It’s that time of year again, where we have a small get-together to remind ourselves that the settlement still exists even though we’ve retreated to warm, isolated locations to wait out the winter.
Given the changes and new management, I don’t think a proper Lothlan tournament is going to be quite as appropriate as it has in the past. A nice Kalmak gentleman holding a Senior Partnership in our new corporate overlords has approached me about running some sort of test of skill, however, and so I will provide such a thing.
I’ve got a few ideas in mind that might be more inclusive to the new feel of the settlement, and I’ll lay them out here and decide which to run based on general consensus.
I believe there is a Felicitoro dueling style that would be highly appropriate here. I don’t recall the proper Felicitoro name for it, but it is a dual-wield tournament - rapier and goblet. Spilling any liquid from the goblet counts as a loss, and I would run the tournament with blunt blades to 5 touches, last to the torso.
There’s a more fun Felicitoro style that involves two daggers and a towel. Letting go of the towel or unconsciousness is a loss.
Something I thought up that really embodies the kind of corporate maneuvering I expect to see around here is my third idea.
- Each bout contains 4 contestants.
- At the beginning of each bout, each contestant receives the name of one other contestant.
- The last contestant standing advances to the next round.
- The contestant that received the name of the last contestant standing also advances to the next round, despite the fact that they were knocked unconscious.
Tournaments would be double-elimination or truncated-round-robin, and I believe that our corporate overlords will provide prizes, as I don’t think simple renown will be sufficiently motivating for much entertainment when we already have a ready bar available.
So, Oak Harbor, let me know what you’d like to see for martial entertainment this Feast.