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Carnhain pulled his shoulder-length blonde hair into a tail as he watched Rowul walk towards him leading Iron Heart. Black Fire whinnied to Rowul’s much larger stallion. The two horses were quite used to each other, and if horses had friends, these two would be the best of friends.

 

“Good afternoon, uncle.†Carnhain said brightly. As usual, he had scheduled the class for the afternoon, allowing his usual morning sleep. “Ready to go?†he said, cocking his head over to the circle of lances stabbed into the ground.

 

Smoothly, the younger man mounted and pulled one of the lances, hefting it easily, used to the imbalance between the heavy metal spike on the end and the long wooden shaft. Reins in his left hand, he held the lance upright in his right hand, the base of the wooden shaft mounted in his stirrup, steady and secure.

 

“When you have assembled for the charge, you will rest your lance on this U shape on your saddle.†Carnhain pointed and showed Rowul what he meant. “Now it is important that you get used to the weight of the lance to allow you to smoothly transition from one position to another, and I warn you now it is not as easy as it looks, especially when you are cantering across a rutted field with another hundred horse gathered around you. For now I want you to try it at the walk, then the trot, then the canter and finally the gallop. This will not only test your strength and coordination, it will also test your horsemanship- though I’m not terribly worried about that.†the young Lieutenant joked. “Take your time and work through each stage until you are confident you can move onto the next. “

 

Carnhain first demonstrated what he wanted, moving from a walk, to a trot and so on, finally returning to where Rowul waited. “Now it is your turn, remember that you will have to compensate for the extra weight that the metal at the tip causes. Keep the tip of your spear raised at all times and do not let it drop too low and catch on the ground, begin when you are ready.â€

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Asha'man Isha Talcontar

Tallest, Ugliest Asha'man

Estel Sedai of the Blue Ajah

Promised to Orion, Bonded to Matthias

Lieutenant Carnhain Stromblade

Rowul's Nephew

ADL of the Band

Alianna Karalev, Former Thiefcatcher

The woman who lost everything

 

 

 

 

Rowul was ready to go, waking up he strapped on the Lord Captain armor, mail and plate, the sunburst was marred, but the silver lion was in pristine condition, this was practice armor after all, he wasn't about to throw away a good set of armor.

 

Leading Iron Heart he gave the horse a few carrots and began to whistle to get the horse to do tricks, such as sneak up on infantry and pull down thier pants.

 

Once the shinanagans where over he entered the field and watched his nephew do what he was to do.

 

"Well now this is different" Rowul said as he mounted up and grabbed a lance, "I have used spears, and halberds i have found on hte field but never a lance."

 

Pulling the but of the lance in tight he used his other hand to steady it adn used his knees to make Iron Heart walk and turn as needed.

 

Then once he felt comfortable with that he had iron heart trot so as to get the feel of it. Then he tried to trot adn make squishy sound come from a beaver that appeared, the little creature was faster than he thought and the only reason it wasn't escaping was thanks to Iron Heart.

 

 

"Ahh this little rodent is getting the best of me, AHHH"

 

Rowul continued to thrust adn jab at the small furry animal till he finnaly heard the squishy sound.

 

Then walking back over to carnhian he sighed, "I am going to need to work on my aim aren't eye"

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Ramza-worste warrior of the aiel

Rowul Stromblade- Band Lt- Noble of Tear (Lord of the Land) Former White Cloak Lord Captain

Kraken Firefist: Wolfie

Wolf Name: Rolling Fear.. wolf friend Rain Spirit

Beowulf Soth- Seachan Ogier

 

 

Carnhain rolled his eyes at Rowul’s pun. “Practice with the lance for the next week to get used to its feel. Now, I’m heading down to the tavern for a good meal, coming with me?â€

 

The next week, Carnhain once again met Rowul on the cavalry course. This section of the course was dotted with four foot high targets with cabbages on the top to act as heads.

 

The younger man rode the course first, showing Rowul how to first run his lance, while at a gallop, through the cabbage head and then clear it from the tip of the lance.

 

“Now ride the course, you may want to start slowly at first, but I want you riding it at a gallop before we end here.â€

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Asha'man Isha Talcontar

Tallest, Ugliest Asha'man

Estel Sedai of the Blue Ajah

Promised to Orion, Bonded to Matthias

Lieutenant Carnhain Stromblade

Rowul's Nephew

ADL of the Band

Alianna Karalev, Former Thiefcatcher

The woman who lost everything

 

 

 

 

Rowul saw the cabbages and had an evil idea ( ) iron heart walked up to the man, then rowul speared the head with the lance, then Iron Heart reared and smashed the dummy.

