Yoren "The Yellow"

A Tourney Knight


Ser Yoren, otherwise known as Yoren “The Yellow” is a knight of fair hair who is often clad in yellow cloak… though he would call its shade golden. His sigil is three lances on a gold field; each is said to represent a tournament championship.


It is from his hair and clothing that Yoren would claim his nickname was born… though most would attribute it to cowardice. Yoren will gladly boast of honor and prestige and gold won on many a tourney field… though he has never been known to take up arms in combat. Yoren is a traveler by nature… though it is said that this is by necessity rather than choice. Yoren would claim to be a freerider… though no house has ever sought his services.

In 284 AC a contingent from House Jasper arrived at the Gulltown practice yards seeking knights to recruit and found Ser Yoren. After various challenges and barbs were traded terms of service were ultimately agreed upon (contingent on House Jasper agreeing to host a grand tournament annually which will sate Yoren’s need for tournament glory). Ser Carsen was the chief negotiator with Ser Darron, Jardon, and Maester Thaddeus contributing.

Yoren was dismayed when he arrived at Snownook, for House Jasper did not appear to have great wealth. When he presented Lord Jasper with the bronze sigil ring the blind man welcomed him warmly. In getting to know one another Yoren mentioned how eager he was to show his prowess with the lance at the next grand tournament. Ronnel balked at this and stated he would not hear the man’s oath of service until his recruiters returned to explain. When they did, Ronnel released Yoren from his word after the knights explained they had indeed promised such extravagance and Petyr Baelish explained that the house simply could not afford that.

Yoren proved his prowess with the lance when he returned to Snownook for a tourney in June of 285 AC. The knight progressed to the semi-finals of the joust before a controversial judge’s decision awarded the victory to Ser Cortnay after five tilts. Yoren also participated in the melee later that day. After a trial of seven was ordered by Lord Jasper to resolve the issue of whether Ser Cortnay had murdered Ser Hoster Woodhull in a joust the accused and the accuser (James Woodhull) set about recruiting champions to fight for their causes. Yoren agreed to fight for Cortnay. Yoren quickly withdrew from the fighting after being wounded by Ser Maelys’s greatsword.

In what became known as Ser Jamie’s Tourney in the region, in June of 288 AC, Ser Yoren returned to Snownook. He faced Ser Darron in the semi-finals of the joust. In a close match Ser Darron won on a judge’s decision from Lord Teddy Jasper after more than 7 passes. Darron asked that Yoren pay his bartab at Buffoon’s III in Gulltown in lieu of a traditional ransom.

Yoren "The Yellow"

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