KGE BLD Announcement: Building Materials

KGE Building and Land Department Announcement

Members of the KGE community,

The Building and Land Department is happy to provide an area on KGE’s property for in game organizations to store their unused building materials. Since the creation of this area the amount of building materials in our area of play has drastically decreased providing a more decorum aesthetic that adds to our role-playing and story. We thank the community for working with us to improve the safety and look of our lands.

As we close out on the 2018 season the BLD staff has noticed that many of the building materials that are being stored have been the same materials that were first transported when we created the storage area. While we are happy that these materials are no longer on field, this area was never created as a permanent storage area.

The BLD department is asking all land caretakers to meet with us before the end of the November 2018 event to assess the building materials that are being stored under your supervision. We wish to know what the plan for said materials are, a timeline for material use, and if the materials are still usable. Much of the materials have started to rot due to being exposed to the elements.

If an organization does not meet with the BLD department by the end of the November 2018 event then the BLD staff will consider the reserved building materials abandoned and they will be disposed of. We will also work with the BOD to schedule an additional dumpster pick up if a large amount of building materials need to be disposed of.

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The current list of stored building materials is as follows:

  • Tuth

    • 2x2’s and Rubbermaid container with tarps

  • Fort Morinar

    • 42 pallets, landscaping timbers, 4 x 4’s, carpeting, and gardening supplies

  • Building and Land Department

    • 4 x6’s, 4 x 8‘s, and plywood

  • Vanari

    • 2x4’s and 2x6’s, futon frame, and pallets

  • Silverleaf

    • Fence sections, long 4x4‘s, and 2x4’s

  • Craig

    • One section of wall made by pallets and concrete footings

  • House Mallard

    • Fireplace bricks

  • Unknown

    • Pellets and disassembled pellet timbers

  • Unknown

    • Pellets and tarp covering concrete footings

  • Chaos

    • Pallets and plastic shelves

If players have any questions they should reach out to the BLD staff via BLD@kanar.org Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone at the next event.


- The BLD Staff


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KGE BLD Announcement: Caretakers

KGE Building and Land Department Announcement

KGE site Caretakers,

The Building and Land Department would like to thank you for volunteering your valuable time to help maintain the lands that we all enjoy. The BLD staff appreciates the volunteer hours that have gone into maintain our structures and the creation of some new ones this season. As we get ready to close out the 2018 season the BLD staff would like to walk all sites that have been issued a caretaker with the person who holds that position before the end of the November 2018 event.

The current list of assigned caretakers is as follows –

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  • Aeracon’s Keep: Tim Schafer

  • Silverleaf: Jake Smith

  • Bein Amar: Eric Thornburgh

  • Claddagh: Jennifer Blair

  • Drunken Duck: Amanda Aquino

  • G’nip’s Shacks: Fred Sher

  • Grove: Allison Fogle

  • Hawkstone Keep: Kaitlin Bereczky

  • Mahala Nar: Robert Hubbard

  • Mallard Camp: Marcus Schwimmer

  • Nothrim: Steve Jones

  • Silvermaple Inn: Wilm Pierson

  • Tribe Land: Russ Fox

  • Everything else: BLDept

If you see something wrong with this list please inform the BLD staff so that we can reach out to the appropriate parties. The BLD staff is also going to get all caretakers to fill out a new caretaker form at these walkthroughs. If any organizations wish to change the caretaker that represents them the BLD staff would like to have that process completed before the end of the November 2018 event.

If a caretaker does not schedule a walk through with the BLD staff before the end of the November 2018 event then this letter will serve as a three month warning which starts the process of reassigning an area of KGE land to a new party or back to the BLD staff. This process is documented in KGE-POL-007.

This season we have seen a large decrease in the use of our already built structures. One of the main goals for the BLD staff, going into the 2019 season, is to work with the player base to find ways to have these areas used more regularly and by more of the player base. We look forward to hearing from all of the caretakers. Please schedule your walkthrough by sending an email to bld@kanar.org

Sincerely,
The BLD Staff


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October 2018 BOD Meeting

Hello everyone,

This is a friendly reminder that the next Board of Directors meeting will be Sunday, October 8th. The deadline for proposal and agenda submissions is Sunday, September 30th.

