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TT Intro- At Carthal's Gates
Character intro for the Lands of Mythron Tourney!
About this creation
The 2014 Tourney

What Happened First?
What Happened Last?
What Happens Next?

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We came out of the portal at the last place I would ever had expected: the bottom of a shallow well. In comparison with the wind and snow of Isla Norte, the air here was warm and dry, and I called up out of the well for help just as the magical fire behind us flickered and went out. With a heave, I was hauled out of the pit by a group of exuberant citizens, eager to help a mystical stranger from in his hole.


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As I stumbled to my feet, I asked where I was. “Carthal, of course!” offered several people at once. “For the Tourney? The opening procession’s set to start in a few hours, you know.”

I was bombarded by questions as I brushed the dirt from my clothes. “Who are you?” “Did you fall in?” “Why are you sitting in a hole?” “If you’re stupid enough to sit in a hole all day long, why don’t you have your red speedo on?”

Behind me, my companions were being hauled from the hole one by one. I prepared to give the locals the full tale of my adventures, but from the back someone hissed “Guards!” before I could begin.


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Shoving their way through the crowd, three guards from northern Mythron hustled towards me. “Hey, you! You’re under arrest for interfering with the city’s water supply! You need to come with me—or do I have make you?” A sneer curled the face of the bearded Mythronian, and the other two followed suit.

“Fascinating,” I muttered as they came towards me. I’d traveled around the Lands more times than these guards had probably been away from their village, and they looked ill-used to the pole-arms they carried: hired security to help out the peaceful Carthal soldiers, no doubt.


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I waited until their leader was almost upon me, then grabbed for the base of his halbard and rolled to the ground. Waiting for me to punch him or flee, he was unprepared for this attack.


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Rolling sideways into his legs, I simultaneously pushed upwards on the halbard. Smoothly and gracefully the Mythronian slid over the pike and flipped onto the road. As the other two moved in, I noticed the ring the crowd had instinctively formed around us. All the better that they get a good show I muttered.


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Springing up, I swung the pike up and over the heads of the two Mythronians, catching the battleax one was swinging. The ax sailed into the air, wrenched from the hands of the guard who had held it.


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I brought the haft of the pike around and bashed it into the face of the other as he tried to get to me. He reeled back with a cry, blood oozing from his broken nose.


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The remaining guard tried to grab for the pike, but I flipped it down quickly, punching it into his stomach. With a groan, he dropped. I heard the hurrying footsteps of more guards coming from behind, and I turned, ready to defend myself.


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Before I could do anything, though, two men in well-fitting red uniforms stepped between us. “You can’t arrest him,” a man with a well-waxed mustache said to the Mythronians in a thick southeastern Rainosian accent.

“Why shouldn’t we, Iberian?” asked one of the guards disdainfully, but they were evidently awed by his uniform.

“He’s part of the Crimson Knights. He claims the royal amnesty for competitors in the Tourney.”

Wait, what amnesty? Who are the Crimson Knights?

The Mythronians grumbled, but they soon left, seeming to realize there was nothing they could do.

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“So, what’s this all about the Crimson Knights?” I asked the men suspiciously.

“The Crimson Knights are a guild in this year’s Tourney. It may be a bit late, but anyone who can knock out three armored guards with their bare hands needs to be in our guild. Besides, and pardon my presumption, you seemed to be in a spot of contention with the locals.”

“I appreciate the offer,” I said with reluctance, “but I’m afraid I can’t take it up. I’m just a trader; I don’t have the money for armor or a proper warhorse.”


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Two Nerogue rangers strolled up to us. “If it’s money you lack,” one of them said, “I think we can help you out. We were planning on doing some betting on the jousts, but the way I figure, we maybe ought to place our money on you instead. Figure you can buy some good weapons with this?”

“I certainly can!” I said, shocked at the weight of the bag he handed to me.

“You’ll need a shield, too, and a helmet.” More contributions came streaming from the crowd.


