Monday through Thursday: Lady Mary 154, Lady Elson 148, Star Knight 67, Sir Xan 64, Sir K.E.N 28, Ghost Knight 27, Sir Burns 20, Lady of the Lab 20.
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 for today’s contest close at Noon Eastern Time US 11/16.
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, 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…
The Neophyte and The Sacrifice by Patricia Lynne:
Drums echoed into the night and feet stomped the ground surrounding the bonfire. Hands swayed back and forth as voices rose in unison, electrifying the cool air. The tribe froze when the song reached its climax and the drums fell silent. They stood motionless, their arms still lifted to the stars. Then, as one, they turned to their leader.
The fire illuminated the wrinkles carved into the elder’s face. He clutched a carved staffed with knobby fingers, leaning heavily on it for support. His soft words were almost inaudible. He talked of the Gods, their anger and joy, and their reign over the world. The Gods must be pleased if the tribe wished to thrive. When he finished, he turned to the neophyte – a young woman. Silver threads were braided through her long ebony hair and symbols swirled across her dark skin. He offered his hand to her.
“Do you accept?”
Her head held high, she took his hand. She did.
The tribe converged on her. They lifted her and threw her into the hungry flames. Their cries of joy mingled with her screams of pain and they danced as she writhed.
The Gods would be pleased.
Call of the Dragon~Book 1~Dragon Stone Trilogy by Karen Elizabeth Brown
A lone bell tolled in the eastern tower, announcing the death of the King. Elias Gargarin, stunned by the King’s sudden demise, lit a candle and mourned the loss of such a great ruler. A loyal servant to the sovereign house of Tavish, he watched with increasing alarm as Crown-Prince Rali prepared to take the throne. Squabbling and division ensued among the mages who served the crown. The old ways were denounced and forbidden. One by one, the mages who continued to perpetuate the old ways were executed as a new evil threatened the Kingdom of Mar. The King’s High Mage, Master Sebastian, was preparing to usurp the throne!
A single raven sped through the sky, dispatched to the Northern Mountains by one lone mage. Its quest: to seek out the council of dragons in the fervent hope that it wasn’t too late. But the council had been decimated by another perpetrator. Only a single dragon was left to answer the call. He chose a poor commoner, young Elias, to be his rider. But there were secrets to be revealed and a quest that only Elias could accomplish. Was he ready?
Let the Huzzahs Begin!
Prizes in today’s drawing generously offered by Patricia Lynne, Kimberly Afe, Dennis Strachota, and M. Pax:
- ebook copy of either Being Human or Snapshots by Patricia Lynne
- A signed paperback of choice by M. Pax
- CD of Czech Fairy Tales by Dennis Strachota
- $25 Amazon Giftcard from Kimberly Afe
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:
$25 giftcard to either Amazon or B&N
When it was 11:00 a.m. in the UK, it was 3:00 a.m. here. So before bed, Husband Unit and I found a way to put a red balloon in the sky.