Welcome to the fifteenth episode of A Game of Thrones – The Quest of House Harrock.Previously: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25158316/All Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=HarrockIn this quest, the year is 284AL and it is eight months after Robert Baratheon was crowned king. You are Lord Artys “Hangman” Harrock, thirty-eight years old and the head of House Harrock, sworn to House Arryn of the Mountain and Vale. You are a dedicated, devoted and cunning man, eager to see the rebirth of your house from its ruined state. With a head for numbers, a good sword-hand and an exotic Valyrian yataghan named 'Ambition,' you shall lead your family to new wealth and new stability.During the last episode, a few things happened. Bronze Yohn prevailed against the Belmore knight, Ser Marwyn – if only by knocking his opponent unconscious. In the following feast, many things occurred. You spoke with Lord Royce Coldwater on the topic of his son as a possible ward but he asks for a future child of yours in return. You were caught up in a scheme designed by Lord Benedar Belmore with the purpose of bringing a new knight into the fold, only to claim Ser Banton as your own – although it isn't yet public. Finally, Lord Yohn Royce announced the lists for the grand melee. You fell asleep beside your wife but now it is time to awake and see how your son performs.Is anyone interested in continuing?
As this rule continues to enforce order and removes any discussion of tripcodes, I'll maintain it until the moment it stops being useful.>Anyone who posts with a tripcode or a name will be ignored. If you wish for your contributions to the quest to be read, then you will post anonymously.In addition, Page has started up his own Game of Thrones quest again. I suggest you read the adventures of Lord William Bordain for yourself. It predates the Quest of House Harrock and to be frank, if you like this quest, then you'll love Page's take on GoT. It takes place every Saturday, starting at roughly 9PM EST.>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Iron%20and%20Hate%20QuestFinally, the Quest of House Harrock will not be taking place this Friday; I have a nine hour shift on Saturday and I'd get less than two hours of sleep if I ran this quest the night before. Instead the next episode shall be taking place precisely a week from now, on Monday the 10th of June, 9PM GMT.
As we always are.
Fuck yeah Harrock Quest!
>>25222776>Is anyone interested in continuing?you should know the answer by now
>>25222815You never know. Better safe than sorry.>>25222797>>25222794Three's a good start.A collection of important characters for those who need to catch up. It has been updated fairly recently to include some of the characters you have met during the tournament.>http://pastebin.com/wbb0aWtG
I hope Brock the Rock Harrock smashes a few heads in the melee
Westpass. This is your land, your territory, your home. It's a harsh and unforgiving place, sparsely populated by evergreens and hardy shrubs. It's a steep valley filled with sudden falls, treacherous cliffs and unexpected gutters and furrows. Anyone who lives in this part of the Vale of Arryn quickly learns to walk softly and with great care.Splitting Westpass in half is a great river just as unimaginatively named, the Westflow. Born from a great sheet of water that descends from the mountains, the small stream quickly transforms into a great raging current, with many muddy little rills and brooks contributing to its size. Despite the dangerous pace at which it flows, there are a few safe places where the river can be forded.Clinging to the mountains on either side of the Westflow, the road for which the region is named winds and bends, a well-worn path of gravel and dirt that it is your duty to protect and maintain. One of the few routes in and out of the Vale, many merchants use the Westpass for their trade routes for a certain fee. To the North, the road leads to Strongsong. To the East, the road leads to Crown Crag.Finally, there are the great structures of Westpass. The hub of civilisation is High Harrock, a grim and foreboding structure that brings comfort to the inhabitants of the region as the sole provider of protection, boasting an iron mine and great solid stone walls. Then there are the two towers that guard it; Skycliff built amongst the peaks and Wetrock built upon a solid stone foundation beside the Westflow.But what about the people who live here? There are a few thousand smallfolk scattered throughout the land, in huts and hovels that dot the rocky landscape. It's a hard life but honest life, where they harvest and farm what they can, whenever they can. Some keep herds of hardy mountain goats for their meat and milk, while others farm lettuces, berries and edible ferns.This is your land and these are your people. Treat them well.
>>25222853>>25222839Rising from your bed after a long and pleasant night, you find the rising sun greeting you through the window. Strange; you're usually much more efficient, a man with little need for sleep who wakes before the dawn. Perhaps you have grown used to the luxury offered by this fine establishment – and the luxury of your wife, your undressed bodies affectionately tangled together beneath the sheets after a night of passion. That is stranger still. Are you letting the warmth of family interfere with your cold, mechanical efficiency?Reluctantly parting yourself from the ample form beneath the sheets, you went through your normal rituals of cleansing your body and preparing yourself for the day ahead, dressing in the drab greys and blues of your house. Perhaps your choice in clothes is a tad too plain for courtly matters such as these but you would appear practical than look as foppish as your dear neighbour, Lord Loras Egen. The thought of dressing as he does almost brings a shudder to your spine.There are a few hours until the grand event; is there anything you wish to do about town?>Are there any individuals you wish to speak to beforehand?>Do you wish to check for the arrival of any ravens?>What about retainers? Is there anyone that you seek to bring into the fold?>Is there anything that you wish to buy?>Sod everything, time for the grand melee!>Or anything else you can think of.
In addition, something I forgot to post yesterday.The heraldry of House Lynderly.
Fuck yea, Harrock Quest!Sucks that it won't happen on Friday, but that's understandable.
>>25222886And the heraldry of House Coldwater.
>>25222876Of interest; check for new ravens, speak with our son about the melee offering advice we really don't have much right giving, and then we can discuss the possibility of retainers. People have been coming up with different ideas here and there the last couple of quests.I mentioned something about a Master of Spoken Tongues last session.
>>25222876I think we wanted to speak with Lord Lynderly again, and find the Coldwater knight who's armour we have to see how much we'd get for its return.Checking for ravens is a great idea.Ohhh! We wanted to talk to Mabbin (Ser Naptys' squire), to see if, since he no longer has a knight to follow, he wants to squire for us or one of our knights. We can at least give him a home.It'll also help if he's helping to keep an eye on Brock for us, especially with two Belmore knights on the same team as him.
>>25222876Let's speak to our son and give him some words of encouragement before the melee
>>25222886>>25222897Not bad at all. What programs did you use to make them, Plasma?
>>25222876We can do most of this later. Ravens first, Brock second, do everything else at a later date. In short, I agree with >>25222911
>>25222931Downloaded, actually. For non-canon houses, I use the rpg.uplink heraldry maker that was used to make >>25222839.
>>25222932>>25222928>>25222926>>25222911First of all, ravens.You check with Maester Ralion, a servant of House Belmore who seems to be mostly reliable. At least, you trust the man more than you trust any other dog of Belmore, considering he didn't try to poison you when tending to your injuries. Anyway, there is a raven that arrived during the night. It's from your dear uncle.>Lord Artys Harrock of Westpass,>I hope that you are enjoying the hospitality provided by Lord Benedar Belmore. It must truly be spectacular in order to keep you from returning to your house in times of need. I trust in your judgement however; clearly a social event such of this is of greater value that our land's stability.>I offer good news. As far as we are aware, these archers have been driven from our lands after a pitched battle at the foot of the Wetrock. Ser Boros managed to interrupt a second attack on the tower and harried them East to the border of Crown Crag, where Ser Tenry and his men were waiting – against the orders of Ser Crowlys, Lord Egen's lackey. Most of the archers managed to flee but we killed roughly ten of them and captured two; unfortunately, six members of the Wetrock garrison, eight rangers and three Woodsmen died as a result of the conflict.>I believe it was Ser Tenry who masterminded this defence, although he does not admit to it. I fear that his actions may have only increased the tension between House Harrock and House Egen. However, it also saved lives and earned us valuable assets ripe for questioning. I have the two archers contained beneath High Harrock, waiting for your return. I hope you shall return soon and leave behind the farce of courtly matters. Your house needs you.>Your blood and your faithful servant,>Alric Harrock, Castellan of High Harrock.
>>25222995Fuck yeah Ser Tenry. Dude deserves a promotion or something.We need to leave as soon as the melee is concluded. We should be back in High Harrock by nightfall, or at least back in Crown Crag so we can find out why Ser Crowlys is being such a righteous cunt.
>>25222995Fuck yes! We got them!Still, this is worrying... it sounds like they fled into House Egen's lands, which doesn't bode at all well for us, since it'd imply that Egen has been duping us the entire time, when he previously seemed very friendly (especially in regards to the upgrading of the port, etc).I thought he was going to be our bro, but it seems like we'll have to be a lot more careful with him in future.We should send a letter back (closed with our wax seal), telling our uncle that we should hopefully return in the next couple of days, and to ensure the guard on the captives is doubled, in case they try to kill themselves before interrogation. Also tell him to inform Ser Tenry to be on high alert, in case House Egen makes any move against us, due to our deteriorating relations, and congratulate him on his expert handling of the situation.Ohh... was the letter from our uncle sealed with wax? Otherwise it means that Belmore have read it.
>>25223068>>25223037Roll 3d6. Accepting second roll.
Rolled 3, 2, 1 = 6>>25223114Seven save us
Rolled 1, 6, 6 = 13>>25223114
Rolled 2, 3, 1 = 6>>25223114
>>25223137Oh shit...>>25223150Fuck yes, saved by based anon!
>>25223150Oh thank god.
Rolled 1, 1, 3 = 5>>25223150That's the sweet spot.
>>25223154>>25223163>>25223137Holy shit, I hope these are all our shit rolls over and done with.
>>25223150There is a faint trace of red wax where the letter was previously sealed - removed before you got your hands on it. Someone else read the parchment before you did. That's the most logical explanation. Apparently what trust you had in the Maester may have been misplaced.As for a response to the raven, do you wish to stick with the suggestion of >>25223068? If there are no other proposals, I shall go with it.
>>25223199That sounds fine, go ahead.
>>25223199Yea, go with that suggestion, and watch the maester send it prior to leaving, we don't want him reading out mail.Once we've seen it leave, tell him in future that less pleasant people than us might not take kindly to him looking in their missives, and that he might want to think before doing so in future.
>>25223199Don't send anything back, anything the belmores don't get their hands on, is something less to worry about.>>25223249And certainly don't threaten the man outright, we don't even know if it was him, and if it was him, he's probably being commanded to.
>>25223199>>25223242>>25223249Oh, also add in that the Rangers should keep a close eye on the border with House Belmore, as their maester opened his letter prior to us getting hold of it, and so they might try to capitalise on the situation with Egen, and they also know what happened with the archers now.We should also talk to Lord Badics at some point, then, to tell him what happened with the archers. Not sure if we should tell him about the captives, though.
>>25223242>>25223068>>25223249>>25223283Sending a letter containing details of how to keep an eye on the prisoners and how Ser Tenry should remain alert and prepared for any signs of betrayal, you deliver a brief speech to the Maester. Not so much a threat, but a warning; it is not wise to look into the letters of lords.Frankly, this Maester Ralion seems utterly unimpressed."Forgive me my Lord Harrock, but I value duty above honour. I am bound to serve House Belmore by oath and I shall only refuse the most heinous crimes in their name. If a Belmore wishes to read a letter delivered witihin their territory then I shall offer the letter to them, no matter who it was addressed to. I do not wish to conspire against you, my Lord Harrock. I simply serve those that do. If there's nothing else, I have duties to attend to.">Go to visit Brock and offering as much advice as you can?
>>25223367Sounds good, let's head over to talk to him.
>>25223367"Belmore's territory. Yes. A tender distinction. Mind your chain, Maester - if it grows too heavy for you I would be glad to measure one for you of hemp instead of iron."Let's talk to Brock.
>>25223460Anyone for or against this threat?
>>25223460Nah, don't threaten him more. He knows we're onto him and his liege, so that's good enough for now, since we won't be receiving any more letters during our stay here (if we leave soon after the melee tournament has finished).
>>25223479No, don't make the threat. He is right, and we'd probably do the same, so now he knows we know he opened the letter, that should do.
>>25223479Nope, no threat.
>>25223460>>25223479>>25223485>>25223504>>25223516Let's not threaten him, but we should totally find some other maester to use this line on in the future.
>>25223608Definitely, it's a good line.
>>25223485>>25223504>>25223516>>25223460>>25223455Holding your tongue, you decide to contain the Hangman persona for the time being. You'd rather not give Lord Benedar Belmore any further reason to use that title against you. Leaving the Maester's chamber, you go to find your son wherever he may be.It seems like the boy woke earlier than you did. He is already hard at working practising with an extremely irate Ser Lyn; at least, you assume it's practice. The knight of House Corbray carries a longsword, blunted but lethal nonetheless while Brock fights with his flail. With the thick wooden haft of the weapon your boy parries many a strike offered by the knight of Corbray, at one point catching the dull blade in the chain of his flail and yanking it clean out of Ser Lyn's hand. With a snarl, your heir's tutor tears a genuine hunting knife, sharp and dangerous from his belt and gives your son a brutal shove on to the earth only for the lad to grasp his wrist and bring him smashing down into the soil beside him. However, the dagger is held in Lyn Corbray's other hand and it takes him but a moment to bring it to Brock's throat with a dark expression. The hateful silence is held between the two for many long moments before the knight looks up towards you and pulls himself to his feet, out of your son's grasp."You're not going to hope to defeat another squire, fighting like that. You should withdraw the boy now, Lord Artys. He's hopeless; no hope of victory and no hope of knighthood. But I refuse to let him drag me down with him. I shan't bother defending the child during the melee, that I promise you."With a face scarlet with rage, Brock shoves himself to his feet but doesn't utter a word, instead glaring between the two of you and awaiting judgement.