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An old man pushed his way through the throng, dragging a heavy crate. Although his clothes were dingy, they looked to have once been rich, and I inexplicably felt a strange familiarity with him. “I’m much too old myself,” he said confidentially, “to compete in the Tourney, but I used to be a ver’ famous knight in these parts. You can be my representative this year, so to speak. Here’s my old suit of armor f’ you to use. It’s old, but I’m sure you can wear it.”

I thanked him, hoping his armor was still wearable, but I was foolish to distrust him.


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As the soldiers opened the crate, everyone let out a gasp of awe. The armor seemed to be made of solid gold, and it shone brightly in the afternoon sun. I turned to the old knight, stunned, but he had vanished entirely, with no chance for anyone to thank him.


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“I’ll find you a warhorse, lad,” offered a knight. “Anything to help another Crimson Knight.”


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“Then I shall compete,” I resolved, turning to face the crowd. “But if I win, it won’t be only who win. It shall be all of you who have together made it possible for me to compete! For all of us! For the Crimson Knights!” I smiled as the throng cheered. This was going to be spectacular!






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The trumpets blared, the heralds called, and the citizens cheered as the procession began. My new armor fitted as though it was a second skin, light and mobile, but it was impossible to bend or break. It gleamed in the sunlight like a mirror. As I passed through the gates of the city, the streets erupted with more cheers than I could ever have imagined for myself.


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I smiled and waved at the crowds. Spectators had swarmed the city to get good views of the parade, and King Rowan himself was even standing there to view the entrants.


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As I rode, my mind skipped ahead to the coming contest. Which guild, which knight would win? I wondered. May the best guild emerge victorious, whatever happens in the coming jousts!


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My character for the 2014 Tourney, Thomas the Trader, with the Guild of the Crimson Knights in the Wrestling bracket! Good luck to the other competitors in the Tourney, and a blessed, happy, and Lego-filled New Year to all!


What Happens Next?



