Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the Kingdom
Jousting Arena (cool thing about this asset is that it'll change visually when you update it)
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[Old Thomas talks to Ruler]
OT: Hello! Would you be interested in helping me with something?
Ruler: Of course! What do you need?
OT: In honor of our Kingdom's One Year Anniversary, I think we should do something!
Ruler: Wow, one full year has gone by! What did you have in mind?
OT: I would like to sketch you showing off your beautiful sword for our history scroll!
Ruler: I actually just swing it around wildly, but ok, let's do it!
(Ruler>Let's beat up a monster hiding in our crops so Thomas can sketch us!
One Year Anniversary *beat up monster* Ruler>That's how it's done! )
Thurston: Splendid display of swordplay, my liege!
Ruler: Thurston, I'm actually not trained. I call it... focused swinging!
Thurston: This can't be true! Surely you're jousting me!
Ruler: You mean, joshing you?
Thurston: Speaking of jousting, wouldst thou grant me the permission of throwing a jousting tournament in your honor?
Ruler: Great idea, Thurston! But let's make it a friendly bonding tournament for our Kingdom's One Year Anniversary!
(Ruler>Let's approve Thurston's great idea!
Just Jousting You! *Request Approved* Ruler>There we go! )
IVY: A Jousting Tournament? Did I hear that right?
Ruler: You bet!
IVY: I remember attending one back in my last Kingdom.
Ruler: Really? I've never seen one before. What's it like?
IVY: Well, I didn't exactly see it. They kicked me out for having a Skunku-pie in the stand.
Ruler: Yeah... let's make you a hearty feast to enjoy during the tournament instead.
(Ruler>Let's make a hearty feast for all to enjoy while watching the tournament!
Preparing The Heart Ruler>Hooray! Food and drink for all!)
OT: I overheard the Chefs talking as fast as the chop about a Jousting Tournament!
Ruler: What were you doing at the Kitchen? Were you trying to hide snacks in your robe again?
OT: I tried to, but they caught me...
Ruler: Oh Thomas, you know you can't have too many strawberry shortcakes!
But yes, there is a tournament that Thurston is leading the efforts for.
OT: How grand! Even more grand if we follow the building instructions found in scroll J872! Now where is it...
(OT>Scroll J872 should be at my house. Come, come, let's locate this Grand Jousting Arena blueprint.
Rumor Has It *ruler finds scroll* OT>What great eyes you have!)
OT: Maybe I should eat more carrots and less strawberries. Better for the eyes they say!
Ruler: I think so too. And they're just as sweet!
OT: Yes, yes! Not, let's unroll this scroll and start the preparations for this grand Jousting Arena!
I haven't been this excited since we build the Library!
Ruler: Something more interesting than a Library? Now I have to see this blueprint!
(OT> Gather the materials we'll need from various craft masters in our Kingdom! Hurry, there is no time to lose!
Thomas' Grand Blueprint OT>Great job! Now, let's see here...)
OT: Oh dear...
Ruler: That doesn't sound good. What's wrong?
OT: I don't understand the blueprint as well as I thought.
Ruler: That's ok. I'm sure there are craft masters at the Tavern that can help us.
OT: The Tavern folk are a rough and loud bunch, it's no place for someone like me.
Ruler: Don't worry, Thomas. If we come bearing gifts of things they'll like, I'm sure they'll hear us out!
(Ruler> I don't know much about crafter etiquette but I do know it's always polite to have a gift when asking for a favor!
Tavern Etiquette Ruler>Now everyone is happy!)
OT: How did you negotiate like that? Most wonderful display of rulery-ness!
Ruler: Umm... Is that even a word, Thomas?
OT: It is now!
Ruler: Ok, I'll take it. Thank you.
OT: I suppose that's all we can do for now. I hope everyone else's preparations are ready too!
Ruler: I hope so as well! I'm excited for my first Jousting Tournament.
(Ruler>Now, the waiting game. Jousting Materials List
*waiting for everyone else to be ready* Ruler>*tick-tock-tick-tock*)
IVY: You wanna know what realllllly gets a crowd going?
Ruler: A hyper and happy crowd sounds like a good idea!
IVY: We can use this recipe I have. It'll keep everyone bouncing off the walls for days!
Ruler: I think Ice Cream will do just fine, Ivy.
(Ruler>Let's prepare some Ice Cream for the crowd. A sweet and refreshing dessert!
I Scream For Ice Cream Ruler>We all scream for ice cream!)
IVY: We got a Hearty Feast as our main course and Ice Cream for dessert.
Ruler: Think it'll be enough?
IVY: Maybe not, but I know a bite of Skunku-pie is super filling!