I always miss the running... I've been reading since the first episode, and Harrock has turned me on to the other previous aSoIaF quests and the Green Ronin game itself, gonna be starting a game with a few friends in a couple weeks. So glad to be here for once, thank you for this quest Plasma.
>>25223746Haha, Lyn's so pissed. Brock had him beaten until he pulled the knife. What a bitch.I guess we should tell Brock that he shouldn't worry about the melee - the joust is for knights to show their skill, but the melee is where real fighters show their talents.
>>25223746On your head be it then, that your grouping be divided and easy prey.Brock, stay safe and give a good showing.
>>25223746Side with Brock."A knight without a sword is no knight at all, and my son took yours."Maybe too snide, but I like it anyhow.
>>25223746Lyn's just bitching that the boy managed to disarm him - if he managed to do that with a knight of Lyn's quality, he'll easily best most of the squires out there."He managed to disarm you, Ser Corbray, and whilst you might have bested him in a true battle, he would have defeated many of the other participants here. You should be proud that your student managed such a feat as to take your sword, it reflects well on your tutorship. I look forward to seeing how well you do in the melee, Ser Lyn."Then turn to Brock, and take him to one side."That was no small feat you did there, boy, and don't listen to Corbray, he's just hurting that you managed to snatch his sword away so easily. You've got skill, lad, and with it you'll go far. Now, just keep that up, and you'll massacre them out there. Not many people make a fool out of Ser Lyn Corbray and live to talk about it, so don't go boasting or anything, or he's liable to do more than just not bother having your back during the melee. You'll do us proud, my son."
>>25223746>Your choices are your own, Ser Lyn, but Brock will participate in the melee, if he still wants to.Once the Corbray is gone;>If you fight like that during the melee, I doubt anyone but Bronze Yohn himself could beat you, son. But, one word of caution. The grand melee is good and all, but I'm not expecting you to fight to the death. Once you're in there, you'll do well, I know that, but not everything is within your control. The Belmores might play underhanded, Seven knows they're not above that, or you might just get unlucky, but whatever the situation, if your life is in danger, yield. You're my son and heir, and I am not sure I or our House could survive losing you.
>>25223746Haha, he so mad.
>>25223896>>25223918These two together seconded, very well written.
>>25223896I like this.
>>25223896>>25223918>>25223951Brock's muddy, piggy eyes blink in shock, surprise showing through the low intelligence that dominates his gaze. His perpetual scowl gives way to a ragged, giddy grin at the compliments and comments that you provide while Ser Lyn simply twists his lips in a sneer, seizing his sword and sheathing it. Striding away, he leaves you and your son to speak alone. One thing's certain, your boy has been touched by your words. More than touched, honoured. Blessed. You doubt he's ever received praise like that in his life.However, it doesn't last for long as he has other things to tend to. Meticulously and almost obsessively admiring that sturdy wood of the flail, he inspects the weapon for any damage. He certainly seems to cherish this gift, more than any other that you have previously offered him. Eventually he looks up to you, all rage having drained from him but his mirth has gone as well. All that's left is uncertainty as he asks a rather hesitant question."Father... This isn't just practice. This is a real fight. Blades may have been blunted but you can still stab with a sword and a spear or smash with a hammer or mace. If I go into this fight wearing leather, I doubt I'll last a moment against all of these knights 'n lords... I want to wear real armour. Your armour. If uh, if you'll let me."
>>25224014Will it fit?
>>25224067Only way to find out is to try.
>>25224014Wait, Brock doesn't have his own suit of armor? We have to fix this.And yeah, of course he can wear our armor.
>>25224014Son, that armour is as much mine as it is yours. You are a Harrock, and if you are confident you can do battle better in that armour, that armour of House Harrock. You may--no, you must wear it.
>>25224014Has the boy ever worn plate before? It isn't something you can just pick up immediately. Could the armor even fit the boy? If yes to both, I say let's have him use it.
>>25224082Heh. You're alright.
>>25224014The boy has some sense, to be honest, and he is our heir, we need to make sure he'll come out of this alive."Very well. As House Harrock's heir, as my son, and as the able warrior you have shown yourself to be, you may wear my armour into the fight. Wear it with pride, my son, for, if you do well, you will not only have brought honour to your family, but you may soon have your own armour, and the title of Ser Harrock as well.Just don't go getting yourself killed, your family needs you... and you know how much trouble I'll be in with your mother."
>>25224082Haha, nice one!>>25224100>>25224120Let's go with these.>Just don't go getting yourself killed, your family needs you... and you know how much trouble I'll be in with your mother.I laughed.
Plasma, I've been meaning to ask, are we taking a break when the show concludes ( a season break you could call it) or going straight through?I just have a sneaky suspicion that a lot of people might leave as soon as the show finishes for the year
>>25224120>>25224100Despite Ser Lyn's rant about hope, you can see plenty of that in the boy's eyes, past that haze of stupidity and his fat, bulging face. He's lost for words even as you console him and honour him in a way that he never has been before. A thrill of pride shoots through his body but at the same time, he nods sincerely in response to the caution that you offer. The lad even gives an uncertain grin when you joke about Lady Deyya."Y'know, a few weeks ago I thought that neither of you gave a... Thank you, father."Leading him away, you go to try and fit the armour on him. It's a tight fit, more than tight. There are several unsightly bulges in the half-plate where fat and flubber is quite visible and many components need to be stretched in order for him to have a hope on wearing it. You are unsure whether this broad, big-boned warrior before you - all clad in plates of metal and layers of chains - is an intimidating sight or a ridiculous one. When he tries to move, it's with some difficulty, forcing him to move in an encumbered waddle. This boy will either make you proud or humiliate your house in front of all of the Vale.What's your verdict? Should he keep the armour on for the duration?
>>25224290>We'll end this season when appropriate. I'm not stopping just because the show will.
>>25224299Maybe only some of the armor, mobility is important.
>>25224299Son, do you think you can move sufficiently? Mobility is key, being protected will do you no good if you can't move. Perhaps we could try taking some off, and leaving only your vital areas protected?
>>25224299No, it's not going to fit, we should see if there's a suit of chain or something around town that'll fit him better, and get him a full suit properly made when we get back home."I'm sorry Brock, but this isn't going to work, the armor's so tight you can hardly move.""Lets find something in town better than those leathers, and when we get home I'll be sure to have our smiths make something better for you that'll fit properly."
>>25224336However, he is still our son. Plasma, is there a Harrock insignia on this armour? I'd imagine this is what Brock wants to wear more than anything
What about our brigandine? its still our personal armor, he might handle it better than the half-plate while still wearing /our/ armor.
>>25224368House Harrock has never been the wealthiest house. The platemail is rather plain and standard with no signs indicating which house it belongs to. Normally you'd wear a surcoat with the armour, as you did during the joust, but for the competition the boy will have to be wearing a yellow tabard, his grouping's colours.
>Apologies, 4chan just wiped my post. Rewriting.
>>25224409>>25224365Yeah, can he try the brigandine?
>>25224420>>25224299Could he just wear the front part of the armour? Would that aid his mobility? We could get him a chainmail shirt too, to go underneath it.Really, though, it comes down to how well he can move in it. Have him try out a few swings, get a feel for it, before asking him if he thinks it will do.Either way, we tell him that, after this melee, we will have a set commissioned for him.
>>25224409Good idea.>>25224365How soon is it until the melee though? But yes, if he feels that he can't wear it (ask him as per >>25224364 and >>25224526), we should buy him some armour, if there is time.
>>25224364This, followed by >>25224409, and finally followed by >>25224365
>>25224336>>25224364>>25224365>>25224368>>25224409>>25224509His hope quickly diminishes and his mood rapidly descends. The foolish lad's a bit self-conscious that much is certain. Tearing off pieces of the armour in a bit of a fit, you need to remind the lad of his value and assist him in removing it in a more careful fashion. Once he's dressed normally, you can choose whether you want to go and buy suitable armour from the merchants - who are peddling these sorts of wares during tournaments like these - or you could try and offer him some of your own.>The armour you have available to give him is:>Hard Leather>Breastplate>Brigantine>Half-plate>If you choose to buy, you can choose any from this following list.>If you choose to buy, you won't be able to do anything else before the melee. You may even be a little late.
>>25224587Hmm... Ideally the Breastplate should be an easy fit, just adjust the straps between the front and back plates. Could work if the brigantine wont.
>>25224587Lets go with Brigandine then
>>25224587Lets try the Brigandine, if not go for Breastplate as something to protect Brocks vitals.We also need to reassure Brock that we love him and think that he'll make a fine warrior, but fine warriors need to be able to move, and while the full plate armour will make him even more dangerous in the future, its making him dangerous to himself within the tourney groundsAlso, make a passing quip about if he does well enough than maybe he'll get his pick of the women
>>25224683I agree. Brock hasn't trained in plate, and learning plate is one of the hardest tasks for a soldier/knight. He WILL use it. Just not without proper training and preparation.
>>25224632>>25224654>>25224683These.>We also need to reassure Brock that we love him and think that he'll make a fine warrior, but fine warriors need to be able to move, and while the full plate armour will make him even more dangerous in the future, its making him dangerous to himself within the tourney grounds.Definitely this. He is a warrior, he'll understand that mobility is more important than bogging himself down with thick armour.Try him with the Brigandine and Breastplate, though - the second should definitely fit him, it just requires the straps to be shifted.
>>25224587Buy him a set of scale, we'll get him a set of half plate made and properly fitted after we get home.
>>25224683>>25224654>>25224632>>25224712>>25224727Trying the brigantine and the breastplate, both seem to be of reasonable fit. The breastplate needs its buckles adjusted and the brigantine is almost too short but both fit much better than the half-plate that the lad tried to wear. The piggy lad's temper is quickly soothed by your words and he settles down to mumbling his thanks. He seems to have quite the fragile ego, to say the least.>Stick with the brigantine? It seems to have the most votes. Also, please suggest one last event you'd like before the melee, if any.
>>25224765His fragile ego only makes sense. We did ignore him for nearly his entire life.
>>25224587I would say the Brigandine, and make promise to the lad that with a victory in the first round we will find something better, with a victory in the second an entire set fitted for him. We have a damn iron man, I'm sure we can manage to build a set of plate for our son with some outside help. And giving him hope for the future of it and something else to strive for in the melee should help.Also, should we recommend he ask for favor? Perhaps from Egen's daughter, if she refuses I know it will go poorly, but if she doesn't we can laugh at Egen's suppressed rage.
>>25224765Check on our wife and daughterMaybe have them give encouraging words to Brock
>>25224765I'd say go look for a Retainer or two. See if our son has any ideas on a teacher he'd like and our daughter as well. They both deserve to learn something they would enjoy from a master of it.
>>25224765Tell him that we'll train him in the use of full-plate ourselves, and we shall have a set of it made for him once we return to High Harrock.If needs be, we will find a craftsman to stylise his armour, to better represent the man wearing it.It'll have pies, cakes, and tits etched on it.
>>25224814See if we can find a decent blacksmith who would be able to make better arms and armour for us and our soldiers? There's bound to be one in the port somewhere.>>25224825Now, now, that's not fair.He's not had a woman yet, so it wouldn't have tits on it.
>>25224846Artisans cost dosh bro.
>>25224871True, but some are out of work as well and might just like a spot of mead and a place to stay in return for their services.We might have use for a good blacksmith who can help with the up keep of our growing armed forces.
>>25224871>>25224846>>25224825>>25224814>>25224796>>25224786>>25224782>Hiring a master of a trade would consume a lot of resources - a lot. Ones that you don't currently have. However, you can always hire fairly standard retainers such as Royter, who are not of exceptional ability. A list of example retainers that you don't have:>Translator>Spy>Stable-hand>Bard>Artist>You've got enough time to look for one, if you want one.
>>25224959Deyya was talking about getting a stable hand wasn't she?As much as I'd like a spy or a bard, I think a stable master is more important
>>25224765Go have that meeting with Bronze Yohn so we can retun home immediately after the melee is concluded?
>>25224959I like the Translator personally. He can teach and help when dealing with odd circumstances, and depending upon his or her origin might just be able to give advice on things we know little about.The Stable-hand we have handled, just have one of our boys back home do it. I'd rather not hire someone like that in to care for something so important.
>>25224983We really don't ride that much. I think a spy would be considerably more useful
>>25224959Given the current situation we're in (with Belmore disliking us, and Egen suddenly starting to act weird, after being a bro previously), we should try to find a spymaster.
>>25224959We need better horsesStable hand
>>25224983>>25225012>>25225016The only horses we have are our and our knights personal ones anyways, they do need to be taken care of, but it's hardly a massive enough job to require an expert.If we were to field some cav, then yes we'd need to hire someone, but for now it's necessary.
>>25225031We have no cavalry, and none of our knights are particularly exceptional on a horse (other than Morys, who won't be doing much fighting now), so why do we need better horses right now?
>>25225031>>25225056 this sums it up. We just don't need it that much right now. Maybe down the line, but not now.
