Jousting was the major sport of the nobility. More nobles were injured jousting than in combat. When you select Jousting from the game menu, you are taken to an area similar to the Interactive Court.
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The above /help command will bring up jousting instructions. Click on the /help above to see these instructions.
The joust consists of three passes through the lists. Each pass through the list is broken into 4 segments. At the start of each segment you are allowed to enter a action. The actions are as follow and have the following general results.
's spurs your horse faster this will increase your speed, but lessens your aim.
'r rein in your horse decreases speed increases aim
'm moves shield reduces opponents aim
'a increase your aim
'n nothing does nothing
Each action reduces you endurance except nothing
A lance hit is calculated using your attack value and your aim
Being unseated by an attack is calculated using your endurance, your protection and the speed of the opponent.
A hit on you will sometimes knock you off your horse, and will always reduce your endurance. You will also lose points.
Unseating also can reduce your health.
You will need 50,000 ducats to enter the lists. If you lose the winner gets the 50kd.
Betting (by all in the IC) on the outcome of the joust is allowed.
Scoring (Points per run down lists)
3 Unhorsing opponent with a lance break
3 Causing opponent to drop lance because of lance blow
3 Breaking lance by hitting tip of opponents lance
2 Breaking a lance at the base
1 Breaking a lance between saddle and helm
-1 Breaking a lance on hitting saddle
-1 Failure to present self as target (horse swerves, etc)
-2 Hitting the tilt once with lance
-3 Hitting the tilt twice with lance
0 Breaking a lance within one foot of tip
These are the historical values. There was no sword play if a player was unhorsed, even in battle that was rare as hitting the ground like that generally took the fight out of you (including breaking things.)