 

Giving an evil this-is-fun- laugh he did so to two more dummies then he trotted and repeated the same thing

 

Then once the reached the gallop, he was having way to much fun, sending the first one down for the count as he rammed the cabbage with the lance, then did a second pass where Iron Heart did a rear kick to the dummy.

 

Ohh who knew that such lovley squishy sounds could then be followed by such loud thud noises

 

Rowul kept up the pace and was done before the night had fallen, they still had 3 hours if Rowul read the suns postion right

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Ramza-worste warrior of the aiel

Rowul Stromblade- Band Lt- Noble of Tear (Lord of the Land) Former White Cloak Lord Captain

Kraken Firefist: Wolfie

Wolf Name: Rolling Fear.. wolf friend Rain Spirit

Beowulf Soth- Seachan Ogier

 

 

 

Nodding to his Uncle's performance, Carnhain checked the sun. They still had time before sundown.

 

"Now, Uncle, I'm going to ride beside, purposefully ramming Fire into Iron Heart, you're going to have to control both your mount and your lance now."

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Asha'man Isha Talcontar

Tallest, Ugliest Asha'man

Estel Sedai of the Blue Ajah

Promised to Orion, Bonded to Matthias

Lieutenant Carnhain Stromblade

Rowul's Nephew

ADL of the Band

Alianna Karalev, Former Thiefcatcher

The woman who lost everything

 

 

 

(oh no my poor iron heart whatever will become of you )

 

 

Rowul listened and troted Iron Heart around when His nephew banged into him, hold the lance tight he noticed that the smaller hores barely fased Iron Heart,, the jolt was the probem, for it was always unpredictable.

 

Every jolt from a different direction, ithis was no fun. but still he had to do something, so he concentrated for the impact and immeately held tight in the cradle of his arm, noticing that it seemed to work he kept it up, till finnaly Carhain wanted to try something else.

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Ramza-worste warrior of the aiel

Rowul Stromblade- Band Lt- Noble of Tear (Lord of the Land) Former White Cloak Lord Captain

Kraken Firefist: Wolfie

Wolf Name: Rolling Fear.. wolf friend Rain Spirit

Beowulf Soth- Seachan Ogier

 

 

 

"Allright Rowul, tommorow, I want you to make your own course. Hard too."

 

ooc: crappy post I know, but what I'm looking for in the course thing is at least a page here...plenty of description 'cuz this is a shorted class...

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Asha'man Isha Talcontar

Tallest, Ugliest Asha'man

Estel Sedai of the Blue Ajah

Promised to Orion, Bonded to Matthias

Lieutenant Carnhain Stromblade

Rowul's Nephew

ADL of the Band

Alianna Karalev, Former Thiefcatcher

The woman who lost everything

 

 

 

 

oh this is going to be so hard it hurts

Rowul was up most of the night havign the Hammer Squad digging pits, and trentches, he also called the Anvil squad out to have them dig up shrubs and make them plant some in teh ground. He had Rage Squad make the revolving dummines and also sand bag swings.

 

Noticing that something was missing, he placed a jousting bar near the finnish line.

 

Laughing to himself Rowul told his squads good job adn to get soem sleep cause they werould all like to see him wup up on the the other officers tommorow,, silent cheers turned into yawns....

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Ramza-worste warrior of the aiel

Rowul Stromblade- Band Lt- Noble of Tear (Lord of the Land) Former White Cloak Lord Captain

Kraken Firefist: Wolfie

Wolf Name: Rolling Fear.. wolf friend Rain Spirit

Beowulf Soth- Seachan Ogier

 

 

 

 

The early afternoon sun beat down upon the two men standing in the area of the Citadel known as the cavalry course. Carnhain glanced around the course Rowul had made- or rather had had made.

 

"Looks fin to me uncle, but now you have to ride it. Usuing only you spear to attack any targets. Afterwards, I will ride it with you."

 

ooc: Ramza, if at all possible, could you RP the details of the course in your next thread, as that will make it a whole lot easier for me to RP my thread after it...

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Asha'man Isha Talcontar

Tallest, Ugliest Asha'man

Estel Sedai of the Blue Ajah

Promised to Orion, Bonded to Matthias

Lieutenant Carnhain Stromblade

Rowul's Nephew

ADL of the Band

Alianna Karalev, Former Thiefcatcher

The woman who lost everything

 

 

 

 

(ooc ok so we each have a platoon right???? if so i want to make my own squad names..

