Dumbarton Castle.   Posted by Swimdoll.Group: 0
Colm MacTyre
 player, 472 posts
 A forlorn Irishman with 
 a longbow and a pint!
Sun 29 Jul 2007
at 15:33
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Swimdoll:
"Are there others who wish to partake?  Perhaps your yeoman wishes to test his mettle with the archers at flights?" he suggested, casting cursory glance in Colm's direction before looking back to his brother.


Licking his fingers clean of the greasy chicken Colm reaches for his wine goblet and raises it in toast.  "The yeoman's name is Colm MacTyre Sire.  And aye I thank the indeed.  I would be most pleased to show the lads proper bowmanship!"

With a hearty laugh Colm drains the goblet in one swallow, wine trickling into his beard and calls for the wench.

I too apologize for my absence.  With summer vaction upon us and two kids etc just been busy.  Will do my best to keep up.  Poor Lar, just being sidelined and waiting to get into this good game.  Sorry man.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:34, Sun 29 July 2007.

Father Rys
 player, 1125 posts
 Servant of the Lord
Sun 5 Aug 2007
at 13:05
Re: Dumbarton Castle
After Duncan's priest performs the blessing, Rys turns to this priest, as he's sitting next to him, Greetings. I am Rys from Canterbury, originally from York. How are you doing?
Prince Dugal MacIaeulleach
 player, 184 posts
 Scots Prince
 Nemo me impune lacessit
Sun 5 Aug 2007
at 13:07
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Swimdoll:
"Aye and so you shall!" Dugall's brother declares, waving over an advisor.  "Herald, take a message on my behalf to the Marshall of the lists that my brother Dugall and this good knight Gremag will be in the field."  The response from the herald was immediate as he scribbled the note with a goose quill onto some parchment.

Thank you Brother.  With that taken care of, Dugal continues to chat with his brother, catching up on the details of what is going on at home and in their father's domain.
Swimdoll
 GM, 1400 posts
 A DM for the first time,
 bear with me!
Fri 23 Nov 2007
at 03:09
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Father Rys:
After Duncan's priest performs the blessing, Rys turns to this priest, as he's sitting next to him, Greetings. I am Rys from Canterbury, originally from York. How are you doing?


"I am Monseigneur Gates," the priest replied to Rys greeting politely.  "I am well Father. I am glad that you are in the service of Prince Dugall, a young prince needs the guidance of a man of God when moving in the world."
Swimdoll
 GM, 1401 posts
 A DM for the first time,
 bear with me!
Fri 23 Nov 2007
at 03:18
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Prince Dugal MacIaeulleach:
Swimdoll:
"Aye and so you shall!" Dugall's brother declares, waving over an advisor.  "Herald, take a message on my behalf to the Marshall of the lists that my brother Dugall and this good knight Gremag will be in the field."  The response from the herald was immediate as he scribbled the note with a goose quill onto some parchment.

Thank you Brother.  With that taken care of, Dugal continues to chat with his brother, catching up on the details of what is going on at home and in their father's domain.

Father Rys
 player, 1134 posts
 Servant of the Lord
Fri 23 Nov 2007
at 05:54
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Swimdoll:
"I am Monseigneur Gates," the priest replied to Rys greeting politely.  "I am well Father. I am glad that you are in the service of Prince Dugall, a young prince needs the guidance of a man of God when moving in the world."

Rys smiles slightly. "Actually, I am not in the Prince's service. His Grace, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Sir Kay, on behalf of His Majesty, sent me, and diverse others, on a quest. His Highness is but one of my fellow questors." Rys pauses for a moment. "And I think it can be said of everyone that guidance from a man of God is needed when moving in the world...even those same men of God. It is troubling times we are living in." Rys' eyes grow a bit distant as his voice lowers with concern.
Prince Dugal MacIaeulleach
 player, 187 posts
 Scots Prince
 Nemo me impune lacessit
Fri 23 Nov 2007
at 05:55
Re: Dumbarton Castle
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Swimdoll
 GM, 1402 posts
 A DM for the first time,
 bear with me!
Mon 26 Nov 2007
at 20:49
Re: Dumbarton Castle
The companions enjoy a hearty meal as guests of Dougall's brother Prince Duncan.  The entrance of Sir Gremag in the lists brings cheers of encouragement and good natured challenges from other knights present.  Sir Etienne, the Templar is called away by a representive of his order, beforewhich he graciously expresses his gratitude to their host.  Colm finds himself creating a later rendez-vous with the serving wench that enthusiastically provided him his drink and victuals.  Father Rhys' dinner companion's exeriences with the world differ, finding the world considerably more agreeable, perhaps it is the life that is afforded him in a royal entourage in a time of relative peace.  The end of the meal brings sweet cakes and cider, mead and song provided by both Duncan's minstrel as well as Calis, each providing performances worthy of their august audience.  The night's rest is peaceful, the camp of so many knights, barons and lords heavily secured and the fire of the pavalion tent warm and comforting.