Comments

 I made it 
  July 5, 2014
Quoting Aranethon . Just out of interest, who was the dragon knight who offered you a horse?
Someone from Crimson Knights. The conversation went like this: "Hey, let's do a crossover!" "OK. What do you want to do?" "Maybe I could give you a horse, or something cool like that!" I think it was Gabe Somebody.
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  July 1, 2014
Just out of interest, who was the dragon knight who offered you a horse?
  February 7, 2014
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga Still working on that :P I haven't wanted to put major story developments in my Tourney entries, because to an outside judge I thought it would likely be confusing and cause point deductions.
Ah. :P
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  February 5, 2014
Quoting Kai Bernstein So who was the familiar, mysterious old man?
Still working on that :P I haven't wanted to put major story developments in my Tourney entries, because to an outside judge I thought it would likely be confusing and cause point deductions.
  February 5, 2014
So who was the familiar, mysterious old man?
 I like it 
  January 9, 2014
The setting looks lively. Great build.
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  January 7, 2014
Nice work! Love the story.
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  January 7, 2014
Nice buildings, great story!
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  January 4, 2014
Amazing, I really like the banner made of multi-colored flags, this is an excellent build!
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  January 4, 2014
Nice idea on your Tourney intro. The story is excellent. Great work!
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  January 2, 2014
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Quoting the Intro "if you're stupid enough to sit in a hole all day long, why don't you have your red speedo on?"
That was the first great part, and it only improved from there. Thanks for the attention to detail with the Rainosian clansman, and good luck in the Tourney.
Thanks; it's just so easy to poke fun at a speedo ;D
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  January 2, 2014
Ha, ha, love the gnomes reference. :)
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  January 2, 2014
Quoting David FNJ Wonderful scene! Nice buildings and cool story!
Thanks, David! I'm glad you like them!
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  January 2, 2014
Wonderful scene! Nice buildings and cool story!
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  January 1, 2014
Quoting the Intro “If you’re stupid enough to sit in a hole all day long, why don’t you have your red speedo on?”
That was the first great part, and it only improved from there. Thanks for the attention to detail with the Rainosian clansman, and good luck in the Tourney.
 I made it 
  January 1, 2014
Quoting Ian ..... I really like the path and the figs and the banner. I really wish that you were in my guild, not in the Crimson Knights. Too bad :(
Good to know that at least one of the Avg. Gnomes isn't insanely confident in his utter victory :D Glad you liked it!
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  January 1, 2014
I really like the path and the figs and the banner. I really wish that you were in my guild, not in the Crimson Knights. Too bad :(
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  January 1, 2014
Quoting Ryan Kayton Just guessing here here. Is that Ancient Troytanion armor? Possibly from the house Magmus itself?
Nope.
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  January 1, 2014
Just guessing here here. Is that Ancient Troytanion armor? Possibly from the house Magmus itself?
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  January 1, 2014
Quoting Adam Brunsting The flags are very cool! You are improving your builds a lot!
Thank you!
  January 1, 2014
The flags are very cool! You are improving your builds a lot! Howevr, a shot of the whole build would be nice.
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  January 1, 2014
Quoting Freeling ++ Seventh picture up from the bottom. Top right corner. some girl fainted. That's hilarious.
Thanks, I'm glad you noticed! *Totally not a result of trying to pose too many minifigures at once*
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  January 1, 2014
Not bad!
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  January 1, 2014
Seventh picture up from the bottom. Top right corner. some girl fainted. That's hilarious.
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  January 1, 2014
Quoting Jacob Pennington Awesome build! I'm glad to have you on my team! :)
The sentiment is mutual, believe me :P
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  January 1, 2014
Awesome build! I'm glad to have you on my team! :)
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  January 1, 2014
Quoting Kai Bernstein Awesome build! I love your stories/writing style as well.
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy them, with the amount of time I spend writing them :P
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  January 1, 2014
Quoting Ryan Kayton Brilliant!
Thanks, Ryan :)
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  January 1, 2014
Quoting Caleb R. Fantastic! I love the build and the story :) You character has a cool fighting style!
I wanted to tie him to the Wrestling bracket in some way, but it actually turned out better than I expected! Thank you!
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  January 1, 2014
Awesome build! I love your stories/writing style as well.
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  January 1, 2014
Brilliant!
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  January 1, 2014
Fantastic! I love the build and the story :) You character has a cool fighting style!
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  January 1, 2014
Quoting Shawn Gibson I loved the story, especially the aid offered by the citizens =). Great build.
Thanks! You see, not all Mythronians are bad, just the ones who are our enemies ;) Glad you like the scene, too!
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  January 1, 2014
I loved the story, especially the aid offered by the citizens =). Great build.
  January 1, 2014
I know you're not copying, its just sort of weird.
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  January 1, 2014
Quoting Ian ..... Nice build. We gnomes have good reasons to sit in holes all day. :P Also your fig has a shocking resemblance to mine in shape if not in color O_o http://www.flickr.com/photos/98668750@N03/11657020105/
The helmet printing on yours helps to distinguish it, though. Besides, I've had this minifig combo sitting on a table for a while :)
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  January 1, 2014
Nice build. We gnomes have good reasons to sit in holes all day. :P Also your fig has a shocking resemblance to mine in shape if not in color O_o http://www.flickr.com/photos/98668750@N03/11657020105/
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  January 1, 2014
Quoting Halhi 141 Great build! I see you left this until the last minute. Not as last minute as the four people in my guild who haven't yet posted, but still...
It is indeed last minute- by my computer's clock, I posted this in the Tourney group with about 15 seconds before midnight :D At least I have an excuse, however- I was distracted by the giant new Lego Movie sets that have just been announced to come out next summer :P
 I like it 
  December 31, 2013
Great build! I see you left this until the last minute. Not as last minute as the four people in my guild who haven't yet posted, but still...
 
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