Hold a New Tournament
Events: magical duels, fencing and martial arts
Style: round robin / points-based
Length: one week
Awards: first place winner(s)
Top Prizes: unusual artifacts
Crowd: mostly intoxicated
Betting: official - rigged odds
Other Entertainment: parades and trained animals
Competitors of interest:
The foreign savage who is a long shot to win.
The showy mage who is fiercly competetive.
The local favourite who will do anything to win.
The menacing sorceror who has little practical skill.