53 PA Grand Tournament - Archery Competition

By popular demand... an archery tournament! This will be rolls to determine who the best shot in the land. To sign-up please contact Rawlin.

Date

Nov. 1, 2019, 5 p.m.

Hosted By

Rawlin Seren

Participants

Oriana Ellyn Zaltar Darinel Gureylain Zenandra Sylindra

Organizations

Location

Volandis Mountains - Thelos - Tournament Grounds

Largesse Level

Small

Log


A smile spreads across Oriana's lips at that, and her hands start to pat at Gureylain's shoulders, whatever she has to say in response is at first spoken quietly. But then a little louder she adds, "Good luck."

In but a whisper of flowing silver silks and the trim of snowy ermine fur, Ellyn slips along the edges of the tournament grounds. Her gaze slips across the contestants for the event even as her form draws towards the seating along the sidelines nearby as she waits for it to begin.

It is the final weekend of the tournament and the first event to be held is the Archery Competition. There are several lanes that have been set up with targets placed at varying distances in each lane. For the crowds gathered to watch, tables of food and other snacks have been set up.

As the appointed time arrives, Rawlin strides to the center of the field and holds up his hands. "Welcome Elves of Aarandor to the Archery Competition. Today we shall witness some of the finest archers of the kinships compete to see who can combine luck, skill and finesse into making some of the finest shots with a bow you have ever seen! Let's give a rousing welcome to our fine competitors as they seek to entertain us all with their prowess with the bow." He grins and then moves off to the side to let the archers take up their places.

"Archers, ready your bows!" A voice calls out over the field. "When you are ready loose your first series of shots!"

Gureylain checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 46 higher. Gureylain rolled a critical!

Zenandra checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 45, rolling 6 higher.

Zaltar checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 0 higher.

Zenandra checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 2 higher.

Zenandra checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 45, rolling 2 lower.

Zenandra checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 3 higher.

Gureylain checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 10 lower.

Malice, a lithe and deadly Krilkar, Jiro, ever vigilant condor arrive, following Sylindra.

Gureylain checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 19 higher.

Gureylain checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 5 higher.

Zaltar checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 27 lower.

Zaltar checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 14 lower.

Zaltar checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 14 lower.

Darinel checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 30, rolling 13 higher.

Darinel checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 45, rolling 3 lower.

Darinel checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 45, rolling 8 higher.

Darinel checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 17 lower.

Zaltar seems to try and keep pase with Gureylain, one shot barely lands and the other 3 fall short

Darinel finishes stringing her bow and rises from her seat. She waits until her turn and then steps up to the archery targets. She eyes each one, and then takes careful aim at each of the targets. Some shots go off well, while others do not go off quite as she had anticipated. She frowns faintly at those, but seeing how others are handling matters, she seems satisfied in her results thus far, and backs away so the next person can take their turn.

Smile splitting his features, Gureylain leans to steal a more public kiss from Oriana, following Rawlin's announcement. Brushing his fingers across her cheek before he winks and turns to get to his position, quivering a quartet of arrows in his palm.

As his boot strikes the firing line he is firing in rapid succession, the first striking through the target, sending out a small burst of packed straw and leaving only a hole at the center of the bullseye. The second striking low, out of bounds, and the following pair bracketing the hole where the bullseye used to be.

Zenandra's grin widens at Rawlin's announcements. She gives a quick "Good luck!" to Zaltar before heading to take her place at one of the lanes. With each step, her expression condenses into one of steady determination, though her excitement still smolders in her eyes. At Rawlin's go-ahead, she readies an arrow, hooking the string with the bone ring on her thumb in a traditional thumb draw and lets loose. She chooses to alternate between more and less challenging shots for this first round. One arrow strays from her aim, but the other three hit.

The crowds erupt in a cheer at Gureylain's first shot, but they quiet to let the archer focus on his next shots. As each contestant makes their shot, Rawlin marks down scores after each shot is fired. With them tallied he calls out, "Gureylain currently leads followed by Zenandra, but fortune comes as fortune goes, who can say what will happen after this next round!" There's a brief pause and he adds, "When you are ready take your next series of shots!"