>>25225031for what? we live in the mountains where we couldn't use a cavalry unit anyways, and the horses we have a perfectly fine.Also, as far as "better horses" goes, we'd need a horse herd to breed if we wanted to home grow our own, otherwise we need to purchase them from abroad, which doesn't require a stable master.
>>25225074>>25225069>>25225056>>25225031>>25225028>>25225016>>25225012>>25224983>Too much disagreement regarding the stable hand.>Favourites seem to be the translator and the spy. Which would you rather search for today?
>>25224959>>25225012>>25225016Mayhaps a spy who can speak multiple languages?
>>25225097I'd say spy.
>>25225097>>25225109 Yeah let's do this. Because honestly, what spy doesn't speak at least a few languages?
>>25225097Spy - He/she would be more immediately useful to us than a translator
>>25225097The spy, most of our issues for now are going to be within the vale, needing no translator, which makes the spy more urgent.The translator is important, just not immediately so.
>>25225097>>25225117Tinker, tailor, soldier, SPY!
Lets go spy
>>25225143Off topic, but that movie was actually quite terrible.
If we manage to "find" a spy, wouldnt that be a pretty shitty spy since he was found?
>>25225214it's more likely we make it known we are looking for one and they find us
I worry about the hiring of a spymaster only because we are on Belmore's lands. People could already be paid off and news of search could reach his ear and coin in the spy's to feed us bad information.It might actually hurt us.
>>25225258Or he might know more about Belmore for having lived in Grimarbour all this time.Plasma will be the judge of it.
>>25225258This.Maybe we can send a raven to Lord Baelish asking for one of his prodigies?
>>25225392We're no where near important enough for him to bother replying to.We have to take what we can get, and we'll only find a spymaster in lands other than our own.
>>25225145>>25225128>>25225122>>25225121>>25225117>>25225109>You choose: Spy>You may choose two from the following list to learn more information about and chat with - then you can choose the final candidate from those two or choose none at all.>Your choices:>An elderly bilingual bravo who claims to have once been a Faceless Man, a profession that he left behind in order to pursue freedom, no longer wishing to serve the God of Many Faces.>A prim and improper madam who seems to be willing to sell away the secrets of her brothel's customers in exchange for cold hard silver. She will remain within Grimarbour if hired.>A gelded fellow who claims to have been a gold cloak of King's Landing once before he was caught in the act of rape, something he was punished severely for. He seems to have a fair bit of knowledge about laws and their loopholes.>A smuggler. A greedy fellow with his own interests and a small boat that he calls his own, crewed by a few people that he trusts. He claims that he can get to almost anywhere unseen, so long as it's a coastal region or beside a large river.>A mountain man. You can tell it just from looking at him, he's a fucking inbred hill savage. Nonetheless, he likely knows his ways about the mountains and will likely be able to get anywhere within the Vale he wants.>A locksmith. A humble fellow who doesn't seem to brag much but most of Grimarbour seems to speak quite highly of his skill at cracking any lock and designing ones that cannot be broken.>A mummer. A trickster and an entertainer who can do many different tricks with his hands, including stealing away purses and pouches before his victims' very eyes, without them noticing a thing. So the rumours say.
I like translator. Give our kids a little training in the Braavossi tongue, or High Valyrian. Broaden their horizons. Plus, it might pay dividends since Braavos is pretty close, and once we have Grimarbour, trading with them will be well within our grasp.
amazing stuff Plasmalove from /sp/
>>25225464>elderly bilingual bravo>smugglerThe locksmith also seems good but too city focused at the moment.
>>25225464Hmm... I think the rapist, the smuggler, and the mountain man are out. They just don't mesh with Harrock's style. I dunno... my vote is the madam.My vote is for
>>25225464>>An elderly bilingual bravo who claims to have once been a Faceless Man, a profession that he left behind in order to pursue freedom, no longer wishing to serve the God of Many Faces.&>A mummer. A trickster and an entertainer who can do many different tricks with his hands, including stealing away purses and pouches before his victims' very eyes, without them noticing a thing. So the rumours say.They both can serve other purposes as a retainer that would be used as a cover. The former sounds the most interesting to me personally.
>>25225464The elderly bilingual bravo, and the smuggler (since all our neighbours are near the sea/rivers, so he can get into damn near every territory we'd care to send him).
>>25225500>>25225533These. The smuggler would be damn useful, and having a former Faceless Man would be amazing, if he's telling the truth.Imagine having a trained assassin in our service, it'd be really fucking useful.
I like the Madam.Now think about this, we're going to need a delivery system.We hire a few of her girls in our new and improved Tavern.Boom! Problem Solved.I'm just not sure whether the Braavosi is touched or not, and the smugglers no use to us after Grimarbour
>>25225464>A mountain manHe would not only help watch our borders (and smuggle stuff) but would be great help in any campaign against the hill folk or another lord. >An elderly bilingual bravoA more traditional spy master, a solid choice. But he almost sounds too good might be a plant.Both of theses also don't have the smuggler's loyalty problem.
>>25225578No. Just no. We do not work with mountain men.Bad anon.
>>25225464Going to have to go with the elderly bilingual bravo and the smuggler.
>>25225613Hey native guides are made out of gold in any military campaign (or so says the Art of War). I'm just thinking logically.
>>25225649That may be so, but we are also the natives of our land, and we do not fucking deal with the mountain men, unless it's to kill them or interrogate them.
>>25225649We already are native guides for these mountains.
>>25225621>>25225578>>25225533>>25225541>>25225521>>25225500>Going with Smuggler and Bravo. One moment; back from coffee break.
>>25225649Yeah, but it doesn't fit our general "mountain men = sub-human scum" thing. It is a really good idea, and a very logical choice, but it doesn't work here.
>>25225674Not the hill folk parts.
I hope the Bravo proves true. The idea of him just seems cool.
>>25225464I vote for the locksmith and the gelded man. Locksmith gives us more access to locked away places, and if we have anything we really need secured, he can build the lock for it. The gelded man has a good knowledge of law and loopholes, he won't be able to rape again so his fatal flaw has already run it's course. He's a man in need of redemption that can be useful to us.
>>25225694Same here, especially since it looks like Egen is going to screw us over, after we were so good to him.
>>25225683Wait, actually, we should talk to the Mountain man. If we don't like his pitch, we kill him. if he is truly a traitor to his people, we can use him. If he hates them like we do, he is just the smartest hill folk man of all time.
>>25225677First of all, the bravo. His name, Lymorian. You thought you'd never see an individual wearing more colours than Loras Egen and you were wrong. This man is practically dressed in a patchwork rainbow he's so colourful, with loose fabric of red and blue, green and orange, purple and white and what have you. A long, droopy moustache marks his face giving the fellow an almost comical look but his hair itself is fairly cleanly cut and carefully groomed. This swarthy fellow hardly seems like any spy at all; nor a Faceless Man, current or former. Still, he weaves many colourful tales of his previous exploits and if nothing else, you find them fascinating. He was never a servant of any god; instead this Braavosi is simply a weaver of lies, a creator of myths and fabrications and only by the end of the enthralling discussion and tailoring of tales do you notice that his moustache is gone and his eyes seem a different colour, blue instead of dark brown; transformed from a comical figure into a handsome fox of an old man. You still disbelieve he was ever a faceless assassin but he is quite a skilled liar and clearly excellent with disguises.>In return for service, he asks that you provide him with a home and do what you can to arrange a marriage between him and an ageing courtesan in Braavos known as Bellonara Otherys, the love of his life.>Working on the Smuggler next.
>>25225831Seems promising. I dunno about convincing a courtesan to marry some nobody ex-pat in Westoros though... good prospect.
>>25225831Seems interesting to me, and even if he wasn't an assassin, he's a good liar and disguise expert, which would help a lot.His price isn't too bad either, he seems a good choice.
>>25225831Second of all, the smuggler. His name, Grot. He also introduces you to his vessel, a rather shabby old sailing boat covered known as the Bitch of the Bay, manned by him, his younger brother, his uncle, his wife and his boy. All of them seem quite scummy and down on their lot, skin marked and marred by pox. They're a bunch of filthy beggars but they seem to know what they're talking about, revealing several hidden compartments on the boat and even offering to show you a few beneath it - but you don't feel like getting yourself soaked for the sake of their show. Even their boat is carefully painted a dull sea green, perfectly designed to blend into the ocean on a dull, overcast day. You notice various pots of paint scattered here and there, each one reflecting other conditions at sea. Although there's very few ways of demonstrating their skill at smuggling, they seem to be adequate enough and quite proud of themselves. Of course, there's no way to prove their claims - so this is an obvious risk. Only the uncle seems to have any missing fingers; either they're very good or utterly inexperienced.>In return for service, he asks that you provide he and his family with immunity from the law in any ports that you control; starting with Lord Egen's and extending to any ports that you gain control of or build yourself.
>>25225958>>25225831>If you wish to hire one of these options, vote away.
>>25225831>>25225958Lets go with the Braavosi
>>25225958Hmm... I prefer Lymorian of these twos.
>>25225980The braavosi seems like the best bet, perfect for doing things himself, as well as for setting up a network of spies.
>>25225831>>25225958Go with the Braavosi, I think. He seems like a better 'spy' type. If we want a smuggler in future, though, we know where to go.
>>25225980Lymorian all the way as what we need is someone who is a master of infiltration.Though I have to say the smugglers do have some promise and I don't suppose we could hire both of them?
>>25226051I think it was a one-or-the-other deal, sadly, otherwise I'd go for both too.Use the smuggler to get the Braavosi into enemy territory, and then he uses his skills to get the info he needs, then use the smugglers to get him back out again.
Do we actually have need of a smuggler? I'd say at the moment the Braavosi is far more useful to us
>>25225990>>25225995>>25226018>>25226028Bringing the Braavosi into your fold, you instruct Lymorian to prepare his belongings for shipping to High Harrock. He performs the most ridiculous bow you've ever seen, making you wonder how a man's spine could even bend like that. You decide not to question it, as the Braavosi would likely have a whole new tale to weave and you're quickly running out of time. The melee is rapidly approaching.>You can choose to do something else before the melee if you wish but there is a chance you'll be late. Is there anything you wish to do beforehand?
>>25226115I had the same plan in mind and that is why I was wondering if there was a "both" choice.
>>25226139Nope. Onwards to the Melee!
>>25226139Nope, let's go to the melee. We can't let our son look out to the stands, and not see us cheering for his victory.Make sure to pick up the wife and Katrin, I'm sure his little sister will want to cheer for her brother.
>>25226139Onwards to the Melee!
>>25226139Let's get ready to rumble!
>>25226184Finally, you arrive at the central square of Grimarbour shortly before the melee is scheduled to begin. Maester Ralion is there by the sidelines with many assistants to aid him in tending to the wounded; there are even a pair of Silent Sisters kneeling and praying, in the event of death. One person died during the joust but this is a far more lethal and dangerous event. There is likely to be at least one fatality this day and the crowd will simply be screaming for more. This is not jousting, this is not a test of specialised skill. This is true combat.You spot Deyya sitting beside her daughter and the Egen family, nervously gnawing her lip as she watches the distant figure of Brock clad in a yellow tabard and brigantine, with an unfamiliar green sash of silk tied about his belt. Your wife is clearly worried about your son's safety but then there's the servant at your side, clearing his throat and bowing."My honourable Lord Harrock, Lord Benedar Belmore extends his sincere request for you to join him and his other lordly companions in the observation of this tournament. May I ask what your response is?">Stay with family?>Join the other lords?>Also, how much detail would you like me to put into the melee? As you're not participating as a character, a lot of it will be me writing out scenes with you contributing little input. So do you want every bloody little detail, do you want me to prioritise certain characters over others or do you want me to skip some of the matches and only mention important details?
>>25226327>an unfamiliar green sash of silk tied about his beltOh shit did he get a favor from Egen's daughter?And just focusing on certain characters (Lord Royce, Brock, Ser Lyn) should be fine.
>>25226327prioritise characters of interest to us please. Everything else can be skipped or summarised in a sentenceAlso family
>>25226327Hmm... I'm torn. It'd do us more good to be with the Lords, but with our wife worrying about Brock, she will almost certainly appreciate our presence. We could also talk to Egen's wife, see if we can get her to tell him to let Brock marry his daughter.As for the input thing... I'd say prioritise the characters we give a damn about, like Ser Banton (our new sworn sword), Bronze Yohn, Ser Belmore (Lord Belmore's brother), Ser Lyn, and Brock.I assume, then, that we won't be choosing what moves Brock makes? It'd be too complicated in mass combat, I bet, and you know how he'd act better than we would.
