The upcoming Rapier Revel on the St George’s Day weekend will feature a tourney honouring Dragons (rather than saints, as we’re not sure Thamesreach has any of those)!
The Tourney Rules
It is a single rapier “bear pit”.
Winner stays on for a maximum of five wins, then goes to the back of the queue without forfeiting a life.
For a double kill both fencers retire and lose a life.
Wounds are retained until that life is lost.
Last dragon standing is the victor.
Additional prizes from the dragon’s shiny hoard will be given to the longest survivor of each dragon class.
Lives are given out as follows:
Hatchlings: Those first authorised at the revel receive 7 lives (ie 6 resurrections)
Fledglings: Those authorised within the past 12 months receive 6 lives
Swamp dragons: Authorised fencers who have not yet achieved academy rank or any other fencing award receive 5 lives.
Night Furies: Free scholars of the Drachenwald Academy of Defence, or holders of similar status from elsewhere receive 4 lives.
Fire Drakes: Provosts of the Drachenwald Academy of Defence, or holders of similar status from elsewhere receive 3 lives.
Great Wyrms: Masters of Defence, holders of the White Scarf and Prefects of the Drachenwald Academy of Defence, or holders of similar status from elsewhere receive 2 lives.
More details of the Rapier Revel itself are here: http://www.thamesreach.org/rapier-revel-22-april-2017/