Hold a New Tournament
Reason: held bi-annually
Events: martial arts and team fighting
Length: three days
Awards: first, second and third place
Top Prizes: bragging rights and minor gifts
Betting: unofficial - rigged odds
Other Entertainment: hired bards, a storytelling contest, magic shows and local bards
Competitors of interest:
The cheerful fighter who came from nowhere.
The gangly youth who has quite a few fans.
The nondescript mercenary who has an ulterior motive for competing.
The jaded warrior who has already made a few enemies.
The arrogant knight who is relatively well-known.