In the morning breakfast is served and plans are made for the lists with oppurtunities in archery, individual melees as well as the first tilts in the lists in the mid afternoon.  Princess Morgana of course would be sitting as the most honoured hostess of the lists in the royal box.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:03, Sun 02 Dec 2007.

Father Rys
 player, 1137 posts
 Servant of the Lord
Mon 3 Dec 2007
at 05:33
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Rys spends the rest of the meal chatting with Msgr. Gates. Rys, being a traveling priest, has seen much heartache and pain. After the meal is done, "Msgr. Gates, with such a large gathering, will morning mass be held here on the fields, or will it still be held in the cathedral?" After getting the answer, Rys excuses himself for a good night's rest. He wakes in the morning so that he can make the morning mass.
Prince Dugal MacIaeulleach
 player, 188 posts
 Scots Prince
 Nemo me impune lacessit
Mon 3 Dec 2007
at 05:36
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Dugal stays up late with his brother, catching up on how things in their father's realm has been. In the morning, he joins his brother at mass. As the day's festivities begin, Dugal follows his brother to the place in the stands set aside for his family. Seeing where his brother's party will be, " I am off to the Martial of the List brother, to have myself registered for later today. I will be back." With that, Dugal heads off to the Martial's stand.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:39, Mon 03 Dec 2007.

Colm MacTyre
 player, 476 posts
 A forlorn Irishman with 
 a longbow and a pint!
Mon 3 Dec 2007
at 14:58
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Enjoying copious amounts of food and drink, Colm endears himself to the wench who always seemed to be at his elbow with a ready smile, a wink, and a promise of a conquest to come.  As the festivities wind down Colm, a wee bit tipsy and no worse for wear, manages to liberate a mostly full vessel of wine from a table and arm in arm with his wench beats a hasty retreat into the night.  Heads bowed together and each enjoying the remains of the wine Colm disappears into the night his ringing laughter of contentment all that he leaves behind.

When the cock crowed come morn, the wayward Irishman dons his breaches in haste, leaves his mistress with a lingering kiss and heads out to greet the day.  A little parched and slightly bleary eyed the Yeoman goes in search of bread to break his fast and water to quench his thirst.  Awhile later and well satiated, Colm wonders the tourney grounds and with a little effort locates the Martial of the List.

Spoting his traveling companion Sir Dugal ahead in line Colm deftly steps past whoever else was behind the stoic Knight and joining him in line claps the mans shoulder in greeting.

"Well met Sir Knight!  May the day greet you with love in it's heart and fire in it's loins!" he chuckles at his little private joke.  "Pray tell noble sir, this is wear I can enlist in the tourney and show these English bastards how to handle a bow?" he finishes with a sloppy grin.

OCC: Good to post again.  Just so everybody knows, with winter here I am extremley busy with work but I don't see it being a problem to post a few times a week.  Sorry for the late start, as I said busy busy busy.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:01, Mon 03 Dec 2007.

Sir Gremag
 player, 535 posts
 An Irishman and his
 giant hammer.
Tue 4 Dec 2007
at 23:54
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Upon hearing the challenges and cheers of my entrance to the lists, I give almost as many good natured challenges as I receive. "Dun go soil yerself when I come at ya with me hammer!", I respond to the most boisterous and largest fellow.


Come morning, as others head to Mass, I quickly slip away to a secluded and quiet area of the castle. As I prepare myself for the melee, I first dress into what finery I have, mainly a doublet with my family crest, and head off to ensure that my name is on the list for the Melee tourny.

Reaching the lists, I spy Master Colm skipping others to reach Prince Dugal up ahead. "Master Colm, Master of the Bow, how far'd ye last night? I lost sight of you once tha wine hit tha tables... as is usual in towns lately." I say with a sly wink.


OOC: Work at work is winding down for the holidays, but work in school is kicking up. From friday through tuesday I have finals, then I'll be done until January... 3rd I want to say.
Prince Dugal MacIaeulleach
 player, 189 posts
 Scots Prince
 Nemo me impune lacessit
Wed 5 Dec 2007
at 04:36
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Colm MacTyre:
"Well met Sir Knight!  May the day greet you with love in it's heart and fire in it's loins!" he chuckles at his little private joke.  "Pray tell noble sir, this is wear I can enlist in the tourney and show these English bastards how to handle a bow?" he finishes with a sloppy grin.

