Rogue 9 wrote:
Don't know who else is following the warpoints, but as of this morning it's 9 to 1 East.
No surprise. The Midrealm king is unbelted, so we lost a lot of allies. No, it's not an old boy's club at all; why do you ask?
Yeah, ended up 19 to 3 in points it seems.
Unbelted? That's rather impressive. I can't recall the last time the East had someone win a crown that wasn't belted already. Balfar maybe.
I'll be honest. I know His Majesty Arch Teryx, and have for some time, well before he was king. He's as well-rounded a Renaissance man as you can get; he's scarily good at heavy combat, rapier, thrown weapons, and many arts and sciences. And he knows it.
He's gratingly arrogant, which probably didn't do him any favors in the allies department either, though I maintain it was mainly his unbelted status that did us in. (Lady Tevar was incredulous that they didn't make him a knight before he was crowned, but there are enough people in the Midrealm Order that don't think he's got the chivalry part down; a newly made knight was made King's Champion instead of the tradition of appointing an unbelt so there would be a knight handy with the sword of state when necessary.) That said, I don't mind his rule, since he does right by the fencers, unlike some other monarchs I could name.
His household uses my shire's local event as their annual get-together, and we've seriously considered instituting an "Arch rule" barring him from winning every single competition. (This is, of course, off the table now that he'll be "your excellency.") As it stands, the marshals have just started scheduling tournaments across from each other; I won thrown weapons last year, possibly because he was busy in the heavy list.