[Namron] Story from Crown Tourney
doug.copley at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 16:36:02 PDT 2010
Greetings good Ladies and Gentles!
I wanted to share a story from Crown Tourney.
The battle between Duke Ulsted and Sir Tomas had lasted for 1/2 hour in
the sun and both combatants were feeling it. Duke Ulsted struck a blow
to the head of Sir Tomas who promptly called the shot and went down. It
then became evident that Sir Tomas was suffering from heat exhaustion
and we had to help him to up the hill to the air conditioned hall. Sir
Tomas was so weak he was hardly walking at all and was mostly carried.
Once in the hall his gear having been removed and cool clothes placed on
him to cool him down a few people started talking about the heat. A
couple of people talked about how it was too hot outside and that the
tourney should be moved inside somehow. Up to this point Sir Tomas had
just started to get some color back and had hardly spoken and was still
doing good just to sit where he had been placed when we brought him in.
Sir Tomas raised his head up and spoke clearly and said
"No, this is Ansteorra and we fight outside!"
Wow, talk about a warrior and a fighter! Even after having to withdraw
from the fight he still wanted to keep the traditions alive and loved
the way things are done in this great kingdom!
My hat is off to all of those that competed in heat this weekend for the
right and honor to be our next King and Queen.
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