>>25226327Reposting the tournament setup:>Donning the RedSer Banton of No HouseLord Yohn of House RoyceSer Andar of House RoyceSer Boyn, Sworn to House ColdwaterPommit, Endorsed by Ser Boyn, Sworn to House ColdwaterSer Elys, Sworn to House SaulLaamir of Qohor, Endorsed by Lord Palfrey of House Badics>Donning the BlueMartyn, Squire to Ser Lalyn, Sworn to House HardyngLady Kaya, Sworn to House HardyngPaxter Hersy, Squire to Ser Yondragryn, Sworn to House HersyPafio of Braavos, Endorsed by Lord Palfrey of House BadicsSer Marwyn of House BelmoreTerrance Lynderly, Squire to Ser Dalyn, Sworn to House LynderlySer Ronys, Sworn to House Belmore>Donning the GreenDenpar of Tyrosh, Endorsed by Lord Palfrey of House BadicsSer Jalraeys, Sworn to House BadicsLord Palfrey of House BadicsSer Dalyn, Sworn to House LynderlySer Symond, Sworn to House SunderlandBredder, Squire to Ser Osney, Sworn to House PryorNogg, Endorsed by Ser Symond, Sworn to House Sunderland>Donning the YellowMabbin, Squire to Ser Naptys of No HouseBrock Harrock, Squire to Ser Morys, Sworn to House HarrockLord Royce of House ColdwaterSer Ilmond of House Grafton, Sworn to House BelmoreSer Lyn of House CorbrayBosrick, Endorsed by Ser Andar of House RoyceLady Delayis, Sworn to House Belmore>Red versus Blue>Green versus Yellow
>>25226327>Stay with family?We must provide a unified front of support for Brock and each other.I'd like details provided on the more important (to us) characters, such as Brock, Yohn, Lyn, and Banton..
>>25226375>an unfamiliar green sash of silk tied about his belt>Oh shit did he get a favor from Egen's daughter?Damn, I missed that! If he did, that'll probably piss Egen off something rotten, given how much he's been set against it.Also, after the melee, can we please try to talk to Mabbin, Squire to Ser Naptys? Since Ser Naptys is now dead, Mabbin could use a home... a home like High Harrock.
>>25226416Seconding the "talk to the knightless squire" option.
>>25226416>Also, after the melee, can we please try to talk to Mabbin, Squire to Ser Naptys? Since Ser Naptys is now dead, Mabbin could use a home... a home like High Harrock.Good thinking. It's not like he has anywhere else to go, to be honest.
>>25226474Such little effort on our parts, yet it would mean the world to him.
>>25226375>>25226376>>25226388>>25226402>>25226416>>25226446>>25226474>Focusing on Bronze Yohn, Ser Banton, Ser Lyn and Brock. Anyone else will only be mentioned in passing.>All agreed on staying by family?
>>25226562Sounds good to me.
>>25226562Yeah, we can go over to the lords group later if needs be. To Gloat[/Spoiler]
>>25226562I dig it.
>>25226579Especially once most of Belmore's guys get murdered by Bronze Yohn.Just a shame two of them are on Brock's team, just gotta hope neither accidentally stab him by accident.
>>25226562I'm for going with the Lords. I think Deyya understands why it might be best for us to watch our enemies up close as this unfolds. Obviously we would rather be with her. That is what we want, but our eyes need to be on the prize so to speak, we need to know what Benedar has cooking, and to know, we need to watch. And also, if he does do anything to fuck with Brock, we need to be nearby so we can plant a knife in his throat.
>>25226610Good point, I agree. Give our wife a kiss, tell her why we need to be with the rest of the lords, and then go over there.
>>25224299You heard the hand, the king's too fat for his armor. Fetch the breastplate stretcher.
>>25226610I sort of agree with this. As much as we love our family, this is politics, and we need to be seen with the rest of the lords, if only to hear what they're talking about as they plot against us.
>>25226610I think we should go with this too. We might not like Belmore, but we could do with being near Egen and the others.
Out dear wife has all but told us how awful of an idea this whole affair is and now her only son is in a melee with obviously dangerous people. And we want to continue playing poor politics and trading jabs with Belmore?Poor form.
>>25226856Agreed with this. We've done all we're obligated to do politics-wise.
>>25226610>>25226666>>25226709>>25226722>>25226825You find yourself sitting amongst the lords - Lord Benedar Belmore, Lord Loras Egen, Lord Alesandor Saul and Lord Jon Lynderly. The mummer, the bravo, the watcher and the snake and you as well, the hangman. As usual, they seem to be trading bets and small talk, basic banter and such. It's also the perfect position to see how they react to losses and victories. Although he is still spending many golden dragons, the Mummer of Strongsong is definitely not smiling, his mind clearly on his crippled son. Perhaps there's some humanity in him after all."Lord Artys. Care to join us for a gamble?">First Match: Red vs Blue>Reds win; Lynderly and Egen both betting 100.>Blues win; Belmore betting 100.>Terrance Lynderly will be first to fall; Belmore betting 100 for, Lynderly betting 100 against.>Bronze Yohn remains standing; Egen, Belmore and Saul betting 100, Lynderly betting 100.>Will you join in at all?
>>25226856No one insulted what you wanted to do. That is poor form.Both have ups and downs, that is why it is a decision.
>>25226931No gambling. Just sit, and be steel. Listen, observe, and make Belmore look like an idiot every time he addresses us.
>>25226931We're not here to bet on the lives of men, when some might die. Blood money isn't my idea of fun, gentlemen.((Plasma, did we give Lord Corbray his armour back for market rate yet? And did we get Banton his armour back?))
>>25227016Cheers, so we likely have slightly more money than we did originally (even after paying for our armour back from Belmore), right?
>>25226965"3 feet of rope on the man who knocks my son out of melee"A jest to get the lords chuckling
>>25226983>>25226965>>25227076Refusing to bet, you sit back and listen to the men mutter and chatter. Lord Egen is a babbling sycophant, Lord Belmore is a mocking fool, Lord Lynderly is a sharp-tongued liar and Lord Saul is almost as quiet as you are. It's hardly pleasant company at all but from this position, you can see their reactions. Paying them little heed, you watch as the first round begins.The match between those wearing red and those wearing blue is the most unbalanced. What hope is there for those who face Yohn Royce in ground combat? Wearing that infamous bronze platemail of his all covered in old runes, it is said that he is impervious to all harm while in that armour. Armed with a large shield and a great mace, he is a slow but unstoppable giant. As for Ser Banton? Covered in chainmail and armed with a long, slender spear his stance is that of a common infantrymen, carefully guarding the left flank of his group. He's hardly as impressive a figure as the Castellan of the Eyrie, but he's enough.The battle begins and those wearing blue immediately disperse, circling about the red group for any sign of weakness or opening. Yet Bronze Yohn maintains order in his ranks, roaring commands and keeping his group in a tight formation, locked together in a bristling wall of shields. The crowd quickly becomes impatient as the blue team hovers and dances about, looking for any method of attack. The roaring and jeering of the masses suddenly transforms into a wild cheer of elation as finally, one of the Belmore knights rushes in to try and run Bronze Yohn through, aiming at an exposed joint in his shoulder.
>>25227076I like this, heh.
>>25227113>one of the Belmore knights rushes in to try and run Bronze Yohn through, aiming at an exposed joint in his shoulder.Well, I guess we know who is going to die first then.And it isn't Bronze Yohn.
>>25227193>>25227113Almost effortlessly, the bronze lord raises his shield to deflect the blow and smashes at the knight with his heavy mace, denting the shield and then shattering it with a second blow. Other warriors in blue join the fight, a Braavosi leaping forward to try and assault Ser banton only to be kept at bay with many jabs of the spear. It's an odd dance, with the water dancer far too agile to be struck but too far away to land a blow against the hedge knight. Even when he does, his blades only bounce off of Banton's shield. As for the Belmore knight? He trades blows with Bronze Yohn, only to find himself being worn away, his armour battered and tattered to useless pieces. Eventually after one strike too many, the warrior simply falls, barely leaving a mark on Yohn Royce's armour.The rest of the fight is much the same. The red team is a meat grinder, slowly forcing its way through their opponents and denying any opportunity of attack. Of course, one or two of them fall, the weakest links. The rest endure. Eventually the only blue survivor is a young squire, his leather armour covered with many serpents engraved into its surface – and he simply forfeits, too terrified to dare attack, much to the laughter of the crowds and the combined shame and relief of Lord Lynderly. The wounded are dragged away, to have their injuries tended or their dead bodies blessed. It's difficult to tell from where you're sitting.>Red Team Wins. Their composition for the final match is as follows:>Ser Banton of No House>Lord Yohn of House Royce>Ser Andar of House Royce>Ser Boyn, Sworn to House Coldwater>Laamir of Qohor, Endorsed by Lord Palfrey of House Badics
>>25227230Great showing by Ser Banton. Hopefully he'll leave this place on our side.
>>25227269He's already agreed to serve our house for 7 years.We'll have plenty of time to ensure he actually wants to stay during that time.
>>25227230I'll take things that are entirely unsurprising for 100 Alex.In other news, good to see our new knight in good form.
>>25227230It shows that Ser Banton is a team player, and knows his role. This is good.After the second fight, we should have Ser Banton announce his new allegiance to our House, so at least one person from our House is in the final.I'm starting to get worried that Brock might try to take Bronze Yohn on, and get smacked down for his trouble... though the idea of Ser Lyn Corbray and Bronze Yohn fighting it out is sending shivers down my spine.But yea, there's no way the Red Team can't win this, I'm afraid.
>>25227314Oh, sweet. I must've missed that. Thanks for clearing it up for me.
>>25227326Yea, we sorted it last session. We just decided not to have him declare until the final, in case the Belmore lot tried to kill him.
>>25227321I suspect our son will try if he makes it to the next round. And it will likely be a good effort, though a losing one. It would do him so good to have the sense knocked into him and drive him to improve.
>>25227321Hmm, I think it'd look a bit odd for a man with No House to suddenly declare his intentions halfway through a competition.
>>25227360Odd or a statement towards the prestige of our House?
>>25227357Losing to Yohn Royce, but doing pretty well during the effort, would be a huge success.
>>25227230Turn to Ser Lynderly and pat him on the shoulder. "There's no shame is conceding defeat when it is truly inevitable, and nothing can be gained from fighting on regardless. Your son is clever, no need to fight five against one."
As the contestants of the next match prepare themselves, more bets are placed down.>Second Match: Green vs Yellow>Green Team Wins; Lynderly, Egen and Belmore betting 100.>Yellow Team Wins; Saul betting 200.>Lord Palfrey Badics causes most casualties, Belmore betting 100 for, Saul betting 100 against.>Any bets you wish to place? Also, roll 3d6. I'll accept the second roll.
>>25227376More odd I'd say...If we wanted to do it, it should have been before the melee began.
Rolled 4, 4, 6 = 14>>25227405
>>25227383I would not do this. Speaking of it will only invite the other Lords, who are considerably more douchey, to gab about it. Just look at him and nod at most. Nothing more.
Rolled 1, 1, 1 = 3>>25227405Let's bet 200 on yellow.
Rolled 1, 4, 4 = 9>>25227405100 on yellow, Saul has had good betting instincts thus far and we want to show we support our son after all.
>>25227438ANON WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?
>>25227405No bets, thats my vote.
>>25227438...By the Seven
>>25227438Please tell me this is a roll under system.
>>25227438Holy shit. I'm so sorry guys.
With a roll like that, let's not bet.
>>25227468agreed. bad role, bad choice.
>>25227459No, that was just horrible luck. I don't know what I've done to offend the dice gods, but holy shit.
>>25227438Brock, I barely knew ye. Hopefully the bun in Deyya's oven has boy parts.
>>25227439Betting 100.>>25227383Lord Lynderly simply sneers distastefully at that."You say so, but it can be quite difficult to tell the difference between a wise man and a craven. Let us hope that your son does better than mine.">P.S.>You failed that roll.
>>25227490Brock isn't going to die. He is going to shame us. And then die.I agree with that anon, because, there is no way Deyya is going to ever let us touch her again.
>>25227513>P.S.>You failed that roll.
>>25227513>You failed that roll.Man I would have never figured that one out. We keep praying to the Seven, follow R'hllor the one true god.
>>25227584Nah. Ancestor worship is what all the kool kids are doing.
>>25227526If Brock dies I will only know pain. We worked so hard to build a relationship with him only to see it dashed. Our dear lady wife will hate this event more and it will destroy our good relations we've built with her. Man. Fuck.
>>25227513Well poops.I hope Brock gets nothing but 6s on his dice now.
The match between green and yellow is somewhat different. Ser Lyn is as brilliant and shining as ever, arrogant enough to not wear a helmet and let his hair flow free instead – enough to send many noble ladies and common girls alike swooning and screaming their affections respectively, not that he pays any heed. The bachelorhood of the Corbray trio is an eternal mystery – how are such attractive men unmarried and without children, or even bastards? Your son is far more impressive, hardly as incredible a sight as the good knight. Wearing the barely fitting brigantine and a lobster pot helmet while carrying a hefty mace, he's quite the odd figure. They murmur amongst themselves, preparing themselves for the coming fight.And when it finally arrives and the battle is underway, the first thing that Brock and his companions do is charge. A shrill scream from Lady Delayis, a thunderous roar from your boy and wild cries from the rest, excluding Lord Coldwater and Ser Lyn. Both remain in cold silence as they stampede towards the enemy line, many of the green fighters scattering and getting out of the way as quickly as they can. Unfortunately, a few of the more experienced are just a little too slow and your son Brock, he lands the first strike of this fight.Swinging the heavy metal sphere on the end of his flail towards the trembling figure's shield, he allows the head of the flail to simply smash through the wood, leaving behind only splintered fragments as though it was never there. The sheer force of the metal is enough to leave a colossal dent in the young fighter's armour and send him flat on to his back, no longer moving. The sound is beyond description, melding the cracking of bone and the deformation of metal. There's a brief moment of hesitation from your lad as he stares at what he has just done, but it's quickly interrupted by a blunt sword smashing into his helmet. A nasty dent is left behind but this only seems to anger your son.
