Hold a New Tournament
Reason: held seasonally
Events: throwing (javelins, etc) and team fighting
Length: three days
Awards: first, second and third place
Top Prizes: largely symbolic (trophies, etc)
Betting: unofficial - rigged odds
Other Entertainment: staged exhibitions and local bards
Competitors of interest:
The wandering fighter who will do anything to win.
The devoted cleric who is suspected of cheating.
The cheerful fighter who is a long shot to win.
The nondescript mercenary who is rumored to not always fight fair.
The mysterious stranger who has already made a few enemies.