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Once there was a man wronged by his fellow knights. By all rights he would be right to hate them



Yet he does not. He holds no hate in his heart for them.

So what does his heart hold then?
Servant Rider, reporting for duty!



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True Name
Sir Lamorak

Alias
Knight of Thirty

Class
Rider

Origin
Arthurian Myth

Alignment
Lawful-Good

Likes
Jousting, Parties, Chilvary, Camelot, Helping Others, Knights

Dislikes
Dishonorable Conduct, Trickery, Threats to Camelot, Murder, War

Natural Talents
Jousting and Chilvarous Conduct

Natural Enemies
Agravain, Gawain, Mordred, Gaheris

Natural Allies
Artoria Pendragon

Other Classes
Brawler

Catalyst
His Bones or A shard of the round table

Armaments
Lamorak's Lance (D-rank)



Parameters

Str: D End: B Agi: C
Mna: D Lck: C NP: B



Lore

Sir Lamorak, Knight of Thirty, named such for his feat of defeating thirty knights. Thought to be a mocking title the truth is more serious. Sir Lamorak is often noted for his wrath, yet every instance when examined has a justification for it.

When he slept with Morgause, widow of Lot who was a rebellious king who sought to ursurp Arthur from the throne but was slain by Lamoraks own father Pellinore. After this Gawain and Gaheris slew Pellinore in a duel and as revenge he courted Morgause.

Even his feat of defeating thirty knights has hidden facts about it. The thirty knights were armed with enchanted armor and weapons while he fought with nothing but regular clothing and a single lance. The title was given not as a mockery but out respect for his skill and chilvary as he did not kill a single one of them when he should have, given that the attack was an ambush.

Even his death was improperly reported. He never actually explained to Arthur what happened. One of his fellow knights confided Lamorak's plight to them and Arthur offered Lamorak protection.

He refused and left, knowing of the coming ambush. He told Arthur nothing and let those four knights ambush him. For a single reason; he refused to lose to the likes of them. Even if he did he managed to fight them for hours on end, only losing due to a lucky strike from Mordred exposing his head to Gawain.

Yet these are merely the most remembered facts. The most well known fact of Lamorak is his jousting record. Any tournament he was a part of he ended up the victor. Yet interestingly one particular tournament has sparse records.

In the tournament one of his enemies participated; Gawain. Further he, like always, used unenchanted armor and lance and kept magic away from his horse. However magus seem to believe that Gawain did use enchanted goods... and still lost to Lamorak.

How is not exactly known but based on his established history it is believed that Lamorak may be stronger than many modern accounts believe; that he may in fact be one of the strongest knights of the round. Yet he is celebrated instead as a jousting master.



Class Skills

Magic Resistance: C

A skill denoting a servants innate resistance to magic. Being of the rider class he is granted it and he is from an age where magic was still alive and well. However he has no particular anecdotes about resisting magic beyond magical equipment.

As such he has it at this rank. He innately nullifies the effects and damage of spells that are two verses or lower. While he can somewhat mitigate three verse spells he cannot do anything to greater rituals or high thaumaturgy, making him capable of bowling over most proper magus but well bred magus will stand a chance against him.



Riding: A

A skill held by the Saber and Rider class containers but he has it due to his prolific and famous exploits as a jouster. Despite having no famous mount his skill at jousting and horseriding echoed throughout the ages and landed him the Rider class and this rank in the skill.

At this rank he can ride practically any vehicle or beast except for dragons, a skill requiring a separate skill entirely. He increases the parameters and skills of his chosen mount by a full rank even if not riding them and grants a plus modifier when he does.



Personal Skills

Knight of Thirty: A++

A skill held by only Lamorak. Crystallizing his victory over thirty armed to the teeth knights that had been manipulated to kill him all while armed with nothing more than a normal lance and plainclothes.

This skill grants him an immunity to any effect or damage caused by an armament, mystic code, or weapon-based noble phantasm of a rank lower than this skill. Further anything he grabs becomes 'Lamorak's Lance', a D-ranked armament.

Further his armament gains a plus modifier if he attacks someone wielding magical armor or if they attack him during an ambush. If both conditions are fulfilled he gains two plus modifiers to his armament.

However this skill creates a weakness. He can be harmed by mundane weaponry. Guns, knives, even batons can injure him given enough force. Especially in the hands of a servant.



Master of the Joust: A

A skill held by those who are accomplished jousters with many accolades under their name. In fact Lamorak became a knight of the round on his skill at jousting alone. As such he has this skill at a very high rank.

At this rank so long as he is mounted his armament gains an extra rank and both of them gain the ability to displace damage between one another; Additionally so long as he is mounted he gains a full rank to all of his parameters.



Honor of the Ambushed: A++

A skill uniqe to Lamorak but possible to be held by others. While he is the most famous example of it this skill is for any heroic spirit that in myth was ambushed and despite the odds fought what many considered an impossible battle. They lost in the end but a glimmer of victory was possible even in their disadvantageous circumstances.

