Hold a New Tournament
Reason: sponsored by an organization
Events: martial arts and fencing
Style: round robin / points-based
Length: five days
Awards: first and second place
Top Prizes: enchanted equipment
Crowd: very large
Betting: unofficial - rigged odds
Other Entertainment: a storytelling contest, musical contest(s) and trained animals
Competitors of interest:
The charismatic warrior who may not be in it to win.
The cheerful fighter who is suspected of cheating.
The flirtatious bard who is highly talented.
The odd foreigner who proves to be highly honoroble.
The disgraced noble who has already made a few enemies.
The showy mage who has quite a few fans.
The devoted cleric who is very good.