1st squad Hammer

2nd Squad Anvil

3rd Squad Rage

4th squad Spartan

 

heheh i like that set up....)

 

 

Ramza had the Hammers start opperateing the dummies.

The Anvil had the change to knock him off IronHeart with teh padded spears in teh straight away, Rage got the chance to operate the jousting, the person in the couarse would have to face 4 men before going on, then Spartan squad got the chance to spook the horse from behind hedges

 

Jumping on Iron Heart he began at the sprint area, ducking the men trying to knock him off his horse from behind headges

 

Slowling the horse at the last hedge he went around the opposite side adn stuck a few of the soldiers in the rear, laughter was heard from up ahead but Rowul smiled "You turns are next" Rushing down teh next side of the square he was made to doge the dummies and hit the shields with his spear, of cause the men were operating hte dummies so once done he turned his horse around and went through it back wards (just for kicks) so that he could stab the soldiers there too,,,,,

 

Racing to the next side he pushed iron heart as fast as possible whispering hte importance of speed, jumping the hedge and makeing over the hole was no problem, but the headge was tall enough and long enough that iron heart scrapped his belly (cause he is so big and can't jump as good as smaller horses) jumping a sandy pit that looked bad he kept going, jumping 3 more headges but the 4th he had to go around becasue he just couldn'g get up the speed Iron Heart was too big to get eh speed back up that quickly....

 

Goign over to the next next side he readyed himself for the joust, going up the first time he was easliy able to doge the thrust of hte lance and push the man off of his horse with a spear, the second Soldier seeign what happened to the first tried to grab onto the horse to tight adn ended up making it shy to the right, cause rowul to raise his spear and go on by, if this had been a real joust between houses he would have demanded a duel for the show of corwardice, even if he knew it wasn't cowardice. The third mand gave his breast plate a huge dent and a hurt rib cage but was disloged, the last one being the best was not unhorsed but broke both of hte weaposn, turnign bakc he road bakc with his saber inorder to try to dehorse hte man, it worked. Trotting back to where he had began he laughed adn said, "How was tha t course nephew?"

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Ramza-worste warrior of the aiel

Rowul Stromblade- Band Lt- Noble of Tear (Lord of the Land) Former White Cloak Lord Captain

Kraken Firefist: Wolfie

Wolf Name: Rolling Fear.. wolf friend Rain Spirit

Beowulf Soth- Seachan Ogier

 

 

 

 

 

(OOC YOUR TURN nephew)

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Carnhain nodded. "That'll do, uncle. Now, I want you to wear these knee guards. They'll keep you from breaking your knees when I ride alongside you. As you know, in a charge, there can't be any stopping or slowing down. You will have virtually no control over your horse as it will because part of a larger mass, steered by the kinetic energy of the charge." Adujusting the knee guards, Carnhain mounted Black Fire and then kicked the horse over to where Rowul sat upon Iron Heart. Flank to flank, the two horses stood and then Carnhain gave a yell and they both took off.

 

Lance and riens in his right hand, broadsword in his left, Carnhain used his blade to knock away the Anvils' spears that came to close. More than anything else he stayed as close to Fire's neck as possible to make a smaller target.

 

This time, there could be no slowing down to joke with the men. When the opportuninity presented itself, Carnhain took out a man with his lance, and if the man was stupid enough to stand close to Fire, the young man's boot would knock him on his bottom. Otherwise, Carnhain hit as many as he could and left the remainder for the rest of the imaginary charge.

 

The hedges weren't too difficult to jump, however maintaining the speed to clear them was building up lather on Fire. There would be no chance of slowing down with a full battallion of cavalry behind them and so they had to push the horses.

 

Two dummies fell to Carnhain's lance, and Rowul managed another but the rest were left standing. Time and control was out of their hands, they raced the course like a pair of boulders crashing down a mountain. Nothing could stop them until they completed the course.

 

Fire barely cleared the hedge and the impact with the sand pit knocked the horse off-balance. The only thing preventing a broken leg was Iron Heart's boady which Fire crashed into. Feeling pain in his leg where it had been crushed between the two animals, Carnhain knew he would limp the rest of the day.

 

Fire's knees grazed the tops of the rest of the hedges, barely making it over. Carnhain could feel the beasts mighty chest heaving to get enough air, and lather from the horse's mouth wet his already sweaty hands.

