Here ye, here ye!
All the kings horses and all the kings men cordially invite you to participate in the first ever Jousting tournament on the Ragnarok ARK, on the eve of the 28th of July. Here specially prepared mounts and equipment is set up for those who dare claim to be the Surviving Knight of ARK.
Jousting is a martial game between two horsemen wielding weapons of joust with blunted tips, often as part of a medieval tournament. The primary aim was to replicate a clash of heavy cavalry, with each opponent trying hard to strike the opponent while riding towards him at high speed, if possible breaking the weapon of joust on the opponent’s shield or jousting armour, or unhorsing him. The joust became an iconic characteristic of the knight in Romantic medievalism. The participants experience close to three and a quarter times their body weight in G-forces when the weapons of joust collide with them. The medieval joust took place on an open field. Indeed, the term joust meant “a meeting” and referred to arranged combat in general, not just the jousting with weapons of joust.
The lance is a pole weapon designed to be used by a mounted warrior. During the periods of medieval warfare, it evolved into being the leading weapon in cavalry charges, and was unsuited for throwing or for repeated thrusting. Lances were often equipped with a vamplate – a small circular plate to prevent the hand sliding up the shaft upon impact. Though best known as a military and sporting weapon carried by knights, the use of lances was widespread throughout ARK wherever suitable mounts were available.
The winners will receive high tier prizes and there is always consolation prizes for the rest of the participants.