Darinel checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 15 lower.

Darinel checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 9 lower.

Darinel checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 5 higher.

Darinel checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 11 higher.

The Warlord is late, arriving after after they have already started, but she catches most of the first round as she makes her way to the Grand Pavilion and makes herself comfortable on the high chair to watch the proceedings.

Gureylain checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 5 lower.

Gureylain checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 4 higher.

Gureylain checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 5 higher.

Gureylain checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 20 lower.

Zenandra checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 31 lower.

Zenandra checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 3 lower.

Zenandra checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 12 lower.

Zenandra checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 6 lower.

Zaltar checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 45, rolling 1 lower.

Zaltar checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 45, rolling 2 higher.

Zaltar checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 45, rolling 25 higher.

Zaltar checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 45, rolling 10 higher.

Zaltar seems to refocus and aim for easier targets, he lands three of the four targets he aims for

Also, the watching of other other archers has caused Darinel to change up tactics. This time, when she steps up to the targets, she decides to work on the ones with the most points to offer, which are also the ones with the most difficulty to undertake. She sets up her stance, breathes in, breathes out, breathes in, breathes out, and then starts letting off her shots one after the other. The first two go wide, while the other two hit their mark.

Zenandra takes a deep breath in as the next round starts, but the first show goes extremely wide. This seems to throw her off her game completely as the next three also miss the mark, though not nearly as badly. She lowers her bow and grips it tightly, attempting to center herself once more.

Oriana's mostly quiet during the rounds, catching the two ferrets and tucking them against her chest so that they won't run around and get in the way. There doesn't appear to be any worry, but she does look pretty well focused on the shots, cheering along with the rest.

Attention held, Gureylain continues to draw and loose, cloak billowing out around him with the speed of his arm, the fletching of one dragging a little close into his beard, twitching his eye while the next pair hit true, and then another blink throws off his aim again, recovering from the knife like slice to his cheek the stiff feather's cut.

"Gureylain still leads, but Kinlessa Darinel has jumped ahead of Elder Zenandra!" Rawlin calls out after he has scored the next series of shots. "Either way we are witnessing some excellent archery put on display here today!" He gives Zenandra a sympathetic look when he can catch her, but once things are ready for the third round he calls out: "Third and Final Round. Who will be named the best archer of 53 PA? Let us see!"

Darinel checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 17 lower.

Darinel checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 15 lower.

Darinel checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 0 higher.

Darinel checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 10 lower.

Gureylain checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 17 lower.

Zaltar checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 8 higher.

Gureylain checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 9 higher.

Gureylain checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 16 higher.

Zaltar checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 11 lower.

Gureylain checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 9 lower.

Zaltar checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 14 lower.

Zaltar checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 25 lower.

Zenandra checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 27 lower.

Zenandra checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 6 lower.

Zenandra checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 0 higher.

Zenandra checked dexterity + archery at difficulty 60, rolling 30 higher.

Darinel decidedly keeps up with the more difficult tasks. She sets a determined look on her face and tries her best to get the last four shots off to her liking. Alas, only one hits, while the others go far and wide. Still, it was a good attempt at getting things out there. She rocks back and forth on her heels once or twice, then gives a nod to each of the other competitors. "Well done," she tells them, then goes to find a seat while she waits for them to finish their own tasks.

A bit too hasty, Zenandra draws her bow too quickly and fumbles the aim with the first shot of this round. She pulls another arrow back but pauses for a moment to close her eyes, breathe deeply, and wait. when the time felt right, she quickly followed up with the other three, each shot becoming more precise as her focus increases.

The last quartet sent down the lane, two more helping create the ring around the bullseye hole, Gureylain lowers his bow, looking towards Darinel with a deep bow at the, "It was an honor to match draws with all of you. I could not ask for more desirable competitors to match with."

The next series of shots goes out and the High Priest scores them as each one hits or misses the intended target. Glancing down at his sheet once it is all over, he nods to himself and then strides onto the field.

"First of all, let us take the time to thank all of the participants in this competiton. Each one of them rose to the challenge of coming out here today to try and prove themselves here today." He turns and smiles at the four who came out and participated.

