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Crystal Ball XXXIV – Tournament

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Tournament of the Fairy Queens

As we begin our tournament, we look to the dais and we see two courts.

 

The Seelie Court sits with their Queen upon Her Throne. The Seelie Court are known to seek help from humans, to warn those who have accidentally offended them, and to return human kindness with favors of their own. Still, a fairy belonging to this court will avenge insults and could be prone to mischief.  The Seelie Queen is beautiful indeed! However, the fairies are good with their trickery. The Seelie Court is like Summer and Spring combined, with a twist of really “evil”.

 

 

 

 

The Unseelie Court. Her majesty of the Unseelie sits upon Her Throne with the mischievous look in her eyes.  The Unseelie, the “Unholy” or “Unblessed” Court consists of the malicious and more evilly-inclined fairies. Unlike the Seelie Court, offense is not necessary to bring down their foes or anyone they choose to bother for that matter. The Unseelie Court is like Winter and Autumn combined, just more “evil”.

 

Both Queens have agreed to judge the tournament – fairly.  As we know, the fairies are known for the trickery and mayhem!

Our tournament consists of three grand melees – rapier, armoured, cut and thrust – everyone on the field at once, square off against someone, and they shall fight until one scores a touch, then find someone else and repeat. Once a combatant has been struck three times, they must leave the field. Our two fey courts will be watching to choose everyone for one side or the other.

After the three melees, the obstacles will be placed on the tournament field and combatants will start feeding through, in challenge bearpit style.

During the course of the Tournament there will be hijinks that mostly involve combatants “changing sides” due to ensorcellment.

There will be one Grand Winner from each weapons group at the end of the Tournament and perhaps some surprises throughout the Tournament!

Contact the Tournament Marshal, Master Avery Austringer at Avery1415 at sbcglobal.net for more information on the tournament.

 

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