The Selvos Summer Wool fare is the time when merchants and knights gather in Selvos for a seven-day festival from the 11th through the 17th of Larane. It is filled with contests, a tourney, and wool. The town overflows with guests, as do the castle, the inns, and any house with a spare bedroom or floor.
A month goes by….. The party falls back into their normal routine, as the town and its inhabitants prepare for the Summer Wool Fair and the Tourney to begin.
10th of Larane
The day before the tourney starts is a very hectic day. The party has a hard time following their daily duties because of all the extra people and events in town. All participants register for the Tourney, including Sir Kjarri & Sir Tirn. Tirn acquires the favour of a young lady for the Tourney (by signing), and Kjarri begs one of Seenaë.
Tamarie spends the day patrolling the outlining regions and escorting hunters back from their foraging.
Florentina (Nina) spends all day in the kitchens, preparing what bounty the early summer harvest has provided. The temple’s halls are lined with as many preserving jars as extra sleeping cots.
11th of Larane.
Seenaë awakens early to wash & press her robe before the dawn procession that will signal the start of the tourney. The Serolan blesses the assembled participants, and the procession from the Gatehouse to the Commons. In attendance are 45 Knights and their retinues, 20 of the Knights are locals, 15 are Knight Errant, and 10 are Laranian.
- Sir Tirn of Selvos vs. Sir Rontris Flanzel. Tirn is unhorsed, but gets a touch (2 points), Sir Falzil Wins (3 points).
- Sir Kjarri of Setara vs. Dame Palycia of Meldamar. Kjarri is unhorsed and injured (0 points), Dame Palycia wins (3 points).
- Reblena Larissa of Kephar wins her bout
- Sir Sarath Jattele wins his bout
- Sir Auttin Krencathy wins his bout.
The day is pure chaos. Seenaë is run off her feet helping Matakea Ashesa Yordag care for all the injured knights. When Kjarri gets injured and is brought in with a broken hip, she is sent to find Sir Auttin to borrow his Bandage of Saint Amberthane. He readily agrees, simply asking her to return it forthwith if he is injured. She quickly agrees, and returns with the box to Matakea Yordag. The Bandage is immediately put to use on a knight who has a severely injured skull.
Tamarie comes to the healer’s tent with a young woman in tow – Emma, the niece of Master Thomas of Bristol, the wine merchant. He did not return to their tent last night, and she is worried. He had an argument with Daerga, the man who spoke up at Chapter the night before, asking for monies from the tourney to be diverted to the rebuilding of the mill and the repair of the bonding house and Peonian temple. Tirn & Tamarie go off to find and speak with Daerga.
Master Daerga admits to having a heated argument with Master Thomas, but he has no understanding why Master Thomas suddenly struck him with his staff (he showed them the bruise down his left side). Naturally, after that, things got heated — but his friends convinced him to leave before another blow was struck. He didn’t look back. He knows he started drinking at the Safe Harbour Inn, and he might have tried a few cups in the tent at the edge of the Commons, and after that … well, he ended up in his bed in the morning; so all’s well that ends well, right? He has not seen Master Thomas since their altercation last night.
A quick questioning of Master Daerga’s friends (all local merchants) as well as visiting merchants provides no new information. The debate was heated, but few understand why Master Thomas struck Master Daerga. When questioned, mistress Emma admits that Master Thomas was, indeed, quick to anger.
Tamarie rushes to the butts, as she’s due to shoot. After firing 12 shots, she’s scored an impressive 33 points! Most assume she will be shooting again tomorrow in the second round.