"Now then. In first place with 38 points is Lord Priest Gureylain Tenlindil. Second place goes to Elder Zenandra Aynarr. Third place goes to Kinlessa Darinel Alcaldia. And in Fourth is Initiate Zaltar Aynarr. Once again let us give a rousing cheer to these elves for coming out and participating today!"

Arminel is overheard praising Gureylain: The sharpest shot of the Lorandi!

Rawlin is overheard praising Gureylain: For being the only Lorandi who can shoot a bow.

Rawlin is overheard praising Zenandra: A fierce competitor who can handle her bow well!

Zaltar stands awkwardly nearby Gureylain, shyly looking at his feet

Darinel is overheard praising Rawlin: For running a wonderful event!

Rawlin is overheard praising Zaltar: Another wonderful archer for the THalerith!

Darinel is overheard praising Gureylain: For giving us a run for our bows, and placing first!

Rawlin is overheard praising Darinel: I wonder how far she can shoot from the top of a ship. Either way she has quite an eye for staring down a target!

Oriana is overheard praising Gureylain: Good shooting!

Oriana is overheard praising Zenandra: Good job!

Oriana is overheard praising Zaltar: Good job!

Oriana is overheard praising Darinel: Good job!

Gureylain is overheard praising Zaltar: A fine showing, good to see him competing

Zenandra is overheard praising Gureylain: An amazing start to the archery tournament, and a well-deserved win!

Gureylain is overheard praising Darinel: An excellent competition. I had concerns of defeat

Ellyn is overheard praising Gureylain: Such Modesty!

Gureylain is overheard praising Zenandra: Excellent showing, I'd hate to be downrange when she is firing in anger.

Ellyn is overheard praising Zaltar: Rising to the Challenge!

Ellyn is overheard praising Darinel: A Fine Competitor

Zaltar is overheard praising Gureylain: His show of archery skill is why he is my mentor

Ellyn is overheard praising Zenandra: She should have taken first!

Gureylain is overheard praising Rawlin: Gracious in allowing a match in archery in what are traditionally tests of joust, melee, and magic.

Zaltar is overheard praising Zenandra: Of course I have gotten any of my skill from here

Ellyn is overheard praising Rawlin: For all the talk in the priesthood of dreams, he never seems to sleep.

Darinel is overheard praising Zaltar: You gave it your best!

Darinel is overheard praising Zenandra: You gave it your best!

Halcyon, the white-tailed hawk arrives, delivering a message to Gureylain before departing.

Zaltar is overheard praising Darinel: Wonderful skill

Darinel finishes lauding praises on people, then says to Rawlin. "Thank you for the event. I don't get to exercise those skills as often as I like, and I'm more rusty than I'd like to admit."

Zaltar is overheard praising Rawlin: Held an amazing tournmeny

Zenandra is overheard praising Rawlin: For organizing the archery competition!

Zenandra is overheard praising Zaltar: A great showing with an impressive comeback!

Zenandra is overheard praising Darinel: Neck-and-neck for a moment there!

Rawlin nods, "Well that can be a good thing in some ways, Kinlessa." The High Priest tells Darinel. "Especially if it means you are not running into too much trouble out in the wilds of Aarandor. Though I'm afraid I haven't kept up much with news of the Aeran to know what you have run into."

Hanging the bow that shattered warrior elementals of stone across his shoulder, Gureylain takes the time to clap for his competitors before he starts back across the field for the stands. An arrow himself as he makes for where Oriana is seated, holding out his hands to her to help her stand, leaning to murmur to her as he does.

The Warlord gets up from the grand pavilion and walks over to the competitors, putting a hand on Zenandra's shoulder, and compliments her, "A strong showing, too bad it was not a spear throwing competition, you would have won that." Then she calls out Gureylain, "Well done Ranger!"

"Not much, since the Watchers, I'm afraid. Though that may change. I'm leading an expedition for the Kinship at large, that will largely take place at sea. And then my cousin, Eiliriel, is doing an expedition for Alcaldia that'll be over land." Darinel replies to Rawlin as she settles down and starts to remove the strings from her bow so as not to stretch them too much. She takes great, methodical care in the treatment of her bow and its equipment.