>>25227612Yeah. I'm feeling it. "Man. Fuck." Is pretty much the perfect expression. And right after the Red Wedding aired. Bookfags and Showfags had their pain, now Questfags must feel theirs.
>>25227694Jesus H. Christ, Brock.
>>25227076Nice, shame we didn't use it.
>>25227694Oh shit... biting my nails here.
>>25227694Holy fuck Brock, you're kicking ass!Now finish them!
I've forgotten to post this joke that Page came up in ASOIAH.
>>25227694Holy shit Brock.Am I the only one who feels we should paint his eventual platemail green with some kind of purple waistcoat?
>>25227694Dear lord. What have we unleashed?
>>25227694Plasma - whatever magic you pull to make us all feel so engaged with the characters...Please, never ever loose it.And let me have some, thanks.>>25227760Haha!>pic related.
>>25227694Well no one can say he didn't put up a good fight at least. That's our lad, during our House proud.That said, I'm still scared as shit.
>>25227800Well, we won and gained some money...that's good right?
>>25227694This campaign of raw aggression is an effective one, with many green fighters descending; yet those more experienced upon the yellow find themselves drop as well, at the hands of Lord Palfrey Badics. The mercenary lord hacks and slashes and even stabs with a bastard sword in one hand and a fencing blade in the other in a crude, wild style, not doing anything to avoid killing his contestants. Eventually he ends up in a duel with Ser Lyn, with his crazed and alien method of combat contrasting against the more elegant, tradition style of the Corbray knight. Yet they are easily equal to one another, neither able to break the other down entirely.Yet such a conflict does not last forever. Very soon the numbers of the green team are whittled down to nothing with only Palfrey left. The bloody-haired lord receives a sword smashing into his side from Delayis and a shield smashing into his face from Coldwater. Yet it is Brock's flail that lands the felling blow, slamming into the lord's hip. The only thing preventing the bone from completely shattering is the armour that lies between the flesh and the metal sphere. This attack sends the Lord of Moonsgrey slumping into the floor, helmet striking the earth. He does not stir. The crowd roars for the blood that was shed but Brock seems to have an uncertain, confused look on his face and Ser Lyn an extremely aggravated one.However they may feel, they are soon to be fighting again, against the team led by Bronze Yohn himself. There is little hope there.>Yellow Team Wins. Their composition for the final match is as follows:>Brock Harrock, Squire to Ser Morys, Sworn to House Harrock>Lord Royce of House Coldwater>Ser Lyn of House Corbray>Lady Delayis, Sworn to House Belmore
>>25227800Wait we bet right? AWWW YEAH BOY!
>>25227846Hory shit. Man, I am too scared right now.
>>25227800We don't have the number advantage and the charge won't work twice... I don't like our sons chances.
>>25227846Hell yeah. Not that we have a good chance of winning this next round.
>>25227854MunniemunniemunnieWell, really all we've done is make back our lost bet previously.
Our son is the only Squire in the next round.That is the Fist of Harrock damn it. Doing us proud.
YOU CAN'T ROCK THE BROCK
>>25227846Hell yea niggas, Harrock's in the house!Fucking well done Brock, he proved his worth here today. No one can say he's a disappointment anymore, he did more to help win that fight than Ser Lyn did.And Brock totally stole Corbray's kill. He's gonna be pissed about that.>>25227873Erm... no. They're 4 up against 5, and one of their opponents is Bronze Yohn. They aren't going to win, but they'll give a damn good showing for themselves.
>>25227846Aw shit. That was crazy. Holy shit. Fuck Shit Jesus.
>>25227906Brock it like it's hot!
YOU CAN'T STOP THE BROCK, CAN'T STOP THE BROCK, YOU CAN'T STOP THE BROCK, CAN'T STOP THE BROCK!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pURJDToKA0k
And people actually wanted to get a new heir. You know nothing Anon Snow.
>>25227908Well, it was hardly Brock alone. Everyone was wailing on Palfrey by the end.Besides, I don't think anyone is going to be dumb enough to sabotage their own team if they're going up against Bronze Yohn in the next round.
>>25227959>this talk of a new heir
>>25227846Now our biggest decision is whether to make a witty comment to Belmore or not...Maybe when the betting starts again we use this line >>25227076
Fuck it, I'm going to say it now.As the only non-knight to make it to the final... I believe Ser Brock Harrock is in order after this fight.>>25227936Fuck yea.
Red against yellow, five against four, defence against offence. Bronze Yohn against Ser Lyn. That's the whispered match, one that gets hearts pumping and the crowds eager for blood. Many names are being chanted but Brock Harrock is not amongst them. The teams assemble themselves and prepare themselves after cleaning their weapons and beating out the dents in their armour, getting new shields and other important things. Although the joust is a far more noble and skilful contest, the melee is attracting far larger crowds. It's a swarm, it's a hive of dirty smallfolk and they are loving it.Meanwhile, more bets are being made by some lords who are growing increasingly irate and others who are almost entirely serene.>Third Match; Red vs Yellow>Red Team Wins; Belmore, Egen and Lynderly bet 200.>Yellow Team Wins; Saul bets 100.>Ser Lyn will cause most casualties; Egen bets 100 for, Belmore bets 200 against.
>>25228016I would say after the melee we shall see. If he puts up a good fight, perhaps even Bronze would do the honor.That would really help cap off the Tourney, a squire being knighted of House Harrock on Belmore lands, in a Belmore tourney.
>>25227987Damn straight.>>25228011I concur most heartily!>>25227964We need to not have Brock and Banton fight each other - otherwise our sworn sword is liable to kill our heir, or vice versa.It'd be good to see Andar Royce and Brock go up against each other though.
>>25228040bet a hundred that our son will cause the most casualties
>>25228052>perhaps even Bronze would do the honor.>That would really help cap off the Tourney, a squire being knighted of House Harrock on Belmore lands, in a Belmore tourney.Fuck yea, we need to get this done.
>>25227959My anon brethren.
>>25227940>Not going for Brock Lesnar theme.I shiggy diggy
>>25228040How much did we make from betting on our son's team, Plasma, before we start betting more now.
>>25228040100 on YellowWe're not putting our liege over family. Also, Saul is stick with it as well. I also say use this jest >>25228011>>25227076
>>25228016We should not knight Brock. Tell him we're proud, but, a father should not knight his son. It stinks of nepotism. And that isn't Artys Harrock's style.
>>25228087One hundred and fifty dragons.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K07yVtzioIIT BEGINS. GET HYPE!
>>25228103Especially at a tourney on another's land. If he is knighted we will hope it is only by Bronze, Lyn, or someone high and important.
>>25228079>you are now imagining Brock Lesnar with a flail crushing his enemys
>>25228054I can see Royce getting bull-rushed here, who doesn't want the honour of smashing him out of the contest?
>>25228124/initiate fist bump
>>25228040100 that our son will be among the standing victors
As Brock enters the field:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAzjumNPxaI>>25228040100 on Yellow. Let's go with Saul on this, fuck Belmore and Egen.
>>25228111If that's the case, keep to our bet of 100. If we go over with just 50 in the end, that is fine by me.
>>25228096Me here, I say bet 100 on yellow wins, and use the joke of '3 feet of rope' in response to the most casualties bet.
>>25228152>>25228145I agree with these guys, 100 on Yellow
>>25225958Can we, buy these smuggler's as sellsails as well though? Since there's land nearby we can claim where we can buy a port, we could use something of an experienced captain later on.
>>25228145>>25228143>>25228096One hundred on yellow. Even Saul blinks at this, giving you a wary look. It seems that even he doesn't expect a victory out of this, he's simply entertaining a bet for the sake of it. After all, he has already made so much off the idiocy of the others lords - why not spend a little to amuse them? Placing his thoughts aside, the watchful lord sits back to well, watch.And without further ado, the match begins.Polar opposites to each other, both teams do exactly what they did in their previous matches. Why change something that works? Lady Delayis, Lord Coldwater, Ser Lyn and Brock the Squire all charge forward, this time without the wild screaming. Intimidation is not a tactic that will work here. In return, the shieldwall of Ser Andar, Lord Yohn, Ser Banton, Ser Boyn and Laamir remains strong and unmoving, wooden circles locked together. The unstoppable force and the immovable object. The Seven themselves seem to hold their breath as the two teams draw nearer to one another, waiting for them to finally clash.
>>25228235In my opinion, we're not really on good enough terms with Lord Egen to have smugglers using his port. But I also think we made a serious mistake with the 'faceless man'.
>>25228250My heart is fucking racing, Plasma. You are a fucking legend.
>>25228250Get hyyyyyype>inb4 this concludes this episode, thanks for participating, we'll pick up on Monday
>>25228259I'm wary of it as well. And how do you keep tabs on him?
>>25228282Don't you fucking dare joke about a cliffhanger. Just don't fucking do it.You'll put thoughts into Plasma's head.
>>25228250Well we'd still have a profit of 50 dragons right?We won't win the bet, but it might a way of showing that we have some confidence in our son.
>>25228297Aye. and there might be some total fluke that means they do win. I doubt it, but stranger things have happened.
>>25228314Brock's already proven quite skilled at disarming well trained knights, and even Bronze Yohn would be hard pressed to win without a weapon.
>>25228285Eh, the madam was a better choice. We can't trust any of these spies, but at least with the madam we know that and are only paying gold and silver for information.
>>25228329the issue being that we only gain information related to the city she's in, where the faceless one can travel and recruit an actual spy network.
You fucking idiots. Our wife tells us two things: Don't bet and we need a stablehand. What do you fuckers do? You come back with a Braavosi clown who wants a marriage with a whore from across the sea and you're throwing away coin to troll the other lords.What the fuck.
>>25228329Eh maybe. She would have stayed here though and that wouldn't help with the biggest issue we seem to have.At least with the Bravo we can use his "teaching" sessions as him relaying information to use.
>>25228329i tend to agree with you, but, hey. cooperative quest. i'm sure whatever happens, plasma will make it entertaining as fuck,
>>25228345The stablehand is something we can handle at home and the betting is going to end in a plus. We're doing fine this time.
>>25228345Even though we're going to lose this bet, I'm pretty sure we still made 50 dragons....But yeah why didn't you guys get a stablehand.
>>25228344But he's clearly not, and never was, a faceless man.
>>25228345Hey, what happens in Grimarbour, stays in Grimarbour.She would agree that we show faith in our son, and if she doesn't, fuck it.
>>25228376She'll likely be upset about us ditching her to sit with the lords too. That will just be an extra detail for her to get pissy at us about.
At least we aren't betting wantonly on everything. Just on those that are ours. We show our faith in our man and son so other Lords may not whisper otherwise.The stablehand thing is sorta eh. We don't greatly need him and if we do, we have many of our own men already experienced with our horses to do so.
>>25228376>>25228394She's been pretty warm with us so far, but yeah I think we should have spurned Belmore's invite and sat with our family.
>>25228394You'll want to loose the trip, man. Plasma ignores trips.And eh, we're up 50 Gold Dragons, so she can't bitch that much. It's not like we've lost money.
>>25228345We'll do better getting a good stablehand...On LandWe're on an island, we want a stablehand used to dealing with Rounsey's and Mules, the Mounts of the Mountain. Better found on land
>>25228367He proved himself a master of disguise right in front of us, which is good enough from my standpoint.Master of disguise goes in, recruits a spy or two from inside the city he's traveled to and goes out, never the same face twice, never getting caught.The person we recruited themselves aren't going to mean much as an individual, it's the network they'd be able to create and maintain that's important, and he seems like the best bet to be able to create a proper network.
Lord Coldwater reaches the line first, meeting his liege lord head on. The reward for such reckless behaviour is a spearhead in his side and a mace smashing against his shield, the first strike deforming the wood and the second shattering it entirely. Then Ser Lyn arrives, diving forward with cat-like grace and slipping his sword between the shields, the tip of the blade sliding into the belly of Laamir. The Qohorik responds with a gaping maw, his mouth twitching uselessly as he sways desperately. Then Delayis charges in with a shriek of her own, ripping into the side of the shield wall and burying a sword tip in Ser Banton's shoulder. But the one who breaks the wall is Brock, with that great flail his hands. Rushing forward with all of the strength and might in his body, he brings the head of the flail slamming into Ser Boyn's shield, obliterating it and knocking the poor fool backwards.Suddenly the battle is divided into two, with Delayis and Lyn fighting Andar, Banton and Laamir while Brock and Royce face Boyn and Yohn. Slamming the flat of her blade against the spearman's helmet, the wrathful lady quickly knocks Ser Banton to the floor only to receive a hammer to her stomach. Her entire body arches in agony and she crumples to the floor, her armour deformed by the blow. Twisting his blade and wrenching it out, the knight of Corbray quickly puts an end to the suffering of Laamir leaving the poor fool to bleed out on the ground, turning to combat Andar. Easily parrying a sword blow with the haft of his weapon, Brock smashes the head of his flail into Boyn a second time and then a third, blasting the wind out of him while Bronze Yohn renders Coldwater unconscious with a clean blow to his armoured head.Only two men from either team remain standing, Brock and Lyn and Andar and Yohn.Your son and your liege turn to face each other, weapons readied.
