Hold a New Tournament
Reason: sponsored by an individual
Events: fencing and martial arts
Length: two days
Awards: first and second place
Top Prizes: bragging rights and minor gifts
Betting: official and unofficial
Other Entertainment: hired bards and magic shows
Competitors of interest:
The cheerful fighter who practices an usual style.
The jaded warrior who has more wit than skill.
The devoted cleric who came from nowhere.
The determined youth who has quite a few fans.
The mysterious stranger who is all talk.
The disgraced noble who is highly talented.
The odd foreigner who desperately needs the prize.