Oriana cheers for everyone, but only Gureylain gets the kiss on the cheek after he helps her to her feet. She then moves to pass along at least one of the misfit ferrets to him to caretake, "You were wonderful."

"An expedition out to sea? Interesting. One wonders what mysteries the seas around Aarandor hold, though I guess if any were equipped to go looking into them it would be your people." Rawlin says to Darinel, smiling. "I shall pray that your expedition goes well and that you discover something of interest either to the Aeran or to elvenkind as a whole, Kinlessa."

Sylindra approaches Rawlin, "So, team duels tomorrow, yes? Will you be holding them with practice weapons like with the duels?"

Darinel inclines her head respectfully to Rawlin. "Thank you." Though when the Warlord addresses him, she contentedly goes back to making sure her bow is seen to, and the strings are tucked away in a waterproof bag. Once that is done, she rises to her feet and makes her way purportedly back to the stone gateway.

Rawlin turns towards the Warlord as she approaches, "Maybe. The fights -did- last longer and some where far more interesting because of it. I haven't made a final decision on that yet though."

Zaltar seems just to awkardly stand there.

Raising a hand to Sylindra when she calls her congratulations, leaning to accept the kiss from Oriana, putting his arm about her as he looks out at the fields. "How shall we celebrate?" looking back to her while Pignut finds Vana in his hood, snoozing where she hangs and soon the foof is trying to bear trap the little pest, to turn the ferret into a snuggly body pillow. "Should we return to the estates? Or elsewhere?"

Sylindra nods, "My son refuses to spill blood for frivolous purposes, but if the match is held with practice weapons, then he and I will join as a team."

Rawlin laughs, "Sounds like an opinion my cousin Zedmir would favor. He told me once that he didn't want to heal an elf who had done violence to another elf and all I could do was shake my head. Duels can do a great deal to hone warriors skills, and even learning magic sometimes things can go beyond one's control and something happens."

"I think fighting with real weapons is important every so often," the Warlord opines. "It's not the same when you know the worst that could happen is you get knocked out, than when you are facing real steel threatening to rend your flesh. It's much harder to go all in when you know that one wrong move could end you."

"Or more exciting, depends I guess," Zaltar replies

"The estate, unless you have other things that you need to do." Oriana replies, giving a brief look towards the hood, making certain that no fur will go flying before she tucks Hawk away into a pocket of her robe, out of danger of stealing things.

Darinel has left the Tourney Field.

Sylindra smiles are Zaltar, "Oh it's definitely more exciting when your life and limb are on the line, but like I said Joran does not wish to have another elf's blood on his hands unles, he has shed that blood for good reason. An exciting fight is not good enough in his eyes."

"Well if Lord Heir Garett does not show and Joran is not willing I shall team up with you Warlord, if you like," Zaltar replies

Rawlin nods slowly at the conversation, "Well I cannot fault Joran for that line of thinking." Zaltar's comment makes his eyebrows raise, "You plan on teaming up with the Lord Heir? How interesting. I figured he might try and pair up with that old stubborn Faenor, Aegon. But no, the two of you could make an interesting team."

The Warlord regards the young elf for a moment, "I shall consider the offer Zaltar, but the appeal is to fight with my son, I'm not sure the contest holds much interest for me otherwise."

"Sadly I think he maybe going with the others to chat with Torth or whatever the champions do," Zaltar replies softly. "Yes I know I am a poor subsitute for Joran," he sighs softly

Gureylain bows his head to Oriana, smiling to her before looking out to the others, ears perking at Zaltar, "Zaltar, you made a fine showing, enough talk like that or I'll arrow you from differing places within the city and you shan't know from where they come!" grinning and then moving to lead Oriana home.

Gureylain has left the Tourney Field.

Hawk, a mischievous ferret, Ari'el, a large male plains lion, Pignut - a twisty brown ferret leave, following Oriana.

Ereg, a barred owl, Vana, a fluffy calico, Toot - A Beech Tree Elemental, Crynshear a young tiger, Oriana leave, following Gureylain.


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