Dugal is a bit surprised to see the Irishmen in line, expecting to see him cavorting with the serving girls...of which there are plenty. Indeed Master Colm. This is the line for the Martial of the List. It is with him that you need to register for any of the martial competitions being held today. I hope you fare well today in the competition. He looks around. Ah, I see Sir Gremag is coming to join us as well. Good morning Sir Gremag.
Father Rys
 player, 1138 posts
 Servant of the Lord
Wed 5 Dec 2007
at 04:40
Re: Dumbarton Castle
After mass, Rys begins to wander through the various vendors that are hawking there wares. For competitions such as these, numerous merchants descend to make their sales. After wandering for a while, he begins to search for Taliesin.


23:40, Today: Father Rys rolled 38 using 1d20+27. diplomacy.
23:40, Today: Father Rys rolled 32 using 1d20+27. diplomacy.
23:39, Today: Father Rys rolled 45 using 1d20+27. diplomacy.
23:39, Today: Father Rys rolled 16 using 1d20+9. gather info.
23:39, Today: Father Rys rolled 27 using 1d20+9. gather info.
23:39, Today: Father Rys rolled 20 using 1d20+9. gather info.

Colm MacTyre
 player, 477 posts
 A forlorn Irishman with 
 a longbow and a pint!
Wed 5 Dec 2007
at 20:53
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Prince Dugal MacIaeulleach:
Indeed Master Colm. This is the line for the Martial of the List. It is with him that you need to register for any of the martial competitions being held today. I hope you fare well today in the competition. He looks around. Ah, I see Sir Gremag is coming to join us as well. Good morning Sir Gremag.


"I thank thee Sir Knight, I will wait in line and register as soon as you do.  I thank thee again, although I believe I have little to fear from this English rabble hahahaha!  Be assured Master Swordsman, I will raise a resounding cheer when you take the field against any opponent!"  Colm with a broad grin states assuredly to his friend.

quote:
Ah, I see Sir Gremag is coming to join us as well. Good morning Sir Gremag.


quote:
"Master Colm, Master of the Bow, how far'd ye last night? I lost sight of you once tha wine hit tha tables... as is usual in towns lately."


"Top of the morning to ye Sir Gremag, and well met!  Colm reaches forth his calloused hand and grasps the Knights forearm in greeting.  "Well as ye suredly know our dear Emerald Isle is but a wee spot of land, I do what I can to carry forth our grand Irish legacy!" Colm boasts with a hearty laugh.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:04, Wed 05 Dec 2007.

Prince Dugal MacIaeulleach
 player, 190 posts
 Scots Prince
 Nemo me impune lacessit
Fri 7 Dec 2007
at 04:08
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Dugal smiles and shakes his head at the confidence Colm is exhibiting. He waits his turn in line to speak with the Master of the List. When he arrives at the tent, he registers himself for a position in the joust. Several eyes widen that Dugal is participating. With his registration done, he waits until Sir Gremag and Master Colm have also registered themselves before leaving.
Sir Gremag
 player, 536 posts
 An Irishman and his
 giant hammer.
Fri 7 Dec 2007
at 20:42
Re: Dumbarton Castle
"Aye, tha Isle is but a speck o'land compared to here. But we Irishmen learn to protect our land at least twice as better as these Englishmen. Let's teach them a thing or two, aye?"


After waiting a few minutes to make the lists, I make sure my name was entered, then I head over to meet up with the Prince and Master Colm. With a little sarcasm in my voice and a wink in my eye, I address the prince. "M'lord, how did ye sleep last night? I hope ye dun expect these men to truly strike ye, being of royal stock."
Prince Dugal MacIaeulleach
 player, 191 posts
 Scots Prince
 Nemo me impune lacessit
Sat 8 Dec 2007
at 23:21
Re: Dumbarton Castle
Sir Gremag:
"M'lord, how did ye sleep last night?"

"I slept well, thank you Sir Gremag. How did you sleep?"
Sir Gremag:
"I hope ye dun expect these men to truly strike ye, being of royal stock."

