Yesterday, my home Barony, Jararvellir, hosted the second It's Only a Flesh wound and many took advantage of a break in the dismal weather to travel from as far away as Mistig Waetru, Inner Sea, Svaty Sebesta as well as many groups closer for an opportunity to fight, fight, fight. When asked what the schedule was, the answer was pretty much "fight, fight, fight, go to class with Duke Paul, fight, fight, take a class, and fight". Duke Paul of Bellatrix traveled from his home in the sunny West Kingdom to teach two classes--Great Weapons & Perception Movement and Rythmic Slow Work amidst 7 prize tournaments and other fighting. Even the A&S competition was martial themed and included armour, weaponery, coins, music and song. The spectators appeared to be having as good a time as the combatants.
HsRM held his banner bearer tournament whose winner would bear the banner at the upcoming Gulf Wars and the winner was Lord Seren Cynydd from Windhaven. Speaking of Gulf Wars, TRM called all those who would be attending up at the end of their Court to announce that Northshield would be allying with the Kingdom of Ansteorra in March. And there was much rejoicing. As the Tenno said, our Kingdom has good ties with both Trimaris and Ansteorra and the choice is never an easy one.
All in all, a good day for many yesterday.
My view of the even can be found on the Northshield Gallery.
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