IVY: Alright, alright. One of these days I'll sneak it past you and you'll say "Yes, Ivy! I would love a slice!"
Ruler: Not a chance!
(Ruler>Let's check with Thurston and see if he needs anything else.
Skunku-pie Free Event * on way to Thurston's fort* Ruler>I hope he's not overly stressed out!)
[at Thurston's Fort]
Thurston: My liege! What brings you here?
Ruler: We're here to help you with the tournament preparations!
Thurston: There's no need for you to help!
For rule 42 of The Knight's Code states: "No Ruler shall aid in any heavy duty lifty work!"
Ruler: We already have everything done.
Thurston: Ah! Why! You shouldn't have.
Thank you. Thou art the most graceful ruler I have ever met.
(Ruler>Hand off the food and dessert to Thurston! Jousting Food List
*waiting for everyone else to be ready* Ruler>*tick-tock-tick-tock*
Ruler: Ok, let's go down the list and see what we got.
OT: We have the materials for construction and the blueprint for the grand Jousting Arena ready.
IVY: I got the food ready to go too!
Ruler: Great! Thurston? Shall we get this started?
Thurston: Aye, my liege!
(Ruler>Preparations are all ready to go! Let's plan our Jousting Arena!
Putting It All Together Thurston>I'll do my best! )
Thurston: Huzzah! Now we can begin the best part! Construction!
Ruler: Hooray! If we all work together we'll get this Jousting Arena built in no time!
Thurston: Indeed, my liege! Rule 43 of The Knight's Code states:
"All brave knights must work day and night until the ruler's request has been fulfilled!"
Ruler: Geez... let's not do that. Attention all! No one is allowed to work "day and night"!
Thurston: Rah Rah! To That!
(Thurston>Even though the ruler has gratefully exempt me from my knightly code, I won't disappoint!
The Jousting Arena *getting ready for some fun!*
Thurston: I have a request!
Ruler: What is it, Thurston?
Thurston: May I joust in your honor?
Ruler: Sure! That would be great!
Thurston: Wow... that was... easy. Usually I'm rejected for these sorts of things.
Ruler: Not here! You're the best knight in all of Glimmerwood!
Thurston: Thank you for the kind words.
(Thurston>I, Sir Thurston get to joust in honor of the Ruler!
I'll need armor that will allow me to move swiftly!
For Glimmerwood! *Armor ready* Thurston>I won't fail you!)
Ruler: What's wrong Thurston?
Ruler: ... ?
Thurston: My deepest apologies, my liege. It seems to be I have the case of cold metal feet!
Ruler: You mean, the case of cold feet? Hey, where are you running off to?
(Ruler>I don't think he realized he's not that fast with all that armor on him.
Cold Metal Feet * at the Tavern* Thurston>I'm afraid I may embarrass you. )
Ruler: Thurston! Why did you run off?
Thurston: Deepest apologies, my liege. I can't fulfill the great honor you have given me to fulfill the great honor?
Ruler: I think you had one too many root beers.
Thurston: Nay! For rule 500 and 72 of The Knight's Code states:
"Every Knight may have as ma-many rooty-beers their shiny heart so *burp* desires!"
Ruler: Even that rule sounds like it had one too many root beers.
You'll do fine! If you do your best, that's all that matters to me.
(Ruler>Poor Thurston, let's cheer him up.
Rooty Beers *take away the root beer from Thurston*
Thurston>Woe is me.)
IVY: Poor Thurston. He needs a chill potion. Or two.
Ruler: Do you have a recipe for that?
IVY: Sure do! You want me to make it?
Ruler: Is it made out of Skunkupines and Trolls?
IVY: You bet! I'll use only the best ingredients if that's what you're worried about.
Ruler: I feel bad, but maybe it'll do him some good. Can you make it while I give him a pep talk?
(ivy>Some of this and that. But don't forget the sugar! We need it to mask the smell!
Chill Out Potion ... rat tails, troll essences, and lots of sugar*
Ruler>Pee-ew! I hope the sugar helps!)
IVY: Alright! Now *I'm* excited for this tournament.
Ruler: Are you sure it has nothing to do with this "Chill Out" potion you're about to make?
IVY: Okay... maybe just a bit. A teensy bit. But really! It's about the tournament.
Ruler: Uh huh.
IVY: If it weren't for the tournament, I wouldn't be able to make this potion. So... yeah!
Ruler: I guess that logic works... why not!
(Ruler>Let's brew this at Ivy's House since we kinda don't want to contaminate our kitchen!
Souspine Chef Ivy *brewing at Ivy's Hut* ivy>He won't suspect a thing!)
IVY: Wait! You're going to need to dress us as a tough smelly knight.
Ruler: What? What will that do?