Based on his final moments. When he refused the protection of Artoria knowing full well that his own fellow knights planned to ambush him. He walked into the trap confident he could defeat them all. He nearly did but a lucky strike from Mordred exposed an opening for Gawain to decapitate him. Yet it was remembered for how long it took them to kill him. Their fight began during the noon hours and the moon shone high when he died.

First this skill passively acts like Battle Continuation at a similar rank. However it has additional effects that activate dependent on certain circumstances.

First if he is ambushed then his armament gains a rank and a single killing blow is wholesale prevented. It phases through him harmlessly. Second occurs if he is fighting multiple enemies that he thinks of as genuine threats. Effectively he gains an extra rank of Strength and Agility and killing blows fail to stop him for thirty minutes.

However there is one downside to this skill. If he invokes his noble phantasm then this skill loses its ability to prevent death. He still gains the other bonuses but he cannot prevent his own death within his noble phantasm.



Personality

To say Lamorak's rage is legendary is an understatement... yet in truth it is not quite as often as perceived. In truth he only was truly angry three times in his life. When his father was slain, when he was ambushed by thirty knights, and when he was ambushed by his own fellow round table knights.

Each time he was angered and lashed out but not physically. His rage was never explosive. It was cold, calculated, and direct. He slept with Morgause, mother of the ones that slew his father. He overwhelmed the ambush a mysterious enemy arranged. He was going to try the same again Gawain, Mordred, Gaheris, and Agravain... but failed.

He says he accepts his death but his inability to be a Ruler contradicts this as well as his refusal to forgive Agravain, Mordred, Gawain, and Gaheris. Rather he seems to hold a deep resentment against them. Despite this rage he does not seem to hold enough to be a proper berserker, perhaps due to utilizing wit for revenge rather than explosive rage.

Aside from this he shows equal surprise in his chilvary. Many claim Gawain to be the most chilvarous but he is a close second. He helps those in need that he is aware of, he never kills someone who begs for their life, and he shows proper courtesy to everyone.

Generally, when regarding his master, he acts gentlemanly if keeping his cards close to his chest. However as a war progresses he would open up more and more. Regardless of this he would respect their tactical decisions and aid them in battle.

Often the first thing he does is test his masters intellect and wit. Not to see if they're worthy but to see if they'd work best together or if one of them would be best as commander. He is perfectly fine putting himself in the hands of a master that has a good head on their shoulders.

However there is another side to him. A more relaxed, carefree side. Seen only when he invokes his noble phantasm. He drops his chilvarous self and simply enjoys the coming fights. As he puts it 'Jousting is when he feels most alive. When he is allowed to let lose and compete with others on their level'.

During this he tends to be far more confident and straightforward, dropping his flowery speech in favor of direct talk. The only time he picks it back up is either when he finishes 'jousting' or when he encounters one of his fellow round table members with the exceptions of Gawain, Gaheris, Mordred, and Agravain.

He will only show contempt for them and simply seek their defeat; regardless of whether he is jousting or fighting as a servant.



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Noble Phantasm

For the honor of my king, my country, and myself
Cystadlu Am Anrhydedd Un


Type
Anti-Fortress

Rank
A


A crystallization of his life. Of what he loved and honored. Jousting. The activity that, for a time, allowed him to simply be himself instead of the Chilvarous Knight Lamorak. He was instead Jouster Lamorak.

Normally, without a true name invocation, this noble phantasm simply acts as storage. His horses, his lances, his armors. All are locked up inside his own soul to be called upon as needed. Similar in style to a certain archer, but wholly different in that he manifests with only a select number and can only restore those numbers when they are truly lost.

When he utilizes the true name invocation of this noble phantasm he unleashes a specialized variant of a reality marble. He cannot expand his inner world onto realty so instead he expands the internal mechanics onto it.

Due to utilizing it in this way the bounded field generated is much, much larger than normal. Spanning over several city blocks. Each servant within is labeled a 'Jouster' while citizens are labeled 'Spectators'. Finally each master within is labeled after some form of royalty or another with his master being labeled 'King'.

Those labeled as Spectators and 'Royalty' cannot be harmed in anyway. Attacks and magecraft will pass through them harmlessly. Everyone labeled 'Jouster' are assigned an opponent; If they instigate fight anyone other than that opponent then they receive a rank down in their parameters until they retreat.

If they defeat their assigned opponent they gain a plus modifier to their parameters for the duration of the noble phantasm. These can continually stack until the noble phantasm ends. It only ends however when one servant is left standing.

As a note even if he is defeated and 'dies' his spirit origin will reman intact and 'alive' until such an event. Even should his master fade. There are a few workarounds but sheer brute force will not destroy his spirit origin due to needing to see the 'tournament' through.

As a note he can choose, upon invocation, to be a spectator instead. If he does so then his parameters drop to F rank and his skills seal. Further he cannot manifest the lower level effects of this noble phantasm yet must still support the true name invocation to completion, even at the risk of burning out.

Further he can choose to make the 'tournament' nonlethal; As in anyone that would take a killing blow is displaced, with their master, outisde the bounded field and may only enter as 'spectators' whereupon the servant has their skills sealed and their parameters lowered to F rank.

Updated June 10th, 2022 at 09:36 PM by Baron Magnus

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