If you have a proposal or an agenda submission, please send them to secretary@kanar.org or bod@kanar.org before the submission deadline. Late submissions are not guaranteed to make it onto the agenda.

Thank you,
Jacob Smith
Corporate Secretary


Update: Meeting Files

Below you will find the Agenda and minutes for the 2018 October Board of Directors meeting.

Some highlights include; updates to the Standard Operating Procedures and the Code of Conduct, approval for two more port-a-potties to be onsite year round, a request to rent the land by the new Larp Dark Straits has been approved for November 3rd, additionally the 2019 Kanar Event Schedule has been approved and will soon be posted on the events page and our Facebook Page.


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BOD Nominations/Elections

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UPDATE

Good evening everyone.

Your Secretary is here to announce the results of this week's voting. These Director seats will change over at the start of the July Board of Directors meeting.

  • KGE Corporate President: Erich Okonowski
  • KGE Even Year Representative: Russ Fox

Congratulations to the incoming Directors, and I'd like to take a moment to thank Craig Jarvis and Stephen Whitaker for their time on the Board. And thank you to everyone who participated in the voting process.

Adventure well,
Jacob Smith
Corporate Secretary


Hello and happy Wednesday.

Nominations for the opening Board of Directors seats close tomorrow.

The current nominees are as follows:

  • KGE Corporate President
    • Erich O
    • Matt Tatosky
  • KGE Even Year Representative
    • Russ Fox
    • Alyssa Short
    • Marcus Schwimmer
    • Angelo Aquino

Any member wishing to run for election for either of these positions must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Currently hold Veteran Membership status and be a KGE Member in Good Standing (meaning you do not have any outstanding debts or disciplinary actions and have been a member of KGE for at least two full years).
  • Have not been released from any other KGE position due to disciplinary action in the last five years.
  • Have a working telephone number.
  • Have a working e-mail address with access on a daily basis.
  • Have a valid mailing address
  • Have a valid photo identification card recognized by the US Government.

In addition, nominees for the position of KGE President must not hold any other position defined in any SOP approved by KGE.

Nominations for these positions should be sent to either secretary@kanar.org or bod@kanar.org. Nominations will be open until May 31st, with polls opening for the week of June 1st through June 8th.

When the polls do open, veteran members will receive an email sent to the address they have on file with KGE, the one submitted with their most-current Annual Registration Form. This email will contain a link to the ballot, a personalized entry code, and further instructions on filling out the form and the voting method.

Jacob Smith
Corporate Secretary


Market Day

Hello everyone,

On the first Saturday of the weeklong event June 23rd, 2018, we will be having a market day! That means pull out all the old garb you don’t want to wear anymore, dust off that boffer that isn’t in your style, and generally get that clutter out of your life! 

Remember asking for Dollars is called federals and try to keep the conversations as in-game as possible! Protection will be provided by the town guard. See Jistar (Matt Tatosky) or email at mtatosky@gmail.com for details!

Matt Tatosky

Additional details to be announced soon! 

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From the GM & Economics Marshal

Game Master

Please remember to fill out a KGE Inc. Annual Registration Form (ARF) on line for the 2018 season.  It is important that you include your legal First Name, Last Name & Middle Initial as we use this to identify your personal character files. The ARF is also used by KGE Inc. to provide us with the insurance coverage for the group.  To those caught in non-compliance with this rule, you will be asked to leave the field and may suffer disciplinary actions as this violation may hold the club liable.

I would like to take a moment to thank all of you who submitted a resume to the GM 1st for the position of Econ 1st.  After consideration I have chosen Jeremiah Klabis to be the new Econ 1st.  Jeremiah has been performing the task as part of the previous Econ staff and is well suited to take the position over with the minimal amount of transitional period stoppages.  I would also like to thank Kevin Reading and Joe Brescol for stepping up while we were in transition and assisting the staff to maintain the level of service to our customers. In addition we have added Ferd Blackburn to the Econ staff and are still seeking others to help with the position. If interested, please seek out Jeremiah and talk to him. We on the GM staff and its subordinate staff find that face to face conversations yield the best results as communication is key to the success of Kanar.

