Everybody’s talking about the Banquet of Kings, and rightfully so. That moment was amazingly powerful. However I prefer to remember love for Rider’s first real moment, when he established himself as more than just BIG talk. Him addressing Keyneth El-Melloi, who would’ve been his master had Waver not stolen him was a great moment in how he validated Waver – who, as a character that would otherwise be this annoying, petty weakling, into someone we could root for.
If Rider believes stands by him, why wouldn’t we? It’s glorious.
There are ways to say winning isn’t everything;
Elegant ways, subdued ways, understated like a well-tailored suit.
But this is not a time for indulging such things,
When things of great worth hang with bleeding fingers on sword blades.
This is the time to take your shirtless glory
And bring the thunder down that asshole, shitting up a duel between
Worthy combatants with his dishonorable tricks.
Yeah you tell him, like the sniveling fucker that he is.
Watch the troll run, wasting his command spell on being a limp dick.
His full comeuppance may be served by someone else,
But for tonight, the indignity on crushing this choad’s weak game
Must be borne by you, O King of Conquerors.
Bear it not as an unjust labor, but as an opportunity to teach
Your inexperienced Master, what the possibilities are of Manhood.