>>25228361>>25228403Yes, because we can afford to ship a whore from across the Narrow Sea over here. I'm sure our wife will absolutely love that. I promise, this is going to cost us more money and get us in more trouble than it's worth.
>>25228403You raise a good point. If we want to start raising people into positions of power, we should be doing so from our own lands. We have a healthy well of potential recruits, and they're more likely to be loyal than anyone we recruit from Grimarbour.That said, the kennelmaster should be fine. But this Bravossi is bad news.
>>25228413Oh whoops, I've been participating in this as anon up until now, I forgot to take that out this time. (I'm participating in another quest thread where the OP asked us to put our name and a trip code in the title)
>>25228394Aye, the trip should go. You may have forgotten >>25222789
>>25228427oh shit oh shit oh shit.
>>25228427...Well, that's already a lot better than I thought he'd do.Hopefully Bronze Yohn's impressed with our son's spirit and goes easy on him.
>>25228427If nothing else our son is fighting fiercely. There is no shame in losing to Bronze if he does.
>>25228427OH SHIT SON. GAME TIME!
>>25228417His loyalty to us will be miserable until we score the courtesan, and that's probably going to cost us...what, 5 wealth?
>>25228427FUCK YES.YES.YES.OH GOD YES.CAST FIST BROCK. CAST FIST!
>>25228427Plasma, I may be a man, but know this.I will go through everything science requires, just so I can bare your children.Because holy shit, you are a legend, and this is fucking glorious.
>>25228431>provide him with a home and do what you can to arrange a marriage between him and an ageing courtesanDo what we can. Key phrase. It is something we can even task him with finding the information on in his off time and in due course.It isn't the best set up. But it adds some flavor. Lighten up man. It'll be a bit of fun. And if not. We'll hang him.
>>25228495I suppose, and if he truly is head over heels for her then doing so might ensure a spy's loyalty more than anything else we could do.
>>25228495>It'll be a bit of fun. And if not. We'll hang him.Yes! So much Yes!
>>25228427Well he isn't likely to die since Yohn Royce is an honorable man. Poor Andar isn't so lucky...Yohn is probably going to tear Sir Lyn "Murdersalot" Corbray a new one after this.
>>25228535Even Ser Lyn "Pedobear" Corbray should know better than to fuck with the Castellan of the Vale.
>>25228535I imagine it'll be Ser Lyn versus Bronze Yohn, and Brock versus Ser Andar Royce.
>>25228535I'm thinking it might be time we get our son a better quality of tutor.One who isn't so full of venom it's surprising he's not Dornish.
>>25228535At least it won't backfire on us, he was the one who sent Corbray to us in the first place, right?
>>25228555Or is he?
>>25228427Bronze Yohn is the first to strike, clobbering your boy about the head with his mace and leaving a second dent in the helmet, stunning the lad for but a moment and giving the lord of Runestone the chance to land a second blow and a third, each strike of his mace stripping away the metal places in the brigantine. Eventually recovering, your boy launches a furious assault in return, roaring at the top of his lungs. Each blow forces the bronze lord to step back but he only steps forth again, swaying this way and that like a great oak tree in the wind, impossible to uproot. Your boy even manages to shatter his shield, reducing it nothing but his armour hardly seems to shift at all. Perhaps the myths are true; perhaps Yohn Royce is invulnerable.For every blow that he gives, Brock receives one in return and unlike his rival he cannot survive them so easily. The metal of his armour screamed, pieces of the brigantine falling away from the constant rain of blows provided by the mace. You can almost hear the crack of ribs fracturing over the crowd and you can definitely see your son's helmet shatter from a third strike. Bronze Yohn does not need to land devastating strikes, he is simply wearing your son down, whittling him away to nothing and there's nothing he can do in exchange. The desperation is evident on the face of your boy as he lashes out and again and again...… until with a roar of frustration, he casts the flail aside.
>>25228427Ser Brock "The Rock" Harrock, Guardian of the Westpass, incoming.
>>25228535So can we have the leader of our mercenaries, ser boros, ser banton, or any-fuckin-one else give Brock lessons and send Lyn packing?
>>25228566Oh noOh yes
>>25228566>Brock goes for the grapple.He might win this yet.
>>25228566Ohhh shit...He better not start fucking punching him.
>>25228566If I don't see a suplex I will be sorely disappointed.
>>25228566BROCK CASTS FIST!IT IS SUPER EFFECTIVE!
>>25228566Well... at least he stuck with the flail until it couldn't do any good.The best move would be to yield, though.We should have talked to him about when it's acceptable to back down.
>>25228594>Bronze Yohn visits High Harrock for a feast>We serve pig-knuckle sandwhiches
>>25228576Its unlikely that he will remain after this in anyway.
>>25228549Actually its Yohn son Ander the one who is fighting Lyn.
>>25228566F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 ITS OVER!Bah god that man may have BEEN BROKEN IN HALF!
>>25228566I'm a Pugilist!
>>25228566TIME FOR THE F-5http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deCCc4MW-MA
>>25228610FUCK NO. NEVER YIELD. NEVER GIVE WAY. NEVER BUCKLE.HE ENDURES, FOR HE IS A HARROCK, AND HE STANDS UNTIL THE LAST RIDGE.
>>25228566YES!...but...aw fuck it,YES!
I fear the way this could go.Either Bronze is impressed with the next display or is insulted.DAMN IT PLASMA. Playing with my heart.
>>25228619Then we can dismiss him with minimum fucks and get in tight with his brother that we smashed.
>>25228647Hell yes!UNTIL THE LAST RIDGE!
>>25228633Yes I know, but, killing Ander would be fucking with Ander's father.
>>25228647I'm just hoping he's not going to do pull a John Henry where he knocks Bronze Yohn down and then his heart fucking explodes or something.
>>25228651Honestly I couldn't give much less of a shit, our son is awesome.So maybe he lost his temper, but it was obvious by this point that he current tactic wasn't working.
>>25228679Agreed, we scolded him for not using a weapon when he should have been, we should also applaud him when he's recognized that his weapon would do him no good and switched to a more viable one.
>>25228566Oh shit! in the unlikely event that Brock wins he will have to face Sir Lyn
>>25228679And I think Bronze Yohn will respect never giving up, and never backing down.Not many people can even attempt to stand against him, and Brock has bested some of the best knights in the Vale already.Brock Harrock, Squire to Ser Morys, Sworn to House Harrock might have left the Westpass, but Ser Brock Harrock will be returning.
>>25228679Seconded. Takes guts to fisticuffs a man with a sword. And I don't think there is anything in the rules against straight up punching a bitch besides the fact that most people wouldn't do it.
>>25228566The myth about the armor wasn't bullshit after all!
>>25228713I'm not sure how melees are, but I think it's pretty much 'everything goes'. So Yohn might be taken abakc, surprised and defeated but I don't think he'll harbour any ill will.
>>25228704No. They are on the same team. I don't think they will fight. If they do... that might be bad.
>>25228735Nah, I don't think he'd hold a grudge against anyone that might come this close to besting him.
Hey Op, thanks for running this quest today.Coming back home from a 14 hour work day and just reading a good story makes all the aches go away (that, and food. Delicious food.)
>>25228725>SwordYohn is using a mace>PunchingYohn wishes Brock were about to punch him, no, Brock is going to start throwing him.
>>25228742After this fight those standing face each other.
>>25228742Yea, that would be bad.Because Ser Lyn is meant to survive into the books
If the punching works. New gauntlets are in order along with a new set of armor. Nice pair of tough gauntlets in the rare occasion you need to punch a bitch if your flail isn't working.The Fist of Harrock suffers no defeat.
>>25228735So far we know Bronze Yohn likes gumption and just going for it, and dislikes scumbaggery and shadowy cheap shit. I think he'll be impressed. I still think he will win though.
>>25228761I think there is a short break, but I wouldn't know.>>25228767Mah niggah
>>25228775Brock will be legendary regardless. He took a swing at Bronze Fucking Yohn, the ballsiest move a Valemen can do.
>>25228775Full new set of armour, reinforced gauntlets, a new personalised flail, and all the whores he can bed.The boy deserves to become a man today, in all ways.
>>25228754Oh yeah. Sorry. Haha, still, takes guts to fisticuffs a guy with a mace.
The crowd does not how to react. Some laugh, some roar for blood, others are too confused for words. Yet all becomes clear as Brock lunge forward to grasp the gnarled old Yohn Royce, grasping his mace arm with a vice-like grip while other reaches up to grasp at his opponent's helmet. In return, he receives a bronze gauntlet to the face. But your piggish son is too stubborn to give up so easily. With a loud whining grunt of exertion, he rips the helmet away from Bronze Yohn's skull, exposing his head for all to see. As a reward for his effort, Brock receives another savage grunt as the lord tries to free himself and escape from the grapple.Refusing to relent, the heir of House Harrock returns the favour, forcing his gauntleted fist into Bronze Yohn's jaw, once, even twice before Lord Royce finally rips himself away from Brock with a brutal shove and knocking the boy off of his feet with a mace blow to the head. Stunned and on the brink of consciousness, your lad slams into the earth and flails about, seeking some sort of way to fight back as the bronze lord advances. But there's no weapon, nothing. Pinning your lad's gut beneath an armoured foot, your liege raises his other to slam it into your boy's thick head, his face a grim and blood-stained mask with a ruined nose and a misplaced jaw.It is enough of a distraction. Bronze Yohn had no way of seeing Ser Lyn as he defeated his son, he had no way of noticing him stride over and he had no way of avoiding the flat of the sword that crashed into the back of his head. The sound of metal meeting flesh and bone seems to echo and without another sound, the invincible lord crumples and slumps to the earth beside your son.
>>25228679>>25228725regardless of how brave he is, we want Brock to understand that when he finds himself in a real fight, he should keep a cool head in order to increase his chances of survival.
>>25228566Go for the one weakness in his armor: His face!
>>25228775I agree. We should encourage him to not throw his weapon aside normally, but recognize that he can throw a bitching punch and have some spiky gauntlets crafted to aid him in that.
>>25228802Yup. Oh man. I'm so pumped.It's been said, but this rules, and so do you Plasma.
>>25228801A few slightly spiky spokes on the end of each knuckle and we have a fucking deal.
>>25228812Turn to the lords sitting next to us and simply smile at them.
>>25228812Better than expected.And I believe we just won the bet.
>>25228812Quick! Quick!Slow clap!
>>25228812YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MOTHER FUCKING BROCK THE ROCK AND THE KNIGHT OF LADY FORLON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>25228812DOSH DOSH DOSH DOSH DOSH
>>25228812NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEither way though, Brock did us proud.
>>25228812>>25228823I know we've said the boy is dumb, but that was a pretty smart plan.
>>25228812BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!BROCK FOR THE ROCK THRONE!
>>25228812... I ... Nearly lost an heir there. So, does that mean Brock vs Lyn? I do not think we'll be getting that horse and armor back for free now.
>>25228855Indeed, I think we just did.I think a smug smile directed at our fellow Lords is in order here. Maybe even a quiet, "Until the Last Ridge indeed."
>>25228812... I can't even Plasma. This is fantastic.
>>25228812Cheer loudly for our son.When we see him, we'll hit him for doing such a reckless thing, but we'll hug him because he's our son, and he's hurt.
>>25228812Possible the best case scenario,now act with decorum no need to shame the boy by running to him screaming like a woman, the just cover himself in glory like no other untested boy did.
>>25228883He would've taken a Bronze boot to the face, a broken nose, ect, but he'd still be alive.Not conscious or feeling to hot, but alive.
>>25228812Plasma.... I don't even....Just...Fuck...This thread is the single best quest thread I have ever read.I have nothing.
>>25228883I disagree, I think Yohn will like it. That was some epic shit. A great tale. And now he'll know to strap his helmet on a little tighter.
>>25228883No, Brock won't be getting up from a mace to the face like that. R-right?
>>25228908Indeed mis-read it as him raising his mace.
>>25228812Plasma, you are truly amazing.
>>25228812'...looks like I won't be using any rope after all, my lords. Seven Hells, Benedar, I do believe my boy lasted as long in the melee as yours did in the joust........mind you, I didn;t have to play tricks to get him there"
>>25228920He was about to receive it, but Lyn took him out before he could.
>>25228932This. This needs to be said.This right here.
>>25228912>And now he'll know to strap his helmet on a little tighter.Fucking right.This is epic, plasma!
>>25228920Boot to the face. And likely no. Only way to keep the boy down is probably to knock him out cold. So he's likely down. He'll be feeling it for the next few weeks.
>>25228932BAM BAM BAMYes, PLEASE.
>>25228944Plasma, could I get a twitter to follow you from? I don't want to miss any of these.
>>25228932fourthed, proceed to floor
>>25228912You know Yohn might be the right man to finish turning our boy into a true knight and warrior, you think he could be willing to take him as a squire or ward?
Holy shit, winning that bet just upped our wealth by 3.I mean, fuck, this is awesome!
>>25228970After the last two threads and how awful we were doing, coming out on top like this just makes it feel so sweet.
