A crimson clad messenger girl walks into the tavern with an air of self-importance. Taking a position in the center of the bustling room, she clears her throat, then begins describing the format of the upcoming Borsail Games to any who will listen:
(OOC, the following will be updated with times as plans are finalized, the DAYS refer to IG days.)
Mounted race/desert survival [3 DAYS LONG, Beginning 530pm Server time]. This will kick off the games. competitors will arrive at the arena on their own mounts, and equipped for travel in the desert. At the sound of the bell, the race will begin. All riders will make best possible speed to Luir's, where they will collect a token from an agent to be named later. They will return to the Arena and hand in their token, completing a lap. Competitors will be rewarded for each token they turn in, and the first person to hand in their THIRD token will be named this year's riding champion and receive the big prize. NOTE there will be other events underway as this race progresses. Racers who want to participate will have to take time out. That is their decision. Pushing, shoving, hitting, biting, all permitted. NO LIVE WEAPONS.
Archery Contest [DAY 1, 530pm server] Archers will take turns firing at archery targets from a distance of 2 rooms. Double elimination, meaning if you miss once, you continue, miss twice and you're out. Last remaining archer is the champion and gets the prize. Bring your own bow and arrows.
Boxing [DAY 2, 7pm server] Single elimination. You lose and you're out. I'll try to pair fighters based on size and strength and apparent skill level. Bring your own armor. No Muls, No HGs. MERCY ON PLEASE.
Wrestling [DAY 3, 830pm server] Must have Subdue skill to participate. Groups of four will play king-of-the-hill, the object is to throw your opponents off the mound. Once you're thrown off, you are out. We'll have multiple rounds to determine a champion. This event is open to all playable races!
Footrace [DAY 3, 830pm server] Those who don't fancy wrestling might want to try a footrace. I suspect elves will dominate here. Runners will depart from the Arena at the bell, race to the eastern gate and outside, around to the western gate (north or south, your call) where they will collect a token, and back to the arena. Pushing, shoving, hitting, biting, all permitted. NO LIVE WEAPONS.
The Gladiators and Beasts ball will begin at dusk on day three!
There will probably also be an auction on the night of day two!