Thank you,
Tim Schafer - GM 1st

Economics & GM

Economics Marshal

Reminder that players may make one withdrawal from, and one deposit to their Player Bank every event. Eligible players may also make one withdrawal from, and one deposit to a Group or Unit Fund every event.

A friendly reminder from your economic staff. Please check your tag expiration dates regularly. After a tag is expired please turn it in. Using expired tags on the field is cheating. A note on Legacy tags. A legacy tag is a consumable tag that does not have an expiration date. These tags will be honored until they are used. After used they need to be turned in and they will be taken out of circulation.

May Event - Announcements

Friday

Let it be known far and wide that a Conclave of the Knights of Novashan shall be called to order on the evening of the 18th day of the 5th month in the year 1018. Any and all who have business or grievance with any member of the Chivalry are invited to bring forth said matters for council and arbitration. Consideration of Matters Honorbound shall require a member of the Chivalry to act as Champion in Name and Deed.

Sir Morus Silverleaf - Knight of the Thistle
Lord Marshal - Chapter of the Raven Sun

Saturday

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Long time player and member of our community, Toni Huges or Ariana on field, will be getting knighted this event on Saturday. The festivities will begin on Friday with a night of atonement and continue on Saturday with a fighters tournament from 12:00 - 4:00pm and the ceremony itself starting at 4:00 - 6:00pm. 

Chili Cook-Off

Between the tournament and the ceremony, there will be a chili cook-off hosted by house Bein Amar, starting at 6:00 pm. From the organizer "Number one rule is that the majority of the cooking needs to take place in Ilveresh. 5 silver to enter your pot of chili. Various prizes will be awarded for: best tasting, hottest, and most unique. Also, there will be a People’s Choice in which everyone can vote on their favorite dish. In order to sample the chili, a silver per sample is asked. This cook-off will take place between the tournament and knighting ceremony so you may attend all that day! Any questions feel free to talk to Castien! Thanks!"

Due to unique circumstances, the KGE Board of Directors has agreed that: Returning members who wish to attend the May 2018 Kanar event solely to support Squire Ariana Renard D'Castilian, and will only be present on Saturday May 19, 2018 will not have to pay $20 annual KGE dues, will not have to pay the $20 May event fee, however they will need to check in with the GM Staff when they arrive for to receive this and fill out an Annual Registration Form.

Additionally, there may be a photographer present on the field, during Saturday, it is your responsibility to avoid being photographed if desired. However, KGE has a media exclusion list for those who are concerned (this only extends to KGE official media), you can join the list by filling out this form.


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BOD Nominations Open

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Hello everyone.

I'm here to announce that nominations for the following Director seats are now open:

  • KGE Corporate President
  • Even Year Representative

Any member wishing to run for election for either of these positions must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Currently hold Veteran Membership status and be a KGE Member in Good Standing (meaning you do not have any outstanding debts or disciplinary actions and have been a member of KGE for at least two full years).
  • Have not been released from any other KGE position due to disciplinary action in the last five years.
  • Have a working telephone number.
  • Have a working e-mail address with access on a daily basis.
  • Have a valid mailing address
  • Have a valid photo identification card recognized by the US Government.

In addition, nominees for the position of KGE President must not hold any other position defined in any SOP approved by KGE.

Nominations for these positions should be sent to either secretary@kanar.org or bod@kanar.org. Nominations will be open from May 1st through May 31st, with polls opening for the week of June 1st through June 8th.

When the polls open, you will receive an email sent to the email address you have on file with KGE, the one you submitted with your most-current Annual Registration Form. This email will contain a link to the ballot, your personalized entry code, and further instructions on filling out the form and the voting method.

  • KGE Corporate President Nominees:
    • Erich Okonowski
    • Matt Tatosky
  • Even Year Representative Nominees:
    • Stephen Whitaker

Thank you and good afternoon,

Jacob Smith
Corporate Secretary


Photo courtesy of Finn Hackshaw on Unsplash.

Quatermaster Update


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The Quartermaster Staff is seeking donations to help improve organization and available costuming for NPC's. 

