Joffrey Baratheon, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, was not happy following his latest Nameday tournament after just one of the bouts contested by assorted knights of the realm led to a fatality. King Joffrey lashed out at the knights following the event for squandering their opportunity to perform before his greatness.
“We go out, and we put all this time and effort into finding the most talented, untitled knights in the Seven Kingdoms,” Baratheon was heard screaming at an assortment of Westeros Maesters following the tournament. “You know what you’re coming here for. You know what you’re showing up here for. You know what the show is all about.”
The King’s Nameday Tournaments may represent a knight’s only opportunity to perform before the high-paying crowds of the capital in exchange for exposure and a bottle of King’s Landing’s fourth-finest wine if they survive. Still angry at the result several hours later, Baratheon accused the fighters of choking and insisted that the next tournament was sure to have more bloodshed if the knights knew what was good for them.