>>25228960Plasma always tells us when the next thread is at the end. So far he hasn't missed a day if I recall correctly.
>>25228964After this, I think Brock has shown that he is ready to be a knight.If he was about 5 years older, he'd have probably fucking beaten Bronze Yohn.Our son is going to be the best knight in the Vale.
>>25228984Alright, that's excellent to hear.
>>25228964If >>25228941 is right and Brock wins this there's little chance he's not getting knighted almost immediately.
>>25228964Maybe. Yeah. I hadn't considered it. Fuck yeah.
>>25228982I fucking know, right?Fuck yes!Holy shit, it's 4am, and I'm wide awake, heart pounding, and feel like punching the fucking wall and cheering. This is how good Plasma's writing is.>>25228994Yea, 9pm GMT+1 (British Summer Time) every Monday and Friday.Plasma can't do this next Friday though, due to his work shift early on Saturday, so it'll be back on next Monday.
>>25229000IF that is the case sending him off for a brief period under our liege lords wings to represent our House would not be a bad idea either. Get him some more field experience and learn how to take orders from the best.
>>25229029That can wait until after his injuries have healed.
>>25229043Oh of course. And until a nice new set of armor is crafted.
>>25229043>implying he isn't just going to drink and eat it offYou obviously don't think very highly of one of the best knights in the Vale.
>>25229029Really I think we need to get Brock more tactically involved in the defense of our homeland. We need to groom him in the running of the house, at least militarily before we let him out of our sight.
>>25229062>implying he isn't just going to drink, eat and fuck it offLast thread we had discussed taking him to a brothel. In fact, regardless of how sweet he is on Egen's girl I think we should do it anyway. That kind of stuff like not being a virgin is important to a kid his age.
Do /tg/ threads auto-delete after 500 posts? Just wondering, in case I should be setting up the archive now (since this thread has more posts in it than damn near any Harrock thread has ever had).>>25229089Yea, we need to make him a proper man today, both blooded and bedded.
>>25229089I'd say no. While yes, many do feel that way, I don't read Brock as that sort.
I'll raise the point of House Harrock having problems with bastards again while talks of brothels appear.Just a point of case guys.
Why do I get the image of a hockey fight when Brock throws down the flailMust be a 'gloves off, time to go' thing
You're the first to break the silence that follows with your applause but others join in, roaring and cheering for Ser Lyn, the last man standing. With a massive bruise swelling on the side of his skull, Brock Harrock pushes himself to his feet, swaying and stumbling while Ser Lyn moves to assist Lord Yohn in a show of chivalry, trying to rouse the groaning man. A vicious blow like that was only enough to keep that great oak tree that is Bronze Yohn out for a few moments. His face is easily as swollen and wrecked as that of Brock, stained with blood and sweat. While the knight of Corbray is struggling to heft the bronze lord's weight and help him to his feet, you turn to speak to Benedar.>>25228932The glare that you receive in return is one full of fury and hatred as the man quivers with rage, your comment digging deep into the lord. The next words that come aren't snide or petty but instead radiate genuine anguish and loss. You even see the trace of tear as the fat lord rages."Your son isn't a fucking cripple. It was your words to Yohn that made my boy a useless wretch for the rest of his life, not even able to walk. I swear to you that I shall pray to the Seven every night and every day that your boy suffers the same fate. So you will have to live with a failure as your heir. So you--"The sound of a gauntlet striking flesh rings out through the air once more and you turn to face the centre of the square to see Ser Lyn reeling back in shock and the wounded Bronze Yohn seizing his sword, his entire body quivering in anger."That was a fight between me and the boy. You had no bloody right. Get over here, Harrock. I am not done with you yet."Once more, silence reigns. There's only the sound of Bronze Yohn stomping towards your son, blade in hand and with burning fury etched into his face. Brock is simply standing there, agape and frozen to the spot.No one is doing anything.What are you doing?
>>25229102Couldn't hurt to set up the archive now, we are nearing the 500 marrk.
>>25229102\\Probably a good idea, we are in auto-sage
>>25229122Hey, it would be ironic if it was the same place that madam was running.Ironic and dumb, but still.
>>25229089No way. House Harrock and bastards just don't mix. If that weren't an issue, sure, but as it stands, no way.
>>25229130Brock's getting knighted.
>>25229130Interrupting of bloody course.Tell him he is free to do so, but it would be unfair to have this happen at this very moment.
>>25229130YES.FUCK YES.FUCKING YES.
>>25229130...Let's see where this is going.
>>25229130Holy shit, Bronze Yohn is the man.>>25229148Huse Harrock is reputed for it's bastards.
>>25229130What! WHAT! No!The melee is finished!
>>25229130oh godoh god oh god oh god oh godLet's run down to the barrier of the melee pit to see what's going on. If we need to intervene we should be ready to leap in and do what we can
>>25229130Run down and set down the rules for a trial by combatLet's go full funk Dunk & Egg and do a Trial By the Seven if he touches our son.
>>25229130Ser Brock Harrock incoming in54321
>>25229148Brothels are less likely to result in bastards than the local milkmaid. And we can encourage the girls to take further precautions.
>>25229130Would we be able to throw him, Our Sword?
>>25229148Actually I'm pretty sure bastards are traditional, and they've worked fine until like... less than a year ago.
>>25229130Do nothing. Remember, a knight is made with a sword. And interfering makes us look weak. Just watch.
>>25229130Get down there and be ready to intervene should this not be a knighting
the reason I say>>25229155is because in>>25229130Bronze Yohn doesn't pick up the mace that should well have still been in his hand, but instead takes Ser Lyns sword.
>>25229186Not blunted and an unfair advantage. Not a good plan.Stand up and ready to leap down if something happens. Otherwise wait and see what happens.
>>25229182I gotta agree, smart Madam's are always on point with moonflower tea.And we know the madam here is smart.
>>25229174>>25229175>>25229172Don't worry, I'm pretty sure we're good.Wouldn't hurt to get closer though.
>>25229180>>25229174Of fuck, cancel my vote to interrupt. Rush down to the edge of the ring, but don't interrupt unless Yohn outright attacks Brock.
>>25229186That would be fucking brilliant.I second this. If it looks like he's going to strike for Brock, shout his name and throw him our blade. If it looks like he's being knighted... well... don't throw him the sword.
>>25229130Marching down to that field, interrupting the two. "That's enough for today, Yohn. You held the superior position against my son at the end. However, if you do want to fight a Harrock, you'll find one right here."
>>25229206>>25229205Sounds about right
>>25229155If you seriously think that, you're a naive fool.Yell out for Brock to get his flail!!!
>>25229130Watch silently. Do absolutely nothing, nothing at all.
>>25229130A Loud 'Until the Last Ridge' to Brock before turning back to Benedar"My son and heir has every right to be in that ring with Ser Yohn as he has earned it through the blood in his veins, the sweat on his brow, and the tears he has gone through in his training. maybe before you play your tricks you can have a thought or a care to what can happen, Lord Benedar. However, I share in your loss, as do we all"
I think if Yohn kills Brock it would be within character to hop the bannister and attack him.
>>25229214No no no. We're in no condition to fight. And we don't know what he's doing. Observe and then react.
>>25229208I dunno, weilding fucking Valyrian steel against a blunt tourney sword?As awesome as that is, it's a bad idea.
>>25229233I think we're antagonized him enough.Lets just focus on what is happening with our son and Yohn.
>>25229236 I agree. But I doubt that will happen. Yohn Royce is not known to be a sore loser. Just watch patiently.
>>25229253Agreed on this account. We do not need to shame our son with unfair advantage.Let's wait and see how this plays out.
>>25229233>A Loud 'Until the Last Ridge' to BrockThis should definitely happen though.
>>25229256He pretty much just cursed us and Brock
>>25229130We should intervene, call for calm and respite from the fighting, their blood is still burning hot from the fight let them clam and think for moment.
>>25229233Nah, fuck Belmore. We don't even need to dignify that with a response. The situation in front of us demands our full attention.
>>25229233We already got him to drop his face. No need to say anything else.
>>25229253well if he does attack then he's being a faggot because the tourney has finished. Therefore I;d say Brock would be well within his rights to wield our sword in his defense
>>25229253The tourney is over, if Yohn attacks our son it's completely unprovoked, and he has every right to defend himself by every means at his disposal.In fact in front of this many witnesses, it'd be almost certain to result in Yohns execution for murder.
>>25229236Are you kidding? Absolutely.
>>25229265And we do not need to stoop to his level. His curses are in grief and us poking issue. We have said all that needs to be said.However, >>25229263 needs to happen.
Can we all agree that we're knighting Brock (or try to get Ser Lyn to do it, since they won together)?
>>25229263>Yell out a loud 'Until the Last Ridge' to Brock>Sit and watch how it plays out>Be ready to intervene if Yohn kills our boy>Ignore Belmore
>>25229265If you don't have at least one person bitterly cursing you, then you can't call yourself successful.
>>25229236>>25229261>>25229289Are we even armed?
>>25229299>>25229263>>25229221Yup, I see we agree
>>25229306We have our sword.
>>25229299This, but we need to get closer to the barrier in case we need to intervene quickly.
>>25229299It has my vote.I'm just worried that our shout will provoke Brock into defending himself when Yohn's only intention is to knight him.
>>25229297We are not personally knighting Brock nor asking for it. If it happens it happens. To do otherwise screams vanity. >>25229288Bronze lives to see another day and is our lord liege presently. He won't be creating any misconduct that could result in his head.
>>25229306I'm pretty sure we wear Ambition all the time. Swords were as much fashion as they were warfare back in medieval times and the same applies to ASoIF
>>25229306It's a melee, there are bound to be weapons on racks, weapons on the ground, weapons in the hands of our newest sworn sword, etc.
>>25229306Probably just a dagger, but, if he does it (still don't think he will) it won't matter, we should still go for it, stupid as that would be.
>>25229297Yeah, Ser Lyn will not be working for us after this. Nor do I really want him to.
You think your son is about to piss himself, even as you storm down the stands to the edge of the ring where that final match was fought. Your call of your family's words does little to sooth him, barely even getting him to look in your direction. The bronze armoured giant offers you a glare, a wordless demand to shut your mouth. At long last Yohn Royce finally stops before the boy, extending a hand wrapped in bronze metal reaching out to grasp his shoulder with an iron grasp. By this point, Brock is gulping in air like a fish, on the verge of sobbing in terror. This is not longer a fight. The melee is over and Bronze Yohn is his liege, his liege with a blade in his hand and a face full of fury and anger.Yet the facade of rage suddenly melts away into a jester's grin, a demented expression on a face as brutalised and ruined as Bronze Yohn's. Bellowing loudly with laughter, he claps your quivering child on the shoulder with his hand, causing the fat fool's body to twitch and spasm in surprise."Kneel, lad."
>>25229323The guy is basically bursting with fury, I seriously doubt he is going to knight the lad.>>25229319It would be unseemly for us to leave right now. If anything happens, its not like Yohn is going to run away from us. We wait and watch.
Incidentally, just in case the thread 404s (we have gone over 500 posts), here is the archive of this thread (which I will keep refreshing to update):http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25222776/And here is the general archive of all the quest threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=House%20HarrockRemember to vote, I think Plasma deserves it, given this thread.
>>25229344Yes, fucks yes.
>>25229344Holy Shit.Its Happening
>>25229344I JUST CAME
>>25229344YES!YES!BROCK FUCKING KICKS ASS!ALL HAIL BASED BROCK!
>>25229323Well, I was wrong Anon. Thank god for that!!
>>25229344My loins have become frothy.
>>25229335Possibly, but IF Brock is killed in front of our eyes a greiving father would probably just charge straight at him, dagger or valyrian blade notwithstanding.
Plasma this is just fantastic. Thanks so much man.
>>25229374Goddamit did it again.
>>25229344I can't even
>>25229374Since its not a vote, I can forgive it this once
>>25229344So do you think Brock will finally gain the power of self-respect?
Bronze is maximum bro liege lord.That said, I am so proud of our son, he has redeemed this entire Tourney.
>>25229409This gif adequately describes my current emotions.
>>25229344Fuck yes! Its fucking perfect he might as well won the melee for the honor and glory he just earn.
>>25229344This is the best quest writing ever.I mean, fucking seriously. I've been here for 3 years, and never seen a thread quite like this.
>>25229424When we next talk to Yohn we should jest that we were worried he was about to cut our son down,
>>25229374So will Brock's when we reward him with a trip to the brothel back near High Harrock...
>>25229409THIS IS MY FEEL!
>the archive already in GoldJesus christ. dis whole quest
Belmore's gonna be so pissed.
>>25229450No brothels, that is my vote anyhow.
>>25229353>6 votes>20 votesThere was about a 20 second gap, holy shit guys.
>>25229424What's even better is that, if I remember correctly about knighting in Westeros, Bronze Yohn is obligated to buy or son a set of armor and a horse to go with his knighthood.>my dick when this thread.
>>25229409That is the best and most appropriate gif I've ever seen.
>>25229450Eh, might as well do it here in Grimarbour. More prestigious and another slap in Belmore's face.>We came here>We fucked your shit>We fucked your women
>>25229480I think you might be right there... SWEET!This fucking thread... THIS FUCKING QUEST!