Donation Requests

  • Hefty 66-Quart Clear Tote with Latching Lid
  • Hefty 34-Quart Clear Tote with Latching Lid
  • Makeup cakes; various colors, including green
  • Mehron Rigid Collodion/Scarring Liquid
  • Spirit gum
  • Makeup setter
  • Stage blood/fake blood (please no real blood)
  • Armor
  • Ring belts
  • Sterilite 3 drawer organizer
  • Spats and  gaiters
  • Boffer weapons
  • Masks

Things QM will not take

  • Small and extra small size clothes
  • Boots and shoes
  • “New” items without a receipt. Items donated without receipts will be awarded no more than 10xp per item and xp awarded will be at the QM discretion.
  • Anything that will not be an addition to the QM inventory, i.e. torch oil, consumables, water
  • Latex weapons (they are stolen frequently)

QM Work Days

A work day has been scheduled for May 11th.

QM XP

All QM XP awarded at or between events is reported to the CBD before the next character signout deadline. If you have any issues with your XP please contact the QM1 at kanarqm@gmail.com.


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New Rules Clarification Form

In order to provide our players with the most accurate information possible, we have created a new form that they can use to submit questions regarding our Rulebook. Questions which do not have a clearly defined answer in the rulebook text should be submitted via this form, NOT discussed on the Facebook group or with non Playmaster staff members.

If a player asks a question and you cannot quote them the specific passage of rules text that directly answers it, please do not provide them with answers using the caveats, "This is how it worked for me" or "This is how it functioned in the past." In these cases, the Playmaster staff needs to answer the question so that 1) the player can receive an official, correct answer, and 2) we can be aware that players are having difficulty locating or understanding the rules text, so we can clarify it in the book if needed.

Questions submitted via this form may not be answered immediately (we all have day jobs and families), but it is a better alternative than a player being disappointed down the road due to outdated or mis-remembered information. We apologize for any appearance of bureaucracy, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to update and improve our processes, and you're all beautiful people who I look forward to feeding candy.

On Nominations and Voting

Hello everyone.

I'm here to announce that nominations will be opening for the following Director seats on May 1st, 2018:

  • KGE Corporate President
  • Even Year Representative

Any person wishing to run for election for either of these positions must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Currently hold Veteran Membership status and be a KGE Member in Good Standing (meaning you do not have any outstanding debts or disciplinary actions).
  • Have not been released from any other KGE position due to disciplinary action in the last five years.
  • Have a working telephone number.
  • Have a working e-mail address with access on a daily basis.
  • Have a valid mailing address
  • Have a valid photo identification card recognized by the US Government.
  • In addition, nominees for the position of KGE President must not hold any other position defined in any SOP approved by KGE.

Nominations for these positions should be sent to either secretary@kanar.org or bod@kanar.org. Nominations will be open from May 1st through May 31st, with polls opening for the week of June 1st through June 8th.

Remember, Nominations OPEN May 1st, 2018. This is just an advance notification.

Thank you and good evening,
     Jacob Smith
     Corporate Secretary

Membership Survey & Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the first newsletter has been sent! The highlight of this months issue is the Membership Survey from the Player Representatives. They want to hear your voice to better represent you and guide the game in a positive direction.

Better hurry, the cut off date is May 1st for survey answers!

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A Letter from the Secretary

Hello,

Your Corporate Secretary is here with a few announcements and reminders now that the March event is over. First, do not forget to Sign-out. You only have eight (8) days after the end of the event to turn it in, and doing so is how your character grows and lives between adventures in Illveresh. Also, submit your Annual Registration form if you have not done so already. Not turning in your ARF will prevent you from getting a return on your sign-out. If you were a new player, or brought a new player along with you this month, make sure they fill out this good, good form.

Finally, the next Board of Directors meeting is on the horizon. The next meeting is on Sunday, April 8th @ 1PM. If you would like any proposals to make it onto the meeting's agenda, those will need to be submitted on or before Sunday, April 1st. Late submissions may still be accepted, otherwise they will be pushed back to the following meeting.