IVY: I don't know. Pretend to be this super duper knight and get him to drink the potion!
Ruler: A trick in a trick. Who have I become.
*Clink Clank* This suit of armor smells so bad...
Smelly knight: You thar, brave knight! Why the long helmet?
Thurston: Dear knight, I am sad to inform you that I am no knight.
Smelly knight: RARR! How do you mean, you are wearing armor... are you not?
Thurston: I may as well be naked and booted! The ruler deserves a more fearless knight... like thee!
Smelly knight: Non-sense. Take this here potion. Strength of... uh... 300 Knights!
Now chug this and go! Your... liege... is waiting.
Thurston: Say it isn't so! Surely no such thing exists!
But you look tough... tougher than me. Here goes nothing... 3,2,1, bottoms up!
(Thurston> Tilt head fully back and chug, you say? Aye!
Thurston>BLERGHH! WHAT IS THIS? )
IVY: I uh, forgot to tell you. A common side effect is fainting from the smell.
Ruler: Ivy! How can you forget that! THURSTON! ... Oh! He's waking up! THURSTON!
Thurston: I feel... STRONG! And FEARLESS! RAH!
Ruler: How are you feeling?
Thurston: My liege! Come watch me hustle everyone off their mount!
IVY: Yay! Yay! Let's go!
Ruler: He chugged a Skunkupine potion, fainted, and now he's off to joust. I guess this potion works.
(ivy>Whoo hoo! Let's go watch him joust in your honor!
The First Match. Thurston> Did you see me?!!)
OT: My! What a splendid display of knightly-ness!
IVY: Great job, Thurston! Do you feel... off anywhere at all?
Ruler: Ivy! There are more side effects?!
IVY: Shouldn't be!
*Do-Do-Do-Doo!* What a stupendous show of determination!
We're in the process of making it tougher, stay tuned!
(Ruler>It looks like they're making it tougher for the next round.
Let's take a breather while it's being renovated.
Intermission One *look, it's different now that it's renovated!*
Ruler>Sweet, look at that!)
*Do-Do-Do-Doo!* And we're back! All brave jousters, please report to the arena!
Ruler: Hooray! You ready, Thurston?
IVY: You sure you're all right?
Thurston: Thank you for your deep concerns, but I assure you I am fine. I feel as sharp as mightily steel!
Ruler: Ok. Let us know if you feel funny.
*Do-Do-Do-Doo!* Spectators, please take your seats! We will begin soon!
(OT>Look at that entrance! Hooray, Thurston!
The Second Match.
ivy>Whoo hoo! You got em', Thurston!)
Ruler: Congratulations! I saw everything, you were amazing!
Thurston: Thank you. If it weren't for your loud cheering I wouldn't have won!
OT: Your riding style reminds me of the great Sir Knight Wren from the legends in my scrolls!
Thurston: I am unworthy of such kind praises, Sir Thomas!
IVY: Shhhs there's an announcement!
*Do-Do-Do-Doo!* Once again, Sir Thurston showed us all how it's done!
But, let's not get ahead of ourselves! We got one final match to go! Hang tight!
(ivy>Final round coming up! Are you sure you don't want a bite of this Skunkupie?
Intermission Two *arena's even more robust after renovations! Ruler>Whoa, that looks tough!)
*Do-Do-Do-Doo!* Ladies and Gentlemen of Glimmerwood, are you ready?!
Please return to the Jousting Arena, you won't want to miss this!
Ruler: Hooray! You ready, Thurston?
IVY: Remember, you're as slick as that Knightly Knight guy Thomas spoke of!
OT: Ah! You mean Sir Knight Wren!
IVY: Yeah, him! Just be him! But with the strength of 300 other knights!
*Do-Do-Do-Doo!* Ladies and Gentlemen of Glimmerwood! Make lots of noise!!
(ivy>Final round! Quick, let's make up a cheer for him!
The Final Match *cheering on Thurston* Ruler>You did it, you did it! )
Ruler: He won! He won! Congratulations, Thurston!
*Do-Do-Do-Doo!* Ladies and Gentlemen of Glimmerwood!
We declare Sir Thurston the CHAMPION of our first Jousting Tournament!
Thurston: I couldn't have done this without the blessings of the great ruler!
IVY: D'aww... isn't that adorable.
*Do-Do-Do-Doo!* And this concludes our One Year Anniversary celebration!
Thank you all for your support!
Thurston: Me! A champion! This is unreal, thank you for believing in me!
OT: For the following week, everyone will call you Champion Thurston!
(OT>Today is a glorious day! This event deserves a spot in the royal archives!
Champion Thurston * I dub thee, Champion Thurston! *
Ruler>Happy One Year, Glimmerwood!
HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CASTLE STORY!