ou realize that you have to get the message to the Earl of Bedforsham without Sir Malicham, near the fire, seeing you. You wait until you see his squire head out to the stables to check on the horses. After slipping out after him you whisper who you are and that you have a message from your father. The squire tells you to wait in the stable and returns to the inn to bring out the Earl on the pretext that his horse has a problem he should see.
When the Earl of Bedforsham realizes what you are saying, he decides to ride back to his castle to bring some men with him to help defend the King. He urges you to continue, in your disguise, to the tourney, and convey your message to the Earl of Landenshire and Sir Ainsley. He warns you of a band of brigands plaguing the road you intended to take, sending two men at arms with you for protection. They will have to return to their lord at once when you are out of danger, before they are seen escorting you.
The tourney is the busiest place
youve ever seen. Many people are rushing about for
the few bellowing orders to anyone nearby. You have never
seen so much color in your life. The common people owned
few things with any color; such items were expensive.
Cloth was dyed with natural pigments, but most of these
were close to earth tones to begin with. Most everything
that peasants saw were earth toned, whether or note this
was the original intention. But here are many bright
colors, reds and purples and blues.