In summary, the following is a time-line of deadlines and events:

  • Sunday, April 1st - Proposals and Agenda submissions deadline Tuesday,
  • April 3rd - Sign-out deadline Sunday,
  • April 8th - April Board of Directors Meeting Friday,
  • April 27th - Sunday,
  • April 29th - April Kanar Event

Thank you and happy questing,

Jacob Smith, Corporate Secretary

A note from the new Playmaster

Good afternoon,

I would like to take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Leigh Weiler, my character is known on field as Lady Arra. I have been playing kanar for over a decade and have recently been elected by the BOD to be your Play Master 1st. I look forward to working more with our community in this capacity. I would like to give a couple friendly reminders prior to the event in my first “Wall of text” post.

First, please remember that every character needs to have weapons checked with a member of the play master staff every event. We have had people forget a few times in the past. Any PM staff member, CBD 1 (Amanda Aquino) or GM 1 (Tim Schafer) is able to approve weapons for use on field. No one should be checking their own weapons regardless of what position they hold. 

Second, I should introduce you to the 2018 Kanar play master field staff Listed in no particular order, they are: Eric Hitt (Otis), Danny Weiler (Squire Adriel), Jen Blair (Countess Kali), Nick Aquino (Elben), and Matt Ash (Durgan). This is a great group of people capable of answering the vast majority of questions related to our rules; if they arent able to come up with an answer individually, we as a staff will come up with something together. 

Third, please be patient with us. We are undertaking a very large project of sprucing up our rulebook while also tweaking our educational tools. This does take time. We are diligently working to complete these projects and are happy to tell you of our progress.

Almost lastly, if you are a caster and plan on casting spells at an event, please fill one out (or make one of your own) for every class of magic you have. A box will be provided for players to submit completed spell lists. A player must either submit the spell sheet to the box or keep one on them at all times for inspection by a marshal if asked. However, it is recommended to do both for ease and swiftness of processing marshals questions if they arise. Having one on your person will decrease time necessary to complete on the spot questions, if they arise, and having one in the box will decrease the amount of time interrupted your game play time. 

Please follow this link to the download section on our webpage. It will provide you with the pre-made cleric, mage, and bardic spell lists. Please feel free to make your own if you so wish.

Lastly, if you have any questions for us please forward them to the PM1@kanar.org email and either myself or a staff member will return your email. If any clarification is needed, we will post clarifications on here and request they are also posted on the website.

I look forward to a great year and hope we can be of help to you. See you all in just over a week.

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Open PM 1st Position

Hello and happy Thursday

Your Secretary is here with an announcement. From now until March 10th, 2018 we will be accepting applications for the appointment of the following position:

-Playmaster 1st

Applications for this position should be sent to the Secretary or Board of Directors email addresses, secretary@kanar.org and bod@kanar.org respectively. Applications will then be reviewed and the President will schedule interviews with applicants. Approved applicants will then be motioned for discussion and approval at the Board of Directors meeting.

Members desiring to apply for these positions must meet the following general requirements:

  • Currently hold Veteran KGE Membership Status and be a KGE member in Good Standing.
  • Not have been released from any other KGE position due to disciplinary action in the last five years.
  • Have a working telephone number.
  • Have a working e-mail address with access on a daily basis.
  • Have a valid mailing address.
  • Have a valid photo identification card recognized by the US Government.

I'd like to take a moment here at the end of the announcement to thank Nathan Niemi for his years of work as a Playmaster. Many bright-eyed new adventurers have come to the lands of Ilveresh and found their first hours filled with the Niemi Crash Course to Playing KANAR. Thank you Nathan, for fighting valiantly in the parking lot with sharpie in one hand and rulebook in the other.

Jacob Smith
Corporate Secretary


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Winter Feast Fighter Tournament Information

Winter Feast Fighter Tournament Information

Hello fellow Kanar Winter Feast Attendees! For those of you who don't know me, I'm Dan one of the PM staff members known in game as Squire Adriel D'Arrangard. This year, under the supervision of my knight, Milos who is known in game as Lord Sir Miloc Elderhart, I will be helping to organize the fighter tournament at Winter Feast. This post will detail everything you need to know if you wish to watch or participate in the tournament.