"Well, yes, I expect them to try and strike me on the list. All combatants know the risks involved in participating in these competitions."
Swimdoll
 GM, 1405 posts
 A DM for the first time,
 bear with me!
Sat 15 Dec 2007
at 16:40
The Lists of Dumbarton

Rather than attempt to contain a large body of knights and yeoman milling about inside a structure, great refectory tables had been set up in the exterior of the courtyard where the tournament's Marshall of Arms and a group of pages and squires clerked at creating the lists for arching, the melee, individual arms competitions and the lists of the joust.  Gremag finds he is matched with one called Sir Nar and will meet on the field in the melee mid morning in the circles near the lists.
Swimdoll
 GM, 1406 posts
 A DM for the first time,
 bear with me!
Sat 15 Dec 2007
at 16:52
Father Rys Investigates
Father Rys:
After mass, Rys begins to wander through the various vendors that are hawking there wares. For competitions such as these, numerous merchants descend to make their sales. After wandering for a while, he begins to search for Taliesin.


23:40, Today: Father Rys rolled 38 using 1d20+27. diplomacy.
23:40, Today: Father Rys rolled 32 using 1d20+27. diplomacy.
23:39, Today: Father Rys rolled 45 using 1d20+27. diplomacy.
23:39, Today: Father Rys rolled 16 using 1d20+9. gather info.
23:39, Today: Father Rys rolled 27 using 1d20+9. gather info.
23:39, Today: Father Rys rolled 20 using 1d20+9. gather info.
PM

Father Rys
 player, 1139 posts
 Servant of the Lord
Mon 17 Dec 2007
at 18:12
Re: Father Rys Investigates
Rys makes his way to Morganna's castle, making sure he still has the document signed by Sir Kay and the Archbishop of Cantebury in its protective sleeve. Once validating that, he walks up to the gates. He approaches the senior-most looking guard, "Pardon sir. My name is Rys, a priest from Canterbury. I need to find Taliesin and speak to him at his earliest convenience." If challenged on this, Rys will draw the document with both Sir Kay's and the Archbishop's seals on them.

13:11, Today: Father Rys rolled 35 using 1d20+27. diplomacy.
Colm MacTyre
 player, 478 posts
 A forlorn Irishman with 
 a longbow and a pint!
Thu 20 Dec 2007
at 08:16
Re: Father Rys Investigates
Swimdoll:
Rather than attempt to contain a large body of knights and yeoman milling about inside a structure, great refectory tables had been set up in the exterior of the courtyard where the tournament's Marshall of Arms and a group of pages and squires clerked at creating the lists for arching, the melee, individual arms competitions and the lists of the joust.  Gremag finds he is matched with one called Sir Nar and will meet on the field in the melee mid morning in the circles near the lists.


With the announcement of the completion of the setting up of the refectory tables Colm follows Sir Gremag over to the knight's table.  When the knight is given his alotted opponent for his first bout Colm begins to peer throught the crowd while listening to the chatter around him.  Spotting who he believes to be his friend's combatant Colm leans over and taps the Knights platted shoulder.

"There my friend, I think lies you quarry". Colm gestures to a Knight across the way.  The man appeared to be a Knight by his bearing and arms, yet he was covered with tattoo markings and was shaved clean of head.

"Rather strange and not normal to these parts I'd say!"

Clasping his friend Gremag by the fore-arm Colm wishes him well against his opponent and announces his intent to search out the archer's lists and possibly spy one of his future opponents.
Prince Dugal MacIaeulleach
 player, 192 posts
 Scots Prince
 Nemo me impune lacessit
Thu 20 Dec 2007
at 14:01
Re: Father Rys Investigates
Dugal signs up for a slot in the mounted combat order. When he gets the time he is supposed to arrive, he goes back to his brother's place in the stands to watch and cheer on his fellow adventurers. Before his bout, he goes back to his brother's pavillion to arm and armor himself, and make sure his steed is ready for battle.
Sir Nar Ringgold
 player, 15 posts
 "Vehemens Eruptor Bene!"
Thu 20 Dec 2007
at 22:33
Re: Father Rys Investigates
        Beings that Sir Nar desires to make a good showing for himself
during todays jousting competition, he decides that its best to make
a diligent effort to ready himself. He retrieves his mount and all
that he possesses before heading off for the nearby River junction.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:28, Fri 21 Dec 2007.

Sir Gremag
 player, 540 posts
 An Irishman and his
 giant hammer.
Sat 22 Dec 2007
at 03:51
Re: Father Rys Investigates
Now knowing who he faces, Sir Gremag heads off to suit up in his armor and grabs his massive hammer.

Heading to the melee grounds, he nods and smiles at those who look at him and his hammer with the look of awe that such a hammer could be wielded so effortlessly by a mere mortal. Reaching the grounds, I await my time to enter the field of battle.