 

With the amount of speed built up, Carnhain easily knocked the man clean out of his saddle with his lance. Black Fire began trying to halt after that but had to clear the entire length of the jousting track and nearly went catapulting into the forest, barely slowing to a managable speed in time.

 

Trying to catch his breath, Carnhain managed to pant "That uncle, is a true charge. Tommorrow, bring the battalion and we'll stage a charge. Not here, there's not enough room, but outside the Citadel. Se you tommorrow."

 

With that Carnhain half-fell, half-jumpdes from his saddle and led Black Fire away to the horse lines.

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Amon finished tying the laces on his leather trousers and then left the latrine, double-checking the laces as he emerged into the bright sunlight. After Mehrin had been spotted wandering with his own flies undone, Amon had become paranoid about making the same mistake himself, mind you he had enjoyed a good chuckle when Mehrin had told him what had happened.

 

Amon walked slowly towards the horse lines, enjoying the feel of the sun on his face and the smell of freshly cut grass, today was a good day to be outside and Amon intended to make the most of it. Untying his horse’s reins, Amon swiftly climbed into the saddle, having first checked the girth straps, then trotted away from the horse lines towards and made his way towards the main gate. As he rode underneath the archway of the gate, Amon returned the salute of the sentries who stood guard there and continued on his way. Amon was to observe a Cavalry charge and grade the performance of one of the junior[/i[ Officers who was under consideration for promotion. Because of this Amon decided he would not bother with armour, but as usual his twin swords were strapped to his back, and a large knife was belted at his waist. He was not sure his choice of black coloured clothing was that sensible considering the warmth of the sun, but he was much cooler than the men he was going to observe, who were all clad in full plate mail.

 

It did not take Amon long to reach the field that was set aside for this type of exercise and, pulling up his horse along side a small group of Lieutenants Amon greeted them all, waving away their salutes with a look of mock annoyance on his face. Amon searched the faces, looking for one man in particular. “Morning Lieutenant Stormblade I see you will be leading the charge this morning. I suggest we do not tarry here to long as this blasted sun is likely to boil you in that plate mail, carry on when ready.â€

Amon (Tik-Tik) Turamber

 

Under Commander,IC,BotRH

 

Berserker for Life

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Rowul smiled, "Sir aye sir,,,Well then men you heard him line up, evenly to my left and right. I want this to go off without a hitch, you should aim your lances at the chest hight for a infantry man, poke them BEFORE tramling then is that understood Rage and Spartan Squads?"

 

"YES SIR"

 

"GOOD THEN LETS GOOOOO"

 

Rowul began at a canter then built up speed leading them in a circular pattern this was to be a arrow shaped wedge once they were up to speed Rowul let loose a howl of escasy, and galloped full throttle to the tagets,the tip of the arrow was the guiding factor so Rowul had to struggle to keep the line going in the way he wished, luckily for him Iron Heart was more a tank then anything else so he could use sheer force if nessaacry.

 

 

The imagionary units were closing in, "200 yards and closing," said Rowul to his squad leaders

 

"Then lets do this ..LANCES UP"

"LANCES Up"

"Lances up"

"LANCES Up"

 

All of the lances were now aimed adn readed, 50 yards and closing fast

 

"Hold on tight!"

 

The line was getting there, when a pretend pick in the left side when up, Iron heart smashed into the other horse who did the same , causeing the line to shift to the right therby avioding the pikes, Rowul stabbed his way through and never slowed, and wheeled them back around to hit them again,

 

"Rage squad you know what to do so do it."

 

The Rage squad leader cut off and reformed his unit to make opposite lines from Rowuls Position

 

 

"ANVIL REALIGN"

the horses began to shift as Rowul slowed down to a canter,

 

Then the charge started again, with rage hitting the pretend enemy from the left flank after Rage charged through them, 100 yards, 50 yards

 

 

When nothing was left standing in rowuls mind, so rowul raised his Ax in the air and motioned back to the came and held his ax out in front of him ot sigla a ine formation, once back at the commander he smiled.

"So how did you like the performace" Rowul gasped.

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“Very good, Uncle!†Carnhain stood from where he had been squatting in the dirt, observing the charge. “Though for battle, might I suggest staying at the rear of the charge, rather than at the front. We wouldn’t want to loose a near-captain would we?†The young man grinned on the only father figure he had ever had, pride bursting within him. “Well, I believe this completes our class, so until later Uncle, Undercommander.†The use of Amon’s title was accompanied by a wide grin and followed by a short trot out of the area of the man’s boot.

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