1. How do I get into the tournament? The deadline for signing up will be February 3rd by 1:00 pm. We will not take anymore participants after this time unless we have an odd number to start. In this case a last call for ONE more player will be made prior to the tournament starting. I strongly encourage you to sign up prior to February 3rd if possible. 

2. When will the tournament begin? We will start fighting AT 2:30 pm on the day of feast (February 3rd). From my experience trying to sign up everyone up to the minute prior to the start of tournament and have it run on time (before dinner and other announcements/festivities) is very difficult. Therefore, signing up before hand and a strict time frame is a must. I would like all participants to gather around 2:15 pm near the front door but you MUST be there by 2:30 pm

3. What are the rules? We will have 3 bouts per pair per round (1 pair fights 3 times. 2 out of 3 wins will win the round). We will follow kings rules. Kings rules will be fully explained during/prior to fighting but here are the basics. Hit in the arm? Lose use of that arm. Hit in the leg? Lose use of that leg. Hit in the torso? You lose that bout. HEAD SHOTS WILL NOT COUNT. The marshal(s) have final say over what strikes count and do not count

4. Can I win using honor points? No. There will be no honor points in this tournament. What are honor points? It doesn't really matter because we aren't using them. Essentially you get them for doing honorable things...matching your opponents weapons, choosing to lose an arm when you take one of theirs, etc. While I encourage some honor, such as using a similar weapon(s) to your opponent, it is not required. However, it makes it a little more interesting and fair to fight similar length weapons instead of one player using a dagger and another using a spear and other combinations like that. Again I want to stress you DO NOT have to fight with a weapon you don't like.

5. "I can't be there by 2:30 and ready to fight, can I still fight?" No. Sorry, we have a timeline to keep this year and you won't fight if you are not there by 2:30.

6. How will opponents be paired up? Pairs will be picked at random. Each name will be called twice and only twice waiting only a minute or two between calls. If the player does not show up they forfeit and are out of the tournament. 

7. Will weapons be provided? No. Bring your OWN weapons or borrow some from a friend. Weapons WILL NOT be provided for this tournament. Weapons MUST be Kanar safe/legal to be used and WILL be checked prior to a bout beginning. Any weapons that do not pass the safety inspection will not be allowed to be used and the player is responsible for finding his/her own replacement weapon. 

8. Where will we be fighting? The tournament will be held OUTSIDE so please dress appropriately. You may wait inside while each bout is taking place but all fighting will occur outside of the building regardless of weather.

9. What if a round has an odd number of players? For a round with an odd number of players (the only exception being a final round) a name will be selected at random to get a by for that round. If there is 3 players in the final round they will fight in a round robin style fight where everyone fights everyone. The player with the least wins will be eliminated and the final two will face off for the title of tournament champion.

10. What about game mechanics? Game mechanics are off for the tournament so there will be no damage called, spells cast, items used, etc. This is simply a kings rules fighter tournament. 

11. How do I know if I hit the other player? Players will be expected to call their own hits against themselves. In the event that a player(s) do not appear to be taking hits appropriately, the marshal(s) reserve the right to call a hit for a player. Furthermore, the marshal(s) reserve the right to disqualify/remove ANY participant(s) that they feel are cheating, not taking hits, not following the rules, showing poor sportsmanship, etc. THE MARSHAL(S) RULINGS ARE FINAL. 

12. Will there be a price to enter/is there a price for winning? Yes and yes. The entry fee will be 5 silver per combatant. I encourage sponsorship as well. If you can't afford it and wish to seek a sponsor to pay for your entry fee go for it! if you want to sponsor someone to fight in the tourney, go for it!. 3 silver will go into a pot that the victor will take home. The remaining 2 silver will go to the crown to fund things such as town guard. (There may be other prizes thrown in for the winner depending on donations from vendors/other players/characters but at the very least there will be a prize of silver from the entry fees that will be announced prior to the start of the tourney)

If you want to sign up respond to the post on the Facebook event in the "sign up here" comment with your Mundane name (real life name) and your character's name or find Dan Weiler at the venue BEFORE 1:00 PM on February 3rd. If you have questions about the tournament please contact Dan.