Hold a New Tournament
Events: throwing (javelins, etc), jousting and martial arts
Style: round robin / points-based
Length: two weeks
Awards: first place and an honorable mention
Top Prizes: bragging rights and minor gifts
Crowd: cheers for specific competitors
Betting: unofficial - almost encouraged
Other Entertainment: hired bards, local bards and magic shows
Competitors of interest:
The musclebound brute who came from nowhere.
The foreign savage who has more wit than skill.
The proud youth who is highly talented.
The jaded warrior who desperately needs the prize.
The mysterious stranger who has an ulterior motive for competing.
The charismatic warrior who is rumored to not always fight fair.
The gangly youth who proves to be highly honoroble.