Hold a New Tournament
Reason: held bi-annually
Events: team fighting, magical duels, melee fighting and archery
Length: about a week
Awards: first, second and third place
Top Prizes: good equipment (armor, etc)
Crowd: very large
Betting: unofficial - heavily punished
Other Entertainment: musical contest(s), a storytelling contest, parades and magic shows
Competitors of interest:
The menacing sorceror who is relatively well-known.
The showy mage who is very good.
The foreign savage who is suspected of cheating.
The proud youth who knows quite a few unorthodox tricks.
The cheerful fighter who proves to be highly honoroble.
The arrogant knight who practices an usual style.
The precocious commoner who has good odds to win.