>>25229506That made me laugh, it works so well!
>>25229506>we took your dogtrainers>we took your spies too
Bronze Yohn's voice bellows throughout the entire central square, carrying through the air with natural authority even as his sword rests on the shoulder of the kneeling boy. These are words that you are familiar with."In the name of the Warrior I charge you to be brave. In the name of the Father I charge you to be just. In the name of the Mother I charge you to defend the young and innocent. In the name of the Maid I charge you to protect all women..."The commoners are watching on in shock. Even some of the lords are open-mouthed with surprise. Looking down towards your wife, you notice she is crying. Tears of joy, you hope. The words continue and the responsibilities mount on Brock's shoulders, his quivering and shuddering coming to a stop. By the time Lord Yohn Royce utters the last sentence, his body is as strong and resolute as iron."... Arise, Ser Brock, a knight of the Seven.">And that's all for tonight. I'll see you guys next Monday, 10th of June, 9PM GMT.Also holy shit what is wrong with you guys this is horrible quest writing Artys hasn't been able to do jack shit for the past three hours and you've been forced to sit here and watch me write god damn how can be so excited over the fact that you're doing nothing what the hell people
>>25229524Why is that last one not spoilered? hahaha
>>25229525Great quest, or greatest?
So yeah we are for sure inviting Bronze to a feast and bit of a hunt post Tourney. Get healed up, get our kennel running with our new gold(do we win some for the Melee win as well?), and then next month invite him out to High Harrock for the best we can offer.Also we need to land our old injured knight as well. That is a real possibility new.
>>25229525FUCK YES!!!!!!!Finally, our son is a man we can be proud to call our heir!
>>25229525My fucking dick. Plasma, thank you so much for this.
>>25229525Plasma, can I suck your dick? Really. You fucking rock.
>>25229525>>25229525>Also holy shit what is wrong with you guys this is horrible quest writing Artys hasn't been able to do jack shit for the past three hours and you've been forced to sit here and watch me write god damn how can be so excited over the fact that you're doing nothing what the hell peopleBad quest writing, but you've kept us entertained. Stop belittling yourself.
>>25229525I have to hand it to you, you've made us NPCs that we actually care about, and it looks like our house's future just got that much brighter.
>>25229525I love you, Plasma.This is easily the best quest I have ever participated in, so don't be modest about how cash this shit is right now.
>>25229525>Also holy shit what is wrong with you guys this is horrible quest writing Artys hasn't been able to do jack shit for the past three hours and you've been forced to sit here and watch me write god damn how can be so excited over the fact that you're doing nothing what the hell peopleBecause you are a fucking master, Plasma.Thank you for the fucking amazing thread tonight. Seriously, I have no words to describe my feels right about now.I can't wait until next Monday!SO FUCKING PSYCHED!
>>25229525A GM can entertain with everything he does. You have served that purpose and higher. Great quest tonight Plasma. You were really on your game tonight.
>>25229559I don't goddamn get it at all.
>>25229525Reading today's Quest is almost too perfect a counterbalance to last night's episode, haha.Good fucking work Plasma, bravo lad!
>>25229525Thank you, Plasma. This was some of the best writing and GMing I've seen in a long time.No need to be modest, man, you deserve the praise you're getting.Arise, Based Plasma, King of Quests.
>>25229525This picture was never more aptly posted.
Plasma you are amazing. The amount of emotional investment you let us put into each of these characters is outstanding.I may even roll Lord Harrock in Crusader Kings GoT mod now that I think about it
So the melee winners get a bit of Gold as well right? Because with more wealth means we can get more shit started here soon and then begin to really take charge.Land our old injured knight after building that tower up again.Get our kennels up and running to produce some fantastic hunting/tracking dogs.The list just keeps going on.
Priorities for next episode.>Bask>Encourage maximum Brock basking>Bro it up with Yohn>Ignore Belmore and Ser Lyn>Brothel
>>25229639I've actually been think of what traits would suit him properly.Definitely Patient and Diligent. Perhaps Ambitious as well and by this point, definitely Family Person. Downsides would probably be Shy and Ruthless.
>>25229659Ruthless is a downside?
>>25229639Holy shit, I need to do this tomorrow.>>25229640I know! This pretty much bankrolls most of our immediate plans! Getting that old tower built, expanding our mine perhaps, it just keeps on going!
The melee is over. We need to leave Grimarbour ASAP and get back to our lands. Don't forget, they had a bit of trouble while we were gone, and we HAVE to get back. That is more important than basking in this epicness.
>>25229654This. Next thread is for celebration!>>25229674Not in Game of Thrones it isn't!
>>25229674Mostly because it causes everyone to hate you.
>>25229654Priorities (in order):>Brothel>Broing it up with Royce>Seeing if we can repair Brock's relationship with Ser Lyn.>Get Brock a fist-shaped mace
>>25229675Shit you're right, that's like 3 wealth we just landed? Not even including any prizes third place might grant us.So:1) Rebuild tower2) Land Ser Morys there ( he's unlikely to have heirs so in a few years we may be able to pass it on to another loyal knight. Maybe Ser Tenry)3) Send Belmore that fuck-you letterI think we were planning to build a mill or something after that.
>>25229654>Baskyes>encourage Brock baskingyes, have him spend some time with Lorenna as well>Bro it up with YohnYeah but no. Remember we still need to entertain him on the story of the Qohorik>Ignore Belmore and Ser LynYes, but we do need to talk to Lord Badics with the latest news of his archers. Talk to Ser Lyn as well and offer condolences/congrats and thank him for his time with our boy since I don't think Brock would be where he is today if not for Ser Lyn pushing him>brothelI'm not sold on it personally. Best just see if the lad wants too or not.
>>25229691>Brothel/Celebrations with Brock>Spend time with Family>Bro it up with Royce (as well as meeting with him and Egen)>Try to repair relationship between Brock and Ser Lyn (though I doubt it after what Bronze Yohn did)>Get Brock a fist-shaped mace, commission a set of armour, and reinforced gauntlets>Get back to High Harrock ASAP>Deal with shit that happened at home>SPEND DAT GOLD AND EXPAND, BABY!
>>25229687Lord Belmore was practically frothing at the mouth back then. We'll need to be on our gaurd on the way back to our lands, Ser Boros will help us there. Perhaps have Ser Tenry escort us home when we get to Egen's land, congratulate him on a job well-done.
>>25229735I agree wholeheartedly with everything but the Ser Brock and Ser Lyn situation. They never liked each other and even though >>25229733is right and Brock wouldn't be where he is now without him, Ser Lyn is a cold motherfucker and if we keep him around it's likely he'll ice someone.
>>25229718>2) Land Ser Morys there ( he's unlikely to have heirs so in a few years we may be able to pass it on to another loyal knight. Maybe Ser Tenry)I support this. Ser Morys beat two knights half his age, so he should live his last years with dignity as a landed knight.
>>25229639A played as a Blackfyre pocket king beyond the wall having taken over the Thenns.The war happened, and the Queen, princess and her children all ended up at my doorstep, Rheager was still killed.A few days later, Barrisan The Bold showed up next~It was awesome.
>>25229784But we have a means to repair their relationship: they won TOGETHER. I just think that we should at least be okay with one Corbray, since we fucked up his older bro a few threads ago.
>>25229790I'm glad so many people are on board with that. It really does nothing but expands our power and our Knight deserves it for everything he has done.Plus we are now coming home with not one, but TWO KNIGHTS.
>>25229718We get our 100 Gold (1 Wealth) back, we get 300 Gold (3 Wealth) from the losers in the bet, we get ? Gold (? Wealth) for coming third in the melee, and we have to take into account that Royce might buy our son his armour and steed.>>25229742Definitely this - we'll have to be careful going through Belmore and Egen lands to return home. I think we might basically have to pull our military out of Egen's lands, depending how things go in the meeting with us, Royce and Egen.Now that Brock is a knight, though, and has shown what Harrocks are made of, Egen might be more willing to wed his daughter to him now... though now I'm wondering if we can't do a fuck tonne better than just Egen's daughter...We should aspire to more important houses offering their daughter for marriage.>>25229735>>25229784>>25229790These, including not bothering with Ser Lyn. He's more likely to want to kill Brock after Bronze Yohn showing him up, rather than make friends again.We have one of the best knights in the Vale as our son, there is nothing we cannot do.>>25229818Lyn technically won the melee, and then Bronze Yohn got up and bitch slapped him for interrupting his fight with Brock. Lyn isn't going to forgive Yohn Royce or Brock for that slight any time soon. We might as well write him off now.
>>25229818Yeah but even though Lyn technically won, Bronze Yohn beat him into the ground for being a prick, and Brock pretty much got all the attention.So just thank him for all his hard work as a tutor, and hope we never have to deal with him again.
>>25229790>>25229820Definitely this. Morys deserves it, for all that he has done for our House.I only feel bad that there isn't something more we can do for him.>>25229735>>25229784This too.
>>25229855>Lyn isn't going to forgive Yohn Royce or Brock for that slight any time soon.Fuck, son, you're right. Brock and Yohn completely stole his thunder.I keep on forgetting that Ser Lyn's arrogance is canon.
>>25229888Indeed. I can only assume that he was stunned by the punch Bronze Yohn gave him, because in any other situation, he'd have killed the men that showed him up the way that Brock and Yohn did.
>>25229922Odds are he might still try, when half the Vale isn't watching.Best cut him loose, preferably in a way that endears us to his brother.
>>25229968Indeed - we need to keep him as far from Brock as possible, otherwise he will end up killing him in a fight.He will not be returning back to High Harrock with us. He can't, if we want Brock to live.
>>25229989>>25229968Maybe something to talk to Bronze about?
>>25230003Good idea, he might be able to help. Brock seems to have endeared himself to Royce, which can only work to our advantage.We basically now have one of the most powerful Houses in the Vale as our ally. This should prove very useful.
>>25230003>>25230025Definitely, nice plan anons.
>>25230003Now that Royce really fucking likes us, we should talk more about potentially marrying our daughter to one of his sons.That would net us an alliance through marriage, and Belmore will fucking rue the day he tried it on against us if we have that in our pocket.
>>25229855Oh man Ser Lyn, will be raging almost s hard as Belmore, he told us that Brock could never be a knight and he was just knighted by the most respected Lord and knight of the Vale with half its population as witness. And tomorrow no one will remember that he beat Bronze Yohn everyone will be talking about how the previously unknown heir of Harrock fought Bronze Yohn and how their their fight devolved into a fisticuffs match! Ser Lyn Corbray may as well not being there at all!
Seriously, all the bad stuff that has happened to us over the past few threads - Morys being crippled, us losing our joust, Egen potentially going back on our alliance, people generally not liking us much...All of that was just blown away by this thread.Fucking A guys, and nice one Plasma!
>>25230076Might be pushing it too hard, I think a ward from a future child (as we discussed before), or even just encouraging our daughter to spend time at his court, would go over much better.
>>25230095I know! Lyn was entirely overshadowed by Yohn and Brock's fight, and then slapped down when he tried to make himself the star, and then spat on when Yohn knighted Brock before everyone.He is going to hate our entire House, there's nothing we can do about it.You're right with Belmore too. He's just been shown up by our son being knighted by the Castellan of the Eyrie, the most respected knight in the Vale, and his current liege (until Lord Arryn returns, may the Seven bless him), the same man who crippled his son and heir.He is going to hate us even more. He won't rest now until House Harrock is razed to the ground.
>>25230134We had basically got it so that Katrin might be able to marry Royce's second or third son, I believe. Brock managing this will aid our efforts in this area more than he knows.
When we're back at home, just send Ser Lyn back to his family with our gratitude and gifts. He, after all, won the melee and gave us a Knight to match Yohn Royce.Officially Ser Morys squire, but we can't part on bad blood.
>>25230139I guess we should really take stock of our defenses and all possible avenues of approach for the Belmores. Our forces are too few to face them in open battle, we will have to rely on guerrilla and delaying tactics. Perhaps even get some clans riled up.
>>25230202oopsAnyway...feels good to say Ser Brock, don't it?
>>25230202The ward thing was with Lord Coldwater, not Yohn Royce. Our wife had basically organised that, if we wanted it, Royce would have been alright with Katrin marrying, whilst not his first son, but one of his sons.
>>25230151Saying she should spend some time over there is a good way to ease the proposal later on, and we know that she's good at winning people over to like her. Hell, by the end odds are Yohn will pushing the proposal.So I say propose her going over for an extended visit rather than an out-and-out marriage proposal. The latter is too forward, and might even wreck what we have if Yohn thinks we're just trying to take advantage of him.
>>25230258Except that Yohn had basically agreed to that already, if that was what we wanted.An extended trip might not be an awful idea though, but our wife won't want that so soon after us having gone to Grimarbour.
>>25230426True. Besides, it can wait at least until we rebuild the old tower and land Ser Morys. That and raise another unit of infantry, we need to strengthen our forces before we look outside.
>>25230466Though allying with Royce through marriage would certainly make Belmore think again about invading us, as it could cause a massive incident if Royce got involved.But yea, we could do with some more Infantry, and yea, we want to land Morys, perhaps gift him the lands we recently settled? We'll still get the income, to be fair.And yes, we want to rebuild the old tower Belmore built on our lands, and raise a Garrison unit to hold it for us.