The tournament begins. The party is split up doing many different activities. Glenn and Asher accompany Orton Lugus and ser Jorus into the Kings wood to confront the fox knight. A fight ensues and the fox knight is slain by Orton Lugus. Ser Jorus is also killed in the skirmish and is brought to the sept by Glenn.
Skud sets his plan in motion with Rog Thanders, telling him that he wants him to become our wharf-master and dock supervisor in charge of exports, he has him sign a pre-written letter under the guise that it is a contract for the new position. He then gets Rog drunk and tells him that the Kettlebottoms have been saying horrible things about him and that he should maybe confront them about it. Rog does so and gets beaten up buy their guards. Seeing this Skud immediately goes over and ensures the gold cloaks that he will take care of Thanders and no legal action must be taken. later that evening Skud takes Rog to the treeline behind the Kettlebottoms pavilion and murders him. He cuts out his tongue and stuffs the letter into his mouth. Skud then threw the severed tongue in front of the Eventide tent and headed off to the feast. The letter read :
Dear House Kettlebottom,
I truly and sincerely apologize for my deplorable behavior earlier this evening. I also hope that I did not disrespect House Eventide by showing up drunk. If there is anything we can do to make this up to your house feel free to ask.
Rog Thanders, Retainer of House Eventide
At the feast Adham Kettlebottom publicly accused house Eventide of the murders of his small folk. King Robert heard his accusations and afforded Elend a chance to rebuke them. Elend vehemently denied the murders causing Robert to declare a trial by joust the following morning. It was noted that Adham looked ill during the feast. Upon returning to the tournament grounds the group sees gold cloaks inspecting the severed tongue infront their pavilion. They describe what they believe happened, telling the group that the Kettlebottoms had murdered Rog Thanders when he attempted to go apologize, they cut off his tongue and stuffed his apology note in his mouth. The party, minus Skud, was shocked and appalled.
The next day the jousting begins. The first match is the trial by combat pitting Elend Eventide and Adham Kettlebottom against each other. After several tilts, Elend unhorsed Adham and won vindication for the House. Moments after this victory Adham begins having seisures and is removed from the grounds. Aidan jousts as a mystery knight, unhorsing Lancel Lannister, Brian Telson, and an unknown Fray. He then draws Ser Barristan the bold in the 4th round. The two knights have 8 tilts before Barristan was victorious. Aidan reveals that he is from house Eventide and receives a great ovation from the crowd and King alike. Elend also unhorses several men including Norton Lugus.
Asher competes in the archery competition, after besting Asami Snow, he is defeated by a slim margin in the following round. Skud attends the Maesters conclave and attempts to find someone to cure Grissle.
The session ends with King Robert awarding Aidan with 5000 gold for his efforts in the tourney. And Glenn preparing for the grand melee.