Hold a New Tournament
Reason: held annually
Events: martial arts and team fighting
Style: round robin / points-based
Length: three days
Awards: first place and an honorable mention
Top Prizes: expensive equipment (plate mail, etc)
Crowd: fairly small
Betting: unofficial - fair odds
Other Entertainment: staged exhibitions and parades
Competitors of interest:
The hulking barbarian who is a long shot to win.
The flirtatious bard who has already made a few enemies.
The foreign savage who has an ulterior motive for competing.
The gangly youth who proves to be highly honoroble.
The charismatic warrior who will do anything to win.